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Sessions/folk clubs near canals

CallyH 27 Mar 05 - 01:11 PM
cujimmy 27 Mar 05 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,harlowpoet 27 Mar 05 - 02:40 PM
mad2 27 Mar 05 - 03:25 PM
Bonecruncher 27 Mar 05 - 08:41 PM
Bonecruncher 27 Mar 05 - 08:45 PM
GUEST,John J 28 Mar 05 - 03:30 AM
Leadfingers 28 Mar 05 - 05:59 AM
AggieD 28 Mar 05 - 06:18 AM
greg stephens 28 Mar 05 - 07:25 AM
CallyH 28 Mar 05 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,MBSLynne 28 Mar 05 - 10:27 AM
GUEST,Splott Man 29 Mar 05 - 02:37 AM
CallyH 29 Mar 05 - 02:03 PM
Mitch the Bass 29 Mar 05 - 02:28 PM
The Unicorn Man 29 Mar 05 - 02:32 PM
mandoleer 29 Mar 05 - 03:10 PM
MuddleC 30 Mar 05 - 04:06 PM
LesB 30 Mar 05 - 06:09 PM
Zany Mouse 30 Mar 05 - 06:19 PM
Mr Happy 30 Mar 05 - 06:37 PM
Zany Mouse 30 Mar 05 - 06:49 PM
GUEST,Mr Happy 30 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Mr Happy 30 Mar 05 - 07:39 PM
Herga Kitty 31 Mar 05 - 01:28 AM
GUEST 31 Mar 05 - 04:45 AM
the lemonade lady 31 Mar 05 - 04:55 AM
GUEST,Coltish Ankle 31 Mar 05 - 10:42 AM
Tattie Bogle 31 Mar 05 - 08:08 PM
fiddler 01 Apr 05 - 02:59 AM
Tattie Bogle 01 Apr 05 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Graham and jo 04 Apr 05 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Gadaffi 05 Apr 05 - 11:12 AM
Jos 05 Apr 05 - 11:32 AM
GUEST 31 May 15 - 08:01 AM
Jack Campin 31 May 15 - 08:23 AM
GUEST, DTM 31 May 15 - 08:28 AM
GUEST,Peter 31 May 15 - 09:10 AM
Steve Gardham 31 May 15 - 09:23 AM
FreddyHeadey 31 May 15 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,FloraG 01 Jun 15 - 05:01 AM
Mr Red 01 Jun 15 - 05:29 AM
Keith A of Hertford 01 Jun 15 - 06:10 AM
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Jack Campin 01 Jun 15 - 07:20 AM
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Leadfingers 01 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM
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Subject: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: CallyH
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 01:11 PM

Following on from the 'Trent and Mersey' thread, I would be very interested to hear of any regular folk clubs or sessions within walking distance of canals (or narrowboatable rivers).

I am fed up of arriving places by boat only to discover there was a folk club on the previous night!

Our boat is based on the Ashby canal but we go all over. The next trip planned is to the dry dock at the end of the Erewash for a dirty weekend (DIY bottom blacking).

Also, I get the impression there are a few other narrowboaters on mudcat - what are your boat names so I can look out for you? (ours is Cally Hanna)


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: cujimmy
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 02:14 PM

There is a nice little session on a Tuesday night 9pm at The Abbey Inn at Bramley Leeds LS13, just at the bridge where Pollard Lane crosses over to Newlay lane on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal. About 4 -5 miles West of Leeds.
0113 258 2673.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=424250&y=436750&z=1&sv=424250,436750&st=4&ar=N&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,harlowpoet
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 02:40 PM

If you're ever down south, on the Herts/Essex border, just off London, our folk club meets a few minutes walk from the River Lea, which allows narrow boats.

Waltham Abbey Folk club. Meets Monday nights 8.30pm. Open nights, with a monthly guest. See website for details.

http://www.walthamabbeyfolkclub.com


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: mad2
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 03:25 PM

dont know about clubs and sessions but the middlewich festival is brill - only been once but it would combine all your interests - also the cropredy fest is on canal too ( dont ask me which one, i know nought about canals).


