FOLK fans have no excuse for not getting out and listening to music with clubs right in the heart of Huddersfield.
An open acoustic night for singers and musicians is held on the first Thursday of each month at the King’s Head bar in St George’s Square in the town centre.
Those who perform and those who turn up to support them refer to the club as what else but Station Folk, sited as they are within a train’s width of the railway station.
They already have a core of regular performers in addition to new visitors each month. The sessions usually begin about 8.30pm and all are welcome, new musicians and singers and audiences alike.
Just along the square club organiser Alyson Harding is organising a new one, Whistlestop Folk, with the blessing of the new licensee of the Head of Steam pub.
The club will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and opening night is tomorrow.
Doing the opening night honours is Jon Harvison, from Steeton.
Jon is a great singer-songwriter who has been entertaining audiences for a number of years, locally and across Europe.
Tomorrow’s new folk club will get under way at about 8.30pm. It will be an informal singers/musicians session with Jon playing a couple of sets.
And in October another big hitter, Bram Taylor, arrives.
He was last seen in the area at this summer’s Cleckheaton Folk Festival.
He was brought up in Leigh in Lancashire and his parents encouraged him to play in a brass band. But he then took up the guitar and a lifelong passion was discovered.
Enjoy those skills at the Head of Steam on Saturday, October 11.