Kay’s article and weekly news 18/11/11

Article, Friday, 18 November 2011, Foggy Furze Folk Club

If you’ve been to the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held at the Atheneum Club in Church Street, Hartlepool, over the last two weeks, you’ll know how much fun we’ve been having.  A week gone Tuesday we were well entertained by Trev Reed with a wonderful mix of traditional, modern, comedic and downright heart-wrenching music, peppered with some silly but funny jokes.

This week we were visited by a lot of old friends and the night turned skittish and giggly but all in all it was good, clean fun.

Our next guest night at the FFFC is Tuesday, 13 December 2011.

The Headland Folk Club takes place tonight at the Cosmopolitan and your MC Barrie Archer will be there to greet you for the evening.  It’s been decided that another Irish night will be the form at some point before Christmas so we’ll keep you up to date about when that will be.

Skyran are hosting an open-mike night over at the Woodcutter next Saturday, 26 November 2011 and you’re invited to join them for what promises to be a lovely evening.  They’re becoming quite good at hosting these events and they’re always fun so get yourself there.

All the local clubs are sorting out their entertainments for Christmas, the Nursery, the FFFC and Skyran among them so we’ll keep you updated on those events.  If you want an excellent evening’s entertainment it’ll only cost you an inflation-busting £1 on a singaround night or £2 on a guest evening.  If you want to get in touch, you can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.


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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 4 November 2011


Lots going on in your locality this last fortnight and for the next two weeks.  Up at the Atheneum in Church Street, the home of the Foggy Furze Folk Club, we’ve had a lovely couple of weeks with loads of great music, had an informal ‘workshop’ evening and are now looking forward to being entertained next week by Trev Reed of of the folk group  Few Broth with lots of lovely folkie tunes and some excellent guitar work.  Trev plays on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 and it’s only £2 for a great night’s entertainment over at the FFFC.

Over at the Headland Folk Club tonight, in the Cosmopolitan, we’re going to have a bit of a shindig with loads of tunes in either D or G.  If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the diddly, diddly music to which you can tap your feet.

In the Nursery they’ve been having good nights one after the other with an open mike night a couple of Saturdays ago and a fun evening for Hallowe’en last Monday with local bands, raffles and lovely food laid on.  Thanks, guys, you’re doing a cracking job.


Everyone is now practising like mad all their songs for Christmas so you’re guaranteed a treat once the season kicks in.


So, pop down to your local folk club and see how it goes.  At the FFFC you only pay £1 on a singaround night or £2 for a guest night.  You know you’ll be made welcome, so why not pop across and watch Trev Reed