Bully Wee band at Bishop's Cleeve on January 20th - see below for details

To include your folk & traditional event please e-mail HERE   

 diaper cakes

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE EVENTS
JANUARY (246 events)

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE EVENTS
JANUARY  (246 events)


Wednesday January 16


Singers Club, Stroud. Traditional Songs.  8.30 -11pm, Little Vic, Queen Victoria Pub, Gloucester St, Stroud  GL5 1QG. Free admission Info: Bob  01453 764885 
bob@robertbrayassociates.co.uk 1st, 3rd Wednesdays + 5th


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free 


*Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are holding a taster session at Dursley Tabernacle, Parsonage St, Dursley GL11 4BJ. People can just come along and have a go. No need to book, no charge, and no prior experience required. We guarantee they will be able to join in at least one dance by the end of the session! From 8pm Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com


Folk Orchestra at Rodborough Community Hall (FORCH).  The orchestra meets monthly  at Rodborough Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.30pm.  The orchestra includes players of all standards with anything that squeezes, blows, plinks or scrapes apart from percussion.  Players will need to be able to follow a line of music but not be good sight readers.  We play tunes drawn (mostly) from the British Isles, North America and Scandinavia with parts for tune, harmony, viola, cello, bass, chord notation, a continuo line, Bb clarinet, Eb saxophone.  PDFs of the music are circulated in advance and parts are always available at the meeting.  Cost: £3. Bring a music stand, pencil and highlighter pen.  Refreshments provided.  Laughter and making mistakes are both encouraged.  Contact  Fran Wade franceswade5@gmail.com


Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk  


Lassington Oak Morris Men meet at Highnam Old School Room, Highnam, Glos GL2 8DG 8pm. New members welcome. Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798 anneraggedandold@gmail.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, a historical dance group always looking to try new dance types, and to introduce more people to the world of Regency dancing! In our classes we learn how to dance, and find out more about the etiquette, the fashion, the history and the social customs of the Regency and late Georgian period. The dances range from fun, fast and frantic English and Scottish folk dances, to more intricate Quadrille and Cotillions, Playford, Mazurka, Polonaise and everything in between! Central United Reformed Church Hall, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6BJ 8 – 10pm £4 on the door Info: jadpromotional@gmail.com


White Horse Folk Club meets at Church Room, Vicarage Lane, Highworth SN6 7AD 8pmInfo: Derrick 01793 762070 and Geoff 01793 706753 http://www.whitehorsefolkclub.co.uk/ 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 


The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 9pm – 10pm  88 – 91 FM, DAB and Freeview 702


Thursday January 17


Irish dancing class at Irish centre, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3QA with teacher Rose Ellis (ADCRA) 5pm (Ages 4 –young adult) Info: http://www.semirishdancing.com 


Minchinhampton folk club, The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud  GL5 4AZ 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  Pub web site: http://theoldcrownpaganhill.co.uk/ 
NO CLUB THIS WEEK


Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185 (Pub 01242 222180)


Five Valleys Session at various venues  starts 8.30pm,  Free admission   1st Thursdays at Stroud Brewery, 3rd Thursdays Ram at Woodchester  http://www.facebook.com/The-Five-Valleys-Session-482369518621805/?notif_t=page_name_change&notif_id=1495882593185822  


UkeStroud - Club for ukulele players at Pitchcombe Village Hall GL6 6LP 8 – 10pm £2 including refreshments. Info: Norma: normamillls@btinternet.com (1st & 3rd & 5thThursdays) www.ukestroud.co.uk  


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com http://www.cheltenhamrscds.btck.co.uk in term time


Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY. New members welcome. Come along for a taster session, just wear soft shoes and a smile and we will be pleased to see you Info: Margaret  01793 252581


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida 01242 604120 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD. Info: Barbara  01531 820215 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/  every Thursday 


Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 7.30pm – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 Email: enquiries@miserdenmorris.com Web: http://www.miserdenmorris.com   


