Folk night blossoms amid fund-raising

Belford Folk Club
Belford Folk Club

A folk music night in a north Northumberland village, which started three years ago, is going from strength to strength with a CD coming soon.

The Market Place Band held its latest successful music session at The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, last week – with this months night having a Christmas theme.

The sessions started three years ago with four regulars and have now mushroomed to 24-plus musicians with the evenings held in the hotel’s 19th-century ballroom at 7pm on the first Monday of each month.

Organiser David Ratliff said: ”Three years ago, Alistair Anderson and musicians put on a concert here in the hotel ballroom to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance, since we started the folk night.

“By demand last week, we recorded a professional CD which will be released in January and sale proceeds will try to reach our target of £20,000 raised for an excellent cause.”

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