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Mr Kite

regularly hosts some great evenings and future events include:

Monday 5th December - St Agnes Fountain - Bury Met
Sunday 15th January - Tom Russell - Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Friday 27th January - Chatham County Line - The Deaf Institute Manchester
Saturday 4th February - James McMurty - The Deaf Institute Manchester
Friday 17th February - Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express -
The Deaf Institute Manchester

For all details plus other events visit the website

Coming next to Bury Met

Bury Met is set to reopen its doors with The Young'uns on
Friday 9th December, following its recent refurbishment.

It has undergone a 4.6 million transformation following a major funding boost to renovate the historic building. Now let's support it!

Thursday 24th November - Andy White and The Band of Gold
Friday 25th November - James Hill & Anne Janelle
Tuesday 29th November - Lady Maisery
Wednesday 30th November - John Spiers
Saturday 3rd December - Martin Harley
Monday 5th December - St Agnes Fountain
Wednesday 7th December - Lancashire Christmas: Harp and a Monkey with Friends

Met Re-opens

Friday 9th December - The Young'uns

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

Co-operative Folk Club Third Monday (monthly)

Crown Hotel Platt Lane, Worthington, Standish WN1 2XF

Folk at the Prospect

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

Four Fools

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

Mansfield Folk Club

Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, NG18 2BQ

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

All Things Considered 3rd Tuesday of the month

The Eagle Inn Collier Street, Salford. M3 7DW

Belper Folk Club

The Old King's Head, Days Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1NP.

Bush Acoustic Music Club

The Bush Inn 120 Moorside Street Droylsden Manchester M43 7HL

Cornmarket Acoustic

The Cornmarket Old Ropery, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, L2 7NT

Cross Keys Folk Club

Cross Keys Llanfynydd Road, Llanfynydd LL11 5HH

Everyman Folk Club

Everyman Bistro, Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

Kiveton Park Folk Club

Kiveton Park Colliery Cricket Club, Stone Close, off Stoney Bank Drive, Kiveton Park, S26 6SQ

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

Sheffield to Edale Rambler Folk Train
(Fourth Tuesday of each month)


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

Coppull Folk

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

Cross Keys Folk Club

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


Cross Keys 13 Earle Street, Liverpool L3 9NS

Formby Folk Club (First Wednesday of the month)

The Gild Hall Church Rd Formby L37 3NG

Garstang Unplugged

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

Nether Edge Folk Club

C/O Nether Edge Bowling Club, Nether Edge Road, Sheffield S7 1RU

Otley Folk Club

40 Bondgate Otley, North Yorkshire LS21 1AD

Ramsbottom Folk Club (Monthly)

Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Eliza Street, Ramsbottom BL0 0BS

Ryburn Folk Club (Last Wednesday of the month)

The Works, in Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge.

Willows Folk Club

Willows Catholic (Social) Club Bryning Fern Lane, Kirkham PR4 2BQ

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

Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club
(3rd Thursday in the month)

The Old Derby Gaol, Friargate, Derby

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

Formby Folk / Acoustic Club Second Thursday of the month Formby Sports & Social Club Whitehouse Lane, Formby L37 3LT

Gregson Lane

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

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

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


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

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

Folk at the Barlow (formerly Bromley Cross Folk Club)

The Barlow Institute Bolton Road, Edgworth BL7 0AP

The Beehive Folk Club

Harthill, Sheffield S26 7YH


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

Carlisle Folk & Blues

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

Chesterfield Folk Club

Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell St., Chesterfield S40 1QN


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

Gainsborough Folk Club

Melrose Club Melrose Road, Gainsborough, DN21 2SA,

Grove Folk Club, Leeds

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

Liverpool Acoustic Live - 4th Friday of the month

View Two Gallery 23 Matthew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE


Harlequin Theatre, Queen St, Northwich, CW9 5JN

Pete Ryder and Friends - Occasional Fridays

White Lion 242 Manchester Road, Swinton M27 4TS

Porkies Folk Club

Poynton Brittish Legion, Geoges Road West, Poynton Cheshire

Roots Music Club ( Formally The Rock)

Ukranian Centre, 45 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN2 4AD

Timperley Folk Club - 1st and 3rd Fridays

Timperley Taverners 43a Park Road, Timperley WA14 5AD

Westhoughton Folk Club - Occasional Fridays

Westhoughton Golf Club Long Island, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2BR


Bothy Folk Club

Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, Merseyside

Cheshire Folk Club First Sunday (monthly)

The White Bear Wheelock Street, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 0JE

Live at the Lion (Last Sunday of the Month)

The Red Lion, 10 High Street, Wath-upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7QG

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 - 2016

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




20th February

Folk Day Hoole Community Centre Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AU





4th March

Manchester Irish Festival

4th - 6th March

Moonbeams March Weekend Driffield

17th - 20th March

Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - Malton, Yorkshire

18th - 20th March

Bowness Bay Blues

25th - 27th March

Sheffield Folk Sessions





15th - 17th April

Todmorden Folk Festival

22nd - 24th April

Scandimoot Festival - Clapham Village, nr Austwick, Yorkshire

27th - 30th April

Chester Folk Festival - Cheshire

29th April - 2nd May

Wath Festival - Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire





6th - 7th May

Big Whistle Festival - The Elizabethan Suite, Bury

6th - 8th May

Langdale Charity Folk Festival - Great Langdale, Cumbria

13th - 15th May

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

20th - 22nd May

Doncaster Folk Festival - Doncaster, Yorkshire

20th - 22nd May

Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley, Yorkshire

26th - 28th May

Bearded Theory - Catton Hall, Derbyshire

27th - 30th May

Festival on the Moor - Botton, Yorkshire

27th - 29th May

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Huddersfield, Yorkshire

27th - 28th May

Ireby Festival - Ireby, Cumbria

28th May -11th June

Swaledale Festival - Swaledale, Yorkshire





2nd - 5th June 2016

Wirral Folk Festival, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

10th - 12th June

Stepping Stones Festival, Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria

3rd - 5th June

Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter, Staffs

17th - 19th June

Middlewich FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire

17th - 19th June

Beverley Folk Festival, Beverley, E.Yorks

24th - 26th June

Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - Dent, Cumbria

24th - 26th June

Exile Music Festival - 24th Jun 2016 - Sabine Hay, Darley Dale, Derbyshire

25th June

Bakewell International Day of Dance, Bakewell, Derbyshire




1st - 3rd July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival, Cleckheaton, W.Yorks

1st - 3rd July

Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend, Drax, N.Yorks

8th - 9th July

Moonbeams Festival, Wold Newton, E. Yorks

21st - 24th July

Music on the Marr, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

15th - 17th July

Stainsby Folk Festival, Stainsby, Derbyshire

22nd - 24th July

Underneath the Stars Festival, Cawthorne, South Yorks

29th - 31st July

Maryport Blues Festival - Maryport, Cumbria




12th - 20th August

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance, Billingham, Teesside

12th - 14th August

Saltburn Folk Festival, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, N.Yorks

20th - 26th August

Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, N.Yorks

26th - 29th August

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

29th - 30th August

Cottingham Folk Festival - Cottingham, Yorkshire





2nd - 4th September

Fleetwood Folk and Blues

9th - 11th September

Langdale Charity Folk Festival - Great Langdale, Cumbria

16th - 18th September

Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom Cricket Club

30th September - 2nd October

Derby Folk Festival, Derby, Derbyshire







7th - 9th October

Edgworth Folk Weekend, Edgworth, Lancs

21st - 23rd October

Musicport, Whitby, N.Yorks







2nd - 5th December

The Great British Folk Festival, Butlins, Skegness





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Other Sources

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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