South East Folk Arts Network
"The role of the South East Folk Arts Network is that of enabler: offering an information, advisory, co-ordinating and networking service to the traditional arts in the region.
Folk tradition and folk practice of the South East are vibrant and varied. The area is a rich patchwork of festivals, concerts, workshops, dances, music sessions, clubs and - above all - involvement."
Grayshott Folk Club, Grayshott, Nr. Hindhead (On the Hampshire/Surrey Border)
Hosts monthly concerts at The Village Hall... See the website for full details.
The Ram Folk Club
A Folk Club based in Esher, Surrey - Meets every Friday
Sutton Musicians Co-operative, Sutton Cricket Club, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey
£3 singers night / open mic, £5 guest band night
Hosts Victoria and Camilla from The Feuding Lloyds and Mike and Betty from the Acoustic Astronauts
Guest Musician each week, All acoustic acts welcome
"Down By The Riverside" a.k.a BlueGrass Staines
Staines Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 2DX
Runs the last Friday of each month (with some exceptions to avoid festival clashes etc..)
Doors open 7pm
Picking session 7.30-9pm - all instruments welcome
Live performances from guest acts from 9pm onwards
FREE ENTRY with tips/jug collection for featured acts
Open mic at The Fox Revived, Norwood Hill, Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0ET
Held forthnightly on Tuesdays
"It is an open mic so feel free to come along and play, the night will predominantly feature folk music (in all its various forms), but all genres are welcome. Allan Bailey will be the compare for the evening, it starts from 8:30pm. For any additional info please contact Duncan on 01293 862312.
Acoustic Heaven, The Cazbar, 169 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey
Great acoustic music 'open to all' night on 1st Sunday of every month. Excellent PA/sound, very friendly and supportive atmosphere Call 07932 915970 to book three songs
Bluegrass Plus Club, Coulsdon, Surrey
Regular Bluegrass and other events at this club.
Traditional pub sessions in and around Godalming, Godalming, Surrey
As it says a guide to Pub Sessions in Godalming, Nr Guildford.
South West Surrey Guide
A useful guide to whats happening folk wise in South West Surrey/Guildford
The Climax Ceilidh Band
"Glorious, orgasmic ceilidh music"
The Hogs Back Band
The Hogs Back Band is a Surrey based English ceilidh and barn dance band.
Whirling Skirmish produce a full, rich and highly rhythmic sound, far larger than might be expected from just two musicians, easily sufficient to fill any size venue and guaranteed to get toes tapping. Their repertoire is wide, including English, Scottish, Irish and American.
The Free Radicals
Based in Surrey, England, THE FREE RADICALS play folk music taking inspiration from traditional celtic music, bluegrass, Ukranian dance music, and other influences mixing it together to produce a unique sound.
The Anchor Folk Club, Byfleet, Surrey
Meets every Thursday Evening with regular Guest Nights
The Chanticleer, Dorking
Meets every Wednesday evening with guests
Folk in the Forest
At Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, Off the Ranmore Road, Nr Dorking, Surrey
Deep in the Surrey woods, away from the world, there’s a small abode where travelling folkies are welcome . . . .
On the second Saturday of the month, September to May, music fills the small room in front of a large fireplace . . .
Acoustic music, ‘from the wood’!
Players, singers and listeners of all ages welcome.
15 beds and camping Parking 0.75miles
Info: 01306 877964 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here
Staines Folk and Blues Club
"Soiree are Sue Graves, Hector Gilchrist and Steve Poole. Beautiful songs, lifted still further by lilting harmonies and liquid guitars, invoke the ambience and warm glow of a satisfying evening spent with friends."
|The Abbys Ceilidh Band|
"London's premier Irish Traditional Music Band specialising in Irish Ceilidh Dances, Irish Sessions, Concerts and Events with Mike Pelton Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin, Mike Hartes Vocals, Guitar Colette O'Dowd Accordian, Kirsten Hughes Fiddle Vocals
The band members have appeared on T.V and Radio and have performed at festivals in the U.K and Europe and released records in the States"
|The Maypole Band|
"The Maypole band are a group of acoustic musicians who have been providing music for barn dances for years & years, some of the members have been performing at these event since the 1960's. If you are stuck for ideas to provide enjoyable but alternative entertainment for an event then contact the Maypole band. The group, whilst acoustic, does provide good quality amplification & they have their own dance 'caller' who will select dances suitable for the skill level of the dancers & will, as the evening unfolds, teach more complex dances."
|Also Known as...|
a Fun Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band based in the south of England: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey, Dorset, Somerset, Avon, and Gloucestershire.
Maidenhead Folk Club
Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, 1 Chertsey Rd, Windlesham, Surrey
Held every Tuesday evening
Wokingham Folk & Acoustic Blues Club, Wokingham, Berkshire
New acoustic Folk and Blues Club with the first night being held on 16th September 2010 and every third Thursday thereafter.
The Ostrich Inn, Colnbrook, Berkshire
Roots, Jazz and Blues music sessions every Sunday lunchtime.
Reading Folk Club
Meets every Sunday at The RISC Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading
"a 5 piece band from Reading who play roots and rhythms from across Europe - from Portuguese Fado to Serbian gypsy tunes via Irish folk and Edith Piaf. Available for weddings, funerals and barmitzvahs ... and festivals, parties and pubs!"
Chesham Folk Club
Held every Monday with guests in Chesham, Buckinghamshire
“Live” music listings for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire
Empty Room Promotions
Promotes regular events in and around Buckingham.
Kingsmead House Concerts, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Regular House Concerts
Marlow Bottom Acoustic Club
Every Wednesday 8:30 - 11:00 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Also see myspace.com/marlowbottomacousticclub for details.
