A lovely voice and personality and I get to sing with her!
Jo regularly plays on the local scene and promotes Friday lunchtime live music at the St. Stephen’s Cafe, Corn St, Bristol, in support of the Brandon Trust.
Jo founded the Chipping Sodbury Folk Night in 2014. The club has a strong following with a great mix of traditional and contemporary singers and players. Come along for a great evening of acoustic music.
Chipping Sodbury Folk Night
The Beaufort Hunt, Broad St, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AG
8-11pm The first Thursday of the month.
Contact: Jo Cullum 07974 381333
Singer songwriter, guitarist and banjo player is a talent not to be missed.
He is a committee member of Folk Around Fishponds (FAF), a great venue
that encourages a mix of musical styles.
Folk Around Fishponds
The Cross Hands, Fishponds Road, Fishponds.
8-11pm The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
A great performer with some beautiful self-penned songs.
Alan also plays in the skiffle and blues band, The Six-Five Specials and as part of a duo with John Shaw. Alan plays guitar, mandola, percussion and keyboard, whilst John is well known for his expertise on the Appalacian Dulcimer. Alan and John have released several CD’s together, which are available from their website.
A unique voice and beautiful self-penned songs. Don’t miss her!
Hilary is a regular player at Bath Acoustic Club, which she has hosted for many years with Chico Holton. They have now placed the running of the club in the capable hands of Jim Sherry.
Bath Acoustic Club
St James Wine Vaults, 10 St James St, Bath BA1 2TW
8-11 pm The 1st Wednesday of the month.
Contact: Jim Sherry
T: 07711 647508
John Blake and Humph Bennett – The Willbees
If you like the songs of Jake Thackray, then John is your man, he’s brilliant!
John also plays in the talented harmony duo, The Willbees, with Humph Bennett.
John and Humph and Bill Naish are co-hosts at the Nova Scotia Folk Club, the longest running acoustic music club in Bristol. The club hosts some of the greatest talent in the south west. Beginner or hugely talented, all are welcome to play. So bring your instrument and come along. If you are not a perfomer, come along anyway as you are sure to be in for an evening of great entertainment.
The Nova Scotia Folk Club
The Nova Scotia Inn, Nova Scotia Place, Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL
7:30- 11 Every Monday
Contact: Bill: 0798 9288095 Humph: 01934 514902 John: 0117 960 0846
Folk@Frampton – John Allinson
John started Folk@Frampton in 2014 to promote acoustic music and encourage local talent to get together and sing! The room the club uses is great for performing in, as it has excellent acoustics, so come along and meet a friendly bunch of folks that like to sing. Once a year the club puts on a special charity concert and the event has been very well supported by the locals of Frampton Cotterell.
Crossbow House, School Road, Frampton Cotterell BS36 2DA
8-10:30 The 2nd Friday of the month
Contact: John Allinson T: 01454 222975
The Dragon Folk Club
The club operates in the function room, off the Snug Bar and is a traditional sing-around, where folks perform from where they’re sitting.
Until recently the club had been run for many years by Mike and Maggie Starkey. They have now handed over to Colin Owen, who incidentally is also a founder member of Folk Around Fishponds. Colin is ably assisted by Simon Meeds, who manages the club’s Blog and Facebook page.
Dragon Folk Club
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Road, Shortwood, Bristol BS16 9NG
8:15 -11pm Every Friday evening. Free entry and raffle.
Contact: Colin on 0177 9600273
Email: Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry has a unique voice… soft, lilting and when accompanied by his equally soft nylon-strung Spanish guitar… a joy to listen to. He also plays melodeon and mandolin.
A regular at many local folk clubs, when not Morris Dancing!
Terry has a CD, which is a must if you enjoy listening to him as much as I do.
Andrew has strummed his guitar to some favourite Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen songs to himself since his student days long, long ago. He is now retired, and has been visiting the Folk@Frampton and Chipping Sodbury clubs regularly. He likes to write songs to mark friends’ birthdays and anniversaries. He’s currently getting great joy from learning to play melodeon.
Sing, play or just listen to talented people in a room with great acoustics. Raffle. Entry: £2 Guest nights: £5
Upstairs in the Royal Oak, 72 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0HF
Bradford-on-Avon Folk Club
Always plenty of floor spots. Play, sing or listen. Free entry.
Every Tuesday evening in the Cellar Bar of The Swan Hotel,
1 Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
You may have come across Terry, at festivals around the country, video-recording performers in his caravan and then posting the clip to his YouTube channel, Songs from the Caravan.
Terry plays guitar, melodeon and ukulele. He also runs a lunchtime folk session at The Beaufort Hunt, in Chipping Sodbury.
The Sodbury Sessions
The 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, from 12-3pm. Free entry.
The Beaufort Hunt, Broad St, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AG
Songs from the Caravan
Kevin is a singer and guitarist, playing mostly contemporary material, but he also occasionally sings some traditional songs.
Kevin visited the Troubadour Club in Clifton, Bristol, in his 20s and was hooked. He learnt a lot from the players and singers there and became heavily involved with folk clubs, particularly at Iron Acton and Chipping Sodbury. He has worked as a pub singer and has played in a church worship band. He plays at sessions, festivals and clubs anywhere!
White Horse Folk Club
8pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Entry: £1:50
The Church Room, Vicarage Lane, Highworth SN6 7AD
Contact: Derrick Beer – 01793 762070 or Geoff Davies – 01793 706753