Watford Folk Club
8 Jan 2016–1 Aug 2019
Venue: Colne River Room Studio
Friday Evening from 8pm - 11pm
The Watford Folk Club is the friendliest Folk Club in Watford. There has been a Folk Club at The Pump House since 1973. The present Club has been open since 2008 and is run by a committee and willing volunteers, all of whom are passionate about Folk music. The Watford folk Club is 10 years old in October 2018!
The Watford Folk Club has an enviable reputation for the quality and the quantity of its floor singers/players and for headlining new and established Folk performers.
We run "Guest Nights", "Singarounds" and "Spotlight Singarounds".
On a Guest Night, a professional or semi-professional Folk/Acoustic performer will play two 40 minute sets and a number of Floor Spots are available too.
At a Singaround, the chairs are arranged in a big circle and anyone can sing a song or two or play a piece or two. People also come to the club just to listed to the high-quality music. There is never any obligation to perform!
Spotlight Singarounds feature two 20 minute sets at a Singaround from local supporters of the Club.
Admission is by suggested minimum donation and varies from £5 (at Singarounds & Spotlights) to £7 - £12 (at Guest nights). There is a real ale bar, great acoustics and a friendly welcome every week.
The 2017 Watford Folk Club Song Contest with the theme of "Magic and Mystery" was won by our own Julian Mount. It showed yet again how much talent there is in & around Watford. Well done to organiser Kim Olyett, guest compere Ray Owen and all who took part for yet another great night. Look out for details of this year's competition and for gig dates for our judges.