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Club Night

Don’t Forget the Club Night this week is Saturday 1/12/18 due to a football match on Friday30/11/18.  All welcome

By |November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Don’t Forget Club night this week has been changed to Saturday 27th October 2018 instead of Friday 26th October 2018 due to a Football match on Friday

By |October 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Folk Away Weekend – Please note NO Folk Club this Friday, 14 July

Hi Everyone, We are in the middle of another lovely Folk Festival Season which offers such a diversity of song, music, dance, poetry and more – a wide range of entertainment, and the opportunity to meet up with old and new friends/acquaintances. Camping and daily tickets are usually available – check out individual folk festival sites (details below). Would be great to see you along the way!

Reminder this weekend there is a lovely friendly festival on called Folk on the Farm at Tyddyn Mon Farm, Anglesey. From Thursday, 13 July (Folk Evening 7 pm start) until Sunday, 16 July 2017. Check out their website for full details – www.tyddynmon.co.uk. Due to a good number going from the Club it is been decided for it to be a ‘Folk Away Weekend’ hence NO FOLK CLUB THIS FRIDAY, 14 JULY. Would be great if you could join a group of us there. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the launch of The Dick, Tom and Harry Band cd in the cafe over the weekend. See their website for detail.

Alternatively, Bromsgrove Folk Festival is on this weekend, and other festivals over the year can be checked out at Festivals 2017 – Armandaleg Music @ www.armandalegmusic.com.  Folk Club back on next week as normal. Wishing you all the very best.

Regards. Geoff and Pam, on behalf of Rhyl Folk and Acoustic Club

By |July 10th, 2017|0 Comments





By |December 10th, 2016|0 Comments


Well what a night we had last week. The room was full and there was a lovely atmosphere for ours Guests ‘  Karin Grandal-Park and Rosie Clegg.  They did two forty five minute sets with  a mixture of their own  songs which were lovely ballads and also some powerful songs as well.  They also did some covers  including Black is the Colour, The Sun’s coming over the Hill , River of Tears (Anne Naismith), A Womans’ Heart (Mary Black). and later in the second half  (Take me away, Dimming of the Day (Richard Thomson) and Wayfaring Stranger) they went down very well with an encore at the end with a song called ‘ Strong in Broken Places’ a very moving song  that took a long time to write.  Thank you to Karin & Rosie.

There were also performances from our regulars :- Tom and Linda ( Northern Plains), Colin sorry Colin I forgot to ask you the name of the song. Jim did a tune on the fiddle called ‘Old Robin Grey’— Richard and Wendy came up with ‘Crying Time Again’, Mike did a  lovely self penned number,  John Taylor did the lovely Hugh Williams song ‘Summer before the war’,

Stuart sang Buddy Holly’s ‘Raining in my Heart’, Kevin did one of our old Favourites ‘Chisel Hill’, The I did Bryn Phillips’ ‘Silver and Gold’,   Tom Goodall then sang a nice version of ‘ Love is a Losing Game’ ( Amy Winehouse),  Chris Birchall then unchanged his Heart and last but certainly not the least Penni did a beautiful version of ‘ The Nearness of You’

An excellent Night indeed

Singers Night next week  don’t be late

By |November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Club night 14 October 2016

After a slow start the room filled up quite nicely. The performers in attendance this week were Tom & Linda Degney, Tom Goodall, Colin Campbell, Mike Whittaker, Richard and Wendy Eastwood, Geoff Hollis, Annie and Bob and two new names to me Andy  from Abergele & Molly who is Annie’s sister I think.

Wendy was MC  tonight and a good job she made of it. Everyone who wanted to got three songs each. A new duo was formed  (Almost Blue) when Andy joined Wendy on his Keyboard with some jazzy sort of numbers.  Annie and Bob were then  joined by Molly on Andy’s Keyboard  for their first two songs. Andy also did a tune called ‘I Feel for You’ which was one of his own compositions. Now talking of Composers,  Mike Whittaker and Tom Goodall are now receiving requests for their own songs to be sung.  ‘Girl on a Train’  (Mike) and (Another Slug) (Tom).

Tom and Linda were ‘Somewhere on the Road again’ , Richard Eastwood was in ‘A Town like This’, Tom Degney sang ‘The Green Rolling hills of West Virginia, I did Jack Ashton, Annie, Bob & Molly did ‘Blind Willie Mctell’  because someone had been given a Literature prize apparently. Now where was I, oh yes who could forget Colin Campbell’s  version of Chuck Berry’s ‘ My Dingaling’ well who could match that and up pops Wendy to finish the night  with a big hit by Ketty Lester ‘Love Letters’.

