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Folk clubs and live performances

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Is it just my impression, or are folk clubs in a bit of a renaissance? There are a lot of young performers coming into the folk scene, which is good to see. Thought I'd start a topic for this type of live music, so use it to flag upcoming gigs, recommendations for clubs and performers or to blow your own trumpet / penny whistle / whatever

PS for any who have never been, most clubs rely on local performers to do floor spots before a booked artist comes on (or sometimes rely just on locals). It's "shut up and listen" when someone is on, and all are encouraged.

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A visit to a local club last night prompted me to me start this topic. Bungalow Bliss were the guests (https://www.reverbnation.com/bungalowbliss), not pro musicians but very together, they played a wide-ranging set at Crookes folk club in Sheffield. 

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Not a folk club but live folk music doing what it was originally conceived for...

Clwb Twmpath Bangor Ceilidh Club

http://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bangor ceilidh club

Monthly, good mix of people, guest callers, home made cakes, stomping live band.

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Foghorn Stringband at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge on the 24th May.

"The Foghorn Stringband is the present day shining gold standard for American Stringband music. With eight albums, thousands of shows and over a decade of touring under their belts, it’s no surprise they have two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all of this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American Roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration.

Today Foghorn Stringband features the intertwining harmonies of founding members, Stephen "Sammy" Lind and Caleb Klauder along with powerhouse vocalists, Reeb Willms and Nadine Landry, all of whom bring a wealth of songs, instruments and traditions making them festival favourites from coast to coast in the US and around the globe. On stage they gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon.

"Foghorn Stringband proves once again that they are still the Chosen Ones when it comes to down-home, footstomping, ass-kickin' old time music" - FiddleFreak

"All they have to do is play, and the power surges straight through your own chest. They let their own musicality and the tunes speak for themselves" - Old Time Herald

Doors 8pm. Tickets £12 available from Mudshark Records Bangor, Palas Print Caernarfon."

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Although I have never been my dad raves about the Oddfellows Arms Oldham Road Middleton M24 most Mondays evenings. 

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Super Wammer

not a club or a gig.... but a great day out......http://www.folkbytheoak.com/  luckily for me walking distance from home

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Pretty full listing of UK festivals here: http://www.ukfolkfestivals.co.uk/index.php

I'll pop up to Whitby for a few days (largely for the pub sessions), and may catch another one or two

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Super Wammer

For those in South Hampshire, the Woolston and Burseldon Folk Club meets Sunday evenings.

The Southampton Folk Orchestra, of which I am a member, is playing there on 28th March.

Details at: http://woolstonandbursledonfc.co.uk/wp/march-diary/

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Looking forward to seeing Ranagri in Sheffield tonight

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If you're around in Edinburgh tomorrow evening why not pop along to a short free performance by the amazing fiddler Ryan Young

https://nationalgalleries.org/event/live-music-now-ryan-young-and-seán-gray?

I'm also proud to have been involved in recording his first album in hi res audio with a triple Grammy winning engineer/producer.

http://www.ryanyoung.scot/recording.html

Awesome playing from Ryan
 

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Super Wammer
On ‎02‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 17:49, gintonic said:

not a club or a gig.... but a great day out......http://www.folkbytheoak.com/  luckily for me walking distance from home

just got my tickets - forgot about the early bird offer though.....

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