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2020
FEBRUARY (241 events)


Monday February 17


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) 


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/ 


Acoustic, Contemporary, Roots and Folk music evening at The Ship Inn, Brimscombe, Stroud (3rd Monday) 7.30pm start. £4 audience, £3 performers Info: Barry barry@bwatkins.co.uk Tel: 01453 750494


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


Monday weekly 5pm - 5.30pm - beginners music group - learn to play an instrument using simple folk dance tunes taught by ear.  £5  pay as you go, no pre-booking required  Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website for the beginner's page.


Monday weekly 5.30pm-7.00pm - A taste of folk dance music - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - learn the basics and interpreting music score for playing jigs, polkas and hornpipes for dancing.  Suitable for classical and orchestral musicians, returners to an instrument and anyone else who is familiar with their instrument.  Music score is provided and learning by ear an option.  Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707   jillyelliot@gmail.com and visit the website page Falfield Music Groups to see the programme.  No pre booking, attend whenever you wish and pay only for sessions attended - £5.


Monday weekly 7.30pm-9.30pm - Irish Set Dance - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - ideal for dancers of other genres to have a go at set dancing - square dance to Irish jigs, reels and polkas - no partner necessary - very informal - wear shoes with soles suitable for pivoting.  Just turn up any week - £8. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website page Irish set dance


England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Anita 01452 303274  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 


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


Wild Oats Morris practice at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EU 7.30 – 9pm. Info: Jules 078-552-55361. http://www.wildoatsmorris.co.uk/ 
Facebook http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=133108540122590&ref=content_filter new dancers and 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 February 18


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 White Horse, Mitcheldean  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  


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 February 19


Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £4 Info:  01453 764990   http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk/Programme   Geoff Elwell is calling; Brian McMinn is playing the music.


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/Acoustic 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 The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  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 
bagman.lassingtonoakmm@gmail.com Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.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 February 20


*Gilmore & Roberts at The Painswick Centre 7.30pm £12 Info: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com


Minchinhampton folk club, The Cotswold Club 11 High St, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BN 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  


Thornbury Folk Music Session – 8-11pm. The Swan, 17, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AE 1HA. Info: Carol carol.mosses@hotmail.co.uk 3rd Thursday except August  Pub web site: www.swanthornbury.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


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


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  01367 252581


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Tony  Bagman      07500 486047 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   


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Five Valleys Session  starts 8pm,  Free admission   3rd Thursdays The Ale House Stroud, 9 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HA Pub  01453 755447  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  


Friday February 21


**The very wonderful Simon Mayor and Hilary James at May Hill Village Hall, All Saints Road May Hill, Gloucestershire GL17 0NL 7.30 pm Info: 01452 831550 Supported by ‘Air in G’


Gloucester Folk Trail http://www.gloucesterbid.uk/gloucester-folk-trail-2020/?fbclid=IwAR22WVcdnE_x08u2KesA0gno7R1LbnD8zZRH9zpWfD6D4y-XN2ZpcBgmvNw Acts include: Discovery 5pm at Tobin’s; Debra Hannis 7pm, and More Mischief 9pm at Dick Whittington’s; Slainte 10pm at The Fountain; Rebil 7pm at Peppers; Vogwells 5pm, and Blackthorn Buskers 6 pm at Turk’s Head; Gwilym Davies 3pm at Llanthony Priory;


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 Dances on Friday evenings in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews U.R.Church GL50 1SP. 7.30 until 10.00pm All dances walked through.  John Marshall duracellbunney@tiscali.co.uk      www.jockjigging.btck.co.uk  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   


