The premier weekly folk music venue on the Wirral Peninsula


                                  A typical Oak Room concert evening                        


The HUNGRY HORSE FOLK CLUB was first founded in 2005 at The Rake Pub in Little
Stanney, near to Cheshire Oaks retail park.   
That venue is a Hungry Horse Pub/Restaurant, hence the folk club name was chosen.  

Its popularity grew week on week and many top notch folk entertainers appeared there 
including Richard Digance, Steve Knightley, Harvey Andrews, Julie Felix, Anthony John
Clarke and the like.    

In July 2011, whilst searching for larger premises for their folk festival (THE WIRRAL
FOLK FESTIVAL) the club organisers found its present venue - the excellent
Whitby Sports & Social Club (we like to call it 'Centre') in Ellesmere Port,
It is a very large, modern, single storey building with full disabled access to all rooms
and excellent facilities for all types of sport and leisure activity. 

You will find it on the corner of the junction of Chester Road and Dunkirk Lane, not
far from the town centre of Ellesmere Port, (a bus stops outside).
The post code for your Sat. Nav. is - CH65 6QF.

Apart from a couple of weeks over the Christmas/New Year period the club runs every

Thursday evening and there you will find two dedicated folk music enthusiasts -
ANGIE and JOHN OWENwith the help of a small willing group of volunteer friends
and family presenting all that is best in folk and acoustic music. 

These nights take place in the President's Lounge and the Oak Room depending on
what type of night it is.      NB: ALL NIGHTS activities commence at 8pm, prompt.


* In the PRESIDENT'S LOUNGE, usually on three nights of the month, 
Open Acoustic Nights take place.    These are informal evenings of, fun,
laughter, songs and tunes performed by a very talented bunch of Singers,
Musicians, Poets and Storytellers each performing in their own particular style.
New performers and members of the audience are always made most welcome.   
A lovely atmosphere of sociability prevails.
Admission if FREE.    A raffle is held in the interval.
The firsty Thursday of each month we call an -- 'Open Acoustic Night + BIG Spot'.  
This entails floor singers performing in the first half, then, following the interval
a BIG Spot of between 45 to 60 mins is featured.    Acts are hand picked well in 

advance for this type of evening.  More floor singers see the night to an end, until 

just after 11pm.  FREE admission.  'The hat' is  passed around the room for the 

BIG Spot act.
On occasions we have "Theme" Nights" where the organisers programme well in 
advance a particular theme for the evening, e.g. "Beatles Songs".    Conforming with 
this suggestion is not compulsory although most regulars are keen to 'have a go'.


** The OAK ROOM is a superb high quality function suite with its own bar and catering
facilities and on at least one Thursday each month professional folk artistes appear,
performing traditional or contemporary songs.    A good mix of music from the

tradition and more modern singer/songwriter entertainment gives this type of night a
'something for all' occasion.                                     

There is a door charge but it is strongly recommended that tickets are purchased in
advance for many of these concerts.    

Tickets can be purchased by ringing - 0151-678-9902 or online via



 *** The CONCERT HALL is used occasionally to stage even larger concerts.    Many
nationally known acts have appeared in recent years on stage here including: -
Barbara Dickson, Richard Digance, Steve Knightley, Spiers & Boden, Dougie MacLean, 

The Houghton Weavers and Show of Hands.

Tickets can be purchased by ringing - 0151-678-9902 or online via