Music and Song Sessions

Music and Song sessions, please choose a county from the list on the right

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

SUNDAYS
Fulbourn Sports & Social Club (previously at Arrington): 1-4 pm alternate Sundays Nigel Pennick. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MONDAYS
CHATTERIS The Honest John: Third Mondays 9pm. Keith Cheale 01354 652868
MELBOURNE The Black Horse Orchard Road. Alternate Mons 8pm. Greenshoots Slow Session Starting from the dots. Paul Hardy 01223 263232 www.greenshootsmusic.org.uk

TUESDAYS 
HISTON The King William IV, Church Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire CB24 9EP: First Tuesdays 8.30pm. Crofters Folk session. Contact: Dick Brading 01223 232 770

WEDNESDAYS
RAMSEY Railway Inn,132 Great Whyte: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. Backroom Acoustic Music Club. Jools 07771 748247 Nigel 07756 468910 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

THURSDAYS
BURWELL FOLK CLUB: Burwell Sports Centre. 1st Thursdays 8pm  Martin O'Leary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. See Burwell Folk Facebook page.
HORNINGSEA The Plough and Fleece Community Pub, Horningsea, Cambridge, CB25 9JG: Singaround & tunes at the regular Thursday weekly session from 8.30 to 11pm. Everyone welcome. Tony This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07764922385


NORFOLK

MONDAYS
NORWICH The Rose Tavern, Trinity Street, Norwich NR2 2AT: Every Monday Music & Song Open friendly session 8.30pm 01603 612110
NORWICH The White Horse, Trowse, NR14 8ST: Tune session

TUESDAYS
DISS Quaker Meeting House, 10 Frenze Road, IP22 4PA. £3.00
GORLESTON ON SEA The Pub on the Shrubs, Hawthorn Road, NR31 8ET: Every Tuesday. Music & Song from 8.30pm 01493 603780
HEMPTON Bell Folk Music Sessions. The Bell, Hempton, Nr Fakenham, NR21 7LG. 2nd Tuesdays. Dawn Wakefield 01328 856582
NORTH WALSHAM Uncle Walter's Music Night, The Orchard Gardens, Mundesley Road, NR28 ORS: 4th Tuesdays 7.30pm. Barry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brian Gaudet 01692 405979
NORTH WOOTON The Red Cat Station Road, North Wooton, Kings Lynn, PE30 3QH: 4th Tuesdays 7.45pm 01553 631244
NORWICH KlezNorfolk Klezmer Session, The Reindeer, 10 Dereham Road, NR2 4AY. Monthly 7.30pm Gary 07766711999 Steph 07810367784
NORWICH The Gatehouse Pub, Dereham Road NR5 8QJ: 1st Tuesdays 12noon - 3pm. Round the Room
ROUGHTON The New Inn, Norwich Rd NR11 8SJ: 2nd Tuesdays 8pm. Singaround. Graham Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

WEDNESDAYS
FAKENHAM The Limes (Wetherspoons) Bridge Street, NR21 9AZ: Weekly sing around session 8 till 11pm
NORWICH 192 Earlham Road, NR2 3RW: Slow Tune Session. 4th Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm NorwichSlowSession
NORWICH The Gatehouse Public House, Dereham Road, NR58QJ: Weekly Irish session 9pm to 11pm. 01603 620340
NORWICH The Reindeer, Dereham Road, NR2 4AY: Tony Hall Folk Band (not a joining in session) Weekly at 8.30pm from 4th April
NORTH WOOTON The Red Cat Station Road, North Wooton, Kings Lynn, PE30 3QH: 3rd Wednesdays 8pm Tunes session 01553 631244
SHERINGHAM The Tyneside Club, Station Road, NR26 8RG: 2nd Wednesdays 8 till 11pm. Pete Sanpher 01263 826911
SWANTON MORLEY The Angel, NR20 4LX: 1st Wednesdays 8.30pm 01362 637407

