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Milton Keynes

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Local Clubs

Daley's Club, 86a Bedford Road, Kempston, Beds MK42 8BB, every WEDNESDAY at 8.30pm. Mostly singers nights, but we have g - Daley's Club, 86a Bedford Road, Kempston, Beds MK42 8BB, every WEDNESDAY at 8.30pm. Mostly singers nights, but we have guests about once a month, and everyone is welcome, as we have no traditional or contemporary bias. Mike Blair, 01525 404513   www.docsworkshop.force9.co.uk/bfc.htm
Great Knight Folk Club - The Great kNight Folk Club meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Old White Hart, Cotton End, Northampton, NN4 8BS.
  www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk   gkfcnorthampton@hotmail.com
Open Mic/Acoustic Night - 7pm Every Monday night at the Hog's Head, 1 Savoy Crescent in the Milton Keynes theatre district. Arrive early! Bring your own instruments.
The British Legion - Newport Pagnell, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, Jenny Newman (01908 262098). Also now running fiddle classes, contact Jenny Newman for info.  new.glass@virgin.net
The Cannon Live - The Cannon, High Street Newport Pagnell - Folk Acoustic and Bluegrass gigs about every 3 weeks - Paul Alexander (01908 611025) or Pat Mason (01908 610919),  www.cannonlive.in4mation.org.uk/
The Song Loft - The Cock Hotel High Street Stony Stratford. 8.30pm Alternate Fridays. Normal admission œ5. Enquiries Matt and Jane Armour 01908 566407. Floor singers welcome but ring to boook a slot first!  www.stonyarts.org.uk/
Wolverton Acoustic Club - Madcap theatre, Creed Street, Wolverton, every Sunday 7.30 for 8pm start. Entrance œ2. Open mike style. Varied range of acoustic performers. Sound system provided.

Local Dance Sides

Witchmen Morris Men -   www.witchmen.com/

Local Resources

SessionMusician.org - Loads of information about what's going on in the Milton Keynes area.  www.session.musician.org.uk

Local Sessions

Cross Keys - Totternhoe, every Monday sessions. Contact Bob Lilley, 01296 661783
Grand Junction Session - Trad Irish music session held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Grand Junction Arms in Bulbourne, near Tring. Session starts at 8.30pm.
New Inn - New Bradwell - Milton Keynes, 3rd Monday of the month
The Cannon Sessions - Wednesdays from 8.30 pm in the bar - reserved seats for musicians! (High Street, Newport Pagnell)
The Vaults Bar - Sunday lunchtime sessions

London

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Local Clubs

Court Sessions - South London's Traditional Song & Music Club
Friday Nights at

The County Arms
345 Trinity Road
London SW18 3SH

Contact Dave or Doreen on 020 8677 9989  sessioneast2.tripod.com/
Ealing Folk Club - Ealing Folk Club meets on the firstWednesday of each month from 8 to 11 pm at Fuller's Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH in the downstairs function room. Soloists, groups, session players, or just listeners welcome. As long as it's "unplugged" anything goes.

Laurel Swift’s Folk Workshop also takes place at The Drayton Mondays 7 to 9 during term-time.Learn a new folk tune every week. All instruments welcome. For further details please contact Laurel on 07739 506517
FolkOnMonday - Twice monthly Folk Night presenting the best of the folk scene  www.folkonmonday.co.uk
Gypsy/Eastern European Night at the Vortex - The Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, Dalston, N16 8JHGina Boreham hosts a night of Gypsy/Eastern European music every month at the Vortex. The date varies each month but details available from the Vortex website.Traditional Balkan and gypsy tunes, klesmer, tango....you know the sort of thing. 0207 254 4097 to reserve a table. Organic cafe downstairs just opened.  www.vortexjazz.co.uk  borehamster@gmail.com
Pinner Folk & Blues Club - This is an acoustic 'sing around' format club which meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday evenings. We meet at the Pinner United Services Club located on the corner of Love Lane and Avenue Road, Pinner HA3 3HA. We play from 8pm until 10:30pm and entry is £2. Contact Barry on 07584 666 907.  www.northwestlondonacousticmusic.co.uk  pinfab@hotmail.co.uk
Sharp's - In the bar at Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Rd, London NW1 7AY. Every Tuesday at 8.00, for further details contact Sheila on 01689 825263  web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Sharps/SFCintro.htm
The Weavers - Wednesdays
Uxbridge Folk Club - Uxbridge Folk Club runs a monthly basis at the Uxbridge Royal Naval Association (in the car park behind the shops at Hillingdon Circus). Floor singers and musicians welcome.

Uxbridge RNA Long Lane Uxbridge UB10 9PG , entry £8, tel: 01895 464154  sites.google.com/site/uxbridgefolkclub/home  archie.macaulay@gmail.com
Walthamstow Folk Club - Weekly Guest nights every Sunday, 7.30 at the Old Rose And Crown, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17. Info call 020 8257 8767  www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk  membership@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Local Dance Sides

Greenwich Morris Men -   www.btinternet.com/~gmm.page/gmmpage.htm
London Pride Morris - London Pride practise morris dancing at Cecil Sharp House near Regents Park on alternate Tuesdays/Thursdays in the Winter and Spring terms and dance around London in the Summer. New dancers welcome, full training given!

Contact Peter on 07817 186 150  londonpridemorris.blogspot.com  bagman@lpmm.org.uk

Local Radio Shows

Irish Eye - BBC Radio Berkshire, Sunday 2pm

Local Resources

Folk London - Full details of all Folk events in the Greater London area can be found in Folk London. Editor: Peter Crabb-Wyke  www.folklondon.co.uk
Martin Nail - Martin Nail is involved with several folk clubs in the London area.  web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Folkmus2.htm

Local Sessions

Aunty Annie's Porterhouse - Wednesdays, Kentish Town Rd.
Beginner/intermediate house sessions email list - Arrange session meet-ups via email. The idea is to be a bit more fluid than an arranged pub session, no clashes with the football, no drunks demanding whatever their granny used to sing, and to make it easier to match up ability & repertoire.

