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, 4 June 2020

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Week 11 – Hoots Mon

This week we went all tartan and Jayne even grew a bright ginger beard, as we presented the show from the top of a virtual mountain overlooking Lock Ness.

And what a monster of a show it was with Dave Ryder kicking things off with a rather appropriate “Voice in the Wilderness”, followed by a whole gaggle of regulars and with Katie and James of the McGregor clan taking us up to the finale spot.

Kate McCullogh

The finale spot itself was occupied by a Yorkshire-born bonnie lass with a Scottish sounding name. Kate McCullough, who studies music at the University of Chester, sang us a wee gem of a song that she’d found on a Dame Vera Lynn record. And, as if in keeping with the theme of the evening, her Tanglewood Crossroads guitar answers to the name of Whiskey.

There were two other new faces in the form of Jenny Harris-White and Rob Griffiths, and it was nice to welcome Ric Chayney back too.

Sam Moorecroft

We were treated to a wide selection of wonderful covers of songs from a diverse range of artists from Dylan to Jim Reeves and from Lennon to Lady Gaga.

And as for our talented songwriters, Peter Leslie gave us the first song he’d ever written back in 1973, whereas Penni Neale has only just written her first, “The Nana Song”. She was nervous about offering it up. She needn’t have been. It was lovely.

So, once again, it was as good an evening of music as you would get any side of Hadrian’s Wall. A massive thank you to all who took part.


Week 11 Hoots Mon

Posted by Chris Birchall on Thursday, 28 May 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