Folk Diary Dates 8 June - 17 June 2018


8 - 17 June 2018

Friday June 8

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 June 9

Stroud Ceilidh that was snowed-off has been re-scheduled  in Hamfields Leisure Centre with Committee Band and Nick Walden. 8pm £12.

Highnam Folk Dance Club invite you to join us for an afternoon of English Country Dancing and cake! At Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, Glos, GL2 8DG 2pm till 5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Bernie Culkin, Pat Hicks, Hazel Moir, Clive Harman and Brian Stanton £3 per person Contact Bernie Culkin
07821 106052

Sunday June 10

*Brimstone will be playing 2 acoustic sets on The Green in Broadway as part of the Broadway Arts Festival, a great way to start your Sunday. 10.30am

Irish Set dance Frampton on Severn VH at 2pm with a session for those willing in the Three Horseshoes at 12 noon during food time led by Perfect Cure (the band for the ceili). Caller Val Knight.

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: Merrymakers

Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £3 Entrance, Floor singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879  Guest: Jim Reynolds

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

Monday June 11

England’s Glory Ladies Morris are at The Royal Oak, Prestbury, with Happenstance Border Morris 8pm Info: Gill 01452 859991

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 

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

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 June 12

Gloucestershire Morris Men are at The Carpenter’s Arms, Miserden, with Miserden Morris 7.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701.

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

Baker’s Arms, Broad Campden, monthly performer's night. Pre-book slots 4 items (20 mins max) from 8.45. Night starts and ends with open song/music/other items. Small venue so all acoustic, in award winning real ale pub. Message me for bookings /questions. 2nd Tuesday

Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857

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

Wednesday June 13

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

Forest of Dean Morris meet at The White Horse, Mitcheldean 8pm. Info: 01594 824177, web:

Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Salutation Inn, Ham, with Bristol Morris Men 8pm. Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093

Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 ( or 01453 764990      Club caller Derek Kingscote calling to the music of Bandycoots for their first visit

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

Thursday June 14

*Johnny Coppin is at Stroud  - concert at St Laurence's Church, in centre of Stroud (150th anniversity)   7.30pm  Tickets will be available from TIC at The Stroud Sub Rooms 01453 760900

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

Friday June 15

Ric Sanders Trio at Newnham Festival £12 Info:

A Midsummer ceilidh at Chipping Campden School, starting at around 7.30pm with celtic folk band Brimstone and caller.  Tickets available from Lena 07711 101157  £10 adults, £7.50 children.

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 June 16

Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are at Withington Fête (pm) Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798

Barn Dance with Baily’s Beads, and Karen Burridge calling, at Kendal Road Baptist Church, Gloucester GL2 0NB 7 – 10.30pm £15 inc ploughman’s supper (£7.50 under 16) Info: Victoria 07799 590250

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: Steve Turner and Helena Tory

Sunday June 17

Brimstone will be playing acoustic Celtic folk music in the bar of The Noel Arms Hotel, High St, Chipping Campden from 8pm.  Free parking in the square and on road parking.  All welcome for a mix of trad, contemporary and original music from across the Celtic nations.

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:    Guests: Morai (Jo Freya & co)


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