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Wednesday February 10
(Ash Wednesday)


Live music from Glos Folk memebrs at Quays Centre, Gloucester, from 10am to 4pm

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with The Vogwells


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Gillian Jackson, with Kevin Downham


Twitchett’s Live, Subscription Rooms, Stroud, GL5 1AE. 7.30pm. Entry Free. Floor Singers welcome, come early for a slot. Info: Barry 01453 832676 (NB: now 2nd Wed each month). Special guests ‘Take Two’


POETRY BY HEART at Hawkwood College, Stroud 1.30-6pm. Hawkwood is delighted to welcome Poetry By Heart, brought to us by Kevan Manwaring,  Poetry By Heart is a national poetry recitation competition for students in schools and colleges. Refreshments and bar. All welcome to this free event.  Please book in advance – just 40 spaces available.  Tel: 01453 759034; info@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday February 11


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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


Folk Club at White Horse Hotel, High Street, Mitcheldean GL17 0AT 8pm Free  entry (monthly 2nd Thursday) Info:  andyscarf@yahoo.co.uk


Minchinhampton folk club, The Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton GL6 9JH   8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 451070  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday February 12
(Kissing Friday http://projectbritain.com/festivals/february.htm )



*Folk 3 at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210 with Lau 
and Sam Lee Band in support £21.50


*The Churchfitters in concert at MacKenzie Hall, Brockweir, Chepstow NP16 7NW 7.30 for 8pm £10 Info: Adrian  adrianbirch1@gmail.com or 01291 689812, or from the Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop. Refreshment available. www.churchfitters.com Supported by Air in G


*Robin & Bina Williamson in concert at Everyman Theatre (Studio), Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ 8pm £12   Info: 01242 572573


*Folk & Ukulele Weekend (until 14th) with Jon Bennett at Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW Info: 01453 759034 www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


No Cheltenham Folk Club this week


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  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


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  


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


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guests: Mick Ryan & Paul Downes


Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk  


Saturday February 13


*Folk 3 at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210 with Edward II, and Nizlopi  in support £21.50. Afternoon Ceilidh, with Tickled Pink, and Gordon Potts


*Folk & Ukulele Weekend (until 14th) with Jon Bennett at Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW Info: 01453 759034 www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


*Glostrad  is holding a day long workshop at Miners Welfare Hall, Cinderford 10am – 3pm, suitable for singers of all abilities. Matt Norman of Bristol Folk Choir has produced arrangements for  songs collected in Gloucestershire, including Shurdington Wassail, Jolly Waggoner, and Young Fisherman.
Glostrad is in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives, and Gloucestershire Music Makers, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, and Glos Folk, the umbrella organisation for folk in Gloucestershire. £5 Info: Robin  07843 241371 or email robin@robinburton.co.uk


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday February 14
(St Valentine)



Gloucester Gallery Quire meet at Brookthorpe Village Hall on the A 4173, between Gloucester and Stroud,
opposite to Fagin's Hotel GL4 0US s 2.30 to 4.30 with a break for T & chat. We're an amateur, friendly group who enjoy reproducing the anthems, carols, hymns, psalms and glees as were sung in the days about which Thomas Hardy wrote, c 1750-1850 - see http://www.wgma.org.uk/ Visitors and prospective members, singers or musicians, very welcome. 
Contacts:   elizabethakhurst@talktalk.net - 01453 765324   brendaandgordon@yahoo.co.uk


*Folk 3 at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210 with Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick, with Martin Simpson in support £21.50


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £3 Entrance, Floor 
singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com  Guest: 'Lefty'


*Folk & Ukulele Weekend (until 14th) with Jon Bennett at Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW Info: 01453 759034 www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk


Irish set Dancing at the Chipping Hall, Wotton GL12 7AD .  Steps for beginners at 2pm and ceili/workshop from 2.30pm-5.30pm - £4.  Experienced callers and live music. Info: Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday February 15


*Boldwood (English Country Dance Music at its best!) at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA 8pm £9 Info: 01453 837537 


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West,  The Reddings,  Cheltenham,  GL51 6RF 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/  


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


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


MESS 1st Monday – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


Tuesday February 16


Music session at The Olde Dursley Hotel 13 Long St, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HL  from 8pm. Mixed Session. Free admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk  


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


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) This is a NEW VENUE.  Beginners welcome  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Wednesday February 17


**Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle (WOW!) -  The Convent, South Woodchester nr Nailsworth 8pm www.theconvent.net


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  


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday February 18


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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  www.minchfolkclub.org 


Community Shanty Singaround - Cross Keys Inn, Gloucester starting at around 8pm. The material will be mainly nautical including shanties and sea songs.  No previous experience of singing necessary - come along and have a beer or two: sing along, lead a song or just listen: no charge at all and fun guaranteed!  Info: Steve ruler@btinternet.com third Thursday


Thornbury Folk Music Session – 8-11pm.Christ the King Social Club, 11 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HA. Info: Carol carol.mosses@hotmail.co.uk 3rd Thursday


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


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday February 19


Folk Night, The George Inn, Newmarket, Nailsworth, GL6 0RF, 9.00pm – 11.00pm with Mischief Afoot. Entry free, info 01453 833228. First night of regular folk on the 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


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


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


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


Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Saturday February 20


*Keith Hyett in concert at Beverstone Village Hall GL7 5TU 7.30pm £6 Info: Keith keith.hyett@btinternet.com www.keithyettguitarist.co.uk


*London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra (yes!) are at Minchinhampton Market House, 1-2 Market Square, Minchinhampton GL6 9BW at 7.45pm. Tickets £12 from Market Stores, Market Square. Info: Dee on 01453 889576 web: www.lpso.co.uk


Country Dancing at Highnam Parish Rooms, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG, 2pm-5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Bernie Culkin, Pat Hicks, and Linda Selwood.  £3 refreshments included. Info: Bernie 07821 106052 
TLFAssembly@outlook.com 


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


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday February 21


Forest Folk Club  at the The Royal Oak, Whitecroft near Lydney GL15 4PG Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. £6  Info: jan@forestfolkclub.com Club web site: http://www.forestfolkclub.com    Special guest: Hattie Briggs


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday February 22


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


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


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West,  The Reddings,  Cheltenham,  GL51 6RF 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/  


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


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 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


MESS 1st Monday – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


Tuesday February 23


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


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


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) This is a NEW VENUE.  Beginners welcome  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


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


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Wednesday February 24
Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with special guests: Weston & Dellow


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Pete Hendy, with Baily’s Beads


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


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday February 25


**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, 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 Plaisterer’s Arms, Abbey Terrace,   Winchcombe GL54 5LL  From about 9.30pm onwards Free admission  4th Thursdays Info: 01242 604120


Music/entertainment evening at  Evergreen Hall,  Broadwell    GL16 7BN  Tickets  usually  £7 adv  £8 on door Info: 01594 833334 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


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday February 26


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  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


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  


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, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guests: Nanne & Ankii


Saturday February 27


North Forest Ceilidhs have Life of Riley, with caller Penny Plowden at Huntley Village Hall 8 – 
10.30pm £6 Contact : Barbara Sanigar  01452 830248  petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday February 28


Gloucester Gallery Quire meet at Brookthorpe Village Hall on the A 4173, between Gloucester and Stroud,
opposite to Fagin's Hotel GL4 0US s 2.30 to 4.30 with a break for T & chat. We're an amateur, friendly group who enjoy reproducing the anthems, carols, hymns, psalms and glees as were sung in the days about which Thomas Hardy wrote, c 1750-1850 - see http://www.wgma.org.uk/ Visitors and prospective members, singers or musicians, very welcome. 
Contacts:   elizabethakhurst@talktalk.net - 01453 765324   brendaandgordon@yahoo.co.uk


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest: Bob Bray


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


‘Swindon Afternoon Session’ at The Wheatsheaf Alehouse, 32 Newport Street, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3DP 3 - 6pm Info: 07799390002 or email: petercoggins55@outlook.com  Last Sunday 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday February 29
(Leap Day http://projectbritain.com/year/leapyear.htm )



Irish Set Dancing at the Star in Wotton Under Edge, Market Street, GL12 7AE - Second and Fourth Mondays of every month - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - experienced callers Val Knight and Sharon Carr - live music from the Perfect Cure Band who play for the Irish Set Dancing at Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals.  Suggested donation to charity £2.  Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


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


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West,  The Reddings,  Cheltenham,  GL51 6RF 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/  


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


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


MESS 1st Monday – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


MARCH (240 events so far)
Tuesday March 1
(St David’s Day)


