Things are going nicely at the foggy furze folk club, last week was a brill sing around, next week we have Cliff Healey doing a hot spot after the beer break. Anyone who has not heard Cliff has missed something, for those who have please come along and fill the room for this consummate folk/country performer. Tuesday at 8 30 at the Travellers Rest on the A689 Hartlepool. All welcome.
the visit of Donal O’Conner from Ireland was all we had hoped from this consummate folk song writer singer and excellent guitar player. This was a second visit from Donal and he was excellent, I cant say enough about the performance and the manner of this gentle Irish man. We look forward to seeing him again in a couple of years time when this wandering minstrel next visit our area. Next week is a sing around, please come along and join the folk at the travellers rest on Tuesday night starting at 8 30, your sure of a friendly welcome.
This week Madeleine did her 15mins of fame spot and its true to say her hard work and practice and choice of songs was all worth while, she delivered a performance that will be remembered for a long time by all who were there supporting her, and that was a lot of folk who gave her a deserved ovation at the end. The smiles on the faces of all the folk said it all.
This week our friend and member of the club Harry Cosgrove passed away. We send Joan our deepest condolence on her sad loss.
Harry was famous for his wit, his timing and the songs he wrote. He was partial to adding a verse or two to some of our favourite songs such as Boswells “but its mine” his most famous song was “grandad” all about his grand children who he worshipped along with his sons and daughter in laws. Eric Boggle wrote a song about Bob Dylan that Harry would sing by request over and over again that never failed to make us laugh due to Harry’s brilliant sense of timing. He was also a gifted artist and he drew the sketch at the entrance to the folk club to make folk who visit us feel welcome. Harry will be missed by all who knew him..R.I.P