Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary



Pigdyke1 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

RadioCambs The Folk Show - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 7pm to 10pm - every Monday - Join us on a journey through our world famous folk scene. From local clubs to full-on festivals, Cambridgeshire is a county rooted in folk music - 95.7FM, 96FM, or online anywhere by clicking HERE
Scottish Country Dancing - Every Monday in term time: - 7.30 to 9.30pm - Ryhall Village Hall, Church St, Ryhall, PE9 4HR - 01778 560433 - Scottish Country Dancing

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

Collyweston singaround / folk clubAlternate Mondays: - the Slater's Arms, 87 Main Rd, Collyweston, Stamford, PE9 3PQ - singaround style - Bob Bakewell 0116 2593395 This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Tuesday singaroundSlaters Arms Collyweston

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


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


H 90 logo WoodyDulcimers 150x64 Haconby Hare Tune Session - 3rd Monday - Hare & Hounds, 2 West Road, Haconby, (3m N of Bourne), PE10 0UZ - 3rd Monday - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - hosted by Pete Shaw & friends - 01778 571563 or email - some music available if you contact in advance . Website: Haconby Hare tune session


Kings Cliffe Ex-servicemans Kings Cliffe Folk Club - 3rd Mondays - Kings Cliffe Ex-Serviceman's Club, 65 Wood Rd, King's Cliffe, Peterborough, PE8 6XF - 8pm - free - contact Barbara on or 01778 341594

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


white swan pic 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

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

Kesteven Mens Kesteven WomensLearn Morris Dancing with Kesteven Morris - every Tuesday - 8.30pm - men in the Scout Hut, Reform Place, off Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - women in St Botolph's Hall, Grantham Rd, Sleaford, NG34 7NB - 01777 228303 or 01529 305186 or email
Irish set dancing- every Tuesday in Term time - 8.30 to 11pm - Burghley Square Club, 7 Burghley Rd, Peterborough, PE1 2QA - 01780 720521
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

PM 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 - - or call the Bagman on 07963 694239 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 - 3rd Tuesday of the month - George & Dragon, Hagworthingham, Spilsby, PE23 4NA - beginners at 7pm, full session from 7.45pm to 9.30pm - 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 - Montague Arms, Barnwell, PE8 5PH - 3rd Tuesdays - 8pm - more info from Jane Sanders 01832 226495 or email


BoatInn Fen Folk Traditional Tunes - We are a self help group, breaking down traditional tunes and learning at our own pace. We meet in the Whisky bar at The Boat Inn, Ramsey Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR -  Sessions run on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 8pm until approximately 11pm

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



600 Whiskies 100x77 600 Whiskies Unplugged - Acoustic Music - usually 1st Wednesday - 8.15pm - upstairs in the Stable Bar, George Hotel, 20 High St, Leadenham, LN5 0PN - 07835 711709 or email - 600 Whiskies Unplugged



Cross Keys Wansford Traditional irish music session - 2nd Wednesdays - 7pm to 10pm - Cross Keys, 21 Elton Rd, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JD - ring Lin Griffin 07480-149621 to check

 Folk & Acoustic music  - Unplugged acoustic and accapella in the round session all genres, Ale Housefriendly, all abilities - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - 8pm to 11pm - The Ale House, 65 High St, Ramsey, PE26 1 AB - venue 01487 710128 - session organiser Dave Bailey 07746 195135 - 

 Bugle HornTraditional Tune Session - 1st Wednesdays of the month from  8pm  - Strictly Traditional tunes – The Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details from Jonathan Jeffries 01522 788498 or email  video at


Bugle Horn Folk Song and Tune Session –  3rd Wednesdays of the month from 8pm  - singing and instrumental - all welcome to sing or play, as long as it's folk-based - run by Jonathan Jeffreys & Grenville Foster – The Bugle Horn, Bassingham, Lincs, LN5 9HQ - details  from Grenville Foster 01522 788908 or Jonathan Jeffries 01522 788948