Music session at The Olde Dursley Hotel 13 Long St, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HL  from 8pm. Mixed Session. Free admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk  


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 Open Night


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


Mainly English music session  at   The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW  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) This is a NEW VENUE.  Beginners welcome  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Singers Night at the Brockweir Inn, Brockweir. NP16 7NG By Brockweir Bridge. 7.30. All welcome to sing, play listen and join in. No PA. Info: adrianbirch1@gmail.com  01291 689812. (1st Tuesday)


Country Dancing at Brand Green, Pauntley V H,Brand Green Road, nr Redmarley GL19 3JD 7.30pm Info: Jeannette 01531 821535 1st Tues


Wednesday March 2


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  


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday March 3


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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


Haywain Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at The Farmer's Arms, Horse Road, Wellington Heath, nr Ledbury HR8 1LS Telephone (pub) : 01531 634776 8pm Free 1st Thursday not August Info: Stephanie  rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk 


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


Minchinhampton folk club, The Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton GL6 9JH   8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 451070  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


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 March 4


*Faustus (Paul Sartin, Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose) at Ruskin Mill Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA 8pm £18 Info: 01453 837537


Folk Night, The George Inn, Newmarket, Nailsworth, GL6 0RF, 9.00pm – 11.00pm with Mischief Afoot. Entry free, info 01453 833228. First night of regular folk on the 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly


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


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guests: Kevin & Ellen Mitchell


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 5
(St Piran’s Day)


Stroud Ceilidhs at Lister Hall Dursley GL11 4JB (Different venue for this month only) with Token Women + Jo Freya.


*Glostrad  is holding a day long workshop at Harwood Hall, Christ Church, Malvern Road Cheltenham 10am – 3pm, suitable for singers of all abilities. Matt Norman of Bristol Folk Choir has produced arrangements for  songs collected in Gloucestershire, including Shurdington Wassail, Jolly Waggoner, and Young Fisherman. Glostrad is in partnership with Gloucestershire Archives,and Gloucestershire Music Makers, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, and Glos Folk. £5 Info: Robin  07843 241371 or email robin@robinburton.co.uk


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday March 6
(Mothering Sunday http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/uk/mothering-sunday )


*Leveret in concert at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Irish set Dancing at the Chipping Hall, Wotton GL12 7AD .  Steps for beginners at 2pm and ceili/workshop from 2.30pm-5.30pm - £4.  Experienced callers and live music. Info: Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday March 7


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


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 – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


Tuesday March 8


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


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


Mainly English music session  at  1st Tuesday The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW 2nd Tuesday The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB 3rd Tuesday White Horse Mitcheldean 4th Tuesday Kings Arms Newent 5th Tuesday The Swan Staunton Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire GL19 3QA From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


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


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


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Wednesday March 9


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with May Thrill


Twitchett’s Live, Subscription Rooms, Stroud, GL5 1AE. 7.30pm. Entry Free. Floor Singers welcome, come early for a slot. Info: Barry 01453 832676 (NB: now 2nd Wed each month).


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Keith Dench, and Gwen Clift, with Musical 
Folk


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday March 10


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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


Folk Club at White Horse Hotel, High Street, Mitcheldean GL17 0AT 8pm Free  entry (monthly 2nd Thursday) Info:  andyscarf@yahoo.co.uk


Minchinhampton folk club, The Café Lounge, Baptist Church, Tetbury Street, Minchinhampton GL6 9JH   8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 451070  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday March 11


*Charity concert with Johnny Coppin and Paul Burgess at Churchdown Community Centre GL3 2JH   doors 7.30pm £17 The concert is in support of Kidney Research U.K. and Rotary Charities. Tickets available from:    on-line at www.rccntickets.uk.com   From Tourist Information Centres at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury  From Cheltenham North Rotary Club by phoning 01242 525966. 


*Martha Tilston in concert at Ale House, Mill Lane, Colwall WR13 6HJ 8pm £16 Info: 07979 542449 http://www.pindropevents.co.uk


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  


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  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


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, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


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 March 12


*Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar in concert at MacKenzie Hall, Brockweir, Chepstow NP16 7NW 7.30 for 8pm £10 Info: Adrian  adrianbirch1@gmail.com or 01291 689812, or from the Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop. Refreshment available. www.russellalgar.co.uk.


