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‘Meets every Wednesday ... We have a great programme of music and song from visiting and local artists. There is also an opportunity for singers and musicians to take part in our regular sessions which are open to members and non-members.’

* Aberdeen Folk Club
Visits to the Website16
Views of The ‘Full’ Record24

West Calder, West Lothian: 'Meets once a month ... for concerts and sessions. Everyone is very welcome. There is a small admission fee depending on the activity’.

* Almond Valley Folk Club
Visits to the Website146
Views of The ‘Full’ Record335

'We aim to have something for everyone; traditional, modern, shanties, comedy, dance and sessions just for musicians, so they don’t feel left out. Entry (mostly) will be FREE, with a collection for the guests that night and a free raffle. Together with our sister clubs in Bedworth and Nuneaton, we aim to provide the best of folk music in the Midlands.'

* Atherstone Folk Club
Visits to the Website188
Views of The ‘Full’ Record280

Keighley: ‘We are a not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers, for the furtherance of acoustic, folk and social music’.

* BACCApipes Folk Club
Visits to the Website168
Views of The ‘Full’ Record198

'Started out at the beginning of 1999 as the Mad Nanny! Folk Club. Our intention was to offer a diversity of folk and traditional music. Since then we've broadened the musical range and are noted for our diversity of musical style and quality guests and local performers.'

* Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club
Visits to the Website149
Views of The ‘Full’ Record312

'Guest nights with national, local and up and coming artists; theme nights; open sessions; open stage nights and lots more in a friendly setting. Some nights are acoustic and some with PA.'

* Banbury Folk Club
Visits to the Website221
Views of The ‘Full’ Record319

'The Club is quite unique in that there is no admission charge despite the fact that there are top rate guests at almost every meeting (we just pass the jug around so you can give as much or as little as you wish: a minimum of the price of a pint - around about £3 - £5 is suggested). Our aim is always for everyone, guests, audience and floor singers alike to have a really good time.Floor singers are always welcome but we get very busy so we recommend a call or email to reserve a spot, on the night it is very much first come first served – if there is space available.'

* Bedworth Folk Club
Visits to the Website152
Views of The ‘Full’ Record266

'Known as a club that encourages singers and musicians, we have seen beginners take their first faltering steps in folk music and then turn into performers able to perform on a national stage. Our guest nights have featured some fantastic performers ...'

* Bideford Folk Club
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record248

‘We are a friendly club, embracing all styles of acoustic music. Club nights start at 8.30pm on Fridays. Everyone is welcome - there is no membership! ... We have a mixture of Singers' Nights (when anyone can perform if they want) and ticketed guest nights with a professional artist or group, supported by local singers. If you just want to come and listen - that's fine too.’ The current Programme appears on the Web Site.

* Bingham Folk Club
Visits to the Website74
Views of The ‘Full’ Record147

‘For those who are interested in folk music in Birmingham with a traditional bias, then The Black Diamond Folk Club is the place for you ... The Club was originally formed as a singers’ club called “The Macdonalds Folk Song Club” in June 1964 ... It was in these early days that the tradition of strong audience participation in chorus singing developed, which has stayed with us right up to the present time. This was mainly due to a high proportion of sea songs being sung at the time. The song base today has broadened, but the chorus singing is as strong as ever.’

* Black Diamond Folk Club
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record111

'In the Late 1960s a tide of contemporary American folk music was sweeping Britain and several clubs in Cornwall featured this material. However, in 1967 a small group of traditional singers, including Vic Legg and Lar Cann started meeting for weekly sessions in the Masons' Arms, Bodmin. They decided to start a club to raise funds for British folksingers to visit Cornwall. The first recorded club night of the Bodmin Traditional Folk Club, as it was then, was on 31st May 1968 in an upper room at The Barley Sheaf.'

* Bodmin Folk Club
Visits to the Website231
Views of The ‘Full’ Record338

'A traditional folk club in the Heart of England.'

* Brackley Folk Club
Visits to the Website184
Views of The ‘Full’ Record349

‘Meets every Friday at the Bradford Arms, Ivetsey Bank [Staffordshire] ... Performers put in a lot of time and effort before they appear on stage to entertain us, and we always show our appreciation for this. Audience members are therefore kindly requested to remain quiet during the performance, thereby not putting off the performer or annoying other audience members. Conversely, we all want a fun evening and “friendly heckling” from the audience, when appropriate, is not frowned upon.‘

* Bradford Arms Folk Club
Visits to the Website19
Views of The ‘Full’ Record25

'Singers and players of all standards are welcome to this friendly Sing-Around. Whatever your talent, you are guaranteed a friendly welcome and an appreciative audience. And, if you just want to sit and sup, you will find some good company and an eclectic mix of folk.'

