You might remember last month we told you all about the launch of the Woody Guthrie Folk Club at the Ship & Mitre pub on Dale Street. Well, it seems the club was a victim of its own success with people being locked out when the upstairs room reached capacity. A memorable night was had by those who managed to get in.
After a brief consultation it was decided to issue online tickets for the next night on Thursday 25th March. These are £3 each (with 30p booking fee), but in the spirit of the club this will be refunded to anyone who is playing or singing on the night.
Sticking with folk, we’ve recently heard from the guys over at the Folk at the Monor, the friendly little club that meets every Sunday evening in Wallasey. They’re planning an experiment – but don’t worry, you won’t need a white coat, protective goggles, or a clipboard. Let us explain…
In their words, they are experienced at doing ‘folk club stuff’ but don’t know too much about the local acoustic music scene, whereas Suzanne Jones knows more than her fair share about the local acoustic scene but her knowledge of ‘folky stuff’ is somewhat lacking.
So… the two elements are going to meet each other this Sunday 14th March at 8.30pm in the giant petri dish known as The Old Manor Club. The first half of the formula will be given over to floor singers (that’s ‘open mic’ without the mic!), while the second half will be distilled from the capable hands of Suzanne Jones (with a little sprinkling of Vinny T Spen).
The results of the experiment will be know by the end of the evening.
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