Regular Events

This page includes formal folk clubs, sessions, open mics etc. It also lists some events that were formerly listed here but are or may be defunct. Further information welcomed.

Anything marked [unconfirmed] hadn’t been confirmed as of 31st July 2017. Feel free to contact us with corrections, updates, additions, suggestions… For reasons of time management, I won’t be re-checking regularly, so recommend you check where possible before setting out. 🙂 [DH]

See also the Shreds and Patches Shropshire sessions page (this probably won’t be updated again, sadly) and amandalynnemusic (doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2012). Folk Orbit has listings all over Britain, listed by county, and seems to be checked fairly regularly. The Mister Red site (formerly to be found as cresby.com) has info from this area as well as several other interesting features. The Worcester traditional music page lists quite a few events from Worcestershire and thereabouts. Folklife Quarterly is a print magazine, primarily, but includes some online resources for several areas of the UK. [I’m contributing listings to the magazine at the moment, by the way.]

There are some events that are more poetry- than music-oriented listed in Pleading Poetry.

Weekly events

Monday

  • Shroppie Fly, The Wharf, Audlem  CW3 0DX   Folk Ensemble – open house!  (very mixed, might be good with talent off the boats!) The pub’s own Events page doesn’t mention Folk Ensemble, or the open mic session formerly listed as happening on Tuesdays. [Checked 31/7/2017] More information welcomed. There is live music on Saturdays.

Tuesday

  • Loggerheads (sometimes known as the Shrewsbury Arms): acoustic session hosted by Chris Greve. Loggerheads, 1 Church Street, SY1 1UG  Shrewsbury. [Visited April 2017: not only is it still going, but it’s an excellent session.]
  • Wrekin Inn, (formerly the Oddfellows), Wellington. Open mic. Returned to the Wrekin Inn, Wrekin Road, Wellington in May 2015. Sounds like a pretty professional setup with lots of special events.
  • Tuesday Folk meet every Tuesday night for a ‘Folk and Acoustic Music’ session in the Ironbridge Gorge area.
    • 1st Tuesday – The White Lion – West Castle Street, Bridgnorth. WV16 4AB
    • 2nd Tuesday – The Lion Hotel, High St, Broseley TF12 5EZ
    • 3rd Tuesday – The Boat Inn, Jackfield, Nr Ironbridge. TF8 7LS
    • 4th Tuesday – The Boat Inn, Jackfield, Nr Ironbridge. TF8 7LS
    • 5th Tuesday – see the Facebook page

Wednesday

  • The Dog & Pheasant: Severn Street, Shrewsbury. Contact Chris Greve. Another very good session (visited August 2017)
  • Music session (with some songs) at the Crown, 28 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire,SY2 6BT – 01743 248308. According to Richard, the landlord provides food for the players. 🙂 [Confirmed by Terry as still running 30th September 2017.]
  • Biddulph Folk Club
    Gig list here. All the concerts are at The Biddulph Arms, Congleton Road, Biddulph, North Staffs except where stated otherwise. Contacts here. [Checked and updated 31/7/2017]
  • The Red Lion, Llanidloes. Martin Herbert 01686 411053 [unconfirmed]
  • Telford Acoustic Music Club, formerly at the Crown Inn,  is now at the Old Fighting Cocks across the road. (That’s 48 Market Street, Oakengates TF2 6DU.) That’s the original club still run by Bruce Gittoes, starts around 8.30, and is open to pretty much any kind of music as long as it’s strictly acoustic. (HT to Bob Eastwick and Mr Red for clarifying this.) The Crown still advertises a weekly event it calls the Telford Acoustic Club, but I gather it might not be as regular as it sounds, so you might want to check with the pub if you’re thinking of trying it. Though I guess you could always shoot off across the road to the Fighting Cocks if nothing’s happening. 🙂 The pub also has open mic evenings some Thursdays.
  • Carden Arms, Church Rd, Tilston, Malpas  SY14 7HB   Mainly English 01829 250214 [unconfirmed]
  • Baskerville Hall Open Acoustic Session. From 8.30. A free drink and chips for every performer. Clyro, near Hay on Wye. HR3 5LE. Not sure if this phone number still works: 01497 820033. However, I’ve seen the session publicized recently [2017].
  • The Red Lion Folk ClubThe Red, Lion, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham.
    Wednesdays 7.45pm. Has apparently always been a concert club. (HT to Mr Red.)

