Kays article 13/01/2017

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 13 January 2017…..

Now we’re all back at work and the holidays are over we need a way to occupy ourselves till the next major holiday season at Easter time.

You could do worse than take yourself out to one of the local folk clubs on a mid-week evening.  The company are musically minded and the atmostphere is cheerful.

Take the Pool Folk and Acoustic Music Club.  Over at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool, a lot of the regulars play several instruments and they all join in with gusto if you need support in your efforts.

In the Foggy Furze Folk club, we’re not averse to verse or self-penned songs.  Lots of contributors sing a capella, plenty create their own arrangements.  We have some very creative people among our number and you never know what’s next in the playing order.  We meet in the Causeway each Tuesday from 8.00 pm onwards.

And over at the Duke of Cleveland on Church Walk on the headland, the Headland Folk Club meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.  There’s a great mix of traditional and singaround staple songs with some instrumental interludes to help you get your weekend started with a bang.

The FFFC meets every Tuesday in the CAUSEWAY INN from 8.00 and it’s only £1 in for a singaround or £2 on most guest nights.  You can reach me on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or at kay@foggyfurzefolk.com

Kays article 30/12/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 30 December 2016

Your musical New Year’s Resolution starts NOW.  Deadlines are 2nd, 3rd and 6th.  Come on, you’ve got a tune to learn.

Your next opening is Monday, 2 January 2017 over at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool for the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club.  Remember there’s drum practice prior to the folk club meeting so you can do both if you want from 7.00-ish or from about 8.30-ish if you just want to do folk.  They’re open each Monday and always welcoming.  Their room is self-contained and there’s real ale on draught.

Over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, meeting in the Causeway in Stranton, Hartlepool, each Tuesday from 8.00 pm we welcome all visitors, whether they want to sing, play or just enjoy the evening and support the singers and players.  We’re a small, enthusiastic club with musicians of varying skill on a variety of instruments and we make an interesting noise.  It’s always improved by more voices and our next meeting is Tuesday, 3 January 2017.  Their room is also self-contained and there are several draught ales on tap (can you see a theme here?).

From Friday, 6 January 2017, the Headland Folk Club begin their new pattern of first and third Friday of the month to make things easier for folks to calculate when the next club night is.  They meet over at the Duke of Clarence in Church Walk, Hartlepool, on the Headland.  They have a lovely club room, self-contained, with beer on in the bar.

It has to be said that folk clubs usually only seem to flourish where there is proper good beer in the pipes.  It’s a folk thing.

You can read this article again at www.foggyfurzefolk.com or chat to me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  The FFFC charges £1 for a singaround or £2 for a guest night and you’re welcome every Tuesday.  Why not come along?  We’ll see you there.