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Folk Music
North West England

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Mary Gauthier

Homegrown, Bury Met's annual festival of the finest English folk music, returns this month for another weekend of great music at venues across Bury.

Artists appearing at the festival include Fisherman's Friends, Show of Hands, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, Nizlopi, Bella Hardy, Spiro, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman and over a dozen others.

Any Trouble (Clive Gregson) Tour Dates

Any Trouble
©All the photos are the copyright of Roger Liptrot ©

December 2nd - Band On The Wall Manchester
December 3rd - Cluny Newcastle
December 4th - Hare and Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham
December 5th - 229, Venue 2 London
December 7th - Purple Weekend Leon, Spain           


Individual Clubs and Sessions with Websites

For more in depth details such as days and dates in the North West follow this link and for Yorkshire follow this one

Click on the Club Name to Link to their site

Please check with the venue before setting off as, unfortunately, changes of venue, night or even closure are often not communicated to me!.



Clwb Gwerin Conwy

Royal British Legion, Rosehill Street, Conwy, LL32 8AF

Folk at the Prospect

Prospect Inn, Weston Road, Weston Village, Runcorn, WA7 4LD

Four Fools

Crown Hotel, Platt Lane, Worthington, nr Standish, WN1 2XF

Midway (ex-Red Bull)

The Midway, 263 Newbridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2NX

Oddfellows Arms

191 Oldham Road Middleton Manchester

Room at the Top

Red Lion Hotel, Ashbrow, Newburgh, WN8 7NF

Skipton Folk Unplugged

The Narrow Boat, 38 Victoria Street, Skipton, BD23 1JE


The White Lion, 242 Manchester Road, Swinton, M27 4TS



Acoustic Collective

The Old General, 73 Crescent Road, Dukinfield, SK16 4EU

Bush Acoustic Music Club

The Bush Inn 120 Moorside Street Droylsden Manchester M43 7HL

Everyman Folk Club

Everyman Bistro, Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

Longridge Folk Club (1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month )

British Legion, Townley Road, Longridge, Nr. Preston PR3 3EA


Maghull Community Ass'n, 604 Green Lane, Maghull, L31 2JH

The Plough at Staining

The Plough Inn, Chain Lane, Staining, Blackpool FY3 0BX

Ryburn 3 Step
Last Tuesday of the Month

The Alma Inn, Cottonstones, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 4NS

Sale Folk Club

United Services Club, Southern Road, Mersey Road, Sale, Manchester M33 6HQ

Wigan Folk Club

The Fox & Goose, 37-39 Wigan Lane, Wigan, WN1 1XR



Coppull Folk

The Alison Arms,  Preston Road, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5DU

Biddulph up in Arms

The Biddulph Arms, 171 Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 6QJ

Burnley Folk Club

Kettledrum Inn, 302 Red Lees Road, Cliviger, Burnley, BB10 4RG

Clarence Folk Club

The Clarence, 88 Preston New Road, Blackpool, FY4 4H

Cross Keys Folk Club

Cross Keys, Running Hill Gate Uppermill Nr Oldham OL3 6LW

Garstang Unplugged

The Kenlis Arms, Ray Lane, Barnacre, Garstang, PR3 1GD

Otley Folk Club

40 Bondgate Otley, North Yorkshire LS21 1AD

Ramsbottom Folk Club (Monthly)

The Grant Arms Hotel, 11 Market Place Ramsbottom, BL0 9AJ

Ye Olde Man & Scythe, Bolton
(first and third Wednesday of each month )

6-8 Churchgate Bolton, Lancashire BL1 1HL
(Not strictly folk only but we do have a large number of folk musicians and folk instruments who tend to come along)



Acoustic Folk at the Nursery
Alternate Thursdays

Nursery Inn, 258 Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport SK4 2NA

Black Swan Folk Club

Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR


SW Manchester Cricket Club, Ellesmere Road, Chorlton M21 05G


The Oddfellows Arms, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5ET

Earby - Informal singaround session

Station Hotel, 123 Colne Road, Earby, Barnoldswick, BB18 6XL

Folk at Gillespies Note new venue
launching on the Thursday 25th October with Jaywalkers

Monthly - follow link for details

The Old Town Hall Tavern 5 Church Street Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7AP