* Brampton Folk Sessions
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record311

‘One of the two oldest folk clubs in the country and has been a world famous venue since 1958. No other club has run for so long in the same venue and it has been host to many of the great legends of folk. Our guest nights feature local, national and occasionally international artists. Every week you are guaranteed fine singers and musicians. We focus on traditional material, particularly from Tyneside and the North East, but other styles of acoustic music within the same spirit are welcomed.‘

* Bridge Folk Club
Visits to the Website4
Views of The ‘Full’ Record11

Folk at the Barlow (Bromley Cross Folk Club) meets at The Barlow, Edgworth (between Bolton and Darwen). A singaraound session is held from 8.00pm on the first Friday of the month, and a guest musician/singer, with support, on the third Friday.’

* Bromley Cross Folk Club
Visits to the Website138
Also indexedFolk at the Barlow
Views of The ‘Full’ Record202

'Free entrance. We have several regular hosts who take it in turns to run the evening using small PA systems, and we welcome all styles of performer. If you would like to perform, then just come along and introduce yourself to the host for that evening. We try to give everyone a spot, and work on a first come first serve basis, with everyone usually getting at least 3 numbers. Some of our evenings can be very busy, so come early or you may miss out.'

* Buckingham Acoustic Club
Visits to the Website134
Views of The ‘Full’ Record347

‘Everyone is welcome to our Folk Club whether you sing, tell stories, play an instrument or just want to listen to live music and have a bit of fun - alternate Sunday nights at the Falcon. We have occasional guest nights, when we enjoy talented people who tour the country; but on most of our evenings we make the music and fun ourselves. We enjoy each other's company, play music together, listen to each other sing ... Come along and meet us.’

* Bude Folk Club
Visits to the Website90
Views of The ‘Full’ Record151

‘The original club was formed in the mid-60s as the Barley Mow Folk Club at The Barley Mow pub in Stapenhill, by Burton born folk singer Dave Bull. It has had a number of changes of name and venues since, now being again named and based in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire.

* Burton Folk Club
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record94

‘The Club enjoys a wide range of folk and acoustic music or ditty both traditional and contemporary. The members enjoy singing songs with a chorus. The club have guest artists once a month (except in August) and aims to start at 8.30 pm ... Singers, musicians, poets, story tellers and just listeners are very welcome.‘

* Carrington Triangle Folk Club
Visits to the Website43
Views of The ‘Full’ Record81

Weekly, Saturday evenings, September - June in Central London. No need to book.

* Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
Visits to the Website77
Views of The ‘Full’ Record116

Ceol is a live music venture situated in the famous seaport of Campbeltown on Scotland’s historic Kintyre peninsula. Events are shared across two locations at the neighbouring Seafield and Ardshiel Hotels ... Ceol is a “must- visit” experience for genuine music lovers and a “must-play” stage for the finest musicians across the genres. Whether they are troubadours, exponents of blues, jazz, rock, folk or Americana music, Ceol is the place for them to be seen and heard in Kintyre.Many of our headliners will be well known and of international standing, others less so. However, the one thing we can guarantee is that the quality of the music will always shine through.’

* Ceol Campbeltown
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record165

'We are a friendly club, welcoming visitors and performers from all nations, of all ages and from all walks of life. We all share a common passion for folk and acoustic music and we love a good sing and a good laugh ... We actively look to provide quality and varied entertainment at a very sensible price. We normally have two main guests each month, interspersed with singers nights and occasional nights featuring a local or emerging artiste.'

* Chesham Folk Club
Visits to the Website147
Views of The ‘Full’ Record303

Monthly folk, acoustic, blues & contemporary concerts.

* Chesterfield Folk Club
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record351

‘Both club regulars and visitors are equally welcome at our monthly meetings and if you’re visiting the Cotswolds, or just passing through and would like to join us for the evening (either to participate or just listen), we would like to extend the same warm welcome to you too.‘

* Chipping Norton Folk & Acoustic Club
Visits to the Website42
Views of The ‘Full’ Record78

‘Set in the picturesque heart of the South Lanarkshire countryside, close to The Borders, the town of Biggar offers residents and visitors a variety of art, music, theatre and general entertainment, of which Clydesdale Folk Club is an integral part. Our regular club nights are held on the last Thursday of every month and we also host various concerts throughout the year. If you like traditional or contemporary folk music and blues, Clydesdale Folk Club gives you the opportunity to see local, national and international artistes and bands at an affordable price.’

