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Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, SE14 (0181 692 2047). New Cross tube/BR
Music 8pm. "Tuesday is Irish folk night and sessions are usually lively. Sunday nights also feature Irish bands, while other nights are variously themed, including indie rock on Wednesdays and C&W on Saturdays."

Archway Tavern, Archway Roundabout N19, T 0171 2722840
Nightly venues.

Ashburnham Armes, Ashburnham Grove SE10, Greenwich
Regular venues.

Auntie Annies Porterhouse, Kentish Town High Street
Session wednesday and Friday nights 9pm

Black Horse, 37 Wedmore Street, London N19 4RU
Session Sun 8.30pm. T 020 72720075

Boston Arms, Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park
Often traditional music in the side room.

Bull and Last, Highgate Road
Session Tuesday nights 9pm

Callaghan's Bar at Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, W1
Nightly venues.

Camden Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square
Set Dancing Session 1st Sunday 12-4pm.

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd NW1, (0)20 74852206
English Folk Dance and Song Society: venue for dances, workshops, concerts, and shop.

Charles I, Northdown Street, N1, Kings Cross
Traditional Irish Session, Thurs & Sat 9pm. Musicians welcome.

Cobden Arms, Camden High Street
Session every Sunday 9pm.

Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd. NW1, (0171)-424-0027
"Has some traditional music."

The Corrib Rest, 76-82 Salisbury Road NW6, 0181-624-3158
Traditional music from time to time.

Dukes Head, Highgate High Street
Session wednesday, Friday with Tommy McMeneman 9pm

The Fiddler's Elbow, Malvern Road London NW3 tel (0171) 4853269
Irish music at weekends - amplified bands Fri,Sat. Session Sundays 8:30-12pm open to all.

Filthy MacNastys & The Whiskey Cafe, 68 Amwell St, EC1
Shane MacGowan often sits at the bar and his Pogues gold discs are displayed on the walls. Trad sessions some nights and at weekends in the back bar.

The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, London N4 1BY
Folk Modern Acoustic Club, first Sunday.

Gambles, High Street, Harlesdon, NW 10
Traditional Irish music session Sunday 6-8pm. "Please warn folks that this is in a pretty tough neigborhood and a long walk from the Willesden Junction tube stop. The pub is just across the street from The Mean Fiddler, a venue for concerts."

Golden Lion, 88 Royal College Street (corner of Pratt Street), London NW1 (Camden Town)
Sez Fri 9.30pm. T 020 73872035

Hammersmith Irish Centre, Blacks Road, London W6 9DT, T 0181 5638232
Sez 2nd Fri 8.30pm. Ceili 3rd Sat.

Harrison Pub (Kings Cross), London
1st Sun 8pm klezmer jam session.

The Hemingford, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1, 0171-607-3303
Session Friday Night.

John Bull, 590 Chiswick High St, Chiswick W4, T 0181 994 0062
Live acoustic session Mon 8.30pm, featuring open micspots. Mon 8-12pm.

Kilkenny Tavern, 131 Merton High Street, London SW19 IDE (next to South Wimbledon tube)
Sez Tues 9pm.

London Irish Centre, Hartfield Road, London SW19
Sez 3rd Fri. Singing club 3rd Wed.

Molly Malone's, 115 Kew Road, Richmond (Kew Gardens tube, Kew Bridge station)
Sez Tues 9pm.

Musical Traditions Club, Fitzrovia

O'Neill's, Camden
Sunday traditional Irish music session 3-5pm.

O'Rafferty's, 287 High Rd, Wood Green N22, T 0181 8883653
Regular venues.

Ould Triangle, Plimsoll Road, N4
Sessions some days.

Rosie O'Grady's, Camden Road
Smallish pub with a penchant for real music sessions.

The Stags Head, Camden
Session Wed 9pm.

Swan Stockwell, 215 Clapham Rd, SW9, T 0171 9789778
Nightly venues.

Telegraph, Brixton Hill
Session on sunday nights 9pm

Upstairs at The Ritzy, Brixton Rd, London SW2 1JG
Folk Modern Acoustic Club, first Thursday.

Uxbridge Folk Club

Watermans Arms, Water Lane, Richmond
Mon 8.30pm, acoustic folk, blues, Celtic and cajun unplugged session. All musicians welcome.

Wells Tavern, 30 Wells Walk, Hampstead, NW3
Regular venues.

The Wheatsheaf, Borough Market

Whelans (Lark In The Park), 60 Copenhagen St N1, T 0171 27827140)
Regular venues.

William Wallace, 44 Blandford St W1H 3HB, 020 7935 5963
Sez Sat 9pm.

Whittington & Cat, Highgate Hill, London N19
Session Thursday Night.

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Broad Face, Bridge St., Abingdon (Oxfordshire)
Session last Sunday.

Horse and Jockey, Bath St., Abingdon (Oxfordshire)
Friday eve: A well established (over 26 years) singaround.

Miners Arms, Alfreton, 01773 832832
Sez Mon.

Kings Head, Allendale - 01434 685047
Northumbrian Music Nights 2nd & 4th Fridays.

Clennell Hall Hotel, Alwinton (Northumberland)
Clennell Hall Folk club,

Mallard, Arlesey
Session on Tuesday nights.

Smith's Tavern, Ashbourne, 01335 342264
Sez 1st Wed.

Ashington Leisure Centre, Institute Road, Ashington (Northumberland), 01670 816500
Ashington Folk Club some Thurs 8pm.

Queens Head, Temple Street, Aylesbury (Bucks)
Session every Sunday evening 8:30 pm. Irish, Scottish, English, North American and French instrumental music.


Manners Hotel, Bakewell, 01629 812092 Sez Thurs.

Marquis of Granby, Bamford, 01433 651206
Sez last Sun.

