Folk Diary Dates 2 - 11 November 2018


2 -11 November 2018



Friday November 2


West Malvern village hall, 7.30pm. ‘The Conversation’ east meets west with Keith Hyett and Tim Burroughs. A blend of melodic music with guitars, sitar, song and poetry. Tickets £5.00 on the door


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 November 3


Ceilidh with Finnegans Wok Ceilidh Band with caller Chris Lee. Chalford Sports and Social Club,

Highfield Way, France Lynch, Chalford, Stroud, GL6 8LZ Tickets are £7.50 per head (including a snack during the interval) Discounts are available for members of the club and families

Phone: 01453 884214 or Ali Brady 07595 882948


Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 760900 Diatonics with Emma Wooders


Sarah McQuaid - The Market House, Minchinhampton, near Stroud 8pm


Emily Barker and band + support Jack Carty - The Goods Shed in Stroud 8pm


Autoharp get together for playing, sharing music and socialising, at Leonard Stanley Village Hall, Marsh Road, Leonard Stanley, Stroud, GL10 3NH. 1.30pm start (until around 4.00pm) £2 charge to cover room hire. Please bring a music stand (if you have one) and your own mug for tea/coffee, etc. Contact Jan on 01285 821824 or mobile 07491 766564 or at or Sue on 01453 750513 for more information or just turn up on the day.  New players may come along and can borrow a harp to try – please let us know if a loaner harp is needed. Players of other instruments are welcome to join us too! Monthly, 1st Saturday (usually)


Make-A-Ceilidh Daylight music workshop session for learning and playing ceilidh tunes. Music is provided, usually with a second part. First Saturday of the month at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 11.00am -1pm. Contribution to hall hire. Contact Melanie Burton


Sunday November 4


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


Monday November 5


Folk at the Club in the function room at Churchdown Club, Church Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2ER. Folk At The Club is a brand new singers night to promote singers of traditional and modern folk songs. There may be some tunes, but it will be primarily an unplugged singaround. If you just want to listen you will also be welcome. Free entry 1st & 3rd Mondays.  Info: Bill 


Open folk music session at The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, nr Chipping Campden (usually the 1st Monday of the month) 8.30pm Info: 01386 593223


Words & Music, Acoustic music & poetry at The Frocester George, Peter's St, Stonehouse GL10 3TQ, 20.00 - 22:30pm  £1 Info: David  (Every Monday except Christmas & New Year)


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 


England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Gill 01452 859991


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  New members always welcome. Info:


Wild Oats Border Morris practise at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EV, from 7.30pm. New members welcome. Info:


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at St Mark's Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue, Cheltenham, GL51 6NU 8 – 10pm Info:  dancers and musicians welcome


Tuesday November 6


Folk Night at The White Hart Inn, High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ All musicians and singers welcome. 8pm Free admission. Info: Chris 01242 602236 or Bob 07578 808019 (1st Tuesday)


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


Country Dancing at Brand Green, Pauntley Village Hall, Brand Green Road, nr Redmarley GL19 3JD 7.30pm Info: Jeannette 01531 821535 (1st Tuesday)


Mainly English music session at The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW  3QA 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  


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Stroud Methodist Church Hall, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info: 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701.


Wednesday November 7


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


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

Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 or 01453 764990 Guests: Dampiers Round with Robert Moir

Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, 

Lassington Oak Morris Men meet at Highnam Old School Room, Highnam, Glos GL2 8DG 8pm. New members welcome. Info:  01452 714093    

Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798

Thursday November 8

Folk Club at White Horse Hotel, High Street, Mitcheldean GL17 0AT 8pm Free entry Info: monthly 2nd Thursday

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

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

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

Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY. New members welcome. Come along for a taster session, just wear soft shoes and a smile and we will be pleased to see you Info: Margaret  01793 252581

Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida 01242 604120

Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD. Info: Barbara  01531 820215

Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 7.30pm – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 Email:  

Friday November 9

Chris Leslie (solo) in concert at St Mary The Virgin Church, Forthampton GL19 4QW Info: 07811 643 115

Johnny Coppin is at Gloucester Cathedral – "By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 - with Paul Burgess – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets

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. 1st, 2nd, & 4th Fridays 

Saturday November 10

*Model Folk Band - 6 piece band from darkest reaches of N Somerset - UTEA Wotton under Edge  8pm

Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.

£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Brian Stanton and Clive Harman.

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Sunday November 11

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 Guest: Ron Taylor

Brimstone, a 4 piece Celtic folk band, will be playing trad, contemporary and original Celtic music in the bar of The Noel Arms Hotel, High St, Chipping Campden from 8pm onwards.  Free parking in The Square and on the High Street. Info: 

Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £4 suggested donation, Floor singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879  2nd Sundays monthly Guest: Richard Cox

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. 2nd Sunday

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


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