THURSDAYS
ALBY Horse Shoes Public House, Cromer Rd, Erpingham (on A140 between Aylsham & Roughton) NR11 7QE Last Thursdays 8pm Pete Sanpher 01263 826911
BARDWELL The Dun Cow Public House, Up Street, IP31 1AA 2nd Thursdays 8pm till midnight Allen Nurse 01539 250806(pub)
EAST HARLING The Swan, NR16 2AD: 4th Thursdays 8pm Informal music & song 01953 714703
NORTH LOPHAM King's Head, IP22 2NE: 3rd Thursdays 8pm. Music and song 01379 688007
NORWICH The Gatehouse Public House, Dereham Road, NR5 8QJ: 8.30-11.30pm. 01603 620340
REDGRAVE, Nr Diss. The Cross Keys Public House, The Street, IP221RW 4th Thursdays 8pm CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT
SOUTHREPPS The Vernon Arms Pub, Church Street, NR11 8NP: 2nd Thursdays from 7.30pm 01263 833355
WOLFERTON Social Club, Nr King's Lynn, PE31 6HA: The Wolf Folk Club, round the room format, alternate Thursdays. Roger Young 01485 600948 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FRIDAYS
THE GREEN BRITAIN CENTRE SWAFFHAM, PE37 7HT: 1st Fridays 7.30pm Open Mic session.
CROMER FOLK CLUB The Cottage, Loundon Road, NR27 9EF 2nd Fridays 8pm 01263 511280(Pub) Merv Abel 01263 515816 ***temporarily ceased as the venue has closed down - new venue tba***
DOWNHAM MARKET The Crown Bridge Street, PE38 9DH Poets & Songwriters. Last Fridays in the Stable Bar 01366 382322
HINDOLVESTON Village Hall Bar: Last Fridays. Richard Blake 01263 861110
NORWICH FOLK CLUB The Christchurch Centre, Magdalen Road, NR3 4LA Weekly 8 to 11pm www.norwichfolkclub.net

SATURDAYS
FLYING FOLK CLUB. Various venues around Norwich area. Saturdays approx monthly. Call Geoff Roberts 01603 429897
RAVENINGHAM Ravenous Cafe, Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road NR14 6NU: 2nd Saturdays 7.30 -10.30pm. Singers, Musicians & listeners all welcome. 01508 548406 www.mdcannellantiques.com

SUNDAYS
BLAKENEY Harbour (Room) Folk Club, Royal British Legion Club, The Harbour Room, High Street, NR25 7NU: 2nd Sundays 3 to 6pm & last Sundays 7.30 to 10.30pm 01263 740783/741666 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*BODHAM The Red Hart,The Street, NR25 6AD. 3rd Sundays 3 to 6pm. All welcome. It's free! Tony Bayliss 01263 588781 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
GREAT MASSINGHAM Social Club. West Norfolk Radio's Live Sunday Show from 7pm to 10, usually twice a month but see website www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk to check dates. Live audience welcome. Free entry. Contact Jane Clayton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NORTH ELMHAM King's Head Hotel, NR20 5JB: Monthly folknight 7.30-10.30pm 1st Sundays 01362 668856
NORWICH The Gatehouse Pub, Dereham Road NR5 8QJ: 2nd Sundays 2pm - 5pm. Round the Room
NORWICH The Gatehouse, Dereham Road, NR5 8QJ: 8 till 11pm. Celtic. 01603 62034
SHOULDHAM King's Arms, PE33 0BY 3rd Sundays 7.30 to 10.30pm Tunes session. Jan 01366 377612 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*WEYBOURNE Folk Club HAS MOVED TO THE RED HART, BODHAM, NR25 6AD. 3rd Sundays 3 to 6pm. Singers, Musicians, Poets, Dancers etc and audience. All welcome. It's free! Tony Baylis 01263 588781 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dates for 2019: Feb 17th, Mar 17th, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, Aug 18th, Sept 15th, Oct 20th, Nov 17th, Dec 15th
WYMONDHAM The Feathers, Town Green, NR18 0PN: Last Sundays 8pm 01953 605675

 

 


 SUFFOLK

MONDAYS
BLAXHALL The Ship Inn: Monday afternoons 'The Company of The Blaxhall Ship' (The Blaxhall Boys) Get together every Monday afternoon for a good old singsong-traditional folk and contemporary too. A glimpse of what pub life used to be. All welcome 2.30pm 01728 688316
BURY FOLK COLLECTIVE: Oakes Barn, St Andrew's St South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH. Traditional unaccompanied folk singers. 1st Mondays 8.00pm. 
BURY ST EDMUNDS The Dove, Hospital Road: 3rd Mondays. Traditional sing & play around the room. Dave Ward 01359 241554
LOWESTOFT Stanford Arms, Stanford: 1st Mondays
THORNHAM MAGNA Four Horseshoes: 1st Mondays. Traditional tunes and songs. 01379 678777

TUESDAYS
BUTLEY The Oyster: Traditional Song, Tune & Stepping session. 1st Tuesdays from 8.15pm. All are welcome. Richard Cove 01394 411345
LAXFIELD, The Royal Oak: Alternate Tuesday afternoons from March 7th anytime after 1.30pm Barrie Haywood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RINGSTEAD The Gin Trap: 1st Tuesdays 7.45pm Genial Adrian in the chair
RISBY Crown and Castle, South St: 1st Tuesdays 8.00pm. Sing, Say & Play Dave Cooper 01328 838271
TATTINGSTONE White Horse: Bluegrass session on last Tuesdays 8pm. All welcome. Chris 07889 607612
WISSETT Village Hall: FolkWise folk session open to anyone aged 14-25. All abilities welcome, singers, dancers & acoustic instrumentalists. 3rd Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm £1.50 to cover Hall hire.  Megan Wisdom This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WOODBRIDGE The King's Head, Market Hill: Folk & Acoustic Session in the back room. Every tuesday All welcome 8pm

