Regular Events

Gloucester Folk Dance Club meet 7.30 9.30 p.m. in St. George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth,Gloucester, GL3 4ET Info:
Cheltenham Scottish Society hold Scottish Country Dances on Friday evenings in the Montpellier Hall St Andrews U.R.Church GL50 1SP. 7.30 until 10.00pm All dances walked through.  John Marshall  
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   
Swindon Folk Club, RAFA Club, 41 – 43 Belle Vue Road, Swindon SN1 3HN 8 - 11pm  £5/£3 for club nights  Info: Eric  01793 521301   1st & 3rd Fridays
Riverfolk at The Trout Inn, Riverside, Lechlade-on-Thames GL7 3HA 8pm £2 (2nd & last Fridays) Info: 01367 252313  web site:    
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
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  
Country Dancing at Aston Ingham Village Hall HR9 7LS 7.30pm Info: Janet 01452 830556 (Monthly 3rd Friday)
Ross Barn Dance Club – meets Fridays September to May at Bridstow Village Hall, Ross on Wye HR9 6PZ 8pm – 10 pm 
Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 760900 1st Sat usually
French dancing at Horsley Village Hall, Horsley, nr. Nailsworth GL6 0PT  8pm £10 BYO Drinks Hall open from 5pm Info: Peter 0780 0727 570 
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 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, 2nd  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
Musical Folk practice approximately monthly at Matson Baptist Church, Matson Avenue, Gloucester GL4 6LA 2.30pm Info: 01452 616326 
Folk Dance Club meet monthly for an afternoon of English Country Dancing and cake! At Gambier Parry Room, Newent Road, Highnam, Glos, GL2 8DG 2pm till 5pm Callers: Robert Moir, Pat Hicks, Hazel Moir, Clive Harman and Brian Stanton, £3 per person. Further details: or 01905 353995 
Cheltenham Folk Club. 7.45pm for tunes, 8.15 floor spots. Then guest, except on Open Nights.  Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ.  Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). Twice monthly. Info: 01242 571185/577506    
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: Club web site:    
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  2nd Sundays monthly
Open Mic at Tetbury Goods Shed--every 3rd Sunday - Start time is 7:30 pm; doors open at 7 pm and finish time is 9:30pm. Tickets, which will available on the door in addition to the GS website and Tetbury Tourist Information Centre, are £5 pp performers and listeners. Contact Heather for more information and/or to book a performance slot via or by ringing 01666 503946. Booking advised! Bar available.
Stroud Out Loud! Stroud’s monthly spoken word showcase. *Poetry*Storytelling*Song*Stand-up*Monologues* Celebrating creative free speech with this entertaining open mic showcase. Little Vic, Gloucester St Stroud  7.30pm
Folk Music at Salutation Inn, Ham, Berkeley GL13 9QH From about 8pm Last Sundays plus occasional Monday music sessions. Info: 01453 810284 
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
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:  Third Sunday 
Dursley Acoustic Music Nights at David & Hilary, 13 Five Acres, Dursley, GL11 4JP.  Go to & the arrow is on our house.  Mobile : 07973 994711 Home tel : 01453 545065 usually 3rd Sunday
Gloucester Gallery Quire meet at Brookthorpe Village Hall, GL4 OUS (on the A4173, opposite  Fagin's - previously known as The Four Mile House) 2.30 – 4.30pm We sing and play hymns, psalms, anthems, glees, folk etc from the period about which Thomas Hardy wrote 1750 - 1850.  Singers and musicians welcome Info: Elizabeth - 01453 765324   or Brenda 01452 613 068 - 
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   
Also across the West at the same time on BBC Bristol, BBC Somerset, and BBC Wiltshire.
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Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM  at 2pm (repeat) Contact Chris on  (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:  
Words & Music, Acoustic music & poetry at The Frocester George, Peter's St, Stonehouse GL10 3TQ, 20.00 - 22:30pm  £1 Info: David  web site: (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 
Also advanced technique class at Christchurch Primary School, Malvern Road GL50 2NR 7.15pm to 9.15pm Info: 01242 863238 
Cheltenham Ukulele Club meets at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LX. Info: Karen  01242 241678. Web site:  
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 in term time Last meeting 24th June, restart 9th September
England’s Glory Ladies Morris meet at The Old Priory, St Gregory’s Church, Cheltenham GL50 3LE. 8pm Info: Anita 01452 303274  email  Web site: No practices until September
Stroud Morris Dancers practise at 7.30pm at The Rodborough Tabernacle Church Hall, Tabernacle Walk, Rodborough, Stroud GL5 5UJ  New members always welcome. Info: web: 
The Tattered Court Border Morris practise at St Mark's Junior School, Robert Burns Avenue, Cheltenham, GL51 6NU 8 – 10pm Info:  Web:  Facebook:   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
Open folk music session at The Ebrington Arms, Ebrington, nr Chipping Campden (usually the 1st Monday of the month) 8.30pm Info: 01386 593223
Folk at the Club in the function room at Churchdown Club, Church Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2ER. Folk At The Club is a singers night to promote singers of traditional and modern folk songs. There may be some tunes, but it will be primarily an unplugged singaround. If you just want to listen you will also be welcome. Free entry 1st & 3rd Mondays.  Info: Bill 
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
Naunton Park Folk Dance Club, United Reformed Church, Warden Hill, Cheltenham GL51 3BY 7.30pm Info: 01242 862392
U3A Folk Dance Group, 10 – 11.30am St Oswald’s Church Hall, Coney Hill Road, Gloucester GL4 4LX Info: Helen 01452 616326 Fortnightly Sept – June not bank holidays