Friday January 18


Gloucester Folk Dance Club meet 7.30 p.m.to 9.30 p.m. in St. George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth,Gloucester, GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dancing Classes  Friday Nights in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews URC GL50 1SP 7 for 7.30pm All dances walked through  Contact Barry  01242 528220 for further details  mbsteele1945@gmail.com   www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


Country Dancing at Aston Ingham Village Hall HR9 7LS 7.30pm Info: Janet 01452 830556 (Monthly 3rd Friday)


Cheltenham U3A English country dancing group 3rd & 5th Fridays at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Charlton Kings GL52 6HW (2-4 p.m.)  Info: 01242 583669 


Ross Barn Dance Club – meets Fridays September to May at Bridstow Village Hall, Ross on Wye HR9 6PZ 8pm – 10 pm http://www.folkwales.org.uk/dance.html 


Somers Traditional Folk Club, Bishop Allenby Hall, St. Stephen's Church - parking in churchyard, hall is to side of church. St. Stephen's Street, Worcester WR3 7HS.  8.15pm. Info: 01684 561378 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk   


Swindon Folk Club, RAFA Club, 41 – 43 Belle Vue Road, Swindon SN1 3HN 8 - 11pm  £5/£3 for club nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolkclub.wordpress.com   1st & 3rd Fridays New Venue 


Saturday January 19


French dancing at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr. Nailsworth GL6 0PT  8pm £10 BYO Drinks Hall open from 5pm Info: Peter 0780 0727 570  http://www.users.waitrose.com/~cresby/dance3.htm with Deux Sans Frontieres


*Wassail and Mari Llwd 1pm – 11.30pm at Chepstow. Including Ceilidh with Juice Band at Drill Hall. Free event, but ceilidh £6 Info: 07870  611979 www.chepstowwassailmari.co.uk 


Wassail at Wick Court, Gloucestershire, 7pm
http://farmsforcitychildren.org/eve…/wassail-at-wick-court/


Wassail at Colwall Orchard Group, Walwyn Road, Malvern, WR13 6 gather at Colwall Stone, 5.30pm, procession 6pm; tickets £3, children: free
http://colwallorchardgroup.org/new…/calendar/wassailing.html


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Sunday January 20


*The Bully Wee Band (Cutler et al) in concert at Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve GL52 8LU 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £16 Info: Simon at smed@smedsongs.com


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk    Guest: Geoff Lakeman


Forest Folk Club at The Orepool Inn, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH  Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. £7 (Singers Nights £2.50, performers £1.50) Info: jan@forestfolkclub.com Club web site: http://www.forestfolkclub.com/whats-on-in-2019/    
Guest: Dick Brice


Open Mic at Tetbury Goods Shed--every 3rd Sunday - Start time is 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm and finish time is 9:30pm. Tickets, which will available on the door in addition to the GS website and Tetbury Tourist Information Centre, are £5 pp performers and listeners. Contact Heather for more information and/or to book a performance slot via  h.bristow@yahoo.co.uk or by ringing 01666 503946. Booking advised! Bar available.


Monday January 21


Folk at the Club in the function room at Churchdown Club, Church Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2ER. Folk At The Club is a singers night to promote singers of traditional and modern folk songs. There may be some tunes, but it will be primarily an unplugged singaround. If you just want to listen you will also be welcome. Free entry 1st & 3rd Mondays.  Info: Bill billc@btinternet.com  http://liamtho.com/FolkAtTheClub/


Words & Music, Acoustic music & poetry at The Frocester George, Peter's St, Stonehouse GL10 3TQ, 20.00 - 22:30pm  £1 Info: David  hello@singaround.org  web site: http://www.singaround.org (Every Monday except Christmas & New Year) 


Acoustic, Contemporary, Roots and Folk music evening at The Ship Inn, Brimscombe, Stroud (3rd Monday) 7.30pm start. £3 entry Info: Barry barry@bwatkins.co.uk Tel: 01453 750494 (1st Birthday)


Naunton Park Folk Dance Club, United Reformed Church, Warden Hill, Cheltenham GL51 3BY 7.30pm Info: 01242 862392 betty@bettyrout.com