You can join at the web address using a Google account or subscribe directly at the email given. Run by calum@callingthetune.co.uk  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lbihs  lbihs+subscribe@googlegroups.com
Blue Lion old time and bluegrass session - This is a friendly and fun old-time and bluegrass session at the Blue Lion, 133 Gray's Inn Road, London. We meet every other Wednesday. The next session is 31st March 2010  bluelionsession.wordpress.com/
Dylan's - The Woodman pub session (London Sunday) ceased quite a while ago and the core musicians have transferred to Dylan's in Lewisham on Lewisham High Street, opposite the new police station, 2 minutes walk from the Railway/DLR station.They're there every Sunday between 5.30 and 9.00.The standard is quite high but everyone is welcome.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
Greenwich Traditional Musicians Cooperative - Tuesday nights at the Cricketers  www.greentrad.org.uk/
Gypsy music workshop/jam session - Monthly Gypsy music workshop/jam session. br>Evin Cafe and Bar, 115 Kingsland High Street, Dalston. E8 2PBLed by amazing gypsy violinist Piotr Jordan (of Shir and Dunajska Kapelye)All levels welcome. fun evening - we meet around 7pm and have a drink, jam starts around 7.50pm. £7/£5concs.  borehamster@gmail.com
Irish music session - Usually every other sunday, at The Harrison, on Harrison St, just of Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, WC1H 8JF
Free, from 8pm
  www.harrisonbar.co.uk  cadealice@yahoo.co.uk
Liberty's - Thursdays, High St., Camden
South Kensington Somewhere - Tues/Weds, Mick O'Connor 0181 450 2750
The Blythe Hill Tavern - Every Thursday, Stansted Road near Catford. Big session and the landlord loves to join in on the bodhran.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
The Joiners' Arms (Ex Dylan's) - Dylan's pub in Lewisham is reverting to its old name and is under new, pro-Irish music, management. The session now takes place on Thursday nights from 8.30.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
The Kilkenny Tavern - Near South Wimbledon tube station (Northern Line). Every Tuesday, 9pm till late. No admission charge, all welcome.
The Stag's Head - Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun, Chalk Farm Rd, London.
The Vine - Thurs, Fri & Sat, Highgate Rd.

Manchester

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Local Clubs

Falcon Folk - Regular folk singaround, Wednesday nights at 9pm at the Falcon Pub, Hardhorn Way, Poulton-le-Fylde, Near Blackpool.  www.fyldefolk.co.uk/
Manchester Ceilidh - Last Thursday of every month, from 8.30pm, in K2, Manchester Metropolitan Students Union, Oxford Road. All welcome! £5/£3 NUS   info@manchesterceilidh.co.uk
The Open Door Folk Club - The Railway & Linnet, Grimshaw Lane, Chadderton, Manchester, M24 1GQ. Every Sunday at 8.30 pm. Contact Pauline on 0161 681 3618  www.opendoorfolkclub.co.uk/  ccook@globalnet.co.uk
The Railway Folk Club - The Railway Hotel, Mill Lane, Heatley, Lymm, Cheshire. Every Thursday at 8pm. Tel: 01925-752742  www.railwayfolkclub.co.uk/
TopGallant Folk Club - Saturdays, The Blossoms Hotel, 2 Buxton Rd, Heavily, Stockport, SK2 6NU. Contact John Walker on 0161 285 8480 or email Richard Spencer.  www.rpsys.co.uk/topgallant  richard@dyers.fsnet.co.uk

Local Dance Sides

Appalachian Dancing - Leap To Your feet - Appalachian Dancers and Musicians who practice on Wednesday Evenings 7.45 to 9.45 at Harvey Street Church Hall, off Halliwell Road, Bolton. New dancers and musicians welcome. A lively and energetic dance stlye performed to live music by dancers wearing tap shoes. Available for festivals and fund raising events. Contact Margaret Ranyard 01204 842547   www.leaptoyourfeet.co.uk  margaret_ranyard@hotmail.com
Bollin Morris - Hello, we are Bollin Morris and we dance wild dances in the lands of Manchester and Cheshire. We practice most Mondays and dance out when we can, especially on sunny summer afternoons/evenings.

New dancers and musicians are always welcome to join us. You don't need to have done it before, we'll show you how.   bollinmorris@gmail.com

Local Radio Shows

Alistair Anderson's Northern Folk - BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC Radio Cumbria, Sunday 9pm - 10pm
Lancashire Drift - BBC Radio Lancashire, Thursday 8.00-9.00pm, Presented by Nick Dow & Les Bond
The Parlour - BBC Radio GMR, Monday 7.00-9.00pm, presented by Alan Keegan

Local Resources

Folk Buzz - Whats on in Manchester clubs can be found in Folk Buzz  website.lineone.net/~folkbuzz/
Homebrew - A guide to Morris, Clubs, Sessions in Manchester  www.zen37219.zen.co.uk/folkystuff.htm

Local Sessions

The Fosters Arms - Informal session on the first Saturday of the month at The Foster's Arms, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick from 8.30pm.
The White Lion - Session every Thursday from 9pm at the White Lion in Earby, Lancs.
Victoria Pub - Fleetwood - Irish session every Sunday night from 8.30 onwards in the main lounge. Everyone is welcome to bring their instruments and join in.

