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Bedworth Folk Festival (Midlands UK) End November Folk Festivals
Although over the years the Festival has grown into quite a large event it has still retained its unique “intimate” atmosphere: You can enjoy a whole week-end of music, song and dance for little more than the price of just a concert! - It’s a Festival to ”get involved in” - where the audience is (at least!) as important as the guests! - It's where the folk scene meets for its Christmas Party - for a good sing, dance and play, a good story, a good drink, some good company, and a really good time! - It’s the place to be at the end of the Festival season!

..... and it is the UK's biggest annual winter folk event!

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (California-September) Folk Festivals
4 days of old-time music in Berkeley, California, held in mid-September. Concerts, square dance, string band contest, jamming, workshops, open mic -- Please visit our website!

Bromsgrove Folk Club (UK - July) Folk Festivals
A small friendly folk festival in beautiful Worcestershire Countryside. We bring top artists to the midlands but the underlying aim is to get to know everybody at the Festival by their first name.

Camp New Harmony (Northern California - late December) Folk Festivals
The annual camp of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, a relaxing 6-day event held the week after Christmas - for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers.

Deep Roots Music Cooperative (Nova Scotia-September) Folk Festivals
The Deep Roots Music Cooperative is a non-profit organization in the Annapolis Valley dedicated to celebrating our musical and cultural heritage. The mandate of the organization is to develop year-round musical programs culminating in an annual festival, and to encourage meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences. Our vision for the organization is one that truly does consider and celebrate the heritage of this area. We intend to be inherently multi-cultural as a celebration of our unique history of settlement and our geography, which have combined to make a distinctive culture well worth celebrating. We will include history and geography in our programming in refreshing and interesting ways. Our concept for the Canadian Deep Roots Festival embraces the wide range of musical styles that fall under the general heading of roots music, and will present interesting themed workshops and programming projects that will feature performers playing together. The primary Website for the festival is - but that URL seems to crash browsers.

Durham Folk Party (UK-July) Folk Festivals
"A RIGHT OLD SONG AND DANCE" Durham Folk Party takes place on the last full weekend of July each year. It is a celebration of folk song, music and dance which began in 1990 after the demise of the excellent Durham City Folk Festival and has developed into an important part of the music year of the city. Camping is at the recently re-built Durham Amateur Rowing Club which is along Green Lane at the top of Old Elvet in Durham and which has showers and toilets. The rowing club and pubs such as the Dun Cow, and the Shakespeare are the venues for song and music while the Market Place is the setting for the famous massed dance displays. The Town Hall is the venue for the Saturday night ceilidh.

East of the Hebrides Entertainments: Scottish & Irish Music Festivals, Cruises Folk Festivals
East of the Hebrides Entertainments/Bill & Karen Reid, produces festivals, cruises, highland games, concerts. Folk Festivals
Comprehensive UK site with festival news, info, tickets, reviews and photos.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival - July Folk Festivals
The Festival's mission is to provide highly qualified guest artists who offer multidisciplinary study and performance opportunities that increase both personal growth and arts appreciation to all participants. Our philosophy is to enrich the lives of all with whom we associate— through study and performances—by engaging their spirit, intellect and energy in an empowering way. The Festival gives people who are enthusiastic about the fine arts an outlet to release their passions. We offer classes and workshops at various ability levels, so beginners will find plenty to do. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of our course offerings, a participant with one main area of study has the opportunity to branch out and the explore other arts.

Fairport Cropredy Convention (UK - August) Folk Festivals
This section of Fairport's website provides information about Fairport's Cropredy Convention, their annual three-day festival of music and good cheer. It is updated regularly so please revisit frequently.

Florida Folk Festival Folk Festivals
Florida Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.

Folk College (Pennsylvania - May) Folk Festivals
Folk College is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music — a fantastic three days of workshops, jam sessions, concerts, and group playing. The camp is designed for musicians with eclectic tastes. Within one weekend, you’ll have a choice of workshops ranging from oldtime to Celtic to blues to international, and you’ll get to sing, dance, play, and listen.

