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Thu 25th August
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Singers' Night, All types of acoustic folk music and song. With Teddy & Freddie.
Thu 25th August
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 25th August
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Mike Silver
Thu 25th August
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Topic Folk Club
Glyde House, Bradford
Summer singers and musicians night. All welcome to come along and sing, play, or just listen.
Fri 26th August
to Mon 29th August
Towersey Festival 2016
Thame Showground, Thame
Billy Bragg, Kate Rusby, Young'Uns, UOGB, 9Bach, Kris Drever, Kerr & Fagan, Roy Bailey, Lynched, UFQ
Fri 26th August
2.00pm to 3.00pm
Thank Folk It's Friday
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Northumbrians and Pipers
Sat 27th August
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Ardley Parlour Concerts
Ardley Parlour, Bicester
Legendary USA slide guitarist John Emil performing authentic blues and American roots music on the H
Sat 27th August
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic concert
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Anna Shannon + Support spots
Mon 29th August
9.00pm
Traditional music session
The Star, Godalming
Every Monday at the Star. Free. Just turn up. Mainly traditional English, Scottish and Irish music.
Tue 30th August
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singaround @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Thu 1st September
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Folk and Acoustic
The Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne
The first Thursday of each month is Folk and Acoustic open mike night at the Globe.
Thu 1st September
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Kim Lowing who is an Appalachian dulcimer player, pianist and songwriter. Backed by The Greenwood.
Thu 1st September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Fri 2nd September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston: Sumptuous double bass, virtuoso mandolin, superb vocals
Sat 3rd September
11.00am to 11.00pm
London Folk Festival
Cecil Sharp House, Camden Town
Faustus, Stick in the Wheel, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
Sat 3rd September
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Folk Club
The Saltcellar, Bristol
Jez Lowe. Nominated for best singer and best song BBC Folk Awards 2015.Floor Spot performers welcome
Sat 3rd September
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Wychwood Folk Club
Tiddy Hall, Ascott under Wychwood
Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver + support from Kim Lowings & The Greenwood
Sat 3rd September
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
"Patchwork", with Eileen Nightingale calling
Sun 4th September
8.00pm
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Young acoustic power trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin are from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle.
Mon 5th September
8.00pm
Jed Grimes
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge
Songs from Ireland, Northumbria and Appalachia, accompanied by guitar and bouzouki.
Mon 5th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
All Welcome Night @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Tue 6th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singaround @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Wed 7th September
8.00pm
Tales and Ales at the Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Come to our friendly story session where you can can sit in a snug room and listen to a tale or two
Wed 7th September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Tom McConville
Thu 8th September
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Tim Broadbent & Christian Fromentin. Highly entertaining singer/guitarist & Fiddle player Christian.
Thu 8th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Anthony John Clarke
Thu 8th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 8th September
9.00pm
John Emil in concert
Alexanders Live, Chester
Legendary USA slide guitarist John Emil performing authentic blues and American roots music on the H
Fri 9th September
7.30pm to 9.30pm
BAAFEST STUDENT CONCERT
Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham
A celebration of young musical talent in the North Tyne Valley
Fri 9th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Hall, Baldock
Hosepipe Band w. Barry Goodman. 4-piece band playing 11 instruments! Perfect start to the season!
Fri 9th September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Moore Moss Rutter: Traditional folk with colourful influences from youthful trio
Sat 10th September
to Mon 12th September
BAAFEST 2016
Brownrigg Lodges, Bellingham
Featuring Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, Mark Harrison, Eddie Walker, The Floozies, Yvonne Lyon
Sat 10th September
7.00pm to 11.00pm
Hand Made Folk Nights
Rishton Cricket Club, Rishton
Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston - one of the most popular & talented folk duos on the folk circuit.
Sat 10th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic Open Night
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
An opportunity for anyone to sing, play or say, or just to enjoy.
Sat 10th September
8.30pm to 12.00pm
John Emil in concert at The Bear Club
The Bear Club, Luton
Legendary USA slide guitarist John Emil performing authentic blues and American roots music on the H
Sun 11th September
2.00pm to 5.00pm
Heritage Open Days 2016
Redbourn Village Museum, Redbourn
English Miscellany Dance Playford for Redbourn Through the Centuries Project & Redbourn Folk Club
Sun 11th September
7.30pm to 10.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
SINGAROUND! Friendly and informal.Singers (inc. beginners) and listeners welcome. Real ale!
