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Every Monday Bluegrass at The Hemingford, 158 Hemingford Rd N1 1DF (junct. with Offord Rd near Caledonian Rd bus stops; very near rail station) Tel 020 8340 4683 Caspar Cronk
Every Monday - Session from 8.30pm at The 'Foresters' (ex All Inn One), 53 Perry Vale (nr Forest Hill Station), London SE23 2NE - Gus (gus@hangtheartX.com) or Dave (davermarshall@yahooX.com) [nb please leave out the 'X' when using these email addresses]
Every Monday - bluegrass/old-time welcome at the Foundry, 13-4 Foundry St, Brighton BN1 4AT. Residents include Ben Paley
Every Monday - Contra dance workshop + dance at Hothfield Village Hall, Park Drive, Hothfield, Ashford TN26 1EQ - Contrafusion
Every Monday evening-9 p.m. start-The Foundry, Brighton-Mandy Murray Mainly Irish tunes but also some Swedish, French, English and American. Line up is Mandy Murray,Ben Paley and Jim Birch,musicians and singers welcome
Alternate Mondays bluegrass/old-time welcome - at The White Horse Bodle Street (E.Sx), Tel 01323 833243 / www.whitehorsefolk.co.uk
Third Monday evening of the month
9:00-11:00-Bridge Inn, Shoreham by Sea.
Variable so check the website.-Shoreham Sessions
The music mainly originates from the folk tradition, and might have come from England, Scotland, Ireland or elsewhere
Last Monday evening of the month
8:30-11:00-The White Horse, Maplehurst-Ring Polly Dare on 01403 248387
French tunes session, with a few poems. Tunes from England and Continental Europe very welcome as well.
Ring Polly to check that it is on during the summer.
Every Tuesday - 'Snake Mountain Review' - Americana showcase the Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3BL
Every Tuesday, Dave Toye and Friends Open Mic at the Coach House, Cowfold. Folk, Blues, songwriting plus almost any other genre of music with a bias towards more acoustic folky stuff. Info from Dave Toye 07710412118
First Tuesday evening of the month
8:00-11:00-Red Lion, Shoreham-Annie
An informal gathering of 'Last Orders' playing mostly Irish songs and instrumentals. Anyone is welcome to come and listen or play a tune or sing a song. Mostly Irish, but English and Scottish welcome.
2nd Tuesday every month Folkjam with Lucy Quinn (bluegrass/old-time welcome) at the Cross Keys, On the Green (The Kinecroft), Wallingford - 01491 835 122
2nd Tuesday every month Slow picking session with Sherryl & Gary Payne & friends at The Windmill, Church Lane, Ewshot, Nr Farnham GU10 5BJ - 01276 609954 .
2nd Tuesday every month (not June 2011) Sacred Harp singing at St Marys, Neasden Lane, London NW10 2TS - details from Michael on 07770 210067
Third Tuesday every month Grassroots & friends at the Eight Bells, Hawkhurst Moor (1m S of Hawkhurst centre) www.grassrootsband.co.uk
Third Tuesday every month Biggin Hillbillies at the Farningham Village Club, High St, Farningham (nr M20/M25 jct) - Tel John McDonagh 020 8309 5735 or see www.bigginhillbillies.co.uk
2nd & 4th Tuesday session at The Goat, Codicote, nr Welwyn - details from 07767 623831 [please check on this number before travelling far]
Most Tuesdays Dartford Ramblers, Residents at Dartford Folk Club, Dartford WMC, Essex Road (NW of town centre) - Alan/Pam 01322 222553 or see www.dartfordfolk.org.uk
Last Tuesday each month Open Mike session welcomes bluegrass & old-time music, at the Pig & Butcher, Five Ash Down (N of Uckfield) TN22 3AN; Ray Whiteway Roberts 07904 701406.
Last Tuesday each month - the Golden Lion, Alresford Road, Winchester - Richard Holland 01962 886581
Last Tuesday each month - Old Time Session at the Birkbeck Tavern (Upstairs), 45 Langthorne Road, Leyton London E11 4HL - 0799 0737 539
Third Tuesday evening of the month
8:00-10:30-Please contact Elizabeth for this month's venue .-Elizabeth Rimmington
Bring songs, tunes and storytelling - whatever you find interesting and/or want to share with us, but be prepared for us to want to learn all about it.
Wednesdays Ben Paley & friends at the Snowdrop, 119 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU - 01273 471 018 (pub)
Wednesdays (some) What's Cookin' Club at the The Sheepwalk, 692 High Road, Leytonstone E11; 020 8556 1131 / www.whatscookin.co.uk
Wednesdays Bluegrass at the Stag, Old Town, Hastings - Roger Churchyard 01424 446413 [nb Parking not easy - try Harold Road nearby]
Wednesdays Sutton Acoustic Music Club (hosts - Mike & Betty from the Acoustic Astronauts, and Victoria of the Feuding Lloyds), Sutton Cricket Club, Gander Green Lane, SM1 2EH - enquiries 07545 326534
1st Wednesday each month - Bluegrass & Old-Time session with Helen, Pat and friends at the Blue Lion, 133 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8TZ - website
1st Wednesday each month - 'Tales from the Wagon', with the Wagon Tales, at Carnivale, 2 White Church, London E1 7QR [not a session]
Second and Fourth Wednesday evening of the month
8:30-Gun & Spitroast at Horsmonden -Gavin Atkin
Free traditional music classes by Gavin Atkin. They're not sessions exactly (we tend to focus on only a few tunes each time) but they will be of interest to some of the same people.