Country Dancing at Highnam Parish Rooms, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG, 2pm-5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Bernie Culkin, Pat Hicks, and Linda Selwood.  £3 refreshments included. Info: Bernie 07821 106052 
TLFAssembly@outlook.com 


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday March 13


Gloucester Gallery Quire meet at Brookthorpe Village Hall on the A 4173, between Gloucester and Stroud,
opposite to Fagin's Hotel GL4 0US s 2.30 to 4.30 with a break for T & chat. We're an amateur, friendly group who enjoy reproducing the anthems, carols, hymns, psalms and glees as were sung in the days about which Thomas Hardy wrote, c 1750-1850 - see http://www.wgma.org.uk/ Visitors and prospective members, singers or musicians, very welcome. 
Contacts:   elizabethakhurst@talktalk.net - 01453 765324   brendaandgordon@yahoo.co.uk


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Open Night


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £3 Entrance, Floor 
singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com  2nd Sundays monthly with guests Geoff Bowman & Friends


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday March 14


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 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


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West,  The Reddings,  Cheltenham,  GL51 6RF 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/  


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


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


Irish Set Dancing at the Star in Wotton Under Edge, Market Street, GL12 7AE - Second and Fourth Mondays of every month - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - experienced callers Val Knight and Sharon Carr - live music from the Perfect Cure Band who play for the Irish Set Dancing at Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals.  Suggested donation to charity £2.  Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


Edge Reels (Scottish Dancing), Edge Village Hall, The Green, Edge, Stroud GL6 6PA 8pm Info: George & Elizabeth 01453 833016 or Ian & Jane 01453 762591 buchanan.el@gmail.com (2nd Monday Feb – May) http://www.edgereelers.care4free.net/index.htm 


MESS 1st Monday – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


Tuesday March 15


Music session at The Olde Dursley Hotel 13 Long St, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HL  from 8pm. Mixed Session. Free admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk  


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


Mainly English music session  at  1st Tuesday The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW 2nd Tuesday The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB 3rd Tuesday White Horse Mitcheldean 4th Tuesday Kings Arms Newent 5th Tuesday The Swan Staunton Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire GL19 3QA From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


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


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Wednesday March 16


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


Music session (mainly Irish) at The Royal, Horsefair Street Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH from about 8.45pm Free admission Hosted by local band “The Life O’Reilly” Info: 01242 228937


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday March 17
(St Patrick’s Day)


St Patrick's Night at the Crown and Sceptre, Stroud with Mischief Afoot (Jeff Gillett, Becky Dellow, etc)


Community Shanty Singaround - Cross Keys Inn, Gloucester starting at around 8pm. The material will be mainly nautical including shanties and sea songs.  No previous experience of singing necessary - come along and have a beer or two: sing along, lead a song or just listen: no charge at all and fun guaranteed!  Info: Steve ruler@btinternet.com third Thursday


Thornbury Folk Music Session – 8-11pm.Christ the King Social Club, 11 Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HA. Info: Carol carol.mosses@hotmail.co.uk 3rd Thursday


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday March 18


*The Furrow Collective (Traditional English/Welsh songs) at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA 8pm £15 Info: 01453 837537


*Megson at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Folk Night, The George Inn, Newmarket, Nailsworth, GL6 0RF, 9.00pm – 11.00pm  Entry free, info 01453 833228.  1st and 3rd Fridays monthly


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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


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


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


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org 


Tuesday March 22


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


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


Mainly English music session  at  1st Tuesday The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW 2nd Tuesday The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB 3rd Tuesday White Horse Mitcheldean 4th Tuesday Kings Arms Newent 5th Tuesday The Swan Staunton Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire GL19 3QA From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


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


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


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


Wednesday March 23


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with Chris


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Marj Hendy, with Roger Wilkins


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


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday March 24
(Birthday of Pete Coe)


**The very wonderful Peter Knight’s Gigspanner at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


**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, 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 Plaisterer’s Arms, Abbey Terrace,   Winchcombe GL54 5LL  From about 9.30pm onwards Free admission  4th Thursdays Info: 01242 604120


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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  www.minchfolkclub.org 


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


Friday March 25


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


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


Gloucester folk dance club, St. George's Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET   
7.30 pm £1.50 Info: Margaret 01452 713319.