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 08:41 PM

Also down south, Wiltshire Traditions FC meet Mondays, 8.30 at The Lamb, Devizes.
Website wiltshiretraditions.co.uk
Colyn.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 27 Mar 05 - 08:45 PM

Sorry, should have said that Devizes is on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Colyn.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,John J
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 03:30 AM

The Anchor Inn at High Offley, Staffordshire, is on the Shroppie. It's an excellent pub that is the venue for many a good sing & music session.

John


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 05:59 AM

The Crown and Treaty in Uxbridge is only a cough and a spit from the
Grand Union , with visitor mooring adjacent by th bridge ! Folk club
is on tuesdays for any Catter Boaters in the area .


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: AggieD
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 06:18 AM

Cropredy Festival is on the South Oxford Canal at er... Cropredy. There is also a festival at Wheaton Aston on the Shroppie 13th to 15th May Wheaton Aston Festival

We hope to get up to Middlewich this year.

I also believe ther used to be sessions around Audlem on the Shroppie, there was a post somewhere on Mudcat, & I don't know whether Banbury club is still going.

Our boat name is 'Damascena', we're based near Norton Junction, on the Leicester Line, so give us a wave if you're up our way.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 07:25 AM

There is still a regular Monday session at Audlem on the Shropshire Union. It was at the Lord Combermere, but has now moved to the Shroppie Fly I think, right by the canal.
On Monday night also, the Wilkes Head in Leek, accessible from the end of the Leek arm on the Caldon Canal.
There is often music at the Boars head, Middlewich...see "Trent and Mersey music" for up to date information(hepefully!)


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: CallyH
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 09:17 AM

This is great!!

I am making up a list to put with my Nicholson waterways maps!

Rachel


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,MBSLynne
Date: 28 Mar 05 - 10:27 AM

And of course our North West Leicestershire session is within walking distance of the canal too! And is on this Thursday night....

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Splott Man
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 02:37 AM

Banbury Folk Club on wednesdays at the Arts Centre. Also the Banbury CANALSIDE Festival in October. Both highly recommended.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: CallyH
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 02:03 PM

'And of course our North West Leicestershire session is within walking distance of the canal too!'

Well, yes ... I suppose it is.

But to get there by boat would involve mooring up at Snarestone for 10 years while you wait for them to dig the canal through to the disconnected bit at Moira!!

Unless you meant its within walking distance from Snarestone, which is pushing it a bit!


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mitch the Bass
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 02:28 PM

Session every Tuesday night at 9 in the Coopers Tavern, Burton on Trent. Walking distance from Shobnall Marina.

http://www.hgmitchell.plus.com/hgm/Sessions/Burton/index.htm


Mitch


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 02:32 PM

The Sportsman at Croxley Green, Herts. Has Folk Sessions on every third Sunday. 3pm onwards. And every first Thursday of the month they meet in The Shed in the carpark, for an acoustic music evening. Starting at 8.00pm. I don't know what cannal it is, but. This is near to Rickmansworth.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: mandoleer
Date: 29 Mar 05 - 03:10 PM

Every Thursday night at the Ship Inn, Haskayne (where? halfway between Southport and Liverpool but not on the main A565 - on the A something or other else running sort of parallel). Right on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and not far from where the first sod was cut. Fairly informal - you don't know you're running the night until everyone else tells you. Officially a Folk Club, but gets like a session at times. Everyone joins in if they know the tune (and key!), or words. Coming by road, take the Maghull to Southport road and turn inland at the Kings Arms. Starts about 8.30 ish. Two guest beers - often Landlord is on, and quite often something from Jennings - and Tetley in cask as well if desperate. The draught cider is Blackthorn.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: MuddleC
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 04:06 PM

Why not have the folk session ON the boat??? -bring bottle and life preserver


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: LesB
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 06:09 PM

I thought the bottle was a life preserver!
Les


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 06:19 PM

For the Croxley Green session you need to moor just above Croxley Lock (north of Croxley Green, just before Watford). It's about a half hour walk from there.

I might be out of date but there used to be a club at The Pump House at Watford. Does anyone know if this club is still running?

I believe there is a Sunday club at the Canal Tavern at Worksop - you will need to check in Stirrings (folk mag/website) to see if this is still going. I just tried to check on their website but it is 'down'.

