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. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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
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.  √ check timings
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
BROADS GREEN, The Walnut Tree CM3 1DT: 2nd Thursdays. Informal song & music sessions in the bar. Paul McCann 07947 217840 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 

LIVE EVENTS

Live events are starting up again and its so good to be adding events to the Diary. For some venues these will still have Covid safe requirements such as socially distanced seating and mask wearing. Other venues may have no such requirements. Please contact the venue or check their website to find out about any requirements. 

As before the Live Events Diary will contain East Anglian Events

ONLINE EVENTS

via FaceBook, YouTube & Zoom

During the Pandemic, many artistes & folk organisers have found innovative ways of taking their music on-line for virtual Folk Festivals, Front Room Concerts and Sessions. This has been very popular and has also widened accessibility of folk events to those unable to attend live venues. Several Organisations and Individuals are continuing to hold online events for this reason.

The Online Events Diary will contain online events from anywhere.

 


 

Online Events

During the Pandemic, many artistes & folk organisers have found innovative ways of taking their music on-line for virtual Folk Festivals, Front Room Concerts and Sessions. This has been very popular and has also widened accessibility of folk events to those unable to attend live venues. Several Organisations and Individuals are continuing to hold online events for this reason.

The Online Events Diary will contain online events from anywhere.

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 Diary

 

 LiveToYourLivingRoom

The Team at FolkWeekend Oxford have successfully been running regular live Zoom Concerts and are now moving the concerts to LiveToYourLivingRoom
We are keeping an eye on the LiveToYourLR events page and adding them to the listings below. Their FaceBook page is HERE

D
ougie Mclean

Streaming live from his home and Studio in Scotland every Saturday. See his FaceBook page HERE

Jo Freya - Zoom group singing Workshops

 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

 

 Diary of Online Events 2021

      2021  
  16th Oct  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Mel Biggs & Friends
  21st Oct  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Comedy Night hosted by Davie Eagle & Paul 'Silky' White
  23rd Oct  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Steel Songbirds
  26th Oct  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Salt House
  31st Oct  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Tim Ralphs: Rebranding Beelzebub
  1st Nov Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
  9th Nov Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Green Ribbons
  11th Nov Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  The Story Song Scientists
  20th Nov Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Jackie Oates & John Spiers
  29th Nov Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Chodompa Music
  4th  Dec  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Sam Sweeney Band
  6th Dec Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Belshazzar's Feast
  15th Dec  Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  Janice Burns & Jon Doran
   19th Dec    Live to Your Living Room online concert. Details HERE  The Lock In - Christmas Party

 

Online Folk Clubs, Sessions and Workshops

Mondays  Glenfarg Folk Club Online events via Zoom or FaceBook Live  Details HERE
Mondays  Sue Marchant's Ely Folk Show on Spotted in Ely Radio HERE  7-9pm
Wednesdays  Haverfolk Folk Club online  Details HERE
Fridays  Cambridge Folk Club Virtual Open Stage on Zoom  Website Details HERE FaceBook Page details HERE
Fridays  Downend Folk Club  Live event on their FaceBook page. See website HERE for details
 Thursdays  Norwich Slow Tune Sessions See FaceBook page HERE. For an event link, instructions and access to a set list and music, sign up to our newsletter here: https://eepurl.com/g44Gar  
Thursdays  Big Band Workshop with the Folk Camps Party Band Details HERE  Dates: July 23rd, 30th.  Aug 6th, 13th. 20th, 27th.

 

 

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. 


Live Events 

Live events are starting up again and its so good to be adding events to the Diary. For some venues these will still have Covid safe requirements such as socially distanced seating and mask wearing. Other venues may have no such requirements. Please contact the venue or check their website to find out about any requirements. 

As before the Live Events Diary will contain East Anglian Events

Click on individual months or All pages to see entire Events Diary

  


 