Thursday

  • The Griffin Inn, Albion Hill, Sy111QA Oswestry: open mic/acoustic with Chris Greve.
  • Black Swan, Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire HR2 8DJ: acoustic session from 8.30-ish. Phil Heinricy confirms that the session is still running. He says: …still runs weekly on Thursdays. Attendance varies, depending on who among the regulars is on holiday, etc., but it is a welcoming session at which styles vary across the board, depending on who turns up. As an aside, at 26 years+ we believe it to be the longest running session in the county. Hurrah! Thanks, Phil 🙂
  • Old Post Office, Shrewsbury (that’s a pub!): Acoustic Knights session. Richard Powell says: Anyone wanting to try out their voice, anyone who has taken a break from music and wants to ease back into it will get a warm welcome. We are not a critical bunch, and are very supportive of each other, so it’s a great atmosphere to nurture abilities, no matter what your age, instrument or musical style. We currently play : 30’s, through to 90’s and contemporary music, plus a little flamenco and even Zorba the Greek, and the occasional pan pipe tune ! [Can’t confirm that it’s still going: check with the pub. I was there in August 2017 and nothing seemed to be happening, and the person behind the bar knew nothing about it.]
  • The Boat Inn, Ferry Road, Jackfield, Ironbridge TF8 7LS . Typical Irish Session – good craic! 01952-884489; Boat Inn 01952-885777
  • Black Lion, Welsh Row, Nantwich [unconfirmed]
  • The Mount, Llanidloes. Andrew Warren 01686 413316 [unconfirmed]
  • Cross Keys, Selattyn. SY10 7DH      Mainly Irish. 01691 355457/650247. Listed as recently checked (2014) in Folk Orbit, so presumed still current but check with the pub.
  • Wrekin Inn, Wellington TF1 1RH 8:00 English – still happening as Floss’s Folk Jam Session according to this site. Also listed quite recently in Musician Mateys.
  • The Thursday session formerly held at the Loggerheads is now at the Wheatsheaf, High Street, Shrewsbury. However, there’s still a Thursday session advertised at the Loggerheads. [Both sessions confirmed 14/11/15, and I’ve been to the Wheatsheaf session in 2017.] Richard tells us that the current weekly Thursday night session at the Loggerheads is run by Russell Davies. He says: ‘very varied trad folk, gypsy jazz and Americana. Songs and tunes. usually a spare guitar available to share. Start at 8.30 pm goes on until closing time.’
  • The Lion Inn,  Edgmond TF10 8HN open-mic. [unconfirmed]
  • The Woodman, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 2DZ: 9.00pm(01743-351007) Jazz/blues session. [unconfirmed]
  • The Buttermarket, Howard St, Shrewsbury. SY1 2LF: 9:00 (01743 231142): Jazz/Roots Club [unconfirmed]