National

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Radio Shows

Andy Kershaw - Radio 3 - Fridays at 10:15pm. Mainly world music with some folk thrown in.  www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/andykershaw.shtml
Folk Radio UK - Online radio station, streaming music 24 hours a day.  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/index.php
It's a Frog's Life Podcast - Acoustic Podcast hosted by Graham Holland, featuring acoustic music from the UK.  podcast.itsafrogslife.net/
Late Junction - Radio 3 - Monday to Thursday at 10:15pm. "A laid back global mix" which includes some folk & roots music. Fiona Talkington and Verity Sharp.  www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/latejunction.shtml
Music Maker Web Radio - Internet Radio Station from the makers of Music Maker magazine (formerly Traditional Music Maker)  www.musicmaker-web.co.uk/
Radio Britfolk - Very popular internet Folk Radio!  www.radiobritfolkhome.co.uk
The Mike Harding show - Radio 2 - Wednesdays at 8pm.  www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/folk/mike_harding/
World Routes - Radio 3 - Saturdays at 1pm. World Music with Lucy Duran.  www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world/worldroutes.shtml

Resources

Folk Roots List - A folk news and events website where you can directly post folk music and dance, roots, acoustic and world music news. You can also add your events and tour dates to the calendar. It's a totally free service.  www.folkrootslist.co.uk
Pub Sessions Co UK - Pub Sessions, a directory listing for live acoustic music and folk clubs where players and listeners can find live music being played in their local area or to exchange ideas and chat. For session runneres and club organisers, you can add or amend your details and keep the site live and up-to-date.  www.pubsessions.co.uk
SoundAwesome - A community website for bands and musicians. Publish your own music, listen to and rate music published by others, and more.  www.soundawesome.com/
The Folk Directory - National database of folky clubs, sessions, festivals and events in the UK  www.folkdirectory.co.uk

South East

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Local Clubs

Acoustic Music Club - at The White Hart Inn - nr West Hoathly, Crawley. Details and tickets: 01342 716975 / 715217  angie  martin@snodin.com
Chanticleer Folk Club - Wednesdays, recently moved to the Friends Provident Club Room in Pixham Lane, Dorking, Contact Neil on 01306 888530 for info.  www.chanticleer.tk/
East Kent Concertina Players (EKCP) - Come join us on the second Sunday of each month at Blean Village Hall nr Canterbury.
East Kent Concertina Players meet between 1pm and 5pm and welcome all levels of playing.
Fancy having a go solo? We would love to hear it.
Feeling a little shy? Don't worry, we'll play as a group
Please email for further information: eastkentconcertinaplayers@gmail.com
  eastkentconcertinaplayers@gmail.com
Faversham Folk Club - Every Wednesday at the Chimney Boy, Preston St., Faversham, Kent.
8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.
Wide range of performers.

Session in the bar of the same pub, every Thursday from about 9 p.m.  www.favershamfolkclub.net
Horsham Folk Club - Sunday Evenings at 8 pm at:
The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF

No Smoking venue - Licensed bar - Non members welcome
Admission varies between £2 and £6 (discounted for members)
For general enquiries contact:
Denise Savage - 01483 279862  www.horshamfolkclub.co.uk
Lewes Saturday Folk Club - Our interest is mainly (but not exclusively) in British traditional music and song and contemporary folk music/song derived from the tradition.  www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
The Charlwood Folk Club - Long established singaround has moved from the Rising Sun to the Half Moon, Charlwood. Meets on the second Sunday of each month. Contact Colin Gates on 01293 862431  charlwood.interiors@virgin.net
The Crawley Blues Club - Saturdays, contact Dave Pugh for info. 01293 885918  www.crawleyblues.co.uk/
The Golden Slipper Club - The Ferry Inn, Shoreham-by-Sea. The 1st Thusday in the month Open Acoustic club.  www.folkmaster.com/goldenslipper/index.htm
The Greys - Brighton - acclaimed venue for live music on Southover Street  www.greyspub.com/
The Gun Inn Findon - First Thursdays session, Last Thursdays Singaround. For further details phone Bill 01903 503499  www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvicwww.findon.com/folk.htm
The John Selden Folk Club - An evening of varied acoustic music hosted by Sally and Pete Sandon at Ye John Selden Pub, Salvington Road, Worthing, BN13 2HN. Tel: 01903 264986. Check the Facebook page for next date!  https://www.facebook.com/jsfolkclub?_rdr=p
The Royal Oak Folk Club - Lewes. - For details contact Vic & Tina Smith 01273 478124
The Sail Loft Folk Club - The Swan Pub, Horndon on the Hill, Essex. Every Sunday from 8pm. Contact Phil Evans, general inforamtion, bookings & advertising. Tel: 01375 644352  www.redbrick.cwc.net/  Phil@saillofyfolkclub.co.uk
Tonbridge Folk Club - Tonbridge Folk Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 8pm at the Foresters' Arms, Quarry Hill, Tonbridge TNP 2RT. We run mostly guest nights with a wide variety of styles. Floor singers are welcome. For more details, visit our website.  www.tonbridgefolkclub.org/
Tunbridge Wells Ukulele Night Thing: TWUNT - Meets fortnightly at The Cross Keys pub, St. Johns, Tunbridge Wells  www.twukulele.com
Turners Hill Folk Club - Fridays, at The Red Lion, Turners Hill (Between Crawley, E Grinstead and Haywards Heath), for further details contact John Joseph 01342 810291

