My name is Dick Glasgow and nearly seven years ago, myself, & Brian Boyle, started the ‘Black Nun Folk Club‘, in the seaside town of Ballycastle. We felt there was a real need for the introduction of a Folk Club to North Antrim, a suitable venue, where we could attract first class international touring acoustic musicians, & show off some of the excellent local musical talent at the same time. In our first five & a half years, we have managed to bring no less than 186 musicians & singers to perform at the club, & they have come from all over the world too, from Canada, America, Australia, Africa, all over Europe, England, Scotland & of course all over Ireland too.
Brian, a Bass player himself, runs ‘Festival Productions’, which provides first class sound & lighting systems for all manner of theatrical & musical events in the area, both indoor & outdoor. Brian, as well as providing first class sound for all the clubs guests over the years, also does the sound for the prestigious ‘Gig ‘n the Bann’ each year with guests like Mike McGoldrick & Sharon Shannon, & also runs the very successful‘New Road Studios’ from where a large number of excellent CDs & Tapes have been produced over the years. You can contact Brian by Email at‘Festival Productions’
Both Brian & myself are enthusiasts, who run the club for the love of the music, & it also gives us a chance to see & hear some brilliant musicians & singers each year who would otherwise come no closer than Belfast. As we run the club as a non profit making venture, it means that every penny of the paltry £5 collected at the door, goes to the Guests. The club’s home is in the ‘Central Bar’ on Ann Street, Ballycastle.