Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

Oct 2018

Monday 1 Oct

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, digital.

PigDyke 70x70 Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

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

Scottish Country Dancing Every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on

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

Tuesday 2 Oct

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

PMBadge 40x70 Peterborough Morris http://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk - TASTER SESSION for men and boys 8.30–10pm. Fletton Ex-Service & Working Men's Club, 243A High Street, Fletton, Peterborough PE2 9EH or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

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 3 Oct

Spalding 70x81 Spalding Folk Club -  guest this month Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby  - Brian was once a member of the Strawbs and Cathryn a Nashville demo singer.  Theirs is a musical partnership made in heaven, with Brian's dexterous and sensitive guitar work perfectly complementing Cathryn's creamy vocals. 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 4 Oct

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 5 Oct

HareHounds 70x88 First Fridays Folk singaround - 8pm - 1st Fridays - Hare & Hounds, 2 West St, Haconby, near Bourne, PE10 0UZ - new start time of 7.30pm - 01778 570115 ordean.hardy880@btinternet.com 

Saturday 6 Oct

  

 Harmonica workshop - with Steve Lockwood - http://steve-lockwood.com - Harmonica master Steve continues to write and deliver all new workshops especially for Stamford Arts Centre! Whether you’re a complete beginner or more advanced, play pop, rock, blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch-bend all the way down and jam along with rockin’ solos. Diatonic harmonicas in C available on the day for £8 - 1.30pm to 5pm - Stamford Arts Centre, St Marys St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - £30 - 01780 763203Stamford Arts Centre
Crossing the Trackshttps://www.crossingthetracks.co.uk/ - in concert at Blackfriars Theatre, Boston - 7.30pm - tickets £10 from box office 01205 363108 or online at www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk 

Frumenty - https://www.facebook.com/Frumenty - live at the Audit Hall, Empingham, LE15 8PH - doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm tickets £7 in advance from 01780 460106 or 01780 360031 or £8 on the door - includes nibbles and wine

 

Sunday 7 Oct

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

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 8 Oct

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, digital.

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

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

 

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

Tuesday 9 Oct

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

 

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

PMBadge 40x70 Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

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

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 10 Oct

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

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

 

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 11 Oct

'I am John Clare' - a solo performance drama, 50 minutes approx, followed by Q & As, in conjunction with Theatre 17. John Clare, known as the peasant poet, found himself committed to Northampton General Lunatic Asylum in the closing weeks of 1841. We join him on the night of March 8th 1860 after John has written the following reply to a well-wisher's letter: 

Dear Sir,   I am in a madhouse and quite forgot your name or who you are. You must excuse me for I have nothing to communicate or tell of and why I am shut up I don't know. I have nothing to say so I conclude. Yours respectfully    John Clare
 
The torment of this reply leads the Poet on a quest in search of hi own identity, creativity and to try and understand what is insanity and why they call him mad. Written and produced by Stephen Loveless and acted by Robin Hillman.

The performance takes place at John Clare's Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough, PE6 7ED - there is a licensed bar for refreshments and the tickets, £5 each, can be reserved by contacting the John Clare Cottage on 01733 253330.

- Robin Hillman is the fiddle player with Northamptonshire band Ock 'n Dough, and an experienced amateur actor.

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St Wulfram's Beer Festival - includes performances by Allington Morris and other dance teams, followed by a traditional tune session - details email shaun.power@btinternet.com
Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week: Ploughman, Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6NA - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

HandandHeart 100x95  Captain Backwash and Crew - Hand and Heart, Highbury St, Peterborough usually on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Energetic and fun Folk, Irish 60’s classics  and much else!  Free admission - Music starts at 9pm - For more info contact andrew.nash13@btinternet.com or the pub on 01733 564653 

Spalding 70x81 Lincoln Arms Music Session - Music session - 8.00pm - usually 2nd Thursday, but not always - Free entry - Lincoln Arms, Bridge St, Spalding, PE11 1XA - website - 01775 723026 or email

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

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

  

Friday 12 Oct

Hickman and Cassidy - http://hickmanandcassidy.co.uk - Raunds Music Festival present, at Ringstead Shared Church (NN14 4DA) an evening of music from the traditions of America and Britain. Tickets (£10, £2 for young people) & details at raundsfestival.com or ring 07756 015615

 

 

Falcon 70x49 Sandra & Martin's Folk Sessions - The Falcon Hotel, 1 London Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BH - 8pm - in the function room - free buffet - held on the 2nd Friday of every alternate month - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email sandragreenmartingreen@gmail.com  for more information

 

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

Saturday 13 Oct

  

 Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding - Our extremely popular, local musical entertainment group, ’The Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding’ are now in their 10th year, and to celebrate they invite you to a concert of ’Happy Memories’ in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. Come along to help them raise money as you raise your voice with a good ol’ sing-song of popular tunes that both the Orchestra and their audiences have enjoyed over the past 10 years - 7.30pm - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - £10 - 01775 764777

 

Sunday 14 Oct

Oakleas Rise http://oakleasrise.co.uk - at Mama Liz's, 9A North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - 4pm to 6pmmamaliz

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

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

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

Monday 15 Oct

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, digital.