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


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


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 February 22


Gloucester Folk Trail http://www.gloucesterbid.uk/gloucester-folk-trail-2020/?fbclid=IwAR22WVcdnE_x08u2KesA0gno7R1LbnD8zZRH9zpWfD6D4y-XN2ZpcBgmvNw Acts include: Sid Harvey 5pm at Angies; Keith Hyett 3pm at The Antiques Centre; Bally Brogues 6pm, Debra Hannis 7pm, Veronica Lowe 8pm at The Cavern; Folk Session 4 – 6 pm, Elgar School of Music Folk Ensemble 6.30pm, Life of Reilly 8pm, Gruig 9pm at The Fountain; Bill Craswell 6pm, Rebil 7pm at The Tall Ship ; Gloucester Diamonds 6pm at The Turk’s Head; Morris Dancing in Gate Streets from 11am to 4pm featuring Lassington Oak Morris Men, England’s Glory Ladies Morris, Wimberry Step Clog Dancers, Miserden Morris, Styx of Stroud, and Wild Oats; Fiddle Workshop with Christine Reynolds for early stage players who can play within the scale of G at The Folk of Gloucester 3pm – 4pm.


New Series with Seth Lakeman, ‘Folk Map of The British Isles’, this week featuring Ireland. He hears from Dublin band Lankum, singer Brian Kennedy, Mike Mathieson of Mad Dog Mcrea, Northern Irish folk singer Cara Dillon, Moya Brennan of Clannad, musician Odhran Mullen, folk singer Daoiri Farrell, harpist Lauren O’Neill, and winners of the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Lifetime Achievement award Dervish. They discuss their favourite Irish folk songs and the musical elements that comprise the Irish sound.BBC Radio 2  9pm – 10pm 88 – 91 FM, DAB and Freeview 702


Sunday February 23


Gloucester Folk Trail http://www.gloucesterbid.uk/gloucester-folk-trail-2020/?fbclid=IwAR22WVcdnE_x08u2KesA0gno7R1LbnD8zZRH9zpWfD6D4y-XN2ZpcBgmvNw Acts include: Alex Davies 5pm at Angies; Discovery 4pm, Mark Harmer 5pm, Brimstone 6pm, at The Fountain; That Shallot 3pm at Café Rene; Clint Mann 3pm at The Tall Ship; Brimstone 2pm at The Turk’s Head; 
 
Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots. Then guest, except on Open Nights.  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: Roger Grimes


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 


Shifting Sunday Sessions, The Baker’s Arms, Broad Campden GL55 6UR 01386 840515 www.sessionfolk.blogspot.com  4th Sundays


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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire 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 2pm (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/search?q=Genevieve%20Tudor%27s%20Sunday%20Folk&suggid=urn%3Abbc%3Aprogrammes%3Ap001d7lt 
  
Monday February 24
(Collop Monday http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/collop-monday/ or ‘Peasen Monday’ in Cornwall)


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) 


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 NOT IN AUGUST


New Slow & Steady Session at Seven Tuns at Chedworth (GL54 4AE) 8 – 10pm Info: Ben & Lesley   01285 831037  or email treble@pbrook.plus.com 2nd & 4th Mondays 


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.  


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


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: Anita 01452 303274  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 


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


Wild Oats Morris practice at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EU 7.30 – 9pm. Info: Jules 078-552-55361. http://www.wildoatsmorris.co.uk/ 
Facebook http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=133108540122590&ref=content_filter new dancers and musicians welcome


Monday weekly 5pm - 5.30pm - beginners music group - learn to play an instrument using simple folk dance tunes taught by ear.  £5  pay as you go, no pre-booking required  Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website for the beginner's page.


Monday weekly 5.30pm-7.00pm - A taste of folk dance music - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - learn the basics and interpreting music score for playing jigs, polkas and hornpipes for dancing.  Suitable for classical and orchestral musicians, returners to an instrument and anyone else who is familiar with their instrument.  Music score is provided and learning by ear an option.  Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707   jillyelliot@gmail.com and visit the website page Falfield Music Groups to see the programme.  No pre booking, attend whenever you wish and pay only for sessions attended - £5.


