The original club was formed in the mid-60s as the Barley Mow Folk Club at The Barley Mow pub in Stapenhill, by Burton born folk singer Dave Bull. The club was taken over by the late Roy Mason who despite not being a musician had a keen ear for acts which made it a tremendous success for best part of 30 years. During Roy’s time, the Club moved several times, including two spells at The Punch Bowl (now demolished), the Meadowside Leisure Centre, the Bridge Brewery and The Star and Garter, changing its name to The Burton Folk Club after leaving the Barley.
In December 1995, Roy announced his retirement and Burton Folk Club subsequently closed. After a few weeks, a number of club regulars including Carol and John Worker as well as Lin and Kevin Goodfellow met and decided to try to keep the club running.
Soon afterwards, the Brewtown Folk Club was born, based at the now defunct Star and Garter.
The Club had spells at the Beacon and Albion hotels, before returning to The Star and Garter until Christmas 2007, re-opening in January 2008 a short distance away at the newly refurbished Old Cottage Tavern in Byrkley Street. Following John, Carol, Kev and Lin’s retirement, ‘Brewtown Folk Club’ has now once again become ‘Burton Folk Club’ with a new venue at the Albion Pub at Shobnall Road Burton.
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