A warm welcome awaits at Rhyl Folk and Acoustic
one of the friendliest clubs for miles!
We meet every Friday at 8.00pm in the The Corbett Sports Stadium Lounge at Rhyl Football Club which boasts comfortable seating, a stage with a PA system, a licensed bar and a large safe car park.
All styles of music are catered for from Folk to Blues to Country, and all abilities too! On our regular singer’s nights, we welcome visitors whether as performers or just to relax and enjoy the music.
Admission is just £1.50 and that includes a free ticket for the bottle raffle! Certain Guest Nights may cost a little more. Please check the calendar for details.
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See you Friday!
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A lot of first class entertainment this week,
As well as our regular players and singers that come most weeks, Ann, Bob, Vin and Andy came to visit. Also making a welcome appearance from Ruthin club, were Chris and Jayne Birchall, from the Ruthin Club. Anyone who has not visited Ruthin club should give it a try, a lot of the singers and members at Rhyl also go to Ruthin, on a Thursday night, supporting both clubs. Its hosted by Chris and Jayne at the Feathers, and like at Rhyl, you will always be made welcome.
When we arrived, a little late as usual, we had sadly missed the first half of Vins spot, and next on was Terry, who started with a John Gorka song about getting old, and finished with the Graeme Nash song Teach Your Children Well.
Now for something completely different….as we used to say in the 70s. Andy, a brilliant pianist, who in the past we have heard accompanying Vin, has been doing some Jaz type numbers with Wendy, and we got to see them perform Almost Blue, and the Ella Fitzgerald song To be saying Goodbye. Wendy was dressed for the part, as you can see in the pictures.
Following on from Andy and Wendy,
Anne and Bob did a couple of songs, Starting with the Neil Young classic, Old Laughing Lady, and finishing their first set with Lucinda Williams song Can,t Let Go.
Brandon came next, we hadn’t seen him for a couple of months as he had been putting the finishing touches to his first cd, which he sang us a couple of tracks of. alright in the end, and My feet want to touch the ground.
following Brandon was Chris Birchall, who after telling a Farmer Jones joke, gave us another Neil Young song, Harvest Moon, from the 1992 album of the same name, followed by Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower.
Tom Goodall was in fine form,
He started with a 60s song Nothings going to Change My World, then, (the antidote to Linda,s Irish Rain), Sunshine Out Of The Rain.
It was then raffle time,
And time to sing happy birthday to Tom, we seem to be having a lot of 21st birthdays this year.
The bottle of wine went to a very good home in Ruthin!
Richard and Wendy Then took the stage, and Richard sang, Jim Reeves He,l Have to Go, (He should have worn his Tux)
Well, it was Toms Birthday,
So When he requested Vin to do his monologue, about a mid-European plumber, named Fred, Frank, or Fritz, (can’t quite remember which) , everyone was in stitches laughing. It was even funnier than Niels Jokes!
Not only was it funny, the timing and delivery were spot on, bet he has to do it again next time he comes!
Lots still left, so will have to speed up.
Andy and Wendy did a Ray Charles number, Followed by Andy doing an instrumental of pink Floyd, Echoes.
Anne and Bob finished of with Jesse Fullers San-fransisco Bay Blues, Brandon with Tell me a Lie.
Chris Birchall finished with a Christy Moore Scottish folksong, Black is the colour of my true loves hair.
Martin, will you still love me tomorrow.
Linda And Tom then did Linda’s famous rain song Walk in the Irish Rain.
That’s it folks, see you all there on Friday, as they say, Be there or Be square.
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Rhyl Folk & Acoustic Club, formally known as Rhyl Folk Club and before that, The Bee Folk club, meets every Friday evening in the lounge bar at Rhyl Football Club. Most nights are ‘Singers Nights’ based upon an open mic or plug in and play format. Visiting musicians are welcome. All tastes in music are catered for as well as all abilities, so do come along and enjoy the fun.