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Folk Music
North West England

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Bury Met upcoming events

Thursday 27th June - The Fugitives
Friday 28th June - David Woodman
Tuesday 9th July - The Rifles
Saturday 6th July - Manchester International Roots Orchestra


Individual Clubs and Sessions with Websites

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

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

Epworth Folk and Acoustic Club

The Red Lion, Market St, Epworth

Folk at the Prospect

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

Mansfield Folk Club

Forest Town Arena,Clipstone Road West, Mansfield

Mucky Duck

Ewloe Social Club Old Mold Road, Ewloe, Deeside, Clwyd CH5 3AU

Room at the Top

The Ring o’ Bells, Ring o’ Bells Lane, Lathom Nr Ormskirk L40 5TE

Skipton Folk Unplugged

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


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



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.

Cornmarket Acoustic

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

The Eagle Inn, Salford
Third Tuesday of each month
‘All Things Considered Acoustic Session’

The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street Salford

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

Sale Folk Club

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



Biddulph up in Arms

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

Clarence Folk Club

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

Coppull Folk

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

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

Over Hulton Folk Club (First Wednesday of the month)

Over Hulton Conservative Club, St Helens Road, Over Hulton, Bolton. BL5 1AA

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.

The Navigation in Marple (First Wednesday of every month)

9 Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 6BD

Willows Folk Club

Wrea Green Institute Station Road Wrea Green Preston PR4 2PH

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 Midland
Alternate Thursdays

The Midland 19 Wellington Rd North, Stockport SK4 1HJ

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

Formby Folk / Acoustic Club
Second Thursday of the month

Formby Sports & Social Club Whitehouse Lane, Formby L37 3LT

Gregson Lane
Alternate Thursdays (Occasional specials on Fridays/Saturdays) mixture of Singers Nights +
Guest Nights.

Gregson Lane Folk Club, Nets Bar (Upstairs Room) Gregson Lane
The Village of Gregson Lane Nr Preston PR5 0AX
Tel: 01254 853929

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

Topic Folk Club

Groove Pad, 48 Saltaire Road, Shipley BD18 3HN

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

Chesterfield Folk Club

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

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

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

Bull's Head Folk Club

The Bull's Head on Church Street, Warrington WA1 2SX

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Local North West Festivals - 2024

If any Festival Organiser wishes to add their details to this site
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9th - 10th February

Love Folk Fest 2024 The Atkinson, Lord St Southport

24th February

Chester Folk Day Chester, CH2 3AU, Cheshire





15th - 17th March

Bowness Bay Blues

23rd - 24th March

Medieval Music in the Dales - Bolton Castle and Redmire, Yorkshire ** Virtual Evevnt

29th - 31st March

Sheffield Folk Sessions





28th – 30th April

Todmorden Folk Festival

28th April - 1st May







3rd - 6th May

Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Chetworth Deer Park, Cheshire

3rd - 6th May

Scandimoot - Clapham & Settle, Yorkshire

3rd - 5th May

Todmorden Folk Festival

10th - 12th May

Holmfirth Folk Festival

18th May

Clough Day Does Folk - St Marys Flower Park, Prestwich Manchester

13th - 19th May

Words & Music Festival Nantwich

23rd - 26th May

Bearded Theory Festival Catton Hall Derbyshire

24th - 27th May

Chester Folk Festival - Kelsall, Cheshire

25th May - 8th June

Swaledale Festival - Swaledale, Yorkshire







20th - 30th June

Lymm Festival

20th - 23rd June

Towerfest, Drax nr Selby, Yorkshire

21st - 23rd June

Beverley Folk Festival

21st - 23rd June

Moor and Coast Session - Whitby

28th - 30th June

Exile Music Festival Darley Dale, Derbyshire

30th June

Preston Folk Festival







5th - 7th July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

5th - 6th July

Moonbeams Rose Farm, Kelk

12th - 14th July

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival

12th - 14th July

Great North Folk Festival - Botton Village, Yorkshire

19th - 21st July

Stainsby Festival - Stainsby, Derbyshire

22nd - 28th July

Celtic Gathering Isle of Man - Peel, Isle of Man

27th & - 28th July

Lowther Pavilion's Folk, Roots & Maritime Festival Lytham St Annes






2nd - 4th August

Underneath the Stars - Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne near Barnsley,

9th - 11th August

Saltburn Festival, North Yorks

9th - 10th August

The Magpies Festival - Sutton Park, Yorkshire

17th - 18th August

Just So Festival - Rode Hall, Cheshire

17th - 23rd August

Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, N.Yorks

22nd - 25th August

Cottingham Folk Festival - Cottingham, Yorkshire

23rd - 26th August

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire







5th - 8th September

Bellingham All Acoustic Music Festival - Brownrigg, Northumberland

13th - 15th September

Medieval Music in the Dales, Bolton Castle and Redmire, Yorkshire

13th - 15th September

Peace Through Folk - Ipstones Village, Staffordshire






4th - 6th October

Hartlepool Folk Festival - Hartlepool Headland, Northumberland

25th - 27th October

Musicport Festival - Whitby, Yorkshire











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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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