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SEPTEMBER (196 events)


Sunday September 23


Painswick Church Clipping & Puppy Dog Pie 3pm http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/painswick-church-clipping-and-puppy-dog-pie/ 


*Stroud Folk Weekend Info: http://www.stroudfolkfestival.co.uk/programme/festival-programme/ 


NO Cheltenham Folk Club, 


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


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


Monday September 24


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


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


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


Irish Set Dancing at the Star in Wotton Under Edge, Market Street, GL12 7AE 8 – 10.15pm –- 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 usually second and fourth Mondays of every month


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


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


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


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


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk From Sep 10


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


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


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


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


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


Tuesday September 25


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


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


Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  restarts September 4


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


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


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


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday September 26


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thursday September 27


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


Miserden Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 8 – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 Email: enquiries@miserdenmorris.com Web: http://www.miserdenmorris.com AGM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Friday September 28


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


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


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


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


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


Swindon 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 September 29


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


Barny’s at The Little Vic, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG. 7.30 - 10.30, , £4 Donation suggested, Floor singers welcome Info:   Karina 01453 886879 Karina.gabner@btinternet.com  Special Concert Night with Nicola Clark & Phil Walters 


Sunday September 30


* Travelling Music Hall  at  the Woodman, Parkend on Sunday 30th September from 2 pm to welcome back Magic Colin who has been busking around the cost of Britain all summer for charity. 
More details of the charity at http://www.magiccolin.com/farm4life/ FREE ENTRY


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


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


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


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


OCTOBER (238 events)
Monday October 1


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk From Sep 10


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


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


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


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


Tuesday October 2


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


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


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


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


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


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).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net  


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


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




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


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday October 3


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thursday October 4


Roving Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at Kempley Village Hall, GL18 2BP 8pm Free Admission BYO refreshments, (Beer on tap!) Info: Stephanie  rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk  1st Thursday


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


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


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


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


UkeStroud - Club for ukulele players at Pitchcombe Village Hall GL6 6LP 8 – 10pm £2 including refreshments. Info: Norma: normamillls@btinternet.com (1st & 3rd & 5thThursdays) www.ukestroud.co.uk  
 
Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185 (Pub 01242 222180)


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


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


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


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


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


Friday October 5


*Johnny Coppin is at Minchinhampton Church, nr Stroud - with Paul Burgess – a Charity concert in aid of Horsfall House  Info:  kathy@63windmillroad.co.uk   01453 882960


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


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


Swindon 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 October 6


Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 760900 http://stroudceilidhs.co.uk with Three Sticks, caller Sheila Masson


Autoharp get together for playing, sharing music and socialising, at Leonard Stanley Village Hall, Marsh Road, Leonard Stanley, Stroud, GL10 3NH. 1.30pm start (until around 4.00pm) £2 charge to cover room hire. Please bring a music stand (if you have one) and your own mug for tea/coffee, etc. Contact Jan on 01285 821824 or mobile 07491 766564 or at jan@ukautoharps.com or Sue on 01453 750513 for more information or just turn up on the day.  New players may come along and can borrow a harp to try – please let us know if a loaner harp is needed. Players of other instruments are welcome to join us too! Monthly, 1st Saturday (usually)


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


Sunday October 7
(100th anniversary of death of Hubert Parry)


Forest Folk Club at The Orepool Inn, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH  Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. £7 (Singers Nights £2.50, performers £1.50) Info: jan@forestfolkclub.com Club web site: http://www.forestfolkclub.com/folk-club-dates-2018/    


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


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


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


Tuesday October 9


*England’s Glory Ladies Morris are at Trefoil Guild 75th Birthday, GWSR Steam Railway Station, Cheltenham Racecourse 10am Info: Gill 01452 859991 email englandsglorymorris@gmail.com  Web site: http://www.englandsglory.org.uk


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


Mainly English music session at  The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB  From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


