Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

December 2021

Wednesday 1 Dec

  Spalding Folk Club - guest artistes this month: Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson - https://www.alistairrussell.co.uk/duo - Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson are one of the best acts on the UK folk music scene. They combine great stage presence with inventive and sparkling musicianship. The repertoire is a broad and enjoyable mix of traditional and contemporary music and song with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Both artists are masters of their craft with a combined pedigree which includes membership of the Battlefield and House Bands. This is a top drawer act - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - see https://www.spaldingfolkclub.co.uk - doors open 7.45pm, music 8-11pm - entrance fee usually £6 (even cheaper if you join)

 

 


 

 Bourne Borderers - https://www.bourneborderers.co.uk/ - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne   PE10 0LS - 8pm - new members welcome 

 

 

 


  

  Singaround, hosted by Tom Lane - 1st Wednesday of each month - 8pm - 8.00pm in the Waterloo Room, Leadenham House, Leadenham LN5 0PU - please bring own food and drink requirements - more info from 07516 541559

 

 

 

 

 


  The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - every Wednesday 9pm - the best in folk and acoustic music   from the UK and beyond - BBC Radio 2, 88-91FM or BBC Sounds website

 

 

 

 

 



 

Thursday 2 Dec

  Open mic - 7.30pm - 1st Thursdays of the month - Ship Inn, 22 High St, Pointon, Sleaford NG34 0LX 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday 3 Dec

 First Fridays Singaround (songs & tunes) - 1st Fridays of the month - 7.30 for 8pm - Hare & Hounds, 2 West Road, Haconby, (3m N of   Bourne), PE10 0UZ - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - hosted by Dean Hardy - 07788 410530 

 

 


 

Open Mic - 7.30pm - 1st Friday of the month - full PA setup included - Heckington Pavilion, Howell Rd, Heckington, Sleaford, NG34 9RX - just bring your instruments, and amps if you’d prefer, and we’ll get you on performing - https://www.facebook.com/groups/467694916624450/user/100012892874722/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  weekly one hour long programme ‘Lincolnshire Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every   Friday at 9.00pm - presented by Tom Lane - championing Lincolnshire music, performers, songwriters   and relevant events, all in the Lincolnshire Folky vein - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 

 



Saturday 4 Dec

    Melrose Quartet -  https://melrosequartet.co.uk - in concert - Saxon Hall, Saxon Way, Raunds, NN9 6LT - doors open 7.30pm - mince pies, mulled wine and other refreshments will be available - www.raundsfestival.com - ticket hotline: 07756 015615

 

 

 

 



 

Sunday 5 Dec

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

 

 

 


   

 Tim Walker's Folk - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for another 3 hour serving of the most delicious contemporary and traditional folk music from Lincolnshire and further afield. There is also the latest and greatest of songs and tunes and a whole bag load of festival and gig info too. Catch it live on 94.9FM, or 104.7FM in Grantham, 1368AM, DAB, Smartspeaker, Ch722 on Freeview or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds   

 


 

  The Folk Show - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the very best from the local folk scene with Kerry Devine - from local Clubs to full on festivals - Catch it live on 95.7 MHz (Peterborough) 96.0 MHz (Cambridge) DAB Freeview: 722, or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds 

 

 

 



 

Monday 6 Dec

 Pig Dyke Molly rehearse weekly at Fletton Ex-Serviceman's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH every Monday - 8 to 9.30pm - new dancers & musicians welcome - 01733 208433 (home) / 07833 491547 (mobile) - www.pigdyke.co.uk  

 

 

 


  

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Phoenix folk logoPhoenix Folk regular Monday night steady tune session 8.00-9.30pm  (music available at https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Online-Sessions-Tunebook-Jan-2021.pdf .) Join by clicking on this link when the session is live:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/793527147 (if prompted, enter 245476). Main website: https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

 



 
Tuesday 7 Dec

 Peterborough Morris - practices at Fletton Ex-Service & Working Man's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH -     see https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

 


St Neots Folk Club - every Tuesday - The Priory, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH - stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring Roger & Patti Pitt - 01234 376278 - http://www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk

 

 


 

 Acoustic sessions at the Old Copper Kettle Tea Rooms, 6 North St, Crowland, PE6 0EF - 1st Tuesday of the month -   7.30pm - host: Graham   Cleaver (tea and coffee   available but bring your own beer)

 

 

 


 

 Hatton Arms, 14 Arnhill Rd, Gretton, Northants, NN17 3DN - 8pm till 11pm - this is a great folk night so please bring your instruments, or sing, or just come and   listen - Andy Butterworth  01536 770302 - this event runs alternate weeks to Collyweston Slaters Monday's folk evening

 

 

 

 


  

 Weekly programme ‘Fine Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every Tuesday at 7.00pm - presented by Alan   Ritson - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 



 

