Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

Wednesday 1 May

PM Peterborough Morris - Dance in the Dawn of Summer - 5.15am - Customs House, Nene Embankment, near Peterborough Town Bridge, PE1 1EG - https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk/index.html

 

 Bourne Borderers BourneBordhttp://www.bourneborderers.co.uk - Dance in the Dawn of Summer - dawn - dancing on the road in Meadow Drove, Bourne, not far from PE10 0AL

 Crosskey Clog Crosskeyhttps://crosskeyclog.com - Dance in the Dawn of Summer - 5.15am - Milton Ferry Bridge, Castor, Peterborough, PE5 7BU

Spalding 70x81 Spalding Folk Club - guest: Jez Lowehttp://www.jezlowe.com/about-jez/?doing_wp_cron=1550092792.1498990058898925781250Jez has been a regular visitor to the club for decades - but his creative spirit is as prolific as ever, with top quality new songs and collaborations. He has recently even published a novel, The Dillen Doll, which has led him back to the traditional music of his native North-East England.  His song The Wrong Bus, part of the Radio Ballads project, was featured in BBC Radio 4's pick of the year in 2017 - 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

 

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

  

 Bugle Horn 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 

 

Thursday 2 May

Tom Lane & Jono Brine 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

 

Spalding 70x81 Spalding Folk Club - guest: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - https://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com/https://www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com No, that's not a misprint - on Thursday 2nd May the club will be celebrating its 40th anniversary (it was always a Thursday in those days) and to mark this auspicious occasion there's a special extra concert with two superstars of the folk world. Twice winners of the Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Kathryn's rich and expressive singing combines with Sean's perfectly judged and sensitive guitar to stunning effect. And there will be birthday cake - what more could you want! - 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

 

Cara Dillon http://www.caradillon.co.uk This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album "Wanderer" which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara's warm and natural stage presence something to savour - - Guildhall, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ - 7.30pm - tickets £22.00/£20.00 concs from 01476 406158

 

WorldUpsideDown Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Song & Tune session - World Upside Down pub, 8 Marshall's Road, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6ET - 8pm - details 07756 015615

 

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

Allington Morris

Allington Morris https://allingtononline.co.uk/allington-morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on bobmckinlay1@aol.com

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 acoustic session - all styles & abilities welcome - whether you sing or play an instrument - whatever your style - you will be made to feel at home, as will non-performing audience members. No need to book a slot, just come along - free entry to both performers and audience - up in the restaurant - 8.00pm - 1st Thursday - Mama Liz's, 9a North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - hosted by Dave Bailey - david.bailey20@btinternet.com

Friday 3 May

HareHounds 70x88 First Fridays Folk singaround - 1st Fridays - Hare & Hounds, 2 West St, Haconby, near Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 7.30pm - 01778 570115 or dean.hardy880@btinternet.com 

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Barn dance / ceilidh with Ock 'n' Roks - The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 7.30pm - adults £10, young person £2 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

Wymondham Village Hall Music session - every other Friday - Wymondham Village Hall, 4 Church Lane, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2AB - there is no car park and it may be easier to park on Main Street - 7.30 til late - licensed bar - more details: ring Tina on 01572 787370

 

Saturday 4 May

  

Crosskey Clog - https://crosskeyclog.com dance displays during Eel Day - https://www.elyeelfestival.co.uk/ - in March, Cambs - will be accompanied by Massandore - https://massandore.asso-web.com - dancers from Lille, France
Crosskey
Pigdyke1Pigdyke Mollyhttps://www.pigdyke.co.uk/index.php - dance displays during Eel Day - https://www.elyeelfestival.co.uk/ - in March, Cambs
 Raundssquare Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - events in the Main Square, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, info from 07756 015615 or the website

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert  with Wellingborough Music School, Raunds Ukulele Orchestra & A Different Direction Choir, The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 7.30pm - adults £5, young person £1 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

Raunds Methodist Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May  https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert with  Raunds Community Choir, Raunds Methodist Chapel, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LP  (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 2.00pm - adults £5, young person £1 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

Pennyless - http://pennyless-music.co.uk - Festival Gardens, Springfields Outlet Centre, Camel Gate, Spalding, PE12 6EU - 2pm to 4pmPennyless

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert with The Frank Burkitt Band http://www.frankburkitt.co.nz , and Becka Wolfe https://soundcloud.com/becka-wolfeThe Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 3.00pm - adults £10, young person £2 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

 

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert with Blair Dunlop Band http://blairdunlop.com  and Gilmore Roberts  https://www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 7.30pm - adults £18, young person £2 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

 

Sunday 5 May

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Little Sing The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 10.00am - free - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

 Bourne Borderers BourneBordhttp://www.bourneborderers.co.uk - dance display at Moulton Chapel Fair - in afternoon

WorldUpsideDown Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 Mayhttps://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Song & Tune session - World Upside Down pub, 8 Marshall's Road, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6ET - 12.00pm - details 07756 015615

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert with Fred Claridge https://amazingtunes.com/fredclaridge , Will Finn & Rosie Calvert  https://willfinnandrosiecalvert.com The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 2.30am - adults £8, young person £2 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

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

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Big Sing The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 10.00am - free - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

saxonhall Raunds Music Festival - Thu 2 May to Sun 5 May - https://www.raundsfestival.com/about.html - Concert with Belshazzar's Feast http://www.belshazzarsfeast.com , The Dovetail Trio http://dovetailtrio.com  The Saxon Hall, Thorpe St, Raunds, Wellingborough, Northants, NN9 6LT (behind the Council Offices, which are at the junction of Grove St, Thorpe St & Brook St) - doors open 10.00am - free - adults £18, young persons £2 - tickets & info from 07756 015615 or the website

 

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

Monday 6 May

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

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
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 7 May