* Clydesdale Folk Club
Visits to the Website9
Views of The ‘Full’ Record14

Typically includes details of forthcoming performers at the Club and of other folk-related happenings around and about Conwy.

* Conwy Folk Club
Visits to the Website58
Views of The ‘Full’ Record130

'We aim to provide a quality guest list with the emphasis on entertainment. Come along and listen in a friendly atmosphere. During Singers' nights we feature local singers and musicians, as well as those visiting Crail. All are welcome. If you don’t want to make music then just come along and tap your feet.'

* Crail Folk Club
Visits to the Website129
Views of The ‘Full’ Record419

'Established in 1972 and we are one of the longest running folk clubs in the country ... There are guest performers every other week and singers nights in between. It's quite common to have as many as twelve to fourteen acts on singers nights! We have always provided a wide variety of music and styles from traditional and contemporary folk to blues and bluegrass. If you are in the area please drop in, you may be pleasantly surprised ...'

* Cramlington Folk Club
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record375

‘Based at Strathearn Artspace, the site of the old Library on Comrie St. Concerts on a Thursday night once a month ... If all goes well, it's also planned to include session evenings every two weeks on the Thursday between the concert evenings.’

* Crieff Folk Club
Visits to the Website63
Also indexedStrathearn Artspace
Views of The ‘Full’ Record122

Redcar: Weekly get-togethers: Tuesdays, 8.00 pm.

* Cutty Wren Folk Club
Visits to the Website111
Views of The ‘Full’ Record264

'Held the first Saturday of the month in the Arts Centre, Washington. Each night starts with an informal session from 7.30 p.m. which welcomes musicians of all levels of ability. Visiting singers and musicians are always welcome.'

* Davy Lamp Folk Club
Visits to the Website159
Views of The ‘Full’ Record198

'A venue ... where the very best traditional and acoustic musicians, small bands and singers can be heard, from the UK and often from further afield (USA, Australia).'

* Dorking Folk Club
Visits to the Website169
Views of The ‘Full’ Record162

West Cornwall: ‘Weekly folk and acoustic music club. Guest performers once a month. Friendly atmosphere, great floor singers, musicians and monologue delivery’.

* Dreamers Folk
Visits to the Website71
Views of The ‘Full’ Record170

’Aims to support all with an interest in Folk music, and give performers and appreciative listeners the chance to make and enjoy folk music. The first Dunfermline Folk Club started in 1961, and ... an informal culture that supports performance and participation is what the Club is all about. All are welcome, so come along and see what you make of it.’

* Dunfermline Folk Club
Visits to the Website84
Views of The ‘Full’ Record144

Founded 1990: ‘Concerts take place most months, usually on Wednesday evenings. We also hold occasional extra events ... There is no bar in the room, but people may bring their own drinks or purchase them from the Kings Arms (across the road) and bring them over to the venue’.

* Ely Folk Club
Visits to the Website15
Views of The ‘Full’ Record28

Saxmundham: 'Aims to promote traditional and modern folk music in Suffolk, England ... The Everyman meets on the last Friday of each month during January to May and September to November ... With Residents, Floor Singers and a Booked Guest Artist on every occasion, there is always a warm welcome for new performers and audience members’.

* Everyman Folk Club
Visits to the Website123
Views of The ‘Full’ Record186

‘The membership and supporters continue to work hard to develop and promote folk and traditional music throughout the Falkirk area and host regular Sessions, Open Stage and Special Events providing opportunities for budding musicians and songwriters to air their talents, gain performance experience and essentially enjoy participation in the music. The Club has a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere making for a good night out and strives to provide great quality from across the broad spectrum of folk music and on occasion, should the visiting act perhaps fail to captivate you, then hopefully the floor spots, heckling and the banter will always make up for it!’

* Falkirk Folk Club
Visits to the Website174
Views of The ‘Full’ Record306

'Wednesday evenings at The Guide Dog, Bevois Valley, SO14 6SF. Occasional guests at another Southampton venue.'

* Fo'c'sle Folk Club
Visits to the Website147
Views of The ‘Full’ Record334

Lee Mill, Devon: ‘Our Guest List includes many of the most talented performers from the world of acoustic/folk music ... Many of our visitors have remarked on the continuing excellence of our floor acts. But whatever your leanings in performance - musicians, singers, bands - all will find a warm welcome is extended to you. And you do not have to be a performer to get a real buzz out of any of our club nights. Indeed many of our members just come for the unique atmosphere we seem to generate’.

* Folk On The Moor
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record164

Fareham: ‘Forest Folk meets on the first Monday of the month for Singarounds – 7.30 to 11 pm; and third Mondays of the month for Concert Nights – 8 to 11 pm, doors open 7.30 pm, unreserved seating.'

