Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

APRIL 2017

 

Saturday 1 Apr

 

 

Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boyshttp://gordiemackeeman.com/ - Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the multi-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. If ever someone was deserving of the nickname ’Crazy Legs’, it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with great close-harmony bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Jason Burbine. Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an international sensation causing standing ovations wherever they go. Not to be missed - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - 7.30pm - £13.50; over 60's, disabled & companion: £12; under 26's: £7.50 - 01775 764777

 

Sunday 2 Apr

 

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - every Sunday - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - lingriffin33@gmail.com   07919 191735 

Open Mic - 1st Sunday - Brewery Tap, 80 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA - 6pm

Open Mic - 8pm - 1st Sunday - PA & soundman provided - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 571428 or email

 

Monday 3 Apr

Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

Scottish Country Dancing - every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on
Scottish Country Dancing - Every Monday in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing
Collyweston Folk Club Alternate Mondays: - the Collyweston Slater, 89 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9 3PQ - singaround style - Bob Bakewell 0116 2593395 This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday singaround

Tuesday 4 Apr

English Country Dance class Every Tuesday - 2pm - participants must become, members of U3A -  Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email

 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 -St Neots Folk Club

Learn Morris dancing with Kesteven Morris (men & women) Every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
Irish set dancing  Every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com 
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 01733 235817 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

The Masons Folk & Acoustic Club - 1st Tuesday - Singers & Musicians wanted - all instruments, abilities & ages welcome! Singaround style, any kind of tunes & traditional music, even an 'open stage' section if you like - 8pm - Mason's Arms, South St, Bourne, PE10 9LY - Dean on 01778 570115

 

Unplugged / Hub writers - the Centre is brought to life with a potent mix of local musicians & writers - 1st Tuesdays - free - 6.30 to 9pm - cafe of The Hub / National Institute for Craft & DesignNavigation Wharf, Carre St, Sleaford, NG34 7TW- email

 

Acoustic songs - Millstone Inn, Barnack, Stamford, PE9 3ET - 1st Tuesday - 8pm - 01733 891860

 

  

Wednesday 5 Apr

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the duo recorded their first album ‘The Pearl’ in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including ‘Five and Twenty’ CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2016. They also have two ‘Best of ’ collections released of their work. The pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – BEST DUO Award and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ’Live Act of the Year.’ Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - tickets £17 (£15) - 01780 763203

 

Amplified - Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - usually 1st Wednesday - open Mic for musicians, singers & writers aged between 12 and 25 - contact charlotte@stamfordartscentre.com - 4.30 to 6pm  (2/5/14)

Spalding Folk Club - The Hut People - www.thehutpeople.com - Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty  -  8.00 till 11.00pm Doors open 7.45pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - 1st Wednesday - £6, members £5 - pay on the door - 01406 381339 or email spaldingfolkclub@gmail.com website

 

Traditional tune session - 1st Wednesdays - 8pm to midnight - Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details 01522 788498 or jjthemusician@hotmail.co.uk 

 

Tom Lane's folk spot part of Jono Brines "The Music" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - A look at the Lincolnshire music scene, includes a What's On, folk tracks & sometimes a live guest - 6.00 to 7pm - every Wednesday - 94.9FM, 104.7FM, digital or click here to listen online

 

Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email pfdc0987@gmail.com 

 

Learn English Border dancing (men & women) or join their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LS - every Wednesday except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

 

Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog - from Sept to April, they are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices Sept to Apr are at Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday - 01778 393507

 

Thursday 6 Apr

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

Lincoln Arms Music Session - Music session - 8.00pm - usually 2nd Thursday, but not always - Free entry - Lincoln Arms, Bridge St, Spalding, PE11 1XA - website - 01775 723026 or email

 

Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

600 Whiskies Unplugged - Acoustic Music - usually 1st Thursday - 8.15pm - upstairs in the Stable Bar, George Hotel, 20 High St, Leadenham, LN5 0PN - 07835 711709 or email - 600 Whiskies Unplugged