Local Dance Sides

Hi Jinx - Appalachian Dance side  freespace.virgin.net/michael.bird/hijinx/hijinx.htm
Magog Ladies Morris - Horsham based side  magogmorris.org.uk/
Proposes Morris Side in Medway - Thinking of setting a Morris Side up in Medway area but any-one from elsewhere would be welcome.If any-one interested feel free to get in touch.Miss.A.Peters  fiddleinthesky@hotmail.com
Rampant Rooster Morris - Based in Dorking  www.rampantroostermorris.co.uk/index.html  bag@rampantroostermorris.co.uk
Sompting Village Morris - Regular Wednesday night and occasional weekend stands in the Worthing area.  www.s-v-m.freeserve.co.uk/
The Ashdown Forest Morris Men - Contact Bob Draper (Bagman) on 01342 322653  draperb@enterprise.net
The Broadwood Morris Men - Horsham based side  www.broadwoodmorris.org.uk

Local Radio Shows

Folk & Blues - BBC Radio Solent, Alt Wednesdays 9 pm presented by Peter Chegwyn
Rascal's Roots - Radio Victory 95.6FM, (Portsmouth) Tuesday, 7 pm with Rob Haskell
Simon Evans - BBC Radio Kent, Friday 8pm
Vic Smith - BBC Radio Sussex

Local Resources

Folk in the Barn - Regular local concert series bringing the best of the UK (and beyond) folk acoustic roots acts to Canterbury and East Kent. Current prog includes Fairport, Show of Hands, Mike Silver, Kieran Goss, Chris Wood, Martin Carthy, Chris & Kellie While. Many more to come... Let us know who you'd like. Join the mailing list for info and priority booking at www.folkinthebarn.co.uk  www.folkinthebarn.co.uk
Kent Folk Calendar - Live Music information for the county of Kent, UK.Kent folk, Celtic, blues, jazz and Cajun music. Kent gig calendars, photos & MP3 music.Kent venue and musician listings.   www.kentfolk.com
Sussex Folk Diary - A complete listing of Sussex Gigs can be found in the Sussex Folk Diary  whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk/index.htm

Local Sessions

Brighton Folk club and session - This is a weekly session, with a folk club taking place every month or so, featuring local and not so local talent! It is held in the Hobgoblin pub in Brighton (31 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GU) every Tuesday from 8:30 til late. Mainly Irish, Scottish and English tunes, all players welcome. Please call Alex on 07905 804003 or Sarah on 07834 357477 for more details. Hope to see you there!  www.myspace.com/brightonfolkclub  Alexthefiddler@hotmail.co.uk
Coach House Cowfold Open Mic - Dave Toye and Friends every Tuesday at the Coach House in Cowfold W Sussex. Folk, Blues and Beyond.   www.davetoye.co.uk  dave@davetoye.co.uk
Grub Unplugged - Every Saturday night,8pm: acoustic sessions featuring local and touring musicians. Fortnightly open mic spots. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm
Check listings for monthly update www.grubonline.co.uk/music.php  www.grubonline.co.uk  info@grubonline.co.uk
House concerts - Occasional house concerts in Turners Hill, West Sussex for folk/country singer-songwriters.  www.houseconcerts.org.uk
Sessions in Sussex - This page gives details of a wide range of mainly English tunes sessions in Sussex and nearby. It is maintained by Bryan Creer, who also runs the Lewes Arms Folk Club website http://www.lewesarmsfolkclub.org/  http://www.bryancreer.com/php/Sessions.php
Singers night at the Anchor, Hartfield. - Singers club at the Anchor pub, Hartfield. Contact Morag on 01892 770583
First Sunday in the month, 8pm, in the back room at the Anchor Pub, this is a mixture of players, singers, joining in the chorus people and those soaking up the atmosphere. It's a good night. The Anchor is on the B2110 at Hartfield.
Tartar Frigate Traditional Music Session - Every Wednesday at the Tartar Frigate PH, Broadstairs, from 8ish onwards.
The Bugle - Brighton Sunday afternoons 4-6pm at The Bugle, Brewer St, Brighton. Mostly Irish.
The John Harvey - Lewes Third Sunday of the month 8.00pm. Located in Bear Lane opposite the brewery entrance. English tunes, no songs. Contact Valmai Goodyear 01273 476757.
The Pond - Brighton Monday evenings at the Pond, Gloucester Road, Brighton. Tel 01273 621400
The Red Lion, Godalming - Wednesday Night Folk Session at The Red Lion, Godalming.
Starting at 8.30pm,
phone 01483 415962
The Shoreham Sessions - At various locations and times, once a month in Shoreham. See the website for forthcoming dates.  www.folkmaster.com/diary.htm
The Star, Godalming - Monday Night Folk Session at The Star, Godalming, Surrey.
Starts at 9pm,
phone 01483 415962
The Swan - Worthing Last Tuesday of the month 8.30pm. Located in the Hight St, near Safeway. Mostly tunes with occasional songs.
Trad Irish Session, Haslemere - The Wheatsheaf, Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2DE - every 2nd and 4th Thursday from about 9pm  www.flyingtoads.co.uk  mail@flyingtoads.co.uk
Woody's Kitchen - 3rd monday in the month at the Foresters Arms Tonbridge *8:15 pm*
all welcome. Acoustic jam.  woodyskitchen.co.uk/

Wadebridge

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Local Clubs

Bude Folk Club - The Carriage Room at The Falcon Inn, Bude. Alternate Sunday evenings at 8pmContact Lucy Burrow on 01288 341582 or LucyBurrow@aol.com Music, song and storytelling.  LucyBurrow@aol.com
Cadgwith - Cove Inn Tuesday Singaround. Contact 01326 290513
Folk On The Moor - Sunday night (except in August)

Westward Inn, Lee Mill, close to Ivybridge. Just off the A38. PL21 9EE
01752 708770   www.moorfolk.co.uk/  benguitar1@hotmail.co.uk
Teignmouth Folk Club - The Devon Arms Hotel, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth,South Devon on the final Thursday of the month.8.30 pm. Free admission. For further details contact Martyn Hillstead 01626 778071
tEIGNMOUTH fOLK CONCERTS - Series of concert the second saturday each month at the Alice Cross Centre, 1-3
Bitton Park Rd. TQ14 9BT  www.teignmouthfolkconcerts.co.uk  hugh.teignmouthfolkconcerts@gmail.com
The Garland Ox - Bodmin, Fridays. Contact Vig Legg 01208 75261
The Star Inn - St Ives, St Erth Saturdays mostly. Contact Jonathan Ryan 01736 711743
Truro Folk Roots Club - Wednesdays 8pm - upstairs at the Conservative Club, Lemon Street.

