Ruthin AllStyles music nights have moved online
For the duration of the coronavirus lock-down

We may not be able to physically gather together at The Feathers – but the music will go on. Each Thursday from 8.00pm we will be presenting an evening of music from our regular members and anybody else who has ever played at the club – plus a few guest contributors too.

We aim to make it the nearest thing to live music, whilst making it accessible to as many people as possible without having to download and juggle with any complicated software.

Posted by Chris Birchall on Thursday, 2 July 2020

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A Grand Night

Alan and Linda Thompson – Only Human

It was more than a grand night. In fact, it was a ‘grand’ plus £132.

Yes, that’s right, last Thursday’s fund-raising evening raised a total of £1,132 no less, thanks to the incredible generosity of everybody who tuned-in to enjoy what was an absolute belter of a music night.

Henry Priestman

Regulars and Guest Appearances

Pretty much all the songs were dedicated to the charity RENEW and its relentless fund-raising to help the refugees locked-down on the Greek island of Leros. Many had chosen their songs for the meaningful lyrics, others had included a special introduction. Club regular Robin Spreckly updated one of his own protest songs and incorporated a specially rewritten middle eight.

We had a first-time visit from The Christians former frontman, Henry Priestman who introduced his lovely “Beautiful Dreamers” with a special message to the club and to the charity.

Merry Hell – I Am Coming Home

Merry Hell
Merry Hell (right)contributed their hauntingly beautiful, a Cappella, “I Am Coming Home, I Am a Refugee, written by band member Bob Kettle.

Accompanied by his wife Elizabeth, Gary Edward Jones sang the beautifully poignant “Oceans” which he wrote after hearing about the three-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea during 2015 as he and his family fled war-torn Bagdad.

The evening had opened with “Only Human”, a song penned by club-member Alan Thompson after attending a talk given by one of the founders of RENEW about the desperate plight of the refugees on Leros.

Louise Edwards

Accompanied by a slideshow of pictures taken by the charity’s volunteers, the video has since been used during several fund-raising events. And then to close the show Alan and his sister Linda had recorded a special “lock-down” live version of that fabulous heart-wrenching song.

If you missed the show, it is available to replay at the bottom of this page. Near the beginning, Louise Edwards gives a brief explanation about the work done by the Buckley based Refugee Essentials North East Wales (RENEW). Herself, one of the group’s volunteers,  Louise has also hosted fund-raising concerts at her own music venue, The Tin Shed, in Treuddyn.

Above all, enjoy the wonderful locally-produced music by as talented a bunch of musicians to be found anywhere.  The show is three hours long and if you skip through to the best bits, it will only take you… erm… three hours 😉

Week 15 – Ruthin Allstyles Charity Fund-raiser

Week 15 – Ruthin Allstyles Charity Fund-raiser in aid of RENEW► As always, to watch this on rewind, fast forward to 5 minutes. The donations link will stay live until Saturday night, should you wish to donate to this worthy cause. or you can donate by Bank transfer direct to RENEW – (Refugee Essentials North East Wales) at Lloyds Bank. Name: CARE UK RENEW Sort Code: 30-99-14 Account No.: 41788268 IBAN: GB95LOYD30991441788268 **Please reference all donations ‘Ruthin All Styles’**

Posted by Chris Birchall on Thursday, 25 June 2020



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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