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a beginners class at Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham GL51 6RF 7.45pm to 9.45pm (excl first Monday in the month) Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com 
Also advanced technique class at Christchurch Primary School, Malvern Road GL50 2NR 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com http://www.cheltenhamrscds.btck.co.uk 


Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://cheltuke.co.uk/  


Cheltenham folk dance club meets at Holy Trinity School, Sherborne St, Cheltenham GL52 2JP 7.30pm – 9.30pm All welcome. Info: Sarah 01242 242245 E-Mail sarahssewing@hotmail.co.uk in term time 


England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Gill 01452 859991 email englandsglorymorris@gmail.com  Web site: http://www.englandsglory.org.uk 


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Rodborough Tabernacle Church Hall, Tabernacle Walk, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 5UJ  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk From January 7


Wild Oats Border Morris practise at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EV, from 7.30pm. New members welcome. Info: d.bagwelljohnston@googlemail.com


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at St Mark's Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue, Cheltenham, GL51 6NU 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/   New dancers & musicians welcome


Stow-on-the-Wold Scottish Country Dance Group meets at St Edwards Church Rooms, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AB (not 1st Monday) Juniors 5.30pm, Adults 7pm Info: Brenda 01451 831876




5.30pm - 6.30pm - beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk 


 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com   (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


MESS 1st Monday Red Lion at Cricklade - an accordion's throw from Gloucestershire!  2nd/3rd/4th -Beehive (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm onwards Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/groups/121719078588/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


The Folk Show on Radio Winchcombe with Kevin O’Flaherty – 7 – 8pm Listen live on 107.1 FM in Winchcombe area, or on line at http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Winchcombe-1071-s153611/


Tuesday January 22


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall, The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Only £1! Refreshments included Info: 01452 856093 or 01453 764990


Mainly English music session at  Kings Arms Newent From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Stroud Methodist Church Hall, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   


Country dancing with Cirencester U3A at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1QX 10 – 12noon Info: Ron & Betty 01285 885474 email ron.hale1@talktalk.net website http://www.cirencesteru3a.org.uk/groups.htm  2nd & 4th Tuesdays Sep to May


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £3 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM  www.deanradio.co.uk  at 6pm
Contact Chris on chris@triangleradio.co.uk (Podcast on Mixcloud after the repeat on Sunday) 


Wednesday January 23


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free. Guests: Gwilym & Carol Davies


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are holding a taster session at Dursley Tabernacle, Parsonage St, Dursley GL11 4BJ. People can just come along and have a go. No need to book, no charge, and no prior experience required. We guarantee they will be able to join in at least one dance by the end of the session! From 8pm Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com


Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 (gwen.clift@talktalk.net) or 01453 764990   Martin Hewett with Musical Folk http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk/Programme   


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk  


Lassington Oak Morris Men meet at Highnam Old School Room, Highnam, Glos GL2 8DG 8pm. New members welcome. Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798 anneraggedandold@gmail.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, a historical dance group always looking to try new dance types, and to introduce more people to the world of Regency dancing! In our classes we learn how to dance, and find out more about the etiquette, the fashion, the history and the social customs of the Regency and late Georgian period. The dances range from fun, fast and frantic English and Scottish folk dances, to more intricate Quadrille and Cotillions, Playford, Mazurka, Polonaise and everything in between! Central United Reformed Church Hall, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6BJ 8 – 10pm £4 on the door Info: jadpromotional@gmail.com
http://www.janeaustendancersbath.co.uk/    and on Facebook & Twitter


The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2  9pm – 10pm 88 – 91 FM, DAB and Freeview 702


Thursday January 24


English Country Dancing at Apperley Village Hall, Sawpits Lane, Apperley GL19 4DQ 2 – 4pm Refreshments included £3 each. Come on your own or bring a friend, live caller to  teach the dances, members of The Amazing Matchless Band and guests will provide live music. No need to book, just turn up. Info: Astrid 01452 780401 Usually 4th Thursday


Singing/music session at The Corner Cupboard Inn, 83 Gloucester St, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5LX From about 9.30pm onwards Free admission  Info: 01242 604120 4th Thursdays


