Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

DECEMBER 2017

Friday 1 Dec

WishingW 200x42 ********First Fridays Folk singaround ***** BEING HELD THIS MONTH ON FRIDAY 15 DEC AT THE HARE AND HOUNDS, HACONBY, PE10 0UZ - 8pm - 1st Friday, different venue in December - Wishing Well, Main St, Dyke, Bourne, PE10 0AF - 01778 570115 or dean.hardy880@btinternet.com 

 

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys - http://www.samkelly.org it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed. Joining Sam in the full band line up for 2017 are Ciaran Algar (fiddle, tenor guitar, bouzouki), Jamie Francis (banjo), Toby Shaer (flutes, pipes, whistles, fiddle, cittern), Graham Coe (cello), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (percussion). Together, they are Sam Kelly & The Lost BoysSupported by JELLYMAN’S DAUGHTER have busked the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and they’ve created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. When they recently released their full -length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - £16 (£14) - box office 01780 763203 or www.stamfordartscentre.com

 

 

Barn dance / ceilidh to the Fruitcake Band, caller Maggie Wood, at the Services Club, 24 High Street, Spalding, PE11 1TX - tickets 01778 440986

 

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

Saturday 2 Dec

  

 Harmonica workshop - 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 - Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 1.30pm to 5pm - £30 - box office 01780 763203 or www.stamfordartscentre.com

From the Bleak Mid-Winter to Candlemas - an evening talk of Christmas Customs and Seasonal Folk Songs, delivered with merriment and mince pies - presented by Tom Lane, Lincolnshire Archaeologist & Folk Musician, with acclaimed musicians Nigel Creasey & Teri Clarke - you get to sing along too - Uffington Village Hall, 55 Main Road, Uffington, Stamford, PE9 4SN - tickets: £7 adults, £3 children in advance, to include seasonal snacks and a drink in the interval - you may bring your own drinks too - for tickets, contact Vanessa Kimberley secretary@uffingtonvillagehall.org.uk 01780 239463 or Liz Genever chair@uffingtonvillage hall.org.uk 07790 378349 - Proceeds towards UVH Containers

 

Barn Dance / Ceilidh - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - St Marks Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - tickets £7.50 (donation from ticket price to the Mayor's Charities) - dancing to live music - John Green calling - please bring a plate of food to share - ring 01733 or 01733 264524 for info

 

Sunday 3 Dec

Woolpack Stanground Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - most Sundays, but not on the days when the Traditional Irish session at the Exeter Arms, Uppingham is running (that's usually, but not always 3rd Sundays) - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - 07919 191735 or email

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

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

Monday 4 Dec

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 5 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
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 01733 235817 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 6 Dec

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 70x81 Spalding Folk Club - Winter Wilson - http://winterwilson.com/ - Local heroes Kip Winter and Dave Wilson hit the big time earlier this year with a three month tour of Australia and New Zealand. They have also fitted in some dates in Germany among their busy schedule of clubs and festivals. On top of that, they have been working on a new album which should be ready early in 2018, so you can expect to sample some of the new material at this gig. An evening with Kip and Dave is always a delight! - 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

 

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

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

Thursday 7 Dec

Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies - Folk songwriter Jez Lowe's Christmas tours have become something of a tradition in his native North-East over the last 8 years, and indeed across the country as he sets off once more on a festive winter-tainment night of songs, banter and seasonal scrooge-like tomfoolery. So sit back and enjoy a night “Snowed In” with Jez Lowe - 7.30pm - Ropsley Village Hall, 4 Braceby Rd, Ropsley, Grantham, NG33 4BN - tickets £10, family £25, under 18 £6.50 from 01476 585739 or ropsleyvh@gmail.com 

 

Palmy 250x23 Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

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

  

600 Whiskies 100x77 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

  

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 8 Dec

Down County Boys - http://downcountyboys.com - A great evening of fantastic musicianship and warm wit is guaranteed with this string band of internationally respected and experienced musicians. This is American country music and bluegrass at its best on the classic line-up of fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass. Think of the Scruggs style banjo playing, the soulful sound of Tammy Wynette or the growl of Johnny Cash.First formed in 1964, the Down County Boys are the UK’s longest established Bluegrass Band. During that time there have been many musicians pass through the ranks but all with great talent. The band includes Peter Parker on the fiddle, Mick Cooper as lead singer and bass player, Chris Cooper on banjo and Ray Duffy who with his brother were voted “Top British Country Duo” in the International Country Music awards no less than 7 years running - Northwick Arms Hall, High St, Ketton, near Stamford, PE9 3TA - 8pm - £10 on the door or in advance from 01780 720521 - pre-show meal deal £20

