I hate it when events I want to go to clash. Tonight, for instance, Andy White appears at Grateful Fred's in the Freshfield Hotel, Massams Lane, Formby while the Bothy Folk Club meets as always at the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport with a singers night (free admission for performers). Grateful Fred's will be moving to the first Thursday of the month in the New Year, thus avoiding such clashes.
On Thursday this week (the 11th), my singaround in the Lion Tavern, Moorfields, Liverpool will begin at around 8.30pm, while on the same day at the Park Golf Club there is a concert featuring Cara Luft (scroll down to 1 November for details), highly regarded former member of the Wailin' Jennies.
You pays your money and you takes your choice - except of course the singaround is free, as is the Bothy if you perform. But I'd go to them all if they hadn't clashed!