Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary

REGULAR EVENTS - a list by each day of the week



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


 Head in the Sand session - a join-in and play (or sing) session - mostly English tunes, and some   songs. All instruments/ abilities are welcome - 1pm to 4pm - Ostrich Inn, 17 North St,   Peterborough,   PE1 2RA - usually monthly 2nd Sunday of the month





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



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




  Song & tune session - every 4th Sunday of the month - 7pm ish to 10pm ish -  The Castle Inn, High St, Castle Bytham NG33 4RZ  - organiser: Si Garbutt or 01780 410563


 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   


  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 




Slaters Arms Collyweston Collyweston singaround / folk club - alternate Mondays - Slater's Arms, 87 Main Rd, Collyweston,   Stamford, PE9  3PQ - singaround style - 8 to 11pm - Bob Bakewell 0116 2593395 or Pat Lee (piper)   01780 766671. This event runs alternate weeks to the Gretton Wednesday 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) -  




    Boston Folk Club - 2nd Monday of the month - 8.15pm - first floor above The Eagle, 144 West   St, Boston, PE21 8RE - free - Greg Swain 07713-488927  or 01205-358783





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  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





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






Phoenix folk logoPhoenix Folk regular Monday night steady tune session 8.00-9.30pm  (music available at .) Join by clicking on this link when the session is live: (if prompted, enter 245476). Main website:




 Peterborough Morris - practices at Fletton Ex-Service & Working Man's Club, 243A High St, Fletton, Peterborough, PE2 9EH - in May, June, July & Aug, practices are suspended in favour of dancing out at a different pub each week -   see





  Crosskey Clog welcome new dancers - female & male - and musicians to their practices every Tuesday evening 7.30 to   9.30pm - Newborough Village Hall, Guntons Road, Newborough, Peterborough, PE6 7RT -   contact or see


  Kesteven Morris - - men & women's dance team, and musicians - joint practice every Tuesday 8.30 to 10.00pm - Scout Hut, Reform Place, Sleaford, NG34 7QR - new members welcome - Lynda 07488-317662 or 

 Folk session - english type songs and songs - 8 to 11pm - every 2nd and 4th Tuesday -  The Black Bull, 32 Post St, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2AQ - more info: contact landlord Steve on 01480 702213 or musician Anne Brown on 07802 403551





St Neots Folk Club - every Tuesday - The Priory, Priory Lane, St Neots, PE19 2BH - or ring Roger & Patti Pitt - 01234 376278 -




 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)




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







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




  Open Mic - PA & microphones provided - Falcon Inn, 1 London St, Whittlesey, PE7 2BH - 3rd Tuesday of the month - 8.00pm - organiser: Dave Bailey or 07746 195135


 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  or recorded shows on 




  Spalding Folk Club - guest artiste/s booked most month - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS - see - doors open 7.45pm, music 8-11pm - entrance fee usually £6 (even cheaper if you join)






 Bourne Borderers - - meet every Wednesday - Edenham Village Hall, Church Lane, Edenham,   Bourne PE10 0LS - 8pm to 10pm - new members welcome



  Peterborough Folk Dance Club - every Wednesday - 7pm to 9pm - Castor Rd, Marholm, Peterborough PE6 7JA - suggested that you phone before attending in case of odd week not running - contact 


 Burghley Arms - songs & tunes session - unplugged - 8pm - alternate  Wednesdays -   Burghley Arms, 6 North St, Bourne, PE10 9EA -  parking at rear in M&S car park free after 5pm -   hosted by Dean & Jen Hardy - 07788 410530 





  Singaround, hosted by Tom Lane - 1st Wednesday of each month - 8pm - in the Waterloo Room at Leadenham House,  Leadenham, LN5 0PU - bring your own refreshments - more details 07516-541559


    Acoustic ale song session - Falcon Inn, 1 London St, Whittlesey, PE7 2BH - 2nd Wednesday of the month - 8.00pm - organiser: Dave Bailey or 07746 195135



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






  Songs & music evening - Hatton Arms, 14 Arnhill Rd, Gretton, Northants, NN17 3DN - 8pm till 11pm -   fortnightly on Wednesdays (this event runs alternate weeks to Collyweston Slater's Monday folk evening) - this is a great folk night so please bring your instruments, or sing, or just come and listen   - Andy Butterworth 07949 624012


  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







   - in concert - The Barn (Baston Village Hall), Main Street, Baston, PE6 9PA - 8pm - admission is £15 - reservations can be made with Alan or Maggie on 01778 560497 - website: 




  Tune session - 1st Thursday of every month - 8pm - Lincoln Arms, 4 Bridge St, Spalding PE11 1XA - organised by Spalding Folk Club -


   Welland Yacht Club monthly singaround - Welland Yacht Club, 13 River Bank, Spalding PE11 3AA - every 3rd Thursday of the month - 8 to 11pm - organised by Spalding Folk Club -

  Allington Morris - - practice 8pm to 9.30pm every Thursday in Allington Village Hall, Side Street, Allington, near Grantham, NG32 2DZ - and afterwards in the nearby Welby Arms - new dancers and musicians always welcome, with or without experience - If you would like to come along and play or give dancing a go, get in touch through Allingtononline or by contacting Mary McKinlay, Secretary, Allington Morris email (tele:01400 281671) or just come along on a Thursday evening. No special kit needed, just a pair of trainers or comfortable shoes and most essential, a sense of humour!



 Open mic - every 3rd Thursday of the month - 8pm (cash bar open from 7pm) - all players and visitors very welcome -






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






   Captain Backwash and the Barley Boy (and Girl) Rafter Raisers - - appear regularly at the Hand and Heart, 12 Highbury St, Peterborough, PE1 3BE - every 2nd Thursday in the month - 8.30 to 10.30pm - check with us or the pub before travelling as  work and leisure sometimes get in the wayAndrew Nash 01733 380468 or info AT

 Open Mic - 8pm - 2nd Thursday of the month - Crown Inn, 17 West St, Crowland, Peterborough, PE6 0EE - hosted by Graham Cleaver 07875-340968






 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



 Open mic - 4th Thursday of the month - 8pm - Blue Boar, 46 High St, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UY - more details: Graham Cleaver 07875-340968







   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 & Jen Hardy - 07788 410530 






   Acoustic song session - Falcon Inn, 1 London St, Whittlesey, PE7 2BH - last Friday of the month - 7.30pm - organiser: Dave Bailey or 07746 195135


 Whittlesey folk session - Falcon Inn, 1 London St, Whittlesey, PE7 2BH - every couple of months, on a Friday - 8.00pm - organisers: Sandra & Martin Green 01733-206627 or






 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   - 









  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  or recorded shows on 






No Regular Day - occur from time to time

 - Stamford Arts Centre, St Mary's St, Stamford, PE9 2DL - pm - tickets £ (£) from 01780 763203 - 




  - Grantham Guildhall, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ - pm - tickets £ (£) from 01476 406158 - 





  Irish traditional music session - run by Jon Nix with the One Too Many irish band - usually one Sunday a month - 6.30pm - Exeter Arms, 3 Leicester Rd,   Uppingham, LE15 9SB - 



 Bardney Heritage Centre tune session - one Saturday a month -  1.00pm to 3.00pm - 123a Station Rd,  Bardney, near Lincoln, LN3 5UF - mainly English tunes played at a fairly steady pace