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Wednesday April 23
(St George’s Day – wear your red rose with pride to celebrate Gloucestershire’s most famous resident!- full story HERE

*Lunchtime singaround at the Yew Tree, Clifford's Mesne Newent GL18 1JS all singers/musicians welcome. From 12.30 Free. Info: robandgillian@gmail.com

*St George’s Day Celebration including traditional music from Chris Beaumont and friends, and Ploughman’s Lunches, at Global Footsteps Café, 16 Portland Street, Cheltenham GL52 2BD From 12 noon Info: Jan 079100 26434

*St George’s Day Celebration at Ram Inn, Woodchester, including performance by Styx of Stroud Border Morris Dancers at 7.30pm Info: 01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com

*Lassington Oak Morris Men, and Stroud Morris Dancers, will be at Café René, 31 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 3TP from 7.30pm

*Jeff & Elaine Gillett, and Dark Island (Alex & Scotty) at The Star, Main Road, Whiteshill GL6 6AE FREE Info: http://www.the-star-inn-whiteshill.co.uk/

*Forest of Dean Morris Men, and Wimberry Clog, are at St Dubricius Church, Whitchurch, 7pm, then at Wilton Court, Ross, HR9 6AQ 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club, with Alan Davies, with Musical Folk at Millennium Hall at Shurdington social centre, Bishop Road GL51 4TB. Please wear something red and white. 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

Music session at Fox and Hounds, Church Street, Bredon GL20 7LA 8pm Free admission Info:
tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com

Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY New members welcome. Info:
http://www.raggedandold.com

Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01285 860 660 E-
Mail: williams147@btinternet.com

Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, with Mark Radcliffe 7– 8pm Special St George’s Day edition

Chepstow Folk Dance Club meet at the Beaufort Arms, Chepstow NP16 5EP every Wednesday from
7.30pm. English, Welsh, and American traditional dances. £2.50 Info: Claire 01291 641537
http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/

Thursday April 24

**Barn dance/English country dance class at Apperley Village Hall, Sawpits Lane, Apperley GL19 4DQ 2 – 4pm Refreshments included £2.50 each. Come on your own or bring a friend, caller Gerald Tween will
teach the dances, members of The Amazing Matchless Band will provide live music. No need to book,
just turn up. Info: Astrid 01452 780401 This is what it looks like: http://youtu.be/SPxQ8HgkMoM Usually
4th Thursday

Singing/music session at The Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe GL54 5LX 9pm onwards Free admission 4th
Thursdays Info: 01242 604120

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 Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton GL6 9JH 8.15pm £2 Info: 01453 451070

Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free
admission Info: 01452 222180

Music session at The Village Inn, Nailsworth GL6 0HH, starts about 9pm, all styles, Free admission Info:
Ruth 01453 832895 e-mail: ruthliengaard@btinternet.com

Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance beginners class at Betteridge
School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.30pm to 9.30pm Info: 01242 863238
cheltrscds@hotmail.com

Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade-on-Thames
GL7 3AY 7.30pm Info: 01367 252581

Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara 01594 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web:
http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/

Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe Abbey School, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5PZ.
7.30 – 9pm New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Chalford Stick Company practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All
welcome. Info: kiptarik49@o2.co.uk

Friday April 25

Cheltenham Folk Song Club, with ‘Reservoir Strings’ (Guitar & Mandolin’) Beaufort Arms, London Road, Cheltenham GL52 6HJ. 2nd & 4th Fridays 8pm Info: 01242 571185 www.cheltenhamfc.org.uk

*Nuala Kennedy Band (Irl/Scot) and Troy McGillivray (Can) in concert at Cawley Hall, Eye, Herefordshire HR6 0DS 7.30pm £8 Info: chris@wilkesflutes.co.uk 07734 319904.

Riverfolk at The Trout Inn, Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames GL7 3HA 8pm £1 (2nd & last Fridays) Info:
01367 252313 jaymathews124@mac.com web site: http://riverfolk.co.uk

Stroud Story Supper, Black Book Cafe, Silver Rooms, Stroud, 7-9pm, Free
All welcome - storytellers, poets, singers, musicians & listeners. Arrive early for a seat/slot - less than 10 mins, performed without text only. Delicious cakes and hot drinks available. Bring your own take away if you like! Relaxed and friendly. Just turn up. Info: Kevan: 01453 763703 www.kevanmanwaring.co.uk

Gloucester folk dance club, ‘Pop-in’, Hucclecote Road Gloucester (opposite Waggon & Horses). GL3 3TP
7.30 pm £1. Info: Margaret 01452 713319.