WEDNESDAYS
BEDFIELD The Crown:3rd Wednesdays
BLAXHALL The Ship Inn: Shipshape- Singers, Musicians, Dancers & Company of The Blaxhall Ship. Traditional Music Night at The Ship. All welcome. 3rd Wednesdays from 8.30pm. Richard Cove 01394 411345
BUNGAY, Fisher Theatre: Fisher Folk & Acoustic in the Cellar. Wednesdays  Check FB Page for dates.
BURY FOLK COLLECTIVE: Oakes Barn, St Andrew's St South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH. Contemporary Folk 1st Wednesdays 8.00pm www.buryfolkcollective.co.uk
BURY FOLK COLLECTIVE: Oakes Barn, St Andrew's St South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH. Folk from the Tradition. 3rd Wednesdays 8.00pm. www.buryfolkcollective.co.uk
DEDHAM The Duchy Barn, rear of Royal Square, Brook Street, Dedham CO7 6AA: Music & Song alternate months. Dick Spanner
EDWARDSTONE The White Horse: 2nd Wednesdays. Acoustic Folk Night. 
HUNDON Rose & Crown: Folk club/session on 3rd Wednesdays. Anne 01440 762772 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
RISBY The Crown and Castle: Last Wednesdays 8.30pm
RUMBURGH The Rumburgh Buck, Mill Road, Rumburgh, Halesworth: 1st Wednesdays 8.30pm. Keshar Whitelock 01986 782258
SHOTTISHAM **new venue and possible day pending**: Wayward Sessions. Traditional tunes session. Please check dates, venue & day by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01394 385323
WOOLPIT The Bull: 2nd Wednesdays in the back room from 8.00pm. Traditional songs and tunes around the room. 01359 240393 or John 07784 260006

THURSDAYS
BARDWELL The Dun Cow: 2nd Thursdays 8pm. Informal music & song. Allen Nurse 01359 250806
BLAXHALL The Ship Inn: Blaxhall Busk. Get together for musicians & lovers of good music. Open Mike PA provided, bring own leads. Alternate Thursdays 8.30-10.30pm 01728 688316
EASTBRIDGE Eels Foot: Every Thursday ‘Squit’ Session. 01728 830154
GLEMSFORD The Angel: Traditional music and a few songs. All welcome. Last Thursdays 8.00pm Maggie Leopold 01787 281275
IPSWICH The Lattice Barn, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich: Alternate Thursdays 8pm 01473 727447 / 274977
IPSWICH Steamboat Tavern, New Cut West: Last Thursdays. Music & song. 01473 601902
KELSALE Social Club Bar: Singaround on 2nd Thursdays from 8pm. All welcome to join in or just listen. Dave G-G 01728 604594 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARKET WESTON Mill Inn : 1st Thursdays. Informal music & song. 01359 221018
MIDDLETON The Bell: 1st Thursdays
SOUTHWOLD Harbour Inn: Traditional Song and Tune session with Derek Simpson 2nd thursdays from 8.15pm

FRIDAYS
KETTLEBURGH Chequers: Traditional English Tune session with The Alde Buoys 3rd fridays from 8.30pm
LONG MELFORD Folk Club Cock & Bell: Upstairs 2nd Friday 8pm, Music & song singaround format. Pauline O'Brien This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LOWESTOFT Gunton Estate Community Hall, Hollingsworth Road, N.Lowestoft NR32 4DZ: Waveney Acoustic Singaround Club. Play, sing, recite or just listen in a friendly & supportive atmosphere. Alternate Fridays. No Bar-BYO Brian Carter 01502 537812 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
STONHAM ASPAL Village Hall: Open Mic Night 3rd Fridays 7.30pm starting Jan 17th 2020. Musicians , singers, poets welcome.
WOODBRIDGE The King's Head: Fridays afternoons 1-4pm. We meet to practise and have a good time musically. Come and join us and gain more confidence playing with other people. Melodeons specially welcome. Phone Anne for more information 07890 503177

SATURDAYS
FRAMLINGHAM Crab & Winkle, Brick Lane: Last Saturdays £2 for charity.

SUNDAYS
EASTBRIDGE. Eels Foot: Last Sundays Folk session. 01728 830154
HADLEIGH The King's Head 3rd Sundays 18.00 - 20.30pm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IPSWICH The Duke of York, Woodbridge Road: 2nd and last Sundays. Traditional songs and tunes from 8.15pm. 01473 216007
IPSWICH The Woolpack, Tuddenham Road: 1st & 3rd Sundays. Traditional songs and tunes from 8.30pm. 01473 215862
OFFTON Limeburners: Every Sunday. Song & Music session. 01473 658318
PETTISTREE Greyhound: Acoustic singaround on 2nd Sundays from 7.30pm. 01728 74645
SOUTHWOLD Harbour Inn: 1st and 3rd Sunday ‘Shindig’ sessions. 01502 722381
TATTINGSTONE White Horse: 1st and 3rd Sundays. Busking sessions 01473 328060
SUDBURY Bar of The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane: Acoustic music. Open music nights. Mostly last Sundays 7.30pm. All welcome. See website or 01787 374745 for details.


