Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

Dec 2018


Saturday 1 Dec

  

Great British Folk Festival - Fri to Mon - at Butlin's Skegness, PE25 1NJ - over the period: Lindisfarne, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Ralph McTell, The Oyster Band, Fisherman's Friends, Lau, The Strawbs, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Julie Felix, Merry Hell, The Eskies, Ken Nicol (ex Steeleye Span & Magna Carta), Jake Dixon & The Hiding Magpies, New Celeste, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Noble Jacks, Stillhouse, A Winter Union, Me, Thee & E, The Willows, Janice Long DJ, Honey & The Bears, Joshua Burnell, Salutation, The Salts, Lucy Zirins, The Embers, Between the Lines, Lucid, Eric Sedge, Emi McDade, Alice Gullick, Happy Hunting, The Beaubowbelles, Elliott Morris, The Shackleton Trio - craft fair - Open Mic sessions - website for more info: https://www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx

 

 Harmonica workshop - with Steve Lockwood - http://steve-lockwood.com - Harmonica master Steve continues to write and deliver all new workshops especially for Stamford Arts Centre! Whether you’re a complete beginner or more advanced, play pop, rock, blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch-bend all the way down and jam along with rockin’ solos. Diatonic harmonicas in C available on the day for £8 - 1.30pm to 5pm - Stamford Arts Centre, St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - £30 - 01780 763203Stamford Arts Centre

Christmas with Bella Hardy - http://www.bellahardy.com - Raunds Music Festival present, at Ringstead Shared Church (NN14 4DA) a very special evening to begin the Christmas season. Tickets (£10, £2 for young people) & details at raundsfestival.com or ring 07756 015615

 

Sunday 2 Dec

Great British Folk Festival - Fri to Mon - at Butlin's Skegness, PE25 1NJ - over the period: Lindisfarne, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Ralph McTell, The Oyster Band, Fisherman's Friends, Lau, The Strawbs, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Julie Felix, Merry Hell, The Eskies, Ken Nicol (ex Steeleye Span & Magna Carta), Jake Dixon & The Hiding Magpies, New Celeste, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Noble Jacks, Stillhouse, A Winter Union, Me, Thee & E, The Willows, Janice Long DJ, Honey & The Bears, Joshua Burnell, Salutation, The Salts, Lucy Zirins, The Embers, Between the Lines, Lucid, Eric Sedge, Emi McDade, Alice Gullick, Happy Hunting, The Beaubowbelles, Elliott Morris, The Shackleton Trio - craft fair - Open Mic sessions - website for more info: https://www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx

 

Oakleas Rise http://oakleasrise.co.uk - at The Geese & Fountain, 1 School Lane, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham, NG32 1QR - 5m to 7pm

BreweryTap 80x80 Open Mic - 1st Sunday - Brewery Tap, 80 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA - 6pm

 

PennylessPennylesshttp://pennyless-music.co.uk - at Mama Liz's, 9A North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - 4pm to 6pm - free

 

HareHounds 70x88 Open Mic - 8pm - 1st Sunday - PA & soundman provided - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 571428 or email

Monday 3 Dec

Great British Folk Festival - Fri to Mon - at Butlin's Skegness, PE25 1NJ - over the period: Lindisfarne, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Ralph McTell, The Oyster Band, Fisherman's Friends, Lau, The Strawbs, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Julie Felix, Merry Hell, The Eskies, Ken Nicol (ex Steeleye Span & Magna Carta), Jake Dixon & The Hiding Magpies, New Celeste, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Noble Jacks, Stillhouse, A Winter Union, Me, Thee & E, The Willows, Janice Long DJ, Honey & The Bears, Joshua Burnell, Salutation, The Salts, Lucy Zirins, The Embers, Between the Lines, Lucid, Eric Sedge, Emi McDade, Alice Gullick, Happy Hunting, The Beaubowbelles, Elliott Morris, The Shackleton Trio - craft fair - Open Mic sessions - website for more info: https://www.bigweekends.com/the-weekends/specialist-music-weekends/great-british-folk-festival.aspx

 

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE

PigDyke 70x70 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 in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

Tuesday 4 Dec

StNeots 80x48 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 - St Neots Folk Club

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
Wansford Ukulele group entertain - The Black Horse, Fotheringhay Rd, Nassington, Peterborough, PE8 6QU - https://www.facebook.com/wansfordukulelefolk/
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet every Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
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
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
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

