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Posted By: JClapp
02-Sep-08 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
Subject: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.

I'm appealing to the many posters here on Mudcat for some information regarding British folk clubs.

I've been a folk fan and amateur musician for a while, but I'm also a student in anthropology here in the US, and have decided to focus my studies on folk music.

Next year at some point I'd like to take an extended trip to the UK to take in music at folk clubs. However, I will only have a certain amount of time, a limited amount of $$, and no car.

So my question is: what area(s) of G.B. would you recommend if I'm looking to attend as many folk nights as possible in a given week? I'm looking to settle in an area that has a few nearby clubs that I can get to relatively easily. Also, I'd like to attend at least 3 or 4 nights per week (if this is possible).

If anyone can recommend a good area (and perhaps a good time of year to be there) in order to maximize my available time abroad, I would be extremely grateful. I couldn't think of a better place to ask this information than on this very well-informed forum.

If you'd like to respond here, please do so, but you can also e-mail me at Any information would be greatly appreciated.

All the best,
Justin C.