Folk Diary Dates 2 - 11 November 2018


9 - 18 November 2018


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  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 November 10


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


Three Daft Monkeys at Prema Arts Centre, Bethesda Chapel, Uley GL11 5SS Info: 01453 860703 7.30pm £18


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:  or


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  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


Monday November 12


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, (Not August) 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   (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. Web site:


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:     New dancers & musicians welcome


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


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: usually second and fourth Mondays of every month


Tuesday November 13


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


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  The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB  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.


Country dancing with Cirencester U3A at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1QX 10 – 12noon Info: Ron & Betty 01285 885474


Wednesday November 14


Show of Hands in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210


Seth Lakeman - starts tour at The Guildhall in Gloucester 8pm


Folk Evening at The Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 Music from around 8pm, Admission free. Guests: Cathy Hill & Jeff Gillett


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249  


Daylight Acoustic Music Club at Bussage Village Hall, The Ridgeway, Bussage, Stroud, GL6 8BY.  Now on the second Wednesday of each month. Music from 11:30 to 2pm. Please arrive soon after the playgroup finishes at 11:15am. There will be a short break in the middle, bring your sandwiches if you like, tea and coffee available for a donation. Entry is £2 per person.   Satnav may mislead you, so please use the street name as well as the postcode. For further information, please call 07583 525814 


Twelve Bells Song Session     Martin Graebe 01285 651104

Twelve Bells, Lewis Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1EA (car park The Forum, free after 3pm).   8pm, all year.

Anne Buffoni,, or Martin Graebe,

Unaccompanied singing in the traditional way. Relaxed evening, sing your own songs, old or new, without instrumental accompaniments, or just join in the choruses and enjoy the atmosphere. Great beers, good company, separate room, excellent acoustics. Food available 6pm-8.30pm. 2nd Wed  

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 15

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

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 in term time

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  every Thursday

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  

Friday November 16

Daoirí Farrell in concert at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537

8pm £13


Frampton on Severn 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


Ceilidh at The Parkend Memorial Hall 8pm Music by Banshee plus Caller. All proceeds go to the Parkend Memorial Project. Tickets £7:50 from Parkend Post Office & The Fountain Inn. Only 100 tickets available, so please buy early. There is NO BAR, so please bring your own drinks. There will be a Raffle.


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 English country dancing group 3rd & 5th Fridays at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Charlton Kings GL52 6HW (2-4 p.m.)  Info: 01242 583669


Saturday November 17


Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr in concert at Prema Arts Centre, Bethesda Chapel, Uley GL11 5SS Info: 01453 860703  7.30pm £15


Steve Tilston at Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QQ Info: 01452 814567 £15 Tickets available from  telephone: 07596 823 881


Highnam old school room, 7.30pm.  Keith Hyett and Spence Cater.  ‘Nylon and Steel’ An evening of intimate guitar music.  Tickets £15 on the door or £11.00 in advance from


Hattie Briggs - Under The Edge Arts, Wotton under Edge  8pm


in aid of Psalms, Stonehouse Baptist Church, 10 Gloucester Rd, Stonehouse,  GL10 2PB (English Ceilidh) 7-10pm, Info: 01453 824332),   Hotchpotch, caller  Elaine Gillet - 7-10pm


French dancing at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr. Nailsworth GL6 0PT  8pm £10 BYO Drinks Hall open from 5pm Info: Peter 0780 0727 570  Guests: Wizards of Noz


Sunday November 18


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: Guest: Steve Tilston


NEW - Open Mic at Tetbury Goods Shed--every 3rd Sunday - Start time is 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm and finish time is 9:30pm. Tickets, which will available on the door in addition to the GS website and Tetbury Tourist Information Centre, are £5 pp performers and listeners. Contact Heather for more information and/or to book a performance slot  by ringing 01666 503946. Booking advised! Bar available.


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