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Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club, Whitby Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Whitby, Ellesmere Port,Cheshire CH65 6QF. Held every Thursday with guests.

The Nursery Folk Club, aka Accoustic Folk at the Nursery, meets on alternate Thursdays at 8:45. All who enjoy live acoustic music whether folk, blues or country are welcome to come along to sing and play. Or, just listen and enjoy a drink in this warm friendly club. The Nursery Inn is a lovely old pub with an excellent range of real ales. It is hard to find, being located in a quiet back street in Heaton Norris, but its well-worth the effort involved in finding it. Heaton Norris is between South Manchester and Stockport, just to the north of Didsbury Road. The Inn is only a short walk from the No 22 bus route. The club has been running since 2008, and we are one of the few outlets for folk music and blues, or indeed any form of accoustic music, in and around South Manchester and Stockport. We have many accomplished musicians on guitar, mandolin, banjo, whistles and often enjoy surprise visits from nationally acclaimed performers. The only constant, is that we all create a great evening's entertainment. So don’t be shy, you will be most welcome.See the what's on pages for dates.

Off The Starboard Bow - Liverpools regular Sea Shanty Session. Hosted By Trim Rig and A Doxy, Mick & Mary  McGarry and  Andy Kenna. The session is in the Baltic Fleet Public House and is callled Off The Starboard Bow (The Back room we use is to the right of the rounded front of the pub they call the bow.)
Dates: Last Saturday of every month -this will include Saturday 31st December, New Years Eve. 8.30pm onwards.
Venue: The  Baltic Fleet, Wapping, Liverpool,  Merseyside, L1 8DQ. The Baltic Fleet is the last surviving sailor town pub at the heart of Liverpool's historic dock land. Free Entry.   All are welcome, Singers and Listeners alike. 

Houghton Weavers folk club at the Mercury Motel, 540, Manchester Road, Westhoughton BL5 3JP tel: 01942 810904. On the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Singers night on the first Wednesday and guests on the third Wednesday. Doors open 7.30pm music 8.15 - 11pm

For Folk's Sake is a monthly folk night (usually the first Thursday of the month, but do check the site just in case - we do chop and change sometimes!) held upstairs at Kro Bar, opposite the University of Manchester on Oxford Road, Manchester. Please head to for our newly announced autumn/winter programme.

Marple Acoustic Music Night at The Navigation Pub, Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport.  An eclectic mix of folk, blues and anything you choose. Every last Tuesday in the month. 8.30 til 11ish

Weird String a wholly intriguing mixture of fiddle, double bass and acoustic guitar, bring you songs and tunes from the wide ranging genres of folk, ska, gypsy swing, heavy rock, and pop. including iconoclastic classics to contemporary original material. expect amazement, confoundment, exhilaration, dancing and sitting down

The Acoustic Tearoom, Rattan and Rush, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria Once a month we offer you our audience some of the very best artists on the folk/blues circuit today, together with a delicious home cooked supper. Check the website for their forthcoming events.

Folk in the Barn Held on alternate Fridays from 3rd June, at Rosehill Barn, Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven, Cumbria

south Lakes Music Promotions south Lakes Music Promotions is a newly formed club which aims to bring the best of live, contemporary folk music to Ulverston and organise monthly concerts at the first Thursday of the month at Ulverston Sports Club.

Furness Tradition an organisation working with traditional music and dance in south Lakeland. Also Run the Folk at the Forum events at The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

St. Annes Acoustic Roots, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire Held every Tuesday.

The Worden Arts Centre, Leyland, Lancashire *LIVE AT WORDEN 2007* *18 Concerts - The very best in LIVE MUSIC* *In association with SOUTH RIBBLE ARTS FORUM, *
*TROUBLE at' MILL & GREGSON LANE FOLK CLUB* *The atmosphere of a Folk Club with the Ambience of a Theatre* * All Concerts start at 8:00 *

Garstang Unplugged!, Garstang, Preston Monthly acoustic club

Earby Folk/Acoustic Night, Earby, Lancashire Held every Thursday Night from 8.30 til 11.30 at The Station Hotel, Colne Road, Earby, Nr Barnoldswick.

Longridge Folk Club, Royal British Legion, Townley Road, Off Berry Lane, Longridge, Nr Preston. PR3 3EA (Tel: 01772 - 783645.) 1st Tuesday of Month: Singers Night 3rd Tuesday of Month: Guest Night Brian Preston Email:

Friends of Folk helping to bring live folk and traditional music to Preston and Central Lancashire

The Plough Sessions, Staining, Nr Blackpool Previously held at The Falcon in Poulton on a Wednesday now moved to The Plough on a Tuesday a lovely typical Lancashire Country Pub with great management, Staff and Refreshments :0) Come along and have a sing, Play a Tune, Recite a Poem/Monologue or just Listen! Host: Penny Black Every Tuesday Evening from 9.00pm

Alison Arms Folk at Coppull, nr Chorley, Lancashire (Every Wednesday) Welcome anyone who wants to perform acoustically, whatever the style of music, also poetry or story telling. Starting at 9pm you will join a singaround with a wide variety of skills and experience and a friendly atmosphere. If you don't play, sing or recite you are still welcome to come along and listen.

The Clarence Folk Club, The Clarence, Preston New Road, Blackpool Meets every Wednesday with regular guests - phone 01722 683027 for details.

North West Folk - The online guide to gigs, artists, events and sessions for folk music in North West England.

LANCASHIRE FOLK The Home Pages of the Lancashire Folk Association.

Broken Token Folk Club Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at The Eagle and Child, Bispham Green, Nr Parbold, Lancashire (Location Map)

Folkal Point Joan Blackburn's Folkal Point provides a (updated weekly) guide to whats going on in the folk scene in the north west.

