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‘A unique series of eclectic Sunday afternoon acoustic music concerts ... The musicians featured in the concerts are not using electric instruments, but are using the natural sounds of their instruments and voices. The performers chosen reflect our own liking for traditional music (and more recent music composed in a similar style). Depending upon the act we may use amplification to ensure that they can be heard thoughout the concert hall, but volumes are kept as low as possible.’

 

‘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.’

 

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’.

 

'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.'

 

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

 

'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.'

 

'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.'

 

First Friday of every month: 'We operate a list system for entry to the club. The list for each club is not started until immediately after the previous month's club, so please email us at this time, and not before, if you wish to be put on the list for the next club. We will endeavour to include you but in the event of a sell-out preference may be given to those who attend the club regularly'.

 

'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 ...'

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.’

 

'A vibrant hub for folk & roots music in Cambridge with an event every Sunday. The club's open stages provide the opportunity for anyone to play acoustic music to an attentive audience... Singers, instrumentalists & dancers from all musical traditions and at all levels are welcome, and so are non-performing listeners. Our programme of guest nights bring unique, inspirational, varied, roots music to the city.'

 

'Meets every Thursday night ... Special guests and resident performers appear at the club most weeks with a singers and musicians "Come All Ye" once every four weeks or so ... Additional concerts at the National Centre for Early Music.'

 

'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.'

 

‘Meets Sunday nights ... in Southport at 8-00pm and has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to “have a go” if you want.’

 

'Bournemouth Folk Club books top quality folk, roots and acoustic artists, hosting concerts once a month during the spring and autumn seasons ... We run a licensed bar offering a selection of Southbourne Ales brewed just down the road at Poole Hill Brewery, cider, wine and soft drinks. Cash and card accepted.'

 

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

 

‘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.‘

 

'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.'

 

‘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.‘

 

'You don’t have to be a member  just come along, bring a friend and enjoy! We meet, on the Second and Last Thursday of every month.'

 

'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.'

 

‘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.’

 

‘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.

 

‘Your local friendly folk club ...  Has always offered an eclectic mix of music which includes Folk, Blues, Americana and sometimes a little Soul ... Come along to our Friday night folk music events, where you can hear and see your local artists as well as international names on the folk scene. If you are a musician yourself, why not turn up for our Open Stage nights, where you will be able to perform in front of our audience.’

 

‘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.‘

 

'A world-class dedicated folk arts centre, Cecil Sharp House is at the heart of English folk. With a unique history stretching back to 1930, the venue - owned and managed by the “English Folk Dance and Song Society” (EFDSS) - is a memorial to the folk music and dance collector Cecil Sharp. Vibrant and diverse, Cecil Sharp House exists to serve its wide and diverse audiences, engaging with art lovers (oft times folk art lovers) through unique and inspiring artistic events, and creative learning. The iconic Grade II listed building is home to EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, England's national collection of folk music and dance.'

 

Also indexedEnglish Folk Dance and Song Society | Sharp’s Folk Club

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

 

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.’

 

'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.'

 

‘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.‘

 

‘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.’

 

'Pro/Am Singers & Musicians perform for your entertainment ... For a sense of Community, Fun and Enjoyment of Live Music.'

 

'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.'

 

'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 ...'

 

‘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.’

 

Also indexedStrathearn Artspace

Founded 1965: ‘Guest nights form the bulk of our operation and we have, over the years, provided a varied programme of excellent quality ... Singers and Musicians nights, sometimes called “Open Mike”, are held regularly and all corners are encouraged to sing and play. This is the basis of any good folk club, the encouragement of performance at whatever level. No need to call for a spot: just turn up and go’.

 

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

 

Formed 1982: ‘Guest Nights will usually take place about every 4 weeks weeks between the singarounds but not always so depending on booking availability for certain guests and a brief August lay off. This room has bar facilities at the back. We have a quality, PA system. The ambiance is very good and attracts, on average about 40 but can accommodate up to 70 people. Full wheelchair access is available to this location’.

 

'Live music venue promoting many styles of acoustic music ... It has always been part of Dartford Folk Club's tradition to encourage Floor Spots and we continue to welcome singers and musicians to the stage ... Tickets are available on the door on a first come, first served basis. [We do not offer pre-booking but enquiries are very welcome.] The Venue has seating capacity for 100+ people so admission is rarely a problem.'

 

'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.'

 

'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).'

 

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

 

’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.’

 

‘Based in the small Bedfordshire village of Dunton, Biggleswade, Dunton Folk organises a series of folk music concerts and traditional sessions throughout the year. In addition we also organise the annual Wassail in an orchard in the centre of Dunton.  The folk music concerts take place in the superb setting of St Mary Magdalene Church ... The acoustics of the church lend themselves to live music and a superb atmosphere is generated when live music is performed. A full bar is provided at all of our concerts.’

 

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’.

 

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’.

 

‘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!’

 

'Faversham Folk Cub meets 8pm every Wednesday.'