PigDyke 70x70 Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

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

Scottish Country Dancing Every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on

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

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 16 Oct

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

PMBadge 40x70 Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

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 17 Oct

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

 

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

PFDanceC 70x70 Peterborough Folk Dance Club - 7.30 to 9.30pm - every Wednesday - Marholm Village Hall, Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough, PE6 7JA - 01733 264524 or 01733 578567 or email pfdc0987@gmail.com 

 

Learn English Border dancing (men & women) or join their band - Bourne Borderers - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, PE10 0LS - every Wednesday 8 to 10pm except August - email Heather or ring Heather 07974 755234 or Kurt 07949 612145

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday 18 Oct

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week: Ostrich, North St, Peterborough, PE1 2RA - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

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

  

Spalding 70x81 Spalding Singaround - 3rd Thursday- Free event (£1 raffle optional) Join in or listen, anyone can sing, play, tell a story or dance - Welland Yacht Club, River bank, Spalding, PE11 3AA (follow Cradge Bank, next to BP station) -01775 723026 or emailSpalding singaround

  

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

 

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

 

Friday 19 Oct

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

 

Stamford Arts Centre Chris Fox - https://www.chrisfoxmusic.org - singer, songwriter, guitarist, performer and session musician, Chris has been playing guitar since his teens, but only started song-writing and performing in early 2014. His song writing style is centred around contemporary stories reflecting life, love, loss and humour. After releasing his debut album 'Parallel Crossing' in May 2016, Chris followed up with 'Loose Ends' in 2017, released at Ely and Cambridge folk festivals - Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - ticket £8 includes £1 off 1st drink voucher) - 01780 763203 

 

Saturday 20 Oct

  

 

Sunday 21 Oct

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

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

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

 

 

KingsArmsShouldham 70x70 Acoustic folk session (music & songs) - 3rd Sundays - 7pm - Kings Arms, 28 The Green, Shouldham, Kings Lynn, PE33 0BY - 01366 347410 (pub) or email

Monday 22 Oct

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, digital.

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

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

 

Tuesday 23 Oct

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

 

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

PMBadge 40x70 Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

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

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

  

Wednesday 24 Oct

BrassWindmill

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

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

 

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 25 Oct

Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week: Lime Tree, Paston Lane, Peterborough, PE4 6HA - The Palmy Ukulele Band  http://www.palmyukeband.com -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

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

  

WoodyMelodeon 100x150 Concerts at the Baston Barn - Andy May Trio - http://andymaytrio.com Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle – Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) – come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk. A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy - 8pm - bring your own drinks - closed July & Aug - The Barn, Main St, Baston, Peterborough, PE6 9PA - book or enquire on 01778 560497 oremail Most concerts at The Barn are sold out in advance, but sometimes returns are available - ring to check availability Tickets for ALL the concerts at the Barn are reservable  Concerts at the Baston Barn

  

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

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

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

 

Friday 26 Oct

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 

 

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

Saturday 27 Oct

  

 Julie McLelland & The Band From County Hellhttp://www.bfch.co.uk - The Band From County Hell are an original celtic folk band with 6 critically acclaimed albums, published works with Cherry Red Records and over 2000 live performances as part of their history.  Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have supported Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and most recently, New Model Army on national tour dates. Major festivals appearances include Wychwood Festival, Rhythm Festival, Weyfest, The Bearded Theory Festival, Galtres, The Acoustic Festival of Great Britain and The Great British Folk Festival, amongst many others - Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary's Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL - 8pm - ticket £12 (£10) - 01780 763203 Stamford Arts Centre

Sunday 28 Oct

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 29 Oct

'Wild & Woolly' acoustic music & song session - 7pm start - White Horse, Church St, Baston, PE6 9PE - this will be a fund-raise for the Oasby Music group's forthcoming trip to Belgium (local orchestra of 8-14 year olds) - we are hoping to achieve 100 tunes & songs during the evening, hence the early start - details 01778 560497

 

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, digital.

PigDyke 70x70 Learn Molly Dancing with Pig Dyke Molly Musicians & dancers (men & women) wanted - every Monday Sep to April (dance out in the summer) - 8.15 to 9.45pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01733 345883 or email jantony@waitrose.com

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

Scottish Country Dancing Every Monday - 7.30pm - £3 - Braceborough Village Hall, Main St/Church St, Braceborough, Lincs, PE9 4NT - contact Hazel on 01778 560417 or h.williams957@btinternet.com  before attending to check its on

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

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

 

Tuesday 30 Oct

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

Kesteven 70x70 Learn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
TapSync 90x122 Learn Appalachian dance - can meet ever Tuesday except the 3rd Tues in the month, but check by phone first with Tap & Sync appalachian dancers - 7.30pm - dancers (men & women)(beginners & experienced) & musicians (fiddle, mandolin, 5 string banjo, guitar) wanted - Childers Club, 1a Station Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA  - Pam Russell 01832 273030 or email pamelajane.russell@gmail.com
Irish set dancing - every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521 or cade_mary@hotmail.com
Scottish Dancing Every Tuesday, September to May: 7.30 to 9.30pm - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - St Mark's Church Hall, Lincoln Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2SN - 01832 272289 or email - Scottish Country Dancing
PizzaParlour1 190x41 Open Mic - hosted by Anna Radford - every Tuesday - 7 to 10pm - Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe, 5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR - details email or 07738 384732
Learn Appalachian dancing with Slapdash - Most Tuesdays - St Mary's Church Hall, Rose Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11 3RN - 01775 723026 or 720617 or e-mail  sue@woodentop.co.uk

PMBadge 40x70 Peterborough Morris Most Tuesdays: September to April (winter), learn morris dancing (men & boys only) - Fletton, Woodston & Stanground Ex-Service & Working Mens Club, 243a Fletton High St, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - May to August (summer), Peterborough Morris perform displays, dancing out at a different pub each week - see website for list - 8.30pm -10pm  or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 or e-mail bagman@peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

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

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

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

  

Wednesday 31 Oct

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

 

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