Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club
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Every Wednesday at the Orange Tree in the Saloon Bar, 8.30 until 11pm
Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club started out at the beginning of 1999 as the Mad Nanny! Folk Club. Their intention was to offer a diversity of folk and traditional music. It is run in its entirety by Alan and Sue Hewson from madnanny music, we just let them have the room and let them get on with it!
You don't have to be a member to attend the folk club, but it does offer the
benefit of discounted entry. Joining is easy; annual membership only costs ?,
and guarantees a discount of at least ? on any guest night. Pay on the door on
any Wednesday folk night.
The folk club guest artistes range from folk icons to talented newcomers, and encompass a diversity of styles. Previous guests at the folk club have included such names as Jez Lowe, Andy Irvine, Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Aly Hulett, John Kirkpatrick, Julie Felix, Bob Fox, Tom McConville, Megson, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Bruce Molsky, Isla StClair, Dick Gaughan, Vin Garbutt, Les Barker and Mawkin.
Guests are supported by a resident band or singers, and amateur singers and musicians are welcome to perform as ‘floor spots?on guest nights. Everyone can play at the less formal session/singaround nights - the ideal way to try out that new song before standing up at the front!
Children are very welcome at all of these evenings, and up to two under 16s get free entry when accompanied by an adult. Entry prices vary according to the guest performer, and there are concessions for people who aren't working, are students or who are of retirement age.
Come and join them every Wednesday night for some wonderful live music!