Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club      
The premier weekly folk music venue on the Wirral Peninsula
   PROGRAMME OF EVENTS      What can you expect at the club?
                                  
OPEN ACOUSTIC

SINGERS NIGHTS

are held in the 
PRESIDENT'S LOUNGE 
usually on three nights 
of the month.
These are informal evenings of fun, laughter and songs 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 is FREE.  
A raffle is held in the interval.

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Residents - Vocal Point

Andy Chrimes
&
John Warburton

Dave Russell

 
   OPEN  ACOUSTIC 
                
BIG Spot NIGHTS

are held in the President's Lounge 
on the first Thursday 
of each month.

Floor singers perform 
from the start of the 
night until 9pm then, 
following the interval, a BIG spot of approx.
60 minutes is featured. 

Acts are hand-picked 
well in advance for  
these spots. 
                              
More floor singers
see the night out
concluding the
evening at 10-45pm
or just after.

 A collection is made   from the audience to
help with expenses for the BIG Spot act.

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CLUB HISTORY

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. 

THE VENUE 
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 the week before Christmas 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 -- Richard Digance entertains

 
OPEN ACOUSTIC

THEME NIGHTS

Occasional "Theme Nights" are held once a quarter 
in the President's Lounge.

Musical themes are chosen by the organisers well 
in advance to help with preparation.  
Examples are 'Songs of Ireland', 'Songs of England', 'Beatles Songs'. 

Conforming with the theme is not  compulsory,
though most regulars are keen to 'have a go'.

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        CONCERT NIGHTS

     The OAK ROOM is a           superb high quality         function suite with    its own bar and 
       catering facilities.      
 On at least one   Thursday each month professional artists 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

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         Clive Gregson

   A good mix of music             is guaranteed.                    
   It must be said that            there is always -                'Something 
              for 
         Everyone'
                              

 Greg Russell
Ciaran Algar

 
 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
       Seth Lakeman
       Cara Dillon &
     Fairport Convention
Ralph McTell
Eddi Reader

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