* Forest Folk
Visits to the Website121
Views of The ‘Full’ Record236

Cranfield: ‘Focussing mainly, but not exclusively, on the contemporary acoustic, roots, folk and blues music scene, we bring nationally renowned as well as local artists together on a monthly basis’.

* Forest Folk and Roots
Visits to the Website113
Views of The ‘Full’ Record206

Forest of Dean: 'We have been promoting Folk and acoustic music in this area for in excess of 35 years and are proud of our legacy of keeping music live and accessible to everyone in this area and beyond. Our legendary “Singers Nights” welcome musicians and performers of all acoustic music to come along and showcase their talents, we always extend a warm and encouraging welcome! Over the years the club has hosted many great professional acts from around this country and beyond ... We look forward to seeing you very soon!'

* Forest Folk Club
Visits to the Website103
Views of The ‘Full’ Record249

'The folk club is small but extremely enthusiastic and friendly ... The usual format is a singaround, although we occasionally book guests.'

* Gainsborough Folk Club
Visits to the Website114
Views of The ‘Full’ Record286

'One of the oldest Socialist/Labour Clubs in the country. It was founded in 1906 by the ILP two years before the existence of the national Labour Party in Glossop.' Regular folk sessions on several nights each week plus special events from time to time.

* Glossop Labour Club
Visits to the Website159
Also indexedGlossop Folk Club
Views of The ‘Full’ Record391

Loughborough: 'A traditional style folk club that meets on Monday nights in the friendly setting of a village pub serving a range of real ales. A place to sit back, relax and lose yourself for a few hours in the company of like minded people with a love of traditional music. Why not come and join us?'

* Grand Union Folk Club
Visits to the Website135
Views of The ‘Full’ Record203

'The Club meets at 8 pm on Sunday evenings (doors open 7.30pm) from September to July and hosts a wide variety of guests.'

* Grimsby Folk Club
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record327

'We have been in action "along the Guisborough road" since 1975. During those 40+ years we have hosted many of the Folk World’s leading performers as well as visitors who becoming friends of the club return often. Visitors are always welcome- singers, musicians, poets, music hall, dancers, & audience. We are not precious about musical styles or genres and no pressure to perform.'

* Guisborough Folk Club
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record357

‘Normally held on the first Friday of the month – from September to July ... We feature folk music in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to “traditional” and “contemporary” folk music, you can expect to hear hints of pop, country, jazz or even classical music.’

* Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights
Visits to the Website93
Views of The ‘Full’ Record118

‘An exciting live music venue providing a number of exceptional events throughout the year. We feature a combination of some of the finest local musicians in conjunction with an impressive array of exceptional singers and instrumentalists from across the World. The house PA system is of the highest quality and facilities for performers and the audience are comfortable and relaxing.’

* Hinckley ACT
Visits to the Website136
Views of The ‘Full’ Record203

‘Welcomes singers, poets and acoustic musicians to the friendly atmosphere of their Sussex venue ... We have a singaround at least once a month and we make sure that everyone gets a turn - if they want it! On the other hand you are also welcome just to come and listen to a wide variety of songs and styles from some very varied performers. We enjoy traditional as well as modern or self-penned songs and tunes, and the tremendous acoustics ... have earned the club a reputation for good chorus singing.’

* Horsham Folk Club
Visits to the Website91
Views of The ‘Full’ Record99

Ellesmere Port:  Open Acoustic Nights 'are informal evenings of fun, laughter, songs and tunes and performed by a very talented bunch of singers, musicians, poets and storytellers, each adept at performing in their own particular style' ... Concert Nights 'A good mix of music from the tradition and more modern singer/songwriter entertainment gives this type of night a "something for all occasion".'

* Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club
Visits to the Website143
Views of The ‘Full’ Record299

'Promotes music making in traditional and contemporary fashion, both in a cabaret-style setting and in the more informal environment of a Scottish pub session with open mic. All are welcome and the many regulars involved try to make visitors feel a part of the circle. As well as weekly meetings It is also running a mini Folk Festival in September!'

* Kelso Folk & Live Music Club
Visits to the Website139
Also indexedKelso Folk Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record239

West Bromwich: 'All singers, musicians, storytellers and poets are welcome, along with anyone arriving just to listen. We use the word "Folk" loosely as we encourage an eclectic mix of musical styles. Performers arriving promptly can normally expect 2 songs or the equivalent, and there is no need to contact in advance’.

* Lighthouse Folk Club
Visits to the Website120
Views of The ‘Full’ Record358

'Convenes at The Brown Cow, Newmarket, Louth on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 8.30pm. Entrance: £2 (except guest nights)'

* Louth Folk Club
Visits to the Website117
Views of The ‘Full’ Record321
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Evening get-togethers, twice per month.