 ESSEX

MONDAYS
HARWICH The New Bell:2nd Mondays
LITTLEY GREEN Compasses: 3rd Mondays. Myles Barrett 07831815134 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TUESDAYS
COLCHESTER Ale House, 82 Butt Road, Colchester, CO3 3DA: 4th Tuesdays 8pm-11pm Song & Tune session run by Cathy & Kieran Fitzgerald 01206 548571 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LITTLE BENTLEY Bricklayers: 3rd Tuesdays Bluegrass. 8pm. 01206 250405
TATTINGSTONE Wheatsheaf: 2nd Tuesdays Bluegrass.
TATTINGSTONE White Horse: Last Tuesdays Bluegrass Chris & Jill.
CHELMSFORD The Queen's Head, 30 Lower Anchor St. CM2 0AS: Every Tuesday Session in bar 9pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CHELMSFORD The Orange Tree 6 Lower Anchor St CM2 0AS: Reduced tempo beginners session 7-8.30pm every tuesday. Peter Kemp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

WEDNESDAYS
FRATING The Kings Arms: On the A133, Clacton side of Colchester. 4th Wednesdays 8pm. Brenda Perry 01206 230537 07895196656 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
HEDINGHAM MUSICIANS NIGHT Snooker & Social Club, Station Rd, Sible Hedingham: 4th Weds. Acoustic open mic session & featured artist. Terry Crouch 01787 460264 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

THURSDAYS
ALTHORNE The Huntsman and Hounds, Green Lane: 2nd Thursdays Meg Crawford 01621 783965
BICKNACRE The Brewers Arms CM3 4HD on B1418 between Bicnacre & Woodham Ferrers: Dengie English Sessions. 4th Thursdays. Meg Crawford 01621 783965
MARGARETTING TYE White Hart: 2nd Thursdays. Informal song & music sessions in the bar. Paul McCann 01277 353388 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PURLEIGH, The Bell, The Street CM3 6QJ: Dengie English Sessions. 3rd Thursdays Meg 01621 783965
SOUTHMINSTER The Station Arms, Station Rd CM0 7EW. 4th Thursdays 8.30pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
WITHAM Little Elms Pub, Dorothy Sayers Drive: Singaround Janet Gylford 01376 513238 07941 354685
WOODHAM FERRERS The Bell, Main Street CM3 8RG B1418: Dengie English Sessions. 1st Thurdays Meg Crawford 01621 783965
WOODHAM MORTIMER nr MALDON The Hurdlemakers Arms CM9 6ST off B1010 between Danbury & Purleigh: Dengie English Sessions. 2nd Thursdays starts Mar 8th 8.30pm Meg Crawford 01621 783965
WRITTLE GREEN Rose and Crown (Ex Blackmore FC) 1st Thursdays, singaround. Dave Andrews 07871 628981 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FRIDAYS
BRADWELL ON SEA The Clubhouse, Greenland Caravan Site Meadow CM0 7PP: 5th Fridays (when there is one) during the season. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
INGATESTONE Viper, Mill Green CM4 0PT: 2nd Fridays 8.30pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
LITTLE BRAXTED The Green Man, Green Man Lane CM8 3LB: 4th Fridays 8.30pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
PLESHEY The Leather Bottle, The Street CM3 1HG: 1st Fridays 8.30pm. Martyn White 07885 265925 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
ROXWELL The Chequers, The Street CM1 4PD (near Chelmesford): 3rd Fridays 8.30pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS
BLACK NOTLEY King William 4th,  114 London Road, Black Notley CM77 7BU: 3rd Sundays 8.30pm. Edric Field 07968 314069 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
CHELMSFORD The Woolpack, Mildmay Road:
COLCHESTER The Forester’s Arms: 2nd Sundays 8.00pm until closing time Tom Hardy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LITTLE CANFIELD The Lion & Lamb, Stortford Rd, Little Canfield nr Takely, Dunmow CM6 1SR: 2nd Sundays 7.30-10.30pm. Mixed music & song, all genres. Chris Brimley 01245 360082 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
LITTLE HORKESLEY Beehive: 1st Sunday lunchtime. Carolyn Last 01206 511925

 

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Special Events

 

Please use the Index on the right to select events by month 

Due to the on-going Corona virus situation,  a huge number of Folk Concerts and Festivals have unfortunately had to be cancelled or postponed which includes many of the Events listed below, particularly for April - July. Some events beyond those dates have also been cancelled.    

Some artistes are finding innovative ways of taking their music on-line for virtual Folk Festivals, Front Room Concerts and Sessions. 

