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SUNDAY

HAVANT
Havant Folk Club
(formerly at the Royal Oak, Langstone)
Cricket/Hockey Club Pavilion, Havant
3rd Sunday 7:30pm
Informal singaround. Acoustic song and tunes.
Dielle Lodrick and Amy Goddard
See Havant Hockey Club website for directions.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Havant-Folk-Club/222919484386048
READING
Readifolk Folksong Club
Another New Venue: Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC),
35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
Download pdf instructions & map

Una Waters - 0118 948 3145
unaandcolin@talktalk.net
Every Sunday at 8.30pm (new start time)
HITCHIN
Hitchin Folk Club
Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin,
Hertfordshire SG5 1AF
Tel: (Club Organiser Maureen Jones): 01462 812391
(Hotel): 01462 436411
e-mail goodmusic@hitchinfolkclub.co.uk
Sundays - 8-15pm - 11-00pm
DARTMOOR
Folk On the Moor Folk Club
New venue:
The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge

(still sort of near Plymouth)
Graham Searle 01752 881638
graham.c.searle@btinternet.com
No smoking, licensed bar and
good food.
8-10.45pm
See also
South Devon Events Service
BOURNEMOUTH
Bournemouth Folk Club
(formerly Shenanigans)
THE OCEAN VIEW HOTEL Grove Road BH1 3AH
comfortable, 150 seated at small tables, no pillars!
loads of parking FREE from 5pm
palm trees, gardens, spectacular panoramic seaview
(Tickets) Val Munro 01202 707498
(info) Paul Burke 01425 475226
E-mail: 10@tpaulburke.plus.com
Every Sunday night 8 - 10.30pm
Occasional
Folk and World Music Concerts
in the week at Barrington Theatre,
Ferndown www.fawm.net
SOUTHAMPTON
Woolston & Bursledon Folk Club
(formerly Woolston & Netley FC)
Now returned to: Bursledon Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, Southampton
7.30-10.45pm.
Sandy & Sam on 023 8043 4209,
023 8039 8017 or sandy@woolnetfolk.co.uk
Friendly club, all welcome
No Smoking
GOSPORT
Shep Woolley's Thorngate Halls Concerts
SERIES TERMINATED
ALL REMAINING GIGS CANCELLED
SHEP IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW VENUE
DISREGARD SHEP'S OWN WEBSITE UNTIL UPDATED
PORTSMOUTH
Old House Acoustic Sessions
The Old House at Home
Locksway Rd, Milton, Portsmouth
Ron Langan 023 9281 2184
Joining in Playround/Jamming Session
 

MONDAY

PORTSMOUTH
The [revived] Railway Folk Club
The Raglan Room at the Alma Arms

193 Highland Rd, Southsea PO4 9EZ
2nd or 4th Monday
Now organised by John Roberts for Barking Spider
24 hr Info line: 02392 436267
Venue: licensee Steve Otton 02392 826200
DEVIZES
Devizes Folk Club
The Lamb Inn (behind the Town Hall just off the Town Centre), Devizes
(formerly Wiltshire Traditions)
Bob & Gill Berry: 01380 726597, mob 07714 550990 or potfolk@aol.com
Weekly Singarounds - Monthly Guests
CHIPPING NORTON
Chipping Norton Folk Club
The Fox Hotel, Market Place, Chipping Norton.
By kind permission of Jane Parnell, Licensee
Peter & Pen 01608 642296
or info@chippingnortonfolk.org.uk
Monthly singarounds, SECOND Monday of
Month.
Occasional Guests, no cribsheets
NORTH BOARHUNT, Nr WICKHAM
Forest Folk
North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hants, 8pm.
First Mondays Singarounds, third Mondays Guest Nights, closed during August only.
Charles Gale 01329 833625
Janet Wiles 023 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.
Informal Singarounds free with jug collection
Friendly club - all welcome - singers/ musicians/ local performers/ audience.
CHESHAM
Tudor Folk Club
White Hill Centre
White Hill, Chesham
Jeff Dawson: 01494 872859 or jeffd@highbrow.u-net.com
or Mike Stephenson 01442 875127
Guest nights & alternate singers nights
Concert room is 'No Smoking'
Bar with 'real ale'. Drinks at club prices
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
The Beacon Folk Club, Tea Garden Lane,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Peter Collins 01892 782326 peter.collins26@btinternet.com
2nd Monday: Guest Night;
4th Monday: Singaround & music.

