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.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Terry - Profile

This article is one of a series on regulars at the club.

Terry first came to the club in about 1976. His songs range from ant-war through mining, maritime and love songs to humour. He plays the guitar, melodeon and mandolin.

He discovered folk clubs in about 1976: Chipping Sodbury and Iron Acton clubs, the latter being the ancestor of the Dragon Folk Club. The atmosphere was so friendly and everyone joined in the choruses; it soon inspired him to learn some songs, initially singing unaccompanied. Some time later he bought a guitar, which he still uses and learned enough to accompany himself.

Terry started morris dancing in 1988. He says it's never too late: he was fifty five then and even now he still manages one or two dances in an evening.

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