BBC Gig Guide

Here’s some useful info from the BBC Hereford & Worcester Gig Guide:

Andrew here at BBC Hereford & Worcester. I’ve been keeping a close watchful eye grow over these last few months and I have to say what a fantastic resource this is for local music. I also look after the BBC’s Gig Guide and I wanted to share some of the open mics we know about… There’s a lot of crossover here, but feel free to add any of our discoveries onto your site.
Andrew :-)
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First Monday
Irish Night @ The Grape Vaults, Leominster
Tuesdays
The Globe, Hay-on-Wye
Firefly, Worcester
Great Malvern Hotel
The Queen’s Head, Wolverley nr Kidderminster
Jam Night: The Falcon Hotel, Bromyard
The Retreat, Ledbury
First Tuesday
Miller’s Arms, Pershore
Irish Night @ The Volunteer, Hereford
Last Tuesday
Jam Night: The Beer In Hand, Hereford
Wednesdays
Marr’s Bar, Worcester
Red Lion, Malvern
Baskerville Hall, Clyro Court nr Hay-on-Wye
Acoustic Night: The Price Of Wales, Ledbury
First Wednesday
Bluegrass Session @ The Victory, Hereford 8pm
Third Wednesday
Folk Night: The Cock & Magpie, Bewdley
Thursdays
The Cock & Magpie, Bewdley
Open Mic: Dan James @ The Chestnut, Worcester 8.30pm
Open Mic: Tyler Massey @ The West Malvern Social Club 9pm
First Thursday
The Kings Head, Tenbury Wells
The Alma, Linton nr Ross-on-Wye 8.30pm
The Bridge, Tenbury Wells
Third Thursday
Folk Session @ The King’s Head, Tenbury Wells
Tarrington Arms nr Hereford/Ledbury
The Spread Eagle, Hereford
Last Thursday
Open Mic: By The Shore @ The Swan With Two Nicks, Worcester
Fridays
@ The Imperial, Hereford ???
Band Nights @ The Secret Garden, Kidderminster
The Hotspur Sessions @ The Aero-Club, Shobdon Airfield nr Leominster
First Friday
Folk Night: The Pedigrees @ The Spread Eagle, Hereford
Third Friday
Folk Night @ The New Inn, Bartestree nr Hereford
Last Friday of Every Month
12-18-year olds’ Open Mic @ The Hive, Worcester
Open Mic: The Rhythm Thieves @ The Sun Inn, Leintwardine nr Leominster 8pm
Saturdays
Ledbury Community Hall
First Saturday
Folk & Irish Session @ The Harp Inn, Glasbury-on-Wye nr Hay-on-Wye
Third Saturday
The Harp Inn, Glasbury-On-Wye nr Hay 8.30pm
Second Sunday
Open Mic: The Rhythm Thieves @ The Sun Inn, Leintwardine nr Leominster
Last Sunday
The Plough Inn, Little Dewchurch nr Hereford/Ross
The Retreat, Ledbury
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JT Update 20150612

Hello everyone,

 

Herewith listings covering 2nd half of June – please note change of day for The Lamb, Stoke Prior. It has moved from 3rd to 4th Friday each month as of 26th June.

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
  Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Sing-arounds & Clubs
June Part 2 (15th – 30th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday June 16th The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday June 16th Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday June 17th The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Wednesday June 17th The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday June 18th The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday June 19th The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday June 22nd Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday June 30th The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday June 24th Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Thursday June 18th The Holly Bush, Alcester (2) B49 5QX
4th Friday June 26th NEW  : The Lamb Inn, Stoke Prior, Leominster (2/4) ** HR6 0NB
Last Friday June 26th The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX
4th Saturday June 27th Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB

 

** Moved as of June to new day. Acoustic sing-around, caters for all styles.

 

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
June 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Wednesday 10th & 24th June The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Wednesday 3rd & 17th The Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4) WR13 6QP
Thursday 11th & 25th June The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 4th & 18th June Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
Saturday 5th & 19th June Alcester & Redditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester B49 5QX
Sunday 7th & 21st June The Galton Arms, Himbleton WR9 7LQ
Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
June 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)** WR1 1JL
Tuesday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 3, 10, 17, 24 The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Thursday 4, 11, 18, 25 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (2) WR11 7EJ
Friday 5, 12, 19, 26 Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT

 

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Lamb Inn Session – Stoke Prior

lamb inn stoke priorAcoustic session running every month on the 4th Friday at the Lamb Inn, Stoke Prior, Nr. Leominster, HR6 0NB.

It has run successfully for the past couple of months and proved very popular. The next session is on Friday 26th June 2015 at 8.00 pm and thereafter on the 4th Friday of every month.

For more info contact organiser on valeryan@outlook.com.