TUESDAY

CHICHESTER
Chichester Folk Song Club
the skittle alley of The 4 Chesnuts,
Oving Road, Chichester. Check the web page
and see www.the4chesnuts.co.uk for a map
Marilyn Campbell: 01243 781866
or marilyn.campbell2@btinternet.com

See also City Folk Club, Friday singarounds

WINCHESTER
Winchester Folk Club Irregular Tuesday Guests
RINGWOOD
Ringwood Folk Club
Elm Tree Inn
Hightown, Ringwood
from A31 follow signs to Owl Sanctuary
Rod Biggs: biggsra@yahoo.com or
01425 673713
8.30 to 11.15pm. No Smoking Venue.
ALTON

GREEN MAN FOLK CLUB
the Golden Pheasant in Farringdon.
alan.f.wilkins@btinternet.com
From 8pm. Singarounds 2nd Tuesday and additional Guest Nights

All events start around 8ish.

BISHOP’S WALTHAM
Nonsuch Folk Club
Bishop's Waltham Social Club
(in the central car park)
Contact Mike and Janice 02380 641732
83pitmore[at]talktalk.net
or Sue and Geoff 02380 434899
mobile 07792136553
Weekly Meetings at 8pm,
Feature Nights irregular, session 4th Tuesday and
remainder singarounds.
AMBERLEY Amberley Acoustic Music Club
(or Amberley Folk Club as it has previously been known...)
meets at the Black Horse in Amberley, West Sussex, (BN18 9NL)
where the beer is excellent,
the pub delightful and where
there is food available until 9.00 pm.
Music is every Tuesday night, even right through the summer,
and includes local singers doing short floor spots,
extended floor spots and sessions from singers and players
as well as a good spread of excellent professional acts.
Bookings, Floor Spots and Publicty etc...
John De Little on 07740 710765 / 01403 711459 /
johndelittle789[at]btinternet.com or even
through Facebook ( Amberley Acoustic Music Club)
PORTSMOUTH
RMA Tavern - see Saturday Entry
  

WEDNESDAY

BRACKNELL
Bracknell Folk Club
Watts Room, South Hill Park Arts Centre
8.30pm singaround 1st 3rd & 5th Wednesdays
Occasional guests
Contact: Kay Quinn 01344 774155
  HAMBLEDON
Hambledon Folk
The Youth Hut (Village Hall car park beside the Vine Inn)
West Street, Hambledon
Ros Thornton 023 9263 2719? or folkclubhambledon@hotmail.co.uk
Second Wednesday of each Month 8.30pm
Singarounds & Guests
(See also Village Hall Concerts under Saturday)
ARUNDEL
The Famous Willows Folk Club
Arundel Football Club
The Willows now runs in the function room at
Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel.
Chris Davis 07790 511054
or chris@willowsfolkclub.org.
[See also the Sussex Folk Guide]
HIGHWORTH
White Horse Folk Club
Now returned to: The Fox Inn
Swindon Street
Highworth
Nr Swindon
Geoff Davies 01793 706753
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
No Smoking Venue
PORTSMOUTH
The Broadside Folk Club
The Old House at Home
Locksway Road
Milton, Portsmouth PO4 8JR
George Spratt: 023 9246 3235
or info@broadside-folk-club.co.uk
Weekly singarounds. Very Occasional guests.
Now back in its old venue (which is under new management).
ROMSEY
The session at the Star in Romsey now 'Sunny Folk' unfortunately it has to move from The Star. The pub is no longer economically viable and the landlord has left.
We will be moving to the Sun Inn, at the Sun Railway Arch on the Winchester road just on the outskirts of Romsey - SO51 7JG.
The Sun is a traditional pub- no TV,music,fruit machines - selling good beer and food with an appreciative landlord.

