Kay’s article 10/03/17

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 10 March 2017
So much going on over the next couple of weeks, lots to talk about.
At the Nursery, the newly fledged ‘Too Much Make Up and the Nancy Brothers’ are practising like mad for the 17th, when they shall be performing Irish and other tunes to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. They do their practice sessions usually in the Nursery on a Monday night at the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club evenings from 8.00 pm.

At the Foggy Furze Folk Club there’s a regular dash of the green most Tuesdays but a lot of our members are busy performing in other clubs on St Patrick’s Day. One club member also performs with Hartlepool Ukulele Group (HUG) who are performing at the Club House on Seaton Carew Caravan Park in Queen Street, Seaton Carew. Tickets £2,50 and profits towards the Hospice. All for a good cause.

And the Headland Folk Club, held in the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk, Hartlepool, are hosting a St Patrick’s Day-themed evening for your entertainment or even joining in. This is, actually, on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2017.

So there’s plenty going on around and about the folk scene these next two weeks. Just get yourself involved. It’s great fun.

You can catch up with this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or chat with me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.co.uk. Remember, The Foggy Furze Folk Club meets each Tuesday from 8.00 pm, it’s a £1 to get in for a singaround and we have a policy of more songs for your pound. As entertainment goes, it’s not bad value.

Kays article and newsround up 18/11/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 18 November 2016

So how did you get on with that instrument you got last Christmas?  Still in the box?  Have you learned those first few chords?  Why not give it an airing at one of your local folk clubs and feel proud of yourself for having achieved something this year.

There are at least three venues in Hartlepool for you to visit and show off your new-found skills:-  The Foggy Furze Folk Club, Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club and the Headland Folk Club.

The Headland Folk Club meets fortnightly on a Friday and is open tonight at the Duke of Cleveland on Church Walk, Headland, Hartlepool.  This club is run by Paul O’Neill and starts at 8.00 pm.

Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club meets each Monday in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool from 8.00 pm till close and is hosted by Yorkie Gibson.

The Foggy Furze Folk Club meets in the Causeway Inn on Stranton, Hartlepool, each Tuesday at 8.00 pm and the writer, Kay De ‘Ath is your welcomer.  The next guest at the Foggy Furze Folk Club will be Rebekah Findlay and Friends on 13 December 2016.

Rebekah and her friends are established performers, having been to all of the local clubs at some point, and she did perform at the Folk Festival back in October.  She plays violin and guitar (though not at the same time).

Each of the clubs accept £1 entry which usually goes towards either special nights of interest (such as a Christmas buffet) or paying for a guest performer through the year.  Why not come and join in the fun?  Every Tuesday from 8.00, the Causeway Inn, only £1 for a regular singaround night and rarely more than £2 on a guest night.  Contact me on Kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this blog again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

Kays Article and News round 02/12/2015

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 4 December 2015

 

There’s a meeting of the Headland Folk Club over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland this evening.  Their last meeting of the year is to be on 18 December 2015.  The next date after that is open to disccusssion at the moment so please look on their facebook page for further information.  I’m sure Paul and Barrie will keep you updated once they work it out.

At the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Yorkie is looking forward to introducing you to Serious Sam Barrett for the Christmas party evening for Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club.  That’s to be on 21 December 2015, ticket price to be advised.  However, before then you’ve got two weeks to come and enjoy the ambience of a Monday evening singaround session.

In the Causeway in Stranton, we’re looking forward to a seasonal visit from Just Us Kitchy Retro on 15 December 2015 and the regulars from the Foggy Furze Folk Club will be hosting a Christmas carol singalong on Tuesday, 23 December 2015, to start the festive proceedings.  Can’t wait.

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  At the Foggy Furze Folk Club, it’s £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.  We start at 8.00 pm each Tuesday and look forward to seeing you.

Kays article and weekly news around

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 20 November 2015

So, what to talk about? All over town, musicians are starting to seriously get to grips with their Christmas repertoire, determined to give of their best.

Over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland this evening you can join the Headland Folk Club in their regular fortnightly get together when Paul or Barrie will co-ordinate the evening. Their next club evening after tonight will be 4 December 2015.

And in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, the Pools Folk and Acoustic Club will be pleased to see you on any Monday you choose to visit. They are proud to boast that they are open on any Monday, even a Bank Holiday Monday so that could be worth noting for 28 December 2015 and 4 January 2016. Yorkie will be there to oversee the gathering.

Call in at the Causeway Inn in Stranton any Tuesday and you have the option of enjoying an evening with the members of the Foggy Furze Folk Club. And if you’re in the Causeway on 23 December 2015, there’s to be a carol/Christmas song service to initiate the Yuletide celebrations for the locals.

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing. At the Foggy Furze Folk Club, it’s £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night. You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com. We start at 8.00 pm each Tuesday and look forward to seeing you.

Kays article 04/11/2015

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 6 November 2015

Now the folk festival is over (have you got your tickets for next year? 21 to 23 October 2016) things are going to be a bit quiet on the folk front until the Christmas season.

It’s a good time to find out about our local clubs and what happens in them.  Were there any instruments that caught your eye at the festival?  Will you be putting a new guitar or uke on the list for Santa?

There are lots of places you can go to learn to play instruments within the town but once you feel performance ready, then where do you go?    Well, in Hartlepool we’re lucky enough to have several options.  Every other Friday (next meeting is next Friday, 13 November 2015) you can attend at the Pot House for the Headland Folk Club, run by Paul and Barrie.                                                         And every Monday you can visit the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool, and attend at Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club where Yorkie will be pleased to host the evening.

And each Tuesday you’re welcome in the Causeway Inn in Stranton, Hartlepool to meet with the Foggy Furze Folk Club for their weekly get together.  This is hosted by Kay De ‘Ath.

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  At the Foggy Furze Folk Club, it’s £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.  We start at 8.00 pm each Tuesday and look forward to seeing you.

kays article 31/07/2015

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 31 July 2015

Is everyone enjoying the unseasonable cold snap. Hm, thought not.
Over at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, now held at the Causeway Inn, Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QT, each Tuesday evening from 8.00 pm, we’re looking forward to being entertained by Peter and Beth Aveyard, who were unable to attend last December. Peter’s an able entertainer in his own right but Beth has the voice of an angel and just takes the whole evening to another level. Very well worth anyone’s £2 entry fee for the evening. Peter and Beth will be visiting on 11 August 2015, can’t wait to see them.

Until then, we’re quite happy to entertain ourselves over at the FFFC and would be happy if you joined us.

There’s also an evening of singing over with the Headland Folk Club this evening, Friday, 31 July 2015, at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland. Paul O’Neill is your host.

And every Monday evening Yorkie hosts the Pools Folk and Acoustic Club at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool from about 8.30.

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. If you just want to listen, we’ll move along the bench so you can join in with us. You can keep up with the FFFC goings on at www.foggyfurzefolk.com or chat to me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.