FOTMC - Florida Old TimeMusic Championship Folk Festivals
The FLORIDA OLD TIME MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP has been conducted since 1982. Originally held at the Pioneer Florida Museum, the FLORIDA OLD TIME MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP was begun to help preserve and promote traditional old time music in Florida.

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival (Illinois - September) Folk Festivals
Geneva, Illinois; Sponsored by the Fox Valley Folklore Society (which is nearing its 30th anniversary). The fest is held over Labor Day weekend featuring two days worth of music and storytelling on eight stages in a beautiful park setting giving you over 100 hours of entertainment and education. Over 25 years running!

FSGW Getaway (Maryland-October) Folk Festivals
The annual gathering of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Since 1999, FSGW has extended an invitations to Mudcatters everywhere to attend this wonderful camp. Now held at the West River Conference Center, West River, MD

FSSGB (Boston) Fall Getaway Weekend (Massachusetts - October) Folk Festivals
A relaxing weekend of folk music at a camp in the Berkshires, hosted by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston. Everyone is welcome!

Fyvie Folk Festival (Scotland - August) Folk Festivals
Fyvie Folk club hold their folk festival in late Summer. Singers and musicians are welcome to perform. Fyvie is in the beautiful North East of Scotland. Visit our web site or email for more details.

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival (Illinois - June) Folk Festivals
A festival held on the 2nd weekend of June each year in Morris, IL, USA. Features Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Harp, Autoharp, etc. Workshops, Concerts, Old Time Dance, Jamming, Instrument Vendors, etc.

Girvan Folk Festival (Scotland - May) Folk Festivals
the friendly family festival in the south west of scotland...always on the mayday weekend every campsite...concerts, ceilidhs, pub sessions, workshops...... friday evening through sunday night..... for details of next year's festival see website phone (44) 01560 321102 for info phone (44) 01465 712128 for accommodation or tourist board

Greater New Bedford Summerfest (Massachusetts - July) Folk Festivals
" of the most smartly programmed acoustic fetes in the country." Boston Globe " of the best traditionally oriented folk festivals in North America." Dirty Linen

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering (Pennsylvania - September) Folk Festivals
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music - a fantastic three days of workshops, concerts, jams, dancing and friendship. Activities are held at Greenwood Furnace State Park in central PA, about 30 miles south of State College. This is a gorgeous location with beautiful mountain views, miles of hiking trails, and a six acre lake for swimming and fishing. Musicians of all instruments and levels are welcome, and there are also options for singers, dancers, and non-musicians. There's a choice of about 45 workshops on topics ranging from old time tunes to musical games to harmony singing to arranging music. Jam sessions will take place throughout the weekend. You'll have a chance to perform at open stage and also as part of a group performance Saturday evening. There will be a staff concert each evening, followed by staff-led jams, singing around the bonfire, and a contradance with open band.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk (UK - May) Folk Festivals
Takes place on the second weekend in May (the one after the Bank Holiday weekend) in the Yorkshire Pennine town of Holmfirth. Small and friendly with lots of participation. Don't expect big stars but do expect lots to be going on in all the pubs and hotels of the town over the weekend and the streets to be thronged with Morris Dancers.

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar (Ireland - March) Folk Festivals
Held on the Inishowen Peninsula in northern Co. Donegal each March, the Seminar brings folk singers from around the world together with singers from one of Ireland's richest traditions. Concerts and scholarly talks are interspersed with intimate pub singing sessions. Millennium Seminar guests include Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson.

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (Washington State - May) Folk Festivals
The 4-day Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (JFFA) festival, celebrated every Memorial Day weekend, features over 125 performances of music, dance and theater from around the world, including musical workshops, a street fair, public art, and special activities for children.

Keith Festival (Scotland - June) Folk Festivals
TMSA festival held in the town of Keith in north east Scotland from the second Friday in June every year.

Kihaus Folk Music Festival in Rääkkylä (Finland - July) Folk Festivals
Karelian and Finno-Ugric music meet music from other parts of the world at Kihaus in early July.