Monday weekly 7.30pm-9.30pm - Irish Set Dance - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - ideal for dancers of other genres to have a go at set dancing - square dance to Irish jigs, reels and polkas - no partner necessary - very informal - wear shoes with soles suitable for pivoting.  Just turn up any week - £8. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website page Irish set dance


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 February 25
(Shrove Tuesday http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/shrove-tuesday/ )


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


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  


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 February 26


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 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 
bagman.lassingtonoakmm@gmail.com Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


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


Thursday February 27
Birthday of Sir Hubert Parry Feb 1848


Minchinhampton folk club, The Cotswold Club 11 High St, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BN 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  


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 various local bands 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


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


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


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


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  01367 252581


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Tony  Bagman      07500 486047 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   


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Friday February 28


**The very wonderful Simon Mayor and Hilary James at McKenzie Hall, Brockweir


**The very wonderful Peter Knight and John Spiers at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537 8pm £16


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


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    


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


Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dances on Friday evenings in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews U.R.Church GL50 1SP. 7.30 until 10.00pm All dances walked through.  John Marshall duracellbunney@tiscali.co.uk      www.jockjigging.btck.co.uk  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.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 


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   


Saturday February 29


*Johnny Coppin at Wotton under Edge - Johnny Coppin with Paul Burgess and John Broomhall At Under The Edge Arts, Wotton under Edge, Glos. GL12 7AF doors 7.30pm   Info: www.utea.org.uk 


*Barn Dance with Peterfolk, and Fiona Jarvis calling, in aid of Gloucester Foodbank, Kendal Road Baptist Church, Longlevens, Gloucester. GL2 0NB 7.30-10pm £5 per head Info & Tickets: 01452 309683 (Foodbank Office)


**The very wonderful Simon Mayor and Hilary James at Westcote Village Hall 7.30pm TICKETS £12.50 - ON SALE NOW! from Christine on 01993 831196 or westcote.bookings@gmail.com
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Sunday March 1


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: forestofdeanfolkclub@gmail.com Club web site: http://forestfolkclub.com/2020-preview/ Singers Night


New Folk Club at the Dick Whittington, Westgate Street Gloucester. Come all ye style, songs & tunes, from 4pm onwards. First Sunday of each month. Info:  http://www.facebook.com/pg/dickwhittglos/events/?ref=page_internal 


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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire 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 2pm (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/search?q=Genevieve%20Tudor%27s%20Sunday%20Folk&suggid=urn%3Abbc%3Aprogrammes%3Ap001d7lt


Monday March 2


Open folk music session at The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, nr Chipping Campden (usually the 1st Monday of the month) 8.30pm Info: 01386 593223


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) 


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.  


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


England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Anita 01452 303274  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 


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


Wild Oats Morris practice at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EU 7.30 – 9pm. Info: Jules 078-552-55361. http://www.wildoatsmorris.co.uk/ 
Facebook http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=133108540122590&ref=content_filter new dancers and musicians welcome


Monday weekly 5pm - 5.30pm - beginners music group - learn to play an instrument using simple folk dance tunes taught by ear.  £5  pay as you go, no pre-booking required  Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website for the beginner's page.


Monday weekly 5.30pm-7.00pm - A taste of folk dance music - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - learn the basics and interpreting music score for playing jigs, polkas and hornpipes for dancing.  Suitable for classical and orchestral musicians, returners to an instrument and anyone else who is familiar with their instrument.  Music score is provided and learning by ear an option.  Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707   jillyelliot@gmail.com and visit the website page Falfield Music Groups to see the programme.  No pre booking, attend whenever you wish and pay only for sessions attended - £5.


Monday weekly 7.30pm-9.30pm - Irish Set Dance - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - ideal for dancers of other genres to have a go at set dancing - square dance to Irish jigs, reels and polkas - no partner necessary - very informal - wear shoes with soles suitable for pivoting.  Just turn up any week - £8. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website page Irish set dance


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 March 3


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


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) Guests: Discovery
 
Singers Night at the Rose & Crown Rose & Crown Inn Monmouth Road Tintern Nr Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 6SE 7.30. All welcome to sing, play listen and join in. No PA. Info: adrianbirch1@gmail.com 01291 689812. (1st Tuesday)


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


Country Dancing at Brand Green, Pauntley Village Hall, Brand Green Road, nr Redmarley GL19 3JD 7.30pm Info: Jeannette 01531 821535 (1st Tuesday)


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  


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 March 4


*Johnny Coppin in concert at Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre, GL50 1HQ 8pm Box office: 01242 572573  everymantheatre.org.uk


Folk/Acoustic 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: Rebil


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  


Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £4 Info:  01453 764990   http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk/Programme   Keith Dench, Sue Phillips and Derek Kingscote will be calling dances from the "Community Dance Manuals".  Four Candles will be providing the music.