Irish dancing class at Irish centre, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3QA with teacher Rose Ellis (ADCRA) 5pm (Ages 4 –young adult) Info: http://www.semirishdancing.com 


Minchinhampton folk club, The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud  GL5 4AZ 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  Pub web site: http://theoldcrownpaganhill.co.uk/ 


Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185 (Pub 01242 222180)


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com http://www.cheltenhamrscds.btck.co.uk in term time


Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY. New members welcome. Come along for a taster session, just wear soft shoes and a smile and we will be pleased to see you Info: Margaret  01793 252581


7.30pm-10pm - Informal evening of Irish Set Dance at the Butcher's Hook, Thornbury High Street


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida 01242 604120 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD. Info: Barbara  01531 820215 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/  every Thursday 


Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 7.30pm – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 Email: enquiries@miserdenmorris.com Web: http://www.miserdenmorris.com   


Friday January 25


Cheltenham U3A Scottish dancers meet at Holy Apostles Church Hall, Cheltenham GL52 6HW, 2 – 4pm. £1.50. All welcome. Info: Derek 01452 306857. 1st, 2nd, & 4th Fridays


Riverfolk at The Trout Inn, Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames GL7 3HA 8pm £2 (2nd & last Fridays) Info: 01367 252313 jaymathews124@mac.com  web site: http://riverfolk.co.uk    


Gloucester Folk Dance Club meet 7.30 p.m.to 9.30 p.m. in St. George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth,Gloucester, GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dancing Classes  Friday Nights in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews URC GL50 1SP 7 for 7.30pm All dances walked through  Contact Barry  01242 528220 for further details  mbsteele1945@gmail.com   www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


Somers Traditional Folk Club, Bishop Allenby Hall, St. Stephen's Church - parking in churchyard, hall is to side of church. St. Stephen's Street, Worcester WR3 7HS.  8.15pm. Info: 01684 561378 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk   


Ross Barn Dance Club – meets Fridays September to May at Bridstow Village Hall, Ross on Wye HR9 6PZ 8pm – 10 pm http://www.folkwales.org.uk/dance.html


Saturday January 26




Sunday January 27


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots, then guest.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/    Guest: Paul Burgess


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £4 suggested donation, Concert night Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com


Folk Music at Salutation Inn, Ham, Berkeley GL13 9QH From about 8pm Last Sundays plus occasional Monday music sessions. Info: 01453 810284 www.sallyatham.com 


Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 12 midnight for 60 minutes - and online. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, 1413 AM, DAB, Freeview 735, and Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire   
Also across the West at the same time on BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset, and BBC Wiltshire.
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk


Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM  www.deanradio.co.uk  at 7pm (repeat) Contact Chris on chris@triangleradio.co.uk  (Podcast on Mixcloud after this repeat) 


Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Shropshire 96.0 FM, Freeview 721, and online, 6 – 8 pm  info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt/episodes/guide  


Monday January 28


*Wassailing at Bath Road Beers, 157 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LU, evening
The Ciderologist, Gabe Cook will be helping to lead celebrations at Cheltenham’s newest beer & cider hotspot. Contact shop for further information. 01242 511086


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, (Not August) from 7.30 to about 9.00. The repertoire is mostly folk song: rounds, shanties, spirituals, traditional and contemporary folk.  There is no audition, and no need to read music, just come along and have a go. The charge is £3 per session Info: Barbara 01452 714544


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk 


 6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk 


 8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com   (Term 1 - 21st January -
Tuesday January 29


Words & Music, Acoustic music & poetry at The Frocester George, Peter's St, Stonehouse GL10 3TQ, 20.00 - 22:30pm  £1 Info: David  hello@singaround.org  web site: http://www.singaround.org (Every Monday except Christmas & New Year) 


Gorsley Barn Dance Club meets at Gorsley Village Hall, Quarry Lane, Gorsley HR9 7SJ 7.30 – 9.30pm   All welcome. No partner necessary Info: Chris 01989 720122 or Hilary 01989 720105 Last Monday of the month


Naunton Park Folk Dance Club, United Reformed Church, Warden Hill, Cheltenham GL51 3BY 7.30pm Info: 01242 862392 betty@bettyrout.com