Middlewich Boat and Folk Festival (UK - June) Folk Festivals
Folk festival held in Middlewich, Cheshire, UK, usually in June yearly.

Montreal Celtic Festival (defunct?) Folk Festivals
A truly amazing show. Check out their site and do attend.(no activity on Website since 2005 - is this festival still running?)

Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival (Scotland - July) Folk Festivals
This festival has run annually in Newcastleton, Scotland, since its foundation in 1970. Based on competitions it is the place to either test your skills before recognized judges or to spot the stars of tomorrow. Sessions etc for the non-competitive.

Ormstown Branches & Roots Music Festival (Canada - July) Folk Festivals
Check out web site of this great little Canadian festival.

Oxford Folk Weekend Folk Festivals
A friendly town based festival held in March/April each year (dates vary).

Philadelphia Folk Festival (Pennsylvania - August) Folk Festivals
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is a three-day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, camping, and children’s activities, held in August on the Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, PA, attracting some 20,000 to hear music that includes some of the best known names in the folk genre along with up and coming performers. The Philadelphia Folksong Society, parent organization of the Philadelphia Folk Festival has unveiled a new website providing complete information about the program, camping and campgrounds, family activities, directions, lodging, and Festival history, along with the ability to purchase tickets and merchandise on line.

Roger's Rant (UK - July) Folk Festivals
Sing, Dance and Play at Roger's Rant. The mini festival with the big welcome, where all can be stars, at Milborne St Andrew in Dorset in the UK

Saddleworth Folk Weekend (UK, July) Folk Festivals
A small, friendly Festival in a picturesque setting on the edge of the Pennines. Emphasis is on participation with lots of excellent singarounds, workshops and sessions - also concerts, ceilidh, dance displays, craft fair, campsite (with Moor and Coast providing a late-night food / song tent), parade, and young people's entertainment which includes Young Musicians workshops and Young Poet of the Year competition. Ring Ali on 01457-870391 or check out our award winning website on

San Francisco Free Folk Festival (California - June) Folk Festivals
The San Francisco Folk Music Club opens its treasury of talent to the general public every June - for free!

Sea Music Festival - Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Folk Festivals
A traditional music extravaganza spotlighting singers and instrumentalists specializing in the unique and varied tradition of music of the sea. Local artists, and performers from across the country and Europe, will bring the rich 19th century seafaring heritage alive at several stages on Hyde Street Pier, and aboard the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha. Come experience maritime history by hearing the songs, trying a hand at shipboard work (like raising a sail to the sea chantey beat) or by creating traditional arts and crafts of the sea. Held every year in September or October. At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. On Hyde Street Pier at Fisherman’s Wharf. (URL is for the park - check the events calendar. No date posted for the 2009 festival as of May)

Sedgefield Folk Festival Folk Festivals
Annual festival in Sedgefield, Co. Durham running in early September. 2010 concert artists included Johnny Silvo, Jez Lowe, Doonan Family Band. Also workshops and the World Spoons Championship!

Sisters Folk Festival (Oregon - September) Folk Festivals
Set in beautiful Central Oregon, Sisters Folk Festival is held every September. Go to for performers, ticket info....

South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music Folk Festivals
Concerts, Music in Schools, and an annual festival in July or August. South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music P.O. Box 901, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-901

the Bronx Hoot Reunion Concert - May 21st 2010 Folk Festivals
After 50 years the Folk Music Club of Hunter College in the Bronx is at it again producing the Bronx Hoot Reunion Concert on Friday May 21st 2010. Many of the original performers are returning: Alan Chartok and The Berkshire Ramblers, David Bennet Cohen, Bob Gurland, Danny Hamburg, The Danny Kalb Trio, Bob Malenky, Anne Price, Bill Schneiderman, Gerry Segal, Gery Tenney, The Trevone Marching Jug and Skiffle Band, Gene Yellin and Many More To Come.... From 1961 to 1967 Hunter College in the Bronx( now Lehman College) staged the well known Hunter Hoots. The shows were well known as one of the first indoor venues for artists many of whom would make their mark in all areas of music, Blue, Bluegrass, Singer Songwriters, Choral Music, World Music, and Music Education.These include: Gil Turner, The New World Singers, Peter Wernick Danny Kalb, Eric Kaz, Artie and Happy Traum. David Grisman, Andy Statman, Norma Tamega, Bob Dylan, Jody Stecher, Winnie Winston and Bob Cohen The Friday evening performance at Lehman College's Lovinger Auditorium promises to be a grand reunion of the performers and the audience as well as good music for all who attend.

