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2 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

If you read the text of this booklet which accompanies the recording, it seems to indicate that the club was based within Arnold and Carlton College.

 

https://www.topicrecords.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/TSDL572.pdf

 

Cheers Cliff Ton. That would be Digby College then. I used to go there in the 60s to see a few bands. My band, the Salty Dogs, actually played there.

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I did A levels at Digby around that time Lizzie and was on the student union . I also used to DJ between the bands breaks on the Saturday night dances . I do remember there being a folk club

I was a student at Digby from 1966-67 and used to go to the occasional gigs there but don’t remember this pair, but do remember Salty Dogs! 

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We just missed each other Lizzie!  I was there from 65-66....before moving on to worse things at People's College. I never heard about the 'Folkus' Folk Club.  I'd have been interested had I known.

And..stop me if I've mentioned this before.. but maybe 25 years ago I walked into the little folk club upstairs at one of the pubs in this here village..only to be greeted by Dave Swarbrick, taking entrance fees on the door.  I went to the bar and then turned, back to the bar to listen to a couple of local lads doing something. A chap next to me nudged me and whispered.. "They're good aren't they..."  I turned to look at him.  It was Martin Carthy.  A lovely chap.  No 'side' as we say in these parts..and a UK folk legend. We shook hands and had a brief but very pleasant chat.  Sadly Dave Swarbrick passed on  few years back.

I still have the album Dave made with the Ian Campbell Folk group around 1960.. before he famously went on to work with Fairport Convention and others.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Swarbrick

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Carthy

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On 6/6/2021 at 11:03 PM, LizzieM said:

I was a student at Digby from 1966-67 and used to go to the occasional gigs 

 

I did A levels at Digby around that time Lizzie and was on the student union .

I also used to DJ between the bands breaks on the Saturday night dances .

I do remember there being a folk club but didn't realise it had a name .  I remember a guy called Clive (Roberts?) having something to do with it .

 

Bizarrely many years later , after we moved to West Cornwall he turned up in our shop one day as he had also moved to our area . 

 

 

 

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