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Phil mentions F for Folk at the Railway, Centre Hotel and Hornpipe, but there were others and I visited and occasionally played at most including the Talbot (Jon Isherwood’s club), the Crystal Palace (+ the Railway – what was it about Fratton Bridge I wonder?), the Star (Lake Road), somewhere in North End (Paul Simon played), concerts at the Oddfellows (pre-Hornpipe), and the Jug of Punch in Havant. Later the Railway went off to the Festing and Alma Arms, Eastney, then there has long been the Old House at Home, just up the road from the now excellent Barebones in Milton Village Hall. There are still singarounds etc at the Rose in June, while back in the late 1970s I was involved with my band Skys is Cryin in running one in the Labour Party Club in Kingston Crescent.
And talking of Folk with a capital F, Fairport Convention have visited frequently since the first days of Sandy Denny (she also played solo in Pompey)