The Turtle Hill Folk Festival - New York, September Folk Festivals
The Turtle Hill Folk Festival has presented a weekend of folk music concerts, workshops, sing-arounds, and dancing on the second weekend of September for more than 30 years. Situated in the countryside near Rochester, NY, the festival has tenting and cabin accomodations available.

Tredegar House Folk Festival (Wales - May) Folk Festivals
Event InfoName: Tredegar House Folk Festival Tagline: Music, Dance, Beer and Cider Location: Tredegar House City/Town: Newport, United Kingdom Contact InfoPhone: 01633896347 Email: Best local beers and cider, accompanying international and local musicians and dance sides. Family friendly, in the grounds of Tredegar House just off M4 Junction 28

UK Folk Festivals Folk Festivals
Scotland\England\Ireland\Wales\This Month\The Big List in date order “We aim to list almost all the festivals in the UK. We have arranged the festivals by country and by date, as well as our famous Big List which covers all those festivals that we know about. Festivals starting within the next five weeks can be found on our This Month page."

Upton Riverside Folk Festival (UK - May) Folk Festivals
Friendly,fun and frolic at picturesque location on the banks of the River Severn within sight of the Malvern Hills. Takes place every year during the first May Bank Holiday. See website for details.

Walnut Valley Festival/Winfield (Kansas - September) Folk Festivals
A four day festival in the heartland of the United States. All types of acoustic music, contests, crafts, food, camping. Festival site proper is dry, campgrounds are not. Both tent and RV/caravan camping available. This festival has it all. 3rd Weekend in September, Thursday thru Sunday.

Whitby Moor and Coast Festival (UK - May Bank Holiday) Folk Festivals
Held every year on the May Bank Holiday.

Woodford Folk Festival (formerly Poynton Folk Festival) (defunct??) Folk Festivals
A Festival over Easter weekend, in Woodford, Cheshire. A mix of local and national/international names. "6 days and nights of magic"--The Woodford Folk Festival is an explosion of authentic folk culture, and is about expressing ourselves and our community--past, present and future--through music, dance, comedy, craft, concerts, through jam sessions, over a beer or over a cup of tea.

Woodstock Folk Festival - Illinois, July Folk Festivals
The Woodstock Folk Festival in Woodstock, Illinois, has been in existence since 1986, proudly bringing McHenry County some of the best in family musical and storytelling entertainment. It is always held on the third Sunday in July on the historic square in Woodstock.

Working Waterfront Festival, New Bedford, Massachusetts (late September) Folk Festivals

Youth Traditional Song Weekend (Massachusetts-January) Folk Festivals
Youth Traditional Song Weekend is a youth- focused (though not youth-exclusive) weekend for singers and session leaders interested in traditional songs. Last year, we gathered for a wonderful weekend of singing, learning, teaching, sharing, growing, and all-around good times…and the next year will be even better! Early January, at the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA Camp in Becket, Massachusetts.

Casbar - South Wales Folk Events Gig Listings
A comprehensive list of folk related events, venue addresses, and folk club & festival contacts.

Dunton Folk: Folk Music Sessions and Concerts Gig Listings
Dunton Folk organises folk music events in the Bedfordshire village of Dunton. Sessions and Concerts are organised throughout the year and the emphasis is on folk and acoustic music. The folk events in Dunton are still in their infancy but we hope to see more and more involvement with other folk organisations and with other villages to further develop the activities within our village. Sessions in the March Hare public house started in October 2011 and are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Concerts are arranged in either St Mary's church or the village hall.