We will continue the ethos of being a session (not a round the table individual performance folk club thingy) which encourages and welcomes musicians of all levels.
Some of our stalwart musicians started with us as beginners.
Come along and join in - alternate Wednesdays from 08:00 Bruce Marshall brucemarshallthescot@yahoo.co.uk

See also Folklights Extra, Thursdays quarterly

LYMINGTON
Lymington Folk Club
Local floor singers, all welcome.
contact: Tony Parry on 01 590 670332 or info[at]lymingtonfolkclub.co.uk.
Club meets on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (no summer break) at the
Thomas Tripp Pub, top of town (near Waitrose), Lymington. New activists (performers or non-performers) are welcomed to help run this revival of a club in Lymington after 33 years.
FAVERSHAM
Faversham Folk Club
Chimney Boy, Preston Street
8.30-11pm (doors 8pm)
Pat Patrick 01795 423674 or pat@favershamfolkclub.net
No Smoking in Clubroom, bar downstairs.
 

THURSDAY

WHERWELL
The White Lion Folk Clubs
The Lions Den
The White Lion
Wherwell
    3rd Thursday: Singaround run by Roly Clarke 07919 120159
WORTH MATRAVERS, SWANAGE
Square & Compass
Worth Matravers
Swanage
Charlie Newman: 01929 439229
Weekly Informal Sessions, Monthly Guests.
7.30pm Onwards
BYFLEET
Anchor Folk
The Blue Anchor
155 High Road, Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey KT12 7RL
Mike Peach: 01483 476715
Mobile: 0797 1198412 or
e:mail anchorfolk@msn.com
Blue Anchor 01932 346301
Monthly Guest Nights, Weekly Singers Nights.
PORTSMOUTH
Rhythm, Roots & Blues Roadshow
The Old House at Home
Locksway Road
Milton, Portsmouth
Angie 07050 267291 or angie@tangle.plus.com
Open Stage Club
Free Entry with jug collection
ROMSEY
Folklights Extra
Lantern Theatre at Mountbatten School,
Whitenap Lane, Romsey, Hants SO51 5SY.
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
and we’re holding the ticket price at £5. Thursdays quarterly.
In 2011 so far:
.
FARNHAM
Windmill Acoustic Music Club
[otherwise Ewshot Folk Club]
The Windmill, Church Lane, Ewshot,
Nr Farnham, Surrey.
Sherryl Payne or Gary 01276 609954 or
Sherryl1955@[remove]ntlworld.com
Felix & Kathy Kelly 01344 771887
Usually one Guest per month, other Thursdays excellent local musicians.
MILFORD ON SEA
New Folk Club beginning March 13 2008
- every second Thursday.

Hosted by The Goodthyme Brothers,
(Jim Palmer, Bill Hesp).
Floor singers very welcome.
Milford on Sea Village Community Centre,
Sea Road Milford on Sea.
Enquiries; Whitlock 01590 643404.
£2.50 entrance. Bar etc.
JERSEY
Looking for a NEW VENUE
The Island Folk Club
Pat Clarke: Eve 01534 736332
Day 01534 854602
email: pat.clarke@jerseymail.co.uk
Weekly singarounds asap: Phone for progress/details
SOUTHAMPTON
Folk at the Riverside (formerly St Denys' Folk & Blues Club)
8.30-11.30pm, The Junction (now reopened)
Rachel Livingston rachel@cmac.eclipse.co.uk

