Folk Diary Dates 11- 20 May 2018


11 - 20 May 2018


Friday May 11

Riverfolk at The Trout Inn, Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames GL7 3HA 8pm £2 (2nd & last Fridays) Info: 01367 252313  

Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dancing Classes  Friday Nights in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews URC GL50 1SP 7 for 7.30pm All dances walked through  Contact Barry  01242 528220 for further details

Cheltenham U3A Scottish dancers meet at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cheltenham GL52 6HW, 2 – 4pm. £1.50. All welcome. Info: Derek 01452 306857.

Saturday May 12

Highnam Folk Dance Club invite you to join us for an afternoon of English Country Dancing and cake! At Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, Glos, GL2 8DG 2pm till 5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Bernie Culkin, Pat Hicks, Hazel Moir, Clive Harman and Brian Stanton £3 per person Contact Bernie Culkin
07821 106052

*Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are at Winstone Fête (pm) Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798

*England’s Glory Ladies Morris are at Randwick Wap from 12.45pm Info: Gill 01452 859991

Sunday May 13

Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest. Info: 01242 571185/577506    Guests: Dark Island (Alex & Scotty)

Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £3 Entrance, Floor singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879  Guest: Steve Page

Irish Set Dancing in Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD Info: 07791 323869. Workshop 11am till about 12:30 then 2:30 till about 5:30 ceilidh Live music with the Perfect Cure.

Music session at The Butcher’s Arms, Chapel Lane, Mickleton GL55 6SD  From 8.30pm Info: 01386 438285 2nd Sunday

Monday May 14

*England’s Glory Ladies Morris are at The Appletree, Woodmancote, with Pebworth Morris Men 8pm Info: Gill 01452 859991

Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets  from 7.30 to about 9.00. The repertoire is mostly folk song: rounds, shanties, spirituals, traditional and contemporary folk.  There is no audition, and no need to read music, just come along and have a go. The charge is £3 per session Info: Barbara 01452 714544

Words & Music, Acoustic music & poetry at The Frocester George, Peter's St, Stonehouse GL10 3TQ, 20.00 - 22:30pm  £1 Info: David 

Irish Set Dancing at the Star in Wotton Under Edge, Market Street, GL12 7AE 8 – 10.15pm –- beginners welcome - no partner necessary - experienced callers Val Knight and Sharon Carr - live music from the Perfect Cure Band who play for the Irish Set Dancing at Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals.  Suggested donation to charity £2.  Info:

Edge Reels (Scottish Dancing), Edge Village Hall, The Green, Edge, Stroud GL6 6PA 8pm Info: George & Elizabeth 01453 833016 or Ian & Jane 01453 762591

Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a beginners class at Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham GL51 6RF 7.45pm to 9.45pm (excl first Monday in the month) Info: 01242 863238

Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678.

Cheltenham folk dance club meets at Holy Trinity School, Sherborne St, Cheltenham GL52 2JP 7.30pm – 9.30pm All welcome. Info: Sarah 01242 242245

Stow-on-the-Wold Scottish Country Dance Group meets at St Edwards Church Rooms, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AB (not 1st Monday) Juniors 5.30pm, Adults 7pm Info: Brenda 01451 831876

Tuesday May 15

*Gloucestershire Morris Men are at The Boat Inn, Ashleworth, with Lassington Oak Morris Men  7.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701. 

Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall, The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Only £1! Refreshments included Info: 01452 856093 or 01453 764990

Mainly English music session at  White Horse, Mitcheldean  From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758

Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857

Wednesday May 16

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283  Music from around 8pm, Admission free Guest: Merrymaker

*Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are at The Old Crown, Paganhill, with Styx of Stroud 7.30pm Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798    

*Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Nag’s Head, Oldcroft 8pm. Info: 01594 824177

Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254  or 01453 764990   We welcome back Alan Davies to call with Peterfolk providing the music  

Singers Club, Stroud. Traditional Songs.  8.30 -11pm, Little Vic, Queen Victoria Pub, Gloucester St, Stroud  GL5 1QG. Free admission Info: Bob  01453 764885

Daylight Acoustic Music Club, with Dark Island (Alex and Scotty) sharing MC duties with Barry Watkins.  At Bussage Village Hall, The Ridgeway, Bussage, Stroud, GL6 8BY.  Please note, sat nav may mislead you – please make sure you have the street name as well as the postcode, and if you’re in any doubt, please contact us in advance for a map at or .
Music will be from 11:45am until 2pm with a short break in the middle.  Bring your sandwiches if you like, tea and coffee available for a donation.  Entry is £2 per person.

Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info:

Thursday May 17

*Happenstance Border Morris are at The Swan, Broadway, WR12 7AA – 01386 852278 7.30pm Info: Cressida 01242 604120

Folk Club at Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BD 8pm in Restaurant Organised by Dave Blick Info: 01531 820687

Thornbury Folk Music Session – 8-11pm. The Swan, 17, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AE 1HA. Info: Carol

Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Southrop Village Hall GL7 3PB. 7.30pm Info: Margaret  01793 252581

Minchinhampton folk club, The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud  GL5 4AZ 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  Pub web site:

Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185

UkeStroud - Club for ukulele players at Pitchcombe Village Hall GL6 6LP 8 – 10pm £2 including refreshments. Info: Norma:

Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238

Friday May 18

*Keith Hyett (guitar) is at Oldbury on Severn Memorial Hall BS35 1PR 7.30 £7 info:

*Johnny Coppin is at Minsterworth Village Hall  - with Paul Burgess 7.45pm  tickets from Terry  01452 750160    

Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dancing Classes  Friday Nights in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews URC GL50 1SP 7 for 7.30pm All dances walked through  Contact Barry  01242 528220 for further details

Country Dancing at Aston Ingham Village Hall HR9 7LS 7.30pm Info: Janet 01452 830556

Cheltenham U3A English country dancing group  at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Charlton Kings GL52 6HW (2-4 p.m.)  Info: 01242 583669 

Sunday May 20

Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 Guest: Pete Coe

Forest Folk Club at The Orepool Inn, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH  Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. £7 (Singers Nights £2.50, performers £1.50) Info:


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