Hare & Hounds, Barlow, 0114 289 0464
Sez 1st Mon.

Trout, Barlow, 0114 289 0892
Sez Thursday, fortnightly.

Birdwell, Barnsley, 01226 743237
Sez Tuesday, fortnightly.

Thornley Arms, Dodsworth, Barnsley, 01226 287487
Sez 4th Wed.

The Hoops, Barton (Cambs)
Session/singalong the second Tuesday.

Dead Poet's Inn, Holbrook, Belper, 01332 780301
Sez Sunday, fortnightly.

Pattern Maker's Arms, Duffield, Belper, 01332 841114
Sez 1st Fri.

Talbot Inn, Belper, 01773 748997
Sez last Sun.

The White Horse, Hengate, Beverley - 01482 823743
Folk Monday.

Anchor Inn, Digbeth, Birmingham (West Mids)
Sez 2nd and 4th Sundays 9pm.

R.A.O.B. club, Birtley (County Durham) - 0191 417 5266
Folk Club Wed.

Candlelight folk+blues, Newton Aycliffe Scout Ass, Bluebell Way (County Durham) - 01325 319584

Ridley Park Hotel, Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth
Blyth Valley Musicians Workshop Sunday 6-8:30pm.

The Buskers Ball of Bolton

King's Head, Bonsall, 01629 822703
Sez last Tues.

The Waterloo, Boughton
Sez First Sunday 2pm.

The Melbourn, White Abbey Rd, Bradford
Sez Sun 9pm.

Barrel Inn, Bretton, Nr.Eyam, 01433 630856
Sez Wednesday.

The Apple Tree, Brigham
Session 3rd Wed.

The Bugle, St. Martins Street, Brighton
Session Wednesday 9pm and 1pm Sunday.

Lion and Lobster, Sillwood Street, Brighton
Session Sunday evening.

O'Neill's, Ship Street, Brighton
Session Sunday evening.

Royal Oak, St. James's Street, Brighton
Session Friday.

The Stable, 7 Albion St, Brighton, 0273-605235
A 'folk circle' on Monday nights. All kinds of music: songs, bluegrass, Irish, klezmer, etc.

Park Gate Inn, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove (Worcs)
Sez alternate Sundays 8pm.

The Crown, Buntingford (Hertfordshire)
Informal Folk club/session every Monday night 8:00. Call Penni Mclaren Walker, 0763 271515.

Bury Met Arts Centre, Bury (north of Manchester)
Venue for folk concerts.

The Oyster Inn, on the B1084, Butley (Suffolk), tel. (0394) 450790
Session Sunday evening 9pm.

Cheshire Cheese, Buxton, 01298 73135 or 78696
Sez Mon.

Old Clubhouse, Buxton, 01298 25954
Sez Wednesday, fortnightly.

Swan, Buxton, 01298 23278
Sez Thurs.


The Geldart, 1 Ainsworth St, Cambridge.
Session Thursday Night.

The Grasshopper, Mill Road, Cambridge
Session Sunday lunchtime 2pm.

The Man in the Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge
Sunday night 9.30pm Irish sessions. Cambridge Folk Club Fridays. Mayflower Folk Club Tuesdays. Frequent performances by local and national groups. Open nights about once a month.

Royal Standard, Mill Road, Cambridge
Thursday night Irish sessions.

White Swan, Mill Rd, Cambridge
Irish session.

The Rising Sun, Charlewood (near Gatwick)
Singaround in the back room on the last Wednesday. All singers and musicians welcome.

The Whitehill Centre, Chesham (Bucks)
Tudor Folk & Blues Club Mondays.

Gate Inn, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield, 01246 276923
Sez second & fourth Sunday, fortnightly.

Industry, Queen St., Chesterfield, 01246 590448
Sez Fri.

Kelstedge Inn, Kelstedge, Chesterfield, 01246 590448
Sez 1st & 3rd Sun.

Market Hotel, Chesterfield, 01246 273641
Sez 2nd Tues.

Sweeney's, Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield, 01246 275256
Sez Thurs.

The Three Stags Heads, Wardlow Mires, Chesterfield (Derbyshire)
Sessions on most saturday nights. These are usually take the form of a singaround or playaround.

The Six Bells, Chiddingly (near Hailsham) (East Sussex)
Six Bells Folk & Blues Club. Enquiries: 01825 872227.

Mornington Hall, Queens Walk, Nr Green, Chingford
Tuesday Folk Dance Club 8pm.

Blackhall Mill, Chopwell, 01207 561590
Lunchtime Musicians Session Sun.

The Sun Inn, Stockton, Cleveland. - 01642 869697
Folk Monday

New Inn, Clitheroe
Session Friday nights.

Colchester Folk Club, AcoustiCity

The Miners Arms, Blackhill, Consett (County Durham) - 01207 504882
Folk Tues.

Waggon and Horses, Coppull near Chorley (Lancashire)
Sez Tues.

Barley Mow, Cosgrove (Northants)
Session Sunday eves.

Forester's Arms, Coventry (Leicestershire)
Session Weds & Fri nights.

The Crown, Cowley High St., Cowley (nr Uxbridge)
Session 1st and 3rd Sunday eves. Mainly English tunes with some Irish/Scottish not many songs.

Comrades Club, Village Square, Cramlington (County Durham) - 01670 715106
Folk Tues.

The Red Lion, Turners Hill (Near Crawley)
Folk music every Saturday 8.00pm upstairs. Free admission with collection. Singarounds other Saturdays. Floor singers welcome. Enquiries: 01342 810291.

Coopers Arms, Coopers Lane, Crowborough (East Sussex, TN6)
Folk session 1st Saturday 7.30pm.

Daleside Arms, Front St, Croxdale (County Durham) - 01388 815162
Croxdale Folk Club Tues.


The Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington (County Durham) - 01325 369029
Folk Thurs.

The Britannia, Archer St, Darlington - 01325 319406
Darlington Folk Workshop Tues.

The Old Mill, Dearham
Session 1st Wed.

The Ropery, Deptford, Sunderland - 0191 514 7171
Folk Monday.

Brunswick, Railway Terrace, Derby, 01332 834438
Sez Mon.

Meadows Inn, Chequers Lane, Derby, 01332 383378
Sez Thurs.

Rising Sun, Willington, Derby, 01283 701656
Sez 1st & 3rd fFi.

Three Horseshoes Hotel, Doncaster, 01302 323571
Sez Mon.

Wanted Inn, Sparrowpit, Dove Holes, 01298 812862
Sez 1st Wed.

Blue Bell, Riverside Club, Driffield (North Yorkshire) - 01262 420591
Folk 1st & 3rd Thurs.

Driffield Folk Club, Driffield (East Yorkshire)
Last Thurs.

Colpitts Hotel, Durham, 0191 384 4160
Trad sessions on a Monday night. Folk Thurs.


Waiting for Sunday, Waiting Room, Station Rd, Eaglescliffe - 01642 780465
Folk Sun.

Beehive Folk Club, Hartley Lane, Earsdon (Northumberland)

The Crown, Crown Street, Eastbourne
Eastbourne Folk Club every other Wednesday 8.30pm. NO SMOKING CLUB!

Ecclesall Non-Political Club, 0114231 6779
Sez 1st Wed.

Rising Sun, Eltham High Street, Eltham
Singers and musicians Sun 8.30.

Royal Standard, Fore Hill, Ely (Cambs)
Ely Folk Club meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Often has performances, open singers' nights usually once a month.


The Bear Inn, Market Place, Faversham (Kent)
Session every Thursday 9pm, mostly of Irish music.

Foundry Arms, Fenny Startford
Irish session every Friday.

The Gun Inn, Findon
Session first Thursday, Folk at the Gun last Thursday.

Bull's Head Inn, Foolow, nr.Eyam, 01433 630873
Sez Friday, fortnightly.


The Lord Nelson, Gainford (County Durham) - 01325 320269
Folk Monday.

Cuckoo's Nest, Gawcott (Bucks)
Session second Sunday Evening.

White Swan, Greenside (Tyne & Wear)
Celtic & Northumbrian session Fridays.

Rugby Union Club, Belmongate, Guisborough (North Yorkshire) - 01642 475471
Folk Sunday.


Carpenters' Arms, Harlington
Irish sessions, ring 0582 882831 for dates.

Tap and Spile, Belford Road, off West Park, Harrogate - 01423 502875
Session Tues.

Wheatsheaf, Harlton
Session every Friday 8:30pm. Mainly song. English, traditional and contemporary.

The Causeway, Hartlepool - 01429 292868
Folk Sun 8pm.

The Ship, Harton, South Shields - 0191 567 1617
South Shields Folk Club Sun.

George Street Hall, Hastings
Ceilidh on the first Friday.

The Stables Theatre, Hastings
Hastings Folk ArtsS - Stables Music Club Third Sunday 8pm. Tel: 01424 423221 (Box Office) 01424 712574 (for details).

Wayfarer pub, Haswell (County Durham)
Folk Fri.

White Lion, Heptonstall
Session Tuesday Nights.

The Fox, Hermitage (nr. Newbury)
Session Second Thursday.

The White Horse Inn, Bodle Street Green (near Herstmonceux)
Folk every other Monday. Everyone welcome, especially Singers and Players.

Hett Arms, Hett Village, Co Durham - 01388 815036
Folk 1st & 3rd Thurs.

Ex-Serviceman's Club, off Market Place, Hexham - 01434 603696
Folk Wed.

The Tap and Spile, Hexham (Northumberland)
Northumbrian session on the last tuesday 8pm.

Irish Club, Station Road, High Wycombe (Bucks)
Wycombe Folk Club meets every Wednesday at 8:30. Guests as well as singers' nigths. For info ring Chris Coates at 0865 891813.

The Old Plough, High St, West Wycombe Village, High Wycombe (Bucks)
Session Last Wed.

Adam & Eve, Bancroft, Hitchin
Irish session Thursdays.

Gloucester Arms (Molly Malone's), Nightingale Road, Hitchin (Hertfordshire)
Live music at weekends, Irsh Trad and C&W, blues, etc.

The Greyhound PH, Codicote Rd, Hitchin
Sez 2nd Wed 8pm.

Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin
Hitchin Folk Club meets Sundays.

The Elephant's Head, Hook Green (On the B2169 Frant to Lamberhurst road)
Folk music in the bar on the second Sunday. 8.00pm - 10.30pm. Hat collection for guests. Musicians and Singers Always Welcome. Info: Alan Hibbert 01732 361636

The Nelson, Trafalgar Road, Horsham (Sussex)
Horsham Folk Club Sundays 8pm - 10.45pm (session). Enquiries - John Byng: 01293 537234 or at work 0171 238 5803.

The Lion and Lobster, Hove
Irish session on Sun nights.

Lord Byron, Hucknall, 0115 925 2157
Sez Thurs.

O'Neills, Baker Street, Hull
Music 4 nights a week.

The Dewdrop, Batts Green, Hurley (nr. Maidenhead, Berks)
Session First Sunday 12.30 pm.


Lord Nelson, Fore street, Ipswich (Suffolk)
Sessions every tuesday. People play anything from music hall stuff to Jethro Tull and REM - with a little trad here and there.


New Leathern Bottle, Jealotts Hill (nr. Bracknell)
Session Fourth Tuesday.


The Globe, Kendal
Folk & Blues Session Monday Nights.