PMBadge 40x70 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 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Gretton 80x80 Gretton singaround, Hatton Arms, Gretton, near Corby, NN17 3DN - Alternate Tuesdays: 8.30pm - often withTourdion - Andy Butterworth - 01536 770302 This event runs alternate weeks to the Collyweston Monday singaround

Masons 60x74 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

Georges 80x30 Singaround - 1st Tuesdays - George's, 61 High Street, March, PE15 9JJ - 8.30pm - details 01354 652868 or email

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

Millstone 70x35 Acoustic songs - Millstone Inn, Barnack, Stamford, PE9 3ET - 1st Tuesday - 8pm - 01733 891860

  

Wednesday 5 Dec

Spalding 70x81 Spalding Folk Club - John Kirkpatrick - https://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk - Speaking of national treasures, here's one.  John K is not only a renowned instrumentalist on all things squeezable, but a great songwriter, singer, morris dancer, member of several seminal bands and general collaborator with other musicians. He's been Musician of the Year at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and he holds the rarely awarded EFDSS Gold Badge for his contribution to English folk music. And he's a colossally energetic and entertaining live performer. For this gig he will be doing his seasonal Carolling and Crumpets show - 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 emailspaldingfolkclub@gmail.com website

 

Stamford Arts Centre

Calan - www.calan-band.com - Celebrate the yuletide season with bagpipes, fiddles and step dancing. ‘.....a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth.’ Froots - This internationally award-winning band from Wales are back on the road with their infectious rhythms and high energy routines, celebrating the yuletide season with a fresh, vibrant sound and a pounding beat set against the backdrop of old traditions. The show includes traditional Plygain singing; a form of singing popular at Christmas in the chapels of Wales - The show includes many of the seasonal tunes and songs we all love played on traditional instruments including fiddles, whistles, Welsh bagpipes(!) and step dancing from a champion  dancer - Stamford Arts Centre, St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - £16 (£14) - 01780 763203

 

 

 

600 Whiskies 100x77 600 Whiskies Unplugged - Acoustic Music - usually 1st Wednesday - 8.15pm - upstairs in the Stable Bar, George Hotel, 20 High St, Leadenham, LN5 0PN - 07835 711709 or email - 600 Whiskies Unplugged

 

  

 

BrassWindmill

Open Mic - fortnightly on Wednesdays - 8pm - Brass Windmill, 2 The Green, Helpringham Sleaford, NG34 0RJ - details from Dave on 01529 421274

Bugle 120x Traditional tune session - 1st Wednesdays - 8pm to midnight - Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details 01522 788498 or jjthemusician@hotmail.co.uk  video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMI3c_KBdCM

 

PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 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 8 to 10pm except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

XKC 70x68 Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog -  are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices are at the Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday Sep to Apr, and they dance out from time to time in the summer - ring 01778 393507 to check

Thursday 6 Dec

Tom Lane & Jono BrineBBC Radio Lincs present Thursday Night Folk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - 7pm to 9pm - local and national folk sounds, news and usually 2 live studio guests - listen live if in area on on 94.9 and 104.7 FM, 1368 AM or online anywhere by clicking HERE

 

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week:   - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

Rockingham 85x32 Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Voodoo 80x113 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 Dec

Upwood VH

Belshazzar's Feast - http://www.belshazzarsfeast.com On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour.  Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together stun audiences across the UK, USA and Australia with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for the Best Duo Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and are regulars at folk festivals across the summer, with touring including their maiden voyage to Australia in 2018, and their popular annual Christmas tour of seasonal songs and tunes.  Recent broadcasts include appearances on the Claire Balding Show (BBC Radio 2), In Tune (BBC Radio 3), and the Chris Evans Show (BBC Radio 2)  - Upwood Village Hall, High St, Upwood, Huntingdon, PE26 2QE - Doors 7.15pm Show 7.45pm Tickets £15 Tel. 01487 814114 / email pndmcleod@btinternet.com  www.upwood.org/index.php/uvh-performing-arts-events

 

 

HareHounds 70x88 **********First Fridays Folk singaround - 8pm - 1st Fridays, but not this month: see Fri 21 December********* - the Hare & Hounds, 2 West St, Haconby, near Bourne, PE10 0UZ - new start time of 7.30pm - 01778 570115 ordean.hardy880@btinternet.com 

