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Folk music news for Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire

New musicians and singers night in Scotton


A new Singers and musicians session at the Three Horse Shoes, Scotton starts on Saturday February 9th. And second Saturday of the month after that. Those of a certain age will remember the excellent evenings at the Three Horse Shoes in the 1980s and 90s. It would nice to see history repeat itself.

Item added January 2019



Reely Grimm Folk Dance Club


Unfortunately, the venue for the Reely Grim Folk Dance Club, Rothwell, is no longer available due to renovations at the Blacksmith's Arms. They will not be meeting in the immediate future, but will let you know of any developments for a new venue

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Ferry Folk Moves


Ferry Folk, formerly Third Thursday at the Crooked Billet in Owston Ferry has now closed and has now moved to Wroot, at The Cross Keys, under the name Axholme Ferry Folk on . Fourth Wednesday every month starting at 8.00 p.m. Singers and Musicians Session. 01427 728643

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Alford Morris


Alford Morris is recruiting. They meet on Sunday evenings at The Half Moon Inn Alford. Call Patrick on 07712 107957.for more information.


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New Singaround in Kirton in Lindey


With the Closure of Scanlon’s in Brigg a new singaround is being trialled at The Queen's Head,  King Edward St, Kirton in Lindsey  DN21 4NF. The folk nights will be on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 8:00pm, the first one will be the second Wednesday in July, that is 11th July 2018If you want to know more please email Geoff on and ask him to add you to the email group for regular notifications. You can also ring him on 01652 648589. 


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Scanlon’s Folk Nights Closes


With the closure of the Nelthorpe Arms in Brigg Scanlon’s Folk nights have now ended. Dating back to 1990 when the pub was in the hands of Miles Scanlon the folk nights have proved a popular event over the years . However it looks as though the closure of the pub is permanent and that the folk nights will not be resurrected.


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Shanty Blast Closes


The Shanty Blast, held at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on the first Saturday of the month has now closed. With the introduction of room charges the event is no longer viable. I have no information on other sessions and events held at the museum, you are advised to check with the organisers before travelleing.


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Seed Funding and Creative Bursaries from EFDSS

EFDSS have announced that their Seed Funding and Creative Bursaries are now open for 2018. 
The EFDSS Creative Seed Funding is an award of 750 to be given to new and emerging artists/groups of artists who wish to explore new creative ideas in the genre of English folk music.
The EFDSS Creative Bursary and Residency Programme, now in its 6th year, aims to support artists in exploring new creative ideas inspired by and sourced from traditional English folk music. This programme provides artists with an opportunity to undertake creative exploration without the pressure of a final product.
The Award offers a bursary of up to 2,000, to cover costs and expenses, research facilities at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and up to five days of rehearsal space at Cecil Sharp House to an individual, existing band, or new cohort of artists wishing to undertake research and development into a creative exploration of English folk music.
There are three awards to be made for each bursary.
For more information please see the Artists' Bursaries page on the EFDSS site.

Item added 14/03/2018



A New Folk Music Show on Doncaster Radio Station

The Invisible Folk Club is a new radio show recently signed up by Sine FM in Doncaster for an hour of folk and acoustic music, poetry and discussion every Monday night from midnight to 1am Tuesday.
The show is presented by folk singer and songwriter Jon Bickley and produced by film producer and chorister Steve Yarwood. The show has already featured Only Human (aka Tom Bickley) a multi instrumentalist based in Sheffield and will soon be devoting a podcast to Oz Hardwick the Leeds poet.

If you miss the show you can listen to it on their mixcloud page where you will also find previous programmes broadcast.

Some of the live sessions from the show are available on their Bandcamp page

They also produce podcasts.
or for Non iTunes listeners:

For all other information or to write to them, go to

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