Kays article and news a round March 3. 2017

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 24 February 2017

Over at the Nursery Inn, they’re having a grand time on a Monday evening in Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club. Don’t forget they’re preceded by the drum club so you can drum out all of your frustrations and be totally chilled, ready to join in at 8.00 pm each Monday. That’s in Hopps Street, Hartlepool. On 17 March 2017, the Nursery plays host to ‘Too Much Make-Up and the Nancy Boys’, entry is free. Something to look forward to.

In the Causeway in Stranton, the Foggy Furze is having a great time and looking forward to their summer programme for the second year running. Details to come in the next weeks, just to keep you on tenterhooks. In the interim, we entertain ourselves with new tunes and singalongs in full voice.

There’s a great evening planned along at the Headland Folk Club next Friday, 3 March 2017, when they are joined by the lovely Rebekah Findley and Lee Huck. That’s over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland. Rebekah recently played at the Foggy Furze Folk Club and she was her usual amazing self. Virtuoso violin, folk credentials second to none, this singer/songwriter is worth the money you pay at the door. Don’t forget, that’s next Friday, 3rd.

Catch me on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or at kay@foggyfurzefolk.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kays article 11/02/2017

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 10 February 2017

There’s a new band in the Nusery Inn on a Monday, not sure of the name but it’s an all-boy band with cajon, bass, lead guitar and banjo.  Might be worth you popping in for a visit just to check them out, see if you fancy the style.  That’s each Monday in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool, TS26 8RA from 8.00 pm.

In the Causeway in Stranton, the Foggy Furze Folk Club are settling into the front room and enjoying the new ambience.  It’s a really lovely room and well worth a visit.  We’re there every Tuesday from 8.00 till late so please pop along, you’re welcome.                 The next meeting of the Headland Folk Club is over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the Headland on 17 February 2017.  They’re really having a lot of fun there and you’re missing out if you don’t go.

The FFFC meets every Tuesday in the Causeway, in Stranton 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 Feb 03, 2017

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 27 January 2017

It’s a time of restlessness, another club is on the move.  However, the Foggy Furze Folk Club is only moving to the room next door for a spell so it’s still meeting at the Causeway in Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QT, each Tuesday at 8.00 pm.

Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club is meeting each Monday at the Nursery Inn in Hopps Street, Hartlepool, TS26 8RA, with various combinations of personnel and instruments at any one time it’s a constantly different sound.

At the FFFC there’s a mix of styles and delivery, whether it’s a piece of prose from the likes of Marriott Edgar or, this week, some seasonal Robert Burns tunes or, if you can work one out, a tune to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  I’m sure there’s a song about that.  And our new room is lovely.  Stylish and spacious with a little room for more visitors.

The Headland Folk Club won’t meet now until next Friday, 3 February 2017, from 8.00 pm over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the Headland, TS24 0ND.  Their guest on this evening will be a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Tony Wilson.

The FFFC meets every Tuesday 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 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.

kays article and news around 2/12/16

Folk classic performer Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 2 December 2016

alert.  Ed Pickford will be on at the Headland Folk Club this evening in their regular session over at the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk, Hartlepool.  Paul will be there to greet you and, for future reference, he has decided that the club won’t be open on the last Friday of the year this time, which is 30 December 2016.  However, it will be open the first Friday in the new year which will be 6 January 2017 so make it a date in your diary.

Over at the Nursery, they never close for holidays at the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club so any Monday you’re free, just mosey on over there and enjoy the ambience.

And at the Foggy Furze Folk Club, held in the Causeway each Tuesday, we’re happy to tell yo that we’ve got Rebekah Findlay and friends playing for us on 13 December 2016, with an ‘end of term’ evening on 20 December 2016.  We’ll be closed at the FFFC on 27 December and back open for business on 3 January 2017.