Saturday 8 Dec

  

Seasonal songs and music from Shakespeare's time - PIVA - https://piva.org.uk - PIVA will be performing music, songs and tales from Tudor times, playing a wide range of authentic copies of period instruments including fiddle, recorders, shawms, curtals, hurdygurdy and bagpipes. The evening will be a perfect way to drive off the cold, dark nights of winter! - Gretton Village Hall, 61 Kirby Rd, Gretton, NN17 3DD - 7.30pm - tickets £10 from Andy Butterworth 01536 770302 or pay on the door - bar - raffle

 

Sunday 9 Dec

HareHounds 70x88 Haconby Unplugged - Singaround song session - 8pm - 2nd Sunday - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 425422 or email

GeeseFountain 70x70 Folk evening - 5.00 to 7.00pm - 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

Monday 10 Dec

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE

PigDyke 70x70 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 in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

Collyweston 70x70 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

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  

bostonfc 70x97 Boston Folk Club - upstairs at the Eagle, 144 West St, Boston (just across from the rail station), PE21 8RE - 2nd Mondays - 01205 358783 - Boston Folk Club

Ship 70x25 Irish & Bluegrass tune session - 2nd Mondays: Ship Inn, 20 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EF - 8.30pm - organiser: Ray Duffy 07771 544327

Tuesday 11 Dec

u3a 70x39 English Country Dancing - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday in the month - closed July & August - 2pm to 4pm - participants must become members of the U3A - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - Leader: David Baron 01733 235554

StNeots 80x48 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 - St Neots Folk Club

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
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
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
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

PMBadge 40x70 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 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Music session - 2nd Tuesday of the month - George & Dragon, Hagworthingham, Spilsby, PE23 4NA - beginners at 7pm, full session from 7.45pm - music available - see Hagworthingham Folk Session Facebook group for music & contact details 

Acoustic evening (all styles) - Tempest Arms, Coleby, between Lincoln & Sleaford, LN5 0AG - every 2nd Tuesday, 8pm - 01522 810258

 blueboar 150x112 Open Mic - 8pm - Blue Boar, 46 High St, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UY - every 2nd Tuesday of the month - details Graham Cleaver 07875-340968 or email

  

Wednesday 12 Dec

MaireNiChat

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman http://www.maireandchris.com - One of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) in concert with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY), sole harper recipient to date of the prestigious Irish Traditional Musician of the Year Award - “This celebrated duo took the place by storm. Stately Carolan tunes, jazzy Django-ish numbers, dazzling Doc Watson style flat picking fliers, driving Irish dance tunes - this pair can nonchalantly do the lot. Guitar players applauded and went sadly home to burn their instruments!” Belfast Telegraph - Ropsley Village Hall, Braceby Rd, Ropsley, Grantham, NG33 4BN - Box office 01476 585739

 

PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 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 8 to 10pm except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

XKC 70x68 Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog -  are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices are at the Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday Sep to Apr, and they dance out from time to time in the summer - ring 01778 393507 to check

RedCat 80x43 Music  (Tunes) Session - 2nd Wednesday of each month - 8pm - Red Cat Hotel, Station Road, North Wootton, King's Lynn, PE30 3QH - Lynn Gill flystitch@btinternet.com 01553 671178. Check on the day to make sure that it's still on.

Railwayposter 120x85 Backroom Acoustic Music Club - songs & music - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - 8 to 11.30pm - Railway Inn132 Great Whyte, Ramsey, PE26 1HS - Hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs - email

 

Three Pickerels 70x67 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 Dec

Tom Lane & Jono BrineBBC Radio Lincs present Thursday Night Folk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - 7pm to 9pm - local and national folk sounds, news and usually 2 live studio guests - listen live if in area on on 94.9 and 104.7 FM, 1368 AM or online anywhere by clicking HERE

 

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week:   - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

HandandHeart 100x95  Captain Backwash and Crew - Hand and Heart, Highbury St, Peterborough usually on the 2nd 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 or the pub on 01733 564653 

Spalding 70x81 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

Crown 80x80 Open Mic - hosted by James Edmonds - 2nd Thursdays - 8.30pm - The Crown, 749 Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 3HD - 007914 536022 or email

Rockingham 85x32 Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Friday 14 Dec