Fleetwood Folk Club

The Strawberry Gardens PH Poulton Road Fleetwood FY7 6TF

Gregson Lane

Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, PR5 0FD

Heaton Mersey

Heaton Mersey Sports & Social Club, Halewood Road, SK4 3AW

Hobo's Retreat Country Music Club

Heywood Reform Club, 34 Tower Street Heywood OL10 3AA

Hungry Horse Acoustic

Whitby Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 6QF
Tel: 0151-678-9902

Lymm Folk Club
(formerly the Railway Folk Club)

Please note a 'Strictly ticket only' Club see website for details


Boathouse Pub/Restaurant, 1 The Parade, Parkgate, CH64

South Lakes Music Promotion

Sports & Social Club, Priory Road, Ulverston

Topic Folk Club

The Bradford Irish Club Rebecca Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 2RX

Wigan Folk Club

The Keepers, 279 Woodhouse Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 7TD


The Nags Head Inn, Mount Street, Wrexham, LL13 8DW



BACCA Pipes Folk Club

The Ukrainian Club, 9 Henry Street (off Cavendish St) Keighley BD21 3DR


The Dog & Partridge, 97 Palmerston Street, Bollington, SK10 5JX

Bromley Cross Folk Club

Bradshaw Cricket Club, The Rigbies, Bradshaw, Bolton, BL2 3EL.

Carlisle Folk & Blues

Sunset Suite, Carlisle Football Ground, Warwick Road, CA1 1LL


Conservative Club, 74 Main Street, Frodsham, WA6 7AU

Grove Folk Club, Leeds

The Grove Inn, Back Row David Street, off Water Lane, Leeds LS11 5PL

New Cleveland Folk Club (fortnightly)

Cleveland Hotel, Crumpsall Lane, Off Middleton Rd, Crumpsall
Manchester M8 5SR


Harlequin Theatre, Queen St, Northwich, CW9 5JN

Porkies Folk Club

Poynton Brittish Legion, Geoges Road West, Poynton Cheshire


Bothy Folk Club

Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, Merseyside

Dobcross Folk Club (1st Sunday of the Month)

The Swan Inn, The Square, Dobcross, Saddleworth, West Yorkshire OL3 5AA

Folk at the Manor
**Note change of name and venue wef 2/12/12
See folk news page
Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club

The Wallaseyans' Club, 140 Grove Rd CH45 OJF

Wooden Horse Folk Club

Plough Inn, Spa Lane, Lathom L40 6JG (temporary)

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Local North West Festivals and Contacts - 2014

If any Festival Organiser wishes to add their details to this site
Please Email me (No attachments please!)


March 2014

7th March - 17th March 2014

7th March - 8th March

14th - 16th March

15th March



11th -13th April

18th - 21st April

Sea Shanty Festival - Ellesmere Port

18th - 20th April



2nd - 4th May

2nd - 4th May

2nd - 4th May

2nd - 5th May

Scandimoot - Clapham Village Yorkshire Dales

9th - 11th May

9th - 11th May

16th - 18th May

23rd - 26th May

23rd - 26th May

Festival on the Moor - North Yorkshire Moors

23rd - 24th May

24th May - 7th June




5th - 8th June

6th -8th June

13th - 15th June

13th - 15th June

19th - 29th June

20th - 22nd June

27th - 29th June

27th - 29th June



4th - 6th July

11th to 13th July

17th - 20th July

Music on the Marr - Cumbria

17th - 20th July

Rothbury Festival Traditional Music Festival - Northumberland

18th - 20th July

Stainsby Festival

20th July

Ashbourne Highland Gathering

25th-28th July

25th-27th July



8th - 16th August

8th - 10th August

15th - 17th August

15th August

Just So Festival - Cheshire

16th - 22nd August

22nd - 25th August

29th - 31st August



11th - 14th September

12th - 14th September

13th - 14th September

19th - 21st September



3rd - 5th October

3rd - 5th October

17th - 20th October

Musicport Festival Yorkshire





7 - 9 November

Carlisle Blues and Rock Festival

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Other Sources

Trouble at' Mill A super site for Folk music in Lancashire

Any one of a number of local Folk Magazines

Mr Kite - Charity Folk Events

Mr. Kite promotes live music entertainment in the Preston/Blackburn area of the UK with all proceeds from these events going to charity. Follow the link to find out current planned events!.

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