A new table has been added below listing online events.

 


 

Online Events

Due to the on-going Corona virus situation,  a huge number of Folk Concerts and Festivals have unfortunately had to be cancelled resulting in a huge loss of income for musicians and performers. Many are finding innovative ways of taking their music on-line. Some of these events are ticketed, some are free and some invite donations.

If you know of any online events that could be listed here, please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please keep an eye on Mardles Facebook page as some Artistes are putting details of online events direct on there.

See below for Online Events and Online Events Diary

Folks at Home 

25 Acts - 100 musicians
27 hours of film footage plus market stalls, guitar workshop, merchandise and interviews
The gates are now open in case you haven't yet checked in
Buy your ticket now for just £25 and it's all there for you. Watch as many times as you like for one year.
Enjoy our music and keep safe and well

Simon Care - Simon Care's Musical Jukebox.

"I've had a lot of people messaging asking where they can donate etc ... I am incredibly touched by your offers of generosity. I have decided that i am going to try to do 2 live shows a week on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6.30 -7.30pm, and I am going to introduce a tip jar for those kind souls that wish to donate. However, as i have already stated, luckily I am in a fortunate position financially at the moment, so at the end of each month I will donate what ever I collect to someone less fortunate than myself. I will continue this for as long as possible, or until i become that less fortunate person. I hope that is ok. See you on wednesday night. Please keep sending your requests of Morris/English ceilidh tunes. Stay safe."

Keep an eye on his FaceBook page HERE  Donations can be made HERE 

John Spiers is doing "Isolation Pub Sessions" in his shed.

See John's YouTube page HERE

 

Diary of Online Events

         
Sat 23 May  Cambridge Acoustic Nights FaceBook Live 8.30-9.30pm. See HERE for details  Open Stage featuring Bernard Hoskin with support guests
Sun 24 May  Sunday Night Lockdown FaceBook Live HERE 7.30pm  Honey and The Bear with Kelly Bayfield
Thurs 28 May  Norwich Slow Tune Session Online via Zoom 7.30pm. More information and music to download See website HERE. FaceBook page HERE

 Zoom link
meeting ID: 721 1240 6536
password: ofxaRS

Fri 29 May Kitchen Ceilidh. Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE 7.30-10pm  Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews with Caller Martyn Harvey
Fri 29 May  Hosted by Downend Folk Club. 8-9pm Details HERE  Edgelarks - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Sat 30  May  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 7.30-8.15pm details HERE  Vasen - Live from Sweden
 Sun  31 May  Harwich Shanty Festival Quiz Details HERE Closing date Sunday 31st May Email answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Harwich Shanty Festival 2020 Quiz
 Fri  5  June  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8.00-9.15pm details HERE  Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer
Sat 7 June  The 2001 Royal Albert Hall Show See FB page HERE  Show of Hands
Sat 6 June  Live streamed concert details HERE  Ninebarrow
Sat 13 June  Kitchen Ceilidh. Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE   Cath Watkins + Nic Bradford with Caller Ian Nichols
 Fri 12 June  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Tom Kitching presents "Seasons of Change"
Fri 19 June  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Alasdair Roberts
Sat 20 June  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Niepold - Cutting
Tues   23  June  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8.00-9.45pm details HERE  Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Sun 5 July  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Jess & Richard Arrowsmith
Fri 10 July  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  The Nectar of the Gods - The Travelling Talesman
 Sun  12  Jul  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Sam Carter
 Sun  26  Jul Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. 8.00-9.15pm details HERE  Belshazzar's Feast
Tues 28 Jul  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Nick Hart
Fri 31 Jul  Live Zoom Concert Hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford. Details HERE  Lucy Ward
Sat  29   Aug  Home Made Towersey  See HERE for FB page

 

For those who enjoy a good sing, Steven Taberner (leader Spooky Men) is running his Massive Singlet every week. In fact there are four Singlets. The Massive Singlet is 11am UK time on Tuesday mornings, the Massive Singlet kid's edition is 10am UK time Thursday mornings, the Massive Singlet ukelele edition is 12noon UK time on thursdays & the Massive Black Singlet is 8am UK time Sundays. Occasionally, there is also a Spooky Massive Singlet on Saturday nights. All are free (donation invited) & take place via Zoom. See Massive Singlet.com for details and booking. See also the Massive Singlet FaceBook page  (Just don't expect folk music!!)

 

If you can manage it, please consider buying a CD direct from your favourite artistes website. This will help to support them through this difficult time. Buying direct results in more going to the artiste as streaming websites pay a very small amount per play. 

 

Many of the Events below are likely to be cancelled. 

