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"This funked up folk band's sweet melodies and raucous reels blend trad and self penned fiddle tunes with bass and percussion creating a sound that’s modern yet familiar. "

Tom Goodale
Wirral based Storyteller.

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 Night at The Keg & Kitchen, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Held on the first Friday of every month, 8pm till closing time
open session, everyone welcome, in a great pub with a really friendly atmosphere!

The Hale & Hearty Folk Club, The Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthope, Cumbria.
An open door folk club of 25 years standing guaranteeing a lively and entertaing evening of both contemporary and traditional folk song in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We have a residency of ten established perfomers who host the evenings in turn.
We start at 8-30 pm on the first and third Friday of every month.

The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Regular Concerts at this Theatre.

Brampton Folk Sessions, The Howard Arms, Front Street, Brampton, Cumbria
The session/singaround takes place on the third Tuesday of the month, from 8.30pm onwards. There is no charge for entrance (just buy a drink to keep the landlady happy!) It's a friendly event and we welcome singers and musicians of all standards.

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

Lakeland Fiddlers
"The Lakeland Fiddlers formed in 2000, having grown from Adult Education classes held at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal and in Ulverston. Lakeland Fiddlers have evolved from being a class, to a community band, appearing regularly at local festivals and fairs, playing for occasional parties and weddings, appearing at the Sage Gateshead where they had the honour of playing for the “Fiddle Dance” at Fiddles on Fire in April 2007, and most recently appearing at the Furness Tradition Festival in Ulverston in July 2007."

Folk on Diversity FM, Lancaster
Broadcasts folk and acoustic music show every Friday at 1pm on Diversity FM in Lancaster. They broadcast to the local area on 103.5 FM and online via the web site -

Mr Kite Benefits
Mr. Kite promotes live music entertainment in the North West of the UK with all proceeds from these Benefit events going to charity. A £100 donation is guaranteed to charity from every Benefit and musicians are carefully selected to guarantee satisfaction.

Bromley Cross Folk Club, Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancashire
Held on regular friday evenings alternating between guest nights and singer/musicians nights.
A useful and extensive guide to folk in Lancashire including the programme for the Gregson Lane Folk Club.

Jangles Folk Club,Littleborough Conservative Club, Peel Street, Littleborough, Rochdale, Lancashire
Meeting fortnightly starting 7 September, 8.30 pm
Booked guests, resident musicians and floor performers - quiet audience first half, followed by a session in the second half.

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

Music for all Learner Folk Session
Meet on Mondays of school term 6-8pm at St Joseph's club, School lane, Brinscall, Nr Chorley, Lancashire.
We welcome any age, any ability, any instrument. contact Sorrel Harty 01254 831112 mob 07960 654226.
The sessions are organised by 'music for all'

The Worden Arts Centre, Leyland, Lancashire
*18 Concerts - The very best in LIVE MUSIC*
*In association with SOUTH RIBBLE ARTS FORUM, *
*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 Map)
Held every Thursday Night from 8.30 til 11.30 at The Station Hotel, Colne Road, Earby, Nr Barnoldswick.

Reel Gentlemen
"Reel Gentlemen create an exciting sound that will keep your feet tapping. The emphasis is on fun as they present lively self-penned and traditional Celtic/English music in a very unique way. The band members are top quality musicians with many, many years of experience working with professional and semi-professional performers."

The Blue Pig Orchestra
A Blackpool Roots Rock six piece.

Tony Robinson
Lancashire based Singer Songwriter

Crazy Folk
"Crazy Folk are a musically diverse 5 piece band from the North West, gate-crashing the folk scene with a lively blend of traditional Irish, drinking songs, 3 part harmony and instrumentals. All the members are professional musicians active in many genres of the music industry performing in Classical orchestras to Jazz and World music groups. They all share a passion for Folk and Celtic music and formed the Crazy Folk band in 2009 as an outlet for the music."

" This popular Lancashire based ceilidh and concert band has 20 years of experience playing for a wide variety of functions. Whether you're organising a wedding, anniversary party, festival, social night or folk club, Mooncoyn can provide the very best in entertainment."

The Madcap Ceilidh Band
Madcap are an exciting barn dance / ceilidh band based in Manchester and Cheshire UK.
Madcap usually appear as a 6 piece band playing melodeon, fiddle, concertina, rauschpfeife, crumhorns, percussion, keyboard, guitar and more - but not all at once! We play English, Scottish, Irish and French tunes and you can be sure of a lively evening.

The Black Cat Band
Cheshire based Ceilidh Based Band.