Friday

  • Hotspur Club, Shobdon Airfield, HR6 9NR: acoustic session, 8.30pm. Phil Heinricy says: The club is next to the control tower, on the airfield itself. All styles, all abilities, all welcome at the quirkiest venue around. Still running as of July 2017.
  • The Boatyard, Bangor, North Wales. Irish session every Friday 9ish onwards https://www.facebook.com/groups/283639105035880/
  • Chase Folk Club
    Every Friday Evening at the Fiveways Inn, Hednesford  Road, Heath  Hayes, Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 3HU. Barry Yates – ( 01543 ) 279 022 [Confirmed 13/2/15, but web site unavailable as of July 2017]
  • THE SOMERS
    THE ALMA TAVERN, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7HT.
     8.30pm – 11.00pm FRIDAY. Singer’s Night every week. ENTRY £1.50 for members – £2 for visitors – FIRST VISIT FREE! Membership £5 to 31 December. Open to all. Join at the door. [Checked July 2017] Seems to be trad-ish but not strict.
  • The Woodman Folk Club meets on Friday Nights at 8.30 at:
    Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 0AQ [still current at July 2017]
  • Northwich Folk Club
    8:30 every Friday at The Harlequin Theatre,Queen St., Northwich, Cheshire. [still current July 2017] Contact
  • The Black Diamond Folk Song Club
    Fridays 8.30pm at the The Lamp Tavern, 157 Barford Street, Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH [Checked July 2017]
  • Unicorn Folk Club
    [web site apparently defunct] Bradford Arms Ivetsey Bank Near Wheaton Aston Staffs.  ST19 9QT Email on website: Vicky 01952 – 810355
  • Freddyheady points out that Crystal Folk is now New Crystal Folk and has changed venues to Blackheath Liberal Club, B65 0ER Rowley Regis. Facebook page. [Checked July 2017]

Saturday

None known at present

Sunday

  • Irish and Folk Practice Session
    The Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley. Fliss Burke 01952 586986 email felicityburke@hotmail.com

Once/twice a month

First Monday

  • Songwriters Session at the Loggerheads, 1 Church Street, SY1 1UG  Shrewsbury, hosted by Sophie Kerr.
  • Brimfield Folk Club (formerly Roebuckaneers) has been replaced at the Roebuck with a pool table(!), so is now at Brimfield Village Hall. Roger Penwill says: ‘We continue to meet at 8pm … with the same format as before. The entrance fee is now £1 and it’s bring your own drinks.  Contact and phone number is me as before, same number 01584 711854.’  Facebook page here. [Can’t confirm whether still going.]
  • 1st Monday every month – The Prince of Wales, 30 Bynner Street, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7NZ  – music session only. (01743) 343301. Confirmed as still happening: see comment below. [Unable to check still happening, July 2017]
  • Steady Music Session in Kinver: The Plough and Harrow is no longer hosting this event, so there will be no session in October 2016. In a Facebook posting here, Mel Biggs tells us that a new team of volunteers hopes to find a new venue for November. Keep an eye on the Facebook page here to see how things are going.] [Unable to confirm current status: July 2017]

2nd Monday

  • Uncle Arthur’s Acoustic Jam Session: Ye Olde Tavern, 22 Victoria Road, Kington, HR5 3BX Hereford, Herefordshire. Run by Arthur Hyde. [Can’t confirm still current: July 2017]
  • Vaga Tavern acoustic session, Vaga street ,Hereford. Players and singers welcome, very informal,  fun.7.30pm onwards. Host  /Angela [Facebook page expired as of July 2017: status unconfirmed]

4th Monday

  • Crown, Clunton: Session with 8.30 – 9 pm start(?) [NB, most recent notifications I’ve seen say 7.30 start]. (Richard 01588 660226) [Have seen notifications quite recently in 2017.]

Last Monday

  • Admiral Rodney, Criggion (off B4393 Shrewsbury to Four Crosses) Lionel Parker 01691 831162 [Unconfirmed]

Tuesday Fortnightly

  • The  Inn Railway, Penybontfawr. Oswestry. Welsh. Gary Northeast 01938 810626 [unconfirmed]
  • The Three Tuns Inn, Salop StreetSY9 5BW Bishops Castle.  ‘What’s on’ page.  Facebook page.  Restarts in September 2016 after summer break. 8.30 start: Hosted by Johnny Keeley from Fight The Bear. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]
  • The Old Bucks Head, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JR: Tel: (01743) 369392. Email:admin@bucksheadinn.co.uk. Acoustic string session every 1st and 3rd Tuesday run by Merrion Wood, Bob Hands, and Graham Higson. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

