Kay’s article

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 29 July 2011

Folk season is in full swing now with festivals cropping up all over the place.  In the next two or three weeks you can visit Staithes or Saltburn, Wantage, Cambridge or Cropredy and any number of other towns far and wide and catch the folkies at play.  It’s all just fun in the sun.

If you want a preview of what Saltburn Festival has to offer, we’re playing host to Cliff Healey on Tuesday, 9th August 2011.  Cliff does folk and country with equal aplomb and his laid back style and superior technique will have you cheering.  A lovely singer with lovely songs, so get along with your £2 to see him at the Foggy Furze Folk Club in the Athenaeum in Church Street, Hartlepool.

Tonight is the Headland Folk Club night over at the Cosmopolitan and Barrie will be there to welcome you in as your host.  Get in early for a seat and enjoy a bit of craic before it all starts.

The Nursery still plays host to the Hartlepool Folk and Acoustic Club each Monday and they’re enjoying themselves, just a-picking and a-grinning.  Why not go and join them.


Skyran are hosting one of their great evenings over at the Woodcutter in Kingsley Avenue on Saturday, 6 August 2011 so get along there and help them celebrate their evening as well.

You’ve got lots to do, all over town so we’d best let you get started on it.  Don’t forget, FFFC is £1 for singarounds, £2 for guest nights.  You can get in touch through our website at www.foggyfurzefolk.com or chat with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  And you’re always welcome in a folk club.


Kay’s article and weekly news 12/07/11

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 15 July 2011


Hope you’ve got loads of get up and go cos there’s so much going on in Hartlepool you’re going to need it.

Over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, we were roundly entertained by 2/3 of the Monkey Moonshine Band.  Whilst it was a different set to that planned, they carried it off with aplomb and carried the audience with them.  Might be worth considering doing that set more often – it certainly had everyone joining in.

The next guest to be at the FFFC is to be Cliff Healey who will play on Tuesday, 9 August 2011.

The Headland Folk Club is on this Friday, over at the Cosmopolitan.  It was a great evening last time so come along and help it repeat  itself.  You’re always made welcome.

Now the Nursery Inn isn’t open this Monday, 18th, but is back online on Monday, 25 July 2011 so get down there and enjoy a great night.

Skyran are next taking part in an event in support of Hartlepool & District Hospice on Saturday, 23 July 2011.  This is supported by Hornseys and Surfside over on the promenade at Seaton Carew and a further guest is J B Butterfield.

So don’t forget, fun down at the FFFC in the Atheneum Club in Church Street every week at 8.30 pm, only £1 on a singaround night, £2 for a guest night.  Performers and visitors always welcome.



weekly news 5/07/11

We had a visit from Whitley Bay folk club this week and the mixture of talents and instruments which included pipes,harmonica, guitar, accordions, Bodhran, and a one string thing brough along by John promoted an excellent sing around and new friendships were made. We intend to visit Whitley Bay in September for a re run at their club. Thank for bringing the gang to Foggy Furze, we enjoyed it immensely. Next week we have local folk outfit Monkey Moonshine, a smashing outfit very pleasing on the ear who do a variety of genre including trad folk, contemporary folk, blues, country and no doubt a slice of pop, we are looking forward to what Yorkie, Brian Gerard and Diane have to serve up. come along and support live folk music at the Athenaeum on Tuesday 12 July , see you there.