Baker’s Arms, Broad Campden, monthly performer's night. Pre-book slots 4 items (20 mins max) from 8.45. Night starts and ends with open song/music/other items. Small venue so all acoustic, in award winning real ale pub. Message me for bookings /questions. http://www.facebook.com/messages/t/amanda.collicutt.7 2nd Tuesday


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


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


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


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


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday October 10


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


Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 (gwen.clift@talktalk.net) or 01453 764990   http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk/Programme with Dave Byatt, and Pete & Marj Hendy


Daylight Acoustic Music Club at Bussage Village Hall, The Ridgeway, Bussage, Stroud, GL6 8BY.  Now on the second Wednesday of each month. Music from 11:30 to 2pm. Please arrive soon after the playgroup finishes at 11:15am. There will be a short break in the middle, bring your sandwiches if you like, tea and coffee available for a donation. Entry is £2 per person.   Satnav may mislead you, so please use the street name as well as the postcode. For further information, please all 07583 525814 or email timothysouthgate@gmail.com for more information. Second Wednesday 


Twelve Bells Song Session  [Pub: www.twelvebellscirencester.com ]     Martin Graebe 01285 651104
Twelve Bells, Lewis Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1EA (car park The Forum, free after 3pm).   8pm, all year.
Anne Buffoni, annskibuffonski@hotmail.com, or Martin Graebe, martin.graebe@btinternet.com
Unaccompanied singing in the traditional way. Relaxed evening, sing your own songs, old or new, without instrumental accompaniments, or just join in the choruses and enjoy the atmosphere. Great beers, good company, separate room, excellent acoustics. Food available 6pm-8.30pm. 2nd Wed    


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


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


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


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


Thursday October 11


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Friday October 12


*Fairport Convention at Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, GL51 6EP Box office: 01242 258002


*Rob Harbron & Emma Reid in concert at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537 8pm £10


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


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


Riverfolk at The Trout Inn, Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames GL7 3HA 8pm £2 (2nd & last Fridays) Info: 01367 252313 jaymathews124@mac.com  web site: http://riverfolk.co.uk
Somers Traditional Folk Club, Bishop Allenby Hall, St. Stephen's Church - parking in churchyard, hall is to side of church. St. Stephen's Street, Worcester WR3 7HS.  8.15pm. Info: 01684 561378 http://www.somers-folk-club.org.uk   


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


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 October 13
(Birthday of Simon Nicol)


Cheltenham Ceilidh Club, Christ Church, Malvern Road, Cheltenham,   7:30 pm, 
Info:  07950 703190),  Cheltenham Ceilidh Band, caller  Mel Burton  
Ceilidh club - just learning the ropes, need dancers! Just £2.50 pp.


*Lassington Oak Morris Men are at The Fools and Beasts Unconvention, Gloucester  Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/


*Winter Wilson at Woodmancote Village Hall, Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, GL52 9HX
7.30pm (doors/bar at 7.00pm)  £12. They are available to be bought either online at: www.wegottickets.com/smedsongs or direct from Simon Medhurst (Tel: 0797 007 8220 or smed@smedsongs.com


*May Thrill in concert at The Tall Ship, 134 Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2EX  01452 522793


Sunday October 14


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 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guest: Si Barron


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


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


Music session at The Butcher’s Arms, Chapel Lane, Mickleton GL55 6SD  From 8.30pm Info: 01386 438285 2nd Sunday


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


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


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


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


Monday October 15


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk From Sep 10


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


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


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


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


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


Tuesday October 16


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


Mainly English music session at  White Horse, Mitcheldean  From about 8.30pm.  Free admission Info: Bill 07787 713758


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


Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net
Wednesday October 17


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


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


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   Practices  until December 11


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday October 17


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thursday October 18


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


Folk Club at Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BD 8pm in Restaurant Organised by Dave Blick Info: 01531 820687 Third Thursday


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Friday October 19


*Chalford Village Hall  7.30pm. ‘The Conversation’ east meets west with Keith Hyett and Tim Burroughs. A blend of melodic music with guitars, sitar, song and poetry. Tickets £5.00 on the door or from www.ents24.com