  

Open Mic - Voodoo Unplugged - 8 to 11.30pm - 1st Thursday - Mama Liz's, 9a North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs - email - david.bailey20@btinternet.com

 

Friday 7 Apr

First Fridays Folk singaround - 8pm - 1st Friday, different venue in December - Wishing Well, Main St, Dyke, Bourne, PE10 0AF - 01778 570115 or dean.hardy880@btinternet.com 

 

 

Garance and the Mitachondrieswww.garancelouis.com - Garance Louis - Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer and accordionist from Perpignan who finds a fresh and new way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries. Her band is a mixture of Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa, with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting. Garance has appeared in the bars and street corners of her adoptive London for 4 years, always surrounded by the most curiously talented musicians she can find. - 8pm - Northwick Arms, Ketton, near Stamford, PE9 3TA - £10 - details adam@susted.org.uk

 

Saturday 8 Apr

  

Barn dance / ceilidh - "The Big Jig" - raising funds for UNICEF helping children in danger - two bands: Higgledy Piggledy - http://higgledy-piggledy.info/ and Delta Dogs - http://www.deltadogs.com/ - 7pm to 11pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - tickets £10 from SHC Box Office 01775 764777 or on the door or 07777 696690 (tel no for info)

 

English Country Dance - "The Spring Dance" - organised by Peterborough Folk Dance Club, but open to all - with Ivan Aitken calling to the Kelly's Eye Band - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, P31 2SN - 7.30pm - £8 - please bring food to share - 01733 269108 or pfdc0987@gmail.com 

 

Sunday 9 Apr

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - every Sunday - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - lingriffin33@gmail.com   07919 191735 

Pennyless at Mama Liz's Stamford,  4-6pm - free entry  www.pennyless-music.co.uk

Haconby Unplugged - Singaround song session - 8pm - 2nd Sunday - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 425422 or email

Folk evening - 8.30pm - 2nd Sundays - the Geese & Fountain, 1 School Lane, Croxton Kerrial, (between Grantham & Melton), NG32 1QR - https://www.facebook.com/events/921379021234430/ - more info: nick@thegeeseandfountain.co.uk

 

Sibsey Second Sunday Session Once again you're welcome to bring your instruments and voices to the acoustic session in the function room - 2pm - The White Hart Sibsey, Main Road, Sibsey, PE22 0TN - https://www.facebook.com/events/1483175105323641/

 

 

Monday 10 Apr

Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

 

Scottish Country Dancing - every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on
Scottish Country Dancing - Every Monday in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

Learn Appalachian dance - 2nd & 4th Mondays -with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 8.00 to 10.00pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - usually at Thurning Village Hall, Oundle, PE8 5RB (please check first to confirm venue, etc - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com

 

Music session - 2nd Mondays - 8 to 11pm - free - easygoing session for musicians of all abilities - White Swan, High Rd, Barrowby, Grantham, NG32 1BH - 07895 455785 - 07895 455785  

 

Irish & Bluegrass tune session - 2nd Mondays:Ship Inn, 20 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EF - 8.30pm - 01780 450296

 

Boston Folk Club - Louise Jordan - http://louisejordan.co.uk/ - upstairs at the Eagle, 144 West St, Boston (just across from the rail station), PE21 8RE - 2nd Monday - 01205 358783Boston Folk Club

 

Tuesday 11 Apr

English Country Dance class Every Tuesday - 2pm - participants must become, members of U3A -  Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email

 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 -St Neots Folk Club

Learn Morris dancing with Kesteven Morris (men & women) Every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
Irish set dancing  Every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com 
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 01733 235817 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Gretton singaround, Hatton Arms, Gretton, near Corby, NN17 3DN - Alternate Tuesdays: 8.30pm - often with Tourdion - Andy Butterworth - 01536 770302 This event runs alternate weeks to the Collyweston Monday singaround

