Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club      
The premier weekly folk music venue on the Wirral Peninsula
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                                   OPEN ACOUSTIC NIGHTS

In the PRESIDENT'S LOUNGE, usually on three nights of the month, Open Acoustic Nights take place. 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.

   
Residents - Vocal Point

Andy Chrimes
&
John Warburton

Dave Russell

 
  OPEN ACOUSTIC NIGHTS               + BIG Spots

The first Thursday of each month is an Open Acoustic BIG Spot night.

This entails floor singers performing in the first half, then, following the interval a BIG spot of 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.

OPEN ACOUSTIC THEME NIGHTS

Occasional "Theme Nights" are held about once a quarter.

The 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'.


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 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 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.

               
Richard Digance entertains

       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.
 

For concert nights
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
         Clive Gregson

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

 
 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