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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 26 June 2015

So what’s to do folk-wise in Hartlepool now we’ve got these long summer evenings?

Well, over at the Causeway in Stranton, every Tuesday evening, the Foggy Furze Folk Club meets up for an evening of music, songs and chat over a pint or two of specially selected ales. The club is friendly and welcoming with visitors coming in from around the area. It’s only £1 entry and £2 on a guest night.

On the headland, the Headland Folk Club runs every other week. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, 3 July 2015 and it is held at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk and is hosted by Paul O’Neill.

And each Monday at the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, there is the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club, hosted by Yorkie Gibson, from 8.30 onwards. This is preceded by the drum club from 7.00 to 8.15-ish so if you attend both sessions, you’ll be very relaxed by the end of the evening. Again, there is a selected menu of ales to suit every palate.

Over at the FFFC we welcome new folks and you don’t have to play an instrument to be able to join in. You can be a listener as easily as be a participant. We start every Tuesday at 8.00 o’clock. Something you want to get in touch about? Why not contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com. You’re always made welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

friend of folk

Neil Cardwell on June 4, 2015 at 4:14 pm said: Edit
Hi there. Although I realise that this event is not actually taking place in the North East I’m hoping that it would be of interest to people in that area. I’m hoping to organise a canal boat trip for people interested in performing and listening to live acoustic music in relaxed singaround/session type informal gatherings. The trip will be taking place in September going around the Leicester ring. I am wondering if you could possibly help me by circulating the following information? I have included this as part of this email and as an A4 Microsoft Word attachment. Hopefully I will be organising some more trips of a similar ilk in 2016 so if anyone would like to be included on an email list please ask them to get in touch. Thanks in anticipation Neil

Folk Afloat Reborn

You may have heard of the legendary folkie boat trips that gained fame cruising on the Leeds Liverpool Canal in the late 1990’s. Well, they are back, but with a different boat in a different, but equally beautiful, part of England!

The 2015 Revival of Folk Afloat will be a relaxing two week cruise around the wonderful Leicester Ring aboard a traditional narrowboat. The varied route taking in parts of the Oxford Canal, the Grand Union Leicester Line, the River Soar, a short section of the River Trent, part of the Trent & Mersey Canal, and the Coventry Canal. The route includes five tunnels, several aqueducts, and numerous locks. Crewing the boat will be communal with full instruction and advice provided by a very experienced commercial narrowboat skipper.

The boat will travel through countryside that is stunning, but of equal interest will be the opportunity to visit Leicester, Coventry, Loughborough, Rugby, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Burton, Market Harborough, Braunston, Fradley and Fazeley. The boat will also pass through the outskirts of Nottingham and Derby.

Each evening the boat will moor up close to a welcoming canalside hostelry where we will enjoy a delightful session of music and song in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The venues for the sessions are to be confirmed.

Food for all meals, inc full breakfast, lunch and the majority of evening meals is provided for on a communal catering basis.

Total cost including
Boat Hire for TWO WEEKS and Food is
Only £350 per person

18th September – 2nd October 2015

For further details contact
Neil Cardwell 07887 607008
Or Email cneil727@yahoo.com

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Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 5 June 2015

Summertime, and the music is lovely.

Reports back from the Headland Folk Club are that the new venue is a beauty to behold so get yourselves down there tonight at the Duke of Cleveland, Church Walk on the headland. No expense has been spared on the revamp of the building and it’s well worth checking it out. Paul and Barrie will be there to welcome you and lead you through the evening.

Over at the Nursery, the regular Monday night session of Pools Folk and Acoustic Club is ongoing, hosted by Yorkie Gibson. Lots of instruments playing lots of foot-tapping stuff.

And at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, hosted by Kay de ‘Ath, over at the Causeway in Stranton, Hartlepool, there’s a welcoming group just waiting for you to join them in singing your cares away.

For all sessions, there’s no obligation to sing if you don’t want to. An audience is always appreciated. Remember that new instrument you got for Christmas? Why not take it for an outing to one of the local clubs? There’s always room for a new performer. You’ll be welcome whichever you choose.