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Posted By: Ross Campbell
10-Feb-10 - 09:39 PM
Thread Name: Folk clubs Preston and Chorley (UK)
Subject: RE: Folk clubs Preston and Chorley (UK)
Check the http://www.bothyfolkclub.co.uk/ Diary pages. It's a Sunday club, so may not be of direct interest to you, but they list a wide range of clubs around the North-West.

The Four Fools Folk Club (Mondays, monthly?) near Standish welcomes singers and musicians, even on guest nights.

Tony Gibbons and the company at Maghull Folk Club (Tuesdays) are friendly and welcoming.

Gregson Lane (Thursdays) I haven't been to yet (clashes with Fleetwood Folk Club, home base for me, always welcomes new voices but possibly outside your travelling range).

Also west of Preston is the Clarence in Blackpool (Wednesdays) with occasional singers nights (guest nights draw on the local residents for support, so no "floor spots" available).

If you can stretch to arriving on a Sunday, the Bothy itself is worth a visit. And if you can stretch to staying on for a Friday night, the Moorbrook (Garstang Road, Preston) has a fine song and music session.

Good luck with your trip.

Ross