Leicestershire Folk Diary
The Diary has two main sections; Events containing a day-to-day listing of "what's on" and a Directory with an A to Z listing of the event organisers and venues. It is compiled using information supplied by event organisers. Whilst every effort is made to ensure its accuracy, it is not guaranteed. No responsibility will be accepted for errors, omissions or cancellations. If you want to be sure of an event contact the event organiser for confirmation. If you are an organiser and you would like to add an event to the diary please get in touch with us via the contact details below. Similarly, if you spot an error, please let us know and we will look into the matter.

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15thBlack Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians night8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night8:00pm
 HinckleyACT Clive CarrollLily Neill8:00pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsMonthly French Dance8:00pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Feature Night: John Chambers + friends, Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround8:00pm
 Third Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
16thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Sound of the Sirens8:00pm
17thBlacksmiths ArmsSingaround7:30pm
 Poppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
19thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Scrag End Folk Club, The Mushroom Hall, Main St, Albert Village, Swadlincote DE11 8EN Singaround - please note the club's new venue and the change in the meeting day.8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubGigspanner7:45pm
20thAtherstone Folk ClubPhil Riley+ Neil Mercer8:00pm
 Carrington Folk ClubCohen Braithwaite-KilcoyneRosie Hood8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Musician, TheSarah McQuaid8:00pm
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsTalisk7:30pm
21st - 24thBirmingham TradFestSee Festival website for details 
21stDerby Heritage Traditional Music Club Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne8:00pm
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session / Singaround8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
22ndBingham Folk ClubKellys Heroes, (ticket event)8:30pm
 Black Diamond Folk ClubRichard Grainger8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Dovetail Trio8:00pm
 Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell Street Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1QN.Dana & Susan Robinson (USA)6:00pm
 Desford Village HallThe Beginnings of Fairport Convention: Ashley HutchingsBecky Mills7:30pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers Night - Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
23rdAlstonfield Village HallTom McConville Band7:30pm
 Assembly, TheJon Boden & The Remnant Kings7:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallRuth KnotmanChris Conway & Dan BrittonAndy Griffiths7:30pm
 Robin Hood Folk Club Singers night8:00pm
24thBlacksmiths ArmsSingaround7:30pm
 Musician, TheThe RedHills8:00pm
25thGrand Union Folk ClubNick DowLyn Cooper & Dave May8:00pm
26thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Loughborough Live Acoustic Concerts for OxfamLive Acoustic Special8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubFolk Sampler7:45pm
27thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
 Carrington Folk ClubSingaround / session8:30pm
 Le Bal-en-RougeBal: French and Breton musiques et danses8:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallLady Maisery7:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Musician, TheTilly Moses8:00pm
 Stamford Arts CentreUrban Folk Quartet7:30pm
28thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session / Singaround8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
29thBlack Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians night8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night8:00pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers Night - Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
30thHaymarket Theatre (The)Show of Hands: Now We Are Four7:30pm
 Palace Community CentreThe Beginnings of Fairport Convention: Ashley HutchingsBecky Mills7:30pm
1stThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubReg Meuross7:30pm
 Tigerfolk The Noble Family7:30pm
2ndGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
 Grand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
3rdBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Scrag End Folk Club, The Mushroom Hall, Main St, Albert Village, Swadlincote DE11 8ENSingaround8:00pm
4thCarrington Folk ClubSingaround / session8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Club night featuring Vagabond Fires (Alan Diprose and Andy Robinson)8:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallPete Morton’s - ‘So this is Christmas’ 8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Musician, TheChris Wood8:00pm
5thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session / Singaround8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
6thBlack Diamond Folk ClubCohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, ?8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews8:00pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Alice Jones, Please check the location of this gig on the Club's website.8:15pm
7thRed Fox Ceilidhs Christmas Ceilidh with The Wakes Band8:00pm
 Robin Hood Folk Club Singers night8:00pm
8thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - mostly 60s and folk music6:00pm
 Geese and FountainSingaround5:00pm
9thGrand Union Folk ClubMartyn Wyndham-ReadIris Bishop, The Well Seasoned Mummers8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
10thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallKnight & Spiers8:00pm
11thBedworth Folk Club Christmas Party with Gary & Vera Aspey8:00pm
 Carrington Folk ClubDoug Eunson and Sarah Matthews8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Musician, TheJoni, Sandy & Me: Sally BarkerAnna Ryder8:00pm
 Stamford Arts CentreThe Albion Christmas Band7:30pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
12thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session / Singaround8:00pm
 Fire in Your Heart Folk ClubTBA7:00pm
 Tales at the Watermill Seasonal Songs and Stories Charity Night7:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
13thBingham Folk ClubChristmas Party (with PA system)8:30pm
 Black Diamond Folk ClubDoug Eunson and Sarah Matthews8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night8:00pm
 HinckleyACT Jacqui McShee and Kevin Dempsey, Steve Adams8:00pm
13th - 15thMelton Folk Club (The)Melton Mowbray Christmas Folk Trail 
13thSecond Time Around Folk Club Singers Night - Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
14thChrist Church, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1BA.The Melrose Quartet8:00pm
 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:00pm
15thPoppy Folk Club Christmas show with The Melrose Quartet7:30pm
 Scrag End Folk Club, Railway Inn, 31 Ashby Rd, Moira, DE12 6DJFlossie Malavialle, John Mosedale8:00pm
17thAshby Parva Village HallNarthen7:30pm
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
18thAtherstone Folk ClubChristmas Party with Phil Hare8:00pm
 Carrington Folk ClubSingaround / session8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
19thDerby Heritage Traditional Music Club Christmas Special8:00pm
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session / Singaround8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
20thBlack Diamond Folk ClubChristmas party night8:00pm
 Burton Folk Club Green Matthews8:00pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsMonthly French Dance8:00pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers Night - Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround8:00pm
 Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Kate Rusby7:30pm
 Third Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
21stRobin Hood Folk Club Christmas Party8:00pm
 Village Folk (Chellaston)Cosmotheka8:00pm
23rdGrand Union Folk ClubCarols Night8:00pm
27thSecond Time Around Folk Club Singers Night - Please check the location on the Club's website.8:15pm
28thLe Bal-en-RougeBal: French and Breton musiques et danses8:00pm
31stWhite Horse Folk Sing in the New Year9:00pm
3rdBlack Diamond Folk ClubChris Elliott and Caitlin Jones8:00pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers Night8:15pm
 Stamford Arts CentreNew Year traditional French Bal with Trois Pas d'Ici7:30pm
5thTigerfolk New Year Sing7:30pm
6thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
8thBedworth Folk Club Keith Donnelly Anna Ryder8:00pm
 HinckleyACT Club night featuring Dave Fry8:00pm
 Red Fox Ceilidhs Winter Ceilidh with The Gloworms8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
10thBingham Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
 Black Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians night8:00pm
 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
 Second Time Around Folk Club Feature Night: Mountainface8:15pm
11thHinckley BullockersThe 34th Annual Plough Tour (see the Bullockers website for details and the itinerary) 
15thAtherstone Folk ClubNew Year Sing8:00pm
17th - 19th41st Whittlesea Straw Bear FestivalSee the Straw Bear website for details 
17thHinckleyACT Jez LoweBob Tibbetts8:00pm
 Third Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
18thAlstonfield Village HallJohn Tams and Barry Coope7:30pm
19thPoppy Folk Club Danny Pedler & Greg Russell7:30pm
20thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
22ndBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
24thBingham Folk ClubSingers Night (with PA system)8:30pm
27thGrand Union Folk ClubSound Tradition8:00pm
2ndDesford Village HallKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman7:00pm
 Tigerfolk Jez Lowe7:30pm
3rdGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
5thHinckleyACT Club night featuring Chris Coleman8:00pm
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsCatrin FinchCimarron7:30pm
10thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
12thBedworth Folk Club Brian Phillips & Maria Barham8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
14thBingham Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Miranda Sykes8:00pm
16thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
19thAtherstone Folk ClubAlden Patterson and Dashwood8:00pm
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsManran7:30pm
21stThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
22ndAlstonfield Village HallKatriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts7:30pm
24thDe Montfort Hall Fisherman's Friends7:00pm
 Grand Union Folk ClubJames Patterson8:00pm
26thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsCara Dillon7:30pm
28thBingham Folk ClubHomity8:30pm
1stTigerfolk Kevin & Ellen Mitchell7:30pm
2ndGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
4thCity Arts (Nottingham)Peter Knight and John Spiers7:30pm
 HinckleyACT Club night8:00pm
6thY Theatre Jon Boden8:00pm
7thRed Fox Ceilidhs Spring Ceilidh with Bosun Higgs English Country Dance Band, Caller: Bob Morgan8:00pm
 Village Folk, Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High St, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8GJThe Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican8:00pm
9thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
10thTheatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Clannad7:30pm