Wolverton Acoustic Club, The MADCAP Theatre, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
"We’re open every Sunday evening from 7:30pm and entrance is £2
It’s best to get there early if you’re a performer to guarantee a spot.
We are a very welcoming club and big supporters of emerging talent."
Stony Stratford Acoustic Session, The Bull Hotel, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire
The session takes place on the Second Tuesday of every month in the main bar of the Bull Hotel.
The Stables is Milton Keynes' premier live music venue offering excellent live music for all tastes - jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music.
Cannon Live, Newport Bagnell, Milton Keynes
"The Cannon Club which is now in its 5th year books live acoustic music acts such as Bluegrass, Country, Folk Music, Irish Music, in fact any kind of acoustic music that only requires the minimum of amplification so that the audience can hear the music in as near to natural sound as possible."
The Song Loft
"Now in its 27th year, the Song Loft hosts folk artists on a bi-weekly basic 10 months of the year (closed high summer). Artists range from local performers / bands to the national and internationally known, such as Waterson-Carthy, Vin Garbutt and Isla Blair."
The Vaults Bar Folk Workshop, Stony Stratford, Nr Milton Keynes
"Every Sunday lunchtime for more than twenty years singers, musicians, poets and others too diverse to mention have gathered here for an Open Session. Not just locals, but luminaries such as Martin Carthy and the High Level ranters."
The Fox & Hounds
87 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes - This high street pub features Live blues, folk & jazz Thursdays & Saturdays
Oxford Folk Club
Oxford Folk Club meets every Friday in the Folly Bridge Inn, Abingdon Road, Oxford from 8.30 till 11.00. We alternate guest nights and open nights throughout the year and welcome all singers, musicians and audience equally. We feature a broad spectrum of folk music including traditional and contemporary, unaccompanied and accompanied, instrumental and vocal. Please see our web site for up-to-date information, door charges, and floorspot policies. You are very welcome.
The White Horse, Stonesfield, Oxfordshire
Folk Session every Tuesday evening, beginners welcome.
Contact email@example.com for details
The Exeter Hall, Cowley, Oxford
Weekly folk session and other gigs.
Session at The Fleur de Lys, East Hagbourne. Oxfordshire
General tune and song session, held on the Third Wednesday of the month
The Catweazle Club, Oxford
"Oxford's legendary performing arts club...
An intimate and magical space for musicians, singers, poets, storytellers and performance artists of every imaginable hue, who grace the stage every Thursday night. A chance to sit, to listen, to connect, to inspire and to be inspired …"
Rosie O'Grady's, 1 Park End Street, Oxford
Regular gigs at this pub venue.
Wychwood Folk Club, Ascott Under Wychwood, West Oxfordshire
First and Third Saturday of the month..
Banbury Folk Club
Every Wednesday, 8.30pm in the Millers Bar, The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire
Nettlebed Folk Club
Nettlebed Folk Club meets in the Nettlebed Village Club most Mondays
(doors open at 8PMish).
Nettlebed is located 4 miles N.W. of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Or to put it another way north of Reading and Maidenhead, south of Oxford with handy access from the M4 and M40
White Horse Ceilidhs, Grove, nr Wanatge, Oxfordshire
Ceilidhs held every other month.
The Killingworth Castle, Wootton, Oxon
This village pub hosts weekly (friday) folk gigs and every other Wednesday the Goats play a regular spot.
Chipping Norton Folk Information
A guide to whats going on the folk scene in Chipping Norton, Oxon including folk club dates
Music at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Regular concerts at this Theatre venue based in Abingdon Abbey
Seend Acoustic Club at Seend Community Centre, Rusty Lane, Seend, Wiltshire
Held on the first and third Tuesday of the month, Normally £3 entrance, more for spotlight nights depending on the act. Completely acoustic, no amps.
Big name acts will be priced accordingly. Every evening has a special guest that does 1 - 1.5 hours and the other 1.5 hours is filled with floor singers and musicians. We have the biggest raffle of any music club in Wiltshire and free chocolates for everyone. Entry fee entitles you to one night temporary membership of the social club where the drinks are 30% cheaper than the pub!.
Wiltshire Folk Arts
"Wiltshire Folk Arts has sprung from Wiltshire Traditions, a small organisation based in Potterne as you may have already seen. The idea behind Wiltshire traditions was fairly straightforward and was to concentrate on collection of traditional songs, music, customs and traditions, but after careful and very long deliberation it was decided that Wiltshire needed a much more comprehensive organisation in order to promote the music and traditions that we love so much."
Swindon Folksingers Club
Meets every Friday (bar July/August) with frequent guests at Milton Road Club, Milton Road SN1 5JA. For further details phone Eric Stott on 01793 521301.
Bourne Folk, Porton Hotel, Salisbury, Wiltshire
OMeets once a month from October to May (usually the third Friday of the month) in the ambient setting of the Stable Bar of the Porton Hotel
Guests each month – floor singers always welcome.
The White Horse Folk Club, The Fox, Swindon St (A361), Highworth, Swindon
Meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month with guests
Folk at the Royal Oak, Corsham, Wiltshire
Meets every Thursday Night with occasional guests
Friday Night Folk Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Held every Friday evening with Guests.
Mr Red's Mid West cresby.com
List of clubs & sessions in the area: Exeter to Shrewsbury & Cardiff to Oxford.
Southern Counties Folk Federation (SCoFF)
"Is a loose confederation of Folk Clubs, Arts Centres, Concert Venues, Festivals and Organisations promoting Folk and related Acoustic Music in the Southern Counties of England and the Channel Islands. "