First Tuesday

  • White Lion, Knighton, nr. Woore. [N.B., this is near Market Drayton, not the Knighton in Powys.] Celtic. Pete Hall 01630 661429 B5026 (Market Drayton road) only pub in village (on left) before Pipegate & Woore. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]
  • Wheelwrights, Pencombe, Bromyard. Sue Clark 01885 400358 [Unconfirmed]
  • White Lion, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth. Singers Session. Bob Hayes 01746 763962 [see https://www.facebook.com/groups/185989171421210/]
  • Wheatsheaf, High Street Shrewsbury SY1 1ST  9pm. Slower session 8pm-9pm. Celtic – Traditional  (Typical Irish Session – good craic!) Izzy MacLachlan  07788 677430 [unconfirmed]
  • Tuesday Folk at The White Lion – West Castle Street, Bridgnorth. WV16 4AB
  • The Old Bucks Head, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JR: Tel: (01743) 369392. Email:admin@bucksheadinn.co.uk. Acoustic string session every 1st and 3rd Tuesday run by Merrion Wood, Bob Hands, and Graham Higson. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]
  • Courtyard Open Mic, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9JR.
    01432 278118/01432 346534; Nicky or Jen at openmic@courtyard.org.uk [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

2nd Tuesday

[Three Lions apparently don’t sleep tonight. ;)]

  • Red Lion, Cheswardine. Music session, according to this. Peter Hall 01630 661429. During winter (dominoes season) 2nd Mon or Tues, Summer – Tuesday according to this.
  • Woodbridge Inn, Coalport. Singers Session. Simons 01952 884052 [Unconfirmed]
  • Black Bear, 49 High St, Whitchurch SY13 1AZ  Folk and Anything Goes! (Lovely ‘Olde’ Inn, friendly and enthusiastic crowd) Mark  01948 663800 [unconfirmed]
  • White Lion, Hankelow, nr. Audlem. Pete Hall 01630 661429 [Unconfirmed]
  • The Lion Hotel, High St, Broseley TF12 5EZ  [see https://www.facebook.com/groups/185989171421210/]
  • Tuesday Folk at The White Lion – West Castle Street, Bridgnorth. WV16 4AB 

Third Tuesday

  • The Royal Oak (The Tiddly), Ellerdine Heath.TF6 6RL Folk Ensemble – English instrumental! Floss &  Sheila  01952 240989 [unconfirmed]
  • Parish Rooms, Whitewell, Whitchurch  SY13 3AL Folk and Anything Goes! (friendly and enthusiastic crowd) Julie  01948 780225 [unconfirmed]
  • The Bhurtpore, Aston, nr. Wrenbury.Celtic. Pete Hall 01630 661429. A525 to Burley Dam fork A530 (Nantwich road) left at Aston cross roads, ½ mile on left.[unconfirmed]
  • Tuesday Folk at The Boat Inn, Jackfield, Ironbridge.  Singers Evening. tel: Boat Inn 01952 885777  [see https://www.facebook.com/groups/185989171421210/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Folk-Acoustic-Music-Sessions/113704968681708]
  • The Old Bucks Head, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8JR: Tel: (01743) 369392. Email:admin@bucksheadinn.co.uk. Acoustic string session every 1st and 3rd Tuesday run by Merrion Wood, Bob Hands, and Graham Higson. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

4th Tuesday

Last Tuesday of the month

  • The Swan, Marbury, Whitchurch, SY13 4LS  Marilyn Farrington  01829 751647 [unconfirmed]
  • The Wild Boar, 27 Lakin Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 5BU. T: 01926 499968. E: info@thewildboarwarwick.co.uk [NB Unconfirmed: may have moved to the 3rd Wednesday (HT to Mr Red.)]

