Folk music news for
“Singing Choruses” Workshop with “Folk ‘Round ‘Ere”
11.00 - 12.00 - Saturday 11th May - Lord Nelson, Brigg
For this year’s Brigg LIve Arts Fest, Folk ‘Round ‘Ere are holding an informal ‘workshop’ to introduce new singers to folk songs, shanties and choruses. The session will be held in The Lord Nelson, Brigg and take the form of a ‘Sing-a-Round’ where each of the singers will take the time to teach the words of the choruses so that anyone new to this kind of event can join in. There will be something for everyone of all ages and backgrounds and even if you don't want to join in, you are very welcome just to listen.
I'm sorry to pass on the sad news that well-known local folk musician Pete Sumner has died, on Friday 29th March, after contracting rapid-onset CJD (Creuzfeld-Jakob Disease), a very rare brain disorder.
Many Club will recall Pete from
the early days of Grimsby Folk Club, when he would accompany the songs of
Chris Coombs, and appeared in that role on the Club Residents' LP
"Eastern Approaches". After living and working in
Some time later, encouraged by BBC Folk Radio presenter
Mick Peat, John and Pete set their stall out as a duo, and this took off like
a rocket, with Pete's scintillating mandolin and cittern forming the perfect
foil to John's songs. The immediate result was a tour of
R.I.P. Pete, old buddy - I will miss your friendship, your musicianship, and the good times we shared. . .
All our love - John and Vere.Connoly
New musicians and singers night in Scotton
A new Singers and musicians session at the Three Horse Shoes, Scotton starts on Saturday February 9th. And second Saturday of the month after that. Those of a certain age will remember the excellent evenings at the Three Horse Shoes in the 1980s and 90s. It would nice to see history repeat itself.
Item added January 2019
Unfortunately, the venue
Ferry Folk Moves
Ferry Folk, formerly Third Thursday at the Crooked Billet in Owston Ferry has now closed and has now moved to Wroot, at The Cross Keys, under the name Axholme Ferry Folk on . Fourth Wednesday every month starting at Singers and Musicians Session. 01427 728643
New Singaround in Kirton in Lindey
Scanlon’s Folk Nights Closes
With the closure of the Nelthorpe Arms in Brigg Scanlon’s Folk nights have now ended. Dating back to 1990 when the pub was in the hands of Miles Scanlon the folk nights have proved a popular event over the years . However it looks as though the closure of the pub is permanent and that the folk nights will not be resurrected.
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