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:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


Somers Traditional Folk Club, The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 
7HT 8.30pm. Info: 01684 561378 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 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Good Friday


Saturday March 26


Johnny Coppin’s 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 Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire 
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday March 27


Folk choir meeting every Sunday from about 7.30pm in Churchdown. So far there are 10 singers, and they want to concentrate on traditional material , including of course Gloucestershire songs. If you are interested get in touch with Robin on 07843 241371 or at robin@robinburton.co.uk 


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


‘Swindon Afternoon Session’ at The Wheatsheaf Alehouse, 32 Newport Street, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3DP 3 - 6pm Info: 07799390002 or email: petercoggins55@outlook.com  Last Sunday 


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) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt


Monday March 28


Every Monday in term time. 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 every Monday at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site: http://www.ukeglos.co.uk 


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


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


The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at The Reddings Community Centre, North Road West,  The Reddings,  Cheltenham,  GL51 6RF 8 – 10pm Info: thetatteredcourt@gmail.com  Web: http://www.thetatteredcourt.org.uk/  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/The-Tattered-Court-1670447763204001/  (Not 1st Monday) New dancers & musicians welcome


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


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 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


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


Irish Set Dancing at the Star in Wotton Under Edge, Market Street, GL12 7AE - Second and Fourth Mondays of every month - beginners welcome - no partner necessary - experienced callers Val Knight and Sharon Carr - live music from the Perfect Cure Band who play for the Irish Set Dancing at Chippenham and Sidmouth Folk Festivals.  Suggested donation to charity £2.  Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


MESS 1st Monday – Royal George at Purton. 2nd Monday – Beehive Swindon 3rd 
Monday - Sun Inn, Coate Water 4th Monday - The Beehive, Swindon (possibly) 5th Monday Beehive Swindon   8.30pm Info: Music Alive on 01793 770699 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/djfoster/  Sessions are open to all, whether maestro or beginner. We welcome visitors. 


Tuesday March 29


Music session at The Olde Dursley Hotel 13 Long St, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4HL  from 8pm. Mixed Session. Free admission Info: Anne & John 01453 548860 email anneroberts@lawgrove.fsnet.co.uk  


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Folk at Frampton - Every Tuesday at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Jo 01453 762622 or Tony 01452 616121


Mainly English music session  at  1st Tuesday The Fountain, Gloucester GL1 2NW 2nd Tuesday The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB 3rd Tuesday White Horse Mitcheldean 4th Tuesday Kings Arms Newent 5th Tuesday The Swan Staunton Ledbury Road, Staunton, Gloucestershire GL19 3QA From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


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


Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/  Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283 from Sep 29th


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Tuesday 8 – 9pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk (repeated Thursday 6 – 7pm) http://www.triangleradio.co.uk  


Wednesday March 30


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with Meg & Dave Cox


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  


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


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


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


Cirencester Scottish Country Dance Club, Bingham Hall, Cirencester GL7 1JT 8pm Info: 01666 860481 E-Mail: williams147@btinternet.com 


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


Chepstow Folk Dance Club meets every Wednesday at the Severn Bridge Social Club, Bulwark, Chepstow from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Everyone is welcome. No need to bring a partner. No experience is necessary. Full instruction is given. See the website for more details: http://chepstowfolkdance.weebly.com/ 


Thursday March 31


ANT project for Ageing well meets every Thursday in the Ed Shed, Gloucester Folk Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2PG 10.45  2.15pm Free entry, warm welcome. Info: Anna Gibbins 07824 836640 


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  www.minchfolkclub.org 


Music/entertainment evening at  Evergreen Hall,  Broadwell    GL16 7BN  Tickets  usually  £8 adv  £9 on door Info: 01594 833334 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


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


Every Thursday in term time 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


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


Happenstance Border Morris practise at Winchcombe  School, Greet  Road, Winchcombe GL54 5LB. 7.30 – 9pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Cressida  01242 604120/ 07791004649 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk 


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: Jane or David 01453 731752 chalfordstick@btinternet.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/ 


Wimberry Step Clog  practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD, every Thursday except third. Info: Barbara  01452 830248 petersanigar0pl@btinternet.com Web: http://www.wimberryclog.btik.com.btck.co.uk/ 


Folk Show with Chris Arscott on Triangle Radio  Every Thursday 6 – 7pm Info: chris@triangleradio.co.uk http://www.triangleradio.co.uk 


