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Alan Bell 1935 - 2019

Sadly we lost Alan on Thursday 25th April after a short illness. Alan was the founder and director of the Fylde Folk Festival for over 40 years, until he was advised to take it easier by his Doctor.

I first had the good fortune to hear him and "The Taverners" at Mike Canavan's folk club in Blackley in the 70's. Alan was a fine songwriter and also responsible for Folkus - a series of workshops encouraging performers and singers of all abilities. He will be greatly missed and I send my condolences to Christine and the family at this sad time. RIP Alan.

His son Jamie said: “It was dad’s wish that:

The Fylde Folk Festival Revival Day 2019

would still go ahead.



Coming next to Bury Met

Thursday 6th June -Cara Dillon
Saturday 8th June- A Joni Mitchell Celebration Concert
Friday 14th June - Zi Lan Liao with Luke Daniels
Wednesday 19th June - Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys
Thursday 20th June - The Sounds of Simon
Saturday 22nd June - Harp and a Monkey
Friday 28th June - Lúnasa

Mr Kite Events


regularly hosts some great evenings and future events include:

Wednesday July 3rd - Spooky Men's Chorale - The Grand, Clitheroe Wednesday August 21st - Anais Mitchell - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Saturday September 21st - The Oldham Tinkers - The Met, Bury
Friday September 27th - The Grand, Clitheroe - Dervish Supported by Drop The Floor
Saturday November 2nd - Marry Waterson and Emily Barker - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Thursday December 5th - Richard Shindell - The Met, Bury
Thursday December 19th - St Agnes Fountain (featuring David Hughes, Chris Leslie (from Fairport Convention), Julie Matthews and Chris While) - The Met, Bury

For all details plus other events visit the website

 

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!.

Monday

 

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

Mansfield Folk Club

Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, NG18 2BQ

Midway (ex-Red Bull)

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

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

Swinton

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

Tuesday

 

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

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

Wednesday

 

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

Everyman

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.

The Sportsman in Strines (First Wednesday of every month)

105 Strines Road Strines SK6 7GE

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)

Thursday

 

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

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
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

Parkgate

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

Wrexham

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

Friday

 

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

Bollington

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

Frodsham 

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

Northwich

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

Sunday

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

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 - 2019

If any Festival Organiser wishes to add their details to this site
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February

 

13th - 17th February

Stage4Beverley Beverley's Winter Music Festival

15th - 16th February

Love Folk Festival - Southport, Merseyside

23rd February

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

 

 

March

 

1st - 17th March

The Manchester Irish Festival

15th - 17th March

Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - Malton, Yorkshire

   

April

 

12th - 14th April

Bowness Bay Blues - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

19th - 21st April

Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival - Sheffield, Yorkshire

26th - 28th April

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Morpeth, Northumberland

 

 

May

 
   

3rd - 6th May

Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival - Congleton, Cheshire

3rd - 5th May

Todmorden Folk Festival

3rd - 6th May

Scandimoot Festival - Clapham Village, nr Austwick, Yorkshire

3rd - 6th May

Wath Festival - Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

3rd - 6th May

Filey Folk Festival - Filey, Yorkshire

10th - 12th May

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Huddersfield, Yorkshire

10th - 12th May

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

11th - 12th May

Big Whistle Festival

10th - 11th May

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

17th - 19th May

Doncaster Folk Festival

23rd - 26th May

Bearded Theory - Catton Hall, Derbyshire

24th - 27th May

Chester Folk Festival - Kelsall, Cheshire

25th - 25th May

Ireby Festival - Ireby, Cumbria

24th - 27th May

The Great North Folk Festival - Botton Village, near Danby, Yorkshire

30th May - 2nd June

Wirral Folk Festival

31st May - 2nd June

Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter, Staffs

   

June

 

13th - 16th June

Middlewich FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire

20th - 30th June

Lymm Festival

22nd June

The Fylde Folk Festival (One Day Revival)

28th June

Dentdale Music & Beer Festival

28th-30th June

All-Britain Fleadh Cheoil Kirkby Lonsdale Cumbria

   

July

 

5th - 7th July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

5th - 7thJuly

Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend, Drax, N.Yorks

5th - 6th July

Moonbeams Festival, Wold Newton, E. Yorks

12th July - 14th July

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival - Burton Agnes Hall, Yorkshire

13th July

Folk on the Dock Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside

18th - 21st July

Music on the Marr, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

19th - 21st July

Stainsby Folk Festival, Stainsby, Derbyshire

   

August

 

2nd - 4th August

Lake District Folk Weekend, Staveley, Cumbria

2nd - 4th August

Underneath the Stars Festival, Cawthorne, South Yorks

12th August

Alnwick International Music Festival - Alnwick, Northumberland

16th - 18th August

Just So Festival - Rode Hall, Cheshire

17th - 23rd August

Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, N.Yorks

23rd - 26th August

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

29th August - 1st September

Fleetwood Folk and Blues Festival - Fleetwood, Lancashire

 

 

September

 

5th - 8th September

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

5th - 8th September

Settle Folk Gathering

   

October

 

4th - 20th October

GoosFest - Goostrey, Cheshire

11th - 20th October

Bewdley Festival Bewdley, Worcestershire

18th - 20th October

Musicport, Whitby, N.Yorks

 

 

November

 

 

 

December

 

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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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