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Wansbeck Country Music & Line Dance Club.

About Us

Back in 1992, Alan Douglas and Myself (Dave Armstrong) decided to have a country and western night at Bedlington Community Centre. Neither of us had any idea how to book artists or how to promote the night to the general public. We enquired at the Community Centre on how to book a room and an artist. We were put in touch with the former local Authority Wansbeck District Council. Our first artist was called Mike Cool on a Tuesday night and he became our resident band for a number of months with an average audience of 12 people. At this time Mike only charged £40 per  night. We were approached by a local resident who ran a line dance club called Jambalaya to see if they could join us and maybe bring some line dancers to our club. We then moved the country night to a Friday night and introduced line dancing to our nights, this increased the audience to around 75 people each month. Since then we have seen a large amount of country music fans and line dance enthusiasts come and go over the past 25 years. In 2010 the Country Club moved to Bomarsund Welfare Centre where we have set up our new base.  In the past few years we have noticed that a large number of dancers have moved from country music to dancing to pop music. The committee decided to book country artists and allow our DJ to play the more up to date pop music to see if this would work. This proved to be a great success and we saw an increase of customers. We are proud of our achievements within the community by way of fundraising. Below is a list of charities that we have supported since 1998 Charities the club has supported; Arthritis, Arthritis Care, Great North Air Ambulance, Wansbeck Hospital (beds), Babies First Heartbeat Funds raised to date; The club has raised in excess of £50,000
© Wansbeck Country Club
Wansbeck Country Music & Line Dance Club

About Us

Back in 1992, Alan Douglas and Myself (Dave Armstrong) decided to have a country and western night at Bedlington Community Centre. Neither of us had any idea how to book artists or how to promote the night to the general public. We enquired at the Community Centre on how to book a room and an artist. We were put in touch with the former local Authority Wansbeck District Council. Our first artist was called Mike Cool on a Tuesday night and he became our resident band for a number of months with an average audience of 12 people. At this time Mike only charged £40 per  night. We were approached by a local resident who ran a line dance club called Jambalaya to see if they could join us and maybe bring some line dancers to our club. We then moved the country night to a Friday night and introduced line dancing to our nights, this increased the audience to around 75 people each month. Since then we have seen a large amount of country music fans and line dance enthusiasts come and go over the past 25 years. In 2010 the Country Club moved to Bomarsund Welfare Centre where we have set up our new base.  In the past few years we have noticed that a large number of dancers have moved from country music to dancing to pop music. The committee decided to book country artists and allow our DJ to play the more up to date pop music to see if this would work. This proved to be a great success and we saw an increase of customers. We are proud of our achievements within the community by way of fundraising. Below is a list of charities that we have supported since 1998 Charities the club has supported; Arthritis, Arthritis Care, Great North Air Ambulance, Wansbeck Hospital (beds), Babies First Heartbeat Funds raised to date; The club has raised in excess of £50,000