Over the past year, local folk singers John Hacker and John Bentley have organised no less than 5 online folk music events and are now set to host another at the end of the month.

The pair had hoped that, by now, life would be returning to normal but learning to expect the unexpected has become a regular part of lockdown life. In order to keep the music going, they have organised another online Quay Folk Club evening which will take place at 19:30 on Sunday 28th February.

The evening will feature guest spots from Derbyshire duo Stephen and Julie Wigley along with local singer Keith Newnham. There will also be shorter spots from a number of other local folk club singers including Second Time Around, Maureen Shaw, Steve French, Linda O’Connor and Frank Heap.

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To date, over £2,000 has been raised to support Quay Arts but this latest event will support the club itself.

John Bentley explains:

“Having previously used our funds to commission spots from professional singers we now need to replenish our funds. This will enable us to put on more great folk events in the future.

“We’ve all had to learn some new IT skills over the past year. When life returns to normal it will seem odd not to be able to mute people!”

The evening will be simultaneously streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
5 months ago

Streamed on YouTube? How does that work? Is there a link?

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