Folk Diary Dates 8 - 17 February 2018


8 - 17 February 2019


Friday February 8


Barn Dance with Finnegan’s Wok at the Cadbury Hall, Frampton on Severn GL2 7HG 7.30pm For tickets call Debra 07810 177671 £10 to include a ploughman’s supper


Harbottle & Jonas, a  young folk duo from Totnes in Devon. Westcote Village Hall  OX7 6SF at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 (inc welcome drink) from Christine Walford 01993 831196


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


Gloucester Folk Dance Club meet 7.30 9.30 p.m. in St. George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth,Gloucester, GL3 4ET Info:


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


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


Saturday February 9


Ceilidh with Cheltenham Ceilidh Band at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH Doors open 7pm - 10pm £2.50 honesty box on the door, BYOB. Contact Melanie Burton


Sunday February 10


*8-10.30pm  Brimstone, 4 piece Celtic folk band (fiddle, whistle, guitar and bodhran) will be playing jigs and reels, trad, contemporary and some originals, in the bar of the Noel Arms Hotel, High St, Chipping Campden.  More info 01386 840317


11.30 - 1pm Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) workshop £3 and 2pm-5pm ceili with The Perfect Cure Ceili Band £4 - Chipping Hall, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 7AD - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots, then guest.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506  Guests: Rebil (Bill & Rebecca)


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  Guests: Discovery (Jeff & Elaine Gillett)


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


Monday February 11


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


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required –

contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707

6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707

8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707

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)

Naunton Park Folk Dance Club, United Reformed Church, Warden Hill, Cheltenham GL51 3BY 7.30pm Info: 01242 862392

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 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 Rodborough Tabernacle Church Hall, Tabernacle Walk, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 5UJ  New members always welcome. Info: web:

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  Juniors 5.30pm, Adults 7pm Info: Brenda 01451 831876

Tuesday February 12

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 February 13

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

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 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.

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.    

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 February 14

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

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 February 15

Gloucester Folk Dance Club meet 7.30 9.30 p.m. in St. George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth,Gloucester, GL3 4ET Info:

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 (Monthly 3rd Friday)

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 February 16

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: Richard Heacock & Paul Hutchinson

Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. iSt. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info:

Sunday February 17

Forest Folk Club at The Orepool Inn, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH  Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. £7  Info:


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