The White Hart Folk Club is sad to announce the death of Hazel Bolton, who until the last few years was a long-time regular member.
Hazel, who was in her seventies and who lived at Redcar, was well-known in folk circles for her fine song-writing and singing voice. She offered to run the folk club when Jim and Mu Wilkinson, due to family concerns at home, were unable to do so, and ran it for two years 1997-1999 when Rachel Crackett (nee Wilkinson) took over.
Hazel ran an annual folk weekend at the Carlton Hotel, Helmsley for a decade, giving lovers of traditional music from all over the country a chance to meet, greet and sing and play in congenial surroundings in a lovely market town. Many friends were made because of Hazel’s sterling efforts to ensure these weekends were a success. She then moved the event to a hotel in Northallerton for a year but gave up after that, unable to find a more suitable location. The weekends have been continued by Rachel latterly at a hotel in Ripon.
The two annual weekend Black Bull Benders held at Tranmire for charity for about 40 years were keenly supported by Hazel and she lent a practical hand besides taking part enthusiastically in the singing. She helped in the farmhouse with breakfasts, among other things, and ran singarounds. Illness in her last years prevented her from joining in with such alacrity but she still turned up when she could to support it.
Hazel will be very much missed. Her funeral service takes place on October 19th at Teesside Crematorium, Middlesbrough, followed by a wake at Redcar.
WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FOLK CLUB WILL BE OPEN TO ALL ON SATURDAY THE 11TH OF SEPTEMBER, WE WOULD WISH FOR ANY ATTENDEES TO PREFERABLY HAVE BEEN INOCULATED AGAINST COVID19 AND GIVE AMPLE ROOM TO OTHER GUESTS.
Here is a link to Falcon House Concerts, Arts and Recording studio, Whitby.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING NEW REQUEST FROM SU CHILDS, EDITOR OF THE FOLK ROUNDABOUT
I’d be grateful if you could help us with Folk Roundabout …
The Autumn issue of Folk Roundabout (September/October/November)will definitely be coming out as usual (available mid/late August), and there will be lots of interesting ‘folk’ articles to help keep people’s spirits up! As most (all?) folk clubs will probably still be closed then, we have a problem working out how to get Folk Roundabout to those folkies who want a copy. Obviously, clubs won’t be able to sell them in the normal way.
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