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The Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club

The Thursday Session At The Stute ILKESTON DE7 4AZ 8pm start The session is run once a fortnight, see below for dates. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in, there is no set agenda and you wont be pressured into performing! we just play and/or sing along together as we please. There will be all levels of players from the very good to novices, so you won't be too good or not good enough to join us and there is often a sharing of knowledge and sometimes some teaching goes on as well, all in all we are just a group of like minded people enjoying good company in pleasant surroundings. We are a friendly club always keen to see new faces, old friends and encourage new performers. We have open mic nights and we try to give everyone the opportunity to do something, be it singing, playing an instrument or something else. Although we call ourselves a folk club we enjoy many styles of music and a typical night might include traditional & modern folk music, blues, country music. We do ask that you perform live on the night, the use of recorded backing tracks is discouraged

North Central Folk Dance and Song Group is part of the Camping and Caravanning Club Folk dance and Song Group. We are a friendly group of people who like dancing, music and chatting! We hold sociable camping events all year round. We usually have a village hall on site or nearby were we hold music and dance evenings.Sometimes the hall is open most of the day and we get together to play musical instruments, sing and dance. There can be folk song and dance workshops, beginner's dance workshops, craft activities, communal dinners, tea time socials, games and quizzes. In the summer months we often have activities outside .. communal barbecues, maypole dancing, morris dancing, music sessions, organised walks. In our group there are lots of friends to be made and there is nearly always something to do!

The Poppy Folk Club meets once a month at The Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham, usually on either the second or third Sunday in the month. Come and sing. come and listen, come and enjoy some of England's finest folk musicians and singers. Come and enjoy a great pint in Lady Bay's new pub.

Brewtown Folk Club (Burton on Trent), The Old Cottage Tavern, Byrkley Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 2EG, Fridays please check website for program.

The Woodlark Folk Club, The Woodlark Inn, Church Street, Lambley, Nottingham Guest nights on the first Monday of the month followed by a Singer/Session night on the third Monday.

The Robin Hood Folk Club, Stapleford, Nottingham Meets every Saturday Night with regular guests

The Victoria, Beeston, Nottingham Regular Sunday night gigs.

Bingham Folk Club, Bingham, Nottinghamshire Meets every Friday with regular guests.

Warthog Promotions, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire Organise regular concerts in Lowdham Village Hall.

The Circle Arts Centre, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Regular concerts at this Worksop Arts Centre.

The French Horn, Potter Street, Worksop Acoustic, folk gigs every Sunday.

The Spinning Jenny Folk Club, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire Meets once a month on a friday night.

Redmile Acoustic Music Club, Barnstone Country Club, Works Lane , Barnstone , Nottingham - Second and Fourth Wednesdays "An informal friendly club where everyone is welcome to come along and play, sing or just relax and listen."

Farnsfield Folk, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire Meets every Wednesday evening.

Kirby Twins Acoustic Club, Kirby Bellars Village Hall, Kirby Bellars, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire Bi-monthly gig in a stunning village hall setting with an appreciative, listening audience. Bring your own alcohol. T: 07929 491872 or

Derby Folk "Where you can find information about Folk Music, Song and Dance around Derby, UK - Ashbourne, Ashby, Belper, Burton, Chesterfield, Coalville, Derby, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Mansfield, Matlock, Nottingham, Uttoxeter."

Derby Assembly Rooms, Derby The complex comprises The Great Hall, Darwin Suite and The Guildhall Theatre and hosts regular folk, roots and world music concerts.

The Real-Music Club, Willington, Derbyshire Open sessions every Thursday evening "A friendly, welcoming & informal gathering of musicians, singers, songwriters, poets etc. PA not provided (but we may have monitor speakers & Mics set up & you can bring your own amplification if you wish)."

Belper Folk Club, Belper, Derbyshire Meets every Tuesday with monthly guests.

The Lift Global Music Club, Glossop, Derbyshire Global beats from "Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Scotland and of course Glossop!" at this Glossop club held in a couple of folk-clubs in the town.

Club Acoustic, Buxton"Roots Music Live in Buxton, Derbyshire"

The Spa Town Country Music Club, Buxton, Derbyshire Hosts Monthly concerts at The Pavilion Gardens in this Peak District town

Acoustic Night at the Old Poets' Corner, Ashover, Derbyshire (Every Tuesday evening) "It's a great evening with a very relaxed atmosphere - no need to pre-book a slot, just come along and play. or simply listen! Anything goes music-wise; folk, blues, (acoustic) rock, pop, your own material, instrumentals, a cappella singers - everyone is welcome!"

'The Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club' Held Monthly on Thursdays at The Old Derby Gaol, Friargate, Derby, Hot food and Drinks always available. All meetings hosted by Keith Kendrick. Performance contributions welcomed from the gathered throng, please check in advance as space is often limited. Contact: Keith Kendrick - (Home) 01335 345675 (Mobile) 07885 345367 or: Paul Slater - (Home) 01332 573397 Check the clubs forthcoming dates and guests here.

The Vernon Arms Folk Club, Spondon, Derby Meets every Tuesday evening at The Vernon Arms, Locko Road, Spondon, Derby

The Queens Head 19 Chesterfield Road, Belper, Derbyshire. Check out the Music listings at this local pub

The Musician Dedicated Roots Venue Acoustic/Americana/Celtic/Folk/Blues/Jazz/R&B/World in Leicester

The Dunton Bassett Folk Club at The Red Admiral, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, every Thursday

Grand Union Folk Club Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire

The Victoria, Coalville, Leicestershire Occasional Folk Nights on a Tuesday Leicester Folk" Folk song and music around Leicester, UK" with events guide, reviews and more

Loughborough Acoustic Club The Catholic Club, Fennel Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire Meets three Thursdays a month with a mixture of guests and Open Mic Nites.

Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough Regular concerts at this recently reopened venue

Scragg End Folk Club Meets at the Shoulder Of Mutton, Oakthorpe, near Measham, north west Leicestershire We meet at 8 pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in the restaurant

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