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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Sweet Sixteen

Sam Moorcroft

Twenty six through the door, sixteen of whom provided the sweet sound of music, covering folk, country, americana, blues – and even a bit of good ole rock n’ roll.

Richard Ruthin started off in the sixties with the Searchers song “Every Time That You Walk in The Room”. More of our regulars followed, with some Tom Paxton and Ry Cooder from Bob Neale and Penni leading us up the “Stairway to Heaven”.

Chris broke the “Sound of Silence”, having brought his trusty auld EKO out for a rare airing. Lynda Degney sang “California”, and there was an instrumental interlude from Tom Degney on his magic mandolin.

Bob Hall was tickling the ivories once again this week with the Everley Brothers favourite “Let it Be Me”, and Rod Stewart’s “Don’t Wanna Talk About It”.

Colour coordinated Caz Orton

Harri Owen and Oli Bradley Hughes rocked up with “Hitting the Road” (written by Oli). Both are members of the recently formed local band ‘Clwydian Rangers’. Because we can’t accommodate drum kits in the function room at The Feathers, we’d not met their drummer, Sam Moorcroft. Tonight he came anyway – armed with a guitar, and played a fine set that included his cover of the latest song from ‘Rag n’ Bone Man’, entitled “I’m a Human”.

Another first timer, making her Ruthin AllStyles debut, was Caz Orton. She opened her set with a lovely song she’d written for a friends wedding.

Two guys we don’t see enough of are Alan Wilkins and Mark Thatcher, respectively drummer and bassist in ‘The Alibis’. They too had acoustic guitars as their weapons of choice tonight. Alan opened with a cover of a song by Canadian singer Ron Sexton and Mark Thatcher gave us “Ricky Don’t Lose That Number”, in  honour of Steely Dan’s Walter Becker who died recently.

Raphael Callaghan

Raphael Calaghan plays harmonica with the Tom, Dick and Harry band, and we had a taste of  both that and his guitar for his solo floor spot. First two of his own compositions, “Denim” and “Too Much Rain” followed by a tasty cover of “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.

The end of the evening was approaching, and tonight Matthew… David Rees became Madonna with the song from Evita, “Another Suitcase In Another Hall”, followed by one of his own excellent songs “Normal Service”.

The finale spot this week fell to Joe Lyon who gave us a lovely cover of  “Postcard from London”, and “A Place in the Sun”. And for an encore, what better to end the evening, than Blue Murder’s “The Goodnight Song”.



And there’s more…

September 2017

Sweet Sixteen

A Perfect Ten

Singers’ Night – August 31st

August 2017

Collaborations Galore

It’s Show-Time!

Long Time No See

Singers’ Night August 3rd

Candlelight, Cake, Chords and Choruses

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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