Mudcat Café message #2429180 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114018   Message #2429180
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
02-Sep-08 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
Subject: RE: Advice needed: folk clubs in G.B.
The North-West of England - The Fylde in particular...

Tuesdays: Staining - The Plough; hosted by the entirely sandgrown Penny Black with customary panache & hospitality (yes, yes, I know we've never actually been, but we will, and soon...)

Wednesdays: Blackpool - The Clarence; handbags & gladrags, a fine time assured with the emphasis on top rank guests & local supports, & free admission! Where the who's who of Fylde Folk hang out; the place to be seen...

Thursdays: Fleetwood - The Steamer; hosted by Spitting on a Roast; great music, fine beer & general bonhomie in a heavenly bar down by the docks; anything goes, and very often does...

Fridays: Preston - The Moorbrook; the Holy of Holies - the pure drop & the very best in traditional music & song, with residents Tom Walsh, Neil Brook, Hugh O'Donnel, Rob Mulaney, & Dave Peters in the best pub in Lancashire.

Lots more in striking distance & other attractions too...