"Turnpike Folk Band have been on the folk scene since the early sixties! With a wealth of experience and an abundance of talent, these lads are always great value and can guarantee a great night's entertainment."

Hijinx Ceilidh Band
"A versatile folk trio based in Mid-Wales.
We play traditional Celtic, Continental and American music for sit-down (if you can!) performance, or dance."


PeakFolk, Cheshire
"Barn Dance & Ceilidh Band Peak Folk formed in 2002 and have played for Weddings, Parties, Special functions, Music Clubs and at various concerts during that time.
We play for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs in Cheshire, North Staffordshire, North Derbyshire, Manchester and South Lancashire."

Steve McCormick
Carlisle based Singer Songwriter.

The Big I Am
Liverpool based acoustic trio.

Just by Chance
Merseyside based Acoustic Duo

The Balkanics
"Popular local band playing upbeat dance music from the Balkans and beyond"

The Millstone Ceilidh band
Burnley/Blackburn based and available for Ceilidhs, Barn Dances, and Hoedowns. We perform for Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, P.T.A’s, Church and Village events

John O’Connell
Liverpool based Folk Singer Songwriter.

Rob Mason
"For many years part of the successful Lancashire Comedy Folk Group 'The Likes of Us' Rob Mason has continued the tradition of good wholesome come and have a really good do type of entertainment with a large dose of Northern humour"

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

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

Open mike night at the "Old England Forever" pub, Church street in Clayton-le-moors, nr Accrington, Lancashire Tel 01254 871506.
All styles of music most welcome. PA provided 9pm start on the first and 3rd Thursday of each month starting on Thursday 3rd Nov.
Hosted by Carol and Laurie Harrison of Jigjaz Phone 01200 424787.

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

Fylde Acoustic Circle, Open Mike Sessions at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Up the Steps, At Brown Sugar (By the Promenade Casino), Every Wednesday @ 8:00PM - Free Admission, All Musicians and Singers Very Welcome 01253 722450

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."

Chorley Folk
"Chorley Folk broadcasts a wide range of new and classic folk and roots tracks between 3 and 6pm every Sunday afternoon on Chorley FM 102.8
You can also listen live at where from this week you will be able to listen to the show for one month afterwards at your leisure.

The Clarence Folk Club, The Clarence, Preston New Road, Blackpool
Meets every Wednesday with regular guests.

Fleetwood Folk Club, Fleetwood, Lancashire
Meets every Thursday evening at The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6TF
Fleetwood Folk is a friendly gathering of enthusiasts who enjoy listening to and performing acoustic music in any style.
Caters for all types of acoustic music, from traditional English ballads, Irish jigs and reels, jazz, classical, blues, rock and roll, contemporary song writers and many other forms of music. Tell a joke or story, read a poem you are sure to find a friendly audience. In addition we have guest artists featuring some of the best acts on the scene.
We welcome all performers and especially the complete novice. Everyone is welcome to come to the gathering either to perform or to simply listen and enjoy the various styles of music on offer.
About every 6 weeks or so a guest artist appears; these range from up and coming acts to the more established performers and represent a wide range of musical styles.

North West Folk What's On
A useful guide to whats happening on the folk scene in the North West, which allows you to enter your own event details

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

Ye Olde John O`Gaunt, Market Street, Lancaster
Free gigs every Thursday evening.

The Robert Gillow, 64 Market Street, Lancaster
Folk and Blues every Thursday evening.

Palatine Fiddlers, Blackburn, Lancashire
"enthusiastic fiddle players to meet weekly in a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly, tutor-lead environment to learn and play folk and traditional music. We learn through the playing of music primarily from the rich local repertoires of Lancashire and North-West England although we regularly dip into those of Britain in general and further afield."

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

Leigh Folk Club, Leigh, Lancashire
Held on Friday Nights at Leigh Conservative Club with guests.

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.

Burnley Folk Club, Burnley, Lancashire
Meets every Wednesday at The Kettle Drum Inn, Red Lees Road, Cliviger

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

Fylde Folk Windmill Fylde Folk Website - click here to visit

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

The Family Folk Up, St Bride's Church, Percy Street, Liverpool
Once a month, The Family Folk-Up presents the best folk and roots music in Liverpool.

Sefton Park Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP Tel: 0151 726 9304
An unusual and atmospheric setting for top quality concerts held at intervals throughout the year. See our website for full details

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 Band on the Wall, Manchester
Northern Quarter venue which includes regular folk and 'world' acts in its schedule.

Folky Stuff A guide to events/sessions/clubs etc in South Manchester and the Stockport areas

Open Door Folk Club,
Failsworth, Manchester - Meets Every Sunday

The New Cleveland Folk Club, The Cleveland Hotel, Crumpsall Lane, Crumpsall, Manchester
Held fortnightly on Fridays.

