Home Grown Live Music

121018-0067Come along and listen to a wide range of styles from Traditional Folk to Country, from Folk Rock to R&B, from Blues to Jazz. Most Thursdays are Singers Nights, with performers doing between two and four songs each. All styles and abilities are welcome.

There are floor spots available practically every week – even on Guest Nights when our seasoned regulars provide the support.
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Performing at the Club

141106-2893Acoustics at the venue are very good and our audiences are respectful and appreciative. It is perfectly possible to perform “unplugged”, reinforced with voice and instrument mics in order that the performances may be enjoyed by everyone in the audience at a comfortable volume.

Our 12 channel PA has foldback monitor, DI boxes and a backline bass amplifier.
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Northern Invaders

20160721-2911Yes, they invaded from the north – but there was nothing uncivilised about it.

We have a fairly regular contingent, of course, who descend on us from the northern shores. They were represented this week by Tom and Lynda from Rhos-on-Sea, Richard Davies from Rhyl and, from Abergele’s coastal climes, Wendy and Richard Eastwood.

Joining them were no fewer than four new faces: Conwy Folk Club’s John Blower (right), Tony Grant from Sunny Rhyl, and the duo known as Hope from the same neck of the woods.

And we are just talking here about the front line performers. With them, of course, came a goodly number of support troops in the shape of audience members who’d come along to enjoy the music.

20160721-2902The home guard comprised Peter Stevens, Chris, and Joe Lyon, flanked by Wrexham Folk Club’s Peter Leslie (left), taking the total number to thirteen performers, each one doing up to three numbers.

The first battle cry came from Lynda Degney, declaring she was “No Stranger to the Rain”. Accompanied by husband Tom, they also sang about “Blue Grass Music”, before Tom switched both instrument and genre to accompany Richard for a bluesy set that included a new song (from him), Tom Russell’s “St Olaf’s Gate”. Tom also did a solo spot featuring “Little Jimmy Brown”.

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Peter Stevens (right) with his impromptu band Wendy, Lynda, Tom and Peter Leslie

Peter Stevens’ set included a John Denver (of course) and a Tim O’Brien, and in the second half he recruited the other Peter, Wendy, Tom and Lynda to join him on “The Midnight Special”.

20160721-2908Peter Lesley sang songs by Keiran Halpin, Cat Stevens and himself. Wendy and Richard provided a lovely eclectic mix with songs from Elvis, Jim Reeves, John Prine and Edwina Hayes.

Chris’ songs this week came from Damian Rice and Neil Young, and Joe Lyon covered songs by The Beatles and The Searchers. Joe also entertained with a couple of jokes that he reckoned were “less corny than Chris’s”.  Hmm… the jury is out on that one! 😉

20160721-2920Then it was the turn of the ‘new faces’.

John Blower’s set included the Animals’ version of “Don’t Let me be Misunderstood”, and Richard Thompson’s “Wanna See Those Bright Lights Tonight”.

Tony Grant (left) sang “The Minstrel” by The Houghton Weavers and the 1977 Dan Hill ballad “Sometimes When we Touch”.

20160721-2925The finale spot this week fell to the Rhyl duo, Hope. Nathan and Steve (right) are prolific songwriters and in the first half had performed “Temptation” and “Take it Slow”.

To finish off another excellent evening of music, they performed their song entitled “Go”.  But we couldn’t let them go – at least without an encore in the shape of “Madeleine” which, like their other songs, was met with a warm and enthusiastic reaction from our audience.


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Northern Invaders

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Just Another Singers’ Night

That headline is so wrong of course. There never is “just another Singers’ Night” these days, because every club night is different. You never quite know who is going to turn up – or how many.

And that’s what […]

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A Welcomme at The Feathers – with Finnan & Chrimes too!

…and Frank, John and Andy are more than welcome to pay us a return visit whenever they like!

Some twenty-six months have gone by since Welcomme, Finnan and Chrimes last entertained us back in our […]

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Warm Welcome on a Damp Thursday

With several of our regulars away on holiday, or attending the Conwy Bluegrass and various other festivals, we had no idea what sort of a turn-out to expect.

Then as our start time approached, the […]

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Ben and the Baker’s Dozen

No, it’s not the name of a new band. It was the roll-call from last Thursday’s line up at Ruthin AllStyles.

In addition to this week’s Showcase performer, thirteen of our regulars conspired to provide a […]

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Wales vs England vs AllStyles

Wales were understandably despondent about losing to England in Thursday’s group stage match, but those ardent fans who’d watched it unfold during the afternoon on the (multiple) big screens at The Feathers were having none of it.

They […]

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Ruthin Folk Club, or Ruthin All Styles Music Club as it is now known, meets every Thursday evening at The Feathers Inn, Well Street, Ruthin. Providing some of the best acoustic live music in Denbighshire.  Most nights are ‘Singers Nights’ based upon an open mic or plug in and play format.  Firmly established on the North Wales Folk Club Scene, we welcome visiting musicians, with many coming from all over Denbighshire, Flintshire and Gwynedd and the rest of North Wales, as well as from over the border in Cheshire and the Wirral. All tastes in music are catered for as well as all abilities, so do come along and enjoy the fun.

Ruthin AllStyles Music Club – part of the North Wales live music scene