Another one that is definitely still up and running is the Kiveton Park Cricket Club Folk Club. There is a canal at Kiveton but it might be at the end of a stretch of the Chesterfield. If you want to go to that one, PM me and I'll collect you from your boat to take you there. This is a thriving, excellent, well-run club, open EVERY Tuesday (yes, even when it falls on Christmas Day).

Hope this helps a bit.

Rhiannon (ex-narrowboat owner)


    I am informed that Folk at the Pumphouse has been in operation at Watford since about 2008. -Joe Offer, 12 Aug 2011-


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Happy
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 06:37 PM

Mr Happy's Come-All-Ye

Every Wednesday 8.30pm

Free Butties & Mystery Guest every week!

The Union Vaults
Egerton St
Chester

50yds from Shropshire Union canal


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Zany Mouse
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 06:49 PM

Gosh - that's very generous, Geoff.

Free butties! The canal will be a bit crowded though - all those butty-boats.

lol

Rhiannon


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 07:22 PM

who's Geoff?


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 30 Mar 05 - 07:39 PM

bore's head middlewich

each 2nd sat of moth


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 01:28 AM

There is no longer a folk club at the Pump House in Watford - the cost of room hire made it unviable several years ago.

Kitty
    I am informed that Folk at the Pumphouse has been in operation at Watford since about 2008. -Joe Offer, 12 Aug 2011-


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 04:45 AM

Cellar Upstairs and Sharps are both close the the Regents Canal, Islington and Musical Traditions would both be a short bus ride. Carry on up the Lea and Stort for Waltham Abbey and Stortfolk.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 04:55 AM

Banbury's here   http://www.banburyfolkngoodmusicday.co.uk/

Sal


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Coltish Ankle
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 10:42 AM

Boar's Head, Middlewich is great, also Sandbach Folk & Nantwich ( Dabbers Folk Club )Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival is one of the best boatie folkie things around the NW by a long shot and mooring is free!! 17 - 19th June this year....see you there Cally Hanna...I'm on Amazon...


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 08:08 PM

Linlithgow Folk festival association have a session every 3rd Sunday of the month in the Balck Bitch pub.
During their Festivalin September (9th-11th this year) they have narrowboat musical cruises on the Union Canal.
Last year we were entertained by the Titanic Washhoose Band: fortunately there were no icebergs about!
TB


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: fiddler
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 02:59 AM

This is all great, I shall put a trace on this thread!

Now lets see if I leave on Sunday am I should be able to meet leadfingers on Tuesday evening and be back to work on Friday (or Saturday)

That is the really sad thing BUT it is great to know where they are we often feel inclined to go out when we moor up but often don't know more than the guide book.

Andy

BTW The boat is Vigornia (roiman name for Worcester - NOT some strange erictile substance)- 67' morred generally in Reading. Should be at Banbury in October!!!

Band practices are very strange with everyone sat in a straight line!


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 08:22 PM

I should also say that if you're going for a session in a narrowboat with no PA system (the neighbours didn't want any noise) make sure you sit near the band end if you want to hear 'em: too many people yakking up the back!
TB


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Graham and jo
Date: 04 Apr 05 - 12:36 PM

Beverley has beverley beck and there is mooring at the end of the beck near Foresters pub and near lock into river Hull.
Beverley has festival in June and various sessions at the Woolpack, Monks Walk, Sun. For example, every Friday night in the Sun. Also folk club every Monday in the Foresters.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Gadaffi
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 11:12 AM

The Fox and Hounds in Crookham Road, Fleet, Hants. is beside the Basingstoke Canal - I believe it still houses a Tuesday night folk club.

Usually the club room is used, but on a particularly nice sunny evening, the organiser decided to have the club in the garden next to the canal when Nic Jones was its guest. Nobody bargained for the midges and gnats biting! Needless to say, the second half was reconvened back in the club room.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Jos
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 11:32 AM

Last time I went to the Fox and Hounds the club room had turned into a restaurant, and didn't look like there was any possibility of it changing back again.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST
Date: 31 May 15 - 08:01 AM

Can we refresh this thread with canalside clubs currently still going? Its v. useful!


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 May 15 - 08:23 AM

Linlithgow is still on the go.

http://www.linlithgowfolk.com/index.php/folk-festival/festival-2015

Is there anything near any other Scottish canals?


