One of the main aims in setting up the folk club was to give local people a place to play acoustic music to an attentive audience. We welcome singers, instrumentalists and dancers from all musical traditions and at all levels, from beginners to professionals. Listeners are also very welcome at the club. Our open stage nights last from 7.30pm - 10.15pm, with a 15 minute break in the middle. Admission on Open Stage nights is £4.00
Some info for performers: We make every effort to give people a chance to play. There is no need to turn up early to book a spot, but we do recommend that you turn up reasonably punctually if you want to play. The number of songs you will be able to do depends on how many other performers turn up. It is usually around one song in each of the first and second halves. Please note that we are an acoustic club, so it will not be possible to play through a PA. Rest assured that the audience is very respectful so you should have no problem being heard.
Open Stage 'Themed' nights We've picked out a few seasonal traditional themes on some of our Open Stage evenings. Whilst you are not obliged to contribute to the theme we would encourage you to do so..... on every occasion there are many traditional songs and tunes which will fit.
We always have floor spots available on our gig nights as well as on our Open Stage nights. However, these are more limited in number then on Open Stage Nights.
16th December - Yuletide Special
23rd December - CLUB CLOSED
30th December - CLUB CLOSED
6th January New Year themed Open Stage
13th January Open Stage
20th January Robbie Burns themed Open Stage
3rd February Open Stage
10th February Open Stage
17th February Valentine themed Open Stage
3rd March Open Stage
17th March St Patricks Day themed Open Stage
24th March Open Stage
31st March Open Stage
7th April Song of the sea themed Open Stage
21st April Open Stage
28th April Open Stage
5th May May songs themed Open Stage
19th May Open Stage
26th May Open Stage
9th June Open Stage
23rd June Open Stage
30th June Pre Festival season Open Stage
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