October 2021

 Fri  Milkmaid Folk Club   Grainger/Parkinson/McConville + TBA 
 Sat  2  The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Details HERE  Double Bil with Odette Mitchell & Amy Goddard
Mon 4  Colchester Folk Club, Details & Tickets HERE  John McCusker
Tues 5  Colchester Arts Centre. Details & Tickets HERE  Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson
Wed 6  The Locks Inn Community Pub, Geldeston Details HERE  Tin River
Fri-Sun 8-10  Various venue, Harwich Details HERE  Harwich Shanty Festival
Sat   9  Diss Corn Hall. Tickets HERE  Peatbog Faeries
Mon 11  Colchester Folk Club, Details & Tickets HERE  Hunter Muskett
Sun 10  Wingfield Barns. Details & Tickets HERE  Harbour Lights Trio
 Tues  12  Diss Corn Hall Tickets HERE  Spiers & Boden: The Comeback Tour
 Wed  13  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Dervish
 Fri 15  Milkmaid Folk Club  Lizzy Hardingham + TBA
Sat 16  East Anglian Traditional Music Trust Autumn Years Clubhouse, Great Yarmouth  The Yarmouth Hornpipe: Talk, Music & Step Dance with Chris Holderness, Alan Helsdon & Fiona Davis
  16 Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  Bof! Workshop & Dance
  16  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE  Ceilidh with Proper English
  16  The Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church, Beccles. Details HERE  Triple Bill with Hannah Scott (with Stefano Della Casa), Ross Burkitt & Ali Ward and Stuart Mack.
Sun 17 Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  India Electric Co
   17  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Karine Polwart
Mon 18  Colchester Folk Club, Details & Tickets HERE  Spiers & Boden: The Comeback Tour
 Wed  20  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Ralph McTell
 Sun  24  Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  The Wind in The Willows: Musical adaption by GreenMatthews
Mon 25  Colchester Folk Club, Details & Tickets HERE  Sam Lee: Old Wow+ Tour
Sat 30  The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket  Boxes and Fiddles: A Mardles Morris Workshop
Sat 30  The Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church, Beccles. Details HERE  Winter Wilson

 


 November 2021

 Fri  5  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Coig
 Fri 5  Milkmaid Folk Club  John Ward Band + TBA
   5  The Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church, Beccles. Details HERE  Edgelarks
 Sat  6  Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  Gigspanner
 Thur  11  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Show of Hands
  11  Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  Reg Meuross
Sat 13  Norwich Historical Dance at The Norwich Assembly House, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RQ  The Playford Ball with Stradivarious. MC Roy Garrington. See HERE for details
  13  The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Details HERE  The Rowan Tree
 Fri 19   Milkmaid Folk Club   Bernard Hoskin + TBA 
 Sat  20  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE  Ceilidh with The Hosepipe Band
Fri 26  Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
 Sat  27  Diss Corn Hall Tickets HERE  Belshazzar's Feast
 Sun 28  The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield. Details HERE  Finn Collinson Band
 Mon  29  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds  Skerryvore
   29  Wells Maltings. Details & tickets HERE  Gigspanner Big Band

 


December 2021

Weds 1  The Cut, Halesworth  Details & tickets HERE  Gigspanner Big Band
 Fri  Milkmaid Folk Club   Jez Lowe + David Black
 Fri  3  The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket Details HERE  Martyn Joseph
Sat 4  The Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church, Beccles. Details HERE  Megson
Mon 6  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band: Carols & Capers
 Tues  14  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Cara Dillon: Upon a Winter's Night
 Fri 17   Milkmaid Folk Club  Christmas Party
 Sun  19    
       
 Thur  23 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  An Albion Christmas
       

 


 February 2022

       
       
       
       
       
 Sat  19  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE  Ceilidh with Harbour Lights
       
       
       
Sun 27 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE Fairport Convention
       
       
       
       
       

 


 March 2022

       
       
 Weds  9 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  The Furey's
Sat 12  Diss Corn Hall Tickets HERE  Peatbog Faeries
 Thur  17 The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
 Sat  19  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE  Ceilidh with Skylarking
       
       
       

 


April 2022

 Mon  4  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Feast of Fiddles
 Fri  8  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Gretchen Peters + Kim Ritchey
       
 Sat  16  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE  Ceilidh with Ducking and Diving
       
 Sat  23  The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket Details HERE  Honey & The Bear + Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
       
       

 


 May 2022

Tue 3  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Oysterband
 Thur  5  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  Gigspanner Big Band
       
 Sat  7  The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket Details HERE  Fairport Convention
       
 Sat  21  Ceilidhs On The Move, Clopton Village Hall IP13 6QN. Details HERE   Ceilidh with Inertia Reel
   21  Wingfield Barns. Details & tickets HERE  Martin Simpson & Andy Cutting
       
       

 


 

June 2021

 Wed  8  The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Details & Tickets HERE  The High Kings
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

Please choose a county from the table on the right

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additions, deletions or amendments. Listings marked √ have been confirmed August 2021 onwards


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. Wroxham Church Hall, Wroxham. Fridays 7.30pm. Rod Purdy 01603 897299. Dancing recommences July 2021. (updated May 21)


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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