UK Folk Clubs A vital Index of Folk Clubs

UK Folk Clubs Index

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Folk Clubs Listing

The Folk Clubs listing is being completely renewed and updated because some clubs have moved, others have folded and new clubs started. The last time this was done, was in 2015 and located around three hundred and fifty clubs. Many of the clubs booked guests, others were sing-arounds.

Over the intervening years some have changed to an ‘open mic’ format. We would like to guarantee information about every folk club. However can only get information from their web sites or Facebook pages. Already we are finding that some website haven’t been updated or modernised.

To locate folk clubs in your area, simply click on the county you require. You will then see a new page with a list of clubs in that region.

Bedford Folk and AcousticKempstoneBeds
Bedford Folk Dance ClubBedfordBeds
Dunton FolkDuntonBeds
Forest Folk & RootsCranfieldBeds
Wokingham Music ClubWokinghamBerks
Bristol Folk HouseBristolBristol
Downend Folk ClubFrenchayBristol
Dragon Folk ClubShortwoodBristol
Ear Trumpet Folk ClubBristolBristol
Folk Around FishpondsFishponds,Bristol
Nova Scotia Folk ClubBristolBristol
Aylesbury Folk ClubAyleburyBucks
Chesham Folk ClubCheshamBucks
Chequers Folk ClubGreat KingshillBucks
The Song LoftStony StratfordBucks
Black Fen Folk ClubCambridgeCambs
Cambridge Folk ClubCambridgeCambs
Ely Folk ClubElyCambs
Mayflower Folk ClubCambridgeCambs
St Neots Folk ClubSt NeotsCambs
Bollington Folk ClubBollingtonCheshire
Cheshire FolkMiddlewich.Cheshire
Frodsham Folk ClubFrodshamCheshire
Hungry Horse Acoustic FolkEllesmere PortCheshire
Lymm Folk ClubLymmCheshire
Midway Folk ClubStockportCheshire
Northwich Folk ClubNorthwich,Cheshire
Phoenix Folk ClubPoyntonCheshire
Runcorn Folk ClubRuncornCheshire
Sandbach Folk ClubSandbachCheshire
Timperley Folk ClubTimperleyCheshire
Clew Bay Folk ClubWestportCo. Mayo
Bodmin Folk ClubBodminCornwall
Bude Folk ClubHigher CrackingtonCornwall
Penzance Folk ClubPenzanceCornwall
Truro Folk DanceTruroCornwall
Wadebridge Folk ClubWadebridge,Cornwall
Brampton Folk SessionsBramptonCumbria
Lake District Folk & AcousticKendalCumbria
Belper Folk ClubBelperDerbyshire
Cheshire CheeseHopeDerbyshire
Chesterfield Folk ClubChesterfieldDerbyshire
Club AcousticBuxtonDerbyshire
Derby HeritageDerbyDerbyshire
TigerfolkLong EatonDerbyshire
Village FolkMelbourneDerbyshire
Youlgrave Folk ClubYoulgraveDerbyshire
Brixham Folk ClubBrixhamDevon
Exeter Folk ClubExeterDevon
Folk On The MoorLee MillDevon
Shammick AcousticCombe MartinDevon
Sidmouth Acoustic Folk ClubSidmouthDevon
Topsham Folk ClubBridge Inn TopshamDevon
Bournmouth Folk ClubBournmouthDorset
Brunny Folk ClubWimborneDorset
Sunray Folk ClubBroadmayneDorset
Wessex Acoustic Folk ClubBlandford ForumDorset
Wimborne Folk ClubWimborneDorset
Darlington Folk & AcousticDarlingtonDurham
Davy Lamp Folk ClubWashingtonDurham
Pot & Glass Folk/ AcousticEgglescliffe VillageDurham
Welly Folk ClubBillingham,Durham
Cottingham LiveCottinghamEast Yorks
White Horse Folk ClubBeverleyEast Yorks
Anchor Folk ClubWestcliff-on-SeaEssex
Great Bardfield Folk ClubGreat BarfieldtEssex
Haverford Folk ClubRomfordEssex
Hoy at Anchor Folk ClubWWestcliff-on-SeaEssex
Lost HorizonsLeytonEssex
Loughton Folk ClubLoughtonEssex
Romford Folk ClubRomfordEssex
Toot Hill Folk ClubOngarEssex
Waltham Abbey Folk ClubWaltham AbbeyEssex
Forest Folk ClubColefordGloucs
Crumpsall Folk ClubCrumpsallGrt. Manchester
Sale Folk ClubSaleGrt. Manchester
Wigan Folk ClubWigan LaneGrt. Manchester
Bournemouth Folk ClubBournmouthHampshire
