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Bath Folk Club

organises regular events to bring the best of folk music to Bath. Please see our website for upcoming events and venues.

Bournemouth Folk Club

at the CENTRE STAGE Queens Road, BH2 6BE between Bournemouth Triangle and Westbourne village centre, Good beer Excellent sound Relaxed concert setting Please no flash or obtrusive photography doors 7pm, music 8pm, ends 10.30pm

Bude Folk Club & Stratton Folk Festival (Bude-North Cornwall, England) - Is an acoustic Folk Club, which meets at The Falcon Hotel, Bude, in The Carriage Room, every other Sunday at 8pm until about 11pm.

Swindon Folksingers’ Club keeping traditional music alive in Wiltshire with a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where anyone can come and sing or listen.

south west Gigguide Includes listings of folk gigs and sessions across the south west

The Queen Mary Sessions, Poole, Dorset English Folk Sessions held at the The Queen Mary, 68 west Street, Poole, on the last Monday of every month.

Broadside Man, DorsetThe one stop place to find out what's what in the folk world in south Dorset an a bit farther afield.

The Anchor Inn, Swanage, Dorset Regular Blues gigs and more.

Wessex Acoustic Folk Club - Wednesdays at The Greenridge, Upton, Poole, Dorset. Please check our website for further information.

Celtic Folk aims to bring the best in celtic music to the south They bring top bands to The Allendale Centre, Wimborne, Dorset, and other folk-clubs across the south of England.

Christchurch Folk musicians meet on the second Wednesday of every month in The Ship Inn, High Street, Christchurch, Dorset and on the last Wednesday of every month in the Barn Bar at Ye Olde George Inn, Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset. All are welcome to join playing traditional tunes and songs from Britain and Ireland. See for further details

Gator's Hot Gigs definitive gig guide for Blues in the south west

Bandbox, Torbay Bandbox is a group of music fans who hope to revive the live music scene for thoughtful, roots-based artists in and around Torbay. What does this mission statement mean in plain english? Well, simply that we want to see good top quality Americana, blues, country and folk acts playing in the Bay. At present that means putting on shows at Chelston Acoustic. We also would like to encourage musically sympathetic, local acts to play support to these artists.

Flaxey Green The aim of flaxey green is to promote folk music and folk musicians in south Devon by using the advantages of internet access to provide immediately available and up to date information.

"Shammick Acoustic, Combe Martin, N. Devon.  Shammick Acoustic takes place on the 2nd Saturday (Open Night) of each month. All types of music/songs are welcome, as well as poetry, stories, in fact any kind of performance. Occasional visiting performers.  On the 4th Saturday of each month Shammick Acoustic presents national/international artists in concert with pre-booked support slots.  Also occasional workshops.  All at The Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin.  More info. at"

Ottertonmill Set beside the river otter in one of devon's most beautiful valleys and just a mile or so from east Devon's magnificent world heritage coast, ottertonmill is an altogether different kind of experience. Holds concerts every Thursday nights with names you will recognise, beautiful music and beautiful surroundings

The George Hotel, south Molton, Devon Regular concerts.

Pennymoor Singaround, Mid Devon

Hyde Folk Club Meets every Monday at The Hyde Park Hotel, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon

Topsham Folk Club The Globe Hotel, Fore Street, Topsham every Sunday with regular guest nights

Stompin Dave Allen Musician based in Bridport, Dorset Stompin' Dave performs folk & blues

Billy in the Lowground what could loosely be termed Folk-Rock (think 'Weapon called the Word' era Levellers rather than 'All around my Hat' era Steeleye Span!), with an Irish influence courtesy of fiddle player

Parson Jacks Barnstaple based acoustic trio

Harberton Folk Provides a guide to whats on in the south Devon area, and organises regular concerts at the Ariel Arts Centre in Totnes.

Every Sunday Evening Live Celtic Folk musicians at the Old Firehouse Pub, 50 New north Road, Exeter, 01392 277279
6pm to 11pm Real Ales Homemade Food, Courtyard and Free Entry Guest Session musicians are welcomed

The Exe Folk Club, Cowley, Exeter Meet the third friday of each month.

he Jolie Catlin Cajun Club in Exeter is starting up again after a break of four years. There will be an introduction session held at the Phoenix, Gandy Street in Exeter on Saturday, 7 September from 2-5pm. This will cover a session on Cajun and one on Zydeco. Everyone is welcome, with or without a partner.
For further details contact :Amrik Hm: 01297 625489 - Mob: 07966 444 321/ Mary Hm: 01392 479255 - Mob: 07748 804 355

Sad Folk, Online (and email list) guide to whats happening on the folk scene in Dorset and Somerset.

