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The Narrow Boat

Monday (weekly) from 8.30pm

"Skipton Folk Unplugged" runs every Monday at "The Narrow Boat" tavern, Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, commencing at 8:30.

Club nights are split approximately 50/50 between guests and singers. Organisers Sheila Kelsall and Alan Wilkinson do not normally sing, but can be persuaded occasionally on a singers' night, so there is a rota of club residents / regulars to host the evening.

The great variety of residents gives us one of our strengths in that each evening is different as they put their particular stamp on it.

We never close, even in August, and are always pleased to welcome visitors to Skipton, to play, sing, recite, or just listen to good music in what we feel is one of the best venues in the country.

Club Location:

The Narrow Boat
38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE

Residents:

Kelly Arkell, an ex-pat Geordie living in the Yorkshire Dales, and who calls people from Durham "southerners"

Chris Emmett, who for a number of years ran the Hong Kong folk club,

Paul Reade, a former resident at the famous Manchester Sports Guild (MSG) in the 1970s,

Kath Reade, superb singer / songwriter

Sam Bishop, a sensitive singer / guitarist and interpreter of Bob Dylan songs,

Stephanie Emmett and Ellie Owen, excellent singers either separately or together in harmony.

Organiser:

Sheila Kelsall - 01535 665889

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Web Presence:

www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk

Other Information:

The first question people often ask is "Skipton - but that's in Yorkshire, so what's it doing in the North West Federation of Folk Clubs?"

Yes, it is in Yorkshire, but quite close to the border, even to the pre-1974 Lancashire boundary, and quite a few of us regulars either live in Lancashire or are ex-pat Lancastrians. Whatever, it's nearer to Blackpool than to Scarborough, so as far as we're concerned that's the North West!

For a potted history of the club, download this PDF!

Last updated 19th February 2013

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