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Open Session Acoustic Night at The Durham Ox, Church Street, Orston, Nottinghamshire NG13 9NS
Held on the last tuesday of the month.

The Carrington Triangle Folk Club, Nottingham
Meets every Wednesday at 8.30, doors open 8pm and have a guest every 3 or 4 weeks, but have a good number of singers and musicians for our singarounds on other Wednesdays.

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

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

The Poppy Folk Club, The Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham
Held on the third Sunday of the Month.

Kirkby in Ashfield Folk and Acoustic Club, Duke of Wellington Pub, Church Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
A lovely village pub, friendly crowd and a wide variety of styles played and sung at this informal folk and acoustic night every LAST Wednesday of the month from 8pm onwards
See their facebook group for more details..

Country, Folk, Blues and Americana every tuesday at The Lion Inn, Basford, Nottingham
Hosted by The Old Nick Trading Company

Dumbles Folk, The Dumbles" Pub, Westtorpe, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
"At the Dumbles Folk we welcome all musicians, singers, poets and listeners
Come along to this relaxed and friendly Singaround group
Held every Thursday.

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

AcornFolk, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
New folk/roots/world music venue - initially monthly Friday or Saturday gigs from September 2008.
See for details.

French Session, The Blue Bell, Gringley on the Hill, Nottinghamshire
"In existence since 2005, our session is for anyone who enjoys a good Hanter Dro, Bouree, Laride or polka! We regularly have Hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, bouzouki, concertina, acoustic bass, flute, pipes etc"

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

The Spinning Jenny Folk Club, The Stumble Inn, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham
Meets the last friday in the month at The Wheatsheaf Inn (contact number for club is Martin/Kerry on 07912601475).

The Maze, Nottingham
Worthing check the listings for Singer Songwriters, Americana Roots and a sprinkling of Folk.

Mansfield Folk Club
We meet 8.30pm every Monday at The Black Bull Hotel, Woodhouse Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2BQ
We have Singers' and Feature Nights and a monthly Guest Night
Singers’ nights - all singers, musicians and listeners welcome (£1)
Feature nights combine floor singers with an extended set from the featured artist (£1)
The entry fee for Guest nights varies £3-£5 - check website
Our UKULELE group meets weekly at 7.30pm on club nights
See our website for full details and videos taken on club nights, or contact us at
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 Acoustic, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire
Roughly monthly concerts held at Farnsfield Village Hall in Notts

Farnsfield Folk, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire
Meets every Wednesday evening.

Folk/Acoustic Night hosted by In Any Order at the Britannia Inn, Shepshed, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire
Held on the third friday of each month!
"The venue is excellent, with great acoustics and we would like to extend the invitation to anyone wishing to enjoy a good night of live music."

Normanton Acoustic Club, Normanton-on-Soar, Leicestershire
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month

The Bayou Club, Leicester
Held the last Thursday of every month.

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

The National Forest Folk Club and Festival, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire

ABC Music
Online Music Store for Leicestershire based company

Jackson Walker
"Nottingham based Simon Jackson and Jim Walker play music showing a cornucopia of folk music influences from Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria, France, England and America. Most of the music is self penned but there are traditional tunes and songs too."
Stemming from eastern roots MuHa layers and mixes the sounds of different traditions, influenced by the multicultural society that they inhabit in the UK. The band is a great live act, entertaining with musicianship and engaging with audiences through a variety of languages and catchy grooves.
Beggars Belief!
East Midlands based ceilidh band - play at festivals and private events.
For more information visit:
Black Rat
Leicestershire band who play a "mix of original material, rock and folk, a 'New English' style combining modern and traditional elements."
Mine's a Pint
East Midlands Based Ceilidh Band
Cruel Sister
Leicestershires Best Celtic/Folk-Rock Band!
The Bouviers
Acoustic Roots Trio
'Some Like It Hot'
'Some Like It Hot' are an established ceilidh band from Chesterfield in Derbyshire that has played locally for many years.
The band is made up of electric fiddle, guitar, bass, saxophone and drums, giving a good mix of traditional sounds with a more modern feel and comes complete with an experienced caller to tell you what to do! Available for weddings, parties, barn dances, anniversaries, social events, fund-raisers … small or large!
The Hoi Polloi
We are a collection of performers who are available for clubs and festivals. We're all based in the Derbyshire area and between us we sing, play and recite a range of material both traditional and contemporary, much of which we write ourselves. A spot from us will be full of fun and humour, but will also make the listener think and maybe even shed a tear."
Kuiper Belt
Kuiper Belt are a Nottingham based band with influences ranging from jazz, folk and Americana, through to rock and pop.
The Harbour Lights
"The charm of English acoustic music shines through this six piece group with stunning vocals from Bethan Court” Mick Peat – Folkwaves, BBC in the Midlands
Nottingham based five piece band TANGATA play mostly original tunes with a couple of traditional reels and songs thrown in for good measure.
Shamus O'Blivion
"This highly entertaining band have earned themselves a reputation across the country for playing Rock influenced Celtic Music (traditional Irish & Scottish) in a hard edged, fast and cheeky style. Whipping up a storm among the audience, frenzied dancing and serious foot stomping is the norm."
The Old Nick Trading Company
Country/Folk/Americana from this Nottingham quartet
The Corndodgers
Nottingham based six piece playing mainly traditional north American material
Hannibal's Heroes Ceilidh Band
A tuneful ceilidh band – playing English, Irish, American & Scottish country dance tunes with verve and energy. The sort of occasion we can play at includes: village barndances, church or other group fundraisers, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, social & sports club events and company functions.
Fay Brotherhood
Fay Brotherhood is an original folk singer/songwriter, originating from Coalville in Leicestershire, currently residing in Nottinghamshire. She possesses a unique style of traditional English folk musicianship. Her songs, imbued with the essence of the traditional bard, encompass interpretations of traditional folk numbers, alongside her own songs; the topics of which reflect her love and passion for Charnwood Forest and rural England in all its seasons, traditions, wildlife and history.
The Ermine Street Ceilidh Band
"The Ermine Street Ceilidh Band is led by Bill Wilson & Steve Taylor who, together with other local talented musicians, provide a unique blend of Celtic and English Ceilidh Sounds with a hint of Americana. The band is based in Lincolnshire through which runs the ancient Roman Road of Ermine Street, hence the name."

"Belzebub is a group of talented and experienced musicians, who specialise in the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and America."

East Midlands based Folk Rock Band.
Marc Block
East Midlands based Guitarist and Singer
Haywood & Newman
Chesterfield based acoustic duo

Sessions at the Vernon Arms, Main Road,Sudbury, Derbyshire

Second Sunday of every month, 12.30 to 3pm
All musicians welcome regardless of ability.
Hosts Jan Rockett and Keith Kendrick.
Excellent food available until 4pm. Roaring log fires.
Not to mention a fine selection of real ales…great pub!!
Jan: 01283-584869 and
Keith: 01335-345675 and
Other meal bookings: Vernon Arms: 01283 585329

Music played is mostly traditional English, although Irish, Welsh, Scottish, European, Bluegrass, Appalachian, Norse, Breton ... ... and the odd song or three ... will be welcomed.

The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow St, Burton on Trent, East Staffordshire
Held on the 2nd Friday of every month
Acoustic Music club night
A great evening of acoustic music in The Worthington Suite in association with Terry Wood

Ashover Folk & Roots Concerts, Ashover, Near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
"Xeli Promotions organise regular concerts in Ashover Parish Hall."

Chesterfield Folk Club, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Holds regular concerts usually on the second Friday of the month.

Village Folk, Chellaston, South Derbyshire
Village Folk is a monthly concert venue, promoting the best in folk, roots and acoustic music at the Lawns Hotel, in the village of Chellaston, South Derbyshire, DE73 6TB. Our concerts generally happen on a Saturday and start at 8pm with doors at 7:15pm.

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.

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

The Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club Held every Wednesday in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

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 venues in the town.

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

'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.
Keith Kendrick - (Home) 01335 345675 (Mobile) 07885 345367 or: Paul Slater - (Home) 01332 573397
Check the clubs forthcoming dates and guests here.

The Downtrodden String Band
Derbyshire based old time quintet

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

Leicester based Folk and Irish Music Duo!

Counties Folk Agency
Providing for the very best in Barn Dances, Square Dances, Ceilidhs, Hoe-downs, Morris Teams, Dance Sides and Specialist Musicians for every occasion throughout the Midlands

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

Scragg End Folk Club
Singaround/Session Every Sunday Night in Lounge Bar (8.30pm) Except Last Sunday, Guest Nights in Restaurant Room