ADVANCED NOTICE:
We will not be meeting on Monday the 12th of November due to the Marine Hotel closing for a refit. This is unfortunately also a Hotspot night, see the Hotspot page for the rearranged details.

After their great hotspot come and see Frank Porter and Eddie Walker at Saltburn Golf Club on Friday the 30th of November supported by members of Saltburn Folk Club - See our Concerts page for details

MC Rota

Our Next Club Hotspot Guests:

Tom Thorne
(Monday 19th November 2018)

Photographs courtesy of Ian Crockett

In December, we welcome Pete Ivatts to our hotspot. You might recognize him as the Archbishop of Canterbury from the TV series Victoria, as Pete is actor as well as musician.

Pete started singing and playing guitar in a skiffle group in the mid 1950s. He didn’t start song writing until he was at Drama School in the early 1960s when he also started playing in folk venues. He continued playing, singing and song writing throughout the 1970’s writing songs for theatre shows in Sheffield, Leeds and Bolton where he also worked as an actor. He also wrote songs for children’s television programmes.

In later years he concentrated on his work as an actor and wrote and sang less often, moving to teaching in the 1990s as his wife’s health deteriorated and he needed to care for her. He was her full time carer for many years until her death in 2012.

Encouraged by her brother Tony Aked, who was still involved in the Folk music scene, he then began to play and sing again, which led to the writing of many new songs and appearances at Yorkshire Folk clubs and gatherings. He is now playing regularly and has an album of his songs entitled “Autumn Evening”.

His songs are a poetic mix of English Folk and Country and have the capacity to have you roaring with laughter one minute, and wiping away a tear the next.

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