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Folk in The Bailiff
Thursday, 15th September ,2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pmFree
Join brilliant local singer-songwriter Lawrence Hoy for a relaxed evening of song and storytelling, accompanied by fantastic fellow musicians.
Doors – 7pm
Performance time – 7:30pm
Featured artist – 9pm.
Free entry, musicians & singers welcome.
Lawrence Hoy has been writing songs for as long as he can remember; like thousands of others in the 60s he played in a rock band, but only rarely deviated from the standards to put in a song or lyric of my own.
Hoy began to sing as a solo folk singer-songwriter ‘doing the rounds’ of the Singers’ Nights in Folk Clubs during the 1980s; mainly because these places were the only venues where he could sing his own songs and perform his own poems. This is something he has continued to do ever since.
A keen historian and with roots firmly in all things Wigan and Lancashire, he’s enjoyed good critical success as a songwriter and poet, with “Beyond The Seas”, “Lancashire’s Beautiful” and in song-writing competitions: winning a ‘best comedy song’ at Hindley Folk Club; best dialect poem at Leigh Folk Club; ‘best song in the Lancashire dialect’ at Gregson Lane Folk Club; as well as several occasions with ‘honourable mentions’; and his latest success, in 2017, with ‘On The Road To Wigan Pier’, a song to commemorate 80 years since the publication of the iconic George Orwell book: the winning entry in the Diggers song writing competition.