Local Dance Sides

Asteveryn - Cornish Dance, Jim Pengelly 01209 820644
Blue Anchor Moris - Helston, wednesdays. Pete Reynolds 01326 573706
Carn Brea Morris Men - Peter Hurrel 01326 376071
Carnkie Cloggers - Carol Allen 01209 820939
Ros Keltek - Cornish & Celtic, Rob Pinsent 01736 362482  roskeltek.org.uk  secretary@roskeltek.org.uk
Saffron Maids - NW Morris, Wadebridge, Wednesdays, Janet Ridley 01637 880394
Saffron Maids - NW Morris, Wadebridge, Wednesdays, Janet Ridley 01637 880394   www.saffron-maids.org.uk
Tatters Morris - Border Morris side (and Rapper Dance) meet at Christchurch Hall, Lanner, Redruth Thursdays 7:30 - 10pm. Contact Squire: Chris Bevington (01209) 821188   www.tattersmorris.com
Trigg Morris Men - Roger Hancock 01208 73907
Wreckers - Border Morris, Thursdays. Paul White 01822 840202  paul@pwcomms.co.uk

Local Resources

DanceSing Workshops - DanceSing Workshops are a fun & unique experience combining vocal games and contemporary dance. The experiences are individually tailored and work really well for groups & events such as: Birthday parties, Hen nights, Holiday club activities and School projects.  www.dancesing-workshops.com  dancesing _workshops@hotmail.com

Local Sessions

Blue Anchor session - Blue Anchor session,Helston,Thursdays 8:00 onward, call bob love 01326 314796 or visit www.boblove.co.uk for details.  www.boblove.co.uk  bob793@msn.com
Devon Arms American Acoustic Roots Session - Devon Arms, Teignmouth, First Thursday of the month, 8pm. Contact Bob Matthews 01626 352007 or Howard Moreton 01803 329734
Devonshire Inn - Devonshire Inn, Stickelpath nr Okehampton - on old A30 just east of Okehampton. First Sunday of the month from about 8.30 - great English folk session, with strong local flavour, been going for over twenty years.
Irish music Session - Irish Accoustic Music Session every Tuesday Evening @ Lord Rodney Pub, 49 Twomile Hill Rd, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1BS tel 0117 9675123  brianleahy2001@yahoo.com
Local Session - Earl of Chatham, Grenville Rd, Lostwithiel.Come all ye Folk Session, every Wednesday.01208 872269.
Local Sessions - Folk Night
3rd Wednesday of the Month
The Smugglers Den Inn
Trebellan,
Cubert
Newquay

(restarts September)
Open Acoustic Night - The Rising Sun, Gunnislake, East CornwallSecond Sunday of the month from 8.30, open folk session. Contact Jane on 01822 841064 for more details
The Coaching Inn Open Mic, St Columb Major - One of Cornwall's best open mic nights, held every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8pm to 11pm. Get there early to get your slot & perform to an appreciative audience.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Open-Mic-People/299886776810486?ref=hl  theopenmicpeople@btinternet.com
The Dock Inn - Penzance, Tuesdays (8:30 onward), call 01736 364600
The Star Inn - St Just - Mondays, call 01736 788767 STRING BAND NEWS
Trewarmett Inn - Trewarmett Inn, Trewarmett, Nr Tintagel, Cornwall. Open Folky sessions every Wednesday and Saturday plus Blues on ThursdaysCall Richard or Sherry on 01840 770460
Wellington Hotel - Boscastle, Mondays, call 01840 250202

Bristol

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Local Clubs

Bristol Fashion - Folk Dance, Tuesdays.
Bristol Folk House - Not strictly a folk club, but lots of live music goes on here.  www.thefolkhouse.co.uk/
Bristol Hobby Horse Club - Saturdays monthly at various venues. For Children.  eis.bris.ac.uk/~phkrh/HHC/hhchome.html
Folk Around Bristol - Hobgoblin Music are sponsors of the Folk Around Bristol ceilidh series. The ceilidhs take place at Filton High School. For further details ring 0117 940 1566 or 01934 862698. Dave Leverton  www.folkaroundbristol.co.uk/
Hibernia Centre Bristol - Learn Irish music. Alternate Saturdays in Avonmouth.  www.hiberniacentrebristol.org/
Keyna JazzFolk Club, Compton Dando - Top professional jazz and folk musicians perform on the first Friday of every month at Compton Dando village hall, 8pm to 11pm, bar. Tickets on the door or in advance. Tel 0117 9048951"Live music for the discerning listener in a community atmosphere"  www.campionmusic.co.uk  jazzfolk@campionmusic.co.uk
Nailsea Folk Club - Fridays,(plus additional dates) Ring of Bells, Nailsea contact Dave Francis 01275 790915
National Youth Folklore Troupe of England - Contact Dave Leverton  eis.bris.ac.uk/~phkrh/NYFTE/nyftehome.html
Nova Scotia Folk Club - Mondays at the Nova Scotia, Cumberland Basin, Bristol. Jim Tigwell 0117 977 5878
Open Mic Night - Open Mic Night at Bar Salt, 4 - 6 North Street, Bedminster.Fortnightly Tuesdays. Starts 9pm. Night of live entertainment with PA and lead by our compere Ryan, from first timers to pros, in a relaxed atmosphere.  barsalt.openmicnight@yahoo.co.uk
The Dragon Folk Club - Fridays, at The New Inn, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QH. Call Maggie Starkey 01454 321943  dragonfolkclub.blogspot.co.uk/

