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Bedford Folk Music Club The Griffin Pub 174 Bedford Road Kempston Bedford MK42 8BL Singers club meeting every Thursday at 8pm - all acoustic performers welcome. Find our Group page on Facebook - BEDFORD FOLK & ACOUSTIC CLUB.

The Milk Maid Folk Club We meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at the Constitutional Club, We have a club for people with disabilities called The Milkmaid Thursday Club which meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the apex. We are both a concert and singers club. The Milkmaid Folk Arts CIC, Venue The Constitutional Club, 12 Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1TG and the apex , Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD Contact, Terry Walden, 40 Bishops Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1TG 01284 705780, 07749 299377,

Grayshott Folk Club started up in January 2011 and usually puts on one gig a month at Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ. Often it is on the last Saturday of the month but we are flexible and change things to accommodate the artistes we want to play for us. Grayshott Folk Club is run by Des O'Byrne: 'phone 01428 607096

The Great Knight Folk Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of the month at The Old White Hart, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN4 8BS. If travelling any distance it is always safest to contact one of the organisers below to confirm that it is actually happening!

The Rose & Crown Regular Folk Sessions/Evenings at this St Albans Pub on Thursdays and Sundays.

Wandering Windward Folk Song Club Meets from Sunday 7th May till 16th July 2006 then from 24th Sept till Decmber 2006 with a full list of guests at The Comfort Hotel, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Herts Contact John 07774 909067

Hitchin Folk Club Hitchin Folk Club is one of the longest running and most respected clubs in the country and meets every Sunday at Sun Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Unicorn Ceilidhs, Hitchin, Hertfordshire high-energy ceilidhs for discerning dancers of all ages Held at Hitchin Town Hall on the last friday of the month.

The Land of Liberty, Long Lane, Heronsgate, Hertfordshire Occasional gigs at this local pub.

Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club -- Baldock & Letchworth Folk Club -- Music Live! Every Wednesday - Music starts at 8.30pmThe Orange TreeNorton Road Baldock SG7 5AW Info:  01767 683583 Email:

Stortfolk A friendly, mainly acoustic folk club that enjoys a wide range of folk music, from Traditional to Modern, with a bit of blues, music-hall and country as an occasional side order Meets nearly every Thursday evening in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. 

Redbourn Folk Club at The Cricketers A Folk Club based in Redbourn, Herts, meets every Thursday with regular guests

Unicorn Magazine Unicorn Magazine is a FREE quarterly publication for Folk Music, Song and Dance enthusiasts in the area of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the nearer parts of the surrounding counties.

Folk in Hertford, Hertford Fortnightly session meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Bedford Unplugged, Guide to whats happening and when in the Bedford area including: Folk Blues Rock Ragtime Jazz

Singaround sessions at the Bull Public house in the centre of Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire every other Wednesday night from 8:30pm to closing time
Open mic/contemporary session between folk wednesdays Contact:

Sutton Folk Club Meets monthly on Saturdays with guests at Sutton Village Hall, Sutton, Bedfordshire

Acoustic Sessions, Music at the Millstone Inn, Barnack, Peterborough Come along to the Live Music Evening on the first Tuesday of each month for an evening of superb entertainment from talented musicians. This is an open-mic session (but without the mic - this is really acoustic music.) All musical styles are welcomed: Blues, Jazz, Folk, Roots. Admission is free to performers and spectators!

Strumpets and Plucker's Acoustic night Takes place on Sundays at The Racehorse, 15 Abington Square, Northampton

The Deportee's Club, Wellingborough, northants Meets monthly at The Castle Theatre, Castle Way, Wellingborough, northants with guests

The Kontra Roots Club, Kettering, northamptonshire An evening of quality acoustic roots music held on the last Sunday of every month at the White Horse, Woodford, northants (five miles east of Kettering, just off the A14). The club aims to provide a platform where the finest acoustic musicians in the east Midlands can showcase their talent to an appreciative audience. Each month features four established or up and coming acts drawn from many musical genres, including folk, blues, country, contemporary and world music. Hosted by Kevin Buxton & Kontra Band, the evening runs from 8.00 till 11.00 and admission is free.

