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Folk / Acoustic Music Clubs: North Yorkshire
and neighbouring areas




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  • Bedale Acoustic Music Club
    The Old Black Swan, the Market Place, bedale. Second and last Thursday of the month
    We hold informal singarounds with occasional hotspots and concerts. All genres of acoustic music. Friendly welcome guaranteed.
    Contact: John Knighton
    Telephone: 01609 780601
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/BedaleAcousticMusicClub/


  • Pot & Glass Folk & Acoustic club
    Pot & Glass pub, Church Road, Egglescliffe village, TS16 9DQ near Yarm-on-Tees. We meet at 8:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of every month. The club members play & enjoy all forms of Acoustic music especially but NOT exclusively Folk music. The club extends a warm welcome for all visiting singers, musicians and listeners
    Contact: Ron Archer, 44 The Avenue,
    fairfield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland TS19 7EP
    Telephone: 07866292101
    Email: ron@potandglassfolkclub.co.uk
    Website: http://www.potandglassfolkclub.co.uk


  • Filey Folk Club
    Monthly, 1st Wednesday at the Station Hotel (the "Top House"), Queen Street, Filey.
    Floor Singers and Musicians very welcome, very occasional guests. Free admission, wide range of music. Raffle for charities, free buffet. Very friendly atmosphere.
    Contact: Robert Hartley
    Telephone: 01723 513468
    Email: fileyfolk@aol.com


  • Guisborough Folk Club
    Find us - Every Sunday 8.00pm @ the Rugby Club, ( Clubhouse 01287 632466 ) Belmangate, Guisborough Cleveland / N.Yorks / Teesside / Tees Valley TS14 7BB via the A171
    A friendly club where everyone is welcome - singers, musicians, verse, audience.. & visitors we are pleased to be wheelchair accessible. Alternating guest nights with singarounds/musicians (usually) - local, national & international guests and our own 'talented regulars' ( quote : Jez Lowe ) ...{ try to let us know if you want a floor spot }

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  • Nidd Valley Acoustic Club
    The Mitre Hotel Knaresborough 4, Station Rd, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9AA 01423 868948 Tuesdays from 8.30pm
    This jam session is purely acoustic and covers all music types as well as poems and monologues. All standards are welcome and we invite everyone to join in and play or sing. We have around 70 people who turn up from time to time but normally get around 12 - 20 performers each week.
    Contact: Roger Busby & Steve Matthews
    Telephone: 01423 202039
    Mobile: 07960291718
    Email: rc.busby@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.themitreinn.co.uk


  • Lothersdale Live
    Lothersdale Village Hall, Rook Street, Lothersdale North Yorkshire BD20 8EH. Lothersdale Live Folk and Acoustic Club. We consider it a club and not a concert venue because it is based on a club ethos of being not for profit and bringing top artists to this part of North Yorkshire. The idea is to complement, not compete, with local existing folk clubs.
    Contact: Eddie Cullen
    Address: 12a High Fold, Lothersdale. BD20 8HE
    Telephone: 01535 637114
    Email: eddie.cullen@outlook.com
    Website: http://www.lothersdalelive.org.uk/welcome.html


  • The Blue Ball Folk Club
    The Blue Ball Inn, Newbiggin, Malton, North Yorkshire. Meets on the second Tuesday every month. 7.30pm (Start 8.00pm) 'til 11.00pm. Informal, friendly club open to all. Musicians, singers and those who'd just like to listen welcome.
    Contact: Rowena Garner.
    Telephone: 01653 696338
    Mobile: 07851 445293
    Email: mnff@live.co.uk
    Website: http://www.maltonfolk.co.uk


  • Pickering Acoustic Music
    The Sun Inn, Westgate, Pickering. Alt. Weds 8pm. Friendly fortnightly gathering of singers and musicians, folk, blues jazz, classical or what you will.Regular guest nights.Free ntry.Sandwiches & raffle
    Contact: Martin Robertson
    Telephone: 01751475644
    Email: marpen@live.co.uk


  • Cutty Wren
    Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, Redcar TS10 2FD. Thursday evenings 8pm start We're doing very well at the Cutty Wren these days. Numbers are good and there's a great atmosphere. Check the website to see dates for guests or if it's a singers and musicians night.
    Contact: John P Connolly
    Telephone: 01287 659242
    Contact: George Featherston
    Telephone: 01642 471769
    Email: info@cuttywrenfolkclub.com 
    Website: http://www.cuttywrenfolkclub.com/