Sale Folk Club, The United Services Club, Sale, Manchester
Acoustic Sesion EVERY TUESDAY and SPECIAL CONCERTS on Saturdays and Tuesdays

Chads Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle (Greater Manchester) SK8 5AU
Occasional Americana

Didsbury Singers Night, Didsbury Cricket Club, Greater Manchester
Hosted by Ransom, and held on the first Tuesday of the month, admission free, contact Ransom to pre- book a spot, singers get 15 mins/3 songs depending on numbers. It starts around 8.30/9ish and Ransom finish off the evening from around 10.15 - See for dates etc

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

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."

Live Klezmer music from Deli Babies and friends at the Kings Arms every first Thursday of each month in the bar at The Kings Arms, 9.30pm.
Contact Ros for more info on

Manchester Ceilidh
Manchesters only regular Ceilidh night.

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

Swinton Folk Club
Meets every Monday evening with regular guests at White Lion Hotel, Manchester Road, Swinton

Bothy Folk Club
The Bothy Folk Club meets Sunday nights from September until July at The Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, at 8-00pm 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

Wigan Folk Club
Holds "Twice-weekly Singarounds from 9pm - Midnight" on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Ceol Up North "Information on where to find traditional Irish music sessions, events and tuition in Manchester and beyond."
Irish Fiddlers' Celtic Sessions - Traditional Instrumental Music
Need more info call Peter Hall 07815 131 505 or John 07800 663 953

1st Tuesday in month from 9.00 ish
White Lion, Knighton, Staffs TF9 4HJ

2nd Tuesday (in winter 'Dominoes' season might be Monday, check first) Red Lion, Cheswardine, Shrops TF9 2RS

3rd Tuesday
Bhurtpore Inn, Aston, Cheshire CW5 5DQ 4th Tuesday
Blue Bell Inn, Bell o' th Hill, Tushingham, Cheshire SY13

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

Jam Seesion with Patrick from Smokey Terrain at The Plough Heaton, Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire
Every first and third Sunday Lunchtime - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Live music session in the main bar,
Bring your instruments and join in with one of the best music sessions in the North West, Country, Folk, Blues, Cajun, Bluegrass, or Play your own songs,
Bring your family and friends for a fantastic welcome
Come along and support this event and help keep music live This session is on every 1st and 3rd Sunday at the Plough

Acoustic Folk at The Nursery, The Nursery Inn, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 2NA
Held alternate Thursdays

High Lane Bluegrass and Old-Time Music, High Lane Conservative Club, Buxton Road, High Lane, Stockport, Cheshire
Monthly old time and bluegrass concerts (first friday of the month)
Doors open at 7.30 pm and entrance costs £8. More info from Tom Travis 01457 861789.

The Midway Folk Club, Stockport
Held every Monday evening with occasional guests.

Altrincham Folk Club at The Conservative Club, 24-30, Market Street, Altrincham, Cheshire
Calling all Folk Singers, Musicians, Poets, Story Tellers...
Non singers very welcome...
Open every Sunday evening
from 7.30pm until 11pm.
Entry normally £1
For more details Email either

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

Dabbers' Session, The Oddfellows Arms, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire
Held on the first Thursday of each month. A great little pub close to the canal and the town (walking distance). All singers and musicians welcome to participate.

Singaround at the Beech, Beech Road, Chorlton, Cheshire
First and Third Wednesdays
Excellent cask beer, great snug, excellent singing

Beginners Tune Session, Last Tuesday of the Month also at the Beech

Lymm Folk Club
Heatley, Lymm, Cheshire - Meets every Thursday and occasional Saturdays
Some Thursdays are at the Spread Eagle in Lymm Village - 47 Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0AG and on other Thursday we are at Lymm Rugby Club, Crouchley Lane, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0AT.
Check the website for details for a particular week.

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

Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club, Little Stanney, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Held every Thursday with guests.

Alexanders, Chester
"Alexander's is Chester’s leading music venue, putting on an amazing range of music including jazz, blues, soul, roots and rock, comedy & drama."

The Raven Folk Club, The Bear and Billet, Lower Bridge St, Chester, Cheshire
Every Sunday Night from 8.30pm
Also see their facebook page at

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

Foxes Bark
Country Dance Band, Cheshire

Flaxmere Ceilidh Band
"If you are looking to hire a barn dance band or ceilidh band, the Flaxmere Band features highly experienced and versatile musicians based in Cheshire. The band are available for events and functions throughout North West England and North Wales."

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