Home Grown Live Music

121018-0067Come along and listen to a wide range of acoustic music styles from Folk to Country, from Blues to Roots to R&B. Most Thursdays are Singers Nights, with performers doing between two and four songs each. All styles and abilities are welcome.
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Performing at the Club

141106-2893Acoustics at the venue are good and our audiences respectful. Those who wish, can perform “unplugged”, with voice and instrument mics set so that the performances may be enjoyed by everyone in the audience at a comfortable volume.
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Farewell to Winter

Penni Neale

It was the fourteenth of March, the last Thursday of Winter, and fourteen musicians turned up at The Feathers to say “good riddance” to wintertide and the grim weeks of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

That said, there was nothing SAD about our little gathering, with some thirty in total, enjoying the musical merriment.

Penni Neale opened the proceedings with Gary Edward Jones’s beautiful song “Oceans”

Rhyl’s Roland Hughes (aka Hugh Rowlands) performed a couple of his own songs aimed at encouraging both women and men to regularly check for the early tell-tale signs of cancer, both songs that could quite literally be a life-saver.

Hugh Rolands

The Fred Rose song, “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”, made famous by Willie Nelson, was made even more famous by Gryn Hudson.

Lynda and Tom Degney included Christy Moore’s “Ride On” in their set.

Next up were Tom, Dick & Harry who gave us a fine mix of Americana, Folk, and Harry’s home-grown material.

Next Saturday (23rd) Alan Thompson will be joining Penni and a host of other local heroes for a concert at Denbigh’s Theatr Twm or Nant. Entitled “Music Can Make a Difference” the concert has been organised to raise money to help pushchairs, cots and other equipment to aid the Syrian refugee mothers and children stranded on a Greek island. Tonight he sang a brand new song “Only Human”, that he has written about their plight. It was beautiful and poignant, and you can hear it by clicking the ► below.

Enid Toft

Some trad folk was delivered a cappella by Steve Bailey. I was in a Beatles mood and Bob Hall sang a tribute to a friend who had passed away suddenly a year ago that day.

Having injured his guitar hand, Geoff Durno recruited Tom, Dick and Harry to accompany him on “The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia”.

Joe Lyon was in fine form as he honoured the 1950s musical ‘Calamity Jane’, with the “Black Hills of Dakota” and then turned a “Whiter Shade of Pale” as he delivered that fine Procol Harum song.

Next thing we knew, it was finale time and Tom, Dick and Harry returned to the stage to accompany Enid Toft on Buddy Holly’s “Raining in my Heart”.

 

Steve Bailey

All in all, a super night. So join us again next Thursday when we will be celebrating the first day of Spring.

Tom, Dick and Harry with Enid Toft

Hugh Rolands recruits some of our members to ‘Give Cancer the Finger’


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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