Northleach Scottish Country Dance Group meets at The Cotswold Hall, Westend, Northleach GL54 3PA
10am - 12noon Info: Hilary 01285 851798

Every Friday night Scottish country dancing is held at the Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew Church,
Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SP. 7.30 to 10pm All dances are walked through. Info:
mbsteele45@aol.com

Open mike music session at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft, nr Lydney GL15 4PE 8.30pm. Info:
http://www.bobsmithmusic.co.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

Every Friday Night, Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 575704 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk

Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm £4.50/£3.50 Info: Eric 01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org

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

Saturday April 26

**Johnny Coppin in concert at Thornbury, South Glos. launch of new ‘Borderlands’ CD with special guest Paul Burgess - United Reform Church 7.30pm tickets 01454 41642

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing) with Stilouen, Steve Turner, Helena Torpy, and Marcus Scott at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422

Scottish highland dancing at Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew’s Church, Montpellier, Cheltenham
GL50 1SP. 10am. to 12 noon. Info: mbsteele45@aol.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 Folk and Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 5.30 – 6.05pm and on
line. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, plus 1413 AM Listen again for 7 days on www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk

Sunday April 27

*The Fureys and Davey Arthur in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA £18.50 Info: 0844 576 2210

*Wimberry Step Clog are at Forest Activities Festival, Speech House 3pm Info: Barbara 01594 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/

*Happenstance Border Morris are at GWSR Wartime weekend. Daytime. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Mike Harding’s free one hour webcast Folk Show at 5pm http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com

Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 94.7 FM and online, 6 – 8 pm (Also
on Radio Shropshire)

Monday April 28

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

Cheltenham folk dance club meets Mondays in term time 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

Write a Novel in 2014 – Summer Term with Kevan Manwaring MA Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Mondays, 7-9pm, from 28 April This course is for anyone who wishes for ongoing support in the writing of your novel. Completion of the Spring term, or a similar writing course recommended, as we go beyond the basics and further into honing your magnum opus. Every week there will be a chance to workshop your chapters (bring in typed copies), as well as additional advice on the craft of the novel from a published author and experienced creative writing teacher. Bookings and Enquiries: 01453 760900
http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

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 Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com
Also Advanced techniques class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.30pm to 9.30pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com

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 7:45pm at Five Valleys Scouting Centre, Wood Street, Stroud GL5 1DH
(near the Cotswold Playhouse) New members always welcome Info: bagman@stroudmorris.org web:
www.stroudmorris.org.uk

Wild Oats Border Morris practise at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EV,from 8pm. New members welcome.
Info: d.bagwelljohnston@googlemail.com

MESS 1st Monday - Crown, High St. Wootton Bassett. 2nd Monday - Rose & Crown, Highworth. 3rd
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon 8.30pm Info: Music
Alive on 01793 770699 Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors.

Tuesday April 29

*Eddi Reader at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD 8pm £22.50 Info: 01905 611427

Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm £2 Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 752089 or Tony 01452 616121

Music session at The Old Bell Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4HL from 8pm. Mainly British. Free
admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk

Mainly English music session at White Swan Staunton From about 8.30pm. Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758

Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kingsholm Primary School, Guinea Street, Gloucester GL1 3BN in term time 7.30 – 10pm £2 (First night free) Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net Beginners welcome

Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Whiteway Colony Hall, 01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com

Swindon Slow sessions at The Wheatsheaf Alehouse, 32 Newport Street, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3DP
8.30pm

Wednesday April 30

Country Dancing at May Hill Village Hall, All Saints Road, May Hill GL17 0NP 10 – 12 £3.50 Info: Liz 01452 830899 Last Weds

*Folk evening with Commonground at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 Web site: http://www.commonground-music.co.uk

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

Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY New members welcome. Info:
http://www.raggedandold.com

Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01285 860 660 E-
Mail: williams147@btinternet.com

Folk Show on BBC Radio 2, with Mark Radcliffe 7– 8pm

Chepstow Folk Dance Club meet at the Beaufort Arms, Chepstow NP16 5EP every Wednesday from
7.30pm. English, Welsh, and American traditional dances. £2.50 Info: Claire 01291 641537
http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/

MAY
Thursday May 1 (May Day)

*All the usual fun at the summit of May Hill from 5.20am with Forest of Dean Morris Men, Lassington Oak Morris Men etc Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk
Followed by Dancing in Gloucester at 11am

*Pop Up Folk Festival in Painswick from 2pm with Lassington Oak Morris Men, Stroud Morris Dancers etc

*Happenstance Border Morris are at a venue tbc at dawn. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm


*Chris Wood in concert at Courtyard Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR 7.45 £15 Info: 01432 340555

Haywain Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle HR8 2LY 8pm 1st Thursday Info: Bill Info: 07714 898671

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 Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton GL6 9JH 8.15pm £2
Info: 01453 451070

Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free
admission Info: 01452 222180

Music session at The Village Inn, Nailsworth GL6 0HH, starts about 9pm, all styles, Free admission Info:
Ruth 01453 832895 e-mail: ruthliengaard@btinternet.com

Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a social dance beginners class at Betteridge
School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.30pm to 9.30pm Info: 01242 863238
cheltrscds@hotmail.com

Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade-on-Thames
GL7 3AY 7.30pm Info: 01367 252581

UkeStroud - jam session for ukulele players at Pitchcombe village hall GL6 6LU (1st & 3rd Thursdays) 8 –
10pm BYO drinks. £1 in pot. Info: Norma: normamillls@btinternet.com

Friday May 2

Upton Folk Festival (until May 5)

Gloucester folk dance club, ‘Pop-in’, Hucclecote Road Gloucester (opposite Waggon & Horses). GL3 3TP
7.30 pm £1. Info: Margaret 01452 713319.

Northleach Scottish Country Dance Group meets at The Cotswold Hall, Westend, Northleach GL54 3PA
10am - 12noon Info: Hilary 01285 851798

Every Friday night Scottish country dancing is held at the Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew Church,
Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SP. 7.30 to 10pm All dances are walked through. Info:
mbsteele45@aol.com

Open mike music session at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft, nr Lydney GL15 4PE 8.30pm. Info:
http://www.bobsmithmusic.co.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

Every Friday Night, Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 575704 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk

Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm £4.50/£3.50 Info: Eric 01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org

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

Kimber’s Men at Chepstow Acoustic Music & Folk Club, Chepstow Castle Pub, Bridge St, NP16 5EZ. Alternate Fridays, 8pm Floor spots welcome Info: Mike 07870 611 979 or Phil 07880 901 495 Real Ale, Cider and bar food available http://www.chepstowacousticmusicclub.com/events.html

Saturday May 3

Upton Folk Festival (until May 5)

*Barn Dance with Baily’s Beads at Hartpury Village Hall Over Old Road Hartpury GL19 3BJ 7.30 £10.00 to include a ploughman's supper. Bar available Info: Terry 01452 700074

Scottish highland dancing at Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew’s Church, Montpellier, Cheltenham
GL50 1SP. 10am. to 12 noon. Info: mbsteele45@aol.com

Johnny Coppin’s Folk and Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 5.30 – 6.05pm and on
line. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, plus 1413 AM Listen again for 7 days on www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk

Bristol Folk Festival (Including Fairport Convention, and Peter Knight’s Gigspanner) Info: http://bristolfolkfestival.co.uk

Sunday May 4

*Randwick Cheese rolling

Upton Folk Festival (until May 5) featuring 2 Anchors in Parish Church from 2.30pm

Gloster Gallery Quire practice at Matson Baptist Church, Matson Avenue, Gloucester GL4 6LA 2.30pm
Info: 01452 616326 (1st & 3rd)

Mike Harding’s free one hour webcast Folk Show at 5pm http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com

Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 94.7 FM and online, 6 – 8 pm (Also
on Radio Shropshire)

Bristol Folk Festival ( Including Fairport Convention, and Peter Knight’s Gigspanner)Info: http://bristolfolkfestival.co.uk

Monday May 5

**Happenstance Border Morris are Sudeley Castle for the May Day Hay Day. Daytime. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Upton Folk Festival (until May 5) featuring 2 Anchors in Star pub upstairs 1.30 – 4pm

Gloucester Folk Session & Song Club, The Dick Whittington, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PE Free
admission from 8pm fortnightly Info: Mhairi Varushka93@tiscali.co.uk http://glosfolkclub.webs.com

Hawkwood Open Day. Stalls, food, maypole, singing, taster sessions – all in the glorious setting of Hawkwood College: the Best Venue in the South-west (Spark Awards 2013)! Could you be the Bard of Hawkwood 2015? Come at 2 p.m. to the launch of the annual Bard of Hawkwood competition (adult and children prizes), and hear Bards of Bath perform. Declaration of the Chair, followed by performances. Find Kevan on the Cotswold Word Centre stall and Anthony on his ecobardic book stall. Hawkwood College, Stroud. Contact: 01453 759034; info@hawkwood.co.uk

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

Cheltenham folk dance club meets Mondays in term time 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

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 Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com
Also Advanced techniques class at Betteridge School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham GL51 3AT 7.30pm to 9.30pm Info: 01242 863238 cheltrscds@hotmail.com

Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets on 1st & 3rd Mondays at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
GL53 7LX. Info: Karen 01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk

MESS 1st Monday - Crown, High St. Wootton Bassett. 2nd Monday - Rose & Crown, Highworth. 3rd
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon 8.30pm Info: Music
Alive on 01793 770699 Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors.