Local Dance Sides

Rag Morris -   www.ragmorris.com
Somerset Morris - Women's team dancing Cotswold and stave. Meet Thursdays in Marksbury.  www.somersetmorris.org.uk
The Bristol Morris Men -   www.bristolmorrismen.co.uk/
Turnberrie Castle Morris and Folk Companions Dancers -   www.btinternet.com/~folkinthornbury/
Winterbourn Down Border Morris - South Gloucestershire area  www.wdbm.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Local Radio Shows

Folk & Roots - 1st Wednesday, 11 p.m. Presented by Rod Harrington, BBC Somerset Sound
Johnny Coppin Show - Sundays 3pm to 4pm, BBC Radio Gloucester

Local Resources

Avon Folk Diary - Contact Dave & Alwyn Leverton for the Avon Folk Diary which has listings of all folk clubs and events in the Bristol area .  www.folkaroundbristol.co.uk/afd.htm
Morris Dancing in Bristol -   www.mainlymorrisdancing.org.uk/
Traditional Music Making - Organised music workshops and sessions  www.traditionalmusicmaking.org.uk

Local Sessions

Kushti Sessions - East European, Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy tunes. All musicians welcome. First Thursday of each month at the Duke of York, Rosebury Avenue, St Werburgh's, Bristol. 8pm-11pm  www.malarchy.co.uk/kushti

Birmingham

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Local Clubs

Acoustic Bost-In-Brum - Booked acoustic, local solo acts. Followed by killer combos
Wagon and Horses
Adderley St, Digbeth,
Birmingham
B9 4ED
0121 772 1403
  www.myspace.com/wagonhorses  marcus1parcus@googlemail.com
Angie's Folk - In the Function Room at Oxbarn Members Club 116 Church Road Bradmore, Wolverhampton, WV3 7EW.Open Mike club every Wednesday night from 8:30  www.angiesfolk.org.uk
Black Diamond Folk Club - The Globe, corner Blews St/Manchester St. Birmingham B6 4NH. 8.30 pm Fridays Mainly traditional music/song with alternating Guest/Singers Nights Contact Phil Cross 0121 357 4098 or Paul Ryan 0121 358 2665  ryanfam1@gotadsl.co.uk
Cheque-Mates Folk'n'Roots Music Club - Founded by Claret and Bob Allaway, resident performers 1991 weekly concert style nights,every Thursday acousticor PA. Monthly guests, local and national. Free entrance except guest nights. Friendly welcoming club.  www.clarettheband.t15.org  claretmusic@gmail.com
Common Folk Folk Club - The Old Bush, Walsall Road, Pelsall, Walsall. Every Thursday, Phone Steve on 01922 685568
Fivemonkeys Acoustic Night - Acoustic open mic every Monday, Free entry From 8pm Fivemonkeys cafe/bar, Whitefriars Street, Coventry, enquiries: Seamus  shay@fish.co.uk
Funky Folk Group for Children - Mary Chowen works for Warwickshire County music Service. She runs The Funky Folk Group for children aged between 9-13ish at South Warwickshire Music Centre,Stratford High School Thursdays 5-6pm[Term time]. Applications to join from Warwickshire County music Service 01926-410410
Nuneaton Folk Club - Every first Wednesday of each month. Upstairs at The Crown Inn, Bond Street, Nuneaton CV114BX. Starts 8pm. Free admission. Guest lists and much more information on our Club Website and Facebook Page.   blackparrotseaside.weebly.com/  squawk@blackparrotseaside.co.uk
Olde White Rose - Free club, meeting on Thursday evenings (approx. 8.30 - 11.15). Almost every week is a guest night. Lichfield Street, Bilston. For floor spots/other details, contact David Love on 01902 326949.   david_loveuk@yahoo.co.uk
Promoters - Birmingham, - Voluntary organisation promoting live folk, roots and dance from UK and around the world in Birmingham & West Midlands  www.worldunlimited.freeuk.com  world.unlimited@btinternet.com
Rea River Roots - Open mic', with floor spots and a featured Artist each week, folk based , but all styles welcome, held every Wed 8.30 onwards at The Tower of Song , Pershore Rd, Cotteridge, Birmingham  www.myspace.com/reariverroots
Severnside Ukulele Strummers Association (SUSA) - Bewdley, Worcs. Alternate Thursdays, 7.30pm. Christian Community Hall, Load Street. (On the carpark opposite the County Library).Based upon the Seattle Club (SUPA) format and will group teach and play. Beginners are particularly welcome.
The Lighthouse Folk Club - Every Thursday at 8.30pm
Folk/Blues/Roots, poetry and spoken word.
Acoustic music with P.A.
Everyone welcome, warm friendly atmosphere.
Rowley Regis Labour Club
5 Hawes Lane
Rowley Regis
B65 9AL

