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Aberdeen Folk Club
Where:The Blue Lamp, on Aberdeen's historic, Gallowgate
There is free admission to the informal sessions. You can sing, play an instrument, or just sit, have a quiet drink and enjoy the night. Peforming is NOT compulsory
Aberystwyth Acoustic Platform
When:Monthly On Sundays
Where:Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Mid West Wales
Aberystwyth Acoustic Platform produces monthly acoustic music showcases for singer-songwriters and musicians, covering a range of musical styles. Each showcase
consists of four acts performing for half an hour with professional technical support. The platform hosts emerging artists as well as more established acts.
When:Saturdays, once a month
Where:Headgate Theatre, Colchester
An eclectic club now in it’s 7th year, taking in all things Acoustic from singer-songwriter, folk, country, blues… etc
Previous performers have included (in no particular order): BJ Cole, Karine Polwart, Homespun, Chris Difford, Jim Moray, Polly Paulusma, Ezio, Hank Wangford & Pavlov’s Cat.
Acoustic Club, Bishop Stortford
When: Every Thursday 8:30-11:00
Where:Half Moon, North Street, Bishop Stortford
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Keef and Annie on 07950 263540. Open Mic and showcases
Acoustic Kitchen, Kings Lynn
When:Third Sunday Of Month 08:00pm
Where:The Tudor Rose Hotel, St.Nicholas Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 1LR
Free to performers and audience - Open mike session
Acoustic Kitchen - Crofter Session, Kings Lynn
When:Third Wednesday Of Month 08:00pm
Where:Crofters Coffeehouse, 27 King Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1HA
3 UK based or International booked acts plus local supporting band / musician. Generally £6.00 at door. Check website to confirm date and acts
Acoustic Night (With Open Mic), Camden
When: Every Wednesday
Where: The Bullet Bar, Camden, London
Sign-up at 8:00 pm and play 1-3 songs, covers or originals are fine! We also have featured artists playing longer sets, please get in touch if you are interested... Great venue with full PA including monitors!!! We look forward to hearing you! 0207 485 6040
Acoustic Show, Farringdon London
When: Monthly 8:30
Where: Betsy Trotswood On Farringdon, London
9 acts, two songs each, demos to acoustic show, The Basement, 73 St John St, London, EC1M 4NJ
Acoustic Vibe, Tottenham London
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Bar Latina in Tottenham, N17
It's a good way to try out new material/showcase new releases. You can also sell CD's here. Each night is listed in the Press, online, and on our weekly updated website
Alford Acoustic, Allford(Lincs)
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 8.30 to 11pm
Where: Half Moon Inn, West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9BG
Mostly open mic nights with occasional guests. Friendly atmosphere, real ale. All kinds of acoustic music and some electric! Contact Nick O'Farrell 01507 462751
Andover - The Lamb Session
When: Once a fortnight see website for details
Where: The Lamb Inn(lounge bar, 21 Winchester Street, Andover, SP10 2EA
The Lamb Sessions are informal gatherings of like-minded folk who simply enjoy making music together. All levels are catered for; new faces and visitors are very welcome and participation is invited from everyone present.
Ashington Folk Club
When: Every Other Thursday 8:30
Where: The Institute, Institute Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 8HP
Come along to any club night - there's a great diversity of talent on offer.
BAA Club (Bellingham All Acoustic)
When: Every Last Thursday 8:30
Where: Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 2JT
Come along and sing a song......play a tune.....read a verse.....or just sit back and listen!
BACCApipes Folk Club, Keighley
When: Every Friday 8:30
Where: The Ukrainian Club, 9 Henry Street (off Cavendish St), Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 3DR
Blues, jazz, rock, spiritual, gospel, music hall, singer/songwriters, shanties, soul, blue grass, musicals, and … oh yes … Folk!
Banbury Folk Club
When: Wednesday, 8.30pm
Where: The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury
With a warm welcome, and performers varying from youngsters just starting out,
to internationally renowned musicians, the Banbury Folk Club is an entertaining way to enjoy live music.
Bar None Acoustic Thursday, Nottingham
When: The first Thursday of the Month. 8pm
Where: Bar None, 19 Stoney St, Nottingham, NG1 1LP
4 or 5 musicians each play an acoustic set of original and carefully chosen covers for about 40 minutes each. The atmosphere is created by Bar None’s fantastic privet club feel. It’s £2 Entry
Barnsley Folk Club
When: Every Monday From 8
Where: The Shaw Inn, Barnsley
Every Monday night - trad music session 8-9, then 'Acoustic Open Mic' singing/playing until closing
The Bell & Crown
When: Check Website For Details
Where: The Bell & Crown, Snaith, Yorkshire
Not strictly speaking a folk club, but feature regular acoustic events and sessions
Blackpool Folk Club
When: Wednesday 8:30pm
Where: The Clarence, Preston New Road, Blackpool
Please contact through MySpace for booking and playing details
The Bothy Folk Club - Southport
When: Every Sunday From 8 not August
Where: Park Golf Club, Park Rd West, Southport
Regular nationally famous guests alternating with singers nights when it is your chance to 'have a go' if you want.
Bournemouth - Bar Zuka Open mic
When: Every Monday 08:00pm
Where: Bar Zuka, 59 Charminster Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 8UE
Online: Add us on facebook. Search "BarZuka OpenMic"
Free to performers and audience - Open mic session
Bournemouth Folk Club
When: Every Sunday and Thursday. One major gig per month for both Sunday and Thursday. All other gigs are "folk stage" with a headliner (40 mins) and 3 or 4 short sets (15 - 20 mins).
Where: Centre Stage, Queens Road, Bournemouth
Bradford - The Topic Folk Club
When: Thursdays 8:30
Where: Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca Street, BD1 2RX
You don't have to be a member to come to the Topic. Everyone is welcome. Floor singers always welcome, especially in the first half. Please get down by 8.15pm if you’d like a slot
Brunel Open Mic Night, Bristol
When: Every Monday From 8
Where: The Brunel, 315 St. Johns Lane, Bedminster, Bristol.
Every Monday night - mainly acoustic, the venue does paid sessions on Fridays & Saturdays so it's good to be seen
Burneston Folk Club
When: Wednesdays 8:30pm
Where: The Woodman Inn Burneston, just south of Bedale
We do not book guests, charge an entrance fee or hold a raffle. We just enjoy the music. Whether you're a newby or a seasoned performer you will be made most welcome.