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Club News: HaverFolk

13:12 08 August 2014

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A "scratch" quartet of regular members Dave Wilson, Catherine Spillman, dad Ray Spillman and John Foxen. [Picture: Peter Walters]

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Committee member John Foxen talks about his group’s love of music.

Trio Folking Young, comprising music teacher Di Russell and two of her former pupils, Berwyn DuBois and James Doherty. [Picture: Peter Walters]Trio Folking Young, comprising music teacher Di Russell and two of her former pupils, Berwyn DuBois and James Doherty. [Picture: Peter Walters]

“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.

The audience at one of the group's shows. [Picture: Peter Walters]The audience at one of the group's shows. [Picture: Peter Walters]

“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.”

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