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Posted By: Folkiedave
22-Jul-04 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy on the Wireless Radio
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy on the Radio
Hi Eliza,

Your mum and dad were absolutely correct in that at that time upstairs at the Blue Bell there were three clubs - a jazz club on a Tuesday night, a "political/blues/type" folk club and Folk Union One on a Sunday. Some people went to them all, some to one or the other and some only went to one. It might have been taste in music, but remember there weren't a huge number of places to go in Hull in them days so midweek we went where we could.

To give people who were not there at the time an idea of what it was like, people queued outside (for Folk Union One) before 7.00 pm when the pub actually was allowed to open, for the more popular people. We would have floor singers until 8.00 pm, main artist to 8.45 pm, raffle to nine and then floor singers, followed by the artist from about 9.45 pm to 10.45 pm.

I can remember the Watersons doing an hour at the Hull University Folk Song Club followed by 1.5 hours in the second half!!

Catch you at Sidmouth,

Best regards,