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Musician's Sessions: West Yorkshire



Note: sessions (generally held in pubs) can change, or move, quite frequently. Be sure to check before travelling.

 Every effort is made to keep information up to date. The number at the end of each entry indicates the month / year that it was last checked. If the entry is yours and it's more than a year old please Email Us to confirm it is still up to date or to tell us of any changes.


Huddersfield   Leeds   Ripponden   Sowerby Bridge   Wakefield  


The Grove Inn
Traditional Irish Session. Every Thursday night
8:30 till late 2 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield
HD1 4B. Come join the craic at our lively session of tunes and songs in one the best real ale pub around.
Contact: Aidan Kilroy
Telephone: 01484 430113
Mobile: 07703 440703
Email: kilroya@aol.com
Website: http://www.groveinn.co.uk

  • The Nook
    The Nook pub (officially The Rose & Crown), 3a
    Victoria Square, Holmfirth HD9 2DN
    Every Sunday from
    Mixed session of all types of folk tunes and songs
    Contact: Steve Fozard
    Mobile: 07855137166
    Email: stephen.fozard@btinternet.com
  • The Red Lion inn.
    Jackson Bridge Holmfirth.
    Irish Session, Some English Tunes. First Tuesday of Each Month.
    Telephone: 07873596181
    Email: me@paulnoon.com

Folk at the Sportsman (Formerly Folk at the Slubbers Arms)
First Thursday of the month from
8.30pm. at the sportsman pub Huddersfield Informal mixed mainly instrumental session, mainly traditional English but anything goes. Players of all levels and singers welcome.
Contact: Naomi Ramsden
Email: naomiramsden1@gmail.com



  • Leeds Folk Music Meetup
    Woodhouse Community Centre,
    197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY
    A fortnightly class for folk musicians on any instruments, it is a drop in session running every Wednesday so no membership necessary. The group is led by a folk violinist and a violin teacher Iveta Hlavenkova. They learn a new tune every week. You can learn by ear so no need to read music. But sheet music in treble clef and chords provided.
    No experience with folk music necessary, suitable for anyone who wants to learn something new and has some basic skills on the instrument.
    Wednesday 7-8pm beginners, Woodhouse Community Centre
    Wednesday 8-9pm intermediate, Woodhouse Community Centre
    Thursdays 7-8.15 advanced (see Leeds Folk Fiddle Group for more details, the Thursday group meets at 1 St Marks Ave, LS2 9BN and requires a membership, please call/email to book your place if you plan to attend - booking necessary. Leeds Folk Fiddle Group is a performing ensemble and is suitable for players of advanced levels)
    Contact: Iveta Hlavenkova
    Mobile: 07547112171
    Email: leeds.violin@gmail.com
    Website: http://leedsfolk.weebly.com/
  • Les Panards Dansants
    Friendly, informal French traditional music sessions. Monthly,
    8 - 11 pm, 1st Thursday. Chemic pub, Johnston Street, Woodhouse, Leeds LS6 2NG
    Contact: Yannick Minvielle-Debat
    01535 662614
    Email: yannick@frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
    Website: http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk/ Also home of the French Diary


Sowerby Bridge

  • The White Horse Inn
    Burnley Road
    , Friendly (Sowerby Bridge)
    Ist. Tuesday every month.
    Singers and musicians.
    Telephone: 01422 845365



  • Polka Hop folk music songs and tunes
     Polka Hop public house...
    60 George St. Wakefield. WF1  1DL  3rd Sunday of each month at 1.30 pm. Informal sessions of tunes and songs...real ales, free entry. friendly people, all welcome.
    Contact:  David Nuttall
    Address:  55 Sandal Cliff Sandal Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 6AU
    Telephone: 01924258489
    E mail: davenutt@ymail.com

  • Fernandez Brewery Tap
    5 Avison Yard, Kirkgate,
    Wakefield WF1 1UA
    Sundays, first in month: 2 pm.
    Singers and musicians.
    Contact: Dave Nuttall
    Telephone: 01924 258489 or 07961043198




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