Unlike many folk clubs, Gainsborough Folk Club does not close for the summer. However, it is always thought of that the first meeting in September is the start of a new season. This year, that falls on Friday 13th September and meetings take place fortnightly after that, upstairs at the Melrose Club on Melrose Road.
The ukulele group meet at 7.30pm on club nights and are always happy to welcome newcomers. They even have ukuleles to lend to you while you decide whether to buy your own. These we bought some years ago, thanks to a generous grant from the Thonock Trust and they have started dozens of people off on a new musical adventure. The ukulele group have lots of previous experience, so you don’t need any!
The folk club part of the evening begins at 8.45pm and is usually a singaround. That means that everyone has a chance to sing a song, play a tune, recite a poem or even tell a joke. It isn’t compulsory however, and you are most welcome to go along and just listen — an audience is needed as well as performers! They do have some guest nights to look forward to later in the season. These are John Conolly, internationally renowned singer songwriter, on Friday 11th October and Roisin Ban on Friday 8th November.
If you would like to find out what about the folk club is all about, why not go along? Your first meeting is free. After that, admission is £2.00 per meeting unless you decide to pay for a year’s membership which works out considerably cheaper. Admission for non-members on guest nights will be £6.00.
More information can be found at www.gainsboroughfolkclub.com or by calling 01427 838726.