Forest FolkNorth BoarhuntHampshire
Milford Folk ClubMilford on SeaHampshire
Ringwood Folk ClubRingwoodHampshire
Whitchurch Folk ClubWhitchurchHampshire
Hereford Folk ClubHerefordHereford
Hitchin Folk ClubHitchinHertford
Redbourne Folk ClubRedbournHertford
Watford Folk ClubWatfordHertford
Royston Folk ClubRoystonHertfordshire
Killala Bay Folk ClubKillala, Co. MayoIreland
No folk clubs ?Isle of Wight
Dartford Folk ClubDartfordKent
Deal Folk ClubDealKent
Faversham Folk ClubFavershamKent
Folk At The DrumNorth StanfordKent
Good Intent Folk ClubRochesterKent
Orpington Folk ClubOrpingtonKent
Tenterden Folk ClubTenterdenKent
Three Ravens Folk ClubMaidstoneKent
Whitstable Folk ClubWhitstable.Kent
Bromley Cross Folk ClubEdgworthLancashire
Burnley Folk & AcousticBurnleyLancashire
Fleetwood Folk ClubFleetwoodLancashire
Gregson Lane Folk ClubHoughtonLancashire
Over Hulton Folk ClubOver HultonLancashire
Willows Folk ClubPrestonLancashire
Grand Union Folk ClubSilebyLeicestershire
Hinkley ActHinckleyLeicestershire
Shanties @ Cross KeysCoalvilleLeicestershire
White Horse Folk ClubSeagrave,Leicestershire
Grimsby Folk ClubGrimsbyLinccolnshire
Gainsborough Folk ClubGainsboroughLincolnshire
Lincoln Folk ClubLincolnLincolnshire
Spalding Folk ClubSpalding,Lincolnshre
A Roving Folk ClubLondonLondon
Bowes Park Folk ClubMyddleton Road,London
Cellar Upstairs Folk ClubGrays Inn RoadLondon
Goose Is OutNunhead.London
Islington Folk ClubIslingtonLondon
Mondegreen Folk ClubLondon
Pinner Folk ClubPinnerLondon
Uxbridge Folk ClubHillingdonLondon
Walthamstow Folk ClubWalthamstowLondon
Bothy Folk ClubSouthportMerseyside
Bromborough Folk ClubBromboroughMerseyside
Maghull Folk ClubHaghillMerseyside
Wooden Horse Folk ClubRainfordMerseyside
Herga at The CastleHarrow,Middlesex
Blakeney Folk ClubBlakeneyNorfolk
King's Head Folk ClubDerehamNorfolk
Norwich Folk ClubNorwichNorfolk
Thetford Folk ClubThetford.Norfolk
Wolf Folk ClubWolfertonNorfolk
Black Swan Folk ClubYorkNorth Yorks
Bridlington Folk ClubBridlingtonNorth Yorks
Cutty Wren Folk ClubRedcarNorth Yorks
Guisborough Folk ClubGuisboroughNorth Yorks
Harrogate Folk ClubHarrogate,North Yorks
Robin Hood's Bay Folk ClubRobin Hood's BayNorth Yorks
Brackley Folk ClubHinton in the Hedges,Northamptonshire
Great Knight FolkFar CottonNorthants
Ashington Folk ClubAshingtonNorthumberland
Cheviot Folk ClubThropton,Northumberland
Cramlington Folk ClubSouthfield GreenNorthumberland
Bingham Folk ClubBinghamNottinghamshire
Carrington TriangleCarringtonNottinghamshire
Mansfield Folk ClubMansfieldNottinghamshire
Newark Folk ClubNewarkNottinghamshire
Poppy Folk ClubWest BridgfordNottinghamshire
Second Time AroundBeestonNottinghamshire
Banbury Folk ClubBanburyOxfordshire
Chippy Folk & AcousticEnstoneOxfordshire
Nettlebed Folk ClubNettlebedOxfordshire
Oxford Folk ClubOxfordOxfordshire
Swalcliffe ConcertsSwalcliffeOxfordshire
Wychwood Folk ClubAscott-under-WychwoodOxfordshire
Rutland Folk Dance ClubUppinghamRutland
Ayr Phoenix Folk ClubAyrScotland
Balerno Folk ClubBalerno, EdinburghScotland
Denholm Folk ClubRoxburghshireScotland
Falkirk Folk ClubFalkirkScotland
Glenfarg Folk ClubKinross, PerthshireScotland
Haddington Folk ClubHaddingtonScotland
Irvine Folk ClubIrvine, AyrshireScotland
Kelso Folk & LiveKelsoScotland
Milngavie Folk ClubMilngavie, GlasgowScotland
Montrose Folk ClubMontrose, AngusScotland
Partick Folk ClubPartick, GlasgowScotland
Stonehaven Folk ClubStonehavenScotland
Wee Folk ClubEdinburghScotland
Brimfield Folk ClubWLudlowShropshire
Acorn Folk ClubMineheadSomerset
Bath Folk ClubBathSomerset
Blazing Stump Folk ClubCarhamptonSomerset
Nailsea Folk ClubNailseaSomerset
