Tag Archives: folk music

Folk music is the most important element of this website which aims to publicise all acoustic music sessions in Herefordshire, the West of Worcestershire, the South of Shropshire and the North of Gloucestershire. We even sometimes cover events just over the border in Wales. Our calendar lists these events in a concise way and where possible we create blog posts with fuller detail.

But what do we mean by folk music? We interpret it as broadly as possible and focus more on the artist and the environment than the actual material. A young man strumming an Oasis song in the pub is something we would encourage and recognise as folk. A classically trained tenor warbling a Vaughan Williams arrangement with a string quartet is something we might admire but we wouldn’t think of it as folk.

Endangered Species in Tenbury Wells

Here is news of an extra folk event happening in Tenbury next week. You are cordially invited to : The Kings Head Cross Street TENBURY WELLS WR15 8EG Next Thursday 24th April, 2014 at 8-00pm to see Arthur Pagett’s folk ensemble: Endangered Species … Continue reading

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Irish Summer School in Brum

Details of Anne and Pat Molloy’s renowned Irish Summer School that takes place in and around the Digbeth area in Birmingham. Booking has now opened for this year’s Summer School: 26th -27th July 2014 Once again we have a wealth of … Continue reading

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Cardinals Hat Session in Worcester

**The Cardinals Hat Session  - First Tuesday every month** Starting on Tuesday May 6th at 8-30pm there will be a new acoustic music session in the back room at The Cardinals Hat, Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2NA. A friendly and relaxed gathering featuring traditional tunes … Continue reading

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2nd Night of Vineyard Folk Club

Update from Pete Hollingsworth: The second ‘Vineyard’ folk club proved an most enjoyable evening. Alex, at Broadfield, had done a great job with changed lighting and candles – definitely adding to the atmosphere. Songs from John and Hillary Bishop; and … Continue reading

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Maddy Prior April 12th

Maddy Prior will be appearing at Bromyard’s Conquest Theatre on Saturday 12th April starting at 7.30 pm. Maddy will be joined by Giles Lewin and Hannah James and the performance will include material from the new CD “3 for Joy”. … Continue reading

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The Bills All Saints Hereford

The Bills. Tuesday May 27th. Doors/bar 7pm, band 8pm. All Saints Church&Cafe, Hereford. Tickets £12 tel.01432 340555 / http://www.courtyard.org.uk/events/the-bills/ Canadian folk/roots quintet, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative song-writing, and … Continue reading

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Vineyard Folk Club Update

This coming Friday – 28th March – will see the second running of the Vineyard Folk Club at Brioadfield Court near Bodenham. The first event, a month ago, was well supported and very successful so it’s advisable to get there … Continue reading

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Granny’s Attic Playing In Broadwas

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards finalists, Granny’s Attic, will be playing at Broadwas Village Hall on Friday 11th April. The evening begins at 7:30pm, with tickets priced at £7.50 on the door, or £6.50 if booked in advance. To reserve … Continue reading

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Vineyard Folk Club

The Vineyard Folk Club met for the first time last Friday at Broadfield Court, near Bodenham. It was well attended, plenty of high quality singers and players, lovely room with excellent acoustics and a super atmosphere. A really great start … Continue reading

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Somers Traditional Folk Club 2014

Somers Traditional Folk Club : here’s the diary for our 34th year: Every Friday at: The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7HT A club flyer is available at the Club or from the Club website. Members £1.50, visitors … Continue reading

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