  

Wednesday 12 Apr

Singaround - 2nd Wednesday of every month - 8pm - The Bull, 3A High St, Rippingale, Bourne, PE10 0SR - details 01778 570115

Tom Lane's folk spot part of Jono Brines "The Music" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - A look at the Lincolnshire music scene, includes a What's On, folk tracks & sometimes a live guest - 6.00 to 7pm - every Wednesday - 94.9FM, 104.7FM, digital or click here to listen online

 

Learn English Border dancing (men & women) or join their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LS - every Wednesday except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

 

Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog - from Sept to April, they are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices Sept to Apr are at Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday - 01778 393507

 

Backroom Acoustic Music Club  - songs & music - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 8 - 11.30pm - Railway Inn132 Great Whyte, Ramsey, PE26 1HS - Hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs - email - david.bailey20@btinternet.com

 

 Bluegrass & American Old Timey session - 2nd Wednesdays - http://www.folkjam.org/recurring-jam/uk/cam/cambridge/cambridge-bluegrass-and-old-time-session 8.30pm - Six Bells, 11 Covent Garden, Cambridge, CB1 2HS - 07803 158084 or email see also Cambridge Bluegrass and Old Time Session Facebook page

 

Music session – with some songs – The Three Pickerels, 19 Bridge Rd, Mepal, Ely, CB6 2AR – 8pm – every 2nd Wednesday of the month –  email

 

Thursday 13 Apr

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

Captain Backwash and Crew - Hand and Heart, Highbury St, Peterborough on the second Thursday of every month. Energetic and fun Folk, Irish 60’s classics  and much else!  Free admission - Music starts at 9pm - For more info contact andrew.nash13@btinternet.com

 

Lincoln Arms Music Session - Music session - 8.00pm - usually 2nd Thursday, but not always - Free entry - Lincoln Arms, Bridge St, Spalding, PE11 1XA - website - 01775 723026 or email

 

Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Friday 14 Apr

Sandra & Martin's Folk Sessions- The Falcon Hotel, 1 London Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BH - 8pm - in the function room - free buffet - one Friday most months - 2017 dates 9 Jun, 11 Aug, 13 Oct & 8 Dec - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email sandragreenmartingreen@gmail.com  for more information

 

Music session - mainly tunes with a few songs - 8.30 to 11pm - 2nd Fridays (this session does not run in January) - The Chequers, St Mary's St, St Neots, PE19 3TA - email

 

Saturday 15 Apr

  

 

Sunday 16 Apr

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - every Sunday - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - lingriffin33@gmail.com   07919 191735 

Grantham Folk Club - 8pm - 3rd Sunday - Three Gables, Signal Road, Grantham, NG31 9BL - 01572 789939 or email

 

 

Acoustic folk session (music & songs) - 3rd Sundays - 7pm - Kings Arms, 28 The Green, Shouldham, Kings Lynn, PE33 0BY - 01366 347410 (pub) or email

 

 

Monday 17 Apr

Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

Scottish Country Dancing - every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on
Scottish Country Dancing - Every Monday in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

Learn Appalachian dance - 2nd & 4th Mondays -with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 8.00 to 10.00pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - usually at Thurning Village Hall, Oundle, PE8 5RB (please check first to confirm venue, etc - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com

 

Collyweston Folk Club Alternate Mondays: - the Collyweston Slater, 89 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9 3PQ - singaround style - Bob Bakewell 0116 2593395 This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday singaround

Irish & Bluegrass tune session - 2nd Mondays:Ship Inn, 20 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EF - 8.30pm - 01780 450296

 

Haconby Hare Tune Session - 3rd Monday - Hare & Hounds, 2 West Road, Haconby, (3m N of Bourne), PE10 0UZ - 3rd Monday - 8pm - hosted by Pete Shaw & friends - 01778 571563 or email - some music available if you contact in advance - 01778 570521 to book a 6pm meal before the session  website: Haconby Hare tune session

