Alternative Names:
  • Cellar Folk 1968
  • Cellar Folk Too 1973
  • Seven Whistlers Folk Club 1974
Kyrle's Hall , Sheep Street, Birmingham1968Tuesday
Red Lion Hotel, Grey Street, Birmingham1969Saturday
Bournebrook Hotel, Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham1969Sunday
Junction Inn, High Street, Harbourne, Birmingham1973


Mitre Inn,Lower High Street, Stourbridge1984Sunday
Date Formed:
Sometime in 1968
Date Folded:
Unknown still running Sept 7th 1986
Maurice Warner
Early Residents:
Pilgrim Folk Four
Steve Day
Derrick Blake
Joe Chambers

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Cellar Folk was originally formed by Maurice Warner, who started and ran a number of Folk Clubs in Birmingham, including one at the Old Crown in Digbeth and one at the Red Lion in Kings Heath. The club finished at the Bournebrook Hotel on November 24th 1973, changed its  name to Cellar Folk Too and opened at the Junction  on December 2nd 1973., where they stayed until July 28th 1974. The club then moved to  the Mitre Inn in Stourbridge, opening on August 18th 1974 as The Seven Whistlers Folk Club and known to be still running in December 1984.

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Information Sources:
Evening Mail Article by Maureen Messent

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