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Spalding Folk Club
T' Committee:

Secretary

Elizabeth  
Elizabeth

About the club

Spalding folk club has been running continuously since 1979 - and a couple of the original members are still with us (perhaps you can spot them on this page).  We aim to have a good time, encourage local performers and to present the best professional guests that we can afford. There has been a strong tradition of songwriting from many of the residents over many years, including awards at the  “Write a Lincolnshire Folk Song” competition.  

To visit the archive of the club's history since 1979, including almost every guest, all the changes of venue and organisers, and a few other things beside, click here.

The club meets twice a month in two different formats:

On the first Wednesday every month the main folk club meets at the South Holland Centre with a booked guest. Doors open at 8, and music is from 8.15 to 11.15. Floor singers are always welcome. There is an admission fee, usually  6, though you can get a discount by becoming a member (5 a year, starting in January). 
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On the third Thursday every month there is a singaround at the Welland Yacht Club. There is no admission charge (just a raffle) and anyone is welcome to sing, play, tell a story or perform any other way they like. There’s even a bit of space for dancing now and again.
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Plus -  there's a monthly tune session at the club's old home, the Lincoln Arms in Bridge St.  This typically covers a bit of anything anyone wants to play, and occasionally might run to one or two songs as long as they're in G.  By default this is on the second Thursday but now and again moves to make way for darts nights and such. Best check with the pub before setting off or go on the mailing list.
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Plus plus - from time to time we get invited to play at local events, both public and private.  If you are interested in arranging such an event, just give Liz Padgett a call  on 01406 381399 or email us at spaldingfolkclub@gmail.com.  Details of public events coming up are on the News page.

There’s a committee keeping the show on the road, which consists of:

Chair: Dany Dalley
Secretary: Elizabeth Padgett
Treasurer: Martin Browne
Events: Colin Hayes
Publicity: Paul Dickinson
Social Media Publicity: Paul Brightman

The committee has never been known to hold a meeting but very occasionally they do call an Annual General Meeting where various good or bad ideas get put forward, somebody maybe resigns from the committee and then everything carries on as before. As a last resort there is always the constitution to refer to, though no-one has ever done so yet.

And there's loads of fantastic floorsingers as you can see.

Penny  
Penny

brian
Brian

andy
Andy

Eddie  
Ed  

Chris
  Christine

Angela
Angela
Chair
dany

Dany
Treasurer
Martin    

Martin

Events
colin  
Colin

Publicity
paolo
Paul

Social Media
Paul Brightman
Paul
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