Please come along to any one of the local clubs for an enjoyable evening of music and camaraderie.  Over at the FFFC we meet each Tuesday and start around 8.00 pm till 11.00 pm.  We only charge £1 for a singaround or usually £2 for a guest night.  You can reach me on www.foggyfurzefolk.com or at kay@foggyfurzefolk.com.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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 Nov 4th 2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk, Friday, 4 November 2016

I hope you all enjoyed the Hartlepool Folk Festival and are now looking about for venues and singers to keep your ears in the manner to which they’re now accustomed.

To whet your appetite, the Headland Folk Club have a visitor this evening called Jim Sharp.  My musical afficianado advises he is absolutely excellent and can be relied on for some wonderful entertainment so get yourself along this evening  to the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk on the headland where Paul O’Neill will be pleased to greet you and host the evening.

Over by Hart Lane, Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club will be having their regular Monday session in the Nursery Inn, Hopps Street, Hartlepool.  It’s a convivial club with plenty to offer so why not get yourself along and join in with Yorkie Gibson.  You’re welcome.

And in the Causeway in Stranton, our little club, the Foggy Furze Folk Club meets each Tuesday, usually for a singaround but with the occasional guest evening.  We start at 8.00 pm and finish around 11 and it’s only £1 on a singaround evening.  You’ll always be made welcome.

 

You’re welcome in any of the clubs, whether it’s just to listen or play or sing.  It’s only £1 per evening for a singaround and £2 for a guest night at the FFFC.  You can contact me on kay@foggyfurzefolk.com or read this article again on www.foggyfurzefolk.com.

kays article 21/10/2016

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 21 October 2016

 

Happy Trafalgar Day everyone.  Whoop whoop, it starts tonight!  The Second Hartlepool Folk Festival starts at 6.00 pm in the Baltic Rooms with a movie and finishes Sunday at 10.00 pm in Hartlepool Town Hall with a concert.  There’s loads to see and do.

Star of the show, despite the writer’s own bias, has to be Andy Irvine.  He’s in concert in the Town Hall from 1.30 to 4.30 on Saturday.

Our home grown acts, The Young ‘Uns and the Wilsons are on the bill and I can particularly recommend a couple of off-shoots, Mike Wilson and Damien Barber and Ken Wilson and Jim MacFarland for full-blooded, proper British culture.  Get some!

The Headland Folk Club host their singaround, Sunday, 23 October 2016, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on the PSS Wingfield Castle.

The Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club host their singaround in the Jackson’s Wharf pub, Saturday, 22 October 2016, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

The Foggy Furze Folk Club host their singaround on Sunday, 23 October 2016, from 2.30, also in the Jackson’s Wharf pub.         Local singers Rebekah Findlay (playing at the FFFC in December), John Garbutt, Jim Windram and Kay De ‘Ath are performing at various times and venues around the weekend.

You can get a fair copy of the programme from www/hartlepoolfolkfest.co.uk/what’s on when and also buy your tickets from the same site.It’s all happening this weekend.  Get yourself there.            Enjoy the festival then come along to any of the local clubs.  The FFFC meets 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 20/09/16

Article, Foggy Furze Folk Club, Friday, 23 September 2016

Over at the Headland Folk Club, held in the Duke of Cleveland in Church Walk, Hartlepool every other Friday, they’re meeting tonight, Friday, 23 September 2016 around 8.00 pm.  So get yourself over there for an evening of a capella singing and prose.  They’ve got a lovely room for their club and reasonably priced drinks.  What’s not to like?

Over at Hopps Street in Hartlepool, the Pools Folk and Acoustic Music Club meets in the Nursery each Monday and the music ranges over Americana and music from your favourite singers.  There are great jam sessions every week, they’re only missing you.

And in the Causeway Inn, Stranton, Hartlepool, we’re busy gearing up for our next guest, Bill Adair.  Now we know he’s a very experienced performer and we’re already taking names for ticket sales (It’s a cosy room and we need to know each person has a seat.)  Folks are coming in from all over.  Just let the writer know if you need your name on that list.  Bill Adair is with us on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 and it’s £2 entry.  A very fair price for an excellent evening’s entertainment.

This last week the FFFC has had six new visitors to our Tuesday evening club.  Everyone’s made very welcome and lots come back.  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.