CROSS KEYS FOLK CLUB

Folk Music for all

Mick Collins is a retired Firefighter now self employed Trainer. Goodness knows what Mick trains on, he hasn't told anyone. 

Mick  has been involved in Folk Music for over Forty Years. 

When he did actually attend school he manage to find time to team up with Kevin Clarke and formed the Hometowners in the late 60s. This led to them becoming the the resident band at the Railway Folk Club Hollinwood.

Over the years Mick and Kevin have run a number of Folk Clubs in Saddleworth, 

The Swan Inn (Top House) Dobcross, 

The Waggon Uppermill,

Cross Keys on a Sunday Night in the Barn.

It was during the time in the 'Barn' that Pete Macmillan (The Manchester Voice)  and Tony Downes joined Mick and Kevin. This had a 'knock on' and led to many a very succsessful regular Concert Nights at the Conservative Club Uppermill.

Mick puts everything into his folk music, his heart his soul and his never ending talent accompanied by a great sense of humor, but then again if you heve spent your life facing the  sort of situations that he has, fighting fires, saving lives all at the risk of your own well being as Mick has done then you will understand why he puts his all into his music. 

Mick has always enjoyed Folk Music and the people he  has met over the years from such diverse backgrounds, Dr Edwin Buddin (Astronomer) now living in New Zealand to Gerry Brady(Bricklayer) now living in Dublin. 



Mick says 'You can't beat sitting down with a pint a Song and a few laughs thrown in for good measure'  cheers!

 

Join Mick, Kevin,Pete and Tony as the Hometowners at their regular concerts in the Conservative Club Upermill each Friday evening.




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