About the club
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).
here for venue details
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.
Click here for venue
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.
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.
Click here for venue details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.