Talking of Lesters’ another one will be back next week  to make a more sensible report, I am sure.

All the best & see you all on Friday 21 October 2016.

By |October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 19th August 2016

A good turn out this week with 34 people coming through the door.

Highlights of the night included Linda & Tom  singing ‘The Northern Plains’  followed by Colin with a good version of ‘Forever Young’ . Nice to see Tom Goodall at the Club with 3 numbers including ‘I’ll Make the Sunshine Out of the Rain.  I couldn’t tell if it worked or not as it was now dark outside. Two songs by Peter followed including ‘Valley of Tears’ .

Wendy was  a lot better this week after having a bad throat and unable to sing last time and she sang a couple of songs including ‘ I Go to Pieces’   Next was Richard supported by Tom with a few songs including ‘Oh Lonesome Me’

Mike Whittaker sang a few of his own songs including ‘My Old Man’ which always goes down well here at the Football Club.  John a newish face at the club sang three numbers ‘Crust’ ‘The Box’ and ‘First’  Terry got up on stage with ‘Trouble in Mind’ and ‘Pack up Your Sorrows’ and he was in good form.

Tony Grant was also in good form with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and ‘Rio and then finished the evening with the Searchers hit ‘ When you Walk  in That Room’

It was a shame that Nathan & Steve had to go early. I ‘HOPE’ that Nathan will be better very soon. so along with Steve they will be entertaining us again soon.

More fun at the Rhyl Folk and Acoustic Club,  Hospitality Suite, Football Ground, Grange Road  Rhyl  next week 26th August 2016  Starts around 8 pm.  See you there !

All the best Geoff

By |August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Club Night 5th August 2016


Hiya All, Just a few quick notes from the evening!

Richard, Tom and Wendy came on stage first and gave us ‘Weary Hobbo’ ‘ Little Old Wine Drinker Me’ and finished with ‘Putting on the Style’ . Richard & Wendy came next and sang ‘He’ll have to go’  ‘ Down in the Rain’ and ‘Find Me.’  A very good start to the evening.

Linda & Tom were ‘Ready for the Times to Get Better’ followed by    ‘Don’t you Believe’.  Bob Neale sang ‘Crying Time Again’ and ‘You’re going to Leave me’  Penni said she wasn’t.  Glyn  did a nice version of ‘Wild mountain Thyme’ which went down well with the audience.

Penni Neale sang ‘You’ve got a Friend’ and  ‘You Make me Feel my Love’  – both songs were sang beautifully.  We then had the raffle, a short break, followed by some more songs in the second half.









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Pam and myself having our first attempt inserting pictures above.  Thanks to all who contributed to the evening – a lovely evening.  Here’s to next Friday and seeing you all there.  Geoff


By |August 10th, 2016|1 Comment


Richard and Tom started proceedings tonight with ‘The City of New Orleans’, ‘He was a Friend of Mine’ and ‘The Games People Play.’  Richard with Wendy followed singing ‘Walk Tall’ but Richard left his Val Doonican’s Jumper at home.  ‘Distant Drums’ and ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ followed.  Wendy went all ‘Crazy’ and then did ‘Our Town’ and ‘Speed of the Sound of Loneliness’  making a very good start to the evening.

Linda and Tom only did one song about ‘the Irish rain’ and ‘Don’t you Believe’ and a good choice of ‘Waiting for the Times to Get Better’ in view of the Referendum result last night.  Terry was next and got very warm with ‘Old Flames’ and continued with ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’ ‘Long Black Veil.’  I started  off with ‘Saving a Place,’  ‘What’s the use of Wings,’ ‘Windy Harbour’  and Keith Marsden’s song about a Funeral.  Mike Whittaker sang  his own song ‘Don’t Ever Change’ one of my favourites by Mike, he also did a cover (doesn’t happen very often) of ‘Norwegian Wood.’

Tom Degney finished the night  with two songs ‘Sally’  and ‘Dr Jazz’.

All in all there were twenty eight people in the Club eight of which were performers.

A good night was had by all.

Don’t forget there is NO Club next week. We shall reconvene on 8th July 2016.


All the Best. Geoff         

By |June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

CLUB NEWS 27/6/2016

Sorry no Club this Friday 1st July 2016. we have a number of people away at either Cleckheaton Folk Festival or Conwy Bluegrass Festival and also the Wales Football game is taking place at the same time. The next Club Night will now be the 8th July 2016.  Let’s make it good one.

All the best


By |June 27th, 2016|0 Comments