The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music for 45 years
Every Tuesday Night at 8.00pm
The Royal British Legion
Telephone: 01702 347581
7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9NG.
YOUNG FULL TIME STUDENTS AND UNDER 16s ENTRY : £1
Hoy Contact: Tony Prior : email@example.com
April 19th Open Night (£2)
Our monthly evening to get the
regular club singers on show and your chance to show how well the singing in
the shower has been going, try not to be too shy, we’ve all been there with
creaking knees and butterflies but once you’ve tried it you might enjoy the
Special Guest - Bernard Hoskin.
Bernard runs the very successful Acoustic Routes Club at CB2
cafe/restaurant in Cambridge and is a regular performer there playing folk,
blues and world music
'THE SAIL LOFT FOLK CLUB is holding a tribute
night to celebrate the music of JACK FORBES on Sunday April 24th.
This will be an informal 'open mic' night and all are welcome, particularly
friends from Jack's 'home club'. We already have a few acts planning to
cover some of Jack's songs and if you'd like to come along and perform then
please let Martin Cowpland know and he'll make sure that you get a spot. Do
feel free to just turn up though as it is an open mic night!'
Broadside Boys (£7) MC Simon
May 3rd Paul Downes & Mick Ryan
(£7) MC Darren
Paul Downes has been introduced (much
to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the
world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he
performs with effortless brilliance, but at the same time he considers
himself as a singer of songs, rather than a guitar technician. Mick Ryan is
known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original
material. Folk Roots described him as "definitely the most underrated singer
in the country”. expect some great guitar accompaniment from Paul and some
rousing chorus songs from Mick.
May 10th Kieran Goss (£8)
Goss’s trump card, ever since he
first stepped on to a stage in the late 1980s, has been his rapport with his
audience. He’s an artist who thrives on the challenge of the heckler, whose
store of impromptu on-stage witticisms would be the envy of many a
professional comedian. But the fact is, he’s not a comedian; he’s a
singer/songwriter, and sometimes he has to remind himself of that when he’s
on stage. Kieran's songs have been covered by many singers and he has a knack
of infusing real depth into his songs lightened by his stage delivery.
May 17th Open Night (£2) Special Guest -Tonic
Saul Rose & James Delarre (£7) MC Steve
May 31st Ritchie Parrish Ritchie (£10)
Steve Tilston (£8) MC Judy
Dick Miles (£5) MC Jane
Arfur Doo & The Toe Rags (Album Launch) MC Mick
Flossie Malavialle (£7) Mc Simon
July 5th Pete Morton
(£7) MC Tony
Jack Forbes Tribute Night - MC Derek
Gregg Russell & Ciaran Algar (£7) MC Steve
Aug 16th Open Night
My Sweet Patootie (£8)
Sep 6th na-mara (£6)
Sep 13th Two Coats Colder
Sep 20th Open Night
David Francey & Mark Westburg (£7)
Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection (£8)
Sara Grey & Kieron Means (£7)
Liz Simcock (£8)
Booking a Floor Spot at The Hoy
On a normal guest night
we have several floor-spots who perform between 8.00 and 9.00 pm
Please arrive early and ask
to the MC on the night if you want to perform.
These often feature a 40 minute spot by a pre-booked guest, sometimes a
local semi-professional artiste.
If you would like to be considered for this spot,
please contact Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or
Programme Subject to Change
These bookings are subject to change, often due to circumstances beyond our
For up to date information call Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or email
The Crooked Billet, High Street, Old Leigh
On the first Wednesday of each month The Hoy hosts a Singers'
The sessions are friendly & informal and everyone is welcome to attend
They give all those attending the opportunity to
try new songs
or even attempt a performance in front of others for the first time.
Encouragement and advice is offered on a friendly basis
from experienced long-term members of The Hoy.