 

Singaround / playaround - 3rd Monday -  Honest John. 24a South Park St, Chatteris, PE16 6AR - 8pm - Keith Cheale - 01354 652868

 

Bluegrass & irish  tune session - 3rd Monday - Shuckborough Arms, Main St, Southwick, Oundle, PE8 5BL - 8.30pm - 01780 450296

 

Tuesday 18 Apr

English Country Dance class Every Tuesday - 2pm - participants must become members of U3A -  Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email

 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 -St Neots Folk Club

Learn Morris dancing with Kesteven Morris (men & women) Every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email

Irish set dancing  Every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com 
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 01733 235817 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Open Mic -3rd Tuesdays: 8.30pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - Dave Bailey 07746 195135 or email - Open Mic

 

Polebrook acoustic music session - tunes & songs from any time & place - everyone welcome to perform or listen - Kings Arms, Polebrook, Oundle, PE8 5LW - 3rd Tuesdays - 8pm - more info from Roger Coulthard 01832 273030 or email coultharddesign@btinternet.com

 

  

Wednesday 19 Apr

Tom Lane's folk spot part of Jono Brines "The Music" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - A look at the Lincolnshire music scene, includes a What's On, folk tracks & sometimes a live guest - 6.00 to 7pm - every Wednesday - 94.9FM, 104.7FM, digital or click here to listen online

 

Ely Folk Club - Ninebarrow - http://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/ - 8.30pm - The Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4ER - there is no bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks - tickets may be booked in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706 - Ely Folk Club

 

Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email pfdc0987@gmail.com 

 

Learn English Border dancing (men & women) or join their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LS - every Wednesday except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

 

Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog - from Sept to April, they are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices Sept to Apr are at Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday - 01778 393507

 

Grantham Unplugged - for acoustic guitar players & fans - 8 to 11pm - 3rd Wednesdays - Kings Hotel, 130 North Parade, Grantham, NG31 8AU - email

 

Music session - maybe songs - 3rd Wednesday - British Legion Club, Rookswood Rd, March, PE15 8AS - 01354 656094 or 01354 656208 - email

  

Thursday 20 Apr

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Spalding Singaround - 3rd Thursday- Free event (£1 raffle optional) Join in or listen, anyone can sing, play, tell a story or dance - Welland Yacht Club, River bank, Spalding, PE11 3AA (follow Cradge Bank, next to BP station) - 01775 723026 or emailSpalding singaround

  

Friday 21 Apr

French music & dancing - 8 to 11pm - 3rd Fridays except July & Aug - with Tourdion and any musicians who turn up, for all dancers who turn up - tuition in French dancing for the first hour, then a full Bal - the hall at the rear of the Northwick Arms, High Street, Ketton, near Stamford, PE9 3TA - more details from adamcade2@gmail.com or 01780 720521

 

Saturday 22 Apr

  

 
Pennyless at Langham Church, Langham, Rutland  Doors 7pm   start 7-30pm Tickets £10 from Debbie 01572 723533 or Hilary 01572 757435   www.wegottickets.com      

 

Sunday 23 Apr

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - every Sunday - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - lingriffin33@gmail.com   07919 191735 

Song & music session - 7.30 to 10.30pm - 4th Sunday - Castle Inn, High St, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RZ - 01780 410563 or email

 

Song & tune session - 2pm - 4th Sundays of the month - The Woolpack Pub & Kitchen, 39 High St, Wainfleet, Skegness, PE24 4BJ - free - the pub is 01754 880353

 

See Bourne Borderers - performing at St George's Day Fayre, March town centre, Cambs - from 10.30am

 

 

Monday 24 Apr

See Bourne Borderers - performing at the Running Auction, Bourne (junction of Eastgate & Willoughby Road) - from 6.30pm

Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

Scottish Country Dancing - every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on
Scottish Country Dancing - Every Monday in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

Learn Appalachian dance - 2nd & 4th Mondays -with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 8.00 to 10.00pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - usually at Thurning Village Hall, Oundle, PE8 5RB (please check first to confirm venue, etc - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com

 

Tune & song session 4th Monday - Green Dragon (was the Pig & Whistle), Market Place, Swineshead, PE20 3LJ - 8pm - Tom or Anne 01775 822569 or email

 

Singer's Night - 4th Monday of the month - White Swan, High Rd, Barrowby, Grantham, NG32 1BH - acoustic only - 8pm - email 

 

Tuesday 25 Apr

English Country Dance class Every Tuesday - 2pm - participants must become, members of U3A -  Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email

 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 -St Neots Folk Club

Learn Morris dancing with Kesteven Morris (men & women) Every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email

 

Irish set dancing  Every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com 
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 01733 235817 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Gretton singaround, Hatton Arms, Gretton, near Corby, NN17 3DN - Alternate Tuesdays: 8.30pm - often with Tourdion - Andy Butterworth - 01536 770302 This event runs alternate weeks to the Collyweston Monday singaround

Wisbech Acoustic Music Club  - 4th Tuesdays - all types of music welcome, so long as it's acoustic - 7.30pm - free - The Locomotive, 257 Lynn Rd, Wisbech, PE13 3DZ - 07946 527832 Clive Bilcliff

 

Tune session - Durham Ox, Church St, Orston, Notts, NG13 9NS (just off A52) - Last Tuesday: 8 to 11pm - Mark Pargin - 01949 850059 or email

 

  

Wednesday 26 Apr

Tom Lane's folk spot part of Jono Brines "The Music" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - A look at the Lincolnshire music scene, includes a What's On, folk tracks & sometimes a live guest - 6.00 to 7pm - every Wednesday - 94.9FM, 104.7FM, digital or click here to listen online

 

Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 269108 or email pfdc0987@gmail.com 

 

Learn English Border dancing (men & women) or join their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LS - every Wednesday except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

 

Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog - from Sept to April, they are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices Sept to Apr are at Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday - 01778 393507

 

Backroom Acoustic Music Club  - songs & music - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 8 - 11.30pm - Railway Inn132 Great Whyte, Ramsey, PE26 1HS - Hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs - email - david.bailey20@btinternet.com

 

Thursday 27 Apr

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Concerts at the Baston Barn - Calan - http://www.calan-band.com/ - Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music - with a contemporary and vibrant approach, they breathe fresh life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot-tapping tunes, and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing - they last their way through the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements, before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs  - 8pm - bring your own drinks - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - 01778 560497 or email  Concerts at the Baston Barn Tickets for this venue often sell out

  

Arts Coritani - last Thursdays - Arts Coritani, Granary Lane, (off High Street), Swineshead, PE20 3LH  - 01205 821492 for further details website 

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - song & tune session - free - 8pm - The World Upside Down pub, 8 Marshall's Road, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6ET

 

Friday 28 Apr

Pennyless http://pennyless-music.co.uk/ - in concert - 7.30pm - £6 - Main Hall, The Deepings School, PE6 8NF - 'Essential and eccentric folk rock at its best' Fatea Magazine. Enjoy their music with a local pint or glass of wine from the outside bar.

