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Big Al Whittle Birmingham Folk Clubs 1950's to 1970's (17) RE: Birmingham Folk Clubs 1950's to 1970's 05 Dec 19


There was also Andy Dwyer's folk club at The Unicorn at Orton on the Hill. Andy also ran the Prince of wales in Tamworth, and The Globe. Andy is on FB. And he did the Wigginton Hotel. Jasper Carrot played The Wigginton the week he was number one - there queues roundthe block.

I think one of Derk Brimstone's kids had a folk club in Hopwas for a while - but I don't remember much about it.

The roebuck in Erdigton was a dave Sampson venue. Dave booked all the folk stars of the time. Capstick, jeremy Taylor, jake thackeray, waterfallm fred Wedlock...

Ian campbell's the Jug of Punch.
The Station Hotel in Sutton run by the students at the technical college.

Another important venue was The Repertory theatre in Brum. Folk at the Rep started after 11.30pm Friday nights. In the summer the Festival was held there - i saw carthy there wearing a white suit (very rock and roll!) in the albion band.

The Christmas midnight concert at the rep was one of the events of the year.
Prohibition down Dale End.


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