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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The Leicestershire Folk Diary is sponsored by the Grand Union Folk Club.
11thWindmill InnSingaround/session
 Grand Union Folk Club, Horse & Trumpet, 4 Barrow Road, Sileby, Nr Loughborough, LE12 7LPThe Wilson Family
 New Inn Singaround/session
12thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubDempsey’s Lot
13thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Stanley Accrington
 Lichfield Guildhall, Donegal House, Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LUMoulettes
 Carrington Folk ClubPaul Carbuncle
14thClarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners/intermediate slow tunes session, based on the , Tuneworks Tune Book
 Tales at the Watermill Christmas Charity Night of Tales and Carols
 Tump Folk Music Club Simon Kempston
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
15thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 Chesterfield Library Theatre, New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1QNCarolling & Crumpets:, John Kirkpatrick
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night
 HinckleyACT Christmas concert:, Sons of the Delta, Damon Thomas
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
16thAlstonfield Village HallChristmas Special:, Keith DonnellyAnna Ryder
 Groby Village Hall, 32 Leicester Rd, Groby, Leicester, LE6 0DJPete Morton’s Christmas Tree Special
 St. Peter's Church, High Street, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6TDConcert by Candlelight:, The Mandolinquents
17thMelton Folk Trail Festival 2017 Free: A day of music in venues around Melton Mowbray town centre from noon - 11pm
 Poppy Folk Club Christmas party
 Warwick Arts Centre Butterworth HallSteeleye SpanAcoustic Strawbs
 King Billy's Army Singaround
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
18thWarwick Folk ClubChristmas Party
 Grand Union Folk Club, The White Horse, 2 Leicester Road, Quorn, Nr Loughborough, LE12 8ETCarols Night
19thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 East Leake Folk ClubSingaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubCherrington & Ward
20thAtherstone Folk ClubChristmas party:, Greenman RisingFinger in the Jar
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
21stTump Folk Music Club Tump Christmas Party:, The Peas
 Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club Christmas by the Fire
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
22ndElmesthorpe Folk Dance ClubFolk Dance
 Burton Folk Club John Kirkpatrick
 Black Diamond Folk ClubChristmas Carousing
25th - 26thWildigWeb2Christmas , Martin WildigFred
27thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
28thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
31stWhite Horse Folk Sing in the New Year
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 Grand Union Folk ClubSingaround / session to greet the New Year.
2ndMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSean Cannon
3rdNuneaton Folk ClubGeoff Higginbottom
 HinckleyACT Club night featuring Bob Tibbetts
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
4thTump Folk Music Club Singaround
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
5thStamford Arts CentreNew Year Trad Dance A La France:, Salmanazar
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers Night
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubJan Robertson
 Tigerfolk New Year Sing
8thNew Inn Singaround/session
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
9thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSpa Strummers
10thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Bill Bates
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
11thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
12th - 14thWhittlesea Straw Bear FestivalSee Festival website for details
12thBurton Folk Club Ninebarrow
 HinckleyACT Annie Duggan and Rob Hines , Danny Willson
 National Forest Folk Club Tim Edey
 Pack Horse Folk and AcousticSingaround
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers Night with PA system available
14thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
16thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubStraw Horses
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubThrup’nny Bits
17thAtherstone Folk ClubTom Patterson and Dave Morton
 Carrington Folk ClubTom KitchingZoe Mulford
18thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
19thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 Leicester GuildhallTobias Ben Jacob Lukas Drinkwater
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
 Bingham Folk ClubDark Horse Acoustic
20thRed Fox Ceilidhs Winter Ceilidh:, Oxford NAGS
 The Winding Wheel, Holywell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7SAThe Transports, A Tale Of Exile And Migration
 Alstonfield Village HallKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
21stPoppy Folk Club O'Hooley and Tidow
22ndGrand Union Folk ClubHex
23rdMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubThe Trials of Cato
24thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
25thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Warwick Arts Centre, Helen Martin StudioCeilidh presented by:, Bang On The Wall Band, caller: Alison Riggall
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
26thBurton Folk Club Reg Meuross
 White Horse Folk Roger WilsonThe Two Daves
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers Night
27thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Merrymaker
29thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
30thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSue Stevens
31stCarrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
1stTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
2ndBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers Night
4thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubAjar
 Tigerfolk Brian Peters
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
6thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubNick Dow
7thNuneaton Folk ClubPhil Hare
 HinckleyACT Club night featuring Chris Coleman
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
8thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubBrian Phillips
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
9thBurton Folk Club Tell Tale Tusk
 National Forest Folk Club Tannahill Weavers
 Pack Horse Folk and AcousticSingaround
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers Night with PA system available
10thAlstonfield Village HallPhil BeerEmily Slade
 Leicester GuildhallJackie Oates
11thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
 New Inn Singaround/session
13thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubThe Mile Roses
14thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsCara Dillon
 Bedworth Folk Club Martyn Oram
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
15thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
16th - 18thAlcester Folk FestivalAlcester Folk Festival Winter Warmer (see festival website for details)
16thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 HinckleyACT Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton, Brian Phillips
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
18thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
20thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubTom Lewis
21stAtherstone Folk ClubSi Barron
 Carrington Folk ClubRuth Notman
22ndTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
23rdStamford Arts CentreBlowzabella
 Burton Folk Club Mick Ryan & Paul Downes
24thVillage Folk (Chellaston)The Willows​
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsThe Eel Grinders
26thGrand Union Folk ClubMoira Craig and Carolyn Robson
27thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
28thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
1stTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
2ndFolk at the Factory in FleckneyCharity concert with all proceeds going to MDN (Motor Neurone Disease) and LOROS: , Jill & Bernard Blackwell, Ruby Doos
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night
3rdRed Fox Ceilidhs Spring Ceilidh:, Monty’s Maggot, Caller: Polly Dare
 OSCA Centre, Owen Street, Atherstone CV9 1DGDevonbirdPaul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer
 The Assembly Rooms Theatre, The Square, Bakewell DE45 1BTJez Lowe
4thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubMick & Andrea Scott
 Tigerfolk Jim Bainbridge
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
6thGreat Knight Folk ClubFive men not called Matt
7thNuneaton Folk ClubAlkevan
 HinckleyACT Club night
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
8thTump Folk Music Club Wildwood Jack
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
9thBurton Folk Club Ben Robertson
 National Forest Folk Club Kelly's Heroes
 Pack Horse Folk and AcousticSingaround
10thDe Montfort Hall Polish Folklore
11thDe Montfort Hall Polish Folklore
 Boathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
 New Inn Singaround/session
14thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Nottingham Lakeside ArtsShe’koyokh
 Bedworth Folk Club Kevin Dempsey
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
15thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
16thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
17thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Geoff Lakeman
18thPalace Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield, NG18 1NGJohn Tams & Barry CoopeWinter Wilson
21stNottingham Lakeside ArtsAly Bain & Phil Cunningham
 Atherstone Folk ClubSpring Sing
 Carrington Folk ClubGrannys Attic
22ndTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Musician, TheLuke Daniels
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
23rdBurton Folk Club Tom McConville
25thPoppy Folk Club Poppy Folk Day:, Grace Petrie, (see the Poppy website for further details)
 Alstonfield Village HallRobinson & Rohe
26thGrand Union Folk ClubBob & Gill Berry
28thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
29thTump Folk Music Club Steve Turner
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
30thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
1stThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubKenny Wilson
4thNuneaton Folk ClubJohn Richards
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
5thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
6thBurton Folk Club Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Glodsmith
8thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
 Tigerfolk Tom Lewis
9thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
 New Inn Singaround/session
11thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Geoff Higginbottom
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
12thTump Folk Music Club Michelle Holding & Bonz
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
13thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Pack Horse Folk and AcousticSingaround
14thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Moore Moss Rutter
15thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
18thLU Arts Maddy PriorHannah James
 Atherstone Folk ClubFolk Club
 Carrington Folk ClubThe Dovetail Trio
19thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
20thBurton Folk Club Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 The Concert Room, Nailers Football Club, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1BANarthen
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
23rdGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AEKris Drever
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
24thGuildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AEThe Fureys
25thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Carrington Folk ClubSingers and musicians night
26thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
27thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
30thGrand Union Folk ClubCrows (Mick Ryan, James Patterson, Dave Bordewey and Paul Downs)
