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 club name.
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 (WIRRAL FOLK FESTIVAL) the club organisers found its present venue:
THE WHITBY CLUB, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
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 6Q
Apart from one or two weeks over the
Chrismas and New Year period the
club runs every Thursday evening and there
you will find two dedicated folk music enthusiasts -- ANGIE and JOHN OWEN -
with 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 or the Oak Room
depending on what type of night it is.
NB: ALL NIGHTS commence at 7-45pm, prompt.
The OAK ROOM is a superb high quality function suite with its own bar and
Most months throughout the year professional and semi-professional acts appear performing both traditional and contemporary songs.
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 MAIN CONCERT HALL
is used occasionally to stage larger concerts. Many nationally known acts have appeared on stage here in recent years including: -
Barbara Dickson Richard Digance Steve Knightley
Spiers & Boden Dougie MacLean The Houghton Weavers Show of Hands
Cara Dillon &