’The Fo'c'sle currently has a number of different formats for the evening, the two staple ones being guest nights and singarounds. On a guest night, we start with typically four local performers - the MC and a few “floor singers” (when folk clubs first came into being, they sang from the floor but the guest sang from the stage).  The floor singers are sometimes organised in advance, but more often the MC chooses whoever is available on the night.  Then the guest does two 45-minute sets, with a break in the middle for the usual reasons and for the raffle. In a singaround, we work round the room and everyone who wants to can give us a song or whatever (a tune, a poem, a story).  There's a break, usually a bit earlier than on a guest night.’

 

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.’

 

Also indexedFolk at the Barlow

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’.

 

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.'

 

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 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!'

 

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

 

'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.'

 

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?'

 

'Established in 1988 ... Gregson Lane Folk Club meets on alternate Thursdays at ... The Village of Gregson Lane - Lancashire ... Guests are chosen on the recommendation of regulars who support Guest Nights.'

 

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

 

‘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.’

 

'A small, friendly, village-based club. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month ... Each month we welcome a guest artist. We try to stage a wide variety of acts, usually acoustic, to please all tastes ... A small number of floor singers and musicians perform at the start of the evening before the guest takes over to give us two sets with a short interval between.'

 

‘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.’

 

'Home of Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music since 1970 ... As well as national & international artistes of great renown, there is normally a chance for local performers to show what they're worth especially on Open Nights.'

 

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".'

 

'We are a UK based "virtual folk club" covering grass roots music, traditional or original, across the spectrum of folk, country, blues and Americana. We have been encouraging and enabling authentic music, both ancient and modern, since February 2017. Our main audience tends to be the folk and acoustic music community, but in reality we love a wide range of genres. We produce radio shows (mainly music based) and podcasts (live music and interesting conversation). We also curate and stage occasional live folk music events. Our sister company Invisible Folk specialises in heritage based projects with local museums, historical societies and arts groups.'

 

'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.'

 

‘A small folk club with a friendly, informal atmosphere ... We mostly book performers of British traditional music, but we enjoy other styles as well. We like any member of the audience who wants to sing or play to have a turn, so have a couple of songs or tunes ready if you'd enjoy performing (but don't feel you've got to if you don't want to).  Every so often we book musicians to hold an instrument workshop in the day and give an evening performance in the club.’

 

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’.

 

'Louth Folk Club convenes at Louth Jazz Club ... on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the 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 ...'

 

'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.'

 

'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.'

 

'A bunch of enthusiastic folkies that meet weekly to share words and music in a very broad folk tradition.​ In addition to the club regulars we warmly welcome many visitors, both performers and audience, to our club nights ... We encourage a wide variety of styles within our club, almost to the point of "All Music is Folk Music". From Medieval and Renaissance lute music and song, through folk song and dance of later centuries, to the more recent folk revival and singer/songwriter genre ... The only limitation that we tend to hold to is that we are primarily an ACOUSTIC club.'

 

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’.

 

'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.'

 

‘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.‘

 

Founded 1990: ‘The Musical Traditions Club aims to present the finest traditional singers from Britain and Ireland in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere ... The Club was founded ... in the spirit of Musical Traditions Magazine, now happily available in electronic form on the Web ... The Club meets about once a month on Fridays’.

 

'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.'

 

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

 

Founded 1975: 'Nettlebed Folk Club is now one of the top folk venues in the U.K. and is highly regarded by the Country's main Folk Acts ... The acts that are staged encompass the different types of traditional and contemporary music and song from the British Isles with occasional acts from Europe & North America. Most of the major folk acts have appeared ... The Club is also famous for its pioneering special performances such as "Feast of Fiddles" and Showcase concerts where we mix leading national performers with local artists to provide unique themed evenings ... The Club is a volunteer run, non profit organisation and takes over 12 people to keep it running smoothly!'

 

On Guest Nights 'we invite a guest to perform for us. This could be a local, national or international artist (solo or band) and they're often exceptionally good at what they do. They can be great singers and musicians, song-writers, story-tellers, comedians, and they're often very knowledgeable - and approachable! You can usually talk to our guests after the show'.

 

'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.'

 

'Orpington Folk Music and Song Club exists to promote folk music and song. It is a non-profit making organisation and is for those who wish to listen to or take part in an informal evening of folk music and song.'

 

'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).

 

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 ...'

 

'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.'

 

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’.

 

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’.

 

'What do you look for in a pub? A friendly and relaxing environment? Delicious home cooked food? Live music? Great customer service? Here at the Prince of Wales in Ledbury in Herefordshire, we offer all of the above, and much more besides.'

 

'The Red Lion Folk Club, with its international reputation, remains the premier venue for folk music in the Midlands ... The Club exists to organize high quality folk concerts. Performances are open to all and everyone is welcome ... Every evening is different with great artistes from across the full spectrum of folk.'

 

'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!'

 

'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.'

 

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!’

 

'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.'

 

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