Mon 12th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Ian W Brown @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Guest night + lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Mon 12th September
8.30pm
2Nd Monday Session At The Pheasant
The Pheasant, Sheffield
All inclusive, friendly, relaxed session of acoustic music. Come and sing, play or just listen.
Wed 14th September
8.00pm to 10.15pm
Electric Voices
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Leveret
The music of this critically acclaimed trio - Sam Sweeney (fiddle), Rob Harbron (concertina) and Andy Cutting (melodeon) - is firmly rooted in the English tradition with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths. "Elegant, sophisticated" The Guardian "This glimmering set of instrumentals cuts unfailingly elegant lines" The Sunday Times
Wed 14th September
8.30pm to 10.30pm
Political Song Session
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Raise your voices, let the old and new songs be heard: let us learn and take heart from them.
Thu 15th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Electric Voices
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Shirley Inspired including Alasdair Roberts
This celebration of the music of Shirley Collins includes exclusive excerpts from the forthcoming film "The Ballad of Shirley Collins", plus performances from Scotland's Alasdair Roberts and Lords of Thyme (featuring Sophie Williams), both featured on the triple album "Shirley Inspired". "The mission of a traditionalist like Ms. Collins is to make sure old songs are passed on and heard afresh; Shirley Inspired shows how well she succeeded." The
Thu 15th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Spalding Folk Club Singaround
Welland Yacht Club, Spalding
Free event (£1 raffle optional) Join in or listen, anyone can sing, play, tell a story or dance.
Thu 15th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Fri 16th September
7.30pm to 11.00pm
John Emil in concert at Forest Folk & Roots Club
College Arms, Cranfield
Legendary USA slide guitarist John Emil performing authentic blues and American roots music on the H
Fri 16th September
8.00pm to 10.15pm
Electric Voices
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Martin Simpson
This will be Martin's sixteenth appearance at the Electric Theatre and a very welcome return. This review from Guitarist magazine says it all: "Martin Simpson is a stunningly accomplished guitarist, but he's more than that: he's a musician with the power to make you forget you're listening to a guitar at all . . . the show he produces must rate among the best man-and-guitar performances I've heard."
Fri 16th September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Jenkins' Ear: Songs of the sea with harmony, humour and raw vocal power
Fri 16th September
8.30pm
Lucy Ward
Otley Courthouse, Otley
An award winning singer from Derby, Lucy plays guitar, ukulele and concertina along with her voice.
Fri 16th September
9.00pm
Atlantic Currants
The Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs
Americana, Celtic and English Folk
Sat 17th September
4.00pm to 7.30pm
The Rhythm Chaps
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Join us for our annual ceilidh which is being hosted by South Yorkshire trio “The Rhythm Chaps”.
Sat 17th September
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Wychwood Folk Club
The Swan Inn, Ascott under Wychwood
Mark Harrison + Support by Farmer John
Sat 17th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Dunton Folk
St Mary Magdalene Church, Biggleswade
Bob Fox
Sat 17th September
9.00pm
An evening with The Twangles and Les Barker
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Les Barker is an English poet. He's best known for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs.
Sun 18th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Play On Folk Club
The Banner Cross Hotel, Sheffield
Singers Nights - but you don't have to sing - poems, monologues, instrumentals and audience welcome.
Sun 18th September
8.00pm
Traditional Music Session
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Enjoy playing and listening to English, Scottish & Irish folk music and song.
Mon 19th September
8.00pm
Steve Turner
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge
A skilled player on the concertina, he also accompanies himself on cittern, mandolin and banjo.
Mon 19th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Club Night @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Tue 20th September
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Pete Coe
Tue 20th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singaround @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Thu 22nd September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Spotlight Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Fri 23rd September
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Grayshott Folk Club presents:
Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD
Connla-a talented, young traditional Irish/Celtic Folk band from Northern Ireland-don't miss 'em!
Fri 23rd September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Jaywalkers: Freshness and fun infuse every note played by this delightfully entertaining trio.
Sat 24th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic concert
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Pete Coe + Support spots
Sat 24th September
8.00pm to 11.55pm
The Big Blue
The Globe, Newcastle upon Tyne
A trio project featuring Fiddle, Guitar & Guki, with tunes, songs, new and traditional
Sun 25th September
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Brunch Barnstormer
Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames
Hollie Rogers "A magnificent and powerful voice" according to Suzanne Vega
Sun 25th September
8.00pm
Wimbledon Acoustic Music Session
Hand in Hand, Wimbledon
Aspiring or experienced musicians and singers are welcome at these informal sessions.
