Welcome to ‘The Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club’
Run by a host of Residents:- George & Gill Peckham, Kathy Runswick, Bernie Thomas, Jim Pearson, John Williams & Alan Ainsworth.
We are based at The Wallaseyans’ Club, 140 Grove Road, Wallasey CH45 0JF.
Every Sunday evening the Folk club opens it’s doors in ‘The Green Room’ at 8pm for an 8.30 start.
Entrance is free, except for Guest nights where there is a £7 entry to pay towards the artists.
If you like to listen to and participate in folk/ other acoustic music, or you want to perform yourself in a friendly atmostphere, then this is where you should be on a Sunday evening!
There are monthly Guest nights, occasional Residents’ nights, and most frequently performers’ nights where everybody who wants to perform is encouraged to do so in a warm, friendly and supportive club.
At present the club is running a talent competition on Sunday nights along side the singers nights. The winner will be announced on May 4th at the final. The prize is ;- doing a guest night with prize money & also will be singing/performing at ‘Folk in the Park’ on 1st June!
Our last guests in February were ‘The Jones Family Band’, a superb evening was had. So much talent in one family Brian Jones on guitar & vocals, his wife Helen vocals, daughters Laura vocals, Sam vocals & bass guitar & son Andrew vocals, guitar & mandolin all producing such wonderful harmonies. Brian & Laura often sang duets & solos. A wonderful time was had, with lots of audience participation in the chorus’s.
Our next guests are :-
23rd March are ‘Rag Mama Rag’, Ashley & Deborah Dow are one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. We are delighted to be included on their brief UK tour. They have been touring non stop for the last 10 years in Europe, playing at many major festivals in France, Belgium & Germany, clocking up over 2000 concerts, a night not to be missed! They create an exceptionally full & hard rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping!
They have a wide range of instruments. Their repertoire is 20s & 30s Blues based. They will be fronted by our guest host, the well known and very accomplished, Roger Parker.
On 27th April our guests are Gary Edward Jones Band. A recently formed band, but one with an excellent pedigree. Gary Edward Jones has put an amazing band together consisting of himself on vacals & guitar, Skeet Williams an amazing guitarist, & Oskar South on the double base. The band are releasing a cd in March & will be on tour over the next few months. A wealth of original material & wonderful musicianship. They will be hosted by Residents George & Gill Peckham.
The Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club also run a few ‘Folk in the Park’ Sunday afternoons in Vale Park Bandstand,New Brighton which have been run by the club for over 30 years. It is always a super FREE afternoon, especially if the sun shines, & free deckchairs! Dates up to now are 20th April -Easter Sunday and Sunday 1st June starting at 1pm-5pm ish!!