26 October 2023 - 8:00 pm
26 October 2023 - 10:40 pm

Anthony John Clarke at Bromsgrove Folk Club

Catshill Social Club, 13, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

Next at the Club we welcome the irrepressible Anthony John Clarke who is already a great favourite with Bromsgrove audiences, both at the Club and the Festival. It seems, therefore, a tad unnecessary to go into detail about this terrific entertainer but, in the unlikely event that you don’t know of him………

Described by Fairport Convention as a National Treasure, Anthony John Clarke has been an integral part of the UK music scene for 30 years. Originally from Belfast, AJ emerged there with his songs ‘The Broken Years’ and ‘The Only Life Gloria Knows’, but now presents as one of the most humorous and entertaining acts around.

Audiences cannot resist the musical invitations to sing from this true gentleman of the music world. Expect a degree of sentiment, but also songs covering topics from the Man From Uncle to Car Boot Sales, Presidents, Karaoke Nights, Nuns, Grandchildren and how to avoid them (he has at least five), Camping, Bigots, and Hitchhiking. This man is perhaps the funniest at serious songs and the most serious about funny songs. Enjoy the ride with AJ and everyone is advised to bring all necessary medication!

AJ will quite likely have a keyboard player and a bass player with him……but you didn’t hear that from me!

Whilst I’m here, tickets (at 2023 prices!) have now gone on sale for Bromsgrove Folk Festival 2024 with another great line up including Martyn Joseph, Track Dogs, Granny’s Attic, Enda Kenny, Swan and Dyer, Rob Barratt, Dave Gibb amongst many other talented performers. Ticket application forms will be available on Thursday night if you haven’t already booked.

What fun we shall have