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


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


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


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


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


Swindon 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 October 20


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


Sunday October 21
(Apple Day)


Brimstone will be playing trad, contemporary and original Celtic music in the bar of The Noel Arms Hotel, High St, Chipping Campden from 8pm on.  Free parking in The Square and on the High Street. Info: clarecharlton1@outlook.com


Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to http://www.streetmap.com/postcode/GL114JP & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 dursleyfolky@gmail.com  http://www.dursleyamn.org.uk usually 3rd Sunday


Forest Folk Club at The Orepool Inn, Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road, Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH  Doors open 7.30 for a 8pm start. Singers Night £2.50, performers £1.50 Info: jan@forestfolkclub.com Club web site: http://www.forestfolkclub.com/folk-club-dates-2018/    


Folk, Traditional and Strictly Acoustic Sunday Song and Tune Session  at The Wheatsheaf Alehouse, 32 Newport Street, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3DP 3 - 6pm Info: 07799390002 or email: petercoggins55@outlook.com  Third Sunday 


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


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


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


Monday October 22
(St Cecilia’s Day)


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  New members always welcome. Info:  bagman@stroudmorris.org web: www.stroudmorris.org.uk 


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


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 8 – 10.15pm –- 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 usually second and fourth Mondays of every month (Not August)


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


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


Tuesday October 23
(Birthday of Mike Harding)


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


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


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


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


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


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


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday October 24


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


*Peatbog Faeries in concert at Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester WR1 3LD Info: 01905 611427


Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 (gwen.clift@talktalk.net) or 01453 764990   http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk/Programme   
Guests: David Bradley & Gwen Clift


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


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


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


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


Thursday October 25


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Friday October 26


*Philip Henry at Woodmancote Village Hall, Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, GL52 9HX
8pm (doors/bar at 7.30pm)  £12. They are available to be bought either online at: www.wegottickets.com/smedsongs or direct from Simon Medhurst (Tel: 0797 007 8220 or smed@smedsongs.com


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


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


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


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


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


Swindon 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 October 27


*Whalebone in concert at Apperley Village Hall GL19 4DQ Mirabilia Tour 2018 - 7.30pm
Price: £10 (child £6) Tickets available from Sue and Pete tel: 01452 780610 or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone Bring your own drink Light refreshments available
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Sunday October 28


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 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Shanties with Chris & Rod (NB: shanty and non-shanty floor spots welcome)


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


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


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


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


Monday October 29
(Birthday of Dave Pegg)


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall, Church Street, Stroud GL5 1JL  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 7.30pm. New members welcome. Info: d.bagwelljohnston@googlemail.com


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


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


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


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


Tuesday October 30
(Birthday of Chris Newman)


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


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


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


Gloucester Scottish Society meets at Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester  7.30 – 10pm £2.50 (First night free).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email: pj259@talktalk.net
Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Stroud Methodist Church Hall, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info:  jayne@jaynekirkham.com http://www.styxofstroud.com  


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   Practices  until December 11


Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £2 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 - jillyelliot@gmail.com


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


Wednesday October 31


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


Music session at Cross Keys, Bredon’s Hardwick GL20 7EE 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 meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk  


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


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


Jane Austen Dancers of Bath, a historical dance group always looking to try new dance types, and to introduce more people to the world of Regency dancing! In our classes we learn how to dance, and find out more about the etiquette, the fashion, the history and the social customs of the Regency and late Georgian period. The dances range from fun, fast and frantic English and Scottish folk dances, to more intricate Quadrille and Cotillions, Playford, Mazurka, Polonaise and everything in between! Central United Reformed Church Hall, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6BJ 8 – 10pm £4 on the door Info: jadpromotional@gmail.com
http://www.janeaustendancersbath.co.uk/    and on Facebook & Twitter
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Thursday November 1


*Fisherman’s Friends in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall 7.30pm £27 Info: http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/fishermans-friends-2018-224156/ 


