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Folk Music
North West England

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Bury Met upcoming events

Friday 15th September - The Houghton Weavers
Saturday 16th September - Hayseed Dixie
Sunday 24th Septmber - FARA
Thursday 28th September - Mark Radcliffe and Company
Friday 29th September - Georgie Buchanan Trio
Friday 6th October - Pierre Schryer & Seán Gray


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 - 2022

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






6th - 9th January

The Great British Folk Festival - Skegness




10th –11th February

Love Folk Fest 2023 The Atkinson, Lord St Southport

26th February

Chester Folk Day Chester, CH2 3AU, Cheshire





25th-26th March (Online Festival)

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





28th – 30th April

Todmorden Folk Festival

28th April - 1st May

Scandimoot - Clapham & Settle, Yorkshire




15th – 21st May

Nantwich Roots Festival - Nantwich, Cheshire

26th - 29th May

Chester Folk Festival - Kelsall, Cheshire

27th to 29th May

Great North Folk Festival, Danby

27th May - 10th June

Swaledale Festival - Swaledale, Yorkshire






2nd - 4th June

Rochdale Folk Festival Cancelled

2nd - 4th June

The Acoustic Festival of Britain - Utoxeter Racecourse, Staffordshire

2nd - 4th June

City of York Folk Weekend

16th - 18th June

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival -Huddersfield, Yorkshire

15th-18th June

Towerfest, Yorkshire

16th - 18th June

Beverley Folk Festival

24th June

Folk in the Field - Shiptonthorpe Yorkshire

30th June - 2nd July

Exile Music Festival Darley Dale, Derbyshire

23rd June - 2nd July

Otley Music Festival

30th June - 2nd July

Settle Down Festival Settle




14th-16th July

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

30th June - 2nd July

Cleckheaton Folk Festival

14th July

Crossover - Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival Chetworth Deer Park, TF10 8EU, Cheshire

7th - 9th July

Furness Tradition

7th - 9th July

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

4th - 16th July

Great North Folk Festival

21st - 23rd July

Stainsby Festival - Stainsby, Derbyshire

4th - 6th August

Underneath the Stars - Cannon Hall Open Farm, nr Barnsley, Yorkshire




10th -13th August

Saltburn Festival, North Yorks

11th - 12th August

The Magpies Festival - Sutton Park, Yorkshire

18th - 20th August

Just So Festival - Rode Hall, Cheshire

19th - 25th August

Whitby Folk Week, Whitby, N.Yorks

25th - 28th August

Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury, Shropshire





1st - 2nd September

Head for the Hills - Burrs Country Park

8th - 10th September

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






13th - 15th October

Manchester Folk Festival










January 2024


12th - 14th January 2024

West Coast Folk Festival - Blackpool Winter Gardens


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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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