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JT Update 20150515

Hello everyone,

Hopefully no need for a “Take Two” version this time. Just reminding you of some of the recent changes/additions followed by the full listings:

Redditch folk club has moved “house” to The Holly Bush in Alcester and will now be entitled “Alcester & Redditch Folk Club. Meets 1st and 3rd SATURDAY of the month.

New Celtic session at The Fleece Inn Bretforton every 3rd Wednesday of the month (details will be listed in next bulletin – May Part 2)

Both of Frank Jolley’s jam sessions at Pidele House Wyre Piddle have moved to MONDAY nights (2nd & 4th) as of April

The Lamb and Flag fortnightly sessions on Mondays are now a weekly event

The Admiral Rodney session will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary next week (May 20th) – so may be there will be an extra big “full house” for that night. There will be a separate notice going out about it too.

Have news of a new session that has started at The Lamb Inn, Stoke Prior, Leominster HR6 0NB – next session 15th May. 8-00pm start. Full details to follow shortly.

This Saturday at The Kings Head Tenbury – Red Mad Dog

 

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
  Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 31st)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 19th May The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 19th May Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday 20th May The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rdWednesday 20th May The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) ** WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday 21st May The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday 15th May The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 25th May Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 26th May The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 27th May Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Thursday 28th May The Holly Bush, Alcester *** B49 5QX
4th Saturday 23rd May Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 29th May The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX
Last Sunday 31st May The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

** NEW tunes & song session started March 2015. Includes some Welsh tradition as well.

*** Phil Knowles’ session returns to The Holly Bush (Pub under new management)

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Wednesday 13th & 27th May The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Wednesday 6th & 20th May The Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4) WR13 6QP
Thursday 14th & 28th May The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 7th & 14th May Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
SATURDAY 2nd & 18th May Alcester & Redditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester ** B49 5QX
Sunday 3rd & 17th May The Galton Arms, Himbleton WR9 7LQ

** NEW venue starting April – address 37 Henley Street, Alcester 8-00pm to 11-00pm sharp

 

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
May 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 4, 11, 18, 25 May Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1)** WR1 1JL
Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 May The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 May The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28 May The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (2) WR11 7EJ
Friday 1,8,15,22,29 May Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT

 

**Lamb & Flag sessions now running every Monday as of May 2015

 

Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

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Celtic Fiddle Festival Ludlow

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Email: selina@ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk
Website: http://www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk/event.php?id=2577
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Event Name: Celtic Fiddle Festival
Event Description: Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Celtic Fiddle Festival stars features: Kevin Burke, a giant of Irish music; renowned fiddler Christian Lemaître (Kornog) from Brittany, France; and sensational young Quebecois musician André Brunet (De Temps Antan, La Bottine Souriante).

The group celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combines their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. In concert each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and traditions, followed by a collaborative set featuring all four musicians. Together, they play with such relentless precision and fire that the tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers, leaving the audience with a memorable musical experience.
Event Location: Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, SY8 1AZ
Event Time: 8- PM
Event Date: 2015-05-21

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JT Update 20150415

Herewith the Clubs and Sessions lists for second half of April. Some new and resurrected sessions to take note of :

Return of Phil Knowles’ session to The Holly Bush Alcester – fourth Thursday each month

New Celtic session at The Fleece Bretforton – third Wednesday each month

Redditch Folk Club now homed at The Holly Bush Alcester – first and third Saturday each month.

 

‘WHAT’ KEY 1 2 3 4
Irish/Scottish trad tunes Mixed Traditional Country/Americana/other Anything goes
 
Once a Month Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015 : Part 2 (15th to 30th)
Day Date Where/What Postcode
3rd Tuesday 21st April The Bell Inn, Pensax (4) WR6 6AE
3rd Tuesday 21st April Blues at The Cellar Bar Worcester WR1 1EE
3rd Wednesday 15th April The Admiral Rodney (4) WR6 6PL
3rd Wednesday 15th April The Fleece Inn, Bretforton (1) ** WR11 7JE
3rd Thursday 16th April The Kings Head, Tenbury WR15 8EG
3rd Friday 17th April The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf, Stourport (4) DY13 0RY
4th Monday 27th April Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
Last Tuesday 28th April The Millers Arms, Bridge St Pershore (4) WR10 1 AT
4th/last Wednesday 29th April Open Mic at Pidele House Wyre Piddle (4) WR10 2JB
4th Thursday 23rd April The Holly Bush, Alcester *** B49 5QX
4th Saturday 25th April Folk at The Fold (2) WR6 5JB
Last Friday 24th April The Fox Inn Monkwood Green (4) WR6 2NX
Last Sunday 26th April The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior (2) B60 4BH