Six Bells, Kidlington (Oxfordshire)
Session 1st and 3rd Friday.

Red Lion, Kniveton, nr. Ashbourne, 01335 343901
Sez 2nd Fri.

Seven Stars, Knowl Hill (Berks)
Session Sunday lunchtimes.


Three Mariners, Lancaster (Lancashire)
Sesssion on Wednesday nights.

King's Head, Laxfield (Suffolk)
Session held every alternate Friday 9pm.

Swan Hotel, Leek, 01538 385260
Sez 2nd Thurs.

Lewes (East Sussex): Lewes Saturday Folk Club Saturdays 8pm.

Green Dragon, Broadgate, Lincoln, 01522 513936
Sez Monday, fortnightly.

The Hunt Hotel, Church Rd., Linslade (Beds.)
Session last Thursday, mainly English.

Pack Horse Inn, Little Longstone, 01629 640471
Sez Wed.

Red Lion, Litton, 01433 620081
Sez Tues.

Durty Nelly's, Liverpool.
Occasional session on Thurs.

Pogue Mahone's, Liverpool
Sez Wed.

Queen's Hotel, Long Eaton, 0115 925 2157
Sez Thurs.

Tiger Inn, Long Eaton, 0115 978 8402
Sez Sun.

Grouse Inn, Longshaw, 01433 631352 or 620081
Sez Thursday, fortnightly.

Woolpack Inn, Riverhead, Louth (Lincolnshire)
Sez Wed 8:30pm.

Twist & Cheese, Lower Stondon
Singaround every Tuesday evening and Sunday lunchtime.


Harrington Arms, Bosley, Macclesfield, 01260 223224
Sez Fri.

The Apsley Cottage, Ardwick, Manchester
Traditional music sessions on an irregular basis.

Band on the Wall, Swan St, Northern Quarter, Manchester
Music venue and night club.

The Ducie, Lloyd St North (parallel to Oxford Road), Manchester
Sez Sat.

Irish Association Social Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Sth Manchester
Set dance classes on a Tuesday night.

Irish World Heritage Centre, 10 Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, M8, North Manchester

The Jolly Angler, Ducie Street, City Centre, Manchester
Regular tradtional Irish music sessions.

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square
Regular NW Piper's Club meetings.

The Marble Beer House, Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, South Manchester
Sez Mon.

O'Shea's, Whitworth St, Manchester
Regular gigs.

The Peveril of the Peak, off Oxford Road, Manchester
Sez Tues.

The Salutation, off Oxford Road, behind the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Sez Wed night, Sun lunchtime.

St Kentigern's Social Club, Hart Rd, Fallowfield, M14, South Manchester
Monthly "round the fire" Irish music sessions on the first Saturday.

The Plough, Marsh Gibbon (Bucks)
Session Wed eves.

The Cutty Wren, Zetland Hotel, Marske by the Sea (North Yorkshire) - 01947 840928
Folk Thurs.

Boat House Hotel, Matlock, 01773 774320
Sez Thurs.

County & Station, Matlock Bath, 01629 582188
Sez Thursday, monthly.

Derwent, Whatstandwell, nr Matlock, 01773 856616
Sez Wed.

Fishpond, Matlock Bath, 01629 581000
Sez Saturday lunchtime.

Jug & Glass, Lea, Matlock, 01629 534232
Sez Sun.

White Lion, Starkholmes, Matlock, 01629 56345
Sez Sun.

The White Hart, Mickleby, Nr Whitby (North Yorkshire) - 01642 475038
Folk Sat.

The Knights of St Columbus, Southfield Rd, Middlesbrough
Session Thurs.

The Tap & Barrel, Middlesbrough - 01642 821794
Folk on Tap 1st Wed.

The Swan, Milton Keynes village
Sunday night sessions.

The George, Molash (Kent)
Irish sez Wed 8:30pm.

Black Horse, Monkseaton - 0191 252 1380
Folk 1st Thurs.

Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head, 01629 640250
Sez Sat (occ).

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Bridge Street, Morpeth (Northumberland), Tel: +44 (0)1670 519466
The Northumbrian Pipers' Society meet at the museum on the 1st Mon evening and the 3rd Sat afternoon.

The Tap and Spile, Morpeth (Northumberland)
Sunday lunchtime (12-3pm) sessions.

Sitwell Arms, Morton, 01773 872514
Sez 3rd Sun lunchtime.

Star Inn, Moss, nr. Doncaster, 01302 700497
Sez Thurs.


The Screes, Nether Wasdale
Session every Thurs.

Coopers Arms, Bartholomew Street, Newbury
Session Third Thursday.

The Cumberland Arms, Stephen Street, Byker, Newcastle (Northumberland)
Irish sessions on Sunday lunchtimes and Wednesday nights.

Buddle Arts Centre, Wallsend, Newcastle - 01632 624276
Buddlefolk alt Fridays.

The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill, Stocksfield, Newcastle (Northumberland)
Session on the 2nd Tuesday.

The Tyneside Irish Centre, Gallowgate, Newcastle (Northumberland), 0191 284 3693
Friday night sessions.

The Tanners Arms, New Bridge Street, Newcastle (Northumberland)
Northumbrian sessions on 1st, 3rd and 5th monday.

Tanners Arms, Shields Road, Byker (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Celtic & Northumbrian session Mondays.

Newick Village Hall, Newick
Ceilidh last Saturday 8.00pm.

Rose & Crown, Silver St., Newport Pagnell (Bucks)
Session Sunday evenings.

Station Hotel, Boroughbridge Rd, Northallerton (North Yorkshire) - 01609 776705
Folk Fri.

The Old House at Home, Wellingborough Road, Northampton
Soles N' Eels Folk Club. One guest night a month, pluse one music and one song session. For info call Derek Coates 0327 843159.