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 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 8 May

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 

 

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 9 May

Tom Lane & Jono Brine BBC Radio Lincspresent 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

Allington Morris

Allington Morris https://allingtononline.co.uk/allington-morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on bobmckinlay1@aol.com

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 10 May

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

Wymondham Village Hall Music session - every other Friday - Wymondham Village Hall, 4 Church Lane, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2AB - there is no car park and it may be easier to park on Main Street - 7.30 til late - licensed bar - more details: ring Tina on 01572 787370

 

Saturday 11 May

  

 
BardneyHeritageCentreTraditional music session - play some excellent tune sets with the emphasis on traditional English tunes, and often send out an email afterwards, if ya get onto the email list, of what's been played - second Saturdays of the month -1.00pm to 3.00pm - free - the Cafe at the Bardney Heritage Centre, Station Rd, Bardney, LN3 5UF - 01526 397299

 

Fairport Conventionhttp://www.fairportconvention.com/Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ’The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... they take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror - South Holland Centre, 23 Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - 8pm - £24 - tickets from Box Office 01775 764777

 

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Pennyless - http://pennyless-music.co.uk - Priory Church, Thurlby,  Bourne - 7pmPennyless

Sunday 12 May

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 13 May

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

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
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

white swan pic 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  

BAMC logo Boston Acoustic Music Club - upstairs at the Eagle, 144 West St, Boston (just across from the rail station), PE21 8RE - 8.15pm - £6 - 2nd Mondays, sometimes with a guest, sometimes a free singaround - more details from Greg Swain at 01205 358783 or greg.swain@btinternet.com - website: https://www.facebook.com/bostonacousticmusicclub 

Tuesday 14 May

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
PM Peterborough Morris - present a free dance display most weeks between May and September - see their website at https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk for complete dancing out list & other info - this week: 8pm at The Bluebell, Woodgate, Helpston, near Peterborough, PE6 7ED

 

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 15 May

GeorgeLeadenham Hunter Muskett - in concert - http://huntermuskett.com - Stable Bar, George Hotel, Leadenham, near Sleaford, LN5 0PN - £7.50 / concessions £5, pay on the door  - 7.45pm - other details: 07516-541559

 

 Crosskey Clog Crosskeyhttps://crosskeyclog.com - dance display at the Carpenter's Arms, 1 North Green, Coates, Peterborough, PE7 2BQ - 8pm

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 

 

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

 

Bugle Horn

Mixed session - singing and instrumental - all welcome to sing or play, as long as it's folk-based - run by Jonathan Jeffreys & Grenville Foster - 3rd Wednesdays of the month - Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details 01522 788498 or jjthemusician@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

Thursday 16 May

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

Allington Morris

Allington Morris https://allingtononline.co.uk/allington-morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on bobmckinlay1@aol.com

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 17 May

Pennyless - http://pennyless-music.co.uk - Gretton Village Hall, 51 Kirby Rd, Gretton, Northants, NN17 3DB - 7pmPennyless

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

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 18 May

  

 

Sunday 19 May

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 20 May

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

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
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 - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - 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 21 May

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
PM Peterborough Morris - present a free dance display most weeks between May and September - see their website at https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk for complete dancing out list & other info - this week: The Red Lion, King Street, West Deeping, near Peterborough, PE6 9HP - 8pm - appearing with Crosskey Clog

 


CrosskeyCrosskey Clog - https://crosskeyclog.com
 - dance display at the The Red Lion, King Street, West Deeping, near Peterborough, PE6 9HP - 8pm - appearing with Peterborough Morris
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 22 May

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 

 

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 23 May

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

Allington Morris

Allington Morris https://allingtononline.co.uk/allington-morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on bobmckinlay1@aol.com

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 acoustic session - all styles & abilities welcome - whether you sing or play an instrument - whatever your style - you will be made to feel at home, as will non-performing audience members. No need to book a slot, just come along - free entry to both performers and audience - up in the restaurant - 8.00pm - 1st Thursday - Mama Liz's, 9a North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - hosted by Dave Bailey - david.bailey20@btinternet.com

WoodyMelodeon 100x150 Concerts at the Baston Barn - The Dovetail Trio - http://dovetailtrio.com - Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn usually 4th Thursday - 8pm - bring your own drinks - 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

Friday 24 May

Wymondham Village Hall Music session - every other Friday - Wymondham Village Hall, 4 Church Lane, Wymondham, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2AB - there is no car park and it may be easier to park on Main Street - 7.30 til late - licensed bar - more details: ring Tina on 01572 787370

 

Saturday 25 May

  

 

Sunday 26 May

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

 

Glasshouse 70x44 Glasshouse Acoustic The best in acoustically-based talent will provide the musical landscape for your weekend relaxation. Bring the Sunday papers, bring the kids, and enjoy the lovely setting of our glass-enclosed riverside bar. You can enjoy a coffee – or something a bit stronger from the licensed bar. 2pm - 5.30pm - free - Key Theatre, Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF. Dates for 2018 are listed on www.glasshouseacoustic.org.uk

 

Monday 27 May

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

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
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

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

Tuesday 28 May

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
PM Peterborough Morris - present a free dance display most weeks between May and September - see their website at https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk for complete dancing out list & other info - this week: Prince of Wales Feathers, 38 Peterborough Rd, Castor, Peterborough, PE5 7AL - 8pm

 

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 29 May

CrosskeyCrosskey Clog - https://crosskeyclog.com - dance display at the The Blue Bell, 39 High St, Maxey, Peterborough, PE6 9EE - 8pm 

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 

 

Thursday 30 May

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

Allington Morris

Allington Morris https://allingtononline.co.uk/allington-morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on bobmckinlay1@aol.com

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

  

Arts Coritani - guests: Pennyless - 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 31 May

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