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a beginners class at Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham GL51 6RF 7.45pm to 9.45pm (excl first Monday in the month) Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com 
Also advanced technique class at Christchurch Primary School, Malvern Road GL50 2NR 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com http://www.cheltenhamrscds.btck.co.uk 


Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://cheltuke.co.uk/  


Cheltenham folk dance club meets at Holy Trinity School, Sherborne St, Cheltenham GL52 2JP 7.30pm – 9.30pm All welcome. Info: Sarah 01242 242245 E-Mail sarahssewing@hotmail.co.uk in term time 


Stow-on-the-Wold Scottish Country Dance Group meets at St Edwards Church Rooms, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1AB (not 1st Monday) Juniors 5.30pm, Adults 7pm Info: Brenda 01451 831876


England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Gill 01452 859991 email englandsglorymorris@gmail.com  Web site: http://www.englandsglory.org.uk 


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Rodborough Tabernacle Church Hall, Tabernacle Walk, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 5UJ  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk From January 7


Wild Oats Border Morris practise at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EV, from 7.30pm. New members welcome. Info: d.bagwelljohnston@googlemail.com


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at St Mark's Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue, Cheltenham, GL51 6NU 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/   New dancers & musicians welcome


MESS 1st Monday Red Lion at Cricklade - an accordion's throw from Gloucestershire!  2nd/3rd/4th -Beehive (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm onwards Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699
Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/groups/121719078588/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


The Folk Show on Radio Winchcombe with Kevin O’Flaherty – 7 – 8pm Listen live on 107.1 FM in Winchcombe area, or on line at http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Winchcombe-1071-s153611/ 


Tuesday January 29


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall, The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Only £1! Refreshments included Info: 01452 856093 or 01453 764990


Mainly English music session at The Swan Staunton Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire GL19 3QA From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Stroud Methodist Church Hall, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £3 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM  www.deanradio.co.uk  at 6pm
Contact Chris on chris@triangleradio.co.uk (Podcast on Mixcloud after the repeat on Sunday) 


Wednesday January 30


*Fairport Convention at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free


Singers Club, Stroud. Traditional Songs.  8.30 -11pm, Little Vic, Queen Victoria Pub, Gloucester St, Stroud  GL5 1QG. Free admission Info: Bob  01453 764885 
bob@robertbrayassociates.co.uk 1st, 3rd Wednesdays + 5th


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers are holding a taster session at Dursley Tabernacle, Parsonage St, Dursley GL11 4BJ. People can just come along and have a go. No need to book, no charge, and no prior experience required. We guarantee they will be able to join in at least one dance by the end of the session! From 8pm Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com


Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk  


Lassington Oak Morris Men meet at Highnam Old School Room, Highnam, Glos GL2 8DG 8pm. New members welcome. Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798 anneraggedandold@gmail.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, a historical dance group always looking to try new dance types, and to introduce more people to the world of Regency dancing! In our classes we learn how to dance, and find out more about the etiquette, the fashion, the history and the social customs of the Regency and late Georgian period. The dances range from fun, fast and frantic English and Scottish folk dances, to more intricate Quadrille and Cotillions, Playford, Mazurka, Polonaise and everything in between! Central United Reformed Church Hall, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6BJ 8 – 10pm £4 on the door Info: jadpromotional@gmail.com
http://www.janeaustendancersbath.co.uk/    and on Facebook & Twitter


The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2  9pm – 10pm 88 – 91 FM, DAB and Freeview 702


Thursday January 31


Irish dancing class at Irish centre, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3QA with teacher Rose Ellis (ADCRA) 5pm (Ages 4 –young adult) Info: http://www.semirishdancing.com 


Minchinhampton folk club, The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud  GL5 4AZ 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  Pub web site: http://theoldcrownpaganhill.co.uk/ 


Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185 (Pub 01242 222180)


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com http://www.cheltenhamrscds.btck.co.uk in term time


Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY. New members welcome. Come along for a taster session, just wear soft shoes and a smile and we will be pleased to see you Info: Margaret  01793 252581