Stamford Arts Centre John Kirkpatrick presents 'Carolling & Crumpets' - https://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk - This unforgettable solo performer, John, is well known within his genre (Folk). This show is heart-warming and funny whilst being informative In aid of Family Action Peterborough, All proceeds go to our nearest Family Action Centre. Family Action works with families in poverty, facing disadvantage or social isolation - 7.30pm - Stamford Arts Centre, St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - £15 (£13) - 01780 763203

 

Falcon 70x49

 Sandra & Martin's Folk Sessions - The Falcon Hotel, 1 London Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BH - 8pm - in the function room - free buffet - held on the 2nd Friday of every alternate month - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email sandragreenmartingreen@gmail.com  for more information

 

Chequers 250x27 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

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 

Saturday 15 Dec

  

 

Sunday 16 Dec

5 Bells Morton Open Mic - 5 Bells, Haconby Lane, Morton, Bourne, PE10 0NP from Sun 21 Oct - 3rd Sundays - 2pm to 5pm - details: Rick & Annette 07827-953252 or Dean 07595-219357

ExeterUppingham 100x75 Traditional Irish Music Night - open session hosted by One Too Many traditional irish band - usually, but not always on the 3rd Sunday of the month - 6pm - Exeter Arms, Leicester Road, Uppingham, LE15 9SB - 07517 867288 or email

Grantham 70x70 Grantham Folk Club - 8pm - 3rd Sunday - Three Gables, Signal Road, Grantham, NG31 9BL - 01572 789939 or email

 

 

KingsArmsShouldham 70x70 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 Dec

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE

PigDyke 70x70 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 in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

H 90 logo WoodyDulcimers 150x64 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 - Website: Haconby Hare tune session

Charters 80x54 Open Mic - Charters Bar, Town Bridge, Peterborough, PE1 1FP - 3rd Mondays - 8pm - free drink for performers

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

Tuesday 18 Dec

u3a 70x39 English Country Dancing - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday in the month - closed July & August - 2pm to 4pm - participants must become members of the U3A - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - Leader: David Baron 01733 235554

StNeots 80x48 St Neots Folk Club Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH - 8.15pm - 01234 376278 - St Neots Folk Club

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
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
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
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

PMBadge 40x70 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 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Gretton 80x80 Gretton singaround, Hatton Arms, Gretton, near Corby, NN17 3DN - Alternate Tuesdays: 8.30pm - often withTourdion - Andy Butterworth - 01536 770302 This event runs alternate weeks to the Collyweston Monday singaround

BoatOM 120x85 Open Mic - 3rd Tuesdays: 8.30pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - Dave Bailey 07746 195135 or email - 

Acoustic Night -  English, Irish, American, Scottish, French with a few songs session - everyone welcome to perform or listen - Previously Polebrook now moved to Montague Arms, Barnwell, PE8 5PH - 3rd Tuesdays - 8pm - more info from Jane Sanders 01832 226495 or email jsanders1293@yahoo.co.uk

 

  

Wednesday 19 Dec

BrassWindmill

Open Mic - fortnightly on Wednesdays - 8pm - Brass Windmill, 2 The Green, Helpringham Sleaford, NG34 0RJ - details from Dave on 01529 421274

radio lincs 200X43 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 60x127 Ely Folk Club - usually one Wednesday per month - 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

PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 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 8 to 10pm except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

XKC 70x68 Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog -  are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices are at the Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday Sep to Apr, and they dance out from time to time in the summer - ring 01778 393507 to check

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 - Rookswood Club, Rookswood Rd, March, PE15 8AS - 01354 656094 or 01354 656208 - email

Thursday 20 Dec

Tom Lane & Jono BrineBBC Radio Lincs present Thursday Night Folk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - 7pm to 9pm - local and national folk sounds, news and usually 2 live studio guests - listen live if in area on on 94.9 and 104.7 FM, 1368 AM or online anywhere by clicking HERE

 

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week:   - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

Rockingham 85x32 Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

Spalding 70x81 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

  

Open Mic - 3rd Thursdays - hosted by Mick Shaw - 8.00 to 11.45pm - The Peacock, London Rd, Peterborough, PE2 5RU - details email or 07914 536022

Bluegrass & irish tune session 3rd Thursday - Shuckburgh Arms, Main St, Southwick, Oundle, PE8 5BL - 8.45pm  - organiser: Pete Barham 07540 634324

 

