Cramlington Folk Club
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 The Clef & Cask (formerly The Hind) Dewley, Cramlington, NE23 6DT

 Contact: Keith Taylor  01670 715106 info@cramfolk.co.uk

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Cramlington Folk Club

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!


Club Quotes

“Breathtaking talent”

“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...”  


Keith Taylor (The Boss)

Resident
Performers

Allan Savage

Christine & Jill

Chris Clarke

Dave & John

Doug Wood

Eric Sharp

Gerry Tapscott

Jimmy & Carol

Ken Cross

Mike Hughes

Noel Common

Peter Meek

Ray Derrick

Steve Scotland

Stewart Shackleton

Terry Fletcher