Thursday 25th February sees the launch of a brand new venture from Alun Parry, the man behind AFC Liverpool, The Working Class Music Festival, Acoustic Slice, and the Alun Parry Band(!).
Alun tells us…
“The Woody Guthrie Folk Club is a space to explore great old songs and showcase some new ones. It will play in the tradition and spirit of the great Woody Guthrie.
His songs were sometimes fun, sometimes witty, sometimes biting and often had something incisive to say. They were also great songs to dance and stamp your feet to, while others were beautifully reflective.
So that’s pretty much our style too. Folk music that is fun, exciting, a bit dangerous, and will make you sit up and take notice.
Come along and experience it. Even better, bring your voices and instruments and be part of making it happen.
The aim is to quickly make the Woody Guthrie Folk Club Liverpool’s most inspiring, joyous and unmissable night of each month.
The Woody Guthrie Folk Club aims to have verve, life, and lots of smiles – as well as plenty of mischief and rebellion. Much like Woody himself in fact.”
Thanks to Alun for letting us all know about this exciting new venture. We’ve got the rest of the important details for you here.
This new club takes place on the last Thursday of the month in the upstairs room at The Ship & Mitre, one of Liverpool’s best real ale pubs. You can find it on Dale Street in the shadow of the flyover.
Doors open at 7.30pm, and this singing starts at 8pm prompt.
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