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Posted By: Fred McCormick
16-Aug-09 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Clive. Wasn't it termed the Liverpool Traditional Club.

Liverpool Traditional Folk Club (I think that gives it its name in full) was the Cross Keys/Vines venue. I remember getting extremely annoyed at one regular audience member, you can probably guess who I mean, for not telling me Kevin Mitchell had played there the previous Thursday. I was living away from Liverpool but used to go there on a Thursday for a night school course and could easily have made the second half. "I forgot", he said. How the hell could you forget a thing like that?

As far as I can remember Tony Wilson wasn't involved with the LTFC, but he was a resident at the Mitre club, which I think was just called the Liverpool folk club. I remember Bob Davenport and Tom Anderson, the Shetland fiddle player, guesting there on the same night.

I also remember the whistle player from the Dubliners (name forgotten) turning up one night so drunk that he played the whistle while literally sliding down the wall.

I also remember Mr. Fox doing a gig there once in the very upstairs room, but that's another story.