Folk for Morley Folk

Morley Folk Club



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We now meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday in each month in the concert room of Morley United Services Club on High Street Morley. Doors open, as ever,  7:30pm for prompt start at 8pm.

Morley United Services Club

27, High Street


LS27 9AL

To contact us:


Keith Brown

Tel: 0113 238 3085

Mob: 0771 992 5222

Date last updated : 07 Dec 2016

Date next review:  21 Dec 2016

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Next time …   

Tuesday 20th December 2016, 7:30 for 8pm prompt.




















Grand Charity Concert

In aid of



Raffle prizes kindly donated by:

Reveal Records & Management, Wren Nest Business Centre


Admissions: Members £5.00,  Non-members £7.00


No floor spots tonight, all slots are taken, Sorry!


After the help our organiser Keith Brown received from Macmillan Cancer Support, Morley Folk Club is having a charity concert in aid of Macmillan.  The concert will feature Dave Burland and Monkeys Fist, supported by MorleyFolk, David Lindsay, Jim Saville, Gloria Jeffries, Peter Aveyard, Chris Scarlett and Blackwater. The raffle is being  supported by  Tom Rose of Reveal Records with CDs from the following artists – Lau, Kris Drever, State of the Union, Eamonn Coyne, Aidan O’Rourke, Ian Carr, Eddie Reader, Adam Holmes & the Embers and Treacherous Orchestra.

Dave Burland is an English folk singer and guitarist. A former policeman, he has been performing in English folk clubs since 1968 and has been described by The Guardian as having a "uniquely relaxed singing style".

Monkeys Fist are a trio specialising in maritime songs, shanties and ballads with tight harmony  singing and guitar, concertina, harmonica and even double bodhran accompaniment.   Songs are interspersed with knowledgeable and sometimes even witty introductions.

MorleyFolk are respectively Keith Brown (Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin & Tenor Banjo) and Alan Street (Vocals, Guitar and G-Banjo) are our resident duo. A large part of their repertoire is instrumental (in damaging the audience sanity) and between them, they have an extensive list of both contemporary and traditional songs.

David Lindsay hails from sunny Cleckheaton and is a member of Talking Zebras.   He has a wide-ish repertoire of poetry and monologues and even inflicts a poem or two of his own on unsuspecting audiences.

Jim Saville is a published poet and writer, columnist and critique, performer and shantyman recording  artist. He has appeared on radio and at clubs, festivals, social events both here and in the US.

Gloria Jeffries has been a professional musician on the folk scene for many years - but often under an assumed name - both solo and in bands, and has released over 20 albums. She is a singer who also plays guitar, wooden flute, and occasionally electric cello.

Peter Aveyard was born and bred in Morley, likes his songs to be traditional but claims his guitar tunings are not.   Peter has performed since he was 18 taking a short break of 35 years to gain some weight, loose some hair and learn some new songs.

Chris Scarlett is a singer songwriter hailing from Kippax near Castleford.His songs are distinctive, original and accessible.

Blackwater (Ruth and Tony Dargan) - formed in July 2008 and are a close vocal harmony/acoustic guitar duo. Their repertoire consists of an eclectic mix of well known, little known, unusual and self-penned material, specialising in harmonies and sometimes intricate guitar work.





Jim Saville

Pete Aveyard

Chris Scarlet

David Lindsay

Gloria Jeffries


Monkeys Fist

Dave Burland