Mon 26th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Guest Night TBC @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Tue 27th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Johns & Nowak @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Bluegrass & Americana. Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Thu 29th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 29th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Colum Sands
Fri 30th September
2.00pm to 3.00pm
Thank Folk its Friday
Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Beeswing
Fri 30th September
7.00pm to 11.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
SAUL ROSE & JAMES DELARRE - Exciting fiddle and melodeon playing! Plus Ajay Srivastav, Rob Johnston.
Fri 30th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
The Andy May Trio
Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle – Northumbrian piper Andy May, guitarist Ian Stephenson and fiddler Sophy Ball – come together as The Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. An evening in their company will include traditional tunes, an introduction to the Northumbrian pipes, and their own material all delivered with a warmth and humour that is sure to delight.
Fri 30th September
8.00pm
Peggy Seeger
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Peggy Seeger is one of folk music’s greatest innovators, who is also known as the "Queen of Folk".
Fri 30th September
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
David Francey: Sheer poetry from a captivating singer-songwriter
Sat 1st October
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Folk Club
The Saltcellar, Bristol
Double Bill.Simon Boulter plus JaCob (Pete Stearn and Mike Curt. Floor singers/ musicians welcome.
Sat 1st October
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Wychwood Folk Club
Tiddy Hall, Ascott under Wychwood
Sunjay + Support by Alan Pettifer
Sat 1st October
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
The energetic "Pipe Factory", with the equally energetic Simon Maplesden calling
Mon 3rd October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
David Francey @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Canadian singer/ songwriter. Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Tue 4th October
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Beverley Smith & John Grimm
Tue 4th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singaround @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Wed 5th October
8.00pm
Tales and Ales at the Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Come to our friendly story session where you can can sit in a snug room and listen to a tale or two
Wed 5th October
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
David Francey
Thu 6th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 6th October
8.00pm to 10.00pm
Traditional Song Session
Prince of Wales Pub, Moseley, Birmingham
A chance to sing and listen to traditional songs in a friendly and informal environment.
Fri 7th October
7.00pm to 11.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
MIKE COOPER, YOU ARE WOLF, ESPERI. Influential sixties blues guitarist. But expect to be surprised!!
Fri 7th October
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Martin Simpson: Simply one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists
Sat 8th October
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Grayshott Folk Club presents:
Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD
Keston Cobblers Club + Maz O'Connor-A Folk'/Pop crossover band who are festival favourites
Sat 8th October
7.30pm
Hand Made Folk Nights
The Peel Park Hotel, Accrington
Harp & A Monkey One of the most vital, charismatic things happening in English folk music right now.
Sat 8th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic Open Night
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
An opportunity for anyone to sing, play or say, or just to enjoy.
Sun 9th October
7.30pm to 10.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
SINGAROUND! Friendly and informal.Singers (inc. beginners) and listeners welcome. Real ale!
Mon 10th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
All Welcome Night @ Devizes Folk Club
Lamb Inn, Devizes
Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen. Raffle. All welcome.
Mon 10th October
8.30pm
2Nd Monday Session At The Pheasant
The Pheasant, Sheffield
All inclusive, friendly, relaxed session of acoustic music. Come and sing, play or just listen.
Tue 11th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Bernard Hoskin @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Great Singer/ songwriter. Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Wed 12th October
8.30pm to 10.30pm
Political Song Session
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Raise your voices, let the old and new songs be heard: let us learn and take heart from them.
Thu 13th October
7.30am to 11.00am
The Goose Is Out!
The White Horse, Peckham
CATH & PHIL TYLER. Raw Anglo-American folk with guitar/banjo/voice/fiddle. Real ale, good food!
Thu 13th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Kris Dollimore @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Consummate blues, fine guitarist & singer, ex-Del Amitri. Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 13th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
David Francey
Fri 14th October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Hall, Baldock
The Watch w. Bob Morgan. Top band - Quinn, Kiddier & Murch - & experienced caller. Great evening!
Fri 14th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
Anna Tabbush & Rowan Piggott
Anna Tabbush is one of the mainstays of the local folk scene as leader of Guildford Vox, member of The Climax Ceilidh Band, organiser of SingFest etc. etc. Rowan Piggott is also well known the members of the club having delivered a very enjoyable sell-out gig earlier this year with Rosie Hodgson. Between them Anna and Rowan promise to give us haunting ballads and dark Scandinavian tunes.