The Jellied Reels Bristol-based Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band with a non-traditional attitude to traditional tunes

The PromThe Prom is an established music venue, bar & cafe in Bristol which has gone from success to success over the years. Throughout the week The Prom sees a vibrant mix of folk, blues, jazz, rock and country from local and national bands.

The Nova Scotia Folk Club Meets weekly on Mondays in the Cumberland Basin, Bristol with regular guests

CRH Music Organises regular concerts at The Saint Bonaventure's Parish Social Club, Bristol

Fiddlers Nightclub Music venue, bar & cafe in Bristol with occasional folk, roots and acoustic acts.

Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Taunton, Somerset National educational charity which provides folk, music, dance and song through its running of a National Centre for Traditional music at Crowcombe, near Taunton, Somerset. A residential centre organised in a 15th century mansion with 18th century additions, that has operated for 40 years providing folk events every week of the year. The Manors website also includes an events page, history, what's on it the west, and more

Halsway Contra Club, Taunton, Somerset This new club started in September with a grand launch and has gained new faces each time. We welcome new people to come and join us and have fun with this amazing dance evening. For map of how to get there - look at the website
Tutor MC is Ron Rudd who will take everyone, beginners, learners, newcomers through the basics of the contra movements so that anybody can join in from the word go. No need to bring a partner. Changing partners (very important every dance so that you dance with everyone) in contra dancing, is all part of the normal activity. Live music is provided by Meltdown Band to provide the driving rhythmic beat or pulse to enjoy everything at the right tempo, a high energy evening, bring a bottle of water! We meet on the 2nd Wednesday each month. Any further information needed - call Alan 01278 732202

Folk Jam Session at The Queen Victoria, Priddy, Somerset Chris and Celia Street invite musicians of all levels to join them at their Folk sessions at the Queen Victoria in the village of Priddy (on the top of the Mendips in Somerset), on the first Monday of every month. Admission is free and the beer is good!

The Frome Acoustic Club, Frome, Somerset Meets every second Saturday.

Under One Sun Organises Folk and Roots events most months in west Somerset

Musicians Nights at the New Inn, 86 west Town Road, Backwell, north Somerset Held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday every month Guest artistes every two months - every one welcome. Tele 01275 462694.

Nunney Acoustic Café, Nunney Village Hall, Nunney, Somerset First Sunday of the month*, Nunney Village Hall 2-5 pm Adults £3 Children free Open Mic Performers can email or just turn up early to get a slot. * Except December - Saturday 2nd 7.30 pm will be our Christmas Party

Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea, north Somerset Meets on the second tuesday of every month with regular well known guests.

Milverton Music Club, Milverton, Taunton, Somerset Milverton Music Club meets on the first Friday of every month all singers & musicians welcome. Regular audience of 80+ for our first Friday sessions. Special guests as announced 16th April Bluze the Band, May 3rd Ralph McTell. Check out the web site for more info.

Bridgewater Arts Centre, Brigdewater, Somerset

David Hall Arts Centre, south Petherton, Somerset The David Hall has long been associated with quality folk and roots music events, attracting the most prestigious performers, both serious and comedic, from all over the world.

The Acorn Folk Club, Minehead, Somerset Meets on the first Saturday of each month with occasional guests.

The Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset Home of the The Wyndham Blues & Roots Club Cahooty Cahooty are a four-piece band from west Cornwall playing a unique style of acoustic roots music with double bass, harmonica, guitars and four-part harmonies

Kernowfolk Website Covering details of events and folk links across Cornwall.

Old Ale House Sessions - Old Ale House Truro. Alternate Wednesdays. Cornish session with Dalla and friends (01872 271122)

Cornish session at The St Day Inn, St Day Every Thursday starting around 9:00pm

Lostwithiel Folk Jam, Weekly KING'S ARMS, FORE STREET, LOSTWITHIEL, Cornwall on a TUESDAY at 8.30pm l. Friendly historic pub, relaxed atmosphere, all traditional singers and musicians welcome.
Contact Phil Wisdom 01208 873214.

The western Hotel, St Ives Acoustic Session every Tuesday

The Rod & Line Church Road, Tideford, Cornwall Music most weekends and Cornish Folk Music every 2nd Thursday at this local pub

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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