'The Club has been running since 1982. A friendly informal club where people enjoy one thing, having a thorough good sing. There's a P.A. for those that wish to use. Traditional folk music & song; Contemporary; Folk Blues; Shanties; Country; Comedy songs & Monologues are all performed at any one time or other. So even if you don't sing or play and just want to come to listen, you will be made most welcome. See you soon ...'

* Maghull Folk Club
Visits to the Website138
Views of The ‘Full’ Record279

'A varied programme runs throughout the year, with: Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up; "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots; Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act.'

* Mansfield Folk Club
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record371

'Since 1999 we have presented well over 100 shows (we have lost count) of the finest folk and roots music. Venues have been as diverse as a friend's sitting room, two churches, two school theatres, the town hall and the church hall. We do not receive any sponsorship but run with the goodwill of our regular members and friends.'

* Marlborough Folk Roots
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record184

Bury St Edmunds: ‘The first Friday of the month is usually our guest night, where we feature well known artists ... On a guest night we have a booked support act. The third Friday of the month is our Showcase night, featuring a (usually fairly local) act with an hour long set, and two other acts for a half hour set each’.

* Milkmaid Folk Club
Visits to the Website141
Views of The ‘Full’ Record353

'The aim and object of the club is to foster spread of knowledge about folk songs, music and dance and to encourage their performance by all manner of folk, in association with other local and national folk organisations as the committee see fit.'

* Morley Folk Club
Visits to the Website157
Views of The ‘Full’ Record330

‘We are a rural community and the aim of Music in Ulpha is to provide an evening of quality entertainment for people of all ages. Our catchment area is the area of Broughton-in-Furness and the Duddon Valley but we also attract people from all over Cumbria and as far as Lancaster and Preston. Also we are a popular holiday location so we get "guests" when they are staying in the area. We are well supported and ages range from 8 to around 80 years old. For our musical evenings, we like to present the hall in a friendly caberet style with a maximum seating capacity of about 80 with 75 ticket payers.‘

* Music in Ulpha
Visits to the Website105
Views of The ‘Full’ Record108

'We have been running since 1987 and over that time have developed a strong reputation for our concert programme which features top names from around the world. We also have a number of linked projects which develop and change over time and we hold a more traditional folk night (our singers and musicians nights) on the second Tuesday of the month.'

* Nailsea Folk Club
Visits to the Website120
Views of The ‘Full’ Record348

Moira, Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Monthly concerts, Friday evenings.

* National Forest Folk
Visits to the Website147
Views of The ‘Full’ Record320

‘Our club members are like minded people who enjoy singing, playing, listening, performing, reciting and socialising. Our main aim is to enjoy ourselves and we welcome new visitors at Nitten to do the same. There is no one type of music you'll hear; like our members, the style is eclectic! From old style country rock to traditional Irish fiddle tunes, you'll hear them all at Nitten.’

* Nitten Folk Club
Visits to the Website94
Views of The ‘Full’ Record184

Second Saturdays 'An environment in which to share songs, words and music, without amplification, to provide somewhere people can perform, and to encourage them to do so. Everybody is welcome, to perform or not, as we go around the room. You can hear poems, stories, modern songs and various musics as well as folk stuff. Occasionally we also have a Visiting Performer, from "furrin" parts, who we ask to do a few extra items! There is no admission charge, but we pass the pot round during the evening ... A series of special guest performer nights on most Fourth Saturdays, which also feature local (and sometimes not-so-local) support spots. Our guests are nationally and even internationally acclaimed performers. There is a charge for admission on these nights.'

* North Devon Folk and Acoustic Music
Visits to the Website99
Also indexedShammick Acoustic
Views of The ‘Full’ Record279

'We have a weekly folk song session, hosted by a club or guest MC, with a wide mixture of tunes and songs. Entry is free and we welcome all performers ... The popular showcase nights give invited performers a chance to spread their wings in a couple of longer spots within the song session. Entry is also free on these nights ... We book a variety of well known and up-and-coming local, national and international performers on a monthly basis and make a reasonable charge for those nights.'

* Norwich Folk Club
Visits to the Website152
Views of The ‘Full’ Record258
Concerts and Recitals Season

Weekly sessions with visiting performers each month or so.

'Acts as a host for local singers and musicians and for guest artists. Singing and playing usually starts around 8:30 p.m. The Folk Club works on rotation basis, alternating weekly between singers nights and booked artists ... New performers always welcome, whether you are a singer or a musician, solo artist or group. Simply turn up on the night' (or contact beforehand).