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST, DTM
Date: 31 May 15 - 08:28 AM

Re. canal-side sessions. Always be respectful. Don't just barge in. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 31 May 15 - 09:10 AM

In London:
Folk in the Cellar
Folk on Monday
Morris Folk Club
Sharps
The Harrison
Back to the Folklaws
Chalk Farm Folk
Duke of Wellington, Dalston
Princess of Wales, Primrose Hill
For concert goers also:
Kings Place, St Pancras Old Church, Cecil Sharp House and Green Note

Cellar Upstairs was mentioned in the older part of the thread but has since moved (twice).


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 31 May 15 - 09:23 AM

And don't keel over too early in the evening.

I think the session in the Jemmy Hurst is still on Wednesday nights at Rawcliffe less than a mile from Rawcliffe Bridge on the Aire & Calder where you should be able to moor up for free for a night. Bill Sables would know if it's still running.

Hull Marina is hosting historic keels, sloops, etc for the Hull Folk Festival, 14-16th August. We're hoping to have some sessions on the boats.

There is a monthly (Sunday) session at The Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole, but I'm informed it's all singer songwriters.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 31 May 15 - 09:53 AM

If you don't already have it bookmarked the
https://folkmusicmap.wordpress.com
should be handy -zoom in till you can see the canal you're using.

But afaik it does only list clubs who maintain a website.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 05:01 AM

we moored at Knapton and drove to Banbury weekend do in April - and were made very welcome - but I'm not sure how far away the cricket ground is from the canal?
Last year we moored on the Thames near oxford and walked into Eynsford for their weekend festival in June - lots going on and we were made very welcome.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 05:29 AM

which rarely includes sessions.

Mr Red's selection (by no means all) see his map & click or see links below for specific locations, scroll down for list.

Rock of Gibralta Oxford canal Thursday needs checking (from the landlord, the barpeeps rarely know what happens on their nights) see Enslow. which includes the Highwayman Kidlington 3rd Sun, Eynsham 4th Sun (Thames) and several Oxford venues, the Half Moon on Sun is Irish, very.

Somers FC Alma Inn Fri is within a mile of the Staffs and Worcs in , the Lamb & Flag is nearer. Farriers 2nd Tues & Cardinals Hat 1st nearer still, all Worcester.
Pickled Plum 1st Mon & Millers. last Tues Both Pershore on the Avon. Wyre Piddle Pidele House 2/4th Mon Avon. 3 Kings Hanley Castle 1 mile from Upton upon Severn (nearer to Severn) every Fri Midday. all found on Mr Red - Hanley Castle radius 15Km

Stratford on Avon FC 1/3 Wed. Mary Arden's Inn Wilmcote 4th Sun, Boars Head Hampton Lucy 2nd Fri all along the Avon see around Stratford

Devizes FC is on the K&A see here and if you get to the end see the areal of Brisel

If you find the pop-up there are controls to predict; dates (where known), distance, OSGR and Post Codes, or you can find by town. Clicking on the right hand column gets a map of the venue and canals/rivers are well delineated thereon. And outside my chosen demesne there are links on the map to listing sites for that region. Having said all this, ring through before making too many plans. Pubs, landlords, breweries, folkies and the recession being what they are, things can change overnight. My datestamps give an indication of confidence.

Let me know if you find any changes,


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 06:10 AM

hertford can be reached by narrow boat.
It is a short walk from the moorings to The Great Eastern, 3rd Thursday every month, and The White Horse, 2nd and 4th Tuesday.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 07:09 AM

The Grand Union Folk Club at the Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow on Soar, Leics has something on most Mondays, a mixture of Music OR Singers sessions and Guest Nights. NEXT to the cut.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 07:20 AM

I have no recent information, but several poorly-updated and unreliable sources (Hands Up for Trad, and the (ALP) Scots Music Group, for two) suggest there is a slow session at the Tally Ho in Winchburgh on Thursday nights. Winchburgh is on the Union Canal between Edinburgh and Linlithgow.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 07:49 AM

The Stumble Inn, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton the home of Tigerfolk (formerly Traditions at the Tiger) is in walking distance from the canal that runs through Long Eaton to Trent Lock and Sawley Marina. Meets first Sunday in the month (not August.)


