The club meets every Friday from 8.30 to 11.30 pm at the the Christ Church Centre on Magdalen Road (NR3 4LA), opposite the Whalebone pub. There is a large car park in front of the Centre and it is on regular bus routes (18, 21/22). Guest nights are in the main hall and folk song sessions usually in an upstairs room.
Friday folk song sessions
We have a weekly folk song session, hosted by a club or guest MC, with a wide mixture of tunes and songs. Entry is free and we welcome all performers – there is no need to reserve a slot. Our definition of ‘folk’ is broad and we appreciate every contribution. But there is no pressure to take part – we also welcome everyone who enjoys listening to live acoustic music. Themed evenings crop up every so often as an extra challenge!
The popular free showcase nights give invited performers a chance to spread their wings in a couple of longer spots within the singaround.
We book a variety of well known and up-and-coming local, national and international performers on a monthly basis and make a reasonable charge for those nights, with reductions for club members. Current ticket price for members is usually £7 (£10 for non-members).
Membership runs from February to the end of January and is due for 2013-14. The fee is £10. Join by contacting the membership secretary on any club night.
In the chair and treasurer Fred Brown; secretary Bridget Lely; membership secretary Julie Burgess; lay members: Keith Ellison, Steve Evans, Alan Hine, Kevin Green
We book a limited number of performers, usually several months in advance.
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