Coronavirus update: The committee have considered our options and bearing in mind that we have a duty of care to our members and guests we have decided to suspend Folk Club until further notice.
As a club we have decided to take part in events away from our regular Thursdays at the Joiner’s Arms in order to make the club better known and to support the community.
If you are organising a charity or community event and would like to offer a platform to some singers or players then contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
5th December: Bideford Library
A group of us were invited to perform at Bideford Library which was taking part in Bideford’s Late Night Shopping. We were regaled with mince pies and mulled wine and we enjoyed playing and singing for library visitors. Despite the weather and the closure of the long bridge we were pleased to meet quite a number of local people – including some who joined in an impromptu rendering of “Jingle Bells” – complete with bells!
16th December: Freshspring Society
If you didn’t know already the Freshspring is a steam vessel currently undergoing renovation in Bideford. She was formerly a fresh water carrier built for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Find out more about the ship here.
The trustees organised a thank you Christmas party for the volunteers who are working on the Freshspring and our friends at the Emerging Music Agency asked us if we could provide some entertainment. Two of us went to the party on the Barge Cafe and performed a few songs and also interested a few people in the Folk Club.
14th February: Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Pop-Up Museum launch
A group of Folk Club members entertained visitors at an event about the planned Barnstaple Museum Extension. We were in Bridge House (opposite the museum) from 1 to 3 pm.
19th May: North Devon Hospice Nightwalk
A group of Folk Cub members were on the trail near Barnstaple Railway Station entertaining night-walkers on the Tarka Trail in support of this local charity. We were entertained by the extravagantly lit-up ladies – never seen so many moving Christmas tree lights – and they certainly seemed to appreciate the music. The weather was kind too.
13th July: Buckland Brewer Fete
Just got back from an hour or so entertaining the visitors to this friendly village fete. Thanks everyone – and what a nice cream tea you gave us.
11th November: Lakenham Care Home (Northam)
A group of Folk Club members sang and played for some of the residents – a regular visit for us.
None at the moment – email us if you are planning a charity or community event that you would like us to take part in.