Leicestershire Folk Diary

This diary compiled quarterly from submissions. If you run an event in the Leicestershire area that you want to list here, please let us know about it!

Check the alphabetical Directory for location, times, contact details, and to find other events whose organisers have not sent us their dates!

Events on the Diary are only listed if someone tells us about them, so if a session takes place 'every Tuesday' but no one has emailed us with the dates for this quarter, we don't have time to go through the c.130 groups listed below looking for omissions. We recognise that many events do not have a formal organiser, so if you have information about an event below that is not on the Diary please let us know - you don't have to be the official contact for the group to help complete the Folk Diary!

May

1Brewtown Folk ClubThe Willows
Comhaltas @ Emerald CentreIrish session
Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
2-4White Horse, SeagraveAll at Seagrave: mini festival in aid of Rainbows
3TigerfolkWelcome Summer Sing
Scrag End Folk ClubSingaround
Boathouse FolkSingaround, all acoustic instruments welcome
Rites of Spring @ Leicester GuildhallFestival with evening ceilidh
4Willow and Tool's Music ParlourSly Old Dogs
5Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Green ManPhil Beer
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
6HinckleyACTOpen mic, featuring Pete Willow & Tool and friends
7Tump Folk ClubCloudstreet, Daisybell and Colin Squire
8Pack Folk and Acoustic
National Forest Folk ClubBernard Wrigley
Brewtown Folk ClubSingaround
Bingham Folk ClubColum Sands
9Red Fox CeilidhsSummer Ceilidh
11New Inn, Peggs GreenSingaround/session
12East LeakeSession and singaround
Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Red Lion, SapcoteSession (mainly Irish)
Sharnford ArmsSession (mainly Irish)
Green ManSingaround
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
14Tump Folk ClubSingaround
15Brewtown Folk ClubArtisan
Bingham Folk ClubClosed
17Poppy Folk ClubCupola:Ward
Scrag End Folk ClubCloudstreet
19Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Bar Nineteen, LoughboroughLive Acoustic Special for Oxfam
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
20Atherstone Folk ClubDave Fry
Bull's HeadSingaround/session
21Derby Gaol Folk ClubRoy Harris
Tales at the WatermillWoolley Tellers and Leicester Guild of Storytellers
Tump Folk ClubMartyn Oram and Terry n Allen
22HinckleyACTRed Shoes, with Mark John
Brewtown Folk ClubSingaround
Bingham Folk ClubSingers night with PA available
25Monday FolkSingaround
Guy's Acoustic Pickin' SessionWhitsun Bank Holiday Special: 3pm onwards
26Bingham Bowls ClubMusic Night
East LeakeSession and singaround
Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
27Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/SessionSingaround/session
28White Horse, SeagraveSingaround/session
Tump Folk ClubSingaround
29Brewtown Folk ClubCloudstreet
Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
30Atherstone Folk ClubBelzebub in Concert
Venture Theatre, AshbyArts festival featuring Hicks and Goulbourn, Phantom Horse, John Hough and Big Mog's Acoustic House Band
31Sly Old DogsSession and singaround

June

2Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Green ManSingaround
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
3Loughborough University ArtsMartin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr
HinckleyACTOpen mic, featuring Colin Squire and Martin Bushnell
4Tump Folk ClubHuw Chidgey and Mel Crew
4-7Gate to Southwell FestivalFestival
5Comhaltas @ Emerald CentreIrish session
Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
7TigerfolkRon Taylor & Jeff Gillett
Boathouse FolkSingaround, all acoustic instruments welcome
Scrag End Folk ClubSingaround
Willow and Tool's Music ParlourGuest tba
8New Inn, Peggs GreenSingaround/session
9East LeakeSession and singaround
Red Lion, SapcoteSession (mainly Irish)
Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Sharnford ArmsSession (mainly Irish)
Green ManRed Shoes, with Chris Tobin and others
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
11Tump Folk ClubWillow and Tool Band
12Pack Folk and Acoustic
National Forest Folk ClubThe Young'Uns
Bingham Folk ClubClosed
16Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
17Atherstone Folk ClubDamian Clarke
Bull's HeadSingaround/session
18Derby Gaol Folk ClubAnahata and Mary Humphries
Tump Folk ClubChris Tobin and John Buckley
19HinckleyACTFlossie Malavialle, with Nigel Beck
Rites of Spring @ Leicester GuildhallSummer Solstice Ceilidh
Bingham Folk ClubSingers night with PA available
21Poppy Folk ClubSingaround and music session
Scrag End Folk ClubSingaround
23Bingham Bowls ClubMusic Night
East LeakeSession and singaround
Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Nottingham Folk Dance Group
24Whitwick Afternoon Singaround/SessionSingaround/session
25White Horse, SeagraveSingaround/session
Tump Folk ClubSingaround
26Bingham Folk ClubSingers night
26-8National Forest Folk FestivalFestival featuring The Poozies, The Shee, New Rope String Band
28Sly Old DogsSession and singaround
29Monday FolkSingaround
Guy's Acoustic Pickin' SessionFeatured artist tba
30Blaby Acoustic ClubSingaround
Bar Nineteen, LoughboroughLive Acoustic Special for Oxfam
Nottingham Folk Dance Group


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