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida 01242 604120 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD. Info: Barbara  01531 820215 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/  every Thursday 


Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 7.30pm – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 Email: enquiries@miserdenmorris.com Web: http://www.miserdenmorris.com   


Music/entertainment evening at Evergreen Hall, Broadwell    GL16 7BN  Tickets  usually  £9 adv  £10 on door Info:  http://www.thecolefordhub.info  Last Thursday


Irish Acoustic Night at The Crown & Sceptre, 98 Horns Road, Stroud GL5 1EG Led by the amazing Tim Potts. They call themselves "Rodda's Hairy Craic" and there are up to 20 -25 of them. It starts around 8pm and finishes at closing time (11.00pm) Info: 01453762588 www.crownandsceptrestroud.com  last Thursday
246
Friday February 1


*Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwell’s End, 7pm hot food, bar; Rob and Gillian Guest from May Hill with pipes and hurdy gurdy http://www.hartpuryheritage.org.uk/eve…/author/jim-chapman/


Saturday February 2


*Concert with English Dulcimer Duo and BouZaTina. St Peter’s Church, Malvern WR14 1QT. 7.30pm doors open. Bar. Tickets from www.wegottickets.com  or 01684 566054.


* Ninebarrow - The Goods Shed in Tetbury 8pm


Monday February 4


5.30pm-6.30pm - beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk 


7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com   (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)
Tuesday February 5


Folk Night at The White Hart Inn, High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ All musicians and singers welcome. 8pm Free admission. Info: Chris 01242 602236 or Bob 07578 808019 (1st Tuesday) Guest: Colin Pitts


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday February 6


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free Guest: Jeff Gillett


New Club at The Fox Inn, Hawkesbury Upton near Badminton hosted by Terry Helyar 8pm ev 1st and 3rd Wed.


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Friday February 8


*Barn Dance With Finnegan’s Wok at the Cadbury Hall, Frampton on Severn GL2 7HG 7.30pm For tickets call Debra 07810 177671 £10 to include a ploughman’s supper Info: d.hannis@rocketmail.com


Harbottle & Jonas, a stunning young folk duo from Totnes in Devon. Westcote Village Hall  OX7 6SF at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 (inc welcome drink) from Christine Walford 01993 831196 or westcote.bookings@gmail.com
Saturday February 9


Ceilidh with Cheltenham Ceilidh Band at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH Doors open 7pm - 10pm £2.50 honesty box on the door, BYOB. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


Sunday February 10


11.30 - 1pm Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) workshop £3 and 2pm-5pm ceili with The Perfect Cure Ceili Band £4 - Chipping Hall, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 7AD - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots, then guest.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guests: Rebil (Bill & Rebecca)


Monday February 11


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk 


 6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk    www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk 


 8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com   (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Wednesday February 13


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free 


Folk Orchestra at Rodborough Community Hall (FORCH).  The orchestra meets monthly  at Rodborough Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.30pm.  The orchestra includes players of all standards with anything that squeezes, blows, plinks or scrapes apart from percussion.  Players will need to be able to follow a line of music but not be good sight readers.  We play tunes drawn (mostly) from the British Isles, North America and Scandinavia with parts for tune, harmony, viola, cello, bass, chord notation, a continuo line, Bb clarinet, Eb saxophone.  PDFs of the music are circulated in advance and parts are always available at the meeting.  Cost: £3. Bring a music stand, pencil and highlighter pen.  Refreshments provided.  Laughter and making mistakes are both encouraged.  Contact  Fran Wade franceswade5@gmail.com


Saturday February 16


* Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, & John Doyle - at The Fleece, Bretforton near Evesham 8pm 01386 831173


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. iSt. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Sunday February 17


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk Singaround


Monday February 18


5.30pm-6.30pm - beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk 


 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com   (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday February 19


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday February 20 


*Phil Beer at Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QQ Info: 01452 814567 £14 Tickets available from e-mail: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com
or telephone: 07596 823 881


