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.
25thMusician, TheBlackbeard's Tea Party
 Burton Folk Club Singers Night (NB see Diary Directory for change of venue)
 Guildhall Theatre, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AECatrin Finch & Seckou Keita
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers & performers
 Black Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians Night
28thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
29thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Musician, TheDan Walsh Trio
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubThe John Ward Trio
 Bull & Bush, TheSingaround / session
31stClarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners & Improvers Tune Session
 Tump Folk Music Club Andy Clarke
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
1stFolk at the Factory in FleckneyCharity concert in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and Bloodwise., Phil Riley & Neil MercerVicky Clayton
 Burton Folk Club Teacups
 Second Time Around Folk Club Guest Night (tbc)
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
 Black Diamond Folk ClubMartyn Wyndham-Read
2ndStamford Arts CentreFairport Convention
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubChristine Cole & Steve Chambers
 Tigerfolk Sarah Mathews & Doug Eunson
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
4thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Warwick Folk Club, The Racehorse, 34 Stratford Road, Warwick, CV34 6AS.Sammy Carter & The Vagabond CollectiveSteve Bonham & The Long Road
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
5thLichfield ArtsFairport Convention, (SOLD OUT)
 Melton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubOllie King
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night
6thCity Arts (Nottingham)Higgs Bo’sunJenny Bell
 HinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session) featuring, Colin Squire
 Nuneaton Folk ClubKevin Dempsey
7th - 10thGate to Southwell Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details
7thClarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners & Improvers Tune Session
 Tump Folk Music Club Singaround
 Musician, TheKyle Carey
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
8thBurton Folk Club Singers Night
 Ketton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsEurodance: , Colin-Tampon
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers & performers
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers night with PA system available
 Black Diamond Folk ClubGraeme Knights
10thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
11thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
 New Inn Singaround/session
12thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubDaisybell
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
13thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker
14thClarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners & Improvers Tune Session
 Naseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump 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)
15thLeicester GuildhallLucy Ward
 HinckleyACT Brooks WilliamsGuy Rogers
 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
 Second Time Around Folk Club Colin Tucker + ANO (tbc)
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
 Black Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians Night
17thPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
18thWarwick Folk Club, The Racehorse, 34 Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6ASPerformers night
19thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubMarc Block
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
20thCity Arts (Nottingham)Paul CarbuncleAjar
 Rowington Folk ClubChris Tobin, Bianco
21stClarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners & Improvers Tune Session
 Tump Folk Music Club Singaround
 Atherstone Folk ClubFolk Club (NB a day later than usual)
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
22ndLeicester GuildhallNarthen
 Second Time Around Folk Club Singers & performers
 Bingham Folk ClubThe Cellotapes
 Black Diamond Folk ClubTBA
25thGrand Union Folk ClubJohn Conolly, Sheila & John Bentham
26thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Blaby Acoustic Club Singaround
 Bull & Bush, TheSingaround / session
27thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
28thSt Mary & St Peter's Church, Harlaxton, NG32 1HBThe Carnival Band
 Clarendon Park Thursday TunesBeginners & Improvers Tune Session
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Musician, TheVikki Clayton & Chums
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
 White Horse Folk Singaround/session
29thSecond Time Around Folk Club Singers & performers
 Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
 Black Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians Night
1stThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubJohn MacRae
 Tigerfolk Moira Craig & Malcolm Austen
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
 Scrag End Folk Club Dave Morton & Tom Patterson
2ndWildigWebTesting, aaabbb
 WildigWeb2My Birthday, Martin Wildig
 Grand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
3rdMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubVikki Clayton
4thHinckleyACT Club Night (open mic session)
 Nuneaton Folk ClubSi Barron
5thTump Folk Music Club John Ralph
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
6thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsEurodance: , Deya Duo
 Second Time Around Folk Club American Independence Day Celebration
 Black Diamond Folk ClubJack Rutter
8thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
9thGrand Union Folk ClubGrand Union's Big Sing
 New Inn Singaround/session
10thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
11thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Miriam (Erasmus) Backhouse
12thNaseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump Folk Music Club Tump Folk Club - 15th Birthday with , Ian Bland
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
13thStamford Arts CentreKris Drever
 Black Diamond Folk ClubRobin Laing
14thAlstonfield Village HallVikki Clayton
15thPoppy Folk Club Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer
17thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubLandermason
18thAtherstone Folk ClubAcoustic Union
 Rowington Folk ClubPeter McDonald
19thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Musician, TheIOTA (Sally Barker, Anna Ryder & Marion Fleetwood)
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
20thBlack Diamond Folk ClubSingers and Musicians Night
23rdGrand Union Folk ClubHannah JamesRoger Wilson
24thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
25thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
26th - 29thWarwick Folk Festival See Festival website for details
26thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
27thHinckleyACT Vikki Clayton and special guests
31stMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
1stNuneaton Folk ClubKristy Gallagher
2ndTump Folk Music Club TBC
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
3rd - 5thMelton Folk Club (The)Melton Folk Festival
6thGrand Union English SessionEnglish music session (tbc)
7thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
8thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Leicester GuildhallDarlingside
 Bedworth Folk Club Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan
9thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Musician, TheChris Conway & Dan BrittonAndy Griffiths
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
12thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
13thWarwick Folk ClubSingaround
 Grand Union Folk ClubSingaround
14thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubShowcase
15thAtherstone Folk ClubSummer Sing
 Rowington Folk ClubTbc
16thTump Folk Music Club Honky Tonk Rose
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
17th - 19thMoira Furnace Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details.