* Otley Folk Club
Visits to the Website100
Views of The ‘Full’ Record232

'Meets on the last Friday of every month. Music played includes traditional, folk, acoustic, americana and blues.'

* Partick Folk Club
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record213

We are a small-but-perfectly-formed(!), broad-minded and friendly folk club. We have a concert once/month (roughly) and a friendly, hosted, songs-and-tunes session on all other Tuesdays (except when that falls on something like Christmas Day). We enjoy and welcome all sorts of music – from big ballads to country classics and from tempestuous tunes to poignant pibrochs. Our “hosted” singing/tune sessions offer a relaxed and supportive evening of listening, joining in, airing your new songs or finding your musical feet ...'

* Penicuik Folk Club
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record302

'A welcoming and friendly folk club centred in Mid Devon. It holds regular monthly sessions - (3rd Wednesday), as well as a number of occasional events. Its aims are to encourage participation in folk arts, music and culture through singing, instrument playing, story telling, dance and folk theatre at all levels of ability.'

* Pennymoor Singaround
Visits to the Website163
Views of The ‘Full’ Record464

'Most evenings are "round the room" sessions where everyone has an opportunity to sing, play a tune or tell a story (there is no obligation to perform and audience are equally welcome). We come from a background of traditional music, but most evenings have a welcome mix of music and song, often including contemporary song, American old timey, old music hall songs, blues and occasional items of classic pop! As one might expect, there is an emphasis on Cornish tunes, and most of the tunes come with an invitation to all musicians to join in.'

* Penzance Folk Club
Visits to the Website86
Views of The ‘Full’ Record255

'We are delighted to have launched the new Perth Folk Club, after a 32 year hiatus! ...' [2017] ALERT At Review, unable to find a future programme of events.

* Perth Folk Club
Visits to the Website161
Views of The ‘Full’ Record315

‘Club nights are usually once a month from October to June on the first Wednesday (but sometimes Thursday) of the month starting at 7.30pm. The atmosphere is very relaxed and many visitors and performers have commented it's one of the friendliest folk clubs around. We try to keep to the old traditions of folk clubs and always encourage floor singers of whatever level of experience.’ Directions from the West: ‘The easiest way is to go across the King Harry Ferry and Philleigh is a couple of miles east of the river. Be warned - check ferry times. You may well be able to get to Philleigh by ferry but you will have to drive round by Truro at the end of the evening. N.B. Public transport is a no-no!!!’ ALERT Website unobtainable at Review; cited instead the Facebook Page.

* Philleigh Folk
Visits to the Website72
Views of The ‘Full’ Record153

Since 1967-8 has been hosting folk music nights at various venues in and around Pontardawe, near Swansea: ‘Over the years, guest artists have been many and varied including poets, theatre groups, magicians, storytellers, solo musicians, duos and groups, from here and indeed the world. Some of those were already famous, some were just starting out and for some The Valley Folk Club was their first inroad into folk music in Wales’.

* Pontardawe Valley Folk Club
Visits to the Website59
Views of The ‘Full’ Record172

Launched 2011: ‘The Folk Club meets once a month ... In our madness, once or twice a year we will organise a whole day of folk music. We generally start off with a singaround and music session in the morning then have two afternoon concerts featuring some of the best local performers and a big concert in the evening to finish off the day’.

* Poppy Folk Club
Visits to the Website69
Views of The ‘Full’ Record116

'There are regular singers nights and occasional guest nights.  Singers nights are informal, everyone is welcome, singers, musicians (all levels and instruments), songwriters, and listeners. All kinds of acoustic music are encouraged. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and entry is free. Guest nights are a little more formal. The guest artist will usually do two 45 min. spots supported by the resident band and floor singers. No need to book a floor spot, just turn up!' ALERT No online listing of forthcoming concerts could be discovered at Review.

* Prestwich Folk Club
Visits to the Website132
Views of The ‘Full’ Record384

‘Building up a reputation for hosting some of the finest live bands & solo artists in the country. Coupled with our Wednesday evening folk music jam sessions, our Sunday afternoon gigs have gone from strength to strength. If you are looking for live music in the Herefordshire or Worcestershire area, the Prince of Wales in Ledbury is the place to come. Why not try one of our traditional Sunday roast dinners whilst you're here?!’

* Prince of Wales Ledbury
Visits to the Website80
Views of The ‘Full’ Record142

'The Club has met once a week almost continuously, come rain, hail, shine, no audience, no beer, double bookings, wrong guest bookings, ever since that Good Friday in 1964. There have been a myriad of guest artists from the great and the good to the purely outstanding, and it must be said on one occasion plain awful. The Singers Nights have brought on some excellent local talent. In the 21st century and still going strong ... Come along – you’ll enjoy it!'

