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Welcome to the official blog of the Dragon Folk Club, which meets for a singers night every Friday at The Bridge Inn, Shortwood, Bristol. Everyone is welcome whether you sing, play or just listen.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Dragon Folk Club Blog Goes Official

Tonight's session was very varied. The rumoured theme didn't happen and there wasn't even the appearance of some ad hoc theme as there sometimes is.

Derek sang a song that caused a sharp intake of breath when he sang it previously, just a few weeks after his first appearance. Apparently a number of regulars also sing versions of the same song. You'll be pleased to know that on this second airing the sky did not fall in; there were only a few good-humoured gasps. I'm just sorry I can't remember the name of the song.

Simon brought along his friend Mike (yes, another one) who makes very occasional appearances at the club, coming as he does, all the way from Reading. Maggie calls him "The Ferret Man" after his singing of Derek Jolly's "My Grandfather's Ferret" (tune - Grandfather's Clock) on a previous visit. Mike S says that Mike T is one of only a few people who can sing lower notes than he does.

Steve and Gary made their first appearances for a while, and a "get well" card was passed around for Ray, who is in hospital at the moment. Get well soon Ray, we miss you!

After having a chat about it with Mike (S), it seems that this Blog can now go official, and I'll try to start doing some publicity on the back of it. We are a friendly bunch, so come along if you have any interest in acoustic music. If you sing or play then don't be shy, everyone gets a chance whatever their ability or genre, and if you don't do either you can come along to listen, join in, or maybe you can be persuaded to recite or read something for the entertainment of all assembled.


  1. How do i get in touch with
    Derrek Jolly, does anybody know?

  2. I knew Derek in Reading, and met him once or twice after he moved to St Albans. I knew he then moved to Cyprus and it appears he later moved to Bulgaria. If you look down this thread on mudcat, you will find a contribution from Derek (dated 08 May 11), which is the latest reference to him I know of.