Tuesday May 6

*Music and song both traditional and modern folk Hosted by members of ‘May Thrill’ with guests Martin and Emma Vogwell, and Polly Ashworth on Northumbrian pipes. 7pm £10 inc hot supper The Moody Cow Upton Bishop Herefordshire HR9 7TT Info: 01989 780470

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

Wednesday May 7

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Cock Inn, Blakeney, GL15 4DB, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club Annual General Meeting, followed by Lionel Parkhouse with Just Us. , Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at the White Hart, Maisemore from 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk


Thursday May 8

Friday May 9

*Martin & Eliza Carthy at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD 8pm £15 Info: 01905 611427

*The Young Uns at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE 8pm £8 Info: 01453 760900

Saturday May 10

*Randwick Wap – procession, Mayor dunking etc

*Ceilidh with Forest Brown Band at Mitcheldean Community Centre 8pm £5 BYO drinks Info: Tom 01594 542923

*The Fureys in concert at Courtyard Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR 7.30pm £19.50 Info: 01432 340555

Sunday May 11

Folk Choir at Huntley Village Hall, North Road, Huntley, Glos GL19 3DU at 2pm Info: 01531 820687 More voices welcome

Monday May 12

*Happenstance Border Morris are Apple Tree Woodmancote with England’s Glory Ladies Morris 8pm. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm


Tuesday May 13

Styx of Stroud Border Morris Dancers are at Carpenter’s Arms Miserden GL6 7JA 7.30pm Info: 01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com

Music session at The Old Bell Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4HL from 8pm. Mainly British. Free
admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk

Wednesday May 14

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Inn at Penallt, NP25 4SE, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at the Market Place, Ledbury 8pm, anfd The Talbot 9pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday May 15

*Cara Dillon is at Artrix, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ 8pm £18.50 Info: 01527 577330 boxoffice@artrix.co.uk

Friday May 16

Chepstow Acoustic Music & Folk Club, Chepstow Castle Pub, Bridge St, NP16 5EZ. Singers, Players, and Listeners Night Alternate Fridays, 8pm Floor spots welcome Info: Mike 07870 611 979 or Phil 07880 901 495 Real Ale, Cider and bar food available http://www.chepstowacousticmusicclub.com/events.html

Saturday May 17
World Fiddle Day – details at http://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Fiddle-Day/291291290978885?hc_location=stream

*Barn Dance at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown GL3 2JH with Amazing Matchless Band, and Karen Burridge calling. 7.30pm £10 inc ploughmans supper Info:Tamsin tams.hall@gmail.com

*Barn Dance at Minsterworth Village Hall, Main Road, Minsterworth GL2 8JH with Abracadebra 7.30pm £12 inc supper In aid of Smiles Foundation Info: Mary 01452 750741

Walking with Words In the footsteps of Gloucestershire’s greatest writers. George Orwell, Cranham & Whiteway Colony Each walk is led by writer and keen walker, Kevan Manwaring. Meet Hawkwood carpark 9.30am, depart 9.45am (lifts to be shared). Lunch 1pm. Finish by 2pm (approx). Walking boots and waterproofs advised. Good mobility and a reasonable level of fitness required (some steep, muddy parts). Bring pen, notebook, water, flask and snacks as required.
Cost: £12.50 (walk only); £25 (incl. lunch). Booking essential. Contact Box Office. Tel: 01453 759034 Hawkwood College Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW
email: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk or telephone: 01453 759034

Sunday May 18

*Spiers & Boden in concert at Courtyard Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR 7.30pm £16 Info: 01432 340555

Dursley Acoustic Music Night with Tania Opland & Mike Freeman at David & Hilary Cheffings, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP. Tania Opland & Mike Freeman (http://www.opland-freeman.com/) Put post code GL11 4JP into www.streetmap.co.uk & the arrow is on our house. Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk

Monday May 19

Tuesday May 20

*Kevin Dempsey and Harriet Bartlett in concert at Dursley Town Hall 7.30pm Info: 01453 519243/
07766 447804 www.traditionalmusicmaking.org.uk

*Keiran Goss in the bar at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX 8.30pm £10 Info: 01684 295074

Extra Folk Night with Folk Law 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

