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 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
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'.