Nominated for Folk Club of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006/2007/2008
Parkgate Folk Club started in it’s present format in January 1994 in the Parkgate Hotel. In March 2000 the hotel closed for business and the club moved to The Boathouse. The club is open on the last Thursday of each month, except December when we run on the Thursday preceding the Christmas holiday. Occasionally we put on extra nights in the middle of the month to fit in with a particular artiste’s tour dates.
We book international and national artistes. The evenings are presented by either Brass Tacks or Eddie Morris, the resident singers, who start the evening with a 30-minute set before introducing the guest artiste. Dina, Pat, Joyce, and Anne, the rest of our team, who work hard to help with the running of the club, are also there to ensure you of a warm welcome.
We are in the upstairs room, and the seating is laid out in concert style. From Jan 2014 we will start at 8.00pmuntil 10.45pm approx. The doors are open from 7:20pm.
The club has a warm, friendly atmosphere, is well attended and regularly has full houses.
Tickets are available for each night at the club or by post. If you attend the club regularly, you will be able to get a ticket for the next month at a small discount. (There may be exceptions to this on certain Ticket Only nights). You can also pay on the door, except on Ticket Only nights.