A grand reunion

FOLK musicians are coming together to put on a night remembering the glory days of Leigh’s biggest club dedicated to traditional and roots music.

Organisers, members and residents performers of Leigh Folk Club, which was founded in 1965, are being invited to a grand reunion evening which will be staged at Leigh Miners Welfare next month.

Music will come from three of the town’s best-loved folk acts, with guitarist and singer-songwriter Bram Taylor appearing together with four-piece Calico and fellow local act Turnpike.

The organisers of the gig hope to turn the clock back to the town’s golden era of folk music, with people being encouraged to bring along any memorabilia or photographs of all the club’s yesterdays to the reunion evening.

Leigh Folk Club began in August 1965, with Warrington based band The Minor Birds playing for a packed crowd at The White Horse pub on Railway Road on the first night. Resident performers have included some of Leigh’s top talent, including all the reunion performers, Palatine Folk, Rattling Bog, Three’s Company and Crompton’s Mule.

The concert will be held on October 5 at Leigh Miners Welfare.

Tickets are £5, and proceeds will go to charity. Contact Michael Caine on 01942 673252.