17thLeicester GuildhallAndante, Times Are A-Changin’ - Songs of peace, protest & love
18thAlstonfield Village HallGordon Gilrap
19thBradgate Park Trust (The)Folk Picnic in the Park (see the Bradgate Trust website for details)
21stMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubBodgers Mate
22ndLeicester GuildhallSteve Cartwright
 Le Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
23rdTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
27thWarwick Folk ClubSingaround
28thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMeet On The Ledge
30thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
2ndTigerfolk Autumn sing around
 Thurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubLooma
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
3rdGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
4thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubJez Lowe
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night
5thNuneaton Folk ClubBill Bates & Guest
6thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
10thWarwick Folk ClubTbc
 Grand Union Folk ClubSingaround
11thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMartin Carthy MBE
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
13thNaseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
14th - 16thFolk Gathering (The)See Festival website for details
14thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert & Dance: , Moirai
16thPoppy Folk Club Dave Shepherd & Anna Pack
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
18thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Great Knight Folk ClubDansaul
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubMiriam Erasmus
19thRowington Folk ClubGrand Union Folk Club visit with, John Morris, Shades of Grey
20thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
21stKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
24thGrand Union Folk ClubDan McKinnon, John Morris
25thMelton Folk Club (The)Singaround
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubZoe Wren
26thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Le Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
27thTump Folk Music Club Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
29thAlstonfield Village HallRuth NotmanChris Conway & Dan Britton
1stGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
2ndGreat Knight Folk ClubTom Lewis
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night
4th - 7thDerby Folk FestivalSee Festival website for details.
4thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
5thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert: , Dai and The Ramblers
 Bingham Folk ClubCathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby
6thEastwell Village HallMartin Simpson
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubThe Way Out
 Tigerfolk Shades of Grey, Embraces
 Scrag End Folk Club On The FenceBand on the Rum
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
8thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
9thWurzel Bush Folk ClubThe Redhills
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
10thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
 Bedworth Folk Club Sunjay
11thNaseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
14thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
16thGreat Knight Folk ClubShackleton Trio
 Wurzel Bush Folk ClubSunjay
17thRowington Folk ClubTbc
18thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
19th - 21stLichfield ArtsLichfield Festival of Folk 2018, (See website for details)
19thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
21stPoppy Folk Club Singaround and Music Session
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
22ndGrand Union Folk ClubGeorgia Lewis Trio, Embraces
23rdWurzel Bush Folk ClubWhale
24thBedworth Folk Club Acoustic Singers Night
 Le Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
25thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
27thStamford Arts CentreJulie McLelland and The Band From County Hell
30thWurzel Bush Folk ClubJulie Felix
1stTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
4thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubTony Jalland
 Tigerfolk Dave Goulder
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
5thGrand Union English SessionTraditional English folk music workshop
 Grand Union English SessionEnglish music session
6thWurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night
8thNaseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
11thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
12thGrand Union Folk ClubSingaround
13thWurzel Bush Folk ClubJody Kruskal
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
14thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
15thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
16thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
 HinckleyACT The Remi Harris Trio, Mick Mangan
18thPoppy Folk Club Martin Carthy
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
20thWurzel Bush Folk ClubJon Betmead & Tom Ling
21stRowington Folk ClubThe Willow & Tool Band (tbc)
22nd - 25thBirmingham TradFestSee Festival website for details
22ndTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
23rdAlstonfield Village HallDave PeggAnthony John Clarke
24thLeicester GuildhallSally BarkerChris Conway & Dan Britton
26thGrand Union Folk ClubDamien Barber & Mike Wilson, Shades of Grey
27thWurzel Bush Folk ClubChris Newman & Maire Ní Chathasaigh
28thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
29thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
30thBingham Folk ClubTriptych (Bob Ballard & friends)
2ndThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubMGS
 Tigerfolk Martyn Wyndham-Read
 Willow and Tool's Music Parlour Chris Tobin, John (Tool) McIntosh, Laurel McIntosh, Keith Eardley & friends
 Scrag End Folk Club Singaround
3rdGrand Union Folk ClubGrand Union’s Christmas Party (Singers, Musicians and Mummers)
4thWurzel Bush Folk ClubSingers Night
6thTump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
8thAlstonfield Village HallJohn TamsBarry Coope
9thBoathouse FolkSingaround/session - All acoustic instruments welcome
10thGrand Union Folk ClubCarols Night
11thWurzel Bush Folk ClubPeg Leg Jug Band
 Red Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
12thWhitwick Afternoon Singaround/Session Sharing stories, songs, tunes etc.
13thNaseby Square Folk ClubSingaround /session
 Tump Folk Music Club Folk Club
 Folk On The GreenCome all ye
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
16thPoppy Folk Club Christmas party
 Scrag End Folk Club Hicks & Goulbourn
18thWurzel Bush Folk ClubSpa Strummers Christmas Show
19thRowington Folk ClubChristmas Party
20thTump Folk Music Club Tump Christmas Party
 Dunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
21stKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsFrench music & dancing (a dance workshop for the first hour followed by a full Bal)
27thDunton Bassett Folk Club Session/Singaround
29thLe Bal-en-RougeFrench Dance
4thStamford Arts CentreBal: , Salmanazar
6thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubEdward Hayes
8thRed Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
1stKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert: , Ranagri
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubDavid Whitelaw
12thRed Lion (Sapcote)Open Irish Session
3rdThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubMick Mangan
5thKetton Showtime Trad Dances & ConcertsConcert: , Norfolk Broads
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubWillow Tree Revival
5thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubPeter Riley
2ndThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubJill & Bernard Blackwell
7thThurnby & Bushby Acoustic ClubBill Wilkes
6thGreat Knight Folk ClubSarah McQuaid
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