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month Graham Anstee and friends old-time session/clogging at the Oast Community Centre, Rainham, Kent ME8 7SG (very near rail station); some workshops too, details from Graham on 01634 260281 or graham.g.anstee@btopenw orld.com [nb please leave out the space when using this email address]; website www.roots.ik.com
2nd & 4th Wednesday each month - The Pull & Pump Pickin' Party (Country/bluegrass/Americana/Old-time) from 7.30pm, host Danni Nicholls - 1-2 Clarence Gardens, Brighton BN1 2EG - www.myspace.com/getrhythmlive
Third Wednesday evening of the month
9:00-11:00-Folk By The Fireside at The Woolpack, Burgess Hill, RH15 8NN-Dan Whaley
Eclectic, acoustic singaround, with absolutely all styles welcomed. We adhere to the “All music is folk music –I ain’t never heard no horse sing” point of view.
2nd Wednesday each month Old-Time Music at the Black Horse, 55 Western Rd, Lewes, BN7 1RS - details from Michi 01273 471431 / http://oldtimelewes.weebly.com
3rd Wednesday each month Mardi Grass & friends at Frimhurst Family Home, Guildford Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6NU - Jason 077 5456 8584
Last Wednesday each month Tunbridge Wells Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Club at the Beacon Hotel, Tea Garden Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JH (off A264 East Grinstead Rd, near Rusthall); details from Rick on 01732 458261 or see page on this site
Some Wednesdays- session at the Hop Pole Inn, 83 Bicester Road, Aylesbury, HP19 9AZ - details from Roger: sdii@m ac.com [nb please leave out the space when using this email address]
First Thursday every month - The So Last Century String Band at the Snowdrop, 119 South Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU - 01273 471 018 (pub)
First Thursday every month (from October 2011) - the Kent Carters host a bluegrass and old-time music evening at St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX - 01732 458261 / www.stjulians.co.uk [also some month a Friday mid-month picking session]
Second and Fourth Thursdays every month - Chichester Acoustic Music Club, The Gribble Inn, Gribble Lane, Oving PO20 2BP - Andrew Perry: 01243 776391
Last Thursday every month Taube Marks & friends at the Duke of Monmouth Pub, 260 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA - Taube on 01865 552111 / website
First Friday evening of the month.
8.45pm - 11.30-Black Peter's Bar, Brambletye Hotel, Forest Row, E.Sussex-John Robson
tel: 01342 718730
Irish tunes[predominately with room for Scottish/English /French and songs]
First Friday every month Sherryl & Gary Payne & friends at The Windmill, Church Lane, Ewshot, Nr Farnham GU10 5BJ - 01276 609954
Third Friday evening of the month
8:00-10:30-Murrell Arms, Barnham-Mike Tristram
We start with a list of planned songs to give a shape to the evening.
Some are solo and some group/chorus, generally unaccompanied and mainly traditional Sussex.
Then we add the unexpected in to our songlist, with 'bring and sing' slots in which anyone can bring or play anything.
Saturdays Peta Webb, Ken Hall, Gail Williams and Jim Younger are among the residents at the Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, at the Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 1HR (nr Euston/Euston Sq underground) details from Sheila Miller 020 7241 8132 / http://hometown.aol.co.uk/cellarupstairs
Every fourth Sunday (next 2.1.2011) - Session with Vince Purcell & Friends at Mrs Fitzherberts, 25-26 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, 01273 682401 (pub) / 01273 729081 (Vince)
Third Sunday every month (4pm to 9pm, with main act on at about 6pm) often bluegrass/old time/country roots see comedownandmeetthefolks - at The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London WC1
Third Sunday every month - bluegrass & old-time players welcome at the Walnut Tree session, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone ME16 8SR
Every Sunday Old-Time picking session, The Harlequin, Arlington Way EC1R 1UY (nr Saddlers Wells) Tel 020 8552 8308 Frank Weston
Every Sunday - Grinch Mountain at Keenan's Bar, 89 Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill, N10 1LR - 020 8883 7174 [buses 134, 43] - some space for musicians [call Phil on 07986 285584]
Every Sunday Open Mic club welcomes bluegrass & old-time players The Fighting Cocks, Horton Kirby (nr Dartford) 01322 862299
Every Sunday - Get Rhythm Americana Unplugged - host Danni Nicholls - at the Foundry, 13-4 Foundry St, Brighton BN
First Sunday evening of the month
8:30-The Crown, Newick-Jem Cooper
Open acoustic jam session at the Crown every first Sunday of the month starting 8.30pm. We do a lot of traditional stuff but also some golden oldies etc...
Fourth Sunday evening of the month
8:00-11.00-The Plough, Lower Beeding-Bob Keeble
English music session at The Plough, Lower Beeding. Fourth Sundays not when its Christmas day. Lead by Last Man Jack, Brian Skinner, Bob Keeble Kevin Jones
Last Sunday evening of the month
7:45-The Lord Nelson, Brighton-Brian Ablett
This is a chance to join with like minded people who wish to come together on a regular basis to play and sing a variety of acoustic music based around Ceilidh, Morris, folk music, music hall, monologues, drinking songs, sea shanties and more!
Times/dates may vary so check the website."
Last Sunday evening of the month from September to May
8:00-Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden-Gavin Atkin
Starting at 8pm and continuing until it's time to sing Nellie Dean.
The style's very much mixed tunes, stepping and singing, and the material's trad and old fashioned.
They're chaired sessions with featured guests, but there's no entry charge.
Every Sunday afternoon-4:00-6:00-The Bugle, Brighton-
Predominantly Irish tunes.