Mudcat Café message #3379064 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145983   Message #3379064
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
20-Jul-12 - 06:54 AM
Thread Name: Wow - People want to go to Folk Clubs!!!
Subject: RE: Wow - People want to go to Folk Clubs!!!
Well, Pip & I do anyway, Paul - and you presumably! Sadly many of my old folk friends are dying off, but that just makes it all the more precious. I'm caught between yearning nostalgia for the old days and hearty optimism that all is alive & well - certainly if KFFC is anything to go by, and Kit & Cutter in London, and the Robber's Dog in Sheffield and many others we've touched upon in recent years (The Moorbrook notwithstanding of course).

We have a mind that we'll start up The Sorrows Away Folk Club ourselves one of these days - in Manchester or Liverpool or maybe both. I'd like to pay John J. & a handpicked chorus from The Beach to kick off each night with a good old bawl, and feature all manner of guests from Suzie Kentell to Wendy Arrowsmith to Phil & Cath Tyler to Sproatly Smith (quite possibly on the same bill). And all unplugged! Could happen; it does in my dreams quite regulary...