Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

 

Mondays

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 - Queen Eleanor School, Green Lane, Stamford, PE9 1HE - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - some music available if you contact in advance - 01778 570521 to book a 6pm meal before the session  website: Haconby Hare tune session

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesdays

 

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

 

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

Learn Morris dancing with Kesteven Morris (men & women) - Every Tuesday8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  

Wednesdays

 

Singaround - 2nd Wednesday of every month - 8pm - The Bull, 3A High St, Rippingale, Bourne, PE10 0SR - details 01778 570115
Amplified - Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - usually 1st Wednesday - open Mic for musicians, singers & writers aged between 12 and 25 - contact charlotte@stamfordartscentre.com - 4.30 to 6pm  (2/5/14)

Spalding Folk Club - With a booked guest - 8.00 till 11.00pm Doors open 7.45pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - 1st Wednesday - £6, members £5 - pay on the door - 01406 381339 or email spaldingfolkclub@gmail.com website

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Music  (Tunes) Session - 2nd Wednesday of each month - 8pm - Red Cat Hotel, Station Road, South 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Acoustic Cafe - sessions are relaxed mini music gigs where young musicians try out new material to a friendly audience in the lounge bar. It's free, so either pop in or stay for the whole session - 6.00pm to 7.30pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS, 01775 764777 - runs at different dates

 

Thursdays

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

  

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

  

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 email- Spalding singaround

  

Open Mic - 8.45pm - last Thursday - Cherry Tree, 9-11 Oundle Rd, Peterborough, PE2 9PB - Hosted by Dave Bailey - 07746195135 or email david.bailey20@btinternet.com

 

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

 

Music Train - 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

 

Concerts at the Baston Barn - usually 4th Thursday - 8pm - bring your own drinks - closed July & Aug - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - 01778 560497 or email  Concerts at the Baston Barn

  

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

 

 

Fridays

 

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

 

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 10 Feb, 14 Apr, 9 Jun, 11 Aug, 13 Oct & 8 Dec - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email SandraMartin@green222.freeserve.co.uk  for more information

 

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

 

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

 

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 

 

Open Acoustic Sessions - last Friday - 8.30pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - email

 

 

Saturdays

  

 

 

Sundays

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

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

**** 1st Jan 2016 session moving to Sun 8th Jan       Open Mic - 8pm - 1st Sunday - PA & soundman provided - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 571428 or email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled toHaconby Unplugged - Singaround song session - 8pm - 2nd Sunday - Hare & Hounds, West Road, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 01778 425422 or email

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Glasshouse Acoustic - 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 2017 are listed on www.glasshouseacoustic.org.uk