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. We start at 8.00pm until 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.
Change of circumstances
The Fire Service has decided that the Boathouse upstairs room has been deemed a fire risk and therefore cannot be used until suitable reparations have been made. We are therefore looking for somewhere else to run the Folk Club.
I have spoken to Huw Williams, our next guest, and have said that we will postpone his booking and arrange another date, unless we are able in such a short time to find another venue for his booking on Thursday 28th April
Please watch this space for further bulletins