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Welcome to the website of Stockton Folk Club.
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 add to the repertoire. Then from about 8:30 we start singing......
We aim to have guest-nights twice a month: other Mondays are "singarounds" (see What's on). At a singaround everyone is encouraged to get up and sing, play a tune, recite, clog dance or 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!
In the back room of the Sun Inn, we are blessed with excellent acoustics, some very good hand-pulled Bass and guest ales! We celebrated the 40th anniversary of our moving to the Sun on 22nd March 2010. New landlady, Tracey, took over in May 2015 and we look forward to continuing our happy association with her pub. Note that the side door is now closed and entry to the back room is through the main bar.
Entry costs are typically £4 - 6 on a guest night (£3 - 5 members); £1 on a singaround night. Come along and join in!
It's over a year since we lost Ron Angel, long time organiser and leading light of the Folk Club. He died on 17th September 2014 at the age of 83. For an obituary, click here