* Rhyl Folk Club
Visits to the Website133
Views of The ‘Full’ Record197

'The Rolling Hills Folk Club in October 2016 celebrated its tenth birthday. You’ll find us in our new home in the beautiful village of Darnick in the Scottish Borders. We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month ... If you find yourself in this part of the Borders you know you will be in for a special welcome.'

* Rolling Hills Folk Club
Visits to the Website134
Views of The ‘Full’ Record368

Wickford, Essex: ‘We meet on the 2nd Friday of each month (except August) ... We normally have 10 performers each doing a 10 minute support spot, ranging from first timers through to professionals. It is a very popular club and the support spots are always oversubscribed, so you need to let us know well in advance if you'd like to perform!’

* Running Well Acoustic Music Club
Visits to the Website137
Views of The ‘Full’ Record210

'We use the term "folk" loosely and all kinds of music from Blues, Country, Americana, Jazz, Traditional and Contemporary Folk are always enjoyed along with poetry and story- telling. Club nights have a relaxed atmosphere and the hall has great acoustics, so there is no need for amplification. You can perform either on or in front of the stage or, if you prefer, from where you are sitting. If you feel happier singing with the words in front of you, that's not a problem as a music stand is provided.'

* Rushwick Folk Club
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record303

'Founded on the 31st October 1996, and was initially known as The Feathers Folk Club ... The new name, Ruthin AllStyles Music Club was chosen to reflect the fact the club has always appealed to very diverse tastes in both music and indeed poetry. This means that in each session there is music that will appeal to everyone’s tastes ...  We also encourage new visitors to “have a go” if they should want to. And although the atmosphere has always been relaxed, when performers are doing their bit, the audience gives them full and quiet attention. Every couple of months a professional singer or instrumentalist visits us, and it can be a great inspiration to the members to see these seasoned performers close up.'

* Ruthin AllStyles Music Club
Visits to the Website174
Views of The ‘Full’ Record288

‘Meets every Tuesday at 8.45 pm at The Market Tavern for live acoustic music ... A first class venue to play in. It's small enough to retain the intimate atmosphere of the Club but large enough to allow a much bigger audience to enjoy the music away from the noise from the bar.’

* Sandbach Folk Club
Visits to the Website96
Views of The ‘Full’ Record132

'Folk Trains take you on a musical journey as you travel through the Peak District countryside. Our talented musicians play on the train, then everyone alights to visit a local hostelry and enjoy a further session from the band.'

* Sheffield-Edale Rambler Folk Train
Visits to the Website124
Views of The ‘Full’ Record454

'Held on Mondays at 8.30PM ... Singers, musicians, poets and all are always welcome. The club aim to have a Guest act at least once a month with singers/musicians nights in between - sometimes theme nights.'

* Skipton Folk Unplugged
Visits to the Website111
Views of The ‘Full’ Record302

‘The most diverse and the best equipped music club in the Scottish Borders ... St Boswells Live! is a music club organised for the community, by the community.’

* St Boswells Live!
Visits to the Website67
Views of The ‘Full’ Record127

'We have guest artists most weeks with the last Tuesday of each month reserved for a Round the Room night when anyone is welcome to come and play, sing or just listen ... Occasionally there are Open Stage nights when performers wishing to show their talents can book a spot of about 20 minutes.' The St Neots Folk Festival is held Early June.

* St Neots Folk Club
Visits to the Website175
Also indexedSt Neots Folk Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record314

‘Although the idea of re-starting a Traditional Club has been brewing for many years, we have always stumbled over the perennial problem – a suitable venue. With so many of the bigger pubs with function rooms closing it looked very much like the idea was nothing more than a pipe dream till the newly refurbished Bird in Hand opened, and what’s more, the landlord and landlady ... were very keen on our ideas. We aim to bring to Stafford some of the very best traditional Folk performers, not just people who are the household names of the folk world, but also up and coming spectacular new talent.’

* Stafford Folk Club
Visits to the Website122
Views of The ‘Full’ Record157

'We aim to have guest-nights twice a month: other Mondays are "singarounds" ... At a singaround everyone is encouraged to get up and sing, play a tune, recite, clog dance or do whatever they want to do, provided it falls under the wide umbrella of folk. But don't worry, nobody is coerced into getting up, and we have a healthy core of talented performers to ensure an entertaining night ...'

