Dreamers Folk Club has been on a journey, both geographically and musically.
Starting life in March 2000 under the banner ” St.Ives Folk Club” at the Tyringham Arms, we opened with a Grand Concert of regular guests at the old Pipers Folk Club. The headline artist was Noel Murphy, singer & comedian ably supported by Mic McCreadie, Keith Hills and Tony Shaw. It was a great evening and a great start to the Folk Club. In the ensuing weeks we had visitors such as Rae Fisher, Bob Fox & Vin Garbutt. Moving on to the Star Inn at St.Erth with guests Tom McConville, Clive Carroll & Zabuloe before moving to larger premises at the Smugglers Inn at St Erth Praze, where under the guidance of Niall and Kitty Timmins the club really prospered. Changes of ownership at the Smugglers forced a move to Wheal Dream Inn at Helston, where we had many happy years and where we acquired the new name of “Dreamers Folk”.
Niall & Kitty initiated a number of new events while at Wheal Dream, our very popular Annual Revue and our legendary Dreamers Folk weekend.
After 10 happy years at the Sportsmans Arms in Four Lanes, due to the corona-virus pandemic and change of use of the backroom, we were forced to move on and find another venue. We tried several local village halls but finally settled on the pub just up the road and recommenced our come all ye singers nights on Sunday 6th February 2022 at the Victoria Inn, Four Lanes.
Club regulars from the outset, John & Marion Heath, had read a poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy in which he wrote that “we are the music makers we are the dreamers of dreams”. It all seemed to fit the brief and so we have appropriated that line into our logo.
We have been supported over the years by a loyal band of local singers and songwriters and musicians and the “family” feel on our folk nights is widely admired. We extend a very warm welcome to one & all to experience that special atmosphere of friends in harmony raising the roof in song.