The club was formed from a Guitar class in the early 1970's (1972 we think) and it's original home was in fact The White Lion Hotel. The originators were Frank Hughes and Roy Barker. Roy, alas, died in the early 1980's he was and is sadly missed. Frank however is still going strong and makes welcome if all too rare visits to the club.
The club moved through a number of venues during the first ten years
calling at The Swinton Liberal Club, The Bulls Head Hotel and The
Football Hotel before coming home to its roots at The White Lion in
Todd plays whistle and sings in a duo with Dave Wynn. He also sings
in Feet in Mouths and The Hands and Feet Roadshow. Ged also calls for
ceilidhs and runs all the guest boookings.
Polshaw sings and plays Anglo concertina. He is the Folk Clubs
accountant, shanty man and beer quality inspector. His wit is sharp and
dry and his "one liners" are famed throughout folk clubs in and around
Wynn plays guitar and melodeon in the same duo as Gedd and also plays
with Feet In Mouths and The Hands and Feet Roadshow. He is the
sophisticate of the trio because he knows which end of a wine bottle to
open. Dave has recently emigrated to Scotland but makes regular visits
The Penguin logo comes from the song by Nic Jones "Penguin eggs" and
has almost become the club's anthem. We have an extensive collection of
Penguins…..Please don't bring us any more!