Chesterfield's Attic Folk Club opened its doors for the first time on January 18th
In the previous three months, (since the committee formed), everything that could
be planned for had been put in place except that the January date supplied to the
committee and the date used by the venue -were different!
At 12:30 on the day of the event, with Chesterfield’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor on hand
for the launch, and the concert widely advertised in the press, on radio and via
distributed flyers, the difference in dates was discovered – and the concert room
had already be transformed for a long standing ‘Sixtieth Birthday Party’.
As waves of panic arose at both ends of the telephone line a member of the Club Chesterfield
Team came up with a workable solution – The Party had to go on, The Member’s Bingo
would have to be moved, and so the first of the new Chesterfield Folk Club’s Concerts
took place on time in Club Chesterfield’s Top Room after some re-arrangements had
The evening was a great success with over one hundred people turning up to see Dave
Burland supported by the John Prentice group “A Pint, a Half and a Jill”.
The Mayor enjoyed herself, the artists enjoyed themselves, the audience enjoyed itself,
and the room was more than adequate and, in some people’s minds provided a better
For the remainder of the folk club season, (up to June), the remaining concerts will
continue as previously in Club Chesterfield’s Phoenix Room at the front of the Club.
The committee is all hoping that the rest of the concerts are just as successful,
but not as nerve-wracking to put on.
The list of currently booked events can be found here.
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