 


 

September 2020

 Tues  1  St Neots Folk Club  Open Stage
 Sat 5  The Sweffling White Horse  The Silburys
 Tues  8  St Neots Folk Club  Jez Lowe
       
 Mon  12

 Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church, Beccles
Details & tickets HERE

 Phil Beer
Tues 15  St Neots Folk Club  Maria Dunn
Wed 16  Ely Folk Club  Sherburn, Bartley, Sanders +support tba
 Sat  19  East Anglian Traditional Music Trust  September Song in Stowmarket - daytime workshops
     East Anglian Traditional Music Trust @ The John Peel Centre  September Song in Stowmarket  - evening concert
Tues  22  St Neots Folk Club  Jay Turner
Fri  25  Stapleford Granary  Rura
Tues  29  St Neots Folk Club  Round the Room
       

 


 

October 2020

 Tues  6  St Neots Folk Club  Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
       
 Thur-Sat  8-11  Harwich Shanty Festival details tba  Harwich Shanty Festival
 Tues  13  St Neots Folk Club  Antoine & Owena
 Wed  14  Ely Folk Club  Gilmore & Roberts
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Tues 20  St Neots Folk Club  Daoiri Farrell
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Fri 23 Stapleford Granary  Fara
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Tues 27  St Neots Folk Club  Round the Room
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 Thur  29  Wingfield Barns  Andy Cutting

 


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  10  St Neots Folk Club  Carrivick Sisters
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  17  St Neots Folk Club  Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
Wed 18  Ely Folk Club  Steve Tilston
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 Sat 21  Norwich Assembly House 7.30-11.00pm  Norwich Historical Dance: Norwich Playford Ball
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Tues  24   St Neots Folk Club  Round the Room
       
       
       

 


 

December 2020

Tues   1  St Neots Folk Club  Belshazzar's Feast
       
       
Wed 16  Ely Folk Club  John Ward Trio + Andy Wall, Ruth Bramley & Ann Biggs
       
       
Tues 22  St Neots Folk Club  Club Christmas Party
Wed  23   The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  An Albion Christmas 2020
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Tues 29  St Neots Folk Club  Club closed

 


February 2021

       
       
       
Fri  19  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Fairport Convention
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 


 

March 2021

Sun 28  East Anglian Traditional Music Trust  Pressing The Buttons Workshops
       

 

 


September 2021 

       
       
       
Sat  4 East Anglian Traditional Music Trust Traditional Music Day  - Stowmarket
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

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Essex

BULMER FOLK DANCE CLUB. Bulmer Village Hall: 2nd Mondays 8.00pm (Not Aug) Wendy Rowe - 01787 375935.

CLACTON & DISTRICT CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Conservative Club, Old Road. Mondays 7.45pm. Sue Curd 01473 811742 07779 674870 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COLCHESTER FOLK DANCE CLUB St. John’s Green School.: Fortnightly, Wednesdays in school terms. 8pm. Tom Grady 01206 549176 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MARKS TEY FOLK DANCE CLUB St Andrews Church Hall: 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm. Sylvia Gaspar 01206 240591

PRET-A-DANSER: The YMCA Hall, 159 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2JX: French & Breton music & dance. 7pm music workshop, 8-10pm dance. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TOUCHSTONE FOLK DANCE CLUB Wivenhoe Congregational Church Hall: Thursdays (not summer holidays & Christmas). 8pm. Elaine Wood. 01206 822877.

TRIANGLE FOLK DANCE CLUB Frinton Community Assn, Soken House, The Triangle, Frinton: 1st, 3rd & 4th Mondays 7.30pm. Liz Bruce 01255 676960.


Norfolk

BECCLES (Scottish folk dancing): Wednesday evenings at The Garden Room, Hungate Church, Beccles, NR34 7TT Hilary 07501 837761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CAISTER/ROLLESBY Circle Dancing with Pam, Pam Redwood 01493 748830

CROMER FOLK DANCE CLUB. Tue 7.30pm, (not August) W.I. Hall, Garden Street. John Twell - 01263 578224.

GREAT YARMOUTH U3A COUNTRY DANCE GROUP: 2nd & 4th Mondays 2-4pm Old Unitarian Church, Yarmouth Way, Great Yarmouth.  Tony Sundram This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01493 290422 or mobile 07955580455

HEMPTON JELENKA BALKAN FOLK DANCE GROUP. Hempton Memorial Hall, nr Fakenham, NR21 7LG. Monthly Saturdays 2 to 4.30pm. Dawn Wakefield 01328 856582 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

LOWESTOFT Square & Folk Dance Club, Suffolk. St Marks Church Centre, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad, NR33 9JX Tony Sundram 01493 290422 or mobile 07955580455

NORFOLK CEILIDHS. John Innes Recreation Centre, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7UH. Fridays 8-10.30pm October to May See www.norfolk-ceilidh.org.uk for dates. John 01603 812472 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NORWICH HISTORICAL DANCE. Norwich High School, 95 Newmarket Road,Norwich, NR2 2HU: Thursdays 7.30 to 9.30pm during term time. Contact Amanda 01603 503824 www.norwichhistoricaldance.org.uk 

