Welcome to the Dragon Folk Club

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, 9 February 2013


Tonight's session was the first to benefit from this blog. Jackie and Penny hadn't been along for a while but were spurred to join us by seeing the blog. They were both nervous about singing, but neither needed to be. Derek commented that Penny's first song was one of the three most difficult folk songs to sing, and one he wouldn't even try; Penny did an excellent job with it.

Another visitor was Guy, who hadn't been to the club for a very long time. It seems he may have been a regular around forty years ago. He must have been a babe in arms at the time! His excellent self penned song about Bristol and its relationship to the sea was very well received.

It was good to see Rose and Betty who are relative regulars at the club. Betty's five-string banjo and rich voice are always a particular highlight for me. Rose has already "Liked" the club's Facebook page.

After dredging the depths of the barely respectable (don't worry, I'm perfectly capable of that too) the evening was rounded off by Alan with "Brighouse on a Saturday Night" and by Richard, who MC'ed the second half, with "Blackleg Miner".

Next week is the day after Valentine's day, and there will be a Valentine's theme of "love and lust" or something to that effect. Don't worry if you haven't got anything appropriate, especially if you're a newcomer to the club; our themes are never strictly enforced, whatever ribbing some of the regulars might sometimes suffer for straying.

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