We have just heard that 'Big Michael' who used to sing and play accordion at the Broadside has passed away. Michael was quite a character at the club over many years.
Michael's funeral will be on Friday 1st August at 11.45 at Portchester crematorium.
Join us to sing / play / listen to folk music and folk tunes - every wednesday at the Old House At Home in Locksway Road, Portsmouth
A day of Morris Dancing involving 18 Morris sites from across the South of England. The day kicks of at 10am in Guildhall Square and continues at various locations across Portsmouth.
New start time: Please arrive ready for a prompt 8.00pm start. This allows us to finish a little earlier and helps those who have a longer journey home.
Our format is a singaround and the M/C usually passes from person to person around the room.
Our Music is folk - traditional and modern - so we welcome singers of folk songs, players of folk tunes, acoustic instruments, single person or joint offerings. We do try to keep our idenitity as an acoustic folk music club.
At the half time break, take the opportunity to socialise and discuss music.
The bar is available all through the evening - a ring of the bell will bring one of the bar staff through from the main bar to the function room.
Many of you will know that Jane had a very frightening health scare recently and in consequence she and Ron have not been to the club for a while. Jane is now looking fine and enjoying life again but not quite ready to return just yet. We all wish her well and hope to see them both back at the club soon.
George, our MC for many years now back in his own home on Hayling Island. He had been trying for a long time to leave the care home and get back to his own place and he has made it at last.
We also run a tune and song session (not singaround) at the Rose In June (mostly traditonal folk tunes).