NORWICH IRISH SET DANCING: Manor Rooms, Trowse nr Norwich. 2nd Mondays. See Adult Dancers section of Irish Society website www.irishsocietyofeastanglia.co.uk/dancers

NORWICH REEL SOCIETY (Scottish Country Dancing) Alternate Weds. United Reformed Church Hall, Unthank Rd. Contact Janice McKellar 01603 717898

NORWICH RSCDS (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society): For details of dance classes in Norwich & Norfolk, see www.rscds-norwich.org.uk

NORWICH FRIDAY FOLK DANCE CLUB. (Country/Playford). 7.30pm Fridays term time, Cringleford Community Centre, Oakfields Road, NR4 6XF Val Grogutt 01379 608313.

NORWICH PIED À TERRE. Canary Social Club, 104 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RT. European Music & Dance 1st Wednesdays, 8.15pm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.piedaterre.me.com

SHERINGHAM FOLK DANCE CLUB. Mondays 7.30pm, for further details phone 01328 878321 .

STIBBARD FOLK DANCE CLUB. Alternate Fridays 7.45pm, Stibbard Village Hall & Hempton Village Hall near Fakenham. Mary Dugdale 01328 829215

THETFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB. Mondays 8 to 10pm, Methodist Church Hall, Tanner Street, phone for dates Margaret Haines 01284 704095 or Joan Stebbens 01284 769867  

WENDLING FOLK DANCE GROUP. Village Hall Mon 7.30 to 9.30pm. Mollie 01362 687210 

WROXHAM FOLK DANCE CLUB. Church Hall, Norwich Road. Fridays 7.30pm. Mick Wade 01692 404447 


Suffolk

ALDEBURGH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB. Church Hall,St Peter & St Paul. 2nd and last Wednesdays 11am. Helen Gardner 01728 453993

ANGLO SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF IPSWICH. Please be aware that highland dress is not required, come in comfortable clothes & a pair of soft shoes. You don't even need to bring a partner!  We have Saturday night dances at intervals throughout the year. For details of affiliated Clubs see below.  For affiliated clubs, dance programmes and events see also www.ipswichscottishdance.org

BECCLES (Scottish dancing) Wednesday evenings at The Garden Room, Hungate Church, Beccles NR34 7TT. Hilary 07501 837761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BECCLES U3A ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE GROUP. Quaker Hall. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 10.00am-12noon. Ian McIntyre 01493 488396

BREDFIELD (Woodbridge Group Scottish dancing) Wednesday evenings Bredfield Village Hall, The Street, Bredfield, IP13 6AX Chris Dix (teacher) 01473 890537 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

BURY BAL. French & Breton dance & music workshop: Constitutional Club, 12 Guildhall Street, BSE IP33 1PR. 4th Tuesdays (not Aug or Dec) 8pm. Jan Taylor 01842 763626 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Kellett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BURY ST. EDMUNDS: Mid Suffolk Folk Dance Club, Whiting Street Church 8pm Usually the 1st Sunday of the month. Please phone for details 01473 742015/01449 258865 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BURY REEL CLUB (Scottish dancing): Wednesday evenings at St Anselm's Hall, Mildenhall Estate, Bury St Edmunds. Ella Hollins 01440 710340

CAPEL IRISH and CEILI DANCING. St Mary's Church Hall, The Street, Capel St Mary, IP9 2EL. Beginners always welcome, no partner required. Chris Haste 01473 311615 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CEILIDHS ON THE MOVE Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN Dates: 2018 15th Sept, 20th Oct, 17th Nov. 2019: 16th Feb, 16th Mar, 20th Apr, 18th May. 01394 383328 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.cotm.org.uk

CIRCLE DANCING. Drinkstone Village Hall. Thursdays 10-11.30 am. Gentle fun dancing in a circle to music from all over the world, no partners needed. Jen Larner 01284 705548. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CIRCLE DANCING. Friends Meeting House, St John's Street, Bury St Edmunds. 1st Mondays & 3rd Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm Gentle fun dancing in a circle to music from all over the world, no partners needed, just turn up. Jen Larner 01284 705548. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DANCE FOLKUS Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Rd IP12 4AU: Harbour Lights Come All Ye Band 1st Fridays 7.30pm. Come & try dancing or playing in the Band or try calling a dance. Led by Harbour Lights musicians & lead caller Helen Howe. Rob Neal 01473 610951 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEBENHAM (Scottish dancing): Tuesday evenings Debenham Leisure Centre, Gracechurch St, Debenham, IP14 6BL. Fred Scott 01728 860934 or the Leisure Centre on 01728 861101

FELIXSTOWE (Scottish dancing): Wednesday evenings at Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Felixstowe. Libby Wragg 01473 721270

GREAT GLEMHAM (Scottish dancing): Thursday evenings at Great Glemham Village Hall. Ron Smith 01728 663767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GRUNDISBURGH FOLK DANCE CLUB. Village Hall. Mondays during term time, 7.45pm. Sally Talbot 01473 735788.