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 08:58 AM

The Audlem session mentioned above has moved again (not far) to The Bridge. Still on a Monday.
Bedworth FF is within walking distance of a canal.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 09:02 AM

Uxbridge is no longer at the Crown and Trraty


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 11:38 AM

Hopefully most people have the sense to only consider the 2015 recommendations but I think that a new thread would have been better in a case like this.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Rattler
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 01:54 PM

The Packet Inn music & song sessio is on the second Tuesday of every month by Bridge 57 of th Chesterfield Canal in Retford, Nottinghamshire. Plenty of mooring space and a warm welcome.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 Jun 15 - 03:23 PM

Tamworth FC is 600 metres from the Coventry Canal, Fri (trust me it is on their website - somewhere) . map here and they have a bluegrass festival and Folk Moot upcoming.
Come to think of it, to get to the the CheckMates FC you have to cross the B'ham & Fazely canal in Hopwas.
Pelsall FC is about a mile along Goscote Rd from the Wyrley & Essington not sure about the advisability of leaving a boat in that area though, not that I have lived in the area for 35 years, but......


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 03:22 AM

Local knowledge is always good. A bridge number is even better as reception is often difficult on the canals. About a mile is the limit as my friend does not walk too well. A local taxi firm - name and number - would be bliss. + is it a join in or just come to listen club.
Thanks
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 04:57 AM

Bollington Folk Club is less than 200 yards from Bollington Aqueduct (Macclesfield Canal). It meets every Friday with a mixture of Singers Nights and Guests. Very welcoming.

Pyramid Folk Hub - SK10


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Paul Reade
Date: 02 Jun 15 - 12:43 PM

Skipton Folk Club meets every Monday at 8:30 in the Narrowboat Inn in the town centre - just round the corner from the junction of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Springs Branch

See http://www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 04:54 AM

listed here (plus Worcester etc as previous.) Droitwich Hop Pole 1st Sun Droitwich Canal. Stoke Prior Bromsgrove Bowling Green B'Ham & Worcs, last Sun. Rose & Crown Severn Stoke River Severn Wed every 4 weeks (alternate weeks shared with Bredon 500metres from Avon so select "how soon" for next date) and Astley Burf nr Stourport, Hamstall Inn 3rd Fri.

Kiddy area eg Wolverly near Kiddy, the Lock (bit of a giveaway) Mon. Woodman Folk in Ashwood Marina Kingswinford Fri. Modern river navigation would not appear to reach Bewdley (there are sessions there). And Stourbridge Town has an arm of the Stourport canal with several venues - may be 700 metres from it, link above (C & R T map) can show the arm and is navigable still.

Folk at Frampton Tues Village Hall & 3 Horseshoes alt Wed on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the Fountain pub is not far from the Gloucester Docks 2nd Sun we have a Cajun Dance with some live music so if you play or dance Cajun you are welcome to join in, and on Wed Lassington Oak MM decamp to the Fountain at about 9:30 and 1st Tues is the rotating Tues sess - 2nd Tues is Englands Glory a fair walk (London Rd). Gloucester Irish Club have a 1st Wed Irish sess. And given a successful push to finish current renovations and a favourable submission to the HLF the Stroudwater will connect to the G & S by 2020 (don't quote me!) see here for the area venues


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Red
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 04:57 AM

having said all this, summer time can be a time for resting sessions. Ring contact numbers for more reliable info.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 07:04 AM

Also on the Union Canal, the Athletic Arms (Diggers) in Gorgie/Dalry is about a mile from the eastern end in Edinburgh.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Jun 15 - 08:47 AM

Lancaster has a couple of weekly sessions at the Gregson, about a hundred yards up the hill from Moor Lane Bridge (No 102). Mooring by the Waterwitch pub in the town centre, or further north near Moor Lane.

Tuesday Irish session in the bar, starts about 9.00pm - great musicians, quite fast!

Thursday session upstairs in the Olive bar also about 9.00pm - very varied instruments, very varied repertoire from local Wyresdale tunes from the Winder family manuscripts to wider European tunes and more.

