Local Music Venues

 





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planning a “do”?
 
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what you’re
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How to contact Moorland Folk
Call Dave on 01253 728819
      or
email: moorlandfolk@btinternet.com

We'll be happy to discuss your plans and adapt our show
to your style and needs. We cater for all age groups.

        
How much to book Moorland Folk?
Within 10 miles of Blackburn :-

Mon. to Thur. 
Single Evening Concert - 250-300
Regular Pubs/Clubs - £150 (approx. 9pm -11pm)

Fri. to Sun. 
(and special nights e.g. St Pat's/Burn's Night etc)

Single Evening Concert  - £450
Regular Pubs/Clubs - £320 (approx. 9pm - 11pm)    

Over 10 miles but less than 50 miles from Blackburn :-
add on 4 / mile over 10 miles.
i.e 30 miles from Blackburn is 20 miles extra. 20 x 4 = 80.00 extra

Extra expenses may apply e.g. city centre parking charges, hotel accommodation etc

Further afield?   Give us a call.

Charges valid till end of July 2019
Significant concessions available for charities, folk clubs
and folk festivals.


"SELECT-A-DO" Moorland Folk's guide to planning your event.

We make it work for you!

1. What sort of "do"?
Pub or cabaret style (lively chatting audience)
Concert seating (listening audience)
After-dinner show 
Intimate group
House party
Background atmosphere
BBQs and Garden parties
Do you expect the audience to dance?
if so we can make the last hour lively celtic rock.


2. What type of music? - <what's the band like>
Lively Rocky Show
Sing-along favourites / requests
Gentle thoughtful ballads / stories
Gentle start - big finish

3. Any special theme?
Contemporary / Popular Mix
Lancashire songs / Northern humour
Irish night or Celtic mix 
Musical Hall / Old English
Traditional / Modern Folk
Just name your theme and we'll work on it!
Our lead guitarist, Dylan Owen, is the Ossey Bard himself!
He'd love to give you a cabaret slot of his zany topical songs.


4. How long a show do you need?
We give you a full night's entertainment. 
You don't need a disco with the Moorland Folk! 
Two, three or four spots?
Three hours of non-stop music if that's what you'd like!

5. Tips - think about ............
Lighting - good lighting over the band, subdued elsewhere.
Seating arrangements - too spread out doesn't work as well.
Size of tables - if too big people can't talk across them easily.
Dance area - We're not actually a band for dancing but we find folk
 do like to join in and dance if you've a lively crowd in. A bit of space
 in front of band is useful but not too big or band is too far from the
audience for the early (non dancing) part of the evening.
Finishing time - what time do you realistically expect people
to want to leave. Maybe you have a bar till 12 midnight.
It can work well to end at 11.30pm then extend the encore.
 This allows folk to leave easily from 11.30pm. Similarly if the
 audience includes senior citizens or families with children.
They may appreciate a proper finish at 10.30pm allowing
~them to leave. We'll be happy to carry on again after a
brief break and entertain the remaining enthusiasts!

6. Add-On other performers? 
We work with a number of other local bands and artistes
 - just let us know what you'd fancy and we'll get them for you.

Just give us a call, we can sort all this out on the phone.

Whatever we do it will be fun! We aim to involve our audience
as much as possible, grabbing their attention with catchy rhythms,
striking harmonies, popular hits, moving stories, a touch of rock
and loads of fun. We get to know our audience during  the breaks,
find out what makes 'em tick and include lots of their requests
later in the evening.

40 years of fun and entertainment
        at the end of a phone line!