* Stockton Folk Club
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record383

Selkirk: ‘One of the best-known little Scottish venues on the UK live music circuit ... Our audience is noted for its discernment and listening qualities but is also incredibly lively and welcoming. String Jam Club proves the point that a miraculous kind of magic can happen between performer and audience in a small special space and it's something you'll never forget. String Jam Club is a real experience, both for the punters and the artists, where you can see some of the greatest musicians playing live up close in a really intense and intimate atmosphere.’

* String Jam Club
Visits to the Website102
Views of The ‘Full’ Record195

Aims of the Club '* To foster good singing and help new singers and musicians; * To encourage interest in British and other national traditional folksong and music; * To introduce folksong, music and fok customs to a wider public; * To work towards, and assist wherever possible, international friendship and understanding. We welcome performers of all abilities. The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging, so come along and have a go. It doesn’t matter how good you are – we all had to start somewhere!'

* Swindon Folksingers' Club
Visits to the Website94
Views of The ‘Full’ Record237

'The Club meets every Friday evening for a fairly prompt start at 8.30pm. We operate an informal sing-around format on most of these evenings and we welcome any visiting performers. You are sure to get the opportunity to do a "turn" or two ... We have special guest evenings about four times a year as well as occasional feature nights.'

* Tamworth Folk & Rambling Club
Visits to the Website108
Views of The ‘Full’ Record310

‘A non profit making organisation run by a team of regular and dedicated volunteers. The Club aims to provide a platform for local, national and international musicians to perform their music.’

* The Willows Folk Club
Visits to the Website82
Views of The ‘Full’ Record114

'Every Sunday (apart from concert nights) for our singers’ nights from 8pm- 10.30pm. Informal tunes session from 7.30pm. Free entry. All welcome – sing, play, listen, join in ... If you’d like to play just ask the evening’s compère. People normally do two songs or tunes in a 10 minute spot.'

* Topsham Folk Club
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record257

'From singer songwriter to bands. Great live music on the Beautiful Isle Of Bute ... Transclyde Music is a group of volunteers who share a passion for live music and hold regular gigs throughout the year in a variety of venues here on the Isle of Bute. Since we formed in 2010, we have had the pleasure of hearing many fine musicians from across the globe. Our gigs have become so popular that we are now being approached by musicians who either want to visit for the first time, or those who have already played here and wish to return. This means that we always have a full and varied programme of superb music.'

* Transclyde Music
Visits to the Website98
Views of The ‘Full’ Record286

'Thursday at 20:00. A well established club which welcomes musicians and singers alike with monthly guest nights.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review.

* tynefolk
Visits to the Website172
Views of The ‘Full’ Record343

South Lakes Music Partnership was formed in 2002 by a group of local enthusiasts with the aim of bringing the best of live folk, blues and acoustic music to Ulverston in the beautiful South Lakes of England. The name was changed to Ulverston Live Music in 2013 ... We have a policy of supporting local new talent. This is in the form of a 15 minute slot at the beginning of the evening and gives an opportunity for up and coming acts to perform in front of an attentive and receptive audience. We vet all potential support acts and in particular support local folk music initiatives for young people. They tend to be of a high standard and some have gone on to compete in the Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year Awards.‘

* Ulverston Live Music
Visits to the Website39
Also indexedSouth Lakes Music Partnership
Views of The ‘Full’ Record53

‘Helping to keep left-wing folk singing alive ... Everybody welcome, especially singers and poets who sing or read against war, capitalism, exploitation, privatisation, imperialism and globalisation ... Torriano Meeting House is a user-funded grass-roots volunteer-run arts and community organisation in Kentish Town.’

* Unity Folk Club
Visits to the Website58
Also indexedTorriano Meeting House
Views of The ‘Full’ Record75

‘In January 2006, a group of people known as The Friends of the Village Pump at the Lamb took control of the former home of the Village Pump Folk Club ...  The Friends have signed a lease with the building’s owner, Wadsworth & Company and are using the building as a music & arts venue ... Friday Folk runs between the start of September and the end of May. We have been entertained by the full range of guests from the long established stars to those just setting out on the journey. Usually the guest is on the first Friday of the month and the open mic. on the third.‘

* Village Pump Folk Club Trowbridge
Visits to the Website8
Views of The ‘Full’ Record16

'A friendly venue to perform or listen to live folk/acoustic music every Sunday ... Floor spots are what it is about most weeks so come along and give us a go. It is like an open mic. A chance to perform one or two songs maybe more. It depends how many people come along. What have you got to lose? When we have a guest performer, which is around once a month, floor spots are limited to the first half. It is a friendly place with a listening audience.'

* Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club
Visits to the Website191
Views of The ‘Full’ Record312
Concerts and Recitals SeasonSessions almost every Sunday evening.

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