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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. Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place in the evening.

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 at yfa@folk-now.co.uk to confirm it is still up to date or to tell us of any changes.

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Batley  Huddersfield   Leeds   Ripponden   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
    Email: stmarysclubbatley@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.stmarybatley.co.uk/folk%20club.htm

    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 8pm
    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 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
    Email: naomi.ramsden@ntlworld.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
    Telephone: 01535 600104
    Email: yannick@frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
    Website: http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk/ Also home of the French Diary UK
  Ripponden Sowerby Bridge
  • The White Horse Inn
    Burnley Road, Friendly (Sowerby Bridge)
    Ist. Tuesday every month.
    Singers and musicians.
    Telephone: 01422 845365
  • Grey Horse Folk
    Grey Horse Hotel 219 Kirkgate, Wakefield, West YorkshireWF1 1JG
    3rd Sunday of each month at 1.30 p.m. A good mix of songs and tunes in an informal atmosphere. All welcome, singers instrumentalists and listeners. Free entry
    Replaces sessions at The star at Sandqal and the Bull and Fair House.
    Contact: David Nuttall
    55 Sandal Cliff, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 6AU
    Telephone: 01924 258489
    Mobile: 07961043198
    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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