The Potteries Folk Club traces its origins back to 1962. As the longest established folk club in the area, it has been organizing folk song, music and dance events in North Staffordshire for fifty plus years.
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Our program for 2017
Fri 14th April 2017:     Closed (Good Friday)
Fri 5th May 2017:    Clive Gregson
Born in the UK, relocated to the USA in 1993. A well known singer/songwriter, musician and record producer of Folk Music, Folk-Rock and Pop, has toured in bands and provided backing for other well known performers worldwide.
Fri 9th June 2017:     Dan McKinnon
Hailing from Halifax Nova Scotia, Dan makes a welcome return visit to The Potteries.
Fri 14th July 2017:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Features Leek Morris. Free admission.
Fri 11th Aug 2017:    Beer Festival & Hiring Fair Free Admission     We invite any Local Acts to perform an extended floor spot with a view to a possible future paid booking.
Fri 8th Sept 2017:    Eileen McGann
One of Canada's finest songwriters,dynamic and vibrant, Eileen's performances are full of laughter and stories, with a voice of breathtaking beauty, compelling guitar style and arrangements.
Fri 13th Oct 2017:     The Deacons
Local Group The Deacons make a welcome return, come and enjoy them again !
Fri 10th Nov 2017:     Mike Wilson & Damien Barber
Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the UK. They have a rich shared repertoire of Traditional songs plus the work of modern Folk writers such as Bellamy, McColl and Mike Waterson.
Fri 8th Dec 2017:     Pete Morton's Magical Christmas Tree
Pete Morton, Emily Sanders, Chris Parkinson and a tree. Not just any old Christmas tree but a very magical one. Pick a scroll from the tree and await the magic. Vibrant new songs,beautiful old carols and stunning instrumentals.
Our program for 2018
Fri 12th Jan 2018:     Highest scoring acts from Jan. 2017 Hiring Fair
Break a Leg,      Play Folk, Jazz and Blues with Voice, Clarinet and Guitar
Phil Maddocks,      Sees success as getting the next song written and played in public.
Fri 9th Feb 2018:     David Campbell
Son of Ian Campbell, Grandson of Dave and Betty Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's most celebrated singing family still active in traditional music. Primarily an unaccompanied singer, also accompanies himself on banjo or ukulele. He sings what he fancies !
Fri 9th Mar 2018:     Bob and Gill Berry
Principal organisers of the Chippenham Folk Festival, their performance shows a great musical bond. Their repertoire ranges from unaccompanied close harmony to instrumentally backed contemporary songs. A welcome return.
Fri 13th Apr 2018:     Steve Turner
Known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English Concertina song accompaniments. Also accompanies himself on Cittern and plays Mandolin and Banjo.
Fri 11th May 2018:     Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer
A local Anglo-German duo, Karen adds Alto Recorder, Tin Whistle and percussion to Paul's Guitar playing. They perform self penned songs along with a selection of contemporary classics in a likeable humorous style.
Fri 14th June 2018:     Robb Johnson
A musician and songwriter who has been called 'one of the last genuine political songwriters'. Known for his mix of political satire and wit.
Fri 13th July 2018:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Free admission.
Fri 10th Aug 2017:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Free Admission
Fri 14th Sept 2018:     Stephen Fearing
'A king amongst minstrels, his music crackles with ideas and collaborative energy'. Born in Vancouver in 1963, he grew up in Dublin. Has been named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built an international audience for his music.
New simplified admission charges!
ADMISSION £10£1 off for concessions (unemployed, over-60s, students, disabled etc.)
£1 off for members (Membership fee for 2014 is £5)
Floor Singers and Musicians are always welcome. Either book a spot in advance by phoning Jason (01782) 813401 or turn up at the club by 8.30 pm at the latest.
MEMBERSHIP:You don't have to be a member to attend our events, but if you are a member you pay a reduced admission charge. Join now. Just send £5 to Jason Hill, 54 Price St, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4EN
Please make your cheque payable to Potteries Folk Song Club and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
North Staffs Folk Diary
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