All are welcome to The Saltburn Folk Club, we meet upstairs in The Marine Hotel, 43 Marine Parade, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 1DZ every Monday (except bank holidays) 8.00 -11.00pm. Unfortunately we are unable to provide adisabled access to the upstairs room.
Latest Club News
The club's event on 30th May, Folk in the Valley, raised £250 for Friends of the Valley. Well done to all performers, and thank you to all who came along to support!
We will be repeating the event on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, if you would ike to be involved please contact us using the email address below.
John Drakes was inspired to learn the acoustic guitar when he was 19 years old, hearing Ralph McTell on the radio playing his classic "Streets of London, and knew he wanted to play like him ... and still does! He also listened to James Taylor, Dylan and Donavan, and just about anyone with an acoustic guitar and a story to tell.
He loves strong melodies and moving base lines and these are perfect accompaniment for his songs. He plays a fingerpicking style and stays mainly on the bottom four frets, being amazed how many different tunes can come out of such a small part of the guitar. He writes about social issues that have happened to him and about people he has known over the years. He has a fair number of love songs and some slighty more "edgy" environmental songs. They are often a way of him dealing with issues that bother him ..... things that he cannot do anything about.