Ripon Wilfrid's Folk Club
St Wilfrid's Community Centre, Trinity Lane, Ripon, HG4 2AB. Last Friday of the month 8.00pm, except August
This is in the format of Singers' Nights with booked guests. Performers can turn up on the night. We also have occasional concerts with Folk bands. Off road parking. BYOB.
Contact: Tish Hall-Wilkinson
Address: Whimbrel Cottage,
Tithe Way, Marton le Moor, Ripon HG4 5AN
Telephone: 01423 325664
Mobile: 07719271139
Email: tishhw@waitrose.com
Website: http://facebook.com/riponfolkclub


Robin Hood's Bay

  • Bay Folk Club
    Fridays at The Dolphin, Robin Hood's Bay.
    Contact: Jim Foster
    Silver Street, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SB
    Telephone: 01947 880660
    Website: http://folkclub.rhbay.co.uk/

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  • Gristhorpe Folk Club (Formerly West Ayton Folk club)
    Gristhorpe Church Rooms, next door to the Bull Inn,
    Main Street, Gristhorpe. One minute off the A165 Scarborough to Filey Road. Every thursday night from 7.30 pm – 10.00 p.m. throughout the year.
    Long running Folk Club catering for local singers and visitors during summer. A warm welcome to any performers or visitors, and food.
    Contact: Mark Chaplin
    139 Main Street, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO139JE
    Telephone: 01723 584215
    Email: m.chaplin986@btinternet.com


  • Skipton Folk Unplugged
    Mondays, weekly at The Narrow Boat Inn, Victoria Street Skipton BD23 1PB.
    Guest at least once a month with singers/musicians nights in between - sometimes theme nights. All welcome.
    Contact: Sheila Kelsall
    15 Ashmount,
    Exley Road, Keighley BD21 1LX
    Telephone: 01535 665889
    Website: http://www.skiptonfolkclub.co.uk/

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  • Stokesley Folk Club
    First Sunday of the month at the Jet Miners Inn, in Great Broughton. Singers nights only with the famous free raffle. Excellent standard of floor singers.
    Contact: Sue and Steve Lane
    Telephone: 01642 712879
    Email: thelanes@talk21.com
    Website: http://www.thejetminersinn.co.uk/




Meetings at Thorganby Village Hall, Thorganby, York YO19 6DA A community run club hosting live folk, roots and acoustic music events at Thorganby, near York and Selby.  We run 5-6 events a year and have a growing reputation on the folk circuit.  There's a bar, free parking on site and guaranteed a very warm welcome.  We're not for profit with proceeds supporting local community groups and charities
Contact:  Anne Boyens
Telephone: 07968 131470
Email: thorganbyfolk@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/ThorganbyFolk/



  • Whitby Folk Club
    Thursdays, weekly at the Friendship Rowing Club, 136 Church Street, Whitby.
    Singaround with occasional guests.
    Contact: Mick & Angi Haywood
    3 Wood Warks Yard,
    Church Street, Whitby YO22 4DG
    Telephone: 01947 601963
    Email: mickandangihaywood@yahoo.com
  • White Hart Folk Club
    White Hart Inn, The Lane, Mickleby TS13 5LU Saturday 8.30. Sing-a-around club with occasional guests
    Website: http//www.whitehartfolkclub.com


  • Black Swan Folk Club
    Thursdays, weekly, at The Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York. YO1 7PR Pub phone: 01904 679131.
    National and international guests. Club is in a picturesque, 400 year old pub within York city walls - with car parking. BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year 2009.
    Contact: Roland Walls
    Telephone: 01904 632922
    Email: blackswanfolkclub@yahoo.co.uk
    Website: http://www.blackswanfolkclub.org.uk/
  • The Grey Horse (Elvington)
    The Grey Horse, Elvington YO41 4AG
    Singaround. First Sunday in the upper room.
    Telephone: 01904 608335
  • The Jefferson Arms (Thorganby)
    The Jefferson Arms Thorganby, YO19 6DA
    Third Sunday, Singaround
    Telephone: 01904 448316




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