 

The "No Frills" Ceilidhs at Rose Lane (barn dance) - 'Every Couple of Months' dancing to the Beltonas - No Frills - St Marys Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding, PE11 3RN - with performance by Slapdash appalachian dancers - 7.45 to 10.30pm Doors open 7pm - £4.00 on the door - there's no bar but you can bring your own drinks - tea, coffee and home-made cakes are on sale - see websites for dates http://www.roselaneceilidh.co.uk/  - 01775 723026 - email 

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - ceilidh / barn dance to Tautas Roks - http://www.tautasroks.co.uk/ - 8 to 11pm - £10 (young person £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Saturday 29 Apr

  

Crosskey Clog http://www.crosskeyclog.org/ and the northern french dance team Massandore https://www.youtube.com/user/MASSANDORE doing public displays in Peterborough Town centre late morning/lunchtimish- phone 01778 424717 or 07708 558094 for details

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com dancing on Raunds Town Square - 10am to noon - free

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - Saturday afternoon concert - 2 to 5pm - tickets £8 (young person £1) -  tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Toby Noble http://tobynoble.co.uk/, Jessica Afia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOCAZSS2KG4, Fred's House http://fredshousemusic.co.uk/, Wellingborough Music School - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - Saturday Night Special - Doughboy Zydecajun http://www.ockndough.co.uk/ & The Swing Commanders http://www.swingcommanders.com/ - 8pm to 11pm - tickets £18 (young person £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Barn dance / ceilidh - "The Big Jig" - raising funds for UNICEF helping children in danger - two bands: Akmed's Camel - http://higgledy-piggledy.info/ and Lonely Mr Punch - http://www.lonelymrpunch.co.uk/ - 7pm to 10.30pm - Carres Grammar School, Northgate House, North gate, Sleaford, NG34 7DD - tickets £10 from Spalding South Holland Centre Box Office 01775 764777 or on the door or 07777 696690 (tel no for info) 

 

Sunday 30 Apr

Pennyless at John Clare Cottage Sold out

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - song & tune session - free - 12 to 2pm - The World Upside Down pub, 8 Marshall's Road, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6ET

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - Raunds Temperance Band http://www.raundschoir.co.uk/ - 11am to noon - tickets £5 (young person £1)(add the Community Choir for just £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Raunds Music Festival- Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - Raunds Community Choir http://www.raundschoir.co.uk/ - 1 to 2pm tickets £5 (young person £1)(add the Temperance Band for just £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com Sunday afternoon concert - Les Barker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Barker - 3 to 5pm - tickets £8 (young person £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

 

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - "I am John Clare" - 5.30 to 6.30pm - tickets £5 (young person £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Raunds Music Festival - Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun - http://www.raundsfestival.com - Sunday evening concert - Jessica Afia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOCAZSS2KG4, The Askew Sisters http://www.askewsisters.co.uk/ , Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe http://www.stevetilston.com/tilston-lowe/ - 7.30 to 10.30pm - tickets £18 (young person £1) - tickets from website or 07756 015615 - Raunds Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, Wellingborough, NN9 6LT

 

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - every Sunday - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - lingriffin33@gmail.com   07919 191735 

Stuart Henson & The Sheepish Grin www.stamfordartscentre.com/whats-on/all-shows/stuart-henson-and-sheepish-grin/ - Join us for afternoon tea at The Bluebell, Helpston, near Peterborough, PE6 7ED where poet and playwright Stuart will share his new publication ‘Feast of Fools’ based on misericords (carvings often found on tip-up seats in Churches). Accompanied on fiddle and melodeon by the talented folk duo Sheepish Grin. www.sheepishgrin.moonfruit.com - 4.30pm - £6 - book tickets from Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203

  

Song & music session - 7.30 to 10.30pm - 4th Sunday - Castle Inn, High St, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RZ - 01780 410563 or email

 

Song & tune session - 2pm - 4th Sundays of the month - The Woolpack Pub & Kitchen, 39 High St, Wainfleet, Skegness, PE24 4BJ - free - the pub is 01754 880353

 

Glasshouse Acoustic - C J Hatt / Tara Pasveer / Oh Brother -  Bring the Sunday papers, bring the kids, all in the lovely setting of our glass-enclosed riverside bar. You can enjoy a coffee – or something a bit stronger from the licensed bar - 2pm to 5.30pm - free - Key Theatre, Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF Dates for 2017 are listed on www.glasshouseacoustic.org.uk