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Sat 30th April
to Sun 1st May
4 Kingdoms Folk Weekend
4 Kingdoms Family Farm and Adv, Headley
Our very first folk weekend. Looking for dancers, singers, musicians, storytellers, craftmen etc
Hi folks, who will help make this an annual folk "must go to" event? We are seeking representations of all aspects of folk traditions, music and dance. Stalls are welcome, some may be free but some might have a small pitch fee. No charges for you to display. Also free are parking and camping. Collections will be made for Help for Heroes, a charity that we are registered with. This can be shared with recognised causes that attendees may support.
Mon 2nd May
12.30pm
Atlantic Currants at Sweeps Festival
The Eagle, Rochester
Americana, Celtic and English Folk
Mon 2nd May
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 3rd May
8.00pm
Morley Folk Club
United Services Club, Leeds
Singers' Night featuring in the 3+3 Slot, George Sansome.
Tue 3rd May
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 4th May
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 4th May
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Dan McKinnon
Thu 5th May
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 5th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 5th May
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.
Thu 5th May
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Topic Folk Club
Glyde House, Bradford
Singers and musicians night. All welcome to come and sing, play or just listen.
Fri 6th May
8.00pm
Folk at the Maltings
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans
Concert with Phil King, as part of his national tour, and the Foxglove Trio
Fri 6th May
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Swindon Folksingers
Ashford Road Club (Upstairs), Swindon
Club night - Join in, or just listen to our established performers, both traditional and modern
Fri 6th May
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Lee Collinson: Lightning-fast fingers and a lovely melodic touch
Fri 6th May
9.00pm
Atlantic Currants
The Louis Armstrong, Dover
Americana, Celtic and English Folk
Sat 7th May
7.30pm
The Harmonettes in 'Dorothy's War'
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
An exciting new musical play, with songs from the 1st World War, sung live by The Harmonettes.
Sat 7th May
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wychwood Folk Club
Tiddy Hall, Ascott -u- Wychwood
Wizz Jones @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by TRED
Sat 7th May
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Folk Club
The Saltcellar, Bristol
Johnny Coppin, well known singer/songwriter and radio presenter. Floor spot performers welcome.
Sat 7th May
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Grayshott Folk Club presents:
Grayshott Village Hall, Hindhead
JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES + Martha Paton. Some of the finest old stagers + a rising new talent
Sat 7th May
8.00pm to 11.30pm
Haddenham Ceilidh
Haddenham Village Hall, Haddenham
Ceilidh: Liam Robinson Dance Band; In concert Jeff Warner supported by Joe Allen and friends
Sun 8th May
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Brunch Barnstormer
Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames
Dan Walsh one of the finest banjo players in the UK, on a lazy Sunday, brunch available, bar open.
Sun 8th May
7.30pm
The Harmonettes in 'Dorothy's War'
Malmesbury Town Hall, Malmesbury
An exciting new musical play, with songs from the 1st World War, sung live by The Harmonettes.
Sun 8th May
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!
Sun 8th May
8.30pm
The Kalamazoo Klub
The King's Head, London
Andy Eastwood
Mon 9th May
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 9th May
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.
Mon 9th May
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 10th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Iron & Oak @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Folk stroke Americana. Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Wed 11th May
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 12th May
7.30am to 11.00am
The Goose Is Out!
The White Horse, Peckham
ELLE OSBORNE.Vocals/fiddle. “Raw,compelling, passionate, engaging” – Time Out. Real ale, good
Thu 12th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 12th May
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Dan Walsh
Fri 13th May
7.30pm to 10.15pm
On Bouge French Dance Club
Primrose Hill Community Centre, London
On Bouge: Bernard Loffet, Superb melodeon player and singer from Brittany.
Fri 13th May
8.00pm
Concert
Otley Courthouse, Otley
The Jar Family
Fri 13th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Musical Traditions Club
King & Queen, London
MICHAEL SHEEHY BAND Sliabh Luachra Irish music , accordion plus Katie Howson, Liz Giddings, Roger Di
Fri 13th May
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Swindon Folksingers
Ashford Road Club (Upstairs), Swindon
Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner- superb two-part harmony singing
Fri 13th May
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Dan McKinnon: Rich vocals and gentle guitar playing will transport the Ram audience
Sat 14th May
3.30pm to 8.30pm
Herts Early Dance
St Stephen's Church Hall, St Albans
May Revels Tudor Feast - Crowning of May Queen, dancing led by Anne Daye and music by The Presence.
Sat 14th May
7.30pm to 11.30pm
Oxfolk Ceilidhs
Kennington Village Hall, Oxford
New BandAnglo with caller Will Hall
Sat 14th May
7.30pm
Howden Live
The Shire Hall, Howden
The Jar Family. Stronger collectively than individually.
Sat 14th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic Open Night
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Opportunity for anyone to sing, play or say, or just listen, featuring Paul Wilson & Marilyn Tucker.
Sun 15th May
8.00pm
Traditional Music Session
The Prince of Wales, Birmingham
Enjoy playing and listening to English, Scottish & Irish folk music and song.
Mon 16th May
8.00pm
The Where's Spot Band
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge
Four-piece band from Essex, who offer interesting arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk.
Mon 16th May
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 16th May
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 17th May
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.
Tue 17th May
8.00pm
Morley Folk Club
United Services Club, Leeds
Fake Thackray (John Watterson). MFC always welcomes floor singers.