Wednesday May 21

*Chris Wood is in concert at Artrix, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ 8pm £16 Info: 01527 577330 boxoffice@artrix.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at the Falcon Inn, Painswick 8pm, and The Royal Oak, Painswick 9pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club, with Pete Hendy & Gwen Clift with Roger Wilkins at Millennium Hall at Shurdington social centre, Bishop Road GL51 4TB. 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

Thursday May 22

*Wimberry Step Clog are at Speech House Hotel 7.30pm. Info: Barbara 01594 830248 mailto:petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/

*Happenstance Border Morris are at The Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe followed by singing. Evening Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Friday May 23

**Fairport Convention at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD 8pm £20 Info: 01905 611427 (Very few tickets left on 25.3.14)

Friday May 23

Stories from Pictures. A tea-time workshop on storymaking, in the spoken and written word, taking inspiration from Grizelda Holderness’s exhibition of pictures and poems ‘Bird Dances with Moon’. Facilitated by storyteller and author Anthony Nanson. 3.30-4.30 p.m. £4. Woodruffs Cafe, High Street, Stroud. Contact: 01453 840887.

Saturday May 24

*Spiers & Boden in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA 8pm £16 Info: 0844 576 2210

*Family Barn Dance at Kendal Road Baptist Church, with Peterfolk, Fiona Jarvis calling 7 – 10pm Hog Roast £8 (Family Ticket £25) Under 7’s free. Info: 01452-520752 krbc.events@gmail.com

Sunday May 25

Monday May 26

*Happenstance Border Morris Day of Dance in Winchcombe. Daytime. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

**Julie Fowlis and her band in concert at Artrix, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ 7.30pm £18 (Nearest to Gloucestershire on this tour) Info: 01527 577330 boxoffice@artrix.co.uk

Tuesday May 27

Music session at The Old Bell Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4HL from 8pm. Mainly British. Free
admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk

Wednesday May 28

Country Dancing at May Hill Village Hall , All Saints Road, May Hill GL17 0NP 10 – 12 £3.50 Info: Liz 01452 830899 Last Weds

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at The Alma, Linton HR9 7RY, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Three Horseshoes, Frampton on Severn 8pm, and The Bell, Frampton on Severn 9pm . With Ragged & Old Morris Dancers Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday May 29
(Ascension Day – also Birthday of King Charles II & William Shakespeare – wear a sprig of oak leaves in your hat!)

*Well Dressing at Bisley

Desiring Dragons – talk by Kevan Manwaring New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Stroud-based author Kevan Manwaring talks about his latest book, Desiring Dragons: creativity, imagination and the writer’s quest, in which he explores the creative process. Based upon 14 years’ of being a professional storyteller and creative writing teacher (Open University; Skyros Writers’ Lab), during which time he has helped hundreds of students connect with their imagination and express themselves creatively, Desiring Dragons will be of interest in anyone on their creative path.
Writers in the Brewery, organised by Rona Lacock A regular event that takes place on the last Thursday of the month in the Theatre of New Brewery Arts, Cirencester,from 7pm to 9pm - £4 entrance(includes tea and coffee) Pop in and join this friendly group of writers. Chat about your ideas and inspirations, share your work with like-minded people or just sit back and listen while you sip a drink. http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-a-visit/writers-in-the-brewery

Friday May 30

Story Supper Special launch of ‘Desiring Dragons’ Join us for an evening of scaly tales and serpentine poetry to celebrate the launch of Desiring Dragons: creativity, imagination and the Writer’s Quest, by Kevan Manwaring, published by the Compass Books. Black Book Cafe, Silver Rooms, Nelson St, Stroud, 7pm doors, 7.30pm start. Free – but arrive early for a chair &/or slot (less than 10 mins, performed without a text – dragon-themed contributions favoured).

Saturday May 31

*Banshee at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

*Keiron Goss in concert at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE 8pm £16 Info: 01453 760900

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing) with SE3 and Karen Tweed at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422
http://www.frenchdancestroud.co.uk/HTML/Events.html

JUNE
Sunday June 1

Monday June 2

Tuesday June 3

The Vogwells at 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)

Wednesday June 4

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at The Ship, GL14 1BY, 8pm; Railway Inn, GL14 1DA, 9pm, Newnham Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club, Millennium Hall with Pete & Marj Hendy, with Weston Country Dance Band at Shurdington social centre, Bishop Road GL51 4TB. 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Swan Inn, Staunton with Old Meg Morris 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday June 5

*Dick Gaughan in concert at Courtyard Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR 8pm £12.50 Info: 01432 340555

