Club News: HaverFolk
PUBLISHED: 13:12 08 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:12 08 August 2014
Committee member John Foxen talks about his group’s love of music.
“Why sit at home watching The X Factor thinking, “I could do better”, when you could go out and try to?
“HaverFolk offers performers of all levels a chance to show their skills in public.
“Unlike X Factor there is no panel of snide judges, but a sympathetic, supportive audience, many of them fellow performers who know how nerve-wracking it is facing the public for the first, second or even 22nd time.
“Folk music is music made by the people for the people.
“So on any given night you might hear traditional ballads, songs from the 1960s, something by Ed Sheeran, a sea shanty, music hall ditties or an operatic aria.
“These may be performed unaccompanied, or with guitars, concertinas or esoteric instruments as a hammered dulcimer or bowed psaltery.
“It’s a cheap night out too – your first evening is free, then £1.50 for an open session and £3 for the once a month guest nights which feature top class acts.
“So, if you play, sing or just want to hear live music in good company, try HaverFolk.”