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Friday February 22


*Gloucester Folk Trail. Folk musicians from around the county will congregate in Gloucester for the second Gloucester Folk Trail. Venues across the city host traditional and contemporary folk acts for a weekend of free live performances. This event will also include poetry, talks and traditional craft. The Gloucester Folk Trail funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Marketing Gloucester. Acts so far: Fountain Inn – Elgar SOM Folk Ensemble 7pm, Bally Brogues 8pm, Gruig 9pm Info: www.gloucesterfolktrail.com


Saturday February 23


*Gloucester Folk Trail. Folk musicians from around the county will congregate in Gloucester for the second Gloucester Folk Trail. Venues across the city host traditional and contemporary folk acts for a weekend of free live performances. This event will also include poetry, talks and traditional craft. The Gloucester Folk Trail funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Marketing Gloucester. Acts so far: Fountain Inn  - Lassington Oak 10.30am, Folk Music Session 2pm, Gwilym Davies 4.30pm, Shepherd’s Crook 5.20pm, Jeff Gillett & Cathy Hill 6pm, Rebil 7pm, Bewelian 9pm. Cavern Debra Hannis 4pm, Bally Brogues 6pm Info: www.gloucesterfolktrail.com


Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.
£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Clive Harman and Hazel Moir.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


*Joshua Burnell Band at Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham. Show 8pm  Tickets £14 Tel. 01242 707484   http://venues.cheltladiescollege.org/whatson/whats-on/joshua-burnell-and-band/ 
Info: http://www.seetickets.com/event/joshua-burnell-band-live-at-parabola-arts-centre/parabola-arts-centre/1277965/ 


Sunday February 24


*Gloucester Folk Trail. Folk musicians from around the county will congregate in Gloucester for the second Gloucester Folk Trail. Venues across the city host traditional and contemporary folk acts for a weekend of free live performances. This event will also include poetry, talks and traditional craft. The Gloucester Folk Trail funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Marketing Gloucester. Acts so far: Styx of Stroud from 1pm Café René – That Shallot 3pm, Angies – Sid Harvey 3pm, Fountain Inn – Mark Harmer 5pm, Brimstone 7pm Info: www.gloucesterfolktrail.com 


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots, then guest.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Open Night


Monday February 25


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk


 8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Wednesday February 27


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free


Folk Orchestra at Rodborough Community Hall (FORCH).  The orchestra meets monthly  at Rodborough Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.30pm.  The orchestra includes players of all standards with anything that squeezes, blows, plinks or scrapes apart from percussion.  Players will need to be able to follow a line of music but not be good sight readers.  We play tunes drawn (mostly) from the British Isles, North America and Scandinavia with parts for tune, harmony, viola, cello, bass, chord notation, a continuo line, Bb clarinet, Eb saxophone.  PDFs of the music are circulated in advance and parts are always available at the meeting.  Cost: £3. Bring a music stand, pencil and highlighter pen.  Refreshments provided.  Laughter and making mistakes are both encouraged.  Contact  Fran Wade franceswade5@gmail.com


Thursday February 28


7.30pm-10pm - Informal evening of Irish Set Dance at the Butcher's Hook, Thornbury High Street 


Friday March 1


*Cara Dillon in concert at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE  8pm  Info: 01453 760900


Monday March 4


5.30pm-6.30pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday March 5


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday March 6


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free Guests: Merrymaker


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Saturday March 9


Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.
£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Robert Moir and Brian Stanton.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk


Sunday March 10


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots, then guest.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/    Guest: Jeff Gillett


11.30 - 1pm Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) workshop £3 and 2pm-5pm ceili with The Perfect Cure Ceili Band £4 - Chipping Hall, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 7AD - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com


Monday March 11


 5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk


 8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Wednesday March 13


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free 


Saturday March 16


*Cara Dillon at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074


Sunday March 17


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk Guest: Steve Turner


Monday March 18


5.30pm-6.30pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday March 19


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday March 20


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free Guest: Si Barron


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Saturday March 23


*Miranda Sykes at Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QQ Info: 01452 814567 £12 Tickets available from e-mail: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com
or telephone: 07596 823 881