Call Sue Stevens - 07928 579371
  www.lighthouse-folk.co.uk  Evens.stevens@googlemail.com
The Newhampton Inn (Upstairs) - Riches Street, Wolverhampton, 01902 820958, Phone for details and acts
The Oak Room Music Club - The Globe Hotel, Theatre Street, Warwick. Every Monday.  www.oakroom.co.uk
The Tump Folk Music Club - Every Thursday @ 8.30pm (doors open 8.15pm)
Tump Folk Club, The Humber pub, Humber Road, Coventry, CV3 1BA
please see our Facebook page - Tump Folk - for further info
Phone Karen on 02476 714370
The Woodman Folk Club - Meets on Friday Nights at 8.30 at The Woodman Inn, Mount Pleasant, Kingswinford, Nr Dudley. Club Organisers: Ian & Ann Munro tel: 01384 831263 (Alternative Contact Barry & Corinne tel: 0121 6023010)  www.woodmanfolk.co.uk/
Whitefriars Acoustic night - Acoustic open mic every Weds and Sun, Free entry From 8pm Whitefriars Olde Ale House, Gosford Street, Coventry, enquiries: Seamus  shay@fish.co.uk
Willenhall Folk Club - The Willenhall Folk CLub is mainly a Performers' Club, with guest nights once or twice a month. All performers and listeners are welcome.The Club is a re-incarnation of The Brewers Droop club, but the name changed when we moved from The Brewers Droop pub a couple of years ago.  gwyn.theo@btinternet.com
World Unlimited - mixed programme including folk, roots, acoustic, global  www.worldunlimited.freeuk.com  world.unlimited@o2.co.uk

Local Dance Sides

Brethren Border Morris - Mixed border style morris side in Kings Heath - open practice session most Wednesdays from 7.30-10 pm.  www.brethrenbordermorris.co.uk/  brethrenbordermorris@gmail.com
Coventry Morris Men - Contact Martin on 024 7667 6991  www.coventry-morris.org.uk/
Green Man's Morris and Sword Club - The Morris side with the Green Man head on their tabard. Contact Jim Pennells on 01827714307.  www.greenmanmorris.org.uk  bagman@greenmanmorris.org.uk
Jockey Morris - Birmingham's oldest Morris Team, in existence for 54 years.  www.jockeymorris.org.uk/
Lady Leofric's Cross Morris - Cotswold morris. Wolverhampton based. Phone Clif on 0121 601 6219 (daytime)  lady_leofric@yahoo.co.uk

Local Radio Shows

Fretwork - Thursday 7.00-8.00pm, presented by Nonny James, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Stoke.
Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk - BBC Radio Shropshire, Sunday, 8-10pm.  www.bbc.co.uk/england/radioshropshire/folk/

Local Resources

The Folk Mag - Website has loads of local folk contacts and info and is well worth a visit.  www.thefolkmag.co.uk/
West_Midlands Folk Federation - West_Midlands Folk Federation  www.wmff.org.uk/

Local Sessions

Barley Mow - Penn Common (between Wolverhampton & Dudley). First Monday of the month. Purely acoustic stuff, "just turn up, tune up, play up & drink up!"
Birmingham Local Sessions - The Vine - Acoustic Session
Held every 1st,3rd and 5th (when there is one) Wednesday at The Vine, 1 Dunsley Road, Kinver. DY7 6LJ - from 8.30 - free,(including sandwiches). Singers and musicians welcome. For further info contact Hazel Rider: 01384 872893
Bowling Green Inn - Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, nr Bromsgrove, Close to Junction 5 of the M5. Instrumentalists and singers, from about 8.30pm on the last Sunday of every month. "A general well mannered free-for-all." Tel 01527 861291 (for directions etc).
Bromsgrove Bluegrass Bash - Bluegrass Bash at the Old Black Cross Bromsgrove every 2nd & 4th Wednesday in the month.Everyone welcome...Learn..Listen & Liquor
Bulls Head, Digbeth - Thursdays at 9.30
Irish Session at the Queens Head - Last Sunday of the month from 4-8pm Irish Session at the Queen’s Head, Queen Street, Lichfield, WS13 6QD. Tel: 01543 410932
Jackfield Irish Music Session - Meets at The Boat Inn, Jackfield, Telford, every Thursday night from about 8:00pm. Traditional Irish music, and often the odd song. Phone (UK) 01952 882178 (The Boat Inn)  felicityburke@hotmail.com
Jo's Jam Night - Open Mic - Launching Sunday 22nd Feb 2015 at the Wharf Bar and ongoing every week afterwards, the night calls for all sorts of talent from Acoustic to Stand Up. Located in Walsall Town Centre, the Wharf Bar is only minutes away from both Train and Bus Stations. Contact Joanne Kendrick on 01922613100 with any queries.   https://www.facebook.com/openmicwalsall/timeline  joannek_3@hotmail.com
Pagan/Earthy & Radical Folk Nights - At The Progressive Club, Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Contact - 07949 900125  www.celticearthspirit.co.uk  tan.harvey@celticearthspirit.co.uk
Patrick Kavannagh - Woodbridge Road, Moseley, every Thursday. Mainly Irish, but a bit of everything.
Semi Acoustic Jam Night - Steve Kay & Friends, Semi-acoustic night, hosted by singer/songwriter Steve Kay. Every 1st Thursday of the month at The New Inn Bulls Head Lane Stoke Green Coventry. CV3 1FR. All singers and musicians welcome. (Any style) (If you want seats turn up early), Admission - Free , 7-30 - 11pm, Tel: Steve 024 7665 0130  www.steve-kay.co.uk/jam  steveandsandy@tiscali.co.uk
Spotted Dog Pub - Every second Monday. Alcester Street, Digbeth, Birmingham. Starts at 9pm
Steady Speed Session - All new beginners and improvers folk session in Cookley, Kidderminster. First Monday of each month. Eagle and Spur 8.30pm onwards. All abilities welcome.  www.facebook.com/SteadySpeedSession  steadyspeedsession@hotmail.com
The Hearsall Inn - Craven Street, Coventry every Tuesday 9pm (Irish Session)
The Horse and Jockey - Near the Rugby Club on the A51 Tamworth Rd, Lichfield. Irish session every other Monday.
The Moseley Arms - Tindall Street, Balsall Heath, Bluegrass Session Every 2nd Tuesday 8.30pm
The Plough Folk and Acoustic night. - Every Tuesday from 9pm at the Plough, Wollaston, Stourbridge. Singers and musicians welcome, or just come and listen. Further info. from Gay or Allan 01562 886300.  www.masonsapron.co.uk  ap@mapron.plus.com
The Prince Of Wales, Moseley - Irish Session every Tuesday night 9.30pm
Traditional song session - Traditional song session in Birmingham, first Thursday of the month, 8pm
onwards, in the Kitchen Garden Cafe, York Road B14. A chance to sing and
listen to traditional songs in a friendly and informal environment.  pam@tradartsteam.co.uk

