Anchor Folk Club
Blue Anchor Public House, High Road, Byfleet, Surrey
Singers' Nights are a popular part of the club's program with all types of acoustic folk music and song performed. The programme for each evening is put together by our host, Mike Peach, and singers and musicians will usually be offered a spot for two or three songs or tunes during in the evening. If you want to play - and debut performances are always welcome - you should come early and make yourself known to Mike. Those new - or not so new - to floor singing might like to look at David Harley's article, Floor Singing for Beginners.
Click the icons below to hear a sample some of our members recorded live on singer's nights:
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'The Anchor Folk Club was conceived with the purpose of providing a value and audience for musicians and singers who might otherwise perform to an audience of chairs, tables, walls and ceilings in the confines of their own space. Over the years an increasing group of people have expressed their talents in short floor spots on Singers and Guest Nights.
But many club members have more in their repertoire than can be shown off in a Singers Night floor spot. Now it is time for Anchor Folk floor singers to break out of their regular two or three song spot into the Club Zone. Starting in February 2004 we have dedicated four nights a year for our own 'stars' to show their full musical talents in their own forty-five minute slots. Two acts, drawn from the hat, will be featured on each of these evenings'.
To get your name into the hat and get your chance in Club Zone, speak to Mike Peach.