Friday 21 Dec

NorthwickArms 70x72 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 fromadamcade2@gmail.com or 01780 720521

Saturday 22 Dec

  

 

Sunday 23 Dec

Horseshoes Singaround - every 4th Sunday of the month (different day in December) - 4pm - The Horseshoes, London Rd, Silk Willoughby, Sleaford, NG34 8NZ - details from Tony Dobson 01529 302647

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

 

Monday 24 Dec - apart from Radio show, check before travelling

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE

PigDyke 70x70 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 in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

Collyweston 70x70 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

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

Tuesday 25 Dec

  

Wednesday 26 Dec - Check before travelling

 

radio lincs 200X43 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

PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 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 8 to 10pm except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

XKC 70x68 Learn English team clog dancing (men & women) - Crosskey Clog -  are looking for new recruits, whether to dance or to play - their practices are at the Village Hall, Guntons Rd, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT - 8 to 10pm - every Wednesday Sep to Apr, and they dance out from time to time in the summer - ring 01778 393507 to check

Railwayposter 120x85 Backroom Acoustic Music Club - songs & music - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - 8 to 11.30pm - Railway Inn132 Great Whyte, Ramsey, PE26 1HS - Hosted by Dave Bailey and Steve Gibbs - email

 

Thursday 27 Dec

Tom Lane & Jono BrineBBC Radio Lincs present Thursday Night Folk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - 7pm to 9pm - local and national folk sounds, news and usually 2 live studio guests - listen live if in area on on 94.9 and 104.7 FM, 1368 AM or online anywhere by clicking HERE

 

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week:   - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

Rockingham 85x32 Learn English Rappersword dancing - Rockingham Rapper - 8 to 10pm - every Thursday Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA - 07901 754064

  

WoodyMelodeon 100x150 Concerts at the Baston Barn - Sunjay - This will be Sunjay's second booking at The Barn and is back ‘by popular request’.  He is a brilliant guitarist, great communicator, and plays a wide range of very accessible music to a very high standard. Sunjay was a Young Folk Award finalist in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. At the 2012 Wath Festival he won the Young Performers Award. Later that year Sunjay was also a winner at the New Roots Competition in St. Albans. In 2014 he was nominated three times at the Exposure Music Awards. At the 2014 British Blues Awards he was nominated in the Young Artist category. In 2013 he supported folk-rock band Steeleye Span on several of their winter UK tour dates. Sunjay supported Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman on their 'Persoane' Spring tour in 2018 - 8pm - bring your own drinks - closed July & Aug - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - book or enquire on 01778 560497 oremail Most concerts at The Barn are sold out in advance, but sometimes returns are available - ring to check availability Tickets for ALL the concerts at the Barn are reservable  Concerts at the Baston Barn

  

red-lion cropped Lawrence's singaround - acoustic only songs & music, all styles - 7.30pm -  Red Lion, 48 King Street, West Deeping, PE6 9HP - every 4th Thursday of the month - for details: 01733 253347

Clare 80x80 Open Mic - Acoustic Cafe - every 4th Thursday of the month - 6.30 for 7pm start - John Clare Cottage cafe, Woodgate, Peterborough, PE6 7ED - organiser: Rev. Dave Maylor (blues guitar) - details 01733 253330

Arts Coritani - last Thursdays - Arts Coritani, Granary Lane, (off High Street), Swineshead, PE20 3LH  - 01205 821492 for further details https://www.artscoritani.com/live_music.htm

 

Friday 28 Dec

BoatWhisky 120x85 Open Acoustic Session - www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm - last Friday - 8.30pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - email

Saturday 29 Dec

  

 Barn dance / ceilidh - to Charlie's Ants band - Barrowby Memorial Hall, 10a High Road, Barrowby, Grantham, NG32 1BH - in aid of the Aegis Trust - 7pm to 10.30pm - cakes & scones available and a donation bar - raffle & whisky roll - buy tickets in advance from cpj.charlton@tiscali.co.uk

 

Sunday 30 Dec

ExeterUppingham 100x75 Traditional Irish Music Night - open session hosted by One Too Many traditional irish band - usually, but not always on the 3rd Sunday of the month - 6pm - Exeter Arms, Leicester Road, Uppingham, LE15 9SB - 07517 867288 or email

Monday 31 Dec - Check before travelling

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE

PigDyke 70x70 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