Ents24 Backstage Gig Listings
Add your own club’s events to this UK gig guide(if the artist hasn’t done so already). - UK gig listings Gig Listings
UK-based website with excellent selection of gig, venue and artist information

House Concert Resources Gig Listings
Includes a good list of U.S. house concert venues.

Littlebird Gig Listings
Folk music, storytelling and dance events in Norfolk

North West Folk (UK) Gig Listings
Online guide to gigs, events and sing arounds for folk music in the North West with a few articles thrown in.

State College Traditions Gig Listings
Max's Blog About the State College, Pennsylvania Traditional Music/Dance/Event Scene.

Yorkshire Dales Workshops Gig Listings
With Baccapella, a festival of the yule season. Other events and publications also on the web-site.

Folk London London Folk Listings
Folk London is a bi monthly listings magazine -but they have an online diary(& listings) page

Folk Music London Folk Listings
A resource for fans of folk music with a regularly updated events guide for the London area along with links to venues and artists.

Havering Folk Club London Folk Listings
Havering Folk Club meets every Wednesday at 8pm at The Golden Lion, Romford, Essex

The FolkMob London Folk Listings
Long established folk club in Eltham South London.

Waltham Abbey Folk Club London Folk Listings
Weekly club, meets every every monday 8.30pm for singaround. Singers musicians and poets all welcome. Guests booked monthly. The Royal British Legion.Brooker Road. Waltham Abbey Essex. Tel 01279 413665

An Góilín Traditional Singers Club (Dublin - Fridays) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Friendly singing sessions every Friday in Dublin city centre with open floor and sometimes guest singers.

Bedworth Folk Club (Midlands UK) 2nd & 4th Wednesdays each month Singing Sessions & Clubs
The Club meets every 2nd wednesday of the month at Bedworth Conservative Club, and also holds a second night most months on the 4th wednesday at Bedworth Rugby Club. The club is quite unique in that there is no admission charge despite the fact that there are top rate guests at almost every meeting (we just pass the jug around so you can give as much or as little as you wish) - our aim is always for everyone, guests, audience and floor singers alike to have a really good time.

Floor singers are always welcome but we get very busy so we reccommend a call or email to reserve a spot, on the night it is very much first come first served - if there is space available. See web site for contact details

Bothy Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Information on the Bothy Folk Club & folk music related activities in Southport and surrounding area (UK)
(link OK April 2009)

Bucks County Folk Venues (Pennsylvania) Singing Sessions & Clubs

Burnley Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Friendly singaround/session with occasional guests 2 miles up the hill from Turf Moor football ground in the delightful Kettledrum Inn. Wednesdays 9 pm. (link OK April 2009)

Celtic Music Sessions in Lebanon, PA Singing Sessions & Clubs
Monthly Singing Sessions and Traditional Music Sessions at two venues in Lebanon Pennsylvania

Cheltenham Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Twice monthly Folk Club in the Sandford Ale House High St Cheltenham GL50 1DZ usually: guest nights alternate with floor singers nights.

Dursley Acoustic Music Night Singing Sessions & Clubs
a folkie evening in a private house. Usually 3rd Sunday evening. Guests &/or floor singers. Relaxed atmosphere. Bring your own drinks. 13, Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP

Faldingworth Live (formerly Market Rasen Folk Club) Singing Sessions & Clubs

Folk Clubs and Festivals in Scotland Singing Sessions & Clubs

Folking Around Singing Sessions & Clubs
Current month and archived issues of Central Florida Folk, Inc newsletter. Covers all known "folk" events in Central Florida and many around the State. Includes links and contact info and politically-almost-correct music jokes.

FREE Folk Concert Series!!! (Lynn, Pennsylvania) Singing Sessions & Clubs
In the tiny village of Lynn, PA a small group of industrious folk music lovers have created a unique, formall concert hall from an abadoned church. All concerts are FREE - one show per month from Sept. thru May. See website for more info and schedule. Artists who have performed include: Aengus Finnan, Jez Lowe (3x), James Keelaghan, James Gordon, Michael Jerling, Jory Nash, Eve Goldberg, Ken Whiteley, Tom Flannery and many many more.