Ely 60x127 Ely Folk Club - usually one Wednesday per month - 8.00pm - 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


Lion RamseyStMary Acoustic & music session - easygoing session for all abilities, everyone welcome, all kinds of traditional tunes and music - 3rd Wednesdays - 8 to 11pm - The Lion, 206 Herne Road, Ramsey St Mary, PE26 2PB - for more details, contact Bob or Anne on or 07802 403551

Bugle Horn

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

 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 - The Angel, 76 High Rd, Ramsey, PE26 1BS - 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





Tom Lane & Tim WalkerBBC Radio Lincspresent Thursday Night Folk on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - 7pm to 9pm - local and national folk sounds, news and usually 2 live studio guests - listen live if in area on on 94.9 and 104.7 FM, 1368 AM or online anywhere by clicking HERE


Ukulele jam session - every Thursday - different pub each week - this week:   - The Palmy Ukulele Band -  7.30 for 8pm start - contact through the web site

Allington Morris

Allington Morris - come and learn Cotswold Morris with our mixed side.  Meets 8.15pm every Thursday from September to April at Allington Village Hall, Allington near Grantham - New dancers and musicians always welcome - find out more from Mary on


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, check before travelling or subscribe to the Spalding Folk Club newsletter - 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 - The Falcon Hotel, 1 London St, Whittlesey, PE7 1BH - 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 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 acoustic session - all styles & abilities welcome - whether you sing or play an instrument - whatever your style - you will be made to feel at home, as will non-performing audience members. No need to book a slot, just come along - free entry to both performers and audience - up in the restaurant - 8.00pm - 1st Thursday - Mama Liz's, 9a North St, Stamford, PE9 1EL - hosted by Dave Bailey -


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


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 Tickets £10 - 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



Music Train - not every month, just now and again - usual departure timetable to Bateman's Brewery: Sleaford station 6.55pm, Heckington 7.02pm, Boston 7.21pm, return from Wainfleet 9.10pm - tickets from East Midlands Trains - - group saver tickets available - list of dates is at 


Arts Coritani - last Thursdays - 8pm - Arts Coritani, Granary Lane, (off High Street), Swineshead, PE20 3LH  - 01205 821492 for further details - bring your own grog - come early for the sofa





HareHounds 70x88 First Fridays Folk singaround - 1st Fridays - Hare & Hounds, 2 West St, Haconby, near Bourne, PE10 0UZ - 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 - held on the 2nd Friday of every alternate month - all singers, musicians & listeners most welcome - 01733 206627 or email  for more information



northwick-arms 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


BoatWhisky 120x85 Open Acoustic Session - - last Friday - 8.00pm - Boat Inn, 2 Ramsey Rd, Whittlesey, PE7 1DR - email





 BardneyHeritageCentre Traditional music session - play some excellent tune sets with the emphasis on traditional English tunes, and often send out an email afterwards, if ya get onto the email list, of what's been played - 2nd Saturdays of the month -1.00pm to 3.00pm - free - the Cafe at the Bardney Heritage Centre, Station Rd, Bardney, LN3 5UF - 01526 397299


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  - Paul Dickinson 01775 723026




Bull Newborough Open Mic - Bull Inn, Gunton's Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7QW - 4pm to 6pm - every 3rd Sunday in the month - poets, singers & musicians welcome, any style, all abilities & ages, singaround format but can accomodate an 'open stage' section, PA provided - more info: contact Jackie at The Bull, or Dean on 07595 219357 or 

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 Sunday - 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 Sunday - 7pm - Kings Arms, 28 The Green, Shouldham, Kings Lynn, PE33 0BY - 01366 347410 (pub) or email


 Folk evening - format will be singaround with plenty of tunes - 3rd Sundays - 7.30 to 10.30pm - Four Crossroads, Swineshead Rd, Boston, PE20 1SF - 01775 822569 - free, all welcome whether to sing, play or listenFour Crossroads

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 - this month: - 2pm - 5.30pm - free - Key Theatre, Embankment Rd, Peterborough, PE1 1EF.