Welcome to Maidenhead Folk Club's Homepage!
|Useful Folk Links at the bottom of the page....|
|Forthcoming, October 2014 and beyond...|
|Maidenhead's Biennial Folk Song Competition 2013|
|The Presentation of the Award of 'Lifetime Members'|
The presentation of the award to John and May Sommerville, two people who were there at the beginning, have worked on the Committee for most of those years and were presented with the award by other members of the Committee at the 35th Anniversary Concert. 31st March 2007. (Photograph by Malcolm Austen). From left to right; Liz and Alan Weston, May and John Sommerville and Pearl and Tony O'Neill.
If you want to skip the MFC mission statement and description blurb go back to 'What's On' and on to 'Folk Related Links'.
We are a small but friendly club dedicated to the retention, propagation and performance of the Traditional Music and Song of the British Isles, whilst having a little fun!
As the above would suggest our booking policy tends to lean towards the Traditional although that is not set in concrete as exampled by our biennial song writing competition where our desire is to encourage songs that 'will continue to be sung in Folk Clubs'. Check out our style by clicking on the 'What's On' links!
We are known as a warm, friendly, 'Singing' club where no chorus is ignored, due to our enthusiastic members and as most of the audience are performers, if you want a floor spot be sure to get there early!
Our venue is; The New Inn, 1 Farm Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5HX. Tel; 01628 777721 and our Host is Trevor.
How to find us at the 'New Inn', Farm Road, Maidenhead. SL6. 5HX...
We meet every Thursday throughout the year, starting at 8.30pm and finish at 11.00pm, (or as near as possible!).
Due to the constraints of the venue we do not collect at the door but 'pass the hat' in the break with the very moderate suggested fees of £5.00 for standard Guest Nights with a graduated scale for more expensive Guests and £2.50 for Singers' and all other nights. (We will endeavour to put the non-standard fees on the 'What's On' page).
We book two or three Guests a month, filling out the rest of the evenings with Singers and Musicians Nights and Theme Nights when we make the money to pay for the Guests! Prospective Guests are advised to supply a 'demo' CD which will be listened to by our Committee and discussed at our quarterly meetings.
The contacts are; Tony and Pearl O'Neill, telephone no; 0118 944 8269
Useful Folk Music Associated Links;
|FfMS Fund Raising Concerts - Not To Be Missed|
|MudCat Cafe||Herga Folk Club|
|Tudor Folk||Uxbridge Folk Club|
|Oxford Folk Club||Sussex Folk Guide|
|UK Folk Web||Folking.com|
|Folk and Roots||Stan Hugill Website|
|Traditional Music Library||Marlow Bottom Accoustic|
|Bright Young Folk||The Cellar Upstairs|
|The Living Tradition||Folk at the Pumphouse|
|Maidenhead Town Website|
This website was designed and built by Tony O'Neill on 08/01/00 and last amended on 21/09/2014.