Song List  (well, some of them)       top of page

25 MINUTES TO GO
 
500 MILES  Proclaimers

500 MILES  R Cash

AGRIC IRISH GIRL

ALABAMA

ANNIES SONG

ANNABELLE

AIN'T NO CURE FOR L

ALL AROUND MY HAT

ACROSS THE GREAT DIV

AUST YODEL

AMERICAN PIE

 BALLYBAY

 BANTAM COCK

 BLACKPOOL BELLE

BAKERSFIELD

BAD MOON RISING

BLOWING / WIND

BONNY BRID

BLACK VELVET BAND

BELFAST MILL

BROWN EYED GIRL

BONNY LASS OF FYFE

BOY NAMED SUE

BOXER

BIG JIM

BLACK IS THE COLOUR

BREATHALISED

BUNCH OF THYME

BANKS OF THE OHIO

BREAD AND FISHES

BLOODY TOWER

BLUE EYES

BLUE NOSE

BARREL

BROWN PHOTOGRAPHS

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

BAR ROOM

CARRICKFERGUS

CROW ON THE CRADLE

CLOSING TIME

CALEDONIA

CANT HELP BUT WONDER

CALICO PRINTERS CLERK

CLATTER OF CLOGS

CHIPPY TEA

COAL HOLE CAVALRY

CURSED ANNA

COUNTRY ROADS

COTTON COAL STEAM

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS

CLIFF OF DONEEN

COTTON MILLS

CURRAGH OF KILDARE

DANNY BOY

DEAD FLOWERS

DREAM

DONALD WHERES YOUR TROUSERS

DON'T THINK TWICE

DREAMSELLER

DIRTY OLD TOWN

DONEGAL DANNY

 DIAMOND

DROVER

 DIETING

DIXIE

DANCE ME /END/ LOVE

DOWN TO THE SEA

DOWN IN THE RIVER

DURHAM TOWN

EARLY MORNING RAIN

ELLEN VANNIN

 EE BY GUM

EASY AND FREE

FOX

FOGGY DEW

FHIR A BHATA

FIELDS OF ATHENRY

FAREWELL ANGELINA

FIELDS OF GOLD

FISHERMANS  BLUES

FAIRY TALE IN NEW YORK

FIDDLER'S GREEN

FOR OLD TIMES SAKE

FOG ON THE TYNE

FOUR STRONG WINDS

FLOWER OF SCOTLAND

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES

FROM CLARE TO HERE

FORTY SHADES OF GREEN

GALWAY GIRL

GARDEN PARTY

GAY FUSILIER

GEORDIE WILL DANCE THE JIG

GO MOVE SHIFT

GOODBYE BOOZE
GOTTA GET AWAY

GYPSY ROVER

GRANDFATHERS CLOCK

GALWAY SHAWL

GREEN & RED MAYO

GREY FUNNEL LINE

HAVE A DRINK ON ME

HALLELUJA

HEAVE YA HO

HOLY GROUND

 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

HOME BOYS HOME

HILLS OF DONEGAL

IN MY TIME OF NEED

IRISH ROVER

I'LL TELL MY MA

 IRISH ROVER

I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER...

I WILL GO

I GOT STRIPES

ISN'T IT GRAND BOYS

I WISH I HAD SOMEONE

I WANNA HUG

IN LANCASHIRE

I USED TO LOVE HER

IN MY L'POOL HOME

ISLAND IN THE SUN

I'M GOING HOME TO GEORGIA

I DON'T KNOW IF I WANT TO GO HOME

JAMAICA FAREWEL

JOHN WILLIES FERRET

JOHN BARLEYCORN

JOHNNY COPE

JUG OF PUNCH

JIMMY SPOONS

JOE'S CAP

KNOCKERUPPER MAN

KILLICRANKIE-O

KING OF THE SWINGERS
KING COTTON

LAY DOWN SALLY

LEAVE HER JOHNNY

LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

LEMON TREE

LOWLANDS LOW

LORD FRANKLYN

LET IT BE

LET IT BE ME

LEAVING OF L'POOL

LEAVING LONDON

LAST TRAIN TO BACUP

LAST THING ON MY MIND

LIMERICK YOURE A LADY

LINCOLNSHIRE WEDDING SONG

LONG BLACK VEIL

LANCASHIRE HILLS

LANCASHIRE LADS

LANCASHIRE LAD

LIVERPOOL LOU

LITTLE POT STOVE

LOCH LOMOND

MATCHSTALK MEN

MR TAMBOURINE MAN

MAGGIE

MEET ON THE LEDGE

MOLLY MALONE

MY OLD MANS A DUSTMAN

MATHS TEACHER

MON LIKE THEE

MOUNTAIN DEW

MISTY MOUNTAIN LADY

MINGULAY

MANCHESTER RAMBLER

MUIRSHEEN  DURKIN

 MUSIC MAN

NIGHTBLINDNESS

NEVER MIND THE STR.