Saturday June 7

*Mark Wallis and friends at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

Sunday June 8

Folk Choir at Huntley Village Hall, North Road, Huntley, Glos GL19 3DU at 2pm Info: 01531 820687 More voices welcome

Tuesday June 10

Music session at The Old Bell Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4HL from 8pm. Mainly British. Free
admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk

Wednesday June 11

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at White Horse, Soudley, GL14 2UA, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Plough Inn, Prestbury 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday June 12

*Slad Centenary of Music and Poetry with Adam Horovitz & Becky Dellow, Museum in the Park, Stroud. 8pm £8 Info: 01453 763394 http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Saturday June 14

*Forest of Dean Morris Men, and Wimberry Clog, are on their Morris Festival Tour Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Joe Broughton with his Folkestra (all 40 of them!) at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD Info: 01905 611427 8pm £16

Sunday June 15

*Forest of Dean Morris Men, and Wimberry Clog, are on their Morris Festival Tour all sides in dance display at Dean Heritage Museum, 11am Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

Dursley Acoustic Music Night with Jeff Warner at David & Hilary Cheffings, 13 Five Acres,Dursley, GL11 4JP. Jeff Warner (see http://home.comcast.net/~jfwtm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QDImMabQZE (Preview) Put post code GL11 4JP into www.streetmap.co.uk & the arrow is on our house. Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.comhttp://www.dursleyamn.org.uk

Wednesday June 18

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Broome Farm, Peterstow, HR9 6QG, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club, with John Boucher, and Brian McMinn at Millennium Hall at Shurdington social centre, Bishop Road GL51 4TB. 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Beauchamp Arms Dymock 8pm , and The Kilcot Inn, Newent 9pm. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Saturday June 21

*Banshee at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

*Hattie Briggs at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE 8pm £8 Info: 01453 760900

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing)with Venn at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422 http://www.frenchdancestroud.co.uk/HTML/Events.html

Saturday June 21

*Dark Island (Alex & Scotty) at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

Summer Solstice Bal (French dancing) with Venn, and Cliff Stapleton at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422

Sunday June 22

Walking with Words In the footsteps of Gloucestershire’s greatest writers – Laurie Lee, Slad Valley
Each walk is led by writer and keen walker, Kevan Manwaring. Meet Hawkwood carpark 9.30am, depart 9.45am (lifts to be shared). Lunch 1pm. Finish by 2pm (approx). Walking boots and waterproofs advised. Good mobility and a reasonable level of fitness required (some steep, muddy parts). Bring pen, notebook, water, flask and snacks as required. Cost: £12.50 (walk only); £25 (incl. lunch). Booking essential. Contact Box Office. Tel: 01453 759034 Hawkwood College Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW email: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk or telephone: 01453 759034

Tuesday June 24

*Edwina Hayes in the bar at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX 8.30pm £9 Info: 01684 295074

Music session at The Old Bell Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley GL11 4HL from 8pm. Mainly British. Free
admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk

Wednesday June 25

Country Dancing at May Hill Village Hall , All Saints Road, May Hill GL17 0NP 10 – 12 £3.50 Info: Liz 01452 830899 Last Weds

Dark Island (Alex & Scotty) at Carpenter’s Arms, Miserden Info: http://darkislandmusic.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Ship Inn, Brimscombe with Styx of Stroud 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday June 26
(Laurie Lee born 1914 - more at http://laurielee.org )

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at The Swan, Staunton (Corse), GL19 3QA, 8pm – with Wimberry Clog
Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Happenstance Border Morris are at The Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe, followed by singing. Evening Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Saturday June 28

*Folk in the Docks, free event at Lydney Docks and Harbour GL15 4ER with Banshee, Dark Island, and many more. 12 – 5pm Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lydney-Festival-2014/539214466173723?ref=stream

Ragged & Old Day of Dance, 30th Birthday, Stroud from 10am to 4pm, with Forest of Dean Morris Men

*Johnny Coppin, with Paul Burgess, and David Goodland in ‘Edge of Day’ centenary tribute to Laurie Leee at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE 7.30pm Info: 01453 760900

Tuesday July 1

**Glosfolk Annual General Meeting at The Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW at 7.30pm. Only Glosfolk Members can vote. Non members may attend and speak with permission of the Chairman. A formal notice will be e-mailed to members by June 1, and an agenda, and papers by June 15th. Info: 01452 780401 peter@petercripps.co.uk

Mainly English music session at The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW From about 8.30pm. Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758

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)

Wednesday July 2

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Star Inn, Wotton-u-Edge, GL12 7AE, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

