Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary



New Tricks Acoustic Ensemble SouthHollandmusic making for mature adults of 50+, bring along your instrument (or voice) and explore Scottish and English folk, as well as some Early Music, as part of this great group. Seasoned musicians, ex-players or singers, and enthusiastic beginners all welcome - 1st session free - weekly at 10.30am on Mondays - South Holland Arts Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 SS - box office 01775 764777

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


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  before attending to check its on

Collyweston 70x70 Collyweston Folk Club - Alternate Mondays: - the Collyweston Slater, 89 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9 3PQ - singaround style - Bob Bakewell 0116 2593395 This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday singaround


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


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


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


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


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





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

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or
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

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


Gretton 80x80 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

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 & Design, Navigation Wharf, Carre St, Sleaford, NG34 7TW - email


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


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 


BoatOM 120x85 Open Mic3rd 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


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


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





Spalding 70x81 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 website



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

Bugle 120x Traditional tune session - 1st Wednesdays - 8pm to midnight - Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details 01522 788498 or  video at


radio lincs 200X43 Tom Lane's folk spot part of Jono Brines "The Music" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - A look at the Lincolnshire music scene, includes a What's On, folk tracks & sometimes a live guest - 6.00 to 7pm - every Wednesday - 94.9FM, 104.7FM, digital or click here to listen online


Ely 60x127 Ely Folk Club - usually one Wednesday per month - 8.30pm - The Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary's Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4ER - there is no bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks - tickets may be booked in advance by telephoning 01353 740999 or 01353 664706 - Ely Folk Club


PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 or email 


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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 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 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



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


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


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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


Acoustic Cafe Acoustic Café - now and agin (no regular schedule) - Join the Youth Takeover group for an evening of local talent, live at Acoustic Café. This event is completely free and family friendly, so come along, purchase a drink from the café bar and enjoy an evening of live music from young singers, songwriters and musicians from Lincolnshire - 6 to 7.30pm - free - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS




New Tricks Acoustic EnsembleGranthamArtsmusic making for mature adults of 50+, bring along your instrument (or voice) and explore Scottish and English folk, as well as some Early Music, as part of this great group. Seasoned musicians, ex-players or singers, and enthusiastic beginners all welcome - 1st session free - weekly at 10.30am on Mondays - Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ - box office 01476 406158
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 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


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


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 email- Spalding 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


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 -


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


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


WoodyMelodeon 100x150 Concerts at the Baston Barn - usually 4th Thursday - 8pm - bring your own drinks - closed July & Aug - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - book or enquire on 01778 560497 or email Most concerts at The Barn are sold out in advance, but sometimes returns are available - ring to check availability Tickets for ALL the concerts at the Barn are reservable  Concerts at the Baston Barn


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


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



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





HareHounds 70x88 First Fridays Folk singaround - 8pm - 1st Fridays - no longer at the Wishing Well, Dyke - now permanently at the Hare & Hounds, 2 West St, Haconby, near Bourne, PE10 0UZ - new start time of 7.30pm - 01778 570115 or 


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 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 - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email  for more information



Chequers 250x27 Music session - mainly tunes with a few songs - 8.30 to 11pm - 2nd Fridays (this session does not run in January) - The Chequers, St Mary's St, St Neots, PE19 3TA - email


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 from 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  - 01775 723026 - email 


BoatWhisky 120x85 Open Acoustic Session - - last Friday - 8.30pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - email









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

Irish music session - 4 to 7pm - used to run more or less weekly at the Woolpack, Stanground, Peterborough but not running there any more and looking for a new pub to host them - 07919 191735 or email

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


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

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GeeseFountain 70x70 Folk evening - 5.00 to 7.00pm - 2nd Sundays - the Geese & Fountain, 1 School Lane, Croxton Kerrial, (between Grantham & Melton), NG32 1QR - - more info:


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


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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


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

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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