FRIDAY

BOURNEMOUTH
New Xpress Folk Club, The Portman
Ashley Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth
Club now CLOSED but see
Wessex Acoustic
SOUTHAMPTON
Fo’c’sle Folk Club
VENUE: The Richmond Inn
(back room through garden),
108 Portswood Rd, Portswood, Southampton
SO17 2FW (corner of Portswood Avenue)

Brian Hooper:
023 80 80510309 or brian@focsle.org
No mail to any venue please
No Smoking in Club Room.
CHICHESTER
The City Folk Club
(formerly Friday Folk) has moved again to:
CHICHESTER
Regnum Guide Hall
Whyke Lane (north)
CHICHESTER,West Sussex, UK
PO19 7UR

Admission only £2
Enquiries - Colin 01243 574021
or Ken 01243 780736 or email
cityfolkclub[at]googlemail.com
outaspaceman[at]btopenworld.com
or chifolk[at]tiscali.co.uk

BODMIN
Bodmin Folk Club
The Barley Sheaf Pub
2 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin
Vic Legg 01208 75261 or
mike@bodminfolk.co.uk
No Smoking
PORT MAHON
Oxford Folk Club
Port Mahon, St Clements, Oxford
Pam Cooper: 01865 768128 or
pamcooper@hotmail.com
SWINDON
Swindon Folksingers Club
New Venue: Milton Road Club (click for map)

Swindon
Fridays 8.15-11pm
Eric Stott 01793 521301 or eric.stott@virgin.net.
Luke Mitchell 01793 642657
SALISBURY
Bourne Folk
Boscombe Village Club –
A338 Salisbury - Cholderton road
Guests 3rd or 4th Fridays
Contact: Dave Baker 07596 833797 mail[at]salisburyfolk.co.uk
FIFEHEAD MAGDALEN
Folk in the Vale
Fifehead Magdalen Village Hall
Near Stalbridge, North Dorset
Peter Abbott 01963 31170
First Friday 8pm, some additional meetings for Guests.
No smoking, no bar so BYO refreshments
BLANDFORD
Wessex Acoustic Folk Club
(formerly Wimborne Acoustic)
at the Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum,
Dorset, DT11 7AD. This is a superb Georgian style building tucked away
behind the Market Place right in the town centre.
We have use of a lovely function room,
with drinks available at the well stocked RBL bar.
Prices are highly competitive and (according to John) beers are well kept.

phone Kathy on 01202 732239 for tickets Email: kathy.dunn@btopenworld.com

SATURDAY

HADDENHAM
Haddenham Ceilidhs
Haddenham Village Hall
Nr Aylesbury Bucks
John Heydon: 01296 415333
or johnh@fosterwiggins.co.uk
Almost a Festival Every Month
TITCHFIELD
The Village Folk Club
NOW CLOSED
ISLE OF WIGHT
'The Jamming Dodger Music Club'
The club has closed its doors for the rest of the year [2008].
It is our intention to change the format of the club for the New Year/Spring.
It will encourage more original songwriting.
Please check this web page to see when the first meeting will be.

If you have any ideas for the format of the new Isle of Wight club,
or would like to help to run it, please contact Alan on 01983 200203.

 
HAMBLEDON
Hambledon Folk
The Village Hall (beside the Vine Inn)
West Street, Hambledon
Village Hall Concerts only: Ann Gordon 023 9263 2418 or woodlands@gmail.com.
(see also Wednesday Folk Club)
SOUTHMOOR
Village Folk Concerts NOW CEASED
Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor
Village Hall
Southmoor, Nr Abingdon, Berks
Paul Weaving 01865 820381 or
paulweaving@lineone.net
All Concerts start 8pm, doors open 7.15.
Phone for tickets
WIMBORNE
Celtic Folk Allendale Centre,
Hanham Rd, Wimborne, Dorset
Adrian Harman 01202 730111
info@celticfolk.net
Please phone to book tickets.
Concerts start 8pm.
HAYWARDS HEATH
Meltdown Ceilidhs
Clair Hall, Perrymount Rd
Haywards Heath, Sussex
Info 01273 541453 or
admin@meltdownec.org.uk
8-11.30, Bar, No Smoking
  SOUTHSEA
RMA Tavern
contact Kevin Smith 023 9282 0896) or
spiderpromos@aol.com