11thBedworth Folk Club Pat Cooksey8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
13thBingham Folk ClubDark Horse Acoustic8:30pm
 Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
16thTheatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Riverdance, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
17thTheatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Riverdance, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
18thAtherstone Folk ClubOdette Michell8:00pm
 Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Riverdance, A new 25th anniversary show2:30pm
 Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Riverdance, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
20thAlstonfield Village HallEdgelarks (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)7:30pm
 HinckleyACT SunjayWildwood Jack8:00pm
 Third Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
22ndPoppy Folk Club Poppy Folk Day featuring Faustus10:30am
23rdGrand Union Folk ClubDaoiri Farrell 8:00pm
25thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
5thTigerfolk Mike Wilson7:30pm
6thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
8thBedworth Folk Club Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
10thComhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
13thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
15thAtherstone Folk ClubLinde Nijland sings Sandy Denny8:00pm
17thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
19thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
22ndBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
27thGrand Union Folk ClubPaul Downes Annie Winter8:00pm
3rdTigerfolk Singaround7:30pm
8thComhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
9thRed Fox Ceilidhs Summer Ceilidh with Powerhouse Ceilidh Band, Caller: Patrick Rose8:00pm
11thGrand Union Folk ClubChris Sherburn, Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders 8:00pm
13thBedworth Folk Club Anthony John Clarke8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
15thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
17thPoppy Folk Club Dan Walsh Trio7:30pm
18thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
19thDe Montfort Hall Riverdance 2020, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
20thAtherstone Folk ClubKim Lowings8:00pm
 De Montfort Hall Riverdance 2020, A new 25th anniversary show2:00pm
 De Montfort Hall Riverdance 2020, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
21stDe Montfort Hall Riverdance 2020, A new 25th anniversary show7:30pm
22ndHaymarket Theatre (The)Grace Petrie7:30pm
27thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
1stGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
4th - 7thGate to Southwell Folk FestivalSee Southwell Festival website for details 
7thTigerfolk Tyburn Road7:30pm
8thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
10thBedworth Folk Club Miriam Erasmus (Backhouse)8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
12thComhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Traditional Irish Session (Check the Comhaltas website in case the date changes)8:30pm
14thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
18thAtherstone Folk ClubJess and Richard Arrowsmith, (NB Thursday)8:00pm
19thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
22ndGrand Union Folk ClubDom Prag8:00pm
5thTigerfolk Paul Anderson & Shona Donaldson7:30pm
6thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
8thBedworth Folk Club John Richards8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
13thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
15thAtherstone Folk ClubSharp As Razors8:00pm
17thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
19thPoppy Folk Club Alice Jones7:30pm
23rd - 26thWarwick Folk Festival See the Warwick Festival website for details 
27thGrand Union Folk ClubSteve Turner8:00pm
3rdGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session (tbc)9:00pm
10thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
12thBedworth Folk Club Annual Summer Big Sing with Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
19thAtherstone Folk ClubSummer Sing8:00pm
21stThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
7thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
9thBedworth Folk Club Jez Lowe8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
14thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
16thAtherstone Folk ClubBernard Hoskin8:00pm
18thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
23rdBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
28thGrand Union Folk ClubJim Causley8:00pm
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
14thBedworth Folk Club Wildwood Jack8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
16thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
21stAtherstone Folk ClubJohn Richards and Jim Sutton8:00pm
28thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
2ndGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
9thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
11thBedworth Folk Club Nick Dow8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
15thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
18thAtherstone Folk ClubLooma8:00pm
20thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
25thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
9thBedworth Folk Club Christmas Party8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
13thPoppy Folk Club Doug Eunson and Sarah Matthews7:30pm
16thAtherstone Folk ClubChristmas Party with Acoustic Union8:00pm
18thThird Friday TunesTune session - all traditions welcome8:30pm
20thAtherstone Folk ClubNew Year Sing8:00pm
17thAtherstone Folk ClubGreengrass8:00pm
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