Thu 19th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Spotlight Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 19th May
8.00pm to 10.00pm
Heads & Tales Storytelling Cafe
Boston Tea Party Cafe, Ringwood
BONNY ENGLAND - Local storytellers share stories of Old Blighty. Come & listen, come and tell.
Thu 19th May
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.
Fri 20th May
7.30pm
Luke Jackson with support 'All in Harmony'
St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
Live music from Luke Jackson, an outstanding, original singer songwriter.
Fri 20th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Concert
Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington
Hughie Jones former member of the internationally acclaimed folk group - The Spinners, plus support
Fri 20th May
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Swindon Folksingers
Ashford Road Club (Upstairs), Swindon
Kirsty Bromley - Traditional and contemporary songs from this young Sheffield singer
Fri 20th May
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Bruce Molsky: 'An incredible power of history and tradition' – real star quality
Sat 21st May
7.30pm to 10.15pm
Wychwood Folk Club
The Swan Inn, Chipping Norton
Steve Ashley @ Wychwood Folk Club
Sat 21st May
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Steve Tilston
Peel Park Hotel, Accrington
The incredible Steve Tilston comes to Hyndburn for a night of real ale and real music
Sat 21st May
8.00pm
Concert
Otley Courthouse, Otley
RURA
Mon 23rd May
7.30pm
Luke Jackson with support 'Pound Sound'
Pound Arts, Corsham
Live music from Luke Jackson, an outstanding, original singer/songwriter.
Mon 23rd May
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 24th May
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Kieran Halpin
Tue 24th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Reg Meuross & Jess Vincent @ Bradford Folk Club
Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon
Two great singer/ song-writers. Lots of floor spots. Sing, play or just listen.
Thu 26th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Nick Dow @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Great traditional folk-singer & folklorist. Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Fri 27th May
7.00pm to 11.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
ELIZA & MARTIN CARTHY plus two supports. SOLD OUT. Please see Goose website for details and returns.
Fri 27th May
8.00pm
Concert
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Ian Siegal and Jimbo Mathus
Fri 27th May
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Hall, Baldock
Cock & Bull w. Mary Panton. Famous, hugely experienced band with a great caller. Don't miss them!
Fri 27th May
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Swindon Folksingers
Ashford Road Club (Upstairs), Swindon
Club night - Join in, or just listen to our established performers, both traditional and modern
Sat 28th May
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
Sat 28th May
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Dunton Folk
St Mary Magdalene Church, Biggleswade
Dave Ellis and Boo Howard with Hannah Sanders and Bend Savage
Mon 30th May
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 31st May
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 1st June
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 1st June
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Dave Gibbs
Thu 2nd June
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.
Thu 2nd June
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Fri 3rd June
to Sun 5th June
Acoustic Festival of Britain
Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter
Un-plugged rock, roots, folk and blues. The best in new artists and seasoned music stars.
Fri 3rd June
8.00pm
Folk at the Maltings
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans
Where are the barricades? An evening of music and magic with Leon Rosselson and Ian Saville
Fri 3rd June
8.15pm to 11.00pm
Swindon Folksingers
Ashford Road Club (Upstairs), Swindon
Club night - Join in, or just listen to our established performers, both traditional and modern
Fri 3rd June
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies' - unmissable
Sat 4th June
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wychwood Folk Club
Tiddy Hall, Ascott -u- Wychwood
Ninebarrow + Support by Robert Lane
Sat 4th June
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Folk Club
The Saltcellar, Bristol
Ange Hardy. Nominee for best emerging talent at BBC Folk Awards 2015. Floor Spot performers welcome.
Sat 4th June
8.00pm
Concert
Otley Courthouse, Otley
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Sat 4th June
8.00pm to 11.30pm
Haddenham Ceilidh
Haddenham Village Hall, Haddenham
Ceilidh: NYFTE Musicians pls Dave Leverton & Gareth Kiddier; In concert Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume
Sat 4th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Boat House, Braunston
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen
Sat 4th June
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
The "George Inn Giant Ceilidh Band", back to wreak more mayhem, with Chris Shaw calling
Sun 5th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Old Crown, Coventry
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen
Mon 6th June
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 6th June
8.00pm
Richard Grainger
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge
A taste of Yorkshire from a man of many talents.
Mon 6th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Lime Kilns Inn, Nr.Hinckley
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen
Mon 6th June
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 7th June
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Christi Andropolis & Friends
Tue 7th June
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.
Tue 7th June
8.00pm
Morley Folk Club
United Services Club, Leeds
Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne. MFC always welcomes floor singers.
Tue 7th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Globe Inn, Snarestone
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen
Wed 8th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Prince Of Wales, Bedworth
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen
Wed 8th June
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 9th June
7.30am to 11.00am
The Goose Is Out!
The White Horse, Peckham
AIMEE LEONARD & EMMIE WARD. Traditional duo, lovely harmonies and bodhran Real ale, good food!
Thu 9th June
to Sun 12th June
Gate to Southwell Festival
Festival Site, Southwell
Show of Hands, Eddi Reader, Kila, Hayseed Dixie, Jackie Oates Trio, Mick Ryan Paul Downes, more tbc
Thu 9th June
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Richie Parrish Richie
Thu 9th June
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Singers' Night @ Acoustic Oak
Royal Oak, Corsham, Corsham
Lots of floor spots. Raffle. All welcome.
Thu 9th June
8.30pm
Acoustic Music Session
The Barley Mow, Rugby
The Canal Boat Crew hosting a friendly, relaxed evening of acoustic music. Sing, play or just listen