HADDISCOE (Scottish dancing): Thursday evenings at Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe. Hilary 07501 837761 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HAUGHLEY: Village Hall Mid Suffolk Folk Dance Club 7.30pm Usually every Thursday, please phone for details 01473 742015/01449 258865 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IPSWICH FOLK DANCE CLUB. St John’s URC Hall, Cowper Street IP4 5JD. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (not August) 8pm-10pm. End of season dances:Jul 18th, Dec 19th- please bring a plate of food to share. John Adams 01473 710406

IPSWICH SHIRTS ‘N’ SKIRTS. American Square dance. Wednesdays 7.30pm. Kesgrave All Saints Church Hall, (near the Bell PH). Yvonne Holcrost 01394 610548

KELSALE Village Hall: Line Dancing. Mondays 11.30am - 2pm. Sue Mallion 01728 604627

LAVENHAM SCOTTISH DANCERS. Mondays 8pm. Sep-Apr. New Village Hall. £3. John Busby 01284 830138

LUCKENBOOTH CIRCLE (Scottish dancing): 3rd Fridays Sept-April at Southgate Community Hall, Caie Walk, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QA. Jenny Banyard 01842 752060

LOWESTOFT FOLK DANCE CLUB. Wednesdays 7.30pm, St. Marks Church Centre, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad. Tony Sundram This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01493 290422

LONG MELFORD Old School: Friendship Dancers. East European dance. Wednesdays (term time) 3.00pm-5.00pm Robin Hart 01787 269613 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NACTON (Scottish dancing): Friday evenings at Nacton Village Hall, The Street, Nacton. Gillian Barella 01394 380418 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ON-Y-VA French Dance & Music Club: Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew IP17 1LL. 3rd Tuesdays 7.30-8.15pm musicians workshop led by Philip Williams  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 8.30-10.30pm dance workshop & free dance Lin Barnes 01728 602465 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RUSHMERE (Ipswich Group Scottish dancing): Tuesdays afternoons at Rushmere Village Hall IP4 3PB. Jim Cranmer 01473 710215 

STOWMARKET Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket IP14 1BE: Dancing 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7.45pm. Helen & David Howe 01473 717979 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details & dates

WETHERDEN: Village Hall. Mid Suffolk Folk Dance Club 8pm Usually the 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Fridays, Please phone for details  01473 742015/01449 258865 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Cambridgeshire

CAMBRIDGE CONTRA DANCE CLUB: Alternate Fri 8pm. www.cambridgefolk.org.uk/contra/ St Andrews Church Hall, St Andrews Road,Chesterton, CB4 1DH Hugh Stewart 01223 368641

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CLUB: www.cambridgeinternationalclub.co.uk International folk dance. 2Nd & 4th Mon 8.00pm. Gibson Hall, St Columbas Downing Place 01480 468359

CAMBRIDGE SCOTTISH SOCIETY DANCE CIRCLE: www.camscotsoc.org.uk Thurs 8pm. Unitarian Hall, Victoria Street. Donald Wilson 01954 210683

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY STRATHSPEY & REEL CLUB: cusarc.soc.srcf.net Mon ( social dance) Wed (joint with RSCDS) 8-10pm contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE ROUND (Cambridge University English Country Dance Club) round.soc.srcf.net/: Thursdays in University term 8pm. Wesley Church Hall, King St. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: Classes Tues & Wed eves. Ladies step dance monthly Sun afternoons. Highland monthly on Thur eves. Lindsey Ibbotson 07977 905291

CAPRIOL SOCIETY FOR EARLY DANCE: Tues 7.45pm. St. Mark's Church Hall, Barton Road, Newnham. Angela Dyer 01799 521257 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.capriolsociety.org

HARSTON & HASLINGFIELD FOLK DANCE CLUB Village Halls on Tues (not July&Aug). Venue & info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.circleleft.org.uk Clive Blower 01223 870741

HEARTSEASE & ST NEOTS SWEEPS & MILKMAIDS: Thur 8.15pm not summer term. Eynesbury C of E Primary School, Montagu Street, Eynesbury, PE19 2TD. Patti Pitt 01234 376278

HILTON REELS: Hilton Village Hall. First & Third Weds Oct to April 8pm. Torrie Smith 01223 264054 / 07711 147277

PETERBOROUGH FOLK DANCE CLUB: Weds 7.30-9.30pm. Meeting May, June & July. On 24th July we finish the year with a Party.  No meeting in August. Club starts again on wednesday 4th Sept. Marholm Village Hall. PE6 7JA. Christine Bunting on 01733 264524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TRIPLE A SQUARE DANCE CLUB. Fri 7.45-10.15pm.The Village Hall, High St, Hemingford Abbots. Wendy Ward This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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