Fyldefolk Singing Sessions & Clubs
Information on local clubs and singarounds, in the Fylde area of Lancashire England, also a section on The Fylde Folk Festival held in Fleetwood, Lancashire every year

Gainsborough Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Friendly folk club in Real Ale pub. Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK;
from the people that brought you Gainsborough Folk Festival... (that's Mucatter "Sooz" and her mates)
See Festival Links section of this site or the Festival section of our own website for details.

Gloucester Acoustic Music Evenings (formerly Gloucester Folk Club at Chequers) Singing Sessions & Clubs
2nd Thursday of Each Month from 8pm Mainly Come All Ye but with occasional guest singers.Now mostly at a private residence - Check out the website for more information.

Gregson Lane Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Friendly folk club in NW England - alternates GUESTS/SINGERS

Irish Traditional Singers' Sessions (in Ireland) Singing Sessions & Clubs

Lymm Folk Club (formerly Railway Folk Club) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Web page for the Railway Folk Club at Heatley, Lymm, Cheshire - keep up to date with our guest list...

Mad Nanny Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Mad Nanny Folk Club, Letchworth & Baldock's folk club, meeting twice a month for open floor and guest artistes.

Ottawa Song Circle Singing Sessions & Clubs
Ottawa -- pick/pass/play: on your turn, lead a song, request a song, or pass; we favour generally folk and traditional songs. (link updated April 2009)

Rolling Hills Folk Club, Melrose (UK) Singing Sessions & Clubs
King's Arms, Melrose, Scottish Borders. First and third Fridays - 8.30 start. Singers, poets, story-tellers and musicians most welcome.

South Shields Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Our resident singers' and musicians' material is mostly traditional, as are most of the guest performers we book, but we do like to hear other kinds of music as well, and very much appreciate visitors who perform contemporary, country, blues, or their own material. Even when our guest diary is full floor singers are especially welcome. South Shields Folk Club was formed more than forty years ago and for many years was known as the Marsden Inn Folk Club. We reverted to the original name after leaving the Marsden Inn and for a few years we met at the Old Ship in Harton. We will be meeting every Sunday evening at 7.30 pm in the South Shields and Westoe Club function room. This is also the home of Westoe Rugby Club, South Shields Cricket Club, and Westoe Lawn Tennis Club. It's in Dean Road and the postcode is NE33 4EA.

Staffordshire UK -map of venues clubs and sessions Singing Sessions & Clubs
The main link is to the FB page. This is the direct link to the map. It works better in the browser than 'Google Maps'. The main pins are for folk music, instrumental sessions and dance but other pins for 'OpenMic', storytelling, mumming and writers links have been added too. This map concentrates on Staffordshire but also has pins in areas within easy driving distance of Staffordshire. It also has pins for other possibly significant events and venues further afield.

Sunapee Community Coffee House Singing Sessions & Clubs
Friday nights, September through June in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Open mike on the last Friday of each month.

The David Hall, South Petherton, Somerset Singing Sessions & Clubs
The small hall with a BIG reputation. Always a great programme of top flight acts. Folk, roots, blues. Also films, dance and theatre. A superb little venue run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers. Lovely bar, warm welcome, free parking.

The Golden Link Folk Singing Society (Rochester, NY) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Golden Link is a folk music club that has been around since the 1970's. They have a sing-around every Tuesday night at 12 Corners Presbyterian Church. They sponsor monthly folk music concerts, and the annual Turtle Hill Folk Festival.

The Milkmaid Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Suffolk's premier folk club that meets at least twice a month featuring top artists from around the world.

The Old Chestnuts Song Circle (Ontario) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario - pick/pass/play: on your turn lead a song, request a song, or pass

The Open Door Folk Club (closed until further notice, 2009) Singing Sessions & Clubs
A weekly singers' venue with a monthly guest. Warm and friendly atmosphere... well worth a visit! The Bull's Head, Oldham Road (A62), Failsworth, Manchester

THE WURZEL BUSH FOLK CLUB Singing Sessions & Clubs
Meets on the 2nd Friday of most months Royal British Legion Club. BRINKLOW.

Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellie's) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Traditional music and song at Tonbridge Folk Club, Rose and Crown, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent. First and third Mondays of each month, 8-11 pm. Musicians and singers welcome.

Uxbridge Folk Club (closed as of April, 2009, hoping to reopen) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Tuesday sessions, starting at 8.30pm. No membership fee. Singers /musician / listeners all welcome.

Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club - Every Sunday Singing Sessions & Clubs
Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club have a lovely new venue
60 Grove Road, Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 3HE
We meet every Sunday, doors open at 8.00pm for an 8.30pm start singers nights every Sunday and guest nights most months
see us on facebook
our email address is

Whole Gamut Acoustic Music Club (no longer operating) Singing Sessions & Clubs
Folk club in Australia. 3PM, Second Sunday of the month, Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Victoria

Wigan Folk Club Singing Sessions & Clubs
Wigan Folk Club Website

Gleanings Rural Study Centre for Folk Music, Art and Rural Crafts Workshops
Our new rural study centre, on our 14 acre smallholding, is situtated in the heart of South Shropshire Hills and has been created to provide relaxed holiday courses with well-known tutors from the folk world - Mary Humphreys & Anahata - long weekend of Fenland tunes for melody instruments (preferably in the keys of D & G - melodeon friendly), Harvey Andrews - lyric writing, melody, and performance. Suitable for both beginners and seasoned veterans of all ages and both sexes, the emphasis is on enjoyment and shared activity. , George Papavgeris - “Songwriting for the Unsuspecting”, John Kirkpatrick - looking at arrangements and accompaniments, for both songs and tunes, Pete Coe - Pete presents a series of informal themed workshops celebrating songs from English traditions including classic ballads, rural & seasonal songs, industrial & political broadsides and sea songs & shanties, etc., Cloudstreet - A week of song and skill-building with Nicole Murray and John Thompson who will guide you through the discovery and joy of song. Hopefully, Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy will have time to tutor a course - keep your eye on the website. The courses range from weekend to one week and lunches are included in the fee. The groups will be small and friendly - between 6 and 10 students as a rule. Caravans, Camper vans and tents are all welcome, or, alternatively we can provide a list of accommodation providers.

Mountain Arts Gathering - Acoustic music camp for adults Workshops
Mountain Arts Gathering, acoustic music camp for adults on the beautiful lake-shore campus of Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York - held in July

Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering (June-Pennsylvania) Workshops
The Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering brings together autoharp practioners and enthusiasts from around the world for five days of workshops, concerts and 'round the clock music-making. For over 18 years, MLAG has had concerts and workshops from some of the folk world's best musicians -- and they come just because no matter what they're famous for, they also happen to play the autoharp.

O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat Workshops
We host a three-day music camp called the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat where we teach traditional Irish music on fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, Uilleann pipes, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, accordion, concertina, bodhran and piano. We also have classes in singing in both Irish Gaelic and English and a large number of music enrichment classes. Seven internationally-respected Irish players will join the teaching staff this year as guest instructors including Matt Cranitch and James Kelly on fiddle, Mick Moloney on tenor banjo, Mickey Dunne on Uilleann pipes, June McCormack on flute, Pat Egan on guitar and Danny O’Flaherty on singing ballads. The retreat is always held the last weekend in October in Midlothian, Texas at a comfortable, scenic camp there. For more information, please visit our website at The event is organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society, a non-profit group whose mission is “to assist and encourage people in their learning and playing of traditional Irish music through educational programs and performance events.”

The Power of Words: Liberating Yourself and the World Through the Spoken, Written and Sung Word - Aug. 6-9, 2005 Workshops
Conference to be held Aug. 6-9, 2005 at Goddard College, Plainfield, VT., USA. Featuring singer-songwriter Deidre McCalla, writer and activist Grace Paley, and host of other storytellers, writers, activists, musicians, all focused on the transformative power of music, writing and storytelling. Email:

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