Woodford Ceilidhs at Dryden Hall, School Street, Woodford Halse Daventry, northants Held monthly on the fourth Saturday.

Cambridge Folk Club Meets every Friday (8:30pm) at The Portland Arms, Mitcham's Corner, Chesterton Road, Cambridge

The Mayflower Folk Club
Meets every Tuesday evening (8:30 pm) at The Portland Arms, Mitcham's Corner, Chesterton Road, Cambridge.

St Neots Folk Club Meets every Tuesday Evening at the The King's Head Hotel, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire with regular guests.

The Red Lion Folk Club, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Meet every Friday starting at 8pm with a tune session. This is followed by an open stage musicians and singers of varied abilities can perform.

Wisbech Folk Club meets 2nd Tuesday in the Rose Tavern, north Brink, Wisbech and on the 4th Tuesday in the Swan at Parson Drove, Nr Wisbech.

Norfolk Folk Directory directory and diary of folk clubs, folk-clubs, events, festivals and performers etc. is created in cooperation with the Norfolk Folk Association who have for many years produced and published much of this information on folk clubs as a printed listing.

Black Cat Music A resource for the Norfolk area providing details of forthcoming events and links

Norwich Folk Club Meet every Friday, 8.30-11.30 for singarounds and monthly national guest nights at the White Horse Inn at Trowse near Norwich

Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Regular Folk and Acoustic concerts at this arts centre.

The Locks Inn, Geldeston, Norfolk Regular folk events at this riverside pub.

The Shed, Norwich Regular sessions, concerts and more at this Norwich venue.

Blakeney Harbour Room, Blakeney, Norfolk Regular folk nights and occasional concerts or dances.

Hindolveston Village Hall, Near Fakenham, Norfolk (Map) Holds an informal folk gathering on the last friday of every month. All welcome - there are plenty of good players but you're also welcome if you can't play to listen or sing, clap etc.

Sudbury Folk Session at at The Angel Pub, Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk First thursday of the month Informal Session, bring your instruments and your voices, or just come watch and listen. Anyone welcome, any abilities. Songs, Tunes, Jams. Contact Otis Luxton at

EVERYMAN FOLK CLUB Queens,High Street, Saxmundham, Contact Mary and Steve Dickinson 01449 Meets LAST Friday of the month 8pm JANUARY TO MAY- AND SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER Booked guests every month with resident floor singers,new floor singers always welcome.

The Cut, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk Regular concerts at this Arts Centre.

Bluegrass & Country Night On the first Tuesday each month from 8 p.m. at The George, 32 High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk Come and join as if you play, sing, or just listen. Entry free, good food and drink available!

South east Folk Arts Network The role of the south east Folk Arts Network is that of enabler: offering an information, advisory, co-ordinating and networking service to the traditional arts in the region. Folk tradition and folk practice of the south east are vibrant and varied. The area is a rich patchwork of festivals, concerts, workshops, dances, music sessions, clubs and - above all - involvement.

The Ram Folk ClubA Folk Club based in Claygate, Surrey - Meets every Friday, two minutes walk from Claygate BR

Sutton Acoustic Club Hold regular concerts in Walton on the Hill, Surrey.

Bluegrass Plus Club, Coulsdon, Surrey Regular Bluegrass and other events at this club.

south west Surrey Guide A useful guide to whats happening folk wise in south west Surrey/Guildford

The Climax Ceilidh Band Glorious, orgasmic ceilidh music The Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet, Surrey Meets every Thursday Evening with regular Guest Nights

The Chanticleer,, Dorking Meets every Wednesday evening with guests

Folk in the Forest At Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, Off the Ranmore Road, Nr Dorking, Surrey Deep in the Surrey woods, away from the world, there's a small abode where travelling folkies are welcome On the second Saturday of the month, September to May, music fills the small room in front of a large fireplace Acoustic music, 'from the wood'! Players, singers and listeners of all ages welcome. 15 beds and camping Parking 0.75miles
Info: 01306 877964 or visit their website here

Staines Folk and Blues Club

Maidenhead Folk Club Meets Every Thursday The Windsor Arts Centre Well worth checking the listings!