Leeds

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Local Clubs

Anston Folk Club - Meets at the Loyal Trooper the third Thursday in the month. A singers club with occasional guests. Contact Judy Dalton, 213 Nursery Rd, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QU  www.littlepotstove.com/anstonfolkclub
Black Swan Folk Club - Every Thursday at 8pm at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York. Contact Roland Walls on 01904 632922.  www.freeweb.telco4u.net/blackswanfolk/
Cropper's Folk Club - The Priory
Whitechapel Road
Cleckheaton
From 8:30pm Friday nights
  www.croppersfolk.co.uk
Gainsborough Folk Club - Alternate Friday evenings at the Eight Jolly Brewers pub in Gainsborough from about 8:30 pm. Tel: 01427 611446  www.angelfire.com/folk/gainsboroughfolk  mandsd@yahoo.com
House Concerts - York - Mainly acoustic artists from around the world - informal and relaxed gigs held regularly. Great music on ‘our’ doorstep. 20 minutes from the centre of York - 2 hours from London or Edinburgh by fast train. tel: 07960 350909   www.houseconcertsyork.co.uk  info@houseconcertsyork.co.uk
Leeds University Folk Society - Monday evenings in The Old Bar of the Student Union, in Leeds University, 7.30pm onwards. Instrument and song session. All welcome, not just for students!   leedsuniversityunion.org.uk
Lothersdale Live - Welcome to LothersdaleLive Folk and Acoustic Club. It is based on a club ethos of being not for profit and bringing top artists to this part of North Yorkshire. Events usually take place on Saturdays - check website for details. Doors open at 7.30 and we hope to finish by 11.00 - 11.15pm   www.lothersdalelive.org.uk  admin@lothersdalelive.org.uk
Masham Folk Club - Meets on the last Thursday of the month (call or email first to check) at the Kings Head, Masham, Wensleydale. Call Rob or Fran on 01677 460449.  mashamfolk@btopenworld.com
Northumberland Live Music Association - Every Friday at 8.30, The Dun Cow, Front Street, Bedlington  www.nlma.org.uk/
Ocean Loiners sea shanty singing group - A friendly group learning shanties and songs from the sea. We meet approx fortnighly on Sunday evenings at the Packhorse Pub off Briggate 6:30- 8:30pm. all welcome. please email for dates / info.   lindyflamingo@gmail.com
Otley Folk Club - Wednesdays, Black Horse, Kirkgate/Westgate, 01943 462773
The Bag O Shoddy - Saturdays, Upper Road, Batley Carr, 01924 441606
The Grove - The Grove Inn, Leeds Friday Nights, 8.30 pm , Contact Ed Lawrence and Sam Dodds 01977 685122  grovefolkclub.org.uk/
Topic Folk Club - Thursdays, Melborn Hotel, White Abbey Road, Bradford, 01274 883412  www.topic-folk-club.org.uk/
Yorkshire Concertina Club - We usually meet in the Red Lion pub in Otley on the third Sunday of the month from 12.00 till
around 4.30.  All details of what we do on the website.  yorkshire-concertina-club.org.uk

Local Dance Sides

Leeds Morris Men - If you want to join Leeds Morris Men, please feel free to contact us or even just come up and have a chat at one of our dance outs.  www.leedsmorris.org.uk/

Local Radio Shows

Alistair Anderson's Northern Folk - BBC Radio Cleveland, BBC Radio Newcastle and BBC Radio Cumbria, Sunday 9pm - 10pm
North Yorkshire Folk - BBC Radio York, Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm. Presented by Michael Brothwell  www.bbc.co.uk/northyorkshire/music/ny_folk/index.shtml

Local Resources

digyorkshire.com - Directory of events taking place in the Yorkshire region  www.digyorkshire.com
South Yorkshire Folk - Another good South Yorkshire site, with lists of clubs and gigs is South Yorkshire Folk - Lots of Yorkshire links and a brilliant up to date events diary for South Yorkshire - loads of events listed, and you can add your own.  www.syfolk.co.uk/
Stirrings - A complete listing of South Yorkshire Gigs can be found in the Stirrings Magazine  www.stirrings.co.uk/folkzone/stirrings/
Tykes News - Whats on in West Yorkshire clubs can be found in the Tykes News Gig Guide  www.tykesnews.org.uk/

Local Sessions

Live at the Lion - Live music at the Red Lion, Wath-Upon-Deane.  www.syfolk.co.uk/lion/
The Harp - Tuesdays, near Jimmy's Hospital, Leeds.
The Melborn Hotel - Sundays. White Abbey Road, Bradford. Contact Steve Brear  signagraphic@airtime.co.uk
The Sun Inn - Beverley Acoustic music session on Sunday afternoons. Contact: Steven Marrow or Elaine Walker 1 Flemingate Beverley, East Yorkshire. Also at the Sun Inn, Music session (and songs) every Friday, starts at about 9.00.  www.suninnbeverley.co.uk/
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