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 
bagman.lassingtonoakmm@gmail.com Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/     


Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: helenwatkinson909@btinternet.com     http://www.raggedandold.com 


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.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 March 5


*Johnny Coppin in concert at Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre, GL50 1HQ 8pm Box office: 01242 572573  everymantheatre.org.uk


Roving Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at The Barn, Hellens, Much Marcle HR8 2LY 7 - 11pm Free Admission BYO refreshments,  Info: Stephanie  rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk  


Minchinhampton folk club, The Cotswold Club 11 High St, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BN 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  www.minchfolkclub.org  


Folk Night Music session at Beaufort Hunt ,72 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AG 8pm £2 Floor slots available Info: Jo on 07974 381333 1st Thursday


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


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


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  


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  01367 252581


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Main hall Winchcombe School Greet Road Winchcombe GL54 5LB 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Tony  Bagman      07500 486047 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   


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Varies weekly, Weds/Thurs central Stroud 7.30-9.30, please contact for details.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Friday March 6


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 Dances on Friday evenings in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews U.R.Church GL50 1SP. 7.30 until 10.00pm All dances walked through.  John Marshall duracellbunney@tiscali.co.uk      www.jockjigging.btck.co.uk  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk  


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


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


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 March 7


**The very wonderful Simon Mayor and Hilary James at Winstone Village Hall


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 Pat Hicks and Robert Moir.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 769880    www.thesubrooms.co.uk  http://stroudceilidhs.co.uk Juice, with Fee Lock


Sunday March 8


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots. Then guest, except on Open Nights.  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


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £4 suggested donation, Floor singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com  2nd Sundays monthly


Irish Set Dancing at Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD Info: 07791 323869. Workshop 11am till about 12:30 then 2:30 till about 5:30 ceilidh Live music with the Perfect Cure.


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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiogloucestershire 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 2pm (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/search?q=Genevieve%20Tudor%27s%20Sunday%20Folk&suggid=urn%3Abbc%3Aprogrammes%3Ap001d7lt 


Monday March 9


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 NOT IN AUGUST


New Slow & Steady Session at Seven Tuns at Chedworth (GL54 4AE) 8 – 10pm Info: Ben & Lesley   01285 831037  or email treble@pbrook.plus.com 2nd & 4th Mondays 


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) 


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: Anita 01452 303274  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 


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


Wild Oats Morris practice at Drybrook Rugby Club GL17 9EU 7.30 – 9pm. Info: Jules 078-552-55361. http://www.wildoatsmorris.co.uk/ 
Facebook http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=133108540122590&ref=content_filter new dancers and 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


Monday weekly 5pm - 5.30pm - beginners music group - learn to play an instrument using simple folk dance tunes taught by ear.  £5  pay as you go, no pre-booking required  Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website for the beginner's page.


Monday weekly 5.30pm-7.00pm - A taste of folk dance music - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - learn the basics and interpreting music score for playing jigs, polkas and hornpipes for dancing.  Suitable for classical and orchestral musicians, returners to an instrument and anyone else who is familiar with their instrument.  Music score is provided and learning by ear an option.  Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707   jillyelliot@gmail.com and visit the website page Falfield Music Groups to see the programme.  No pre booking, attend whenever you wish and pay only for sessions attended - £5.


Monday weekly 7.30pm-9.30pm - Irish Set Dance - Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH - ideal for dancers of other genres to have a go at set dancing - square dance to Irish jigs, reels and polkas - no partner necessary - very informal - wear shoes with soles suitable for pivoting.  Just turn up any week - £8. Contact Jill Elliot 07515 904 707  jillyelliot@gmail.com  and visit the website page Irish set dance
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Make-A-Ceilidh Daylight music workshop session for learning and playing ceilidh tunes. Music is provided, usually with a second part. Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 11.00am -1pm. Contribution to hall hire. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


March 15


**Les Barker at The Fleece Inn, The Cross, Bretforton, Evesham, WR11 7JE
https://thefleeceinn.co.uk/  First ‘local’ gig for him for some years!


