About Us

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RUNCORN FOLK CLUB is a singers, musicians and performers club, run on a non profit basis. The club has been a long standing folk club in Runcorn starting out at THE PROSPCT INN in Weston in 1998. It was run there for 19 years by Roger & Christine Hanslip and along with other long standing regulars, established itself as a fine venue on the folk scene and we had the pleasure of booking some of the finest performers on the folk  scene, in the unique setting of the pubs lounge. Due to a number of factors in 2017 we decided to move from THE PROSPECT INN and we had the opportunity to move to our present venue at RUNCORN GOLF CLUB.               Our present venue is more suitable as a folk club venue with not as many restrictions that we encountered at the Prospect. It is more user friendly for our regulars with a spacious room with comfy chairs and wheelchair access. It's also more suitable for the type of artistes we can now accommodate. The folk club nights are hosted  by our residents who are highlighted on OUR RESIDENTS page and these residents run the evenings in their own way as to make the nights run as smooth as possible. We are mainly a singers club that encourages people to perform  and play and we have regulars of varying standards who are always given the chance to perform for us. It must be said that on very busy singers nights chances may be limited, but we welcome all to come and enjoy an evening of live music in a very sociable setting. Guest nights include one of Annes boxes as a raffle prize .....AND ALSO ANNES CAKE!

"Quotes"

"Thank you again for hosting a really enjoyable evening last night – we really enjoyed the gig. It’s a great venue as well"
All the best. ( Jamie and the Time Bandits)

"Thank you so much for having us on Monday evening. We had a great time and really appreciated being made so welcome, the lovely audience, excellent floor spots and the cake!" Cheers, Graham ( The Deacons )

Thanks again for the gig! Everyone a bit shattered but all good fun! Only another 3 gigs this week!

All best wishes
Damian ( Merry Hell)

"Thanks for being so welcoming really enjoyed tonight x" Corrie Shelly

Hi Tony and Anne. Just to say a massive thanks to you both, Roger and Chris, along with your brilliant club. It was a real joy playing for you, such a buzz considering we were all a bit nervous due to the difficulty of getting all band members in one place at one time!   Mal and the band. (Fiddlestone)

"Thanks Tony for last night, we had a great time, always lovely to see everyone." Thanks again, Gordon McKinny ( Cousin Pearl)

 

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the opportunity to help celebrate the club's birthday, we both enjoyed the night. I particularly enjoyed the last set of tunes with Richard and Keith, both great musicians, given that the tunes were only agreed a couple of minutes before, anything could have happened. Cheers for now, Ian.  ( Ian Goodier & Tom Browne)

"We just wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening last night at your very friendly and welcoming club. I wish we could come every week........   Kind regards, Jane & Sean (Visitors)

"I hope everyone enjoyed the session on the Danny today. The crew and visitors were delighted with it".... "thanks once again for bringing the Folk Club to the Danny and for your kind donation".

All warmest wishes,

Cathriona (The Danny)

Hi Tony,
Just thought I should drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the Teacups and to thank you and the club for making us welcome. I am only sorry that you are too far away for us to attend regularly. I think that you have a great club. Thanks again, Chris (Visitor)