Black Swan Folk Club

E-Newsletter 149

25th July 2012

This is a just a quickie to remind you about tomorrow night’s club guest.  I had hoped to get another full newsletter posted by now but the clock has beaten me.  Hopefully in the next week or two.....


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There are only around twenty tickets left for tomorrow night’s (Thursday 26th July) very special club guest Allan Taylor.  So if top quality original songwriting is your thing, get online soon and book yours at or take a chance and turn up early to buy on the door.


For more than 45 years Allan has travelled the world performing at festivals, concert halls, cafe bars and clubs.  He is widely acknowledged as one of the foremost folk singer/songwriters of his late ‘60s generation, and has always been particularly popular across continental Europe.  There are over a hundred recorded cover versions of his songs, in ten different languages!  Allan is a craftsman lyricist and melody writer (he is fittingly dubbed the “song poet”), a great guitarist with a rich, mellow sound and a singer with a voice that speaks of a lifetime of travel and experience.


Allan has been a firm friend to the Black Swan Folk Club over many years and last sang for us in May 2007, so as we welcome him back let us say, in the words of his most successful song “it’s good to see you”.


Tickets cost £10 full or £8 concessions, doors open as usual at 8pm and Stan Graham is acting as Master of Ceremonies, with Chris Euesden ensuring great sound quality at the PA desk.





Just in case I don’t get that full Newsletter written soon, here’s a quick reminder that we have an open-to-all Singers & Musicians Night next week, 2nd August.  After that we welcome the winner of the 2010 BBC Young Folk Award James Findlay for a classily performed night of most traditional folk on 9th August, then it is a special Women Singers Night on 16th August, hosted by Union Jill, and of course open to listeners of either sex!