Folk Diary Dates April


13 - 22 April 2018

Friday April 13

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 April 14

Gloucester Quays Centre Spring Fest. Buskers in Orchard Square 10 – 5pm. Info:

Ninebarrow, award winning folk duo, are at Winstone Village Hall

A Charity Concert at King’s Arms, Newent at 7.30pm featuring, King’s Shilling Shanty Group, Sisters Unrelated, and John Hodgeson, in aid of Air Ambulance. Plastic collection (ie new fiver) Info: Dave Blick 01531 820687

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album. Under The Edge Arts, Wotton Under Edge. Show 8pm Tickets £13.50/£12.50 conc. Tel. 07791 323869

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 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!

Sunday April 15

Gloucester Quays Centre Spring Fest. Buskers in Orchard Square 10 – 5pm. Info:

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 Guests: Bob & Gill Berry

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: Pete Morton

Gloucester Gallery Quire meet at Frampton Village Hall,The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 2.30 – 4.30pm We sing and play hymns, psalms, anthems, glees, folk etc from the period about which Thomas Hardy wrote 1750 - 1850.  Singers and musicians welcome Info: Elizabeth - 01453 765324   or Brenda 01452 613 068

Monday April 16

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 

Acoustic, Contemporary, Roots and Folk music evening at The Ship Inn, Brimscombe, Stroud (3rd Monday) 7.30pm start. £3 entry Info:  01453 750494

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 E-Mail in term time ( last one before Easter Monday 26 March. Back Monday 16 April, no dancing on Bank holiday Mondays, last one before summer Monday 25 June)

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 7:45pm at Five Valleys Scouting Centre, Wood Street, Stroud GL5 1DH (near the Cotswold Playhouse) 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:  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 April 17

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  

Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Wesley Rooms, St.Albans Church, Parliament Street Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info:  01453 882860

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

Wednesday April 18

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

Brimstone, Celtic folk band will be playing at The Noel Arms Hotel, High Street, Chipping Campden.  8pm

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

Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 ( or 01453 764990    
Gwen Clift and Sue Phillips sharing the calling with music from Baily's Beads

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

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 11:30am 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.

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

White Horse Folk Club meets at Church Room, Vicarage Lane, Highworth SN6 7AD 8pmInfo: Derrick 01793 762070 and Geoff 01793 706753 

Thursday April 19

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  Traditional Night

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

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

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 Southrop Village Hall GL7 3PB. 7.30pm Info: Shirley 01367 252623 (Sep – May)

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

Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 8 – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121  

Friday April 20

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 April 21

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: Kantref

Sunday April 22

Feast of Fiddles at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074 7.30pm £28.50 Sure to sell out!

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: Richard Cox



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