** NEW tunes & song session started March 2015. Includes some Welsh tradition as well.

*** Phil Knowles’ session returns to The Holly Bush (Pub under new management)

Fortnightly or Twice Monthly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Monday 6th & 20th  April Lamb & Flag, The Tything Worcester (1) WR1 1JL
Wednesday 1st, 15th & 29th  April The Majors Arms, Hammonds Frome (2) WR6 5AX
Wednesday 8th & 22nd April The Crown Inn, Colwall (2/4) WR13 6QP
Thursday 2nd, 16th & 30th  April The Morgan Pub Clarence Rd, Malvern (1) WR14 3EQ
Thursday 2nd & 16th April Black Hill Tune Club, The Crown Longtown (2) HR2 OLT
SATURDAY 4th & 18th April Redditch FC, The Holly Bush, Alcester ** B49 5QX
Sunday 5th & 19th April The Galton Arms, Himbleton (4) ** WR9 7LQ

 

** NEW venue starting April – address 37 Henley Street, Alcester 8-00pm to 11-00pm sharp

Weekly Sessions, Singarounds & Clubs
April 2015
Day Date Where/What Postcode
Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 April The Falcon, Broad Street, Bromyard (4) HR7 4BT
Wednesday 1, 8,15, 22, 29 April The Prince of Wales, Ledbury (4) HR8 1DL
Thursday 2, 8, 16, 23, 30 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton WR11 7JE
Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 April Somers FC, The Alma Inn Worcester (2) WR3 7HT
Venue & Organiser Contact Details
Venue Contact
The Cardinals Hat Worcester

Pub : 01905  724006 Website : www.the-cardinals-hat.co.uk

Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com

The Kings Head Tenbury Organiser : Pauline Molloy : paulinamolloy(at)gmail.com
The Farriers Arms Worcester

Pub : 01905 27569

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Talbot Knightwick

Pub : 01886 821235 Website : www.the-talbot.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Admiral Rodney, Berrow Green

Pub : 01886 821375 Website : www.admiral-rodney.co.uk

Organiser : John Taylor : john.taylor39(at)btinternet.com

The Rose & Crown Severn Stoke Organiser : Hamish West : sessions(at)the-wests.com
The Fox & Hounds Bredon

 

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Red Moon Road in Concert

red moon roadRed Moon Road in Concert at Bodenham Village Hall – HR1 3LB

7.30 pm 18th April 2015

Enquiries: Dennis Jackson on 01568 797404 or dennisjackson647@btinternet.com

Red Moon Road is a trio of diverse and compelling Canadian musicians, who create songs of rich, descriptive lyricism and sparkling harmonies. Equally talented as storytellers and musicians, their show is filled with humour, tales of the Canadian lakes and wilderness.

From ballads of lost love to foot-stomping barn burners, Red Moon Road are a band not to be missed. This is their first tour of the UK and their only date in Herefordshire. They are supported on this tour by Arts Alive, which is a guarantee of quality.

TICKETS: £8 in advance
Hear them at: redmoonroad.com

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Somers Folk Club Diary March to June 2015

Somers Folk Club Diary

Somers Traditional Folk Club

Every Friday, at:

The Alma Tavern
4 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7HT.
Members £1.50, visitors £2, 1st-time visitors free.

Download Diary 2015 Mar-Jun

MARCH 2015

Fri Mar 20 Singers’ Night featuring Eleanor Simmons Expect American, English, and Welsh songs from this Ohio-born Malvern resident

Fri Mar 27 Singers’ Night

APRIL 2015

Fri Apr 03 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Tu Apr 07 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering, not a musical event)

Fri Apr 10 Singers’ Night – Guest MC Jim Preston

Fri Apr 17 Singers’ Night

Sat Apr 18, the Members’ Concert. Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, supported by Bill Pullen (details have been sent to Members) Members only, and free for Members who are regulars! Strictly advance ticket booking only

Fri Apr 24 Singers’ Night

MAY 2015

Fri May 01 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Tu May 05 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering)

Fri May 08, 15, 22, 29 Singers’ Nights

JUNE 2015

Tu Jun 02 Somers lunch club (a purely social gathering)

Fri Jun 05 Singers’ Night, with Choruses to start

Fri Jun 12, Singers’ Night featuring Bill & Sue Smith: a delightful variety of mainly traditional songs, sung in harmony or accompanied on various instruments, is assured.

Fri Jun 19, Singers’ Night theme Historic Anniversaries: Waterloo, Agincourt, etc!

ADVANCE NOTICE: Sat Oct 3, Members’ Harvest Supper

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Dan Walsh Concert

dan walshBromyard Sessions are delighted to present Dan Walsh in concert at the Falcon Mews in Bromyard. Dan is a talented musician and entertainer who is recognised as the best young 5-string banjo player in the UK. As well as being an amazing banjo player he is a fine singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Date: Saturday 28th March 2015 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Venue: Falcon Hotel, Broad Street, Bromyard HR7 4BT

Tickets are £10 each and are now available from reception at the Falcon. Alternatively you can buy online with total security at Eventbrite.

There’s lots of great info about Dan on his website at DanWalshBanjo.co.uk including videos and sound samples.

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Bill Caddick in Cheltenham

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