APRIL
Friday April 1


*Keith Hyett in concert at Flaxley Village Hall GL14 1JW 7.30pm £6 Info: Keith keith.hyett@btinternet.com www.keithyettguitarist.co.uk


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guest: Dick Miles


Saturday April 2


Ange Hardy and her full band (Lukas Drinkwater, Archie Churchill-Moss, Evan Carson and Joy Gravestock) at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Strioud Ceilds back at Subs Rooms with Hekety/Gordon Potts


Tuesday April 5
(Birthdays of Dave Swarbrick & Johnny Coppin)
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 Special guests: The Glostrad Roadshow


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


Wednesday April 6


*Bella Hardy at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with Wildwood Jack


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Dee Chapman, with Pitchpole


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


Thursday April 7


*Kris Drever at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Friday April 8


Irish set Dancing at the Chipping Hall, Wotton GL12 7AD .  Steps for beginners at 2pm and ceili/workshop from 2.30pm-5.30pm - £4.  Experienced callers and live music. Info: Info: jillyelliot@gmail.com


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Sunday April 10


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest: Rod Penlington


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, £3 Entrance, Floor 
singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com  2nd Sundays monthly
with guest – BouZaTina


Monday April 11


Free half day workshop on using Gloucestershire Archives for folk material and will include a tour of the Archive and a close look at the Single Gloucester and other material. Further details will follow, but if you are interested in attending, please email gloucestertraditions@yahoo.com 10 am Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row,  Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW


Tuesday April 12


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Wednesday April 13


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with Jeff Gillett


Friday April 15


*Keith Hyett in concert at Dumbleton Village Hall WR11 7TH 7.30pm £6 Info: Keith keith.hyett@btinternet.com www.keithyettguitarist.co.uk


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


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org  Guests: Jeff & Elaine Gillett


Sunday April 17


Dark Age Deeds of the Celtic Saints. at St Philip and St James’, Leckhampton, Cheltenham. 2.30pm. Celtic saints carried the torch of civilisation in an age of darkness ... faced monsters and kings ... and ploughed the waves in search of earthly paradise. Dynamic storytelling from Anthony Nanson and David Metcalfe with haunting music on guitar and bodhran. Tickets: £8. Tel: Cheltenham Town Hall Box Office 0844 576 2210


Tuesday April 19


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


Wednesday April 20


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   with Dampier’s Round


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


Friday April 22


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Saturday April 23
(Birthday Of William Shakespeare & St George’s Day)
French dancing with Kantref at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr Nailsworth GL6 0PT  8pm £10 BYO Drinks Hall open from 5pm Info: Peter 0780 0727 570  http://www.users.waitrose.com/~cresby/dance3.htm


Sunday April 24


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guests: Ron Taylor & Jeff Gillett


Tuesday April 26


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Wednesday April 27


Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 with Saskia Griffiths-Moore


Friday April 29


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org 


Tuesday May 3


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


Wednesday May 4


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   AGM, then Lionel  Parkhouse with Just Us


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


Friday May 6


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Saturday May 7


Country Dancing at Highnam Parish Rooms, Newent Road, Highnam, GL2 8DG, 2pm-5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Bernie Culkin, Pat Hicks, and Linda Selwood.  £3 refreshments included. Info: Bernie 07821 106052 
TLFAssembly@outlook.com


Sunday May 8
(Helston Furry dance)


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


Monday May 9


Free half day workshop on using Gloucestershire Archives for folk material and will include a tour of the Archive and a close look at the Single Gloucester and other material. Further details will follow, but if you are interested in attending, please email gloucestertraditions@yahoo.com 1.30pm Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row,  Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW


Tuesday May 10


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Wednesday May 11


Thursday May 12


H M The Queen 90th Birthday celebrations (until 16th) Details at: http://www.hmq90.co.uk/ Local events when we get them 


Friday May 13


H M The Queen 90th Birthday celebrations (until 16th) Details at: http://www.hmq90.co.uk/ Local events when we get them 


*Keith Hyett in concert at Poole Keynes Village  Hall GL7 6EG 7.30pm £6 Info: Keith keith.hyett@btinternet.com www.keithyettguitarist.co.uk


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guests: Lynne Herault & Pat Turner


Saturday May 14


H M The Queen 90th Birthday celebrations (until 16th) Details at: http://www.hmq90.co.uk/ Local events when we get them 