Wednesday March 18


Folk/Acoustic 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: Banshee


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Friday March 20


*Megson at The Painswick Centre 7.30pm £12 Info: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com


Lots Of Songs In The Cotswolds' Singing Weekend Led by Maddy Prior and Rose-Ellen Kemp 
Wyck Rissington Village Hall, near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Non-residential, catering by Nette, limited to 20 places, a pianist will be joining us. £270 (3 days) https://stonesbarn.co.uk/wyck-rissington-cotswolds


Saturday March 21


*'An Evening with Dick Brice and Friends' has become a local highlight of the year at Mitcheldean Community Centre. Not only do we have the man himself, but supporting him will be fabulous vocalist Jess Burton with Songs from the Shows, Ben Coulson the singing Bus Driver and Singer/musician Ellie Scrivens! This will be a fantastic night out. Tickets on sale at Mitcheldean Library from Weds 15th Jan, or from Martin 07796 585255


Lots Of Songs In The Cotswolds' Singing Weekend Led by Maddy Prior and Rose-Ellen Kemp 
Wyck Rissington Village Hall, near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Non-residential, catering by Nette, limited to 20 places, a pianist will be joining us. £270 (3 days) https://stonesbarn.co.uk/wyck-rissington-cotswolds


Sunday March 22


Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.40pm for tunes, 8pm floor spots. Then guest, except on Open Nights.  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: Rod Penlington


Lots Of Songs In The Cotswolds' Singing Weekend Led by Maddy Prior and Rose-Ellen Kemp 
Wyck Rissington Village Hall, near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Non-residential, catering by Nette, limited to 20 places, a pianist will be joining us. £270 (3 days) https://stonesbarn.co.uk/wyck-rissington-cotswolds


Wednesday March 25


*Feast of Fiddles in concert at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074
7.30pm £29.50


Friday March 27


**The very wonderful Simon Mayor and Hilary James at Sheepscombe Village Hall


*Finnegans Wok Ceilidh Band are playing for a public ceilidh at Chalford Hill Sports and Social Club, Stroud GL6 8LZ  7.00 – 10.30pm Tickets from the Club or on the door Adults £7.50. Members £6.00. Children Free
For more information contact the club on 01453 884241 Email: info@chalford-ssc.co.uk
Website: http://www.chalford-ssc.co.uk 


Saturday March 28


**Chris Wood in concert at Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown Hall , Lansdown , Stroud 
GL5 1BB 7.30pm  Info: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chris-wood-tickets-84894753493


Wednesday April 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  


Thursday April 2


Roving Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at Kempley Village Hall, GL18 2BP 8pm Free Admission BYO refreshments,  Info: Stephanie  rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk  


Saturday April 4


*Jackie Oates & John Spiers in concert at 8:00pm Everyman Theatre, Irving Studio Box Office 01242 572 573
http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/


Stroud Ceilidh at Chantry Centre Dursley 07800 541277  http://stroudceilidhs.co.uk Folk Camp Party Band with Sheena Masson


Wednesday April 8


Folk/Acoustic 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: Discovery


Saturday April 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 Brian Stanton and Pat Hicks.
Further details: liz@the-stantons.uk or 01905 353995


Sunday April 12


Irish Set Dancing at Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD Info: 07791 323869. Workshop 11am till about 12:30 then 2:30 till about 5:30 ceilidh Live music with the Perfect Cure.


Wednesday April 15


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Saturday April 18


*Phil Beer Band at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074 7.30pm £24


Cheltenham Ceilidh Band  - Informal friendly ceilidh, £2.50, Christchurch Hall, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 7 till 10pm, dancing 7:30 — 9:30pm.