NO TELLING

NOWT SO QUEER AS FOLK

OUR TOWN

OLD PIPER

OLD PENDLE

OLD ARMCHAIR

OLD TRIANGLE

OLD LAMPLIGHTER

OUT AMONG THE STARS

PAINT IT BLACK

PASSING THROUGH

 POVERTY KNOCK

PADDY ON THE RLY

PLACE IN THE CHOIR

PLEASANT AND DELIGHTFUL

PEGGY GORDON

PUB WITH NO BEER
PUTTING ON THE STYLE

PEOPLE GET READY

PIDDLING PETE

PADDY LAY BACK

RAGGLETAGGLE GYPSY

RAWTENSTALL ANNUAL FAIR

RAMBLES OF SPRING

RAMBLING BOY

RAMBLING ROVER

RING OF FIRE

ROOTIE TOOTIE

ROSEVILLE FAIR

RIDE ON

RUN FOR HOME

ROLLING HOME

RAPE OF GLENCOE

RARE OLD TIMES

RIDING DOWN THE CANYON

SAM HALL

SANTIANO

SALVATION BAND

SEASONS IN THE SUN

SPRAY A LITTLE PERFUME

STAR OF CO DOWN              

STEAL AWAY

STONECRACKER JOHN

SHOALS OF HERRING

SYLVEST

SKYE BOAT SONG

SIXTEEN FISHERMEN RAVING

STAY AWHILE

SALLY MACLENNANE

SONY

SO LONG MARIANNE

SOUND OF SILENCE

SHARE THE DARKNESS

SETH DAVY

ST BRENDANS VOYAGE

STEAMBOAT ROW

STREETS OF LONDON

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

SLOOP JOHN B

SUMMER FLY

SUGAR IN THE HOLD

SMUGGLER

SONG FOR IRELAND

SWAY

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

TAKE HER IN YOUR ARMS

TAKE YOUR TIME

TAKE IT EASY

TAKE ME HOME

THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO

TENNESSEE WALTZ

THOSE WERE/ THE DAYS

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

TIE MI KANGAROO DOWN

THIS LOVE WILL CARRY

THIS WHEELS ON FIRE

THIRTY FT TRAILER

TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE

TOO LONG AWAY FROM THIS COUNTRY

TWO RECRUITING SERGEANTS

TWO CONNELIES

TRAVELLING PEOPLE

THE TOWN I LOVED SO WELL

UNCLE MIKE

UNCLE JOES MINT BALLS

VINCENT

VOYAGE

VALERIE WILKINS

WE CAN SWING TOGETHER

WAGON WHEEL

WALKING THE LONG MILES HOME

WATER IS WIDE

WE SING HALLELUJAH

WHEN I DIE

WEILE WAILE

WEATHER

WALK THE LINE

WALL OF DEATH

WILD ROVER

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

WIGAN PIER

WAKE UP SLEEPING

WORKING LIFE

WILLIE MCBRIDE

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

WHIP JAMBOREE

WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY

WHEN I WAS A LAD

WONDERFUL WORLD

YE JACOBITES

YOU GOT ME ON THE RUN

YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

YOU AIN'T GOING NOWHERE

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FREE demo CD available for event organisers (by post)
Includes extracts from all the tracks on the mp3 download above but at CD quality.
email us on   moorlandfolk@btinternet.com
giving your club or event details, your name and position in the club,
full address and phone number, We'll post it on to you - no charge.


DOWNLOAD a Moorland Folk Blank Poster for your event
Moorland Folk Downloadable Poster
1. Click on the jpg file below. It will more than fill the screen. Right click the image and  "Save picture as...". Save the picture in the folder of your choice.
2. Open a blank Word Doc. Choose Insert / Picture / From File and place the image on the word doc.
3. Right click on picture, choose "Format picture", "Layout" then "In Front Of Text"
4 Re-size picture to fit the page
5. You can then either
a) add your event details in Word or
b) print out the Poster as it is and add your own details by hand.

 moorlandfolkposter.jpg  (2.7MB)

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A bit more about the band (take this bit back to your committee!)
We are a 3-piece band based in Blackburn playing what could now be described as "Lancashire Celtic Folk Rock". The band was formed in 1975 and has played regularly ever since (over 2000 gigs so far) in pubs, clubs, festivals and private events of all kinds. We are currently regulars at the Alex, Dukes Brow Blackburn.
We can offer a wide variety of styles or themed music evenings, humour and stories. We involve our audience, respond to requests, back members of the audience doing a turn and can put on a show to suit all age ranges from music hall to Celtic ceilidh styles. Our origins were with the Fivepenny Piece so we are very much at home with a Lancashire evening; we've regularly performed for St Pat's night and Scottish events. Our brilliant guitarist Dylan Owen is a star in his own right with his own hilarious and crazy songs many with local themes and provides a mini cabaret in the middle of our show. We are played regularly on local radio particularly our versions of local songs such as "Old Pendle". 
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desDave Dylan                  

Sketches by David Wild, "Live at the Coalclough" Burnley.

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We can wait.
We can wait ...........



But not too long!
But not too long!