Sunday May 15


H M The Queen 90th Birthday celebrations (until 16th) Details at: http://www.hmq90.co.uk/ Local events when we get them 


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest: Si Barron


Monday May 16


Tuesday May 17


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


Wednesday May 18


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Alan Davies, with Musical Folk


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


Thursday May 19


*Bella Hardy at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net


Friday May 20


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guest: Kirsty Bromley


Tuesday May 24


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Friday May 27


Gloucester Shanty Festival (until 29th) in Gloucester at the following locations: Cafe Rene (mainstage), 
The Fountain Inn, The Long Dog Inn, Peppers Café, Cross Keys Inn, Plus two concerts at the Mariners Chapel. Other venues to be confirmed soon. Around 30 acts from all around the country have pledged to come down to perform from Liverpool/Essex/Cornwall and locally. Info:  http://www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk/


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Saturday May 28


Gloucester Shanty Festival (until 29th) in Gloucester at the following locations: Cafe Rene (mainstage), 
The Fountain Inn, The Long Dog Inn, Peppers Café, Cross Keys Inn, Plus two concerts at the Mariners Chapel. Other venues to be confirmed soon. Around 30 acts from all around the country have pledged to come down to perform from Liverpool/Essex/Cornwall and locally. Info:  http://www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk/


Pre Festival concert for Mitcheldean Folk Festival Info: www.mitcheldeanfolkfestival.org.uk


Sunday May 29
(Birthday and anniversary of Restoration of Charles II – Oak Apple Day)


Gloucester Shanty Festival (until 29th) in Gloucester at the following locations: Cafe Rene (mainstage), 
The Fountain Inn, The Long Dog Inn, Peppers Café, Cross Keys Inn, Plus two concerts at the Mariners Chapel. Other venues to be confirmed soon. Around 30 acts from all around the country have pledged to come down to perform from Liverpool/Essex/Cornwall and locally. Info:  http://www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk/


Monday May 30


Tuesday May 31


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


Wednesday June 1


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Madeleine Smith, with Bee’s Knees


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


Friday June 3


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Saturday June 4


*Robin & Bina Williamson at The Garden Café, Lower Lydbrook Info: 01594 860075
www.garden-cafe.co.uk gardencafe@btinternet.com


Tuesday June 7


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Friday June 10


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Jeff Warner


Sunday June 12


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest: Pete Coe


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


Tuesday June 14


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


Wednesday June 15


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Lionel Parkhouse & Gwen Clift, with Peterfolk


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


Friday June 17


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org Guest: Graham Carter 


Saturday June 18


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


Tuesday June 21


Irish Music Session at The Butcher’s Arms, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud GL6 7NZ  Info: 01285 760371


Friday June 24


Swindon Folksingers’ Club, Ashford Road Social Club, 17 – 18 Ashford Road, Swindon SN1 3NT 8.15pm  £4.50/£3.50 £2.50 for open house nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301 http://www.swindonfolk.org


Sunday June 26


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest tba


Tuesday June 28


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


Wednesday June 29


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Marj Hendy, with Brian McMinn


Music Session at The Rose & Crown, Church Lane, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission  Info: 01905 371249 sessions@the-wests.com 


Sunday July 10


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Guest: Acousticana


Wednesday  July 13


Witcombe Folk Dance Club (Formerly the The Square Folk Dance Club), Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  
8pm Visitors £3  Info: Gwen  01453 543254 gwen.clift@talktalk.net 
http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk   Last club night of the season.  Bring and Share Supper. 
Club Callers with Musical Folk. 11pm finish.


July 15/16 Mitcheldean Folk Festival Info: www.mitcheldeanfolkfestival.org.uk 


Thursday July 21


*Robin & Bina Williamson at Folk on the Lawn,  Abbey Mill ,  Wye Valley Centre,  Tintern NP16 6SE
www.folkonthelawn.com info@folkonthelawn.com 


Sunday July 24


Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Tunes 7.45 to 8.15, then floorspots/guest.Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/   Open Night


Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31
Possible Glos Folk event in Gloucester Park. More details when confirmed


Saturday August 20


Barn Dance Tibberton Village Hall Marquee GL19 3AN With Hetty Pegler`s Tump 
Tickets 01452 790647


Saturday August 27 to Monday August 29


Deerhurst Flower Festival – Glos Folk Information Stand on the Priory Lawn all W/E 10 – 5pm







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