Folk Diary Dates 5 October - 14 October


5 - 14 October 2018


Friday October 5


Johnny Coppin is at Minchinhampton Church, nr Stroud - with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House  Info:  01453 882960


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 October 6


Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 760900 with Three Sticks, caller Sheila Masson


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)


Sunday October 7

(100th anniversary of death of Hubert Parry)

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:  

Monday October 8

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)

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:

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:   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

Tuesday October 9

*England’s Glory Ladies Morris are at Trefoil Guild 75th Birthday, GWSR Steam Railway Station, Cheltenham Racecourse 10am Info: Gill 01452 859991

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 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Sep to May

Wednesday October 10

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

Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 ( or 01453 764990   with Dave Byatt, and Pete & Marj Hendy

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 all 07583 525814 or email for more information. Second Wednesday

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: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093   

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

Thursday October 11

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 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 except third

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 October 12

*Fairport Convention at Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6EP Box office: 01242 258002

*Rob Harbron & Emma Reid in concert at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537 8pm £10

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

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

Saturday October 13

(Much Marcle Big Apple Celebrations )


Cheltenham Ceilidh Club, Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham,   7:30 pm,

Info:  07950 703190),  Cheltenham Ceilidh Band, caller  Mel Burton

Ceilidh club - just learning the ropes, need dancers! Just £2.50 pp.


*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Fools and Beasts Unconvention, Gloucester  Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093


*Winter Wilson at Woodmancote Village Hall, Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, GL52 9HX

7.30pm (doors/bar at 7.00pm)  £12. They are available to be bought  direct from Simon Medhurst (Tel: 0797 007 8220

*May Thrill in concert at The Tall Ship, 134 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2EX  01452 522793

Sunday October 14

(Much Marcle Big Apple Celebrations )


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: Si Barron


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 Robert Moir and Clive Harman.

Further details:


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


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


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


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