Club News: HaverFolk
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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.
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“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.
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“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.”