Barnsley Folk & AcousticBarnsleySouth Yorks
Beehive Folk ClubHarthill, SheffieldSouth Yorks
Crookes Folk ClubCrookes, SheffieldSouth Yorks
Nether Edge Folk ClubSheffieldSouth Yorks
Brewood Acoustic Music ClubBrewoodStaffordshire
Bradford Arms Folk ClubIvetsey BankStaffs
Burton Folk ClubBurtonStaffs
Chequemates, Folk & Roots ClubTamworthStaffs
Potteries Folk ClubBlythe BridgeStaffs
Stafford Folk ClubStaffordStaffs
Tamworth Folk ClubTamworthStaffs
Everyman Folk ClubSaxmundhamSuffolk
Waveney Folk ClubLowestoftSuffolk
Anchor Folk ClubByfleetSurrey
Bracknell Folk ClubWindleshamSurrey
Cranleigh Folk ClubEwhurstSurrey
Grayshott Folk ClubGrayshotSurrey
Maidenhead Folk ClubMaidenheadSurrey
Ram Folk ClubThames DittonSurrey
Brighton Acoustic ClubBrighton.Sussex
Chichester Folk Song ClubChichesterSussex
Horsham Folk ClubHorshamSussex
Lamb Folk ClubEastbourneSussex
Lewes Saturday Folk ClubLewesSussex
White Horse Folk ClubGolden CrossSussex
Bridge Folk ClubNewcastleTyne & Wear
Sedgefield Folk ClubSedgefieldTyne & Wear
South Shields Folk ClubSouth ShieldsTyne & Wear
Stockton Folk ClubNortonTyne & Wear
TynefolkBlaydonTyne & Wear
Aberystwyth Folk ClubAberystwythWales
Cardiff Folk ClubCardiffWales
Conway Folk ClubConwayWales
Newport Folk ClubRogerstoneWales
Rhyl Folk ClubRhylWales
Ruthin Allstyles, Folk & Acoustic ClubRuthinWales
WebGlais nr SwanseaWales
Atherstone Folk ClubAtherstoneWarwickshire
Bedworth Folk ClubBedworth.Warwickshire
Nuneaton Folk ClubNuneatonWarwickshire
Shirley Social ClubSolihullWarwickshire
Stratford upon Avon Folk ClubStratford Upon AvonWarwickshire
Trump FolkCoventryWarwickshire
Warwick Folk ClubWarwickWarwickshire
Wurzel Bush Folk ClubRugbyWarwickshire
Black Diamond Folk ClubBirminghamWest Midlands
Common Folk Folk ClubWalsallWest Midlands
New Crystal Folk ClubRowley RegisWest Midlands
Red Lion Folk ClubKings HeathWest Midlands
Woodman Folk ClubKingswinfordWest Midlands
Selsey Folk & Music ClubSelseyWest Sussex
Baccapipes Folk ClubKeighleyWest Yorks
Folk at The GroveLeedsWest Yorks
Morley Folk ClubMorleyWest Yorks
Topis Folk ClubBradfordWest Yorks
Otley Folk ClubOtleyWest Yorkshire
Bourne Folk ClubSalisburyWiltshire
Devizes Folk ClubDevizesWiltshire
Swindon Folk ClubSwindonWiltshire
White Horse Folk ClubHighworthWiltshire
Birch & Stock Folk ClubKidderminsterWorcestershire
Bromsgrove Folk ClubCatshillWorcestershire
Dragon Folk ClubWorcesterWorcestershire
Somers Traditional Folk ClubWorcester.Worcestershire

Venues across the UK

The many clubs all over the UK still provide great entertainment. They also provide opportunities for new performers to try out songs and tunes. Guest booking clubs give audience the chance to see some of the top names on the folk scene. They are also important to acts who are pro or semi-pro entertainers.

You will discover that there are many variations in the venues take. There are plenty informal sing-arounds and sessions plus concert clubs. Every club seems to have it’s own personality, due to them being run mainly by volunteers.

Enthusiasm is often the key requirement for running a club. An enthusiastic committee is vital to the continued success of any type of club. May venues will welcome offers of help and fresh faces. Good club organisers will build a rapport with members and create a great atmosphere at the venue. It’s always a delight to be amongst friends and like minded people for a night of entertainment.

We hope that our guide will be of use and you are able to find and support clubs in your area. Have a great time.

You might like to check out our Folk Music Artists page for more information.