 

 

 

Falcon 70x49 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 14 Apr, 9 Jun, 11 Aug, 13 Oct & 8 Dec - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email sandragreenmartingreen@gmail.com  for more information

 

The Lincolnshire Poachers - in concert - John Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7ED - 7.30pm - tickets £6 from John Clare Cottage   http://www.clarecottage.org/    01733 253330

 

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

Fleet Barn Dance / Ceilidh - to the Dennis Cuddles Starlight Band, caller George Stevenson - at The Fleet, Fleet Way, High Street, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 8DL - 8 to 11.30pm - tickets £14 including a lavish buffet supper, bar, raffle, and the possibility of a stunning performance from the Rhapsody choir in the break - tickets from Christine Stevenson on 01733 262698 or email stevenson.cj100@gmail.com

 

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 

 

 

Stamford Arts Centre Open Mic - Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - free - various Fridays - check before attending - 07903 194631 or email

 

 

Saturday 9 Dec

 Irish Hooley - Ruff 'n' Ready www.irishhooley.com & the Grantham School of Dancing - The band enjoys playing a mix of Irish, English and American folk songs and has earned a reputation for providing fans with a great night out. From the sing-a-long quality of songs like “All For Me Grog” and “The Black Velvet Band” to the instrumental delight of tunes such as “The Countess Cathleen/The Women of Sidhe” and “Lord of the Dance” Ruff ‘n’ Ready have one goal in mind – to entertain. An extra special aspect is the Irish Wolfpack dancers, the girls provide a visual treat with their beautifully costumed and choreographed mix of Irish, tap and acro styles all danced to the live music of Ruff ‘n’ Ready. - "I am compelled to write about the thoroughly wonderful evening I enjoyed watching Ruff 'n' Ready on Saturday night! Where else could I go with both my mother and daughter for such a complete package of entertainment? The band was charismatic, talented and amazingly talentedand the Irish Wolfpack dancers were amazing. It was a perfect evening and I would like to offer my thanks to all involved." - Queen Victoria Hall, 7 West St, Oundle, PE8 4EJ - 7.30pm - tickets £10/£12 from Oudle in Stitches, Market Place, Oundle or 01832 273830 

 

Sunday 10 Dec

Woolpack Stanground Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - most Sundays, but not on the days when the Traditional Irish session at the Exeter Arms, Uppingham is running (that's usually, but not always 3rd Sundays) - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - 07919 191735 or email

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 - 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

WhiteHartSibsey 100x67 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, Main Road, Sibsey, PE22 0TN - https://www.facebook.com/events/1483175105323641/

Monday 11 Dec

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

TapSync 90x122 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 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 12 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
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 01733 235817 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 13 Dec

Acoustic Café a free early evening live music session in the SHCentre's cosy bar - come in and listen to talented local musicians trying out their material - just pop in or stay for the whole gig - 6pm to 7.30pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS  http://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/whats-on/view/acoustic-cafe-christmas-special

 

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 - guests this week: Duncan McFarlane and Anne Brivonese - 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

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 14 Dec

Palmy 250x23 Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

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

  

Music Train - with Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra - runs one Thursday a month from Sleaford station 6.55pm, Heckington 7.02pm, Boston 7.21pm for travel to Bateman's Brewery in Wainfleet. Revellers catch the return train from Wainfleet 9.10pm to arrive in Boston 9.37pm, Heckington 9.51pm & Sleaford 10pm - different musical act each month, no extra cost than normal train fare - see website

 

Friday 15 Dec

HareHounds 70x88 First Fridays Folk singaround - as usual in December, being held at the Hare & Hounds, Haconby, PE10 0UZ - 8pm - instead of the Wishing Well, Main St, Dyke, Bourne, PE10 0AF on 1st Friday - 01778 570115 

 

 

Stamford Arts Centre Open Mic - Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - free - various Fridays - check before attending - 07903 194631 or email

 

 

 

 

 

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 16 Dec

  

Old Ship Inn Pointon Dean & Co - Country, Irish, Folk, 60'sat Old Ship Inn, 22 High Street, Pointon, Sleaford, NG34 0LX - 9pm until late

Sunday 17 Dec

Open Mic - 3rd Sundays - 2pm to 5pm - Old Ship Inn, 22 High Street, Pointon, Sleaford, NG34 0LX - details: Rick & Annette 07827-953252

