If you would like to receive communications about the Club including reminders about upcoming guests, contact John L.
Welcome to the website of Stockton Folk Club
Now at The George and Dragon
109 High Street, Norton TS20 1AA
The Club meets in the back room (lounge) of The George & Dragon on a Monday. A recent change, however, means that we are closed on bank holiday Mondays. The pub has a cosy, old fashioned feel and serves real ale.
We're a friendly club that believes in participation, not just listening, so come and join in some rousing choruses. A typical evening begins at around 7:45 p.m. with an instrumental session or "knurdle" when our regulars work their way through some well-tried tunes: anyone is welcome to join in and to add to the repertoire. Then from about 8:30 we start singing......
We aim to have guest-nights twice a month (except in August): other nights are "singarounds" (see What's on). At a singaround everyone is encouraged to get up and sing, play a tune, recite, clog dance or do whatever they want to do, provided it falls under the wide umbrella of folk. But don't worry, nobody is coerced into getting up, and we have a healthy core of talented performers to ensure an entertaining night. On a guest night, floor spots are limited: if you are visiting and want to perform, catch the M.C. early -- you may still be restricted to one song!
We have recently been asked to make a bigger financial contribution to the pub. Consequently entry costs for guest nights have risen and are typically £9 on a guest night (£7 members). Entry for singaround nights remains at £1. Come along and join in!
We're very sad to report that Mike Shorttle, a long-time stalwart of the Club passed away on 4th October, aged 80. His funeral is on Monday 21st Oct at 13:30 in St Bede's Chapel, Middlesbrough Crematorium TS5 7HD.