Friday November 2


*West Malvern village hall,  7.30pm. ‘The Conversation’ east meets west with Keith Hyett and Tim Burroughs. A blend of melodic music with guitars, sitar, song and poetry. Tickets £5.00 on the door or from www.ents24.com


Saturday November 3


*Ceilidh with Finnegans Wok Ceilidh Band with caller Chris Lee. Chalford Sports and Social Club, 
Highfield Way, France Lynch, Chalford, Stroud, GL6 8LZ Tickets are £7.50 per head (including a snack during the interval) Discounts are available for members of the club and families 
Phone: 01453 884214 or Ali Brady 07595 882948 Email: info@chalford-ssc.co.uk
FB: @chalfordsportsandsocialclub Website: http://www.chalford-ssc.co.uk


Tuesday November 6


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


Friday November 9


*Chris Leslie (solo) at St Mary The Virgin Church, Forthampton GL19 4QW Info: 07811 643 115 


*Johnny Coppin is at Gloucester Cathedral – "By Severn and Somme” a commemoration of the Centenary of end of WW1 - with Paul Burgess – 8pm  For details of all weekend events and tickets  www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk 


Saturday November 10


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


Sunday November 11


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 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guest: Ron Taylor


Tuesday November 13


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


Wednesday November 14


*Show of Hands in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210 Email: boxoffice@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk


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


Friday November 16


* Daoirí Farrell in concert at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537
8pm £13


*Frampton on Severn village hall, 7.30pm.. ‘The Conversation’ east meets west with Keith Hyett and Tim Burroughs. A blend of melodic music with guitars, sitar, song and poetry. Tickets £5.00 on the door or from www.ents24.com


*Ceilidh at The Parkend Memorial Hall 8pm Music by Banshee plus Caller. All proceeds go to the Parkend Memorial Project. Tickets £7:50 from Parkend Post Office & The Fountain Inn. Only 100 tickets available, so please buy early. There is NO BAR, so please bring your own drinks. There will be a Raffle.


Saturday November 17


*Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr in concert at Prema Arts Centre, Bethesda Chapel, Uley GL11 5SS Info: 01453 860703 http://www.prema.org.uk/whats-on/  7.30pm £15


*Steve Tilston at Painswick Centre, Bisley Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QQ Info: 01452 814567 £15 Tickets available from e-mail: cantonacrepromotions@gmail.com
or telephone: 07596 823 881


*Highnam old school room,  7.30pm.  Keith Hyett and Spence Cater.  ‘Nylon and Steel’ An evening of intimate guitar music.  Classical inspired instrumentals to alternative folk.  Tickets £15 on the door or £11.00 in advance from www.ents24.com


November 23


*King’s Shilling Shanty Group at the Coming Home Concert to celebrate the end of First World War.


Sunday November 25


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 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guest: Mick Holditch


Tuesday November 27


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


Wednesday November 28


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


Saturday December 8


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


Sunday December 9


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 571185/577506  http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guests: Christmas with Jan Vaisey & Ian Harvey (Seasonal floor spots only please)


Tuesday December 11


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


Wednesday December 12


*Lassington Oak Morris Men are mumming in Ledbury 8pm, Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/


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




Tuesday December 18


*Gloucestershire Morris Men are performing Carols, Mummers & Seasonal Songs at The  Carpenters Arms, Miserden 7.45pm  Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/


Wednesday December 19


*Lassington Oak Morris Men are mumming in Gloucester 8pm. Info: 07787 713758(m) or 01452 714093 Web site: http://lassingtonoak.wordpress.com/


Sunday December 23


No Cheltenham Folk Club


Wednesday December 26


*Gloucestershire Morris Men are performing at The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham 9.30am, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham 10.30am, then at Gloucester Cathedral 12noon where they will be joined by their Mummers, and Lassington Oak Morris Men, England’s Glory Ladies Morris & Miserden Morris Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/


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


Thursday December 27


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


January 30


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


Thursday February 20 


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


Saturday March 23


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


Wednesday March 27


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


Friday May 17


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










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