2ndNuneaton Folk ClubAnna Ryder
3rdTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
4thBurton Folk Club Jeff Warner
5thOSCA Centre, Owen Street, Atherstone, CV9 1DGClarkesville Mountain Band
6thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubBob Gilmour-Evans
 Tigerfolk Summer Sing
9thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Phil Hare
10thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
11thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 National Forest Folk Club Bernard Wrigley
 Pack Horse Folk and AcousticSingaround
12thVillage Folk (Chellaston)Gilmore & Roberts
 Alstonfield Village HallDan Walsh
 Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AEDaoirí FarrellSarah Matthews & Doug Eunson
13thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
14thGrand Union Folk ClubBenny GrahamDi Henderson
 New Inn Singaround/session
16thAtherstone Folk ClubFolk Club
17thTump Folk Music Club Folk club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
18thBurton Folk Club Dan Walsh, Ciaran Algar & Nic Zuppardi
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
19thRed Fox Ceilidhs Summer Ceilidh:, The Bang on the Wall Band, Caller: Phil Preen
20thPoppy Folk Club Nick DowCohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
23rdBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
24thTump Folk Music Club Folk club - session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
25thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
28thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
31stTump Folk Music Club Andy Clarke
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
1stBurton Folk Club Teacups
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubChristine Cole & Steve
 Tigerfolk Sarah Mathews & Doug Eunson
4thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
6thNuneaton Folk ClubKevin Dempsey
7th - 10thGate to Southwell Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details
7thTump Folk Music Club Folk club - session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
8thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsColin-Tampon
10thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
11thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
 New Inn Singaround/session
13thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker
14thTump Folk Music Club Caim
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
15th - 17thAlcester Folk FestivalAlcester Summer Folk Festival (see festival website for details)
15thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 Shanties at the Cross KeysSingaround: shanties and songs of the sea
17thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
20thAtherstone Folk ClubFolk Club
21stTump Folk Music Club Folk club - session
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
25thGrand Union Folk ClubJohn Conolly
28thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
1stThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubJohn MacRae
 Tigerfolk Moira Craig & Malcolm Austen
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 Grand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
4thNuneaton Folk ClubSi Barron
8thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
9thGrand Union Folk ClubGrand Union's Big Sing
11thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Miriam (Erasmus) Backhouse
12thTump Folk Music Club Tump Folk Club - 15th Birthday
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
14thAlstonfield Village HallVikki Clayton
15thPoppy Folk Club Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
18thAtherstone Folk ClubAcoustic Union
23rdGrand Union Folk Club(TBC)
26th - 29thWarwick Folk Festival See Festival website for details
1stNuneaton Folk ClubKristy Gallagher
6thGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session (tbc)
8thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan
9thFolk On The GreenCome all ye
12thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
13thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
15thAtherstone Folk ClubSummer Sing
17th - 19thMoira Furnace Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details.
18thAlstonfield Village HallGordon Gilrap
2ndTigerfolk Autumn sing around
3rdGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
5thNuneaton Folk ClubBill Bates & Guest
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
10thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
13thFolk On The GreenCome all ye
16thPoppy Folk Club Dave Shepherd & Anna Pack
24thGrand Union Folk ClubDan McKinnon
26thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
27thTump Folk Music Club Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
29thAlstonfield Village HallRuth Notman
1stGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
5th - 7thDerby Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details.
7thTigerfolk TBC
8thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
10thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Sunjay
11thFolk On The GreenCome all ye
14thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
21stPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
22ndGrand Union Folk ClubGeorgia Lewis Trio
24thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
4thTigerfolk Dave Goulder
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
8thFolk On The GreenCome all ye
11thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
14thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
18thPoppy Folk Club Martin Carthy
23rdAlstonfield Village HallDave PeggAnthony John Clarke
26thGrand Union Folk Club(TBC)
2ndTigerfolk Martyn Wyndham-Read
3rdGrand Union Folk ClubGrand Union’s Christmas Party
8thAlstonfield Village HallJohn TamsBarry Coope
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
10thGrand Union Folk ClubCarols Night
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
13thFolk On The GreenCome all ye
16thPoppy Folk Club Christmas party
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