Keith Taylor (The Boss)
I went along to
Cramlington Folk Club for the first time in September 1972. I must have
enjoyed the experience as I am still going.
I very quickly became a regular and was soon involved in the running of
the club. The Club was started by Terry and Sandy Dean, and when they
left to go and live in the USA, I with the help of my wife Audrey, and
the residents at the time especially Gary Hogg and Ray Hooker took on
the mantel of organiser, a job I have been doing since September 1982.
I do believe that it is wrong to put labels on music and like any kind
of music or song that is well performed. What never ceases to amaze me
is the amount of local talent that is around. Over the years regular
performers have left for a variety of reasons but the gap has always
been filled by some new performers of equal or even better standard.
I do have favourites and it is usually the performer that is up on stage
at that time!
'Take your glasses back to the bar please' must be Keith's most
memorable quip. Never heard him sing it though...
Probably has the hardest job in the Club but does it really well...
Has a nice wife...
Anyone who runs a Club for this long can't be all bad, or can they?...
The General - MC for 30 years, Keith has seen it all. Very encouraging
to all residents and guests, and is a perfect host...
Christine & Jill
Dave & John
Jimmy & Carol
to see our 2011
courtesy of Paul Murphy
The Clef & Cask (formerly The Hind) Dewley, Cramlington, NE23
Contact: Keith Taylor
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