Both mainly tune sessions, but appropriate song contributions usually welcomed

The Lancaster Canal was initially separate from the rest of the waterways system, but the addition of the Ribble Link https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/ribble-link
allows access from the Leeds and Liverpool Rufford branch (short river transit up the Ribble - tidal!).

At the south end of the canal. Preston has a mixed music and song session every Friday at the New Welcome Inn, 15 Cambridge Walk, PR1 7TH http://preston-lancashire.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/the-new-welcome-inn-16503129.html , about a mile from the terminal basin (north-east up Aqueduct Street, then left into Cambridge Walk). Always a great night, excellent singers and musicians among the resident crew, and usually supplemented by visitors from further afield.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 06:03 PM

I've been giving myself a little learning exercise & been putting the venues mentioned recently on a google map a la folkmusicmap.
I was planning not to duplicate any already on the FolkMusicMap site but I've already got some I think.

:( Like most little projects that eat into the evening/dawn I probably won't stick at improving/checking/updating this.... though
I might persevere depending on comment(s)/suggestion(s).
I could just make editing public and let them that are interested add stuff.
It's all a bit rough. I noticed late on that Mr Red's site has quite a few contact details which I could paste in.

For 'Tuesday' I tried out a table format -discovered it is easy to change headings, not so easy to change the order.
It's quite easy to display a bit of info under the balloon.

Here it is : test google map
I don't know what I've done differently from folkmusicmap but there is a search box on the page. To zoom to a reasonable scale of an area start typing a town's name then click on the town(not a venue).

Days are colour coded rainbow-wise(see the Irish Sea). (Sorry, that isn't a row of ferries on the Liverpool - IoM route)


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jun 15 - 07:36 PM

I'll have another go ... (but the copy paste on this tablet has gone wonky)
Link to test Google canal folk venues ( without their own website )map


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jun 15 - 07:15 AM

a lot of my links above go to my map. It is all derived from one database, map location is via OSGR which can be displayed along with Post Codes, each of which have a (pointer) map hyperlink underneath. If the venue & map marker disappear, I have taken the venue off the list (usually due to information received). This is not a "fit and forget" endeavour. My information comes from local enthusiast's e-mails, and asking people who "go" when seen at Festivals etc. And the area covered is deliberately kept "doable", places I might drive to. No further. And I link to anyone with good information, on the periphery.

FWIW I update constantly as information comes in, always carying a datestamp. I am wary of copying from other websites, especially if the audit trail can lead back to me. That would create a self-supporting loop.

The problem implicit in FreddyHeady's post and other Folk Maps is that information is not always updated. Indeed when new, the organisers blitz all modes of free publicity, then forget they did that. When the session fades and people loose interest, publicity regarding cessation is not high on the agenda. Crowd-sourced data is like that.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 06:54 PM

I hadn't seen this website before for Irish sessions:
thesession.org where you can search by town

or, if you can work out your lat & longitude, by typing them in on the URL latlon=54.1,-2.9

For the lat long try gridreferencefinder.com

and for bridge numbers maybe
canalplan.eu, see the Quick search/route.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 07:28 PM

Unfortunately the info on thesession.org is more impressive for its quantity than its quality. Sessions rarely get deleted.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 26 Dec 15 - 12:28 PM

Facebook group
Musicians on the Cut - Public Group
https://facebook.com/groups/364819410370028


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re Irish sessions:thesession.org
The date quoted is when the file was created.
It's always worth clicking to see the latest update.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: a gud ole bwoy
Date: 27 Dec 15 - 02:30 PM

2nd Sunday of every month from 6pm to 9pm, the Boathouse folk club held in the Foxton Locks Inn at the bottom of the Foxton locks. It's round the room format, songs and tunes, vary varied material. Good visitor moorings.


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Subject: RE: Sessions/folk clubs near canals
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 28 Dec 15 - 03:44 AM

We will be on the canal again this April, starting on the 9th at Knapton lock, so will be looking out for clubs. We have managed to get to a few in the past, and have always been made very welcome, but we have 3 problems
-the internet is variable in reception ie often none
-we don't have a car with us - so a local taxi firm number would be helpful.
- because a lock might be closed or we hit a busy one - you are never quite sure where you will be on any specific date. Its short days in April so we don't get to travel far.
Thanking you for any advice as to where/ when
FloraG.


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