Beech Tree, Beeston, Nottingham, 0115 939 9730
Sez Tuesday.

Behans Bar, Forte Crest Hotel, off Maid Marion way, Nottingham
Irish jam session on Wednesday nights.

Brittannia Inn, Nottingham
Session Thursday.

The Limelights Bar, next to the Playhouse, Nottingham
L'Assemblie Francaise on the first wednesday. Phone 115 941 8467. A gathering of midlands pipers, hurdy gurdy and box players who perform Massif Centrale type music.

O'Rourkes, off Alfreton Road, Nottingham
Session Thursday Nights.

Portland Arms, Nottingham
Sez second Monday.

Punchbowl, Mapperley, Nottingham, 0115 922 5136
Sez Thurs.

Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, 0115 937 6240
Sez Tues.

Cumby Arms, Heighington (Nr Darlington) - 01325 320269
Folk 1st Thurs.

Tocketts Mill, Nr Guisborough (North Yorkshire) - 01947 840928
Folk Fri.


Royal Oak, Ockbrook, 01332 662378
Sez 4th Wed.

The Parrot Inn, Forest Green (near Ockley, Surrey)
Chanticleer Acoustic Music Club Wednesday nights at 8.30pm. For more info contact Andy on 01306 889238

The Half Moon, Old Ryton - 01661 835273
Ryton Village Folk Club Thurs.

The Kings Head, Osmotherly (North Yorkshire), 01609 882596
Afternoon Singaround Sunday 2nd Sunday. Osmosis 3rd Wed.

The Bullingdon Arms, Cowley Road, Oxford
Open Irish folk session Wednesday evenings. Irish music (reels jigs, hornpipes), and some singing also.

The Elm/Fir (?) Tree, Cowley road, Oxford
Folk session Sunday evenings. Open session every Wednesday 9.30pm.

The Elm Tree, 163 Iffley Road, Oxford
Irish Session Tuesday evenings.

The Half Moon (in Cowley), Oxford
Folk session Sunday 1pm.

Jude the Obscure, Walton Street, Oxford
Open session every Sunday 1.30pm. Pints only 1 to musicians. All welcome.

Lucy's club, Walton St, Oxford
Session on Sunday lunchtimes every 5 weeks.

Rosie O'Grady's Irish Pub, Park End Street, Oxford
Open Session every Tuesday 8.30pm. Players perks are pints costing L1 and free sandwiches. All welcome. May also have occasional sessions on other nights.

The Six Bells, Kidlington, Oxford
Session Friday night 8:30pm.


The Grey Goat, Sandgate, Penrith
Session first Mon

Millers Arms, High Street, Pershore (Worcs)
Sez 1st Wed 9pm.

Eight Bells, 211 Lincoln road, Peterborough (Cambs)
Session every Sunday 1.30pm. Venue phone 01733 64653.

Hand and Heart, Highbury Street, Peterborough (Cambs)
Session every Thursday 8.30pm.

The Greyhound, Pica(?) (Cumbria)
Session on the 3rd Sunday. Phone 946 861 235.

Lampton Hounds, Pity Me (County Durham) - 0191 584 9127
Folk Monday.

The Thoroughbred, 6 Grand Parade, Polegate, Tel 01323 484023
Polegate Folk Club: Second Thursday 8pm. All singers and musicians welcome.

The Cock, Potterspury (Northants)
Song and tune session 2nd and 4th Thursday.

Railway Hotel, Butler St, Preston
Irish session 4th Thurs.

Footlights, New Village Hall, Pulborough
Folk Saturdays at 7.30pm. Contact 01798 812661.



McDevitt's Bar, 21 South Street, Reading (Berks)
Session First Saturday.

The Hollybush P.H., Church End, Redbourn (Hertfordshire)
The Hollybush Folk Club meets Thursdays.

Lobster pub, Redcar - 01642 475901
Session 2nd Wed.

White Hart Pub, Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch (Worcester)
Open Celtic session every Tuesday night. Saturday Folk Night Club night has 2 guests a month, other nights are singarounds.

The Dolphin, Robin Hoods Bay (North Yorkshire) - 01947 880801
Bayfolk Fri.

The Sun, London Road, Romford
Wed Folk song club.

Clifton Hotel, Bagley Moor, Rotherham, 01709 370545
Sez Thursday.

High House, Ship Hill, Rotherham, 01709 837432
Sez Mon.

Pig & Abbott, Abington Piggots, Royston (Hertfordshire)
Sessions every other sunday lunchtime 1pm. English mainly. Song and tunes.


The Swan, Salford
Sunday night sessions.

The Back Alex, Saltburn by the Sea (North Yorkshire)
Informal blues session Tues.

The Victoria Hotel, Dundas St, Saltburn by the Sea (North Yorkshire) - 07990 657018
Folk Monday.

The Cask, Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough - 01723 870801
Folk Monday

The Golden Lion, Sedgefield (Teeside), 01740 620098
Session run by the Northumbrian Pipers Soc on the 2nd wednesday.

The Wellington, Steyne Road, Seaford
Folk Club Fridays at 8pm. Non-smoking.

Bath Hotel, Sheffield, 0114 249 5151
Sez Monday.

Cobden View Hotel, Sheffield, 0114 2663714
Sez Thurs.

Dog&Partridge, Sheffield, 0114 2490888
Irish session most except Thursday.

Fagan's Pub, Broad Lane, Sheffield, 0114 272 8430
Sessions every day except Thursday (pub quiz!) 8pm plus Sunday lunch.

Gardener's Rest, Sheffield, 0114 2724978
Sez Thurs (occ. Friday).

Hallamshire Hotel, Sheffield, 0114 2664896
Sez Sun.

Hanover, Sheffield, 0114 2722721
Sez Thursday, fortnightly.