LUCKY DIP: Arts Centres etc without a fixed night

ALDERSHOT
Westend Centre,
Queen's Road, Aldershot.
Tel 01252 330040
westendcentre@freeuk.com
Concerts start 8pm
BASINGSTOKE
Fairfields Arts Centre
Council Road
Basingstoke
Box Office: 01256 321621
All concerts start at 8.00pm,
unless stated otherwise
Irish Centre gigs are programmed
and run by Fairfields at
The Irish Centre, which is located
opposite the Arts Centre
BASINGSTOKE
Central Studio
Queen Mary's College
Cliddesden Rd, Basingstoke
Box Office 01256 418318
All Concerts start at 8pm
unless otherwise stated
CHRISTCHURCH
Regent Centre
High Street
Christchurch
Box Office: 01202 499148
All concerts start at 8.00pm,
unless stated otherwise
DORCHESTER
Dorchester Arts Centre
School Lane
The Grove, Dorchester
Box Office: 01305 266926
All concerts start at 8.00pm,
unless stated otherwise
EAST GRINSTEAD & NORTH SUSSEX
Acoustic Sussex and Chequer Mead Arts Centre
East Grinstead, Sussex
Box Office 01342 302000
Acoustic Sussex: Martin Snodin
Turners Hill 01342 716975 or
martin@[remove]acousticsussex.org.uk
Two Sussex pub Venues:
1) The White Hart Inn, near West Hoathly/Ardingly
01342 715217: two miles south of Turners Hill on the B2028,
just before Wakehurst Place
(please note, the venue is not in West Hoathly village).
2) The Red Lion, Turners Hill
(formerly the home of the Turners Hill/Crawley Folk Club)
01342 715416.,)
FAREHAM
The Ashcroft Arts Centre
Osborn Road
Fareham
Box Office: 01329 310600
All concerts start at 8.00pm,
unless stated otherwise
FROME
Merlin Theatre
Bath Road
Frome, Somerset
Enquiries: 1373 465949 or
info@merlintheatre.fsnet.co.uk
All concerts start at 7.45pm,
unless stated otherwise
NEW MILTON
Forest Arts Centre
Old Milton Road, New Milton
Box Office: 01425 612393
All concerts start at 8.00pm,
unless stated otherwise
FERNDOWN
Folk and World Music Concerts in the week at
Barrington Theatre, Ferndown Community Centre,
Penny's Walk, Ferndown BH22 9TH.
(Tickets) Val Munro 01202 707498 or
(credit cards) Box Office 01202 894858
(info) Paul Burke 01425 475226
E-mail: 10@tpaulburke.plus.com
SOUTHAMPTON
Turner Sims Concert Hall
University of Southampton Highfield Campus
Box Office and enquiries 02380 559122
CANTERBURY
Folk in the Barn
Approximately monthly
Kingston Barn, Barham, Nr Canterbury
The Barn postcode is CT4 6JB
Debs Earl 01227 831493 or 07799 790 738
18 Derringstone Downs, Barham,
Canterbury, Kent CT4 6QE
TOTTON
Hanger Farm Arts Centre
Totton, Southampton
Telelephone: (023) 80 667 274
Box Office: (023) 80 667 683
SLOUGH
West Wing Arts Centre
Stoke Road, Slough SL2 5AY 
Box Office: 01753 823710 (Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm)
Admin: 01753 476651
PORTSMOUTH
The Cellars, Eastney
Stiff Promotions and Barking Spider
  

Submitted by Trevor Gilson, SCoFF webmaster