Note: sessions (generally held in pubs) can change, or move, quite frequently. Be sure to check before travelling. Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place in the evening.
Sowerby Bridge Wakefield
Folk At The Proke (Batley)
Session for players and singers, mainly Irish traditional, but everybody and everything welcome.
The perfect session room, warm, welcoming, great acoustic.
Wednesdays, second and fourth in month, 8.30-11.30 pm.
Contact: Denis Walsh
Address: Folk At The Proke, c/o St Mary's Social Club, Melton Street,
Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 8PT
Telephone: 01924 503758
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
- The Nook
The Nook pub (officially The Rose & Crown), 3a Victoria Square,
Holmfirth HD9 2DN
Every Sunday from 8pm
Mixed session of all types of folk tunes and songs
Contact: Steve Fozard
- Folk at the Slubbers Arms
First and third Thursday of the month from 8.30pm. Slubbers Arms,
1 Halifax Old Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6HW. Informal
mixed mainly instrumental session, mainly traditional English but
anything goes. Players of all levels and singers welcome.
Contact: Naomi Ramsden
- 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
- Les Panards Dansants
Friendly, informal French traditional music sessions. Monthly, 8 -
11 pm, 1st Thursday. Chemic pub, Johnston Street, Woodhouse, Leeds
Contact: Yannick Minvielle-Debat
Telephone: 01535 600104
Also home of the French Diary UK
- The White Horse Inn
Burnley Road, Friendly (Sowerby Bridge)
Ist. Tuesday every month.
Singers and musicians.
Telephone: 01422 845365
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
Formerly at The Jolly Sailor, Thornes Wharfe, Wakefield.