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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18thAtherstone Folk ClubAcoustic Union8:00pm
 Rowington Folk ClubPeter McDonald8:30pm
19thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Musician, TheIOTA (Sally Barker, Anna Ryder & Marion Fleetwood)8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
20thBingham Folk ClubSingers night with PA system available8:30pm
 Black Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians Night8:30pm
23rdGrand Union Folk ClubRoger WilsonChris ParkinsonJenny Bell & Wil Walker8:00pm
24thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
25thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
26thDonkey Folk Nights (The)An evening of folk music with floor spots hosted by Roger Wilson8:00pm
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
26th - 29thWarwick Folk Festival See Festival website for details 
26thWhite Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
27thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Vikki Clayton and special guests8:00pm
31stBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Bull & Bush, TheChris & Autumn’s acoustic singaround / session8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
1stHinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session) featuring Dave Fry8:00pm
 Nuneaton Folk ClubKristy Gallagher8:00pm
2ndDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club TBC8:00pm
3rdBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
3rd - 5thMelton Folk Club (The)Melton Folk Festival  
5thNottingham Riverside Festival - The Big Top Folk Stage, Victoria Embankment, Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 2JY Free Weekend Festival with the Folk Stage on Sunday 5th Aug between 1.00pm and 6.00pm. (Festival website for details)1:00pm
6thGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session (tbc)9:00pm
7thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
8thBedworth Folk Club Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan8:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallDarlingside7:30pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
9thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye8:00pm
 Musician, TheChris Conway & Dan BrittonAndy Griffiths8:00pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
10thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
12thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome6:00pm
13thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
 Warwick Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
14thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubShowcase8:30pm
15thAtherstone Folk ClubSummer Sing8:00pm
 Rowington Folk ClubTbc8:30pm
16thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Honky Tonk Rose8:00pm
17thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 Leicester GuildhallAndante, Times Are A-Changin’ - Songs of peace, protest & love7:30pm
17th - 19thLeicester Ukrainian ClubLady Maisery Singing Weekend 
 Moira Furnace Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details. 
18thAlstonfield Village HallGordon Gilrap8:00pm
19thBradgate Park Trust (The)Folk Picnic in the Park (see the Bradgate Trust website for details)12:00pm
21stBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubBodgers Mate8:30pm
22ndLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallSteve Cartwright7:30pm
23rdDonkey Folk Nights (The)An evening of folk music with floor spots hosted by Roger Wilson8:00pm
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
24thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
27thWarwick Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
28thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Bull & Bush, TheChris & Autumn’s acoustic singaround / session8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMeet On The Ledge8:30pm
30thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
31stBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 Black Diamond Folk ClubPilgrim’s Way, (note new start time)8:00pm
2ndScrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
 Thurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubLooma7:30pm
 Tigerfolk Autumn sing around7:30pm
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends8:00pm
3rdGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
 Grand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
4thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Great Knight Folk ClubJez Lowe8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
5thHinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session) featuring Mick Mangan8:00pm
 Nuneaton Folk ClubBill Bates & Guest8:00pm
6thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
7thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 Folk at the Factory in FleckneyCharity Concert with all proceeds going to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and LOROS featuring:  Russ MerryfieldAndy Parr, , Jenny Bell, Lyn Cooper, Martin Tabraham and Nic & Jacky7:30pm
 Y Theatre Curly Strings“ÖÖ” (Night)(Part of the European Estonian Song and Dance Festival V)7:30pm
8thVenue@DMU (The)European Estonian Song And Dance Festival V2:00pm
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome6:00pm
10thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
 Warwick Folk ClubPerformers night8:00pm
11thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMartin Carthy MBE8:30pm
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
13thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye8:00pm
 Naseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session7:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
14thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
14th - 16thFolk Gathering (The)See Festival website for details 
14thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert & Dance:  Moirai8:00pm
15thThe Genesis Centre Marquee Suite, 32 King Street Alfreton, DE55 7DQTraditional Mid-Winter Revels: The Big Charity Ceilidh with The Derbyshire Volunteers Big Band8:00pm
16thPoppy Folk Club Dave Shepherd & Anna Pack7:30pm
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
18thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Great Knight Folk ClubDansaul8:00pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMiriam Erasmus8:30pm
19thRowington Folk ClubGrand Union Folk Club visit with John Morris, Shades of Grey, Embraces8:30pm
20thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Jill & Bernard Blackwell8:00pm
21stBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Reg Meuross, Steve Adams8:00pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)8:00pm
22ndEastwell Village HallWild Willy Barrett's Roaring Touring7:00pm
24thGrand Union Folk ClubDan McKinnon, John Morris8:00pm
 Warwick Folk ClubHarp and a MonkeyDave Fry8:00pm
25thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Bull & Bush, TheChris & Autumn’s acoustic singaround / session8:30pm
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround7:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubZoe Wren8:30pm
26thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
 Le Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
27thDonkey Folk Nights (The)An evening of folk music with floor spots hosted by Roger Wilson8:00pm
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer8:00pm
28thBingham Folk ClubSingers night8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman, Paul Sherlaw8:00pm
29thAlstonfield Village HallRuth NotmanChris Conway & Dan Britton8:00pm
1stGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
2ndBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Great Knight Folk ClubTom Lewis8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
3rdHinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session) featuring Brian Reed8:00pm
4th - 7thDerby Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details. 
4thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
5thBingham Folk ClubCathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby 8:30pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert:  Dai and The Ramblers8:00pm
6thEastwell Village HallMartin Simpson7:30pm
7thScrag End Folk Club On The FenceBand on the RumSteve & Julie Wigley8:00pm
 Thurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubThe Way Out7:30pm
 Tigerfolk Shades of Grey, Embraces7:30pm
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends8:00pm
8thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
 Warwick Folk ClubPerformers night8:00pm
9thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubThe Redhills8:30pm
10thBedworth Folk Club Sunjay8:00pm
 Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
11thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye8:00pm
 Naseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session7:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
14thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome6:00pm
 Leicester GuildhallLady Maisery7:00pm
16thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Great Knight Folk ClubShackleton Trio8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSunjay8:30pm
 Y Theatre Fairport Convention7:30pm
17thRowington Folk ClubTbc8:30pm
18thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
19thHinckleyACT Rag Mama Rag, Vagabond Fires8:00pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)8:00pm
19th - 21stLichfield ArtsLichfield Festival of Folk 2018, (See website for details) 
21stPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session7:30pm
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
22ndGrand Union Folk ClubGeorgia Lewis Trio, Embraces8:00pm
 Warwick Folk ClubannA rydeR, John Buckley8:00pm
23rdBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubWhale8:30pm
24thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night8:00pm
 Le Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
25thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
26thHinckleyACT Ranagri, Martin Nelson8:00pm
27thStamford Arts CentreJulie McLelland and The Band From County Hell8:00pm
30thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Bull & Bush, TheChris & Autumn’s acoustic singaround / session8:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubJulie Felix8:30pm
1stDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
2ndBingham Folk ClubFlossie Malavialle8:30pm
 HinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session)8:00pm
4thScrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
 The Genesis Centre Marquee Suite, 32 King Street, Alfreton, DE55 7DQ.Bob Fox - The War Horse Song ManGranny’s Attic6:00pm
 Thurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubTony Jalland7:30pm
 Tigerfolk Dave Goulder7:30pm
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends8:00pm
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop7:30pm
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session9:00pm
 Warwick Folk ClubPerformers night8:00pm
6thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Great Knight Folk ClubSarah McQuaid8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
8thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye8:00pm
 Naseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session7:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
10thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Dave Pegg and Anthony John Clarke8:00pm
11thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome6:00pm
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
13thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubJody Kruskal8:30pm
14thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
15thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
16thHinckleyACT The Remi Harris Trio, Mick Mangan8:00pm
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)8:00pm
 Leicester Ukrainian ClubHannah James's Jig Doll Ensemble7:30pm
18thPoppy Folk Club Martin Carthy7:30pm
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
19thWarwick Folk ClubJohn KirkpatrickMaria Barham8:00pm
20thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubJon Betmead & Tom Ling8:30pm
21stRowington Folk ClubThe Willow & Tool Band (tbc)8:30pm
22nd - 25thBirmingham TradFestSee Festival website for details 
22ndDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
23rdAlstonfield Village HallDave PeggAnthony John Clarke8:00pm
24thLeicester GuildhallSally BarkerChris Conway & Dan BrittonAndy Griffiths7:30pm
26thGrand Union Folk ClubDamien Barber & Mike Wilson, Shades of Grey8:00pm
27thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Bull & Bush, TheChris & Autumn’s acoustic singaround / session8:30pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubChris Newman & Maire Ní Chathasaigh8:30pm
28thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
29thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session8:30pm
30thBingham Folk ClubTriptych (Bob Ballard & friends)8:30pm
2ndScrag End Folk Club Singaround8:30pm
 Thurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubMGS7:30pm
 Tigerfolk Martyn Wyndham-Read7:30pm
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends8:00pm
3rdGrand Union Folk ClubGrand Union’s Christmas Party with Magpie Lane, plus Well Seasoned Mummers8:00pm
 Warwick Folk ClubFake Thackray, Norman Wheatley8:00pm
4thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night8:30pm
6thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
8thAlstonfield Village HallJohn TamsBarry Coope8:00pm
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome6:00pm
10thGrand Union Folk ClubCarols Night8:00pm
 New Inn Singaround/session8:30pm
11thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubPeg Leg Jug Band8:30pm
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.1:45pm
13thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye8:00pm
 Naseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session7:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club8:00pm
16thPoppy Folk Club Christmas party7:30pm
 Scrag End Folk Club Hicks & Goulbourn8:00pm
17thWarwick Folk ClubChristmas Party8:00pm
18thBlaby Acoustic Club Singaround8:00pm
 Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1BASt Agnes Fountain, (David Hughes, Chris Leslie, Chris While & Julie Mathews)8:00pm
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSpa Strummers Christmas Show8:30pm
19thRowington Folk ClubChristmas Party8:30pm
20thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
 Tump Folk Music Club Tump Christmas Party8:00pm
21stKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)8:00pm
27thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround8:30pm
29thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance8:00pm
4thStamford Arts CentreBal:  Salmanazar8:00pm
6thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubEdward Hayes7:30pm
8thRed Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
1stKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert:  Ranagri8:00pm
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubDavid Whitelaw7:30pm
12thRed Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session9:00pm
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubMick Mangan7:30pm
5thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert:  Norfolk Broads8:00pm
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubWillow Tree Revival7:30pm
5thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubPeter Riley7:30pm
2ndThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubJill & Bernard Blackwell7:30pm
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubBill Wilkes7:30pm
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