Saturday April 25


Wimberry Clog will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a Day of Dance in and around Newent, with 8 0r 9 invited sides.,10 - 4 ish with a massed dance in the Market Square to end the day.
We hope for a sunny day !! and spectators welcome. Info: Barbara  01531 820215 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Wednesday April 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  


Friday May 1


Dawn today will be at approximately 5.39 am!


On May Hill there will be morris dancing with Forest of Dean Morris, Lassington Oak Morris Men, Wimberry Clog, etc, followed by breakfast at May Hill Village hall (probably)


On Painswick Beacon, there will be morris dancing with Gloucestershire Morris Men, Stroud Morris, Miserden Morris, etc


There may be other festivities at Cleeve Hill, Hetty Pegler’s Tump, and other venues.


May Heydays at Evesham. Modern and historical English dance (including 2 costume balls), American contras and squares, International folk dance, French and Scottish and more, plus a range of other folk activities such as singing and playing music.
Callers include Rhodri Davies, Trevor Monson, Bernie Culkin, Nicola Scott, John Sweeney, Fiona Grant and more. Bands: Albireo, Confluence, Keeping Thyme, Portland Drive, Purcell’s Polyphonic Party, Wild Ride, Klerizma. All details are on our website www.mayheydays.org.uk 


May 2


May Heydays at Evesham. Modern and historical English dance (including 2 costume balls), American contras and squares, International folk dance, French and Scottish and more, plus a range of other folk activities such as singing and playing music.
Callers include Rhodri Davies, Trevor Monson, Bernie Culkin, Nicola Scott, John Sweeney, Fiona Grant and more. Bands: Albireo, Confluence, Keeping Thyme, Portland Drive, Purcell’s Polyphonic Party, Wild Ride, Klerizma. All details are on our website www.mayheydays.org.uk


May 3


May Heydays at Evesham. Modern and historical English dance (including 2 costume balls), American contras and squares, International folk dance, French and Scottish and more, plus a range of other folk activities such as singing and playing music.
Callers include Rhodri Davies, Trevor Monson, Bernie Culkin, Nicola Scott, John Sweeney, Fiona Grant and more. Bands: Albireo, Confluence, Keeping Thyme, Portland Drive, Purcell’s Polyphonic Party, Wild Ride, Klerizma. All details are on our website www.mayheydays.org.uk


Monday May 4
(Was May Day Bank Holiday – now moved to May 8 for VE Day commemoration)


Saturday May 9


Make-A-Ceilidh Daylight music workshop session for learning and playing ceilidh tunes. Music is provided, usually with a second part. Monthly at Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 11.00am -1pm. Contribution to hall hire. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


Wednesday May 13


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Wednesday May 27


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  


Wednesday June 10


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Saturday June 13


Cheltenham Ceilidh Band  - Informal friendly ceilidh, £2.50, Christchurch Hall, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 7 till 10pm, dancing 7:30 — 9:30pm.


Wednesday June 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  


Wednesday July 8


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Saturday July 11


Cheltenham Ceilidh Band  - Informal friendly ceilidh, £2.50, Christchurch Hall, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 7 till 10pm, dancing 7:30 — 9:30pm. 


Wednesday July 22


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  


Wednesday August 5


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Saturday August 8


Make-A-Ceilidh Daylight music workshop session for learning and playing ceilidh tunes. Music is provided, usually with a second part. Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham GL50 2JH 11.00am -1pm. Contribution to hall hire. Contact Melanie Burton melburton@hotmail.com


Wednesday August 19


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  


Wednesday September 2


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Wednesday September 16


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  


Wednesday September 30


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Sunday October 11


Irish Set Dancing at Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD Info: 07791 323869. Workshop 11am till about 12:30 then 2:30 till about 5:30 ceilidh Live music with the Perfect Cure.


Wednesday October 14


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  


Wednesday October 28


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Sunday November 8


Irish Set Dancing at Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD Info: 07791 323869. Workshop 11am till about 12:30 then 2:30 till about 5:30 ceilidh Live music with the Perfect Cure.


Wednesday November 11


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  


Wednesday November 25


Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  http://anchorinneckington.co.uk/  8pm Free admission Info: tonyjgibbons@btinternet.com 


Wednesday December 9


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  








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