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Mr Kite


regularly hosts some great evenings and future events include:


Thursday March 16th - Roddy Woomble and Band Supported by Andrew Wasylck at The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Friday April 7th - John Tams and Barry Coope at The Met, Bury

Sunday April 9th - Alejandro Escovedo Supported by Don Antonio (featuring members of Sacri Cuori) - The Deaf Institute, Manchester

For all details plus other events visit the website

Coming next to Bury Met

Thursday 30th March Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Friday 31st March Brian Kennedy
Friday 31st March Spring into Summer with Metro Jazz Apr-17

Big Whistle Festival
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May 2017

Headlining the 2017 festival are Peatbog Faeries, Lankum (formerly Lynched) and Skerryvore, who will be joined by Drop The Floor, Emma Sweeney, Ross and Ali, Calan and Will Pound and Eddy Jay.

 

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!.

Monday

 

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

Mucky Duck

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

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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

Sunday

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 - 2017

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

 

January

 

6th - 7th January

NormaFest - Whitby Pavilion, Yorkshire

   

February

 

10th - 11th February

Love Folk Festival - Southport, Merseyside

25th February

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

 

 

March

 

3rd -4th March

Moonbeams Winter Gathering - Driffield Yorkshire

17th - 19th March

Yorkshire Cajun & Zydeco - Malton, Yorkshire

   

April

 

7th - 9th April

Bowness Bay Blues - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

14th - 16th April

Malton & Norton Folk Festival

15th - 17th April

Sheffield Folk Sessions Festival - Sheffield, Yorkshire

21st - 23rd April

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Morpeth, Northumberland

28th April - 1st May

The Big Session - Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

28th - 30th April

Todmorden Folk Festival

28th April - 1st Mayl

Scandimoot Festival - Clapham Village, nr Austwick, Yorkshire

28th April - 1st May

Wath Festival - Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

28th - 30th April

Filey Folk Festival - Filey, Yorkshire

 

 

May

 

5th - 6th May

Big Whistle Festival - Bury

5th - 7th May

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - Huddersfield, Yorkshire

5th - 7th May

Langdale Charity Folk Festival - Great Langdale, Cumbria

12th - 14th May

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival - Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

12th - 14th May

Doncaster Folk Festival - Doncaster, Yorkshire

19th - 21st May

Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley, Yorkshire

25th - 28th May

Bearded Theory - Catton Hall, Derbyshire

26th - 29th May

Chester Folk Festival - Kelsall, Cheshire

26th - 27th May

Ireby Festival - Ireby, Cumbria

26th - 29th May

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

27th May - 10th June

Swaledale Festival - Swaledale, Yorkshire

 

 

June

 

1st - 4th June

Wirral Folk Festival, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

2nd - 4th June

Acoustic Festival of Britain, Uttoxeter, Staffs

2nd - 3rd June

Tan Hill Folk & Roots Weekend

9th - 11th June

Stepping Stones Festival, Kirklinton Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria

16th - 18th June

 Beverley Folk Festival, Beverley, E.Yorks

16th - 18th June

Middlewich FAB Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire

22nd June - 2nd July

Lymm Festival

24th -26th June

Dentdale Music & Beer Festival - Dent, Cumbria

30th June - 2nd July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

30th June - 3rd July

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

 

 

July

 

1st - 2nd July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival, Cleckheaton, W.Yorks

7th - 9th July

Furness Tradition - Ulverston, Cumbria

7th - 9th July

Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend, Drax, N.Yorks

7th - 8th July

Moonbeams Festival, Wold Newton, E. Yorks

8th July

Saughall Hoedown - Saughall, Chester, Cheshire

14th - 16th July

Rothbury Traditional Music Festival - Rothbury, Northumberland

20th - 23rd July

Music on the Marr, Castle Carrock, Cumbria

21st - 23rd July

Stainsby Folk Festival, Stainsby, Derbyshire

21st - 23rd July

Underneath the Stars Festival, Cawthorne, South Yorks

29th July - 5th August

Alnwick International Music Festival - Alnwick, Northumberland

   

August

 

11th - 13th August

Lake District Folk Weekend - Staveley, Cumbria

11th - 19th August

Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance, Billingham, Teesside

18th - 20th August

Just So Festival - Rode Hall, Cheshire

19th - 25th August

Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, N.Yorks

25th - 27th August

Cottingham Folk Festival - Cottingham, Yorkshire

25th - 28th August

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

26th - 28th August

Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival

 

 

September

 

1st - 3rd September

Fleetwood Folk and Blues Weekend - Fleetwood, Lancashire

8th - 10th September

Langdale Charity Folk Festival - Great Langdale, Cumbria

 15th - 17th September

Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom Cricket Club 

 

 

October

 

6th October

Big Blues Festival - Southport, Merseyside

6th - 8th October

Derby Folk Festival, Derby, Derbyshire

13th -15th October

Edgworth Folk Weekend, Edgworth, Lancs

19th- 21st October

Manchester Folk Festival

20th - 22nd October

Musicport, Whitby, N.Yorks

 

 

November

 

 

 

11th - 12th November

Southport Fiddle Festival - Southport,Merseyside

 

 

December

 

 1st - 4th 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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