Tudor Folk Club Meets Every Monday with guests in Chesham, Bucks, England

Marlow Bottom Acoustic Club Every Wednesday 8:30 - 11:00 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Wolverton Acoustic Club, The MADCAP Theatre, Wolverton, Milton Keynes We're open every Sunday evening from 7:30pm and entrance is £2
It's best to get there early if you're a performer to guarantee a spot. We are a very welcoming club and big supporters of emerging talent.

The Stables is Milton Keynes' premier live music venue offering excellent live music for all tastes - jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music.

Cannon Live, Newport Bagnell, Milton Keynes The Cannon Club which is now in its 5th year books live acoustic music acts such as Bluegrass, Country, Folk Music, Irish Music, in fact any kind of acoustic music that only requires the minimum of amplification so that the audience can hear the music in as near to natural sound as possible.

The Fox & Hounds 87 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes - This high street pub features Live blues, folk & jazz Thursdays & Saturdays

Oxford Folk Club Oxford Folk Club meets every Friday in the Port Mahon on St Clements from 8.30 till 11.00. We alternate guest nights and open nights throughout the year and welcome all singers, musicians and audience equally. We feature a broad spectrum of folk music including traditional and contemporary, unaccompanied and accompanied, instrumental and vocal. Please see our web site for up-to-date information, door charges, and floorspot policies. You are very welcome.

The Exeter Hall, Cowley, Oxford Weekly folk session and other gigs.

The Zodiac, Cowley Road, Oxford This central Oxford venue hosts regular Folk/Acoustic events.

Cat Weazle, Oxford Oxford's legendary performing arts club...
An intimate and magical space for musicians, singers, poets, storytellers and performance artists of every imaginable hue, who grace the stage every Wednesday night. A chance to sit, to listen, to connect, to inspire and to be inspired .

Rosie O'Grady's, 1 Park End Street, Oxford Regular gigs at this pub venue.

Spotlight Acoustic Club at the Wheatsheaf Weekly Acoustic club in the centre of Oxford.

Ride a Cock Horse Folk Club Every Wednesday, 8.30pm in the Millers Bar, The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxon

Nettlebed Folk Club Nettlebed Folk Club meets in the Nettlebed Village Club most Mondays (doors open at 8PM-ish). Nettlebed is located 4 miles N.W. of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Or to put it another way north of Reading and Maidenhead, south of Oxford with handy access from the M4 and M40 

White Horse Ceilidhs, Grove, nr Wanatge, Oxfordshire Ceilidhs held every other month.

Chipping Norton Folk Information A guide to whats going on the folk scene in Chipping Norton, Oxon including folk club dates

Wiltshire Folk Arts Wiltshire Folk Arts has sprung from Wiltshire Traditions, a small organisation based in Potterne as you may have already seen. The idea behind Wiltshire traditions was fairly straightforward and was to concentrate on collection of traditional songs, music, customs and traditions, but after careful and very long deliberation it was decided that Wiltshire needed a much more comprehensive organisation in order to promote the music and traditions that we love so much.

Swindon Folksingers Club Meets every Friday (bar July/August) with frequent guests at Gorse Hill Working Mens Club, Chapel Street, off Cricklade Road, Swindon. For further details phone Ted Poole on 01793 722335 or Eric Stott on 1793 521301

Salisbury Folk, Wiltshire Organises regular folk concerts in the Salisbury area.

The White Horse Folk Club, The Fox, Swindon St (A361), Highworth, Swindon Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month with guests

Wiltshire Folk Association

Southern Counties Folk Federation (SCoFF) Is a loose confederation of Folk Clubs, Arts Centres, Concert folk-clubs, Festivals and Organisations promoting Folk and related Acoustic Music in the southern Counties of England and the Channel Islands.

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