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Thu 28th July
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Singers' Night, A popular part of the club's program with all types of acoustic folk music and song.
Thu 28th July
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Summer Showcase
Thu 28th July
8.30pm to 11.00pm
Topic Folk Club
Glyde House, Bradford
Karin Grandal-Park & Rosie Clegg. Strong vocals and harmonies from this talented duo, Topic debut.
Fri 29th July
8.15pm to 11.15pm
The Ram Folk Club
The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton
Mike Silver: Delicate songs to ease us delightfully into the summer holidays
Sun 31st July
8.15pm to 10.30pm
Alan Burke (Ire)
The Hen & Chicken, Bristol
Traditional Irish folk singer songwriter with big voice and International reputation to match
Mon 1st August
8.00pm
The Morning Tree
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, Tonbridge
A trio with a sound with strong Irish influence, with elements of folk, blues and Jazz
Mon 1st 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 2nd August
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Common and Kind
Union Chapel, Islington
Worldwide collaborative fundraiser
People today feel deeply affected by division to an extent unknown in generations. In the UK the recent referendum has affected friendships, families & communities, & division is keenly felt worldwide. Stars across the musical spectrum have responded by coming together for a collaborative international concert, culminating in the filming of a video single in support of MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL & MUSIC ACTION INTERNATIONAL.
Wed 3rd August
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Joe Topping
Thu 4th August
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 4th August
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Singers' Night, All types of acoustic folk music and song. With Steve & Anne
Sun 7th August
11.00am to 9.00pm
Day of Lincolnshire Folk
The George Hotel, Leadenham
Lincolnshire Day of Music Dance & Song
Mon 8th August
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 8th 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.
Thu 11th August
8.00pm to 8.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Heartstrings
Thu 11th August
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Singers' Night, All types of acoustic folk music and song. With Steve & Mike.
Sun 14th August
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 15th 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.
Thu 18th August
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 18th August
8.00pm
Orpington Folk Club
The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Nr Orpington
Singers' Night, All types of acoustic folk music and song. With Mike Stapley.
Fri 19th August
8.00pm
Concert
Otley Courthouse, Otley
The Hot Seats
Sun 21st August
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 21st August
8.00pm
Wimbledon Acoustic Music Session
Hand in Hand, Wimbledon
Aspiring or experienced musicians and singers are welcome at these informal sessions.
Mon 22nd 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.
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 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Mike Silver
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
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.
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.
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
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
"Patchwork", with Eileen Nightingale calling
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
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!
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
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 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
8.30pm
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
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 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
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
9.00pm
Atlantic Currants
The Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs
Americana, Celtic and English Folk
Sat 17th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Dunton Folk
St Mary Magdalene Church, Biggleswade
Bob Fox
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.
Tue 20th September
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Pete Coe
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!
Sat 24th September
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic concert
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Pete Coe + Support spots
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.
Thu 29th September
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Colum Sands
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.
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
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
The energetic "Pipe Factory", with the equally energetic Simon Maplesden calling
Tue 4th October
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Beverley Smith & John Grimm
Wed 5th October
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
David Francey
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!!
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
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
8.30pm
2Nd Monday Session At The Pheasant
The Pheasant, Sheffield
All inclusive, friendly, relaxed session of acoustic music. Come and sing, play or just listen.
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 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.
Sat 15th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Dunton Folk
St Mary Magdalene Church, Biggleswade
Keith Donnelly
Sun 16th October
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.
Thu 20th October
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 21st October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
Come All Ye Open Stage
Sat 22nd October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic concert
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith + Support spots
Sun 23rd October
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Shammick Acoustic concert
Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin
Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching + Support spots
Tue 25th October
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
Thu 27th October
8.00pm
Flit: Martin Green
Barbican Centre, London
Lau's accordionist joins Becky Unthank and more to explore human migration through song and visuals.
Thu 27th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Autumn Showcase
Fri 28th October
7.00pm to 11.00pm
The Goose Is Out!
The Ivy House, Nunhead
JOHN SPIERS, ex Bellowhead/Spiers & Boden, great melodeon/song! Plus Aartwork/Emma & The Hot Tub Men
Fri 28th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
The James Brothers
The James Brothers are James Fagan – best known as one half of the duo with Nancy Kerr - and Jamie McClennan – who is in the duo with Scotland’s BBC-award-winning Emily Smith. They come from Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it’s these songs and tunes that The James Brothers have united to play.
Sun 30th October
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Wimbledon Acoustic Music Session
Hand in Hand, Wimbledon
Aspiring or experienced musicians and singers are welcome at these informal sessions.
Tue 1st November
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Winter Wilson
Wed 2nd November
8.15pm to 11.15pm
Spalding Folk Club
South Holland Centre, Spalding
Sara Grey & Kieran Means
Fri 4th November
7.30pm to 11.00pm
Grayshott Folk Club presents:
Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD
Colm Mac Con Iomaire (ex-The Frames), an exquisite fiddle player & Catherine Fitzgerald (keyboards)
Sat 5th November
Bridport Ceilidhs
St Mary's Church House Hall, Bridport
Fireworks night, a cracker!, with "Jigs for Gigs", plus Jane Thomas, Gill Spence, Eileen Nightingale
Tue 8th November
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Cramlington Folk Club
Clef & Cask (formally The Hind, Cramlington
Bram Taylor
Thu 10th November
7.30am to 11.00am
The Goose Is Out!
The White Horse, Peckham
ELLIOTT MORRIS. Young guitarist playing blues-tinged mix of folk and country. Real ale, good food!
Thu 10th November
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Bromsgrove Folk Club
Catshill Club, Bromsgrove
Gren Bartley Band
Fri 11th November
8.00pm to 11.00pm
Unicorn Ceilidhs
St Mary's Hall, Baldock
Chalktown w. Sheena Masson. Popular experienced band, with popular experienced caller. Perfect!
Fri 11th November
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
Moirai
Moirai is a meeting of the musical minds of: Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (Boxtet). Between them they play accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and three voices. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour.
Fri 11th November
8.30pm
The Kalamazoo Klub
The King's Head, London
Robin Williamson with special guest Bina Williamson
Sat 12th November
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Folk Club
The Saltcellar, Bristol
Tim Brine and Sue Franklin. Sing and play guitar mandolin and recorder. Floor singers/ musicians.
Sat 12th November
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, featuring Jody Kruskal.
Sun 13th November
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 14th November
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.
Thu 17th November
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 18th November
8.00pm to 10.30pm
The Music Institute
Guildford Institute, Guildford
Come All Ye Open Stage
Sat 19th November
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Dunton Folk
St Mary Magdalene Church, Biggleswade
The Dovetail Trio