Folk for Morley Folk

Morley Folk Club

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Date next review: 17 Dec 2019

Next time at Morley FC…

To contact us:


Keith Brown

Tel: 0113 238 3085

Mob: 0771 992 5222

High St Sports & Social Club

27, High Street


LS27 9AL           

Eric Johnson made his first foray into the folk scene 30 years ago after much pestering and encouragement from the late Mary Fellowes at the Croppers Folk Club in Birstall and has been a regular ever since.   In 2011 he ‘inherited’ the club and has continued to carry on its tradition through two venue changes.   Eric can often be seen at other clubs in West Yorkshire including Ossett Cricket Club, Denby Dale Pie Hall, Wrenthorpe and The Royal in Pudsey.   He was particularly pleased to have been support performer for Dave Burland when he was guest artist at the Croppers and for Reg Meuross at ‘The Venue’ in Stocksbridge.

His repertoire of self styled covers is inspired by a mix of songs from favourite performers such as Phil Ochs; Ralph McTell, Allan Taylor, Reg Meuross, Mike Silver, John Denver, Richard Thompson and the much missed Ewen Carruthers.   The main criteria being nothing more than thought provoking lyrics and a memorable tune.