The Wee Folk Club in Toronto was founded by Enoch Kent and Alex Sinclair. They wanted to bring back the best of British folk clubs – a small room in a pub, where singers sang songs with stories in them. You know – FOLK songs.
Singers who write only about themselves are not encouraged to apply.
The club takes place at The Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St E, at Sumach.
Soundcheck is at 6:45 pm. We provide microphones and a modest PA system. If you have a more elaborate setup or technical questions, please contact Alex (our sound tech) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The concerts are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, starting at 7:30 pm sharp.
The format is:
– two performers
– each have a 25-minute solo spot in the first half of the evening
– 15-minute intermission
– followed by a shared song swap (50 minutes)
Many will never have performed together before, so it should be interesting – kind of like a good festival workshop.
We can’t afford a large fee, so the singers will split the money from the door up to $200 each. If we collect more than that, we’ll hold the extra in the club kitty to cover expenses. Artists are always welcome to sell CDs, homemade jam, cookies – whatever their normal merchandise table bears.
Alex will manage the cash, and The Independent Judging Committee (that’s Enoch and Steve) will choose the singers.
The singers will be doing it because they love it (and for a little money), and we think that the audiences will love it too.