Harlequin, Sheffield, 0114 249 3069
Sez Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun.

Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield, 0114 2729463
Sez Wed.

Lescar Hotel, Sheffield, 0114 266 3857
Sez Sun.

New Barrack Tavern, Sheffield, 0114 2349148
Sez Monday, Blues Tuesday, fortnightly.

Red House, Solley St, Sheffield, 0114 2727926
Irish session Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat.

Robin Hood, Millhouses, Sheffield, 0114 273 8085
Sez Thurs.

Rivelin Hotel, Sheffield, 0114 233 3247
Sez 1st Mon.

Sportsman, Sheffield, 0114 2344078
Sez Sat.

St. Julian's Hall, Rectory Road, Shoreham
Folk dancing every Monday evening (except Bank Holidays) 8.00pm. Instruction and help for beginners.

The Richmond, Portswood Road, Southampton (Hampshire)
Session Thursday evenings 9:00.

Talking Heads, 320 Portswood Road, Southampton (Hampshire)
Session Sunday Lunchtimes 13:00-15:30.

Loyal Trooper, South Anston, 01909 569481
Sez Thurs, monthly.

Clock, South Normanton, 01773 811396
Sez Tues.

White Lion, South Normanton, 01773 812626
Sez Tues.

The Old Ship, Sunderland Road, Harton, South Shields
South Shields Folk Club, every Sun 8pm.

The Turks Head, Green's Place, South Shields, Tyne & Wear - 0191 421 4995
Folk Thurs.

The Cod & Lobster, Staithes (N. Yorks.)
Irish session 2nd Sun 3pm. "Staithes is about 10 miles north of Whitby, on the coast road. Turn right into Staithes village from the main road and park in the car park at the top of the hill. Walk down into the village - the Cod is about the last building before you fall into the sea."

Stanhope old Hall, Stanhope (County Durham)
Folk Club 1st Sunday.

Rose & Crown, St Michaels St, St Albans
Session Thurs.

The Queens Hotel, St Bees (Cumbria)
Session on the first Sunday.

The Coneygeare P.H., Eynesbury, St. Neots
St. Neots Folk Club meets Tuesdays.

The George Pub, Stelling Minnis (Kent)
Irish Session Wed.

Red Lion, Old Town High Street, Stevenage
Session every Sunday from 1-3pm.

Norfolk Arms, Church Street, Steyning (West Sussex)
Folk on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 8pm. Information: Roy Nash - 01903 815575.

Lord Lyon, Stockcross (nr. Newbury)
Session First and third Wednesdays.

Dillon's Whistling Jig, 19 Wellington Rd North, (on the A6), Stockport
Sez Sun evening.

Sun Inn, Stockton High St (North Yorkshire), 01642 869697
Sun Session 1st Tuesday.

Stonebridge, The Station, Stokesley (North Yorkshire) - 01642 724201
Folk 1st Sunday.

The Crown, Stony Stratford (Bucks)
Session Tuesday evenings: Sing/tunearound.

The Song Loft, Cock Hotel, Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford (Milton Keynes)
Session Fridays.

Vaults Bar, Stony Stratford (Bucks)
Session Sunday lunchtimes.

Mitre Inn, Lower High St, Stourbridge (West Mids)
Sez Sun 9pm.

Kings Arms, Ayres Quay, Sunderland (County Durham) - 0191 514 7235
Folk Sat.


The Hand In Hand, Boxhill Road (near Tadworth, Surrey)
BOX HILL FOLK CLUB 1st & 3rd Sunday 8pm-10.30pm. Floor singers welcome. Info from 0181 642 8341.

The Railway, Victoria Road, Teddington
Teddington's premier folk club last Friday.

Anchor Inn, Tideswell,01433 620304
Sez Friday, fortnightly.

Star, TideswellBR> Sez last Mon.

Three Stags Head, Wardlow, Tideswell, 01298 872268
Sez Sat.

The Crown, Tingewick (Bucks)
Session 2nd Wed: English.

Trimdon Labour Club, Trimdon Village (County Durham), 01429 880218
Folk 1st Wed.

Rising Sun, Twitton (Kent)
Traveller's Rest Folk Club 2nd Thursday 8.30pm.

Seven Stars, Twyford (Bucks)
Session Thurs eves.

Village Inn, Twyning (Gloucestershire)
Sez 2nd Tues 8pm.


The Hope and Anchor, Ulverston
Session Tuesday nights 9pm.

Old Friends Pub, Soutergate, Ulverston (Cumbria)
Irish session Saturday 9pm.



Hazlemere Marina, Waltham Abbey (Essex)
Hazlemere Folk Club takes place on a narrow boat located behind the Old English Gentleman. For details call Sylvia or Keith on 0992 7680813.

Davy Lamp, Biddick Farm Arts Centre, District 7, Washington - 0191 4166999
Folk Sat.

The Plough, Wavendon
Sunday night sessions.

Royal Oak, Peel Road, Wealdstone (Middlesex)
Herga Folk Club meets every Monday night, with guests every 3-4 weeks with either theme evenings or open evenings in between. For further info, contact Dorothy Cullinane on 0923 250640.

Blue Bell Inn, Weaverthorpe, Nr Malton (North Yorkshire) - 01944 738422
Folk 2nd wed.

The Plough, Weston Turville (nr. Aylesbury, Bucks)
Session second Sunday Evening: Mainly English squeezables.

The Greyhound, West Rainton (County Durham) - 0191 584 9296
Folk Monday.

First In Last Out, Whitby
Session last Sat.

The Fleece, Church St, Whitby (North Yorkshire) - 01947 601963
Folk Wed.

The Ferryboat, Whitchurch on Thames (nr. Pangbourne, Berks)
Session Third Sunday 2.30pm.