1st Wednesday

  • Wheatsheaf Open Mic, High Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1ST: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 8.30 [Still happening (and pretty good) – July 2017]
  • Red Cow, Beam Street, Nantwich. Eddie Kerin. 01270628583 [unconfirmed]
  • Miners Arms, Priest Weston, Chirbury, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6DF. Contact is Bill Johnson, probably on 01938 555863. As of 6th September 2017, moving to the Stables Inn, Hope, SY5 0EP

2nd Wednesday

  • The Old Town Vaults, St. Mary’s Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1QU
    Neil Moore 01948 665128 [Unconfirmed]
  • The Lion Inn,  Edgmond TF10 8HN start 8.30 ish. ‘Shropshire Roads’ Acoustic Folk Sessions Enthusiastic musicians & vocalists welcome! ‘Folk, Roots & Blues, maybe a bit of Country too!’ Janet Lloyd confirms that this is still happening, and is run by Jon Lloyd (21st September 2016).

3rd Wednesday

  • Wheatsheaf Open Mic, High Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1ST: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 8.30
  • Kings Arms, Shropshire Street, Market Drayton. Alan Wisener 07966 225578 [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]
  • The Wild Boar, 27 Lakin Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 5BU. T: 01926 499968. E: info@thewildboarwarwick.co.uk [Unconfirmed: was last Tuesday of the month, but may have moved to the 3rd Wednesday. (HT to Mr Red.)]

4th Wednesday

  • Kings Head, Tenbury Wells: Americana/old time/bluegrass session. More info from christopher.andrews42@gmail.com. I’m not getting mail about this any more, but AFAIK it’s still running.
  • Three Horse Shoes,  Sambrook  TF10 8AP John  07800 663 953 [unconfirmed]

Thursday fortnightly

  • Swan, Brewood. Tony Barrett. 01785 841274 [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

1st Thursday

  • The Rifleman, 68 James Hall Street, Nantwich, CW5 5QE Lynne Barnes 01270 628041 [unconfirmed]

2nd Thursday

Session at the Boot Inn. (The Boot Inn, Orleton, Shropshire, SY8 4HN; Tel (01568) 780228; email hello@thebootinnorleton.co.uk) [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

Bromsgrove Folk Club
Folk Club at Catshill Club Second and Last Thursday of every month, 8:00pm until 10:30ish. 13 Meadow Road, Catshill, BROMSGROVE B61 0JJ. Contact [confirmed July 2017]

3rd Thursday

  • Castle Inn, Knucklas (on the Heart of Wales line) or on the B4355, Knucklas, Knighton LD7 1PW. (Tel: Siggy 01547 528223 or the Castle Inn 01547 528150)
    A regular session which was formerly visited every second month by Folk Down The Track, by way of the Heart of Wales line, but that arrangement has changed. N.B. if you go by train, the last train back to Craven Arms/Shrewsbury goes at 21.50 [last checked 17th August 2016]. Unfortunately, the last train towards Swansea leaves just after 19.00, the same train the Shrewsbury-ish visitors arrive on, so visitors from the South don’t usually come  by train. More information about Folk Down the Track at Slow Travel in the Marches, and on the new arrangement regarding Knucklas visits here.
  • The King’s Head, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton  TF9 3EH Folk Ensemble – open house!  (HalfCut Folk & Friends! Very friendly!) Alan & Anne  07966 225578 [unconfirmed]

4th Thursday

  • The Sun Inn, 10, High Street Clun. Contact number 01588 640366, Jenny and Dave
    Wright. [Still running: July 2017]

Last Thursday

  • Grapes, Salop Rd / Wellington Cresc. Welshpool SY21 7EZ 8:00 [unconfirmed]
  • The Crown Oakengates,  “Open Mic night” hosted by Howard and Clare. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]
  • Bromsgrove Folk Club
    Folk Club at Catshill Club Second and Last Thursday of every month, 8:00pm until 10:30ish. 13 Meadow Road, Catshill, BROMSGROVE B61 0JJ. Contact [Club status confirmed 13-2-15]

First Friday

  • The session formerly at the Unicorn, Lower Corve St, Ludlow, is now at the Blue Boar, 52 Mill Street, Ludlow SY8 1BB. Ann Merrill Gray, 01584879348,   or annmerrill50 [at] yahoo.com. [NB, may not be a session in July or August.]
  • Camp Inn, Grimley, WR2 6LX – From the Worcester – Holt Heath – Tenbury road, turn right at sign to Grimley, right again twice, then continue for quite a distance before the narrow lane bends left to the pub.  Apparently very oriented to tunes rather than songs. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

