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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 28 March 2014

 

Well, I hope you’re ready.  Just two weeks today, Friday, 11 April 2014 sees the beginning of the Hartlepool Folk Festival, based on the Headland.  The whole event kicks off at 5.00 at the Cosmopolitan when tickets purchased can be collected and you can sign in and listen or (shock, horror) join in the songs and tunes that get the event underway.

For tickets and to view the programme please visit www.theyounguns.co.uk/festival or telephone 07581 550 903.

Artists performing include Ciaran Algar and Greg Russell, Radio 2 Horizon Award winners 2014, The Wilsons, Brasy from Poland, The Bailey Sisters, Mrs Trevor’s Deep Freeze Secrets, Hartlepool’s own The Young ‘Uns and lots of participants from local folk clubs such as Steve Dawes and Helen Pitt, Dogwatch, The Mad Hatters and Fiddlyn Man Doris to name but a few.

You have two weeks to brush up your folkie credentials and get ready by visiting the local clubs:- Mondays is Pools Folk and Acoustic Club in The Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool; Tuesday is the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held in the Athanaeum Club, Church Street, Hartlepool;  the next session of The Headland Folk Club is held on Friday, 4 April 2014 at the Harbour of Refuge (Pot House).

If you want further information regarding any of the above, you can stay in touch using www.foggyfurzefolk,com or, alternatively, get in touch with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  Over at the FFFC it’s £1 now till mid-May.

 

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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 14 March 2014

It’s that wonderful weekend in March when we all go mad for stout and hooligan music, a kind of Bachannalia which falls just before the spring equinox.

There’s plenty of opportunity to stretch your lungs to a lot of favourite songs with a green tinge over the next few days.  At the McOrville in Elwick, the Mad Hatters have their first St Pat’s gig on Saturday, 15 March 2014.

On Monday, 17 March 2014, over at the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, the same Mad Hatters, with their musical muscles fully pumped up, shall regale you once again, this time on St Patrick’s Day itself.

And over at the Fisherman’s Arms, Southgate on the headland, also on Monday, Jonny Mohun will be presenting an evening of Jake Thackeray songs.  Having heard Jonny perform, the writer can confirm it is an evening which will be filled with comedic timing par excellence.

On Tuesday, over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held at the Athanaeum Club, Church Street, Hartlepool, they play host to the touring pair, Steve and Kristi Nebel, visiting from the States.  They are an excellent example of American folk music, presenting well written songs in a fluent manner.  Only £2 entry for a great night’s entertainment.

Headland Folk Club meets at the Pot House Friday, 21st March with Barrie Archer presiding.

If you want further information regarding any of the above, you can stay in touch using www.foggyfurzefolk,com or, alternatively, get in touch with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  It’ll be good to hear from you.  Over at the FFFC it’s £1 on a singaround night and £2 for a guest night.

 

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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 28 February 2014

 

Well folkies, there’s a fab new album for your delectation and delight – ‘Never Forget’ by the Young Uns.

Arrangements for the Headland Folk Festival are coming along well.  One of the big features will be the duo who won BBC Young Folk Award 2013 on Radio 2’s folk awards last week, Ciaran Algar and Greg Russell.  We’d love to have them at the FFFC but they’re well out of our price range.  Catch them while you can.

Over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held at the Athanaeum Club, Church Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7DH each Tuesday at 8.00 pm, our next guests will be Steve and Kristi Nebel, in town on their UK tour.  An excellent duo and she has the most lovely voice.  Well worth anyone’s £2.  They have a few CD’s for sale, well worth a listen.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for any local Paddy’s Night celebrations.  The Mad Hatters are on at the McOrville in Elwick on Saturday, 15 March 2014, followed by an outing to the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, on the actual night, 17 March 2104.  Tickets for these events to be obtained from the public house in question.

Barrie Archer still over at the Headland, Pot House, next night is Friday, 7 March 2014.

Why not let us know which bit of the Headland Folk Festival you’re most looking forward to.  You can keep up with what’s happening on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or get in touch on kay.death@yahoo.co.uk .  Remember, at the FFFC it’s only charge £1 entry on a singaround night, or £2 for a guest night.  You’ll be welcome.