Come 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.
Acoustics 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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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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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! 😉
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”.
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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…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 […]
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