There was a time when folk music suffered from the old-fellas-in-woolly-jumpers-with-a-finger-in-their-ear stereotype.
That still happens and quite right too - it’s great to hear anyone stand up in a pub and belt out a song Ewan MacColl-style
But there is a major folk revival among the younger generation too and few are better than The Sail Pattern, who, as I’m sure you’ll have guessed by now (otherwise I wouldn’t really be bothering writing this) are in these parts tonight.
The band are appearing at Gillespie’s Folk Club at the Old Town Hall Tavern in Poulton.
The folk club, held on the last Thursday of the month, is run by Anna and Chris Walton (better known as the group Gillespie’s Rhythm).
Anna booked The Sail Pattern after seeing them perform at the Fylde Folk festival last year.
Four young lads from Calderdale in the heart of the Pennines, they play original songs, plus put their own refreshing spin on shanties and other traditional songs.
Doors open at the Old Town Hall Tavern at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. Admission is £5.00 on the door.
* ANOTHER Poulton pub has a big event on tonight.
The Grapevine is holding the first of a series of monthly concerts to raise money for charity.
Marketing manager Sam Aga has booked Fylde band Flip for tonight’s gig. There will also be a rafﬂe and a football card to raise money, with proceeds from the night are going to the charity Chloe’s Wish 2 Walk.
It is free to enter, though customers are invited to give a donation at the door.
* TOMORROW’S Fylde Arts Grundy Midday recital at Springfield Methodist Church will be given by the Kleeblatt Trio II – Irene Kitt (soprano), Harry Colledge (clarinet) and Marjorie Pennington (piano).
This week’s programme contains works by John McCabe (Folk Songs), Schubert (The Shepherd on the Rock), Clarinet solos by Finzi, Lloyd Webber and Paul Reade (Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite) and Songs by Handel, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Delius and Quilter).
The recital begins at 1pm and admission is £7 (Fylde Arts members £5).