The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Standish Folk Club Standish Folk Club runs at The Globe, High Street, Standish, Nr Wigan on a Saturday night - check their website for dates and guests (Location Map)

Bacup Folk Club, Bacup, Lancashire Meets every Monday evening at Bacup Conservative Club.

Buskers Ball, Bolton Buskers Ball aims to promote songwriting throughout north-west England by holding a series of pub-based 'open mike' sessions where anyone can get up and perform to an audience without the restrictions put on by some of the more traditional folk clubs. Howcroft Inn Acoustic Club, Howcroft Inn, Pool Street, Bolton Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month except August with regular guests. Email for details.

westhoughton Folk ClubWeb Pages of the north west's Premier Folk Venue

The Coal Clough Pub Regular Folk Nights at this Burnley pub.

The Met Bury's Live Arts Centre, with regular Folk Concerts.

Fylde Folk Website Dedicated to folk and music in the Fylde area of England. Covering the Falcon Folk club, the Fylde Folk Festival, articles and reviews and other local (and not so local) topics.

Folk Orbit The Website That Lets You Know Where Acoustic Live Roots Music and Dance Can Be Found Near You. Folk, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Cajun, Bluegrass, World Music, Etc.  Folk Orbit Magazine  covers Cheshire, The Wirral, Liverpool, Manchester, north Wales. and County Borders

Pacific Road Arts Centre Wirral Arts centre with a healthy scattering of folk & acoustic artists in their listings.

Walton Music Club the home for music enthusiasts in Liverpool. We play bluegrass, soul, folk, R'n'B, traditional, standards, pop, jazz...the list is endless. Meets on Fridays and Sundays

Bromborough Folk Club Meets every Wednesday at the Bridge Inn Port, Bolton Rd., Port Sunlight, Wirral (8.30pm ) Singers and Performers always welcome.

Folk at the Manor, Wallasey, Wirral Meets weekly on Sundays with monthly guest nights

The Citadel The Citadel Arts Centre in St Helens, regular folk/acoustic or Country concerts

The Blue Cat Cafe Regular Acoustic Nights at this Stockport bar/venue.

Chorlton Folk Club, Manchester Held every Thursday.

Acoustic Folk at the Rugby Club, Old Aldwinians Rugby Club, Manchester Road, Droylsden, Manchester. Every other Wednesday. Closed for January reopens February 14th 2007 with a Fund Raiser for Droylsden Folk Festival 60's Folk Protest Song Night with Dave south

The Full Circle Folk Club, Shudehill, Central Manchester Held every Friday with regular guests.

Manchester Acoustic Guitar Society, Urmston, Manchester Meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Urmston Cricket Club Workshops, Open Mics followed by featured recital - see for further details.

Salford Folk Music Workshop, Salford, Gtr Manchester Simply a group of people who enjoy playing folk music together. Within the group, there is a wide range of ability from music teachers to very amateur p[ayers. We play a variety of instruments - accordions, fiddles, guitars, keyboards, whistles, mandolins, bass - you're welcome to bring along any instrument.

Manchester Ceilidh Manchesters only regular Ceilidh night.

The Tmesis Bar Regular folk & country at this acoustic venue in the centre of Manchester.

The Railway, Greenfield, Saddleworth, Gtr Manchester Regular concerts with well known names locally and nationally

Bothy Folk Club The Bothy Folk Club meets Sunday nights from September until July at The Shelbourne Hotel, Lord St west, southport at 8-15pm and has regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to 'have a go' if you want.

The Mason's Arms Folk/Acoustic Night - Anchor St., southport Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Very relaxed, informal singaround session, all abilities welcome. Cosy venue, good beer, and free butties. Contact Richard: 07841 842137 or

The Dawn Riders Country western Club Weekly club held in southport, Merseyside with regular guests.

Wigan Folk Club Holds Twice-weekly Singarounds from 9pm - Midnight on Tuesdays and Thursdays Roots/Blues/Folk/Americana club night at The Lounge at The Cinnamon Club, Bowden, Altrincham, Cheshire Held on the last Thursday of the Month £5.00 in advance (from the Cinnamon Club 0161-926-8992) £7.00 on the door Tickets : Direct from The Cinnamon Club on 0161-926-8992 Facilities : Parking at the venue, licensed bar and tapas/pub style food available most nights. Contact : Ian Mobley, Roadworks Music, PO BOX 368, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3ZB

Folk Music night, Woodford British Legion, Nr.Poynton,Cheshire Held each alternate Friday,from 9pm onwards. This session is open to all musicians/singers,and admission is free. Directions and further information can be obtained from or Tel:07940 541 434

Traditional Irish Session, The Railway Hotel, Mill Lane, Lymm, Cheshire Held every Thursday Evening 8:45 - 11:45pm Contact details .Clare Rigby 01617483367 N.B the Railway Folk Club meets upstairs and the session is held downstairs.

Parkgate Folk Club Meets on the last thursday of the month with guests (location map)

Folk at the Prospect is a Friendly club which meet on Monday nights at the Prospect Inn, in weston Village- Runcorn, in Cheshire with monthly guests

Folk Upstairs at the Dog & Partridge, Bollington, Cheshire Meets every friday from 8:30pm

Telfords Warehouse located in Tower Wharf in the centre of Chester, Cheshire - well worth checking out the music listings

Sandbach Unplugged Every Tuesday at 9 in The George, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire Floor singers more than welcome Guests twice a month

northwich Folk Club Meets every Friday at the Harlequin Theatre Queen St., northwich, Cheshire

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