The Square Folk Dance Club, with Club Callers, and Just Us at Millennium Hall at Shurdington social centre, Bishop Road GL51 4TB. 8pm £3 Info: Gwen 01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.squarefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at the White Horse Mitcheldean 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday July 3

*Cara Dillon at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX 7.30pm £18 Info: 01684 295074

*Happenstance Border Morris are at The Falcon Inn, Painswick, with Stroud Morris Dancers 8pm. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm


Friday July 4

*Mellstock Band at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD 8pm £13.50 Info: 01905 611427

Saturday July 5

**Home Service (John Tams et al) at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX 7.30pm £16 Info: 01684 295074

*Peter & Astrid Cripps at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing) with Deux sans Frontieres at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422
http://www.frenchdancestroud.co.uk/HTML/Events.html

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are having their Day of Dance at Bourton-on-the-Water All Day. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Wednesday July 9

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Fountain Inn, Parkend, GL15 4JD, 8pm; Miners Arms, Whitecroft, GL15 4PE, 9pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Lower Lode Inn, Tewkesbury 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Saturday July 12

*May Thrill at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon
Saturday August 16

*Hetty Pegler’s Tump at Tibberton & Taynton Flower Show

Wednesday July 16

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Brockweir Inn, NP16 7NG, 8pm; Anchor, Tintern, NP16 6TE, 9pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Anchor Inn, Epney 7.30pm, and The Tudor Arms, Slimbridge 98.30pm, with Ragged & Old Morris Dancers. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday July 17

Friday July 18

Mitcheldean Folk Festival (until 20th) music session in the Brewery Tap on the Friday, Morris and poetry and story telling and guitar workshop and sessions and concert and ceilidh and more sessions on the Saturday, folk walk on the Sunday! Website is http://www.mitcheldeanfolkfestival.org.uk , Info: Andy Scarf 01594 544456 andyscarf@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday July 19

*Forest of Dean Morris Men, and Wimberry Clog, are at Mitcheldean Folk Festival 10.30 – 3pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Keith Hyett at Lydney festival – outside Lydney Co-op, Newerne Street, Lydney 10 – 12noon

Mitcheldean Folk Festival (until 20th) music session in the Brewery Tap on the Friday, Morris and poetry and story telling and guitar workshop and sessions and concert and ceilidh and more sessions on the Saturday, folk walk on the Sunday! Website is http://www.mitcheldeanfolkfestival.org.uk , Info: Andy Scarf 01594 544456 andyscarf@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday July 20

Mitcheldean Folk Festival (until 20th) music session in the Brewery Tap on the Friday, Morris and poetry and story telling and guitar workshop and sessions and concert and ceilidh and more sessions on the Saturday, folk walk on the Sunday! Website is http://www.mitcheldeanfolkfestival.org.uk , Info: Andy Scarf 01594 544456 andyscarf@yahoo.co.uk

Normally 3rd Sunday Dursley Acoustic Music Nights with ‘Mischeif Afoot’ – new trio inc Becky Dellow,, John Davis, and Jeff Gillett, at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP. Put post code GL11 4JP into www.streetmap.co.uk & the arrow is on our house. Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk

Walking with Words In the footsteps of Gloucestershire’s greatest writers…
John Masefield, The Malvern Hills Each walk is led by writer and keen walker, Kevan Manwaring. Meet Hawkwood carpark 9.30am, depart 9.45am (lifts to be shared). Lunch 1pm. Finish by 2pm (approx). Walking boots and waterproofs advised. Good mobility and a reasonable level of fitness required (some steep, muddy parts). Bring pen, notebook, water, flask and snacks as required.
Cost: £12.50 (walk only); £25 (incl. lunch). Booking essential. Contact Box Office. Tel: 01453 759034
Hawkwood College Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW email: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk
or telephone: 01453 759034

Monday July 21

Storytelling in the Living Environment. A lively workshop exploring our sense of connection with nature and the environment as we connect with each other through working creatively with stories, including folktales and our own memories. Working outdoors as much as weather permits, we’ll engage in practical activities to exercise our senses, share our responses to stories and observations, and give voice to our imagination. No previous experience required. Facilitated by Anthony Nanson, environmental storyteller, award-winning author of Gloucestershire Folk Tales and Words of Re-enchantment, and co-editor of Storytelling for a Greener World. This one-day workshop is part of the Creative Arts Summer School, Hawkwood College, Stroud. £70 (includes delicious two-course home-cooked lunch). Contact: 01453 759034; info@hawkwood.co.uk

Tuesday July 22

**Peter Knight’s Gigspanner at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX 7.30pm £16.50 Info: 01684 295074 (see you there!)