Monday March 25


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk


8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Wednesday March 27


*Feast of Fiddles at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  7.30pm Tickets £22/£28.50 Tel. 01684 295074 www.rosestheatre.org 


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/   Music from around 8pm, Admission free


Thursday March 28


7.30pm-10pm - Informal evening of Irish Set Dance at the Butcher's Hook, Thornbury High Street 


Saturday March 30


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. iSt. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Monday April 1


5.30pm-6.30pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday April 2


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday April 3


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Saturday April 6


Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.
£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Hazel Moir and Pat Hicks.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


Monday April 8


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk


8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


April 11


*The Fureys at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074


Saturday April 13


Ceilidh with Cheltenham Ceilidh Band at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH Doors open 7pm - 10pm £2.50 honesty box on the door, BYOB. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


Sunday April 14


11.30 - 1pm Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) workshop £3 and 2pm-5pm ceili with The Perfect Cure Ceili Band £4 - Chipping Hall, Wotton Under Edge, GL12 7AD - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com


Monday April 15


5.30pm-6.30pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


7.00 pm - 9.30 pm - Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners workshop - introduces steps and basic moves and the most regularly danced sets.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday April 16


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday April 17


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Sunday April 21


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk Guests: Mary Humphreys & Anahata


Thursday April 25


7.30pm-10pm - Informal evening of Irish Set Dance at the Butcher's Hook, Thornbury High Street


Saturday April 27


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Monday April 29


5.30pm - 6.00pm beginners music group - introduces scales, arpeggios and technique by learning simple tunes.  Fun and inclusive.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £5 - no pre booking required – 
contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk


 6.00pm- 7.30pm traditional music group - learn tunes by ear in a friendly group and join the Highly Strung Community Band.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH - £10 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.fiddlelessons.co.uk   www.highlystrungcommunityband.co.uk


 8.00pm 10.00pm  Irish Set Dance (social square dance not Riverdance) beginners and more experienced dances meet to dance the most commonly danced sets to live music.  Falfield Village Hall, A38, J14 M5, GL12 8DH  - £8 - no pre booking required - contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707 jillyelliot@gmail.com   www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com  (Term 1 - 21st January - 29th April)


Tuesday April 30


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday May 1


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Saturday May 11


Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.
£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Clive Harman and Pat Hicks.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


Tuesday May 14


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday May 15


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Friday May 17


*Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) at Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QQ Info: 01452 814567 £14 Tickets available from e-mail: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com
or telephone: 07596 823 881


Saturday May 18


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Sunday May 19


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


Friday May 24


Tall Ships Festival


Gloucester Shanty Festival Info:  gloucestershantyfestival@mail.com


Saturday May 25


Tall Ships Festival


Gloucester Shanty Festival Info:  gloucestershantyfestival@mail.com


Sunday May 26


Tall Ships Festival


Gloucester Shanty Festival Info:  gloucestershantyfestival@mail.com


Monday May 27


Tall Ships Festival




Tuesday May 28


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday May 29


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Saturday June 8


Ceilidh with Cheltenham Ceilidh Band at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH Doors open 7pm - 10pm £2.50 honesty box on the door, BYOB. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com 


Highnam Afternoon Dance  2-5pm Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG.
£3 per person which includes tea and cakes. Your callers will be Hazel Moir and Brian Stanton.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


Tuesday June 11


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday June 12


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Sunday June 16


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


Saturday June 22


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Tuesday June 25


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday June 26


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Saturday July 6


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Tuesday July 9


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday July 10


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Sunday July 21


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


Tuesday July 23


Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888


Wednesday July 24


Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com  


Sunday September 15


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk Guest: Jeff Warner


Saturday September 21


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Saturday October 12


Ceilidh with Cheltenham Ceilidh Band at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH Doors open 7pm - 10pm £2.50 honesty box on the door, BYOB. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


Saturday October 19


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Sunday October 20


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk
Guests: Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne


Saturday November 16


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com


Sunday November 17


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


Sunday December 15


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk


Saturday December 21


Gloucester County Folk Dance Club, 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. St. George’s Church Centre. Court Road, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4ET Info: betty@bettyrout.com








Community Web Kit provided free by BT