Wednesday 8 Dec

 Bourne Borderers - https://www.bourneborderers.co.uk/ - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne   PE10 0LS - 8pm - new members welcome 

 

 

 


  

  The Ale House Acoustic Session - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month - 65 High St, Ramsey, PE26 1 AB - 8pm - free - organiser: David Bailey

 

 

 


 

 Music & singalong session - 2nd Wednesdays of the month - 7.30pm - Ship Inn, 109 Sea Rd, Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness, PE24 5RX

 

 

 

 

 


  The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - every Wednesday 9pm - the best in folk and acoustic music   from the UK and beyond - BBC Radio 2, 88-91FM or BBC Sounds website

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday 9 Dec

  Open Mic - 8pm - 2nd Thursday of the month - hosted by Graham Cleaver 07875-340968

 

 

 

 

 



Friday 10 Dec

 The Furrow Collective - www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk - Lucy Farrell (viola, voice & saw), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). As the bleak winter nights draw in, The Furrow Collective have chosen a special festive programme to celebrate the dark time of year. Come in, friends, from the howling wind and bitter frost, draw a little closer to the roaring fire and prepare to be bewitched by eerie story-songs and seasonal carols that revel in the strange and wonderful traditions of these isles. With The Furrow Collective's signature spine-tingling harmonies and masterful storytelling bringing a spark of light into the wintry gloom, this promises to be an unmissable evening to remember Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, PE9 2DL -  7.30pm - tickets £18 (£16) from the Box Office 01780 763203

 


  

  weekly one hour long programme ‘Lincolnshire Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every   Friday at 9.00pm - presented by Tom Lane - championing Lincolnshire music, performers, songwriters   and relevant events, all in the Lincolnshire Folky vein - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 

 



Saturday 11 Dec

  

 



Sunday 12 Dec 

 

 Acoustic Club - 2nd Sunday of the month - Geese & Fountain, 1 School Lane, Croxton Kerrial, Grantham, NG32 1QR - 5pm

 

 


 Pennyless - http://pennyless-music.co.uk - Mama Liz's bar, 9A North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - 4 to 6pm - free

 

 

 


 Tim Walker's Folk - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for another 3 hour serving of the most delicious contemporary and traditional folk music from Lincolnshire and further afield. There is also the latest and greatest of songs and tunes and a whole bag load of festival and gig info too. Catch it live on 94.9FM, or 104.7FM in Grantham, 1368AM, DAB, Smartspeaker, Ch722 on Freeview or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds   

 


  The Folk Show - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the very best from the local folk scene with Kerry Devine - from local Clubs to full on festivals - Catch it live on 95.7 MHz (Peterborough) 96.0 MHz (Cambridge) DAB Freeview: 722, or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds 

 

 

 



Monday 13 Dec

Slaters Arms Collyweston Collyweston singaround / folk club - alternate Mondays - Slater's Arms, 87 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9  3PQ - singaround style - Bob Bakewell 0116   2593395 or Pat Lee (piper) 01780 766671. This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday folk nights

 

 

 


 

 Pig Dyke Molly rehearse weekly at Fletton Ex-Serviceman's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH every Monday - 8 to 9.30pm - new dancers & musicians welcome - 01733 208433 (home) / 07833 491547 (mobile) - www.pigdyke.co.uk  

 

 

 


   Boston Folk Club - 2nd Monday of the month - 8.15pm - first floor above The Eagle, 144 West St, Boston,   PE21 8RE - free

 

 

 


 

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Phoenix folk logoPhoenix Folk regular Monday night steady tune session 8.00-9.30pm  (music available at https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Online-Sessions-Tunebook-Jan-2021.pdf .) Join by clicking on this link when the session is live:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/793527147 (if prompted, enter 245476). Main website: https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

 



 
Tuesday 14 Dec

 Peterborough Morris - practices at Fletton Ex-Service & Working Man's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH -     see https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

 


 Singaround - acoustic evening, all styles - 2nd Tuesday of the month - The Tempest Arms, High St, Coleby, LN5 0AG - 7pm

 

 

 

 

 


  Strictly Acoustic Open Mic night - hosted by Jules Morgan-Waters - 7.30pm - Iron Horse Ranch, 2 High St, Market Deeping, Lincs, PE6 8EB - 3 to 5pm

 

 

 

 

 


St Neots Folk Club - every Tuesday - The Priory, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH - stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring Roger & Patti Pitt - 01234 376278 - http://www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk

 

 

 


   

 Folk evening - songs & music - or just come & listen - 3rd Tuesday of the month - Montague Arms, Barnwell, near Oundle, PE8 5PH - details: Jane   Sanders  jsanders1293@yahoo.co.uk   

 

 

 


 Music session - maybe songs - 3rd Tuesday of the month - 7.30pm - Rookswood Club, Rookswood Rd,   March, PE15 8AS - 01354 656094 or 01354 656208 - email

