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We are saddened at the recent loss of both Don Hurley & Bart Wolffe

Don Hurley

Don was an oustanding guitarist & singer who was a longstanding member of the Folk & Blues Club. He was a much loved regular on Sunday Nights and his wit and humour enriched our club in many ways. He inspired fellow musicians to join in the jam sessions at the end of the evenings and will be sorely missed by all his friends and fellow musicians. We are thankful for Don's contribution to the club & extend our heartfelt condolences to his family. A musical evening to celebrate his life and music will be held on Sunday 19th September 2016.

Don's funeral will be held on Friday 2nd September 2016 at 2.15pm at the East Chapel, Croydon Crematorium. There will be a wake with food and drink at Ruskin House after the funeral.  All welcome.

Flowers or donations are welcome, the family leave it up to you. The nominated charity is Nordoff Robbins, link to the Just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/inmemoryofdonhurley
Flowers to: J B Shakespeare, 67 George Street, Croydon CR0 1XG. Need to arrive by 10am on the day of the funeral

Bart Wolffe

Bart Wolffe was a talented poet and writer who will be sadly missed but his poetry and books live on

Legacy of the Underdog - There will be an evening of music and poetry celebrating Bart's life on Thursday 1st September 8pm  in the lounge at Ruskin House

Musicians include Ron Trueman-Border, Victoria Lloyd,  Chris Staines, Sharon & Robin Malyan

Poetry by Bart Wolffe, Ben Preston, Veronica Aldus and Pete Godismo

Entrance is free  but donations will be welcome in aid of the Bart Wolffe Legacy Fund helping exiled writers find a new voice.

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Shanty Group

Meets at Ruskin House every Monday

Anyone interested in playing or singing shanties is welcome

Further info from Jamie on schiehallion295@btinternet.com and 020 8462 5160

 

 

 

    Sunday 4 September 2016

 

       

              Singers Night

 

              

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 above & for the festival under 'Annual Festival'

 

 


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Every Sunday from 8pm

All welcome!


Forthcoming ev

 

   Thursday 1 September 2016    8pm

        The Legacy of the Underdog

      Tribute Evening  for Bart Wolffe

 

 

     Sunday 4 September 2016    8pm

                   Singers Night

 

 

     Sunday  11 September 2016    8pm

      John & Di Cullen & Singers Night

 

 

    Sunday  18 September 2016    8pm

              Bill Wardwell &

       Don Hurley Tribute Night    

 

    

   Sunday  25 September 2016    8pm

                    Singers Night    

   

 


 

Croydon Folk Club

 meets at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD at 8pm on Mondays.               

Closed for the Festivals until 5 September 

Further info www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk

Contact us                                                                              Jenny or Brian on: 020 8660 5919  or 0770 3210 795

 email: croydonfolkclub@aol.com

 

 

 

Lime Meadow Acoustic Folk & Blues Club

Lime Meadow Avenue,   Sanderstead  CR2 9AS

Wednesday Fortnightly

9pm to 11pm      Bar opens 7pm

      Free entry & parking

 rwww.limemeadowacousticfolkandbluesclub.co.uk

cClub phone 020 86572014

 

 

St Patrick's Night 2016

 

 was held in the Cedars Hall on Thursday 17th March 2016

and featured

The Emerald Aces

George Lloyd        Dougie & Ashby Field

Aidan & Vicky Keohane 

  Denny Terrell   Luke Davey

Liz Beaumont    Herbie Scones

Paddy Gallery HERE

 


 

The Croydon Folk and Blues Club meets every Sunday evening from 8:00 at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey (see how to find us)Everyone is welcome - not just musicians, and those of all abilities are encouraged to "have a go" if they want to - it doesn't have to be folk OR blues either! Originals or covers are all welcome. The music starts around 8:30 with the regular sessions. An hour later there is usually a 'hotspot' which features a special guest. After the hotspot it's back to the regular session and the evening usually ends featuring club organiser Garry Davis and his harmonica with other musicians and singers. It is a very friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere and only costs 2, which also enters you into the fabulous end-of-evening prize draw. Real ale and a wide range of drinks are also available from the main bar till 10:45. Ruskin House also hosts Croydon Folk Song Club on Mondays.

If you would like to play at Ruskin House on a Sunday, prepare about five numbers and make yourself known to Garry when you arrive. If it's busy and you're at the end of the line, you may not get on till late. We don't generally use amplification, even for vocals, because unless you're using a keyboard or MIDI device, electric bass or guitar, we find that unplugged is plenty loud enough. This can be quite a challenge for those used to being miked up! The adjacent Cedar Room, which we use for large-scale events, has full PA facilities (and a bar). In the summer we often have a barbeque on the huge patio.

Contact us:
Ruskin House Bar Telephone (UK) 020 -8688-5339 

Garry Davis (club organiser) Telephone (UK) 01737-553493 

e-mail:folkandbluesorg@hotmail.com

facebook:http://www.facebook.com/ruskinhouse

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