We are not alone. There are others out there doing what we do (or very similar), gathering in darkened rooms to spend an hour or two sat in a hushed silence…
I’m talking about record clubs, vinyl nights and listening sessions of course! In Derbyshire alone there are regular happenings in Bamford, Chesterfield and Matlock. Beyond the borders there are record-related goings on in Macclesfield and Shipley. There’s a new listening session starting up in London and ones in the pipeline in Shropshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. All do their own take on things, but the basic principle remains the same – communities of music-lovers coming together to share, listen and enjoy.
One such collective is The Cat Club (Classic Album Tuesdays) up in Pontefract and on Thursday 12th March, a minibus full of Cat Clubbers are coming over to Glossop Record Club to join us for a ‘record club exchange trip‘. Among their number is writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton. Ian will be leading the session, playing a few records and sharing a couple of stories from his books. He’ll also be treating to us to a full album by a vocalist he considers to be “the greatest jazz singer who ever lived”, Billie Holiday.
On the night we’ll also be equipped with a turntable capable of playing 78s, so if you have any shellac you wish to share, this is your chance.
I hope you can join us to do things Cat Club style and welcome our Yorkshire brethren to the labour club. See you there.
Record Club Exchange Trip with The Cat Club & Ian Clayton
Thursday 12th March, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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