 

 

 


 

 Open Mic all genres - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - 3rd Tuesday of the month - 8pm - hosts: The Boatmen and Phil t'pub Landlord - Small  PA 

 

 

 

 


 

 Weekly programme ‘Fine Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every Tuesday at 7.00pm - presented by Alan   Ritson - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 



Wednesday 15 Dec

 Bourne Borderers - https://www.bourneborderers.co.uk/ - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne   PE10 0LS - 8pm - new members welcome 

 

 


  The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - every Wednesday 9pm - the best in folk and acoustic music   from the UK and beyond - BBC Radio 2, 88-91FM or BBC Sounds website

 

 

 

 

   



Thursday 16 Dec

  Monthly concerts - usually 4th Thursday of the month - this month's guests: Jackie Oates & John Spires - https://jackieoatesandjohnspiers.bandcamp.com  Multi award-winning contemporary folk duo Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that is uplifting, joyful and poignant - The Barn (Baston Village Hall), Main Street, Baston, PE6 9PA - 8pm - tickets only bookable in advance - £15 usually, from Alan or Maggie on 01778 560497 - if you;re unlucky, ask about the waiting list 



Friday 17 Dec

   weekly one hour long programme ‘Lincolnshire Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every   Friday at 9.00pm - presented by Tom Lane - championing Lincolnshire music, performers, songwriters   and relevant events, all in the Lincolnshire Folky vein - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 

 



Saturday 18 Dec

     French and Scandinavian Dancing - draft programme: 2.30pm to 5pm: Dance workshops in Scandinavian dances - £5 - if you want a particular dance taught, let us know at ketton.scandi@gmail.com, 5pm to 6pm: Informal tune swap (free), 6pm to 7.30pm: Communal vegetarian/vegan meal (booking essential ketton.scandi@gmail.com ) - £8, 8pm to 11pm: Social Dance to live French and Scandinavian music - £6 - there will be a refresher workshop at the start covering some of the most common dances - Tinwell Village Hall, 26 Crown Lane, Tinwell, Rutland, PE9 3UF - IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID: to ensure the safety of all, participants will be required take a Lateral Flow Test before coming, and not attend if experiencing any symptoms.

   


  "Drive the cold winter away" - One hour of Christmas songs, tunes and stories to listen to and sing along - with four piece folk group Frumenty - 5pm to 6pm - Folksworth Village Hall, Manor Road, Folksworth, near Peterborough, PE7 3SU - more details 07714 388853 - free (donations to village hall fund accepted) - bring your own refreshments

 

 

 



 Sunday 19 Dec

 Singaround - The Horseshoes, London Rd, Silk Willoughby, Sleaford NG34 8NZ - every 4th Sunday of the month - 4pm - more details email dobsonofyorks@aol.com or phone 01529 302647

 

 

 


 Tim Walker's Folk - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for another 3 hour serving of the most delicious contemporary and traditional folk music from Lincolnshire and further afield. There is also the latest and greatest of songs and tunes and a whole bag load of festival and gig info too. Catch it live on 94.9FM, or 104.7FM in Grantham, 1368AM, DAB, Smartspeaker, Ch722 on Freeview or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds   

 


  The Folk Show - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the very best from the local folk scene with Kerry Devine - from local Clubs to full on festivals - Catch it live on 95.7 MHz (Peterborough) 96.0 MHz (Cambridge) DAB Freeview: 722, or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds 

 

 

 



 

 Monday 20 Dec

 

HH ready

  Haconby Hare Tune Session - 3rd Mondays of the month - Hare & Hounds, 2 West   Road, Haconby, (3m N of Bourne), PE10 0UZ - 7.30pm   to 10.30pm - free - hosted   by Pete Shaw & friends - 01778 571563 or email   Website: Haconby Hare tune session

 

 

 

 


 Pig Dyke Molly rehearse weekly at Fletton Ex-Serviceman's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH every Monday - 8 to 9.30pm - new dancers & musicians welcome - 01733 208433 (home) / 07833 491547 (mobile) - www.pigdyke.co.uk  

 

 

 


 

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Phoenix folk logoPhoenix Folk regular Monday night steady tune session 8.00-9.30pm  (music available at https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Online-Sessions-Tunebook-Jan-2021.pdf .) Join by clicking on this link when the session is live:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/793527147 (if prompted, enter 245476). Main website: https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

 



 
Tuesday 21 Dec

 Peterborough Morris - practices at Fletton Ex-Service & Working Man's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH -     see https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

 


St Neots Folk Club - every Tuesday - The Priory, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH - stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring Roger & Patti Pitt - 01234 376278 - http://www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk

 

 

 


 