1st and 3rd Friday

  • Haberdasher’s Arms, Adbaston, Nr Knighton, Staffs  ST20 0QHCeltic/Trad’ English  (mixed instrumental session – friendly in very rural pub)*Sometimes 5th
    Trev & Max  01785  280650 [Unconfirmed, and not in any case a firm fixture.]

2nd Friday

  • The Royal Hill, Melverley. 01691 682233 / 01691 831162 [unconfirmed]
  • The Dog & Pheasant, Severn Street, Shrewsbury SY1 2JA. Folk-clubby/ceilidh-ish event every 2nd Friday from 8.30. Contact Roger Drummond (rogerandsue (at) docanoe.com). Songs, tunes, poetry, monologues… [still happening as of July 2017]
  • Corvedale Folk Club, Sun Inn, Corfton, Shropshire SY7 9DF [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017]

3rd Friday

  • The Sitting Room has moved to the Blue Boar Ludlow, but the Busking Night seems to have disappeared. It seems that the Song House is no longer a regular monthly event – check the Song House link for further information and updates. However, the old Unicorn bar session has moved to the Blue Boar and takes place on the first Friday of every month. [still happening as of November 2017]
  • Also on the 3rd Friday but every other month, the blues jam formerly at the Unicorn in Ludlow, organized by the South Shropshire Blues Club. Owing to closure of the Unicorn, now at the Rose and Crown. [Still happening as of November 2017]

Last Friday

  • Yew Tree, Shrewsbury Road, All Stretton, SY6 6HG. Irish Traditional Music session, held on the last Friday of the month 8:30pm – 11pm.  All players of Trad Irish Music welcome, as are listeners. [Still happening as of July 2017]
  • The Meadow Inn, near Ironbridge, Telford. Buildwas Road, Telford, TF8 7BJ;  01952 730 849 / 07842 454 523. email: meadowfolkclub@gmail.com Pub site: http://www.meadowinn.net/. [Can’t confirm current status – July 2017 but likely to be still running.]

First Saturday

2nd Saturday

Alternate Sundays

 1st Sunday

2nd Sunday

The Woodman, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 2DZ: ) –  excellent song and music session. 01743-351007 is the pub number. 2nd and 4th Sunday. [Have been earlier in 2017, and still popular.]

Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells: folk session, 2nd and 4th Sunday. ‘The sessions are open to all, whether you want to sing, play or listen, everyone welcome.’ [Can’t confirm current status: July 2017]

4th Sunday

The Woodman, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 2DZ: ) –  excellent song and music session. 01743-351007 is the pub number. 2nd and 4th Sunday. [Probably still current.]

Arvon Ale House, Llandrindod Wells: folk session, 2nd and 4th Sunday. ‘The sessions are open to all, whether you want to sing, play or listen, everyone welcome.’ [Can’t confirm current status: July 2017]

Last Sunday

Indeterminate status, may be defunct:

