Kays article

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 26 August 2011

Lots going on again this fortnight with people all over the place with holidays and such like and this brings in people on their holidays who come to see what the Hartlepool folk clubs are like. Over at the Foggy Furze folk Club, held in the Atheneum Club in Church Street, Hartlepool, we’ve had lots of visitors over the last few weeks from Scotland and the East Midlands, one of whom is so good we’re giving him a spot next Tuesday, 30 August 2011.  His name is Brian Lewis and he has an excellent folk repertoire with a lovely baritone/bass voice and a skilled hand on the guitar.  Get yourself along, it’s pure velvet and an extra treat.

The band playing in our usual monthly spot is On the Edge, playing on 13 September 2011.  They’re really practising hard, they tell us, so should be a session with an eclectic mix of sounds, rounding up with a foot-stomping finish.

Don’t forget there’ll be music on over at the Fisherman’s Arms this weekend as an accompaniment to their Second Beer Festival.  They’ve got loads of different cask ales and, I’m reliably informed, even two cask ciders.  Could be a lot of sore heads this weekend. So much to see and do, you won’t know where to turn.  Don’t forget it’s only £1 on a singaround night at the FFFC and £2 for a guest night.  Keep in touch on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or get in touch with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  I’ll look forward to hearing from you.


Kays article 12/08/11

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 12 August 2011

What a great time we’ve had this week listening to Cliff Healey at the Foggy Furze Folk Club down at the Athenaeum Club in Church Street, Hartlepool.  Loads of songs, well loved and rarely heard, Cliff is just so listenable. (note from Ian F, Well done Cliff, your performance was top draw.)

Our next guests will be On The Edge and they  are a very rhythmic local band who will appear on 13 September 2011 so get in to see them and catch them while you can for only £2. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Today would usually be a Headland Folk Club Night but it’s on its summer break during August and shall return next month.  Barrie Archer shall be in house again at the Cosmopolitan at that time to help you entertain each other.  We’ll keep you posted through this column of course.

Skyran hosted a cracking evening over at the woodcutter in Kingsley Avenue last week; they’re regularly supported by some of the best local singers and musicians so next time we let you know, get along and have fun with them.

And over at the Nursery, the Pools Folk and Acoustic Club keep plugging on there.  They always have a fun time.


If you want to keep in touch with what’s happening locally, you can check out the FFFC website at www.foggyfurzefolkclub.com or get in touch with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.comRemember, on £1 on a singaround on £2 on a guest night


Weekly News 09/08/11

We had a wonderful superb performance from our very own Cliff Healey. The man in black was in very fine form as he ran through a new set of songs most of which we had not heard before which made for a smashing night. Well done Cliff, I am Already looking forward to the next time. If you enjoy folk and acoustic music  Join us next week on Tuesday at the Athenaeum for a sing around.  kick off at 8 30.