Keeping the Music Live

Bridlington Folk Club

 

Contact: -†† Dave - 01262 606316†† or†† email at††† bridfolkclub@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Visiting performers please note - on guest nights, support acts are planned in advance, so please contact the Club before visiting, to avoid disappointment on the night.† Many thanks.

Peter, one of the regular performers at the

Bridlington Folk Club

Bridlington Folk Club, which enjoyed its 50 Anniversary in 2013, meets alternate Tuesdays throughout the year at its latest venue - The Telegraph Inn, 110 Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4JB

 

The† Club has† had a number of venues over the years,† and now meets at The Telegraph Inn, every other Tuesday. Throughout the year there is a smattering of guest-nights when folk "notables" - both local & international - are persuaded to come along and entertain us all.

 

Doors are open at 8:00 p.m. and the evening gets off to a start at 8:30 p.m., with evenings rounding off around 11:00 p.m.

 

Admission is £1 per person for the Singaround nights, and (usually) £5 for the Guest nights.

The ubiquitous raffles are held each night, and the landlady/lord provide us with a sumptuous spread of tempting tasty tit-bits!

 

All performers are welcome at a Singaround evening, but please note, the only restriction we impose is that with the exception of† keyboards, we do not permit amplification - the room has good acoustics so it's not needed.

Forthcoming Guest Night

Kim Seymour - 5th July† 2016 - Admission - £5.00 on the door

Site last updated 25 May 2016

Paying a return visit to the club after 16 years is singer and songwriter, Kim Seymour. Previously a resident of East Yorkshire, Kim now lives in Cumbria, and had dropped off our radar before being spotted busking in Keswick. Expect good songs, a pleasant voice, and tasteful banjo accompaniments.

The audience at the club on 26th April were treated to a virtuoso display of banjo playing by guest artist Dan Walsh. Dan has been nominated in the category of Best Musician in this yearís Radio 2 Folk Awards, and it was easy to see why.

 

His performance included a number of his own songs along with versions of songs by Darrell Scott, Nick Hall and Johnny Handle among others, some of which were accompanied by guitar rather than banjo.

 

Danís own songs covered a range of subjects, from the difficulties of getting a visa to perform in the USA to returning to his home town of Stafford to live after completing his degree in Newcastle, and there were no weak ones. However it was the banjo tunes that really stood out, and especially the Whiplash Reel, influenced by Danís love of Indian music.†

 

The speed of his playing was such that his fingers were often just a blur on the faster tunes, and the audience were left wondering how it was possible to produce so many notes in so short a time. Iím sure Dan will be returning to the club before too long Ė if we can still afford him.

 

Also performing on the night were club regulars David, Rob, Keith and Sue, and Threeís Company who all contributed to a great evening.

Every other Tuesday