03/16/2007 (transferred fromthe Hobo Vox blog - now closed)
FOLK AT THE PITTS
CLUB REVIEW FROM COVENTRY'S FOLKS MAGAZINE NOV/DEC 1978 BY PETE WILLOW
The club is thriving as ever, recent guests being Mick Stuart, who included a lot of early blues and ragtime pieces
Folk at the Pitts with Mick Stuart playing that we don't often hear him play. He coped admirably with some
Singer's nights have had a good atmosphere lately although it would be nice to see more singers and audience there. We usually find that the first hour is shared only by two or three singers and then by 9.30 we have to fit a lot in. Nevertheless the standard of the music is very good, but that's no surprise when regular singers include Mick Stuart, Pete Rigg, Rod Felton etc.
TIME TABLE FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IS AS FOLLOWS -
Nov 13th - Black Parrot Seaside - innovators of Dull Wave, a shattering new artform as portrayed by this trilogy of combined etherialism, cosmic musicology and silly poetry.
Nov 20th - Singers Night / Workshop
Nov 27th - Tom Patterson and Dave Moreton, talented duo from Birmingham, specialising in traditional style music and original songs. Tom, born in Newcastle, plays guitar and sings and Dave plays some good instrumental guitar. They also play classical material. Visitors last year to the Woolpack Folk Club in Rugby may remember Tom as an occasional floor singer of unsurpassed excellence.
Dec 4th - Singers night / workshop.
Dec 11th - Special concert night featuring Inchiquin. A new local band with impressive line up; Lernie MIlhone Vocals, guitar, whistle. Cathie Keenan - Vocals, guitar, keyboards. Pat Kiely - fiddle, guitar, banourria, meleodian. Brendan McGranaghan - Mandolin, Bouzouki, guitar. Tommy Connolly - step dancing, whistle, fiddle. John Freeman - bass, vocals, guitar, mandolin.
Dec 18th - Party Night.
Dec 25th - Closed for Christmas.
Jan 1st - Closed for New Year Hangover!
Jan 8th - Gibb Todd (To Be Confirmed).
Folk at the Pitts meets every Monday Night at the Pitts Head, Far Gosford St. Coventry. The club is usually run on an informal basis with no stage or PA system. Admission being 30p each evening. December 11th will be an experimental concert night, using a stage and PA with admission being 50p. If the concert is successful, we'll probably try three or four a year, booking name acts.
More of these editorials about the Pitts head can be found in the pdf copies of Folks magazine which can be found on this site.