The Wicken Arms, Wicken (nr Stony Stratford, Bucks)
Wednesday Irish song/tune session.

Farmer's Arms Pub, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow (Cheshire)
Sez 1st Thurs.

The Lamplighters Pub, Windemere
Session Wed.

George Inn, Wirksworth, 01629 822215
Sez Thursday, fortnightly.

The Red Lion, Witney
Session every Sunday evening 8.30. Pints only L1 to players.

Wheatsheaf, Wimpole (on the A603 about 5 miles west of Cambridge)
Folk nights every Friday.

The Magpies, Woburn (Beds.)
Session Sunday eve 9pm. Mainly Irish/English dance tunes but anything goes!

The Wellington Inn, Wolviston, Cleveland - 01642 531824
Folk Thurs.

Rising Sun, Woolhampton (r. Reading, Berks)
Session every Saturday.

The Mug House, Claines, Worcester
Sez 3rd Fri 8pm, Oct to March only. "Turn off main Droitwich/Worcester road signed Claines. Left at church and pub is in church grounds."

Fisherman's Arms, Worksop, 01636 700869
Sez Sun.

Lock Keeper Tavern, Worksop, 01909 532565
Sez 2nd wed.

The Ship, Wylam (Northumberland)
Border and Scottish Smallpipe sessions on the 1st Thursday.



The Black Swan Inn, Peasholm Green, York - 01904 632922
Folk Thurs.

First Hussar, North Street, York
Open Mic Session Wed.

The Maltings, York - 01904 647086
Session Tues.


Scotland Scotland



O'Donoghue's, off Union Street, Aberdeen
There is live music most nights.

O'Donoghues - The Loft, Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen
Aberdeen Folk Club Monday. Tel 01224 591005 Roger Inns.

The Forresters Arms or The Woodside, Aberdour
Aberdour Folk Club 1st & 3rd Thursday.

The Foundry Bar - East Mary St., Arbroath, Angus Tel 01241 872524
Sez Wednesday and Friday Nights 9pm.


Pilot, Berwick upon Tweed
Sessions every thursday, starting at 9pm.

Elphinstone Hotel, Biggar
Clydesdale Folk Club,

Fisherman's Arms, Main St, Birgham
Sessions every third Saturday 9pm.

The Cathkin Inn - Main St, Burrelton, Perthshire Tel 01828 670286
Sez Tuesday Nights 9pm.


The Colliston Inn, Colliston, by Arbroath, Angus
Sez Tuesday Nights 9pm.

Golf Hotel, Crail
Crail Folk Club Thurs 8.30pm.


Duich Hotel, Dornie (By Kyle of Lochalsh)
Session Sunday nights (9pm). "It is the most welcomming hotel in the Highlands [...] Mr Fraser even had a big buffet for the regular musicians at Christmas time and if you can perform your night out wont cost a penny as drinks are on the house! There are sometimes twenty of us there at the hight of the season I think he woud be cheaper hiring a band! If you are in Scotland at all this is definately the place to go."

Dunblane Folk Club, Tel 01786 824092
Weekly Sunday.

Stirling Arms Hotel, Dunblane (Town Centre), Stirlingshire
Session Sunday 9pm. Mostly Scottish or Irish, but with almost anything thrown in.

The Village Bar & Bistro, Dunblane, Stirlingshire
Sez 2nd Thursday 9pm.

The Fisherman pub on Fort Street, Broughty Ferry near Dundee
Regular traditional music session every Thursday night 10pm. This consists mostly of Irish music, with some Scottish.

MacLean's Real Music Bar, Taybank Hotel, Tay Terrace, Dunkeld, Perthshire, 01350 728606
Open Wed-Sun. Music is supposed to happen at any time of day or night. Owner is Dougie MacLean: "Music is what this outfit's for. It's not a question of 'excuse me, mind if I play a wee tune?' We want people playing loads of wee tunes ... Here, there'll be no TV, no Bandit ... I don't even care if people are bad musicians, they're enjoying it, and they're giving ... and I won't vet the type of music either. Traditional, Country, jazz, all fine by me."


Edinbane Hotel, Edinbane, Isle of Skye
Session Mon-Sat from Easter through Sep.

Bannerman's, Cowgate, Edinburgh
Folk session Sun 10pm.

Carter's, Haymarket, Edinburgh
Session Sun 9pm.

The Diggers, Angle Pk Terr, Edinburgh
Occasional (?) ALP/SMOG session Wed 9pm. ALP/SMOG = Denotes Adult Learning Project Scots music group session - "if you go to ALP you'll probably know some of the tunes."

Drouthy Neebours, West Preston Street, Edinburgh
Singing session with guest Sun 9pm.

Fiddler's Arms, Grassmarket, Edinburgh
Fiddlers session - Scottish/Irish folk session Mon 8.30pm.

Green Tree, Cowgate, Edinburgh
Scottish & Irish folk session Tues 9.30pm.

Oxford Bar, Young Street, Edinburgh
ALP/SMOG singing session Mon, occasional session Thurs 9pm.

The Pleasance Bar, The Pleasance, Edinburgh, T 01383 738922
Edinburgh Folk Club - Wednesdays. "Entrance fee but high profile acts." BBC Folk Awards: "Best Folk Club 2002"

Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Tel: 0131-557 2976
Session all nights ("best pub for sing arounds").

Sandy Bells, Forrest Hill Road, Edinburgh, 0131 225 1156
Session Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 9pm.

Shore Bar, The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh
Session Wed 9pm, Sat.

West End Hotel, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh
ALP/SMOG session Mon & Thurs, Session (mainly singing) Wed 9pm. ALP/SMOG tutored youth session (1-2:30pm & Family session for everyone from 2:30 (upstairs) Sun.

