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Thread #154562   Message #3627016
Posted By: GUEST,CJB
19-May-14 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Stanford Arms Folk Club
Subject: Stanford Arms Folk Club
I wonder if anyone here remembers those magical Sunday nights of the folk song and music at the Stanford Arms in Brighton in the 1960s/70s?

Do add your reminiscences to the Comments at:

And I wonder what happened to all the regulars: Miles Wootten, Tim Broadbent, Allan Taylor, Mike Stanley and Brian Golby (hope I've got the names right), etc.

It was run by Jim Marshall whom I hear is still active promoting the best of English Folk - Sussex Folk!!

BTW I wonder if any of those radio folk programmes mentioned below are archived or even better are accessible anywhere online?


A new technological development occurred when Jim Marshall began to produce home-made tapes in his front room for transmission on local radio. As it was with the press, the radio station had no in-house folk specialist, so invited Marshall to submit suitable material. The ensuring combinations of interviews and musical snippets made on his portable tape recorder were broadcast monthly on BBC Radio Brighton from late-1968, the fifteen minutes format reflected in the title 'Folk 15'. By 1971 these radio slots had become a half hour programme re-titled 'Minstrels Gallery'. Subsequently lengthened to one hour and recorded at the studio, they continued until 1996 British radio's longest-running folk music programme.