 Hatton Arms, 14 Arnhill Rd, Gretton, Northants, NN17 3DN - 8pm till 11pm - this is a great folk night so please bring your instruments, or sing, or just come and   listen - Andy Butterworth  01536 770302 - this event runs alternate weeks to Collyweston Slaters Monday's folk evening

 

 

 

 


 

 Weekly programme ‘Fine Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every Tuesday at 7.00pm - presented by Alan   Ritson - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 



Wednesday 22 Dec

 

 Bourne Borderers - https://www.bourneborderers.co.uk/ - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne   PE10 0LS - 8pm - new members welcome 

 

 

 


 

  The Ale House Acoustic Session - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month - 65 High St, Ramsey, PE26 1 AB - 8pm - free - organiser: David Bailey

 

  

 


  The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - every Wednesday 9pm - the best in folk and acoustic music   from the UK and beyond - BBC Radio 2, 88-91FM or BBC Sounds website

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Thursday 23 Dec

 Lawrence's singaround/playaround/sayaround - all welcome - 4th Thursday of the month - 7.30pm - Red Lion, 48 King Street, West Deeping, Peterborough, PE6  9HP   - Lawrence Haydock  01733 253347

 

 



Friday 24 Dec

  

  weekly one hour long programme ‘Lincolnshire Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every   Friday at 9.00pm - presented by Tom Lane - championing Lincolnshire music, performers, songwriters   and relevant events, all in the Lincolnshire Folky vein - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 

 



Saturday 25 Dec

  

 



Sunday 26 Dec   

 

 Tim Walker's Folk - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for another 3 hour serving of the most delicious contemporary and traditional folk music from Lincolnshire and further afield. There is also the latest and greatest of songs and tunes and a whole bag load of festival and gig info too. Catch it live on 94.9FM, or 104.7FM in Grantham, 1368AM, DAB, Smartspeaker, Ch722 on Freeview or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds   

 


  The Folk Show - 7pm - every Sunday - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for the very best from the local folk scene with Kerry Devine - from local Clubs to full on festivals - Catch it live on 95.7 MHz (Peterborough) 96.0 MHz (Cambridge) DAB Freeview: 722, or live/later on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds 

 

 

 



Monday 27 Dec

Slaters Arms Collyweston Collyweston singaround / folk club - alternate Mondays - Slater's Arms, 87 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9  3PQ - singaround style   - Bob Bakewell 0116   2593395 or Pat Lee (piper) 01780 766671. This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday folk nights

 

 

 


 

 Pig Dyke Molly rehearse weekly at Fletton Ex-Serviceman's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH every Monday - 8 to 9.30pm - new dancers & musicians welcome - 01733 208433 (home) / 07833 491547 (mobile) - www.pigdyke.co.uk  

 

 

 


 

 Singers Night - 4th Mondays of the month - 8pm - White Swan, 1 High Rd, Barrowby, Grantham, NG32 1BH - parkerd47@aol.com

 

 

 


Zoom

Phoenix folk logoPhoenix Folk regular Monday night steady tune session 8.00-9.30pm  (music available at https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Online-Sessions-Tunebook-Jan-2021.pdf .) Join by clicking on this link when the session is live:   https://us04web.zoom.us/j/793527147 (if prompted, enter 245476). Main website: https://phoenixfolk.co.uk/participation/online-sessions

 

 



 
Tuesday 28 Dec

 Peterborough Morris - practices at Fletton Ex-Service & Working Man's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH -     see https://www.peterboroughmorris.co.uk

 

 


 

St Neots Folk Club - every Tuesday - The Priory, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH - stneotsfolkclub@aol.com or ring Roger & Patti Pitt - 01234 376278 - http://www.stneotsfolkclub.co.uk

 

 

 


 

 Weekly programme ‘Fine Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every Tuesday at 7.00pm - presented by Alan   Ritson - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln 

 

 



 Wednesday 29 Dec

 Bourne Borderers - https://www.bourneborderers.co.uk/ - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham, Bourne   PE10 0LS - 8pm - new members welcome 

 

 

 


  The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe - every Wednesday 9pm - the best in folk and acoustic music   from the UK and beyond - BBC Radio 2, 88-91FM or BBC Sounds website

 

 

 

 

 



 

Thursday 30 Dec

  



Friday 31 Dec

  Whisky bar Acoustic sessions - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - last Friday of the month -   7.30pm - hosts: The Boatmen and Phil t'pub Landlord

 

 

 

 


 

 

  weekly one hour long programme ‘Lincolnshire Folk’ on Lincoln City Radio LCR FM 103.6 - every   Friday at 9.00pm - presented by Tom Lane - championing Lincolnshire music, performers, songwriters   and relevant events, all in the Lincolnshire Folky vein - listen live if in area   on  http://streamer.lcrlincoln.co.uk/  or recorded shows on www.mixcloud.com/LCRFMLincoln