Whistlebinkies, Hunter Square, Edinburgh
The former Tron/Ceilidh House Session supposed to be Sun-Thurs 9pm; Sat 3-6pm


The Newmarket Bar, Falkirk
Sez Tuesday Nights 9.45.

The Stag Inn, Falkland
Sez Wednesday Nights 9pm.

The Railway Hotel, Friockheim, Angus
Sez Monday Nights 9.


Cutha Vaults, Stockwell Street, Glasgow

Eglington Arms Hotel, Eaglesham, Glasgow
"Folk At The Egg" 2nd Monday monthly. Session/singaround most nights with occasional guest nights.

Hielan Jessie's, Gallowgate, Glasgow

Laurie's, King St, Glasgow
Trad In The City concerts one Sat a month 8.30pm.

O'Neil's, Shuachiehall Street, Glasgow
Live music nights.

Sharkey's Pub, Glasgow (behind the Citizens' Theater in The Gorbals), phone: 041-429-3944
Sessions every Monday night.

Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Merchant City, Glasgow
The Acoustic Affair music show,

Victoria Bar, Bridgegate, Glasgow

Glenfarg Hotel, Glenfarg
Glenfarg Folk Club Monday 8.30pm.


The Mercat Hotel, High Street, Haddington
Haddington Folk Club Wednesday 8.30pm.


Blackfriars, Inverness
Sez Tues.

Clachnaharry Inn, Inverness
Sez Thurs.

Haughdale Hotel, Inverness
Sez 3rd Thurs.

Hootananny, Fraser Street/Church Street, Inverness
Live music from mid May until the 3rd week in October. The top two floors will be used as class-rooms, practice rooms, and exhibition area along with a high quality shop.

The Ironworks Live Music Venue, Inverness

Thistle Inn, Inverness
Sez 1st Sun 3-6pm.

The Redburn Hotel, Kilwinnig Rd, Irvine
Irvine Folk Club 2nd Wednesday 8.30pm.


The Royal Hotel, Jedburgh
Sez 2nd and 4th Sun 3pm.


Horse and Wagon, Kelso (Scottish Borders)
Session Fri 9 pm.

The Hunting Lodge, Glencairn Sq, Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock Folk Club Thursday 8pm.

Fat Boab's, 12 Elphinstone St, Kincardine
Folk club Tues 8.30pm.


Asta Clubhouse, Lerwick (Shetland)
Thurs (fortnightly): "a night of trad music for anybody to join in or enjoy", 8.30pm.

Captain Flints, Market Cross, Lerwick (Shetland)
Trad music Thurs.

Da Noost Bar, Commercial Street, Lerwick (Shetland)
Session Fri 9.30pm.

The Lounge Bar, Mounthooley Street, Lerwick (Shetland)
Session Wed 9.30pm.

Scottish traditional music courses at Lews Castle College, Benbecula Campus, Western Isles

The Beach Bar, Lossiemouth
Lossie Folk Club Tues 8.30pm.


The Black Bull Hotel, Main Street, Milngavie
Black Bull Folk Club alternate Sundays or as advertised. Tel 0141 6341095.

Corner House Hotel, High Street, Montrose
Montrose Folk Club every 2nd Tuesday 8.30pm, T 01674 830658.


Dean Tavern, Newtongrange
Nitten Folk Club. Every Thursday 8pm. Contact: Jim Weatherston T 07850-869759.



The Navaar House Hotel, Bod Road, Penicuik
Penicuik Folk Club Tuesday.

The Silver Broom, Canal St., Perth
Sez Wednesday Nights 9pm.

The Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye
Concerts regularly.




Terraces Hotel, 4 Melville Terrace, Stirling
Stirling Folk Club Monday.

St. Leonards Hotel, Stonehaven
Stonehaven Folk Club Friday.

Stow Folk Club, T 01578 730444 (Dave Herd)
1st, 3rd, 5th Friday.

Black Bull Hotel, Straiton
Straiton Folk Club, last Friday.

The Swan Inn, Sheuchan Street, Stranraer
Stranraer Folk Club Wednesday 9pm.


Aberdeen Arms Hotel, Tarves, Aberdeenshire
Sez last Sunday 8pm.

Comm Bar, Thurso, Caithness
Session Wed night. All welcome.


Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, Wester Ross
Many regular music events on different nights through the year, occasional Irish music. T 01854 612103 Alison.






Wales Wales

The Ship And Castle, High Street, Aberystwyth
Irish music evenings frequently.

O'Sheas, High Street, Bangor
Session Friday Night.

Brynberian village hall: Music & song, 1st Fri 8pm (not July and August).

Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff
Welsh Folk Session Tuesday.

Conway Hotel, Conway Road, Cardiff
Irish/Welsh session Thursday.

Cayo Arms, Cardiff
Welsh Traditional Music Session Mon, Gallician session 2nd Thurs.

The Iron Duke, Clynderwen (on the A478 at the station)
Sez 2nd Thurs 8pm.

The Royal Oak, Main Square, Fishguard
Fishguard Folk session with folk music and song, singer/songwriters, shanties: Tues 8pm.

Fane Arts Centre, Glynneath
Folk evening every 2nd Friday.

Old Swan, Llanilltud Fawr (Llantwit Major)
Sez 2nd Thurs.

Llantrisant Folk Club:

Engineers Arms, Newport
Sessions Mon 9pm. Mainly Irish Tunes with some welsh and European.

Irish Club, Commercial Road, Newport
Session 1st Friday 9pm. Everyone welcome.

The Flying Boat, Pembroke Dock
Sez Fri 7.30pm.

Llanover Arms, Ponypridd
Sez last Thurs.

Ty Tawe, Christina Street, Swansea
Clwb Gwerin Ty Tawe Folk Club. Come All Ye Singers Nights every 2nd Sat.

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