Clubs, pubs, venues and events, commentators and people that continue to help folk thrive. Should you find a 'dead link' because the owner has given up or decided to sit on a beach for the rest of their life, please let us know and we'll remove it. To add your details to this page, contact FolkWords.
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- Acoustic Routes
Acoustic Routes is a venue in Cambridge run by singer/songwriter Bernard Hoskin which presents a wide range of non-mainstream music in a small concert setting.
- Ashington Folk Club
Ashington Folk Club has a mixture of residents and visitors performing everything from traditional to contemporary music, blues, classics, country and poetry.
An open mic night is held on the first Thursday of each month held in the Folk Bar from 8.30pm,come along and perform or just listen. Guest nights are held on the third Thursday of each month[check listings for artists].
- Banbury Folk Club
Folk, roots and acoustic music
every Wednesday, 8.30pm in the Miller's Bar,
The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park,
- Bournemouth Folk Club
"...bringing the best folk music to Bournemouth." Bournemouth Folk Club is located at Centre Stage in the Pig and Whistle, between the town centre and Westbourne.
- Brighton Acoustic Session
The Brighton Acoustic Folk Music Session meets at The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton on the first Monday of the month. It's an informal, round-the-room set up, with a featured guest act.
- Bude Folk Club
An acoustic Folk Club, which meets at The Falcon Hotel, Bude, in The Carriage Room, every other Sunday at 8pm until about 11pm.
In their own words: "We are a very welcoming and friendly club, where you are encouraged to come along and join in with a song, tune, recitation or two, or just listen, if you so wish. We welcome all ages and all abilities."
- Cambridge Folk Club
The Cambridge Folk Club is a live music club, embracing all styles of acoustic and folk music.
- Cheltenham Folk
Playing host to some of the country's top folk artists as well as long-term service award presentation, competitions, talks and many more unique events.
- Fiddlers Retreat
Fiddlers Retreat is a unique Irish music and culture experience. Whether you are a musician, an orchestra, a fiddle group or simply a music lover, something special is created especially for you at Fiddlers Retreat.
South Devon folk musicians, folk music, folk sessions, ceilidhs and more!
- Foggy Furze Folk Club
Meets at The Travellers Rest public house
Stockton Road Hartlepool every Tuesday evening at 8.30pm - all singers and players welcome.
- Folk in the Forest
Tanners Hatch is quite possibly the most beautiful, ‘traditional’ Youth Hostel in England, in an idyllic National Trust woodland setting in deepest Surrey near Polesden Lacey, Dorking.
- Folkwit Records
An independent record label based in Nottingham, UK. "To in some small way, support and bring to the attention of the world some wonderful and original music - an eclectic mix of styles that all loosely fall into the genre of alternative folk roots."
- Gainsborough Folk Club
"Music of the people, by the people, for the people." -- Gainsborough Folk Club intends to further the cause of Folk and ancillary music/songs, in a sustained effort to preserve the Lore of the land in musical history.
- Great Knight Folk Club
The Old White Hart, Cotton End, Northampton, NN4 8BS. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.
- Green Note
Green Note is a live music venue and vegetarian café-bar, located in Camden Town, London, with live music performances ranging from folk and blues to roots, world, jazz, country, bluegrass and singer-songwriters.
- Herga Folk Club
Although biased towards traditional song, the club books a wide range of singers and musicians ...
- Hitchin Folk Club
Folk Club of the Year...at The Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, Herts
Acoustic and Folk musical instruments
- Live in the North East
Live in the North East - LINE - presenting acoustic, roots and blues music in North Shields. LINE has one simple aim: to present the best in live acoustic, roots and blues music by artists from across the country in the friendly, comfortable setting of The Members' Bar of Percy Park RFC in North Shields.
- Magpie's Nest
Monthly Folk and Acoustic club, showcasing the entire spectrum of the music: old folk, new folk and acoustic talent, from all across Britain and beyond....
- Mayflower Folk Music
Occasional singers sessions and concerts at the The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge.
- Mike Harding
Folk icon and all-round good guy
- Nettlebed Folk Club
Located in the Village Club in Nettlebed. Many major folk acts have appeared including: Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Ralph McTell, Lindisfarne, Richard Thompson and Show of Hands to Club Acts like Vin Garbutt, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Eric Bogle and Bill Jones.
- Oxford Folk Club
At The Port Mahon, St Clements Street, Oxford, OX4 1AW Phone: 01865 202067
- Pump House Folk Club
Watford Folk Club takes place every Friday night at The PumpHouse Arts Centre. The club has a large audiences for its excellent quality guest acts and enthusiastic singers.
- Reading Folk Club
Readifolk is the folk song club of Reading and meets at 8 o'clock on Sunday evenings in The Queen's Arms, Gt Knollys Street, Reading
- Redbourn Folk Club
The Redbourn Folk Club meets on Thursday evenings from 8:15 pm to 11:15 pm ... Redbourn Folk Club is now back at the Hollybush pub, Church End, Redbourn, Herts
- Small Strings
Small Strings - all kinds of small stringed instruments! Mandolin family (mandolins, mandolas, bouzoukis, citterns), fiddles/violins, guitars, ukuleles. Ideal for folk musicians, but equally suitable for classical and jazz players. Contact: Mark and Sue Mawby, based in the Scottish Borders, about 50 miles south of Edinburgh.
- Stort Folk
Nearly Every Thursday from 8:30pm - The Church Hall behind All Saints Church
Stansted Road, Bishop's Stortford Herts
- The Goose is Out
East Dulwich Tavern - Folk is cool again, and that old stereotype of beardies with pewter tankards and fingers permanently welded to their ears has gone forever - if indeed it ever existed!
- The Ram Club
... the Ram Club, one of the finest venues in the South of England for folk, acoustic and roots music
'The most celebrated roots music venue in South/West London'...The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road,
- Union Chapel
Union Chapel, just south of Highbury Corner in Compton Terrace is one of Islington's most important buildings. A magnificent example of Victorian gothic architecture Union Chapel is today a working church, an award winning music venue and a centre for those homeless and in crisis in London. Most recently Union Chapel was voted by Time Out London readers London's No.1 Live Music Venue.
- Walthamstow Folk
Walthamstow Folk at The Plough Inn, 173 Wood Street, Walthamstow, London E17 3NU
- Wychwood Folk Club
Wychwood Folk Club, Ascott under Wychwood, Oxon
Tiddy Hall or The Swan Inn