About Rhyl Folk Club
Rhyl Folk Club was founded on Good Friday 1964 in the Palace Hotel Rhyl. It romped along there for 6 months but then a simple twist of fate occurred. The Rhyl Jazz Club folded and so the back room of the Bee and Station Hotel became free and the Folk Club upped sticks, guitars, banjos etc. and moved in. This was to be the home of the Folk Club for the next 34 years. The very first guest that appeared at the Bee & Station was the legendary Alex Campbell who (for the princely sum of £25.00) astounded everyone. He was the first person that the audience at Rhyl had seen that actually scraped a living from folk singing, and the first person who had captivated them with his sheer presence.
During a short period at the Football Club, the individual who had been doing the day to day running stood on the stage and declared that Rhyl Folk Club was dead and he would be running a completely new club with a different name. At this point, all the people who had been at the heart of our club, organising and singing for the past years walked out and continued to be Rhyl Folk Club, briefly at The Sun and then at Tynewydd.
The club has met once a week, come rain, hail, shine, no audience, no beer, double bookings, wrong guest bookings, ever since that Good Friday in 1964. There have been a myriad of guest artists from the great and the good to the purely outstanding, and it must be said on one occasion plain awful. The Singers Nights have brought on some excellent local talent.
Rhyl Folk Club was awarded the All Party Parliamentary Folk Arts Group Award, March 2014.
In the 21st century and still going strong, we moved premises again, to Tynewydd Community Centre on Friday evenings: come along – you’ll enjoy it!
Non-singers £2, Singers: £1 ,
Free entry into raffle. – Doors open 20:00