  • The Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club, Folk at the Nest: the Cuckoo’s Nest Folk had artists on once a month and presumably ran other nights, but the web site doesn’t seem to have been updated since 2013: use the contact page or check with the Foxlowe Arts Centre – which does seem to run folk events, but not necessarily regularly – for further information.
  • Plough Inn Irish session, 26 Broadway, Shifnal, TF11 8AZ Shifnal. [Suspended from June 2015 because of lack of support: hopefully enough people will express interest for it to be resumed at some point, maybe even July. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.]
  • Folk on the Fosse
    Was at The Black Horse, Marton, Warwickshire 01788 567338 – I can’t find any indication that it’s still running.
  • The Wurzel Bush Folk Club
    FRIDAY NIGHTS NORMALLY ONCE A MONTH AT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB. HEATH LANE, BRINKLOW, RUGBY. [Web link not functioning: no proof of life found elsewhere…]
  • Folk Plus
    Formerly The Littleton Arms, Walsall, last heard of at The Pretty Bricks,
    5 John Street, Walsall, WS2 8AF. Every Tuesday. Events not updated since 2008 but there are a couple of email addresses. [Update: freddyheady points out that the Littleton Arms was demolished in 2006.] I certainly wouldn’t head out there without checking with the pub and/or the contacts on the Folk Plus page.
  • Folk at the Swan
    The White Swan, Mill St, Bedworth -2nd Weds of every month (8.30 start). Web link not functioning: however there is a Bedworth Folk Club site here.
  • Traditional Song Sessions
    First Thursday of the month from 8pm
    Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7SA [That page generates a 404 error: however, there are irregular folk events at that venue listed here.]
  • Birmingham Traditional Music Club
    Sundays 8.30pm at The Wagon and Horses, Adderley Street, Birmingham [Can’t find a live web links as of 14-2-15]

  • The Blue Bell, Tushingham SY13 4QR   Sadly, Neil Moore tells us that ‘The Bell has closed and Phillip Stafford has passed away’. Apparently there were two sessions there: the other one has moved to the Wheatsheaf in No Man’s Heath (see above, 4th Tuesday).

Updated 31/7/2017

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17 Responses to Regular Events

  1. Terry Carr says:

    Prince of Wales, first Monday of the month is still going. Great music session, mainly English, Irish and Welsh tunes not much singing if any.

    Great pub fantastic landlady best music session in Shrewsburyo

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  2. Neil Moore says:

    The session at the Blue Bell at Tushingham has now moved to the Wheatsheaf in No Man’s Heath . First Tuesday . The Bell has closed and Phillip Stafford has passed away

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  3. Richard says:

    The Loggerheads in Shrewsbury has a weekly Thursday night session run by Russell Davies; very varied trad folk, gypsy jazz and Americana. Songs and tunes. usually a spare guitar available to share. Start at 8.30 pm goes on until closing time.

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    • David Harley says:

      Thanks. I don’t get to Shrewsbury much now, but the Wheatsheaf night a few weeks ago seemed a bit ego-trippy. If I find myself in Shropshire on a Thursday again, I’ll give the Loggerheads another try. Haven’t been there since the move, and it sounds more like my sort of session.

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  4. Richard says:

    There is also a weekly tune/song session at the Crown pub ( by the abbey) in Shrewsbury every Wednesday. Mostly tunes. Landlord provides free food for the players !

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    • David Harley says:

      Thanks. That’s already listed, though I didn’t know about the food. 🙂 But then the last time I went it was in the Globe in Coleham Head, IIRC, and that was in the early noughties.

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      • Hi Dave,Yes we’re now at The Crown next to the Abbey our 4th venue since the session started way back in the sixties! The Castle Inn, where it all started, is about to demolished
        The Globe is now flats whilst The Seven Stars has been closed since Xmas, Sic transit etc Best wishes, Terry Egg.

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      • David Harley says:

        Thanks, Terry. Good to hear from you. I didn’t know the Seven Stars had gone. Coleham doesn’t seem a very lucky place for pubs these days!

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  5. Phil Heinricy says:

    Hi David
    The Black Swan, Much Dewchurch, HR2 8DJ stills runs weekly on Thursdays. Attendance varies, depending on who among the regulars is on holiday, etc., but it is a welcoming session at which styles vary across the board, depending on who turns up.
    As an aside, at 26 years+ we believe it to be the longest running session in the county. Hurrah!

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  6. freddyheadey says:

    As you mention a couple of Staffordshire venues…
    If anyone is heading that far east here are a couple of useful pages:

    Staffordshire map(some Shropshire pins too)
    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=52.962%2C-2.124&z=12&mid=1rYM8KCgNpRZWIBHWB0fQQtshLzs 

    Staffordshire listing
    http://www.thefolkdiary.co.uk 

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