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 18 Dec

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 - 01778 570521 to book a 6pm meal with the pub before the session -  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 19 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
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 01733 235817 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 - 

Kings Arms Logo 70x72 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 20 Dec

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 

John Kirkpatrick - http://www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk/ - “CAROLLING & CRUMPETS" Taking its title from John’s unforgettable song telling the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable, this show is a heart-warming look at the timeless rituals found in the folklore and folk music of England at Midwinter. John peels away the commercial gloss of modern Christmas to reveal the powerful pagan urges that race through us all at this time of year, and the life and death struggle that is symbolised in so many traditional songs and customs. And if that all sounds just a little too intense, then rest assured that the mysterious and murky goings-on in these magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up in a glittering finery of toe-tapping tunes and cracking choruses. Add to the mixture a light-hearted smattering of hilarious original songs, a sprinkling of carols both familiar and unfamiliar, all stirred up with John’s usual panache and energy, and supported by his scintillating skill on a variety of squeeze-boxes, and you have an unbeatable recipe for having a rattling good sing, guaranteed to keep the spirits cheery and the cold at bay - Key Theatre Studio, Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 5EF - 8pm - tickets £15 (special offer: £22 for this and Chris Wood on 26th Nov at 8.00pm) - box office: 01733 207239

 

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 21 Dec

Palmy 250x23 Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

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 

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

 

WoodyMelodeon 100x150Concerts at the Baston Barn - usually 4th Thursday - 8pm - £10 - bring your own drinks - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - 01778 560497 or email  Concerts at the Baston Barn This week: Greg Russell & Ciaran Algarhttp://www.russellalgar.co.uk/ After recording their second album in the November of 2013, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others - Most concerts at The Barn are sold out in advance, but sometimes returns are available - ring to check availability 

  

Friday 22 Dec

GrettonVH Piva - www.piva.org.uk - taking you back to Christmas past, reliving seasonal music and customs of the Tudors. Members of this multi-instrumental band play bagpipes (not Scottish), recorders, hurdy-gurdy, viols, curtals (precursor of the modern bassoon), crumhorns (buzzy), fiddle and cornett. Great tunes, great arrangements and great fun brings this music of the renaissance to life - Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Rd, Gretton, NN17 3DB - tickets £10 (with concessions for under 16s) reserve from Andy Butterworth 01536-770302 or buy on the door on the night - bar - raffle

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

Stamford Arts Centre Open Mic - Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - free - various Fridays - check before attending - 07903 194631 or email

 

 

Saturday 23 Dec

  

Masons 60x74 Dean & Co Country, Irish, Folk, 60's - at Mason's Arms, South St, Bourne, PE10 9LY - 9pm until late

Sunday 24 Dec

Woolpack Stanground Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - most Sundays, but not on the days when the Traditional Irish session at the Exeter Arms, Uppingham is running (that's usually, but not always 3rd Sundays) - The Woolpack, 29 North Street, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8HR - 07919 191735 or email

CastleInn 70x28 ****THIS SESSION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED - HOPEFULLY PUB REOPENING SOON********Song & music session - 7.30 to 10.30pm - 4th Sunday - Castle Inn, High St, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RZ - 01780 410563 or email

Monday 25 Dec

 

 

Tuesday 26 Dec - check before travelling

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
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 - dance out on Boxing Day - contact 01733 235817 to find out where - see website for list -  or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

Locomotive 70x70 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

DurhamOx 70x47 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 27 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 28 Dec

Palmy 250x23 Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - 7.30pm - The Palmerston Arms, 82 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PA - 01733 565865

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

  

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 website 

 

Friday 29 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

Stamford Arts Centre Open Mic - Stamford Arts Centre Cellar Bar, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - free - various Fridays - check before attending - 07903 194631 or email

 

 

 

Saturday 30 Dec

  

 Ceilidh / Barn Dance to Charlie's Ants (Caller: Charlie Charlton) - 7pm to 10.30pm - Barrowby Memorial Hall, 10a High Road, Barrowby, Grantham, NG32 1BH - please register and book a ticket and donate to Aegis via Charlie in advance or on the door £8 or more - Light Supper and if you would like to bring some food to share brilliant and please Charlie know! Donation Bar available with beer, wine and soft drinks with all donations going to Aegis Trust - cpj.charlton@tiscali.co.uk

 

Sunday 31 Dec - check before travelling

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