Wednesday July 23

**Peter Knight’s Gigspanner at Courtyard Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR 7.45 £16 Info: 01432 340555

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at New Harp, Hoarwithy, HR2 6QH, 8pm; Cottage of Content, Carey, HR2 6NG, 9pm. Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men, and Styx of Stroud are at The Fountain Inn, Gloucester 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday July 24

Wimberry Step Clog are at Whitemead Park, Parkend 8pm. Info: Barbara 01594 830248 mailto:petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/

Wednesday July 30

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Bell Inn, Redbrook, NP25 4LZ, 8pm; Boat Inn, Penallt, NP25 4AJ, 9pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Happenstance Border Morris are at The Beacon, Haresfield with Ragged & Old Morris Dancers. 8pm Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Sunday August 3

**Peter Knight’s Gigspanner at Guiting Power Festival (details when we get them)

Wednesday August 6

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at The Cross, Weston-under-Penyard, HR9 7NU, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

Saturday August 9

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Ruardean Carnival, 11.30am, followed by dancing at Malt Shovel Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

Sunday August10

Wimberry Step Clog are at Cliiford’s Mesne Féte after 2pm Info: Barbara 01594 830248 mailto:petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/

Wednesday August 13

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Coach & Horses, Chepstow, NP16 5LN, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Star Inn, Whiteshill, with Chalford Stick Company 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Thursday August 14

Friday August 15

Saturday August 16

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at Bourton on the Water. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Sunday August 17

Walking with Words In the footsteps of Gloucestershire’s greatest writers – Dennis Potter, Forest of Dean
Each walk is led by writer and keen walker, Kevan Manwaring. Meet Hawkwood carpark 9.30am, depart 9.45am (lifts to be shared). Lunch 1pm. Finish by 2pm (approx). Walking boots and waterproofs advised. Good mobility and a reasonable level of fitness required (some steep, muddy parts). Bring pen, notebook, water, flask and snacks as required. Cost: £12.50 (walk only); £25 (incl. lunch). Booking essential. Contact Box Office. Tel: 01453 759034 Hawkwood College Painswick Old Road Stroud GL6 7QW
email: info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk or telephone: 01453 759034

Wednesday August 20

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at White Horse, Mitcheldean, GL17 0AT, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Plaisterers Arms, Winchcombe, with Happenstance Morris Dancers 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Sunday August 25

*Happenstance Border Morris are at Winchcombe Country Show. Daytime. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Wednesday August 27

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Yew Tree, Cliffords Mesne, GL18 1JS, 8pm - with Lassington Oak Morris Men Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

Sunday August 31

*Happenstance Border Morris are at Bourton-on-the-Water Cotswold Food Fair. Daytime. Info: Cressida 01242 604120/ 07791004649
http://www.happenstance-winchcombebordermorris.co.uk/other%20things.htm

Wednesday September 3

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at The George, St Briavels, GL15 6TA, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Dick Whittington, Gloucester 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Saturday September 6

Hands Around Gloucester Morris Festival - details to follow if and when I get them

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing) with Angles at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422 http://www.frenchdancestroud.co.uk/HTML/Events.html

Wednesday September 10

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Kilcot Inn, Kilcot, GL18 1GH, 8pm Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

Saturday September 13

*Forest of Dean Morris Men are at Newent Onion Fayre. Dancing starts at 10am Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are having their Squire’s Tour All Day. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Sunday September 14

*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at Frampton Country Fayre 11am. Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Wednesday September 17

*Forest of Dean Morris Men have their Annual General Meeting Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk

*Lassington Oak Morris Men have their Annual General Meeting 8pm . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Sunday September 21

Normally 3rd Sunday Dursley Acoustic Music Nights with James Findlay (http://www.jamesfindlay.co.uk/biog.html) at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP. Put post code GL11 4JP into www.streetmap.co.uk & the arrow is on our house. Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk

Wednesday September 24

Forest of Dean Morris Men resume practices 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 resume practices at Highnam Old School Room, Highnam, Glos GL2 8DG 8pm. New members welcome . Info: 07714 898671(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://www.lassingtonoak.co.uk

Saturday September 27

*Phil Beer at Woodmancote Village Hall, Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, GL52 9HX £12 Info: Simon 07970 078220 simonmedhurst@blueyonder.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/smedsongs

Hors D’Oeuvre (French dancing) with Poisson Rouge at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT 7pm £10 BYO Drinks Info: 07891 717422
http://www.frenchdancestroud.co.uk/HTML/Events.html

Saturday October 18
(National Dialect Day - more at http://www.devondialect.org also International Uilleann Piping Day - http://www.pipers.ie/ )






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