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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 29 August 2014

Learning a new instrument? Why not come along to one of your local folk clubs and find out how to go about your first steps in performance?  Over at the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, each Monday they have a drum club from about 6.30 pm.  After a good knockabout, the attendees change and the regular music club, Pools Folk and Acoustic Club, begins about 8.30.  New players, singers and audience members are always welcome,

Each Tuesday evening, over at the Causeway in Stranton, Hartlepool, there takes place a singaround at the Foggy Furze Folk Club.  Only £1 in (price still the same as before the recession) we aim to have more songs per £1 but there’s still plenty of craic.

One of the local folk bands, The Mad Hatters, will take part in the re-run of the entertainment for the raft race over on the headland on Sunday, 7 September 2014.  There will also be other bands from different genres so you’re bound to find something you like to listen to.

Over at the FFFC, we’ll make you welcome.  It’s only £1 entry on a singaround night, £2 on a guest night.  Stay in touch on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

NB: Not sure how many words are involved, hope there is enough.  Not quite got to grips with new computer!

Kays article and weekly news 15/08/2014

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 15 August 2014

There are so many folk festivals on in August that it’s a wonder there’s any folkies left in Hartlepool but we manage to resist the allure of places like Whitby (begins this week) and Wadebridge and Shrewsbury (begin next week) to bring you local folk.
Each Monday there is a drumming group held at the Nursery Inn (their float came second in the carnival last weekend) and this is followed by Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club from 8.30 to late, hosted by Yorkie Gibson. Both are weekly events.
The Foggy Furze Folk Club meets each Tuesday at the Causeway in Stranton from 8.00 pm to late. On ordinary club nights we charge £1 entry (which pays for occasional guests) and on guest nights it’s most often £2 entry. Kay De ‘Ath is the host at this club each week and looks forward to welcoming you.

There is regularly live music on over at the Fisherman’s Arms, Southgate on the Headland where Steve and Mandy have blues and open mic nights and the occasional guest and sometimes Fish Rock.

And, of course, we have the Headland Folk Club meeting at the Pot House every other Friday (next meeting on 22 August 2014) where Barrie Archer is your host.

You can keep up with what’s going on by getting onto 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. Go on, get yourself along, it’s the holidays