Havering Folk Club News March 7th 2010

Havering Folk Club News

7th March 2010


Hi gang,


Pete here once again with this week’s edition of Havering Folk Club News.


Wednesday,  3rd March:

This was Simon Oliver’s featured evening and what a terrific evening it was. Simon hasn’t sung all that often just recently and one tends to forget how good he really is. He certainly reminded us in tremendous style on Wednesday as everyone I spoke to agreed. Well done mate!


We still managed to fit in 18 floor spots as well, albeit for one song only each. As Pep was MC for the evening, he and Terry got us off to a fine start and they were followed by Smolowik, Mixed Spice, Foxen, JoJo, Margaret Brown, Maureen & Bernie Pilgrim, Shiela Step-Dance Grainger accompanied by Bernie once again, Andy Roberts, Dave Worley, Linda Worley, myself, Bert Dady and Keith Petty, Tony Thomson, Jane Thomson, Mick Brown (plus the Phantom Harmonica-Player), Kriss Pouch and finally, Rosie Varey.


Haverfolkies’ Outside Activities:

Occasional Haverman Richard Staines has a gig in Norwich on Saturday 13th March at 13.00. It’s at the Café Bar of the Norwich Arts Centre, so if you’re up that way, he’d be delighted to see you.


Saturday 6th March also sees another Jerry Spangles open mic night at the Plough Inn, Wood Street, Walthamstow, with an appearance from Al Neville. I’m still not sure what the frequency of these sessions is as there are no others on Al’s gig list, but I feel sure he’s going to Email me to let me know – aren’t you Al! Meanwhile Al and Jerry would like as much support as possible to get these new sessions off the ground.


Other Stuff:

A couple of obituaries this week. Richard Webb tells me that Fred Wedlock, who found fame in 1980 when his record “Oldest Swinger in Town” made No 6 in the charts, passed away recently. This following link is to his Times obituary – http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7051601.ece


I also understand that Dennis Rookard passed away this week. Dennis was a former BBC Essex folk music presenter and folk music archivist and researcher. Although he was never able to visit the club, he was nevertheless a recipient and keen reader of this newsletter.


Back to HFC:

The first of our new Saturday Specials takes place on 20th March when we have the enormously popular Askew Sisters as our guest artists, supported of course by our own Dennis Homes. If anyone’s able to help publicise the event by printing off the flyers I attached to last week’s newsletter and posting them somewhere where they’re likely to be seen by interested parties, then we’d be most grateful. If you’d like me to print off a couple of flyers for you, then just reply to this e-mail and let me know. Dennis has now sent me through some far better photos of himself than I had on file, so I’ll use these from now on.


Meanwhile, next week, Wednesday 10th March is another open session, so Make it a date – Wednesday at eight! at Havering Folk Club – the feelgood folk club.


Havering Folk Club, The Golden Lion, 2 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR

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