Stockton Folk Club owes a huge debt to Ron who was there when
the club started and ran it for many years. He was an inspiration
as a singer (notably with The Teesside Fettlers), songwriter (e.g.
The Chemical Worker's Song), instrumentalist and teacher. He was
above all a dear friend. Read more
John & Joy Rennie
John & Joy lead the curent management team
and are among our regular MCs (or hosts). They perform as Dogwatch
and are shown with the late Ashley, silent member of the group.
They both sing, accompanying themselves on concertina (John), melodeon,
keyboard, recorders (Joy). Some of their best songs are poems set
to music by Joy. Listen
John is the other member of the management
team and a regular MC. He sings and is an occasional whistle player
(although rarely outside the comfort zone of a knurdle) The pose
reflects his theme song "I've forgotten the words".
|Helen Pitt & Steve Dawes
Helen & Steve are well-known as a harmony
duo with a string of CDs to their name. You may also have come across
them as half of the maritime group Four 'n Aft. They are more often
heard solo at the Club, both with a great repertoire of songs. Listen
|Sylviane & Richard
Sylviane Bartkowiak & Richard Featherstone
have taken over leadership of the "knurdle" and can be
relied to provide driving tune-sets. Sylviane also sings and plays
a set of Flemish bagpipes.
Steve & Sue Lane
|Another of our regular MCs, Steve is a fine singer who
produces well-honed guitar accompaniments but is equally at home singing
unaccompanied. He also plays the hurdy-gurdy. Listen
|Sue has a penchant for pastische and parodies and other humorous
songs but she can put across the original traditional songs in fine
|We can't show photos of all our regular
performers. See our Gallery page for more. Other frequent to
regular performers include Robin Dale; Denis & Freda Dunning;
George Featherston; Celia Kay; Anne Lamb; Carol Lamb; Michael Lee;
Margaret Parkin; Derek Redman; Sue Rowney; Lesley & David Smith;
Dave Turner; Dave Walker; Rob Watson and John Wilson ... Apologies
to any I've overlooked and thanks also to all the members who help
with the raffle.