Folk Night at The Three Horseshoes, The Green, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire 
GL2 7DY Fortnightly 8pm onwards Free admission Info: 01452 742100   
Irish Set Dancing at Falfield Village Hall, A38, GL12 8DH class from 5.30pm-7.30pm dance from 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: usually second and fourth Mondays of every month 
Edge Reels (Scottish Dancing), Edge Village Hall, The Green, Edge, Stroud GL6 6PA 8pm Info: George & Elizabeth 01453 833016 or Ian & Jane 01453 762591  (2nd Monday Feb – May)
Acoustic, Contemporary, Roots and Folk music evening at The Ship Inn, Brimscombe, Stroud (3rd Monday) 7.30pm start. £3 entry Info: Barry Tel: 01453 750494
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  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 
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 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).  Beginners welcome.  Info: Pamela 01452 306857 Email:  Last meeting June 25, re-start September 3rd
Styx of Stroud Border Morris – (Mixed) Meet Tuesdays 7.30-9.30, Stroud Methodist Church Hall, Parliament St, Stroud GL5 1QH.  Info:  
Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm Info: Mike 01242 244701.   Web:   
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)
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: 01291 689812. (1st Tuesday)
Country Dancing at Brand Green, Pauntley Village Hall, Brand Green Road, nr Redmarley GL19 3JD 7.30pm Info: Jeannette 01531 821535 (1st Tuesday)
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. 2nd Tuesday
Irish Music Session at The Bear at Bisley, Stroud GL6 7BQ Info: 01452 770265
Irish Music Session at The Great Western, 91 Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4BU Info: 01452 538 888
Country dancing with Cirencester U3A at Ashcroft Centre, Ashcroft Road, Cirencester GL7 1QX 10 – 12noon Info: Ron & Betty 01285 885474 email website  2nd & 4th Tuesdays Sep to May
Weekly play in the band session every Tuesday morning playing for dancing - dots provided if required - £3 per musician. Folk Hall in Portishead BS20 6PR 9.30am-11.30am and then a music session without the dancers until 12.15pm. We have a break for coffee/infusions! Some band members who travel a distance get there a bit later - this is fine.  Contact Jill  01275 847909 - 07515 904 707 -
Chris Arscott's Folk & Acoustic Music Show is now on Dean Radio 105.6 FM  at 6pm
Contact Chris on (Podcast on Mixcloud after the repeat on Sunday) 
Forest of Dean Morris meet at The Miner’s Arms, Whitecroft GL15 4PE at 8pm. New Members welcome.  Info: 01594 824177, web:  Last practice April 24
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:     
Ragged & Old Morris Dancers meet at Bussage Village Hall GL6 7DY   New members welcome. Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798 
Chepstow Folk Dance Club meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Function Room at Chepstow Club,  Moor Street, Chepstow NP16 5JN Info: Website 
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:    and on Facebook & Twitter
Folk Night at The Three Horseshoes, The Green, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire 
GL2 7DY Fortnightly 8pm onwards Free admission Info: 01452 742100!events/cktd  
Witcombe Folk Dance Club, Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB.  8pm Visitors £3 Info:  01453 543254 ( or 01453 764990   
Singers Club, Stroud. Traditional Songs.  8.30 -11pm, Little Vic, Queen Victoria Pub, Gloucester St, Stroud  GL5 1QG. Free admission Info: Bob  01453 764885 1st, 3rd Wednesdays + 5th
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 for more information. Second Wednesday 
Twelve Bells Song Session  [Pub: ]     Martin Graebe 01285 651104
Twelve Bells, Lewis Lane, Cirencester, GL7 1EA (car park The Forum, free after 3pm).   8pm, all year.
Anne Buffoni,, or Martin Graebe,
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    
Music Session at The Blue Bell in Ryall, WR8 0PP organised By Hamish. A bit before 8.30pm Free admission Info: 01905 371249  
Country Dancing at May Hill Village Hall, All Saints Road, May Hill  GL17 0NP 10 – 12 £3.50 Info: Liz 01452 830899 Last Weds
Music session at The Anchor at Eckington -  WR10 3BA Park at the pub. There are plenty of chairs and space for instrument cases etc.  8pm Free admission Info: 
Folk/Acoustic evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283  Music from around 8pm, Admission free Guest:
Folk Orchestra at Rodborough Community Hall (FORCH).  The orchestra meets monthly  at Rodborough Community Hall, 7.30 - 9.30pm.  The orchestra includes players of all standards with anything that squeezes, blows, plinks or scrapes apart from percussion.  Players will need to be able to follow a line of music but not be good sight readers.  We play tunes drawn (mostly) from the British Isles, North America and Scandinavia with parts for tune, harmony, viola, cello, bass, chord notation, a continuo line, Bb clarinet, Eb saxophone.  PDFs of the music are circulated in advance and parts are always available at the meeting.  Cost: £3. Bring a music stand, pencil and highlighter pen.  Refreshments provided.  Laughter and making mistakes are both encouraged.  Contact  Fran Wade
White Horse Folk Club meets at Church Room, Vicarage Lane, Highworth SN6 7AD 8pmInfo: Derrick 01793 762070 and Geoff 01793 706753 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 
The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2  9pm – 10pm 88 – 91 FM, DAB and Freeview 702
Irish dancing class at Irish centre, Horton Road, Gloucester GL1 3QA with teacher Rose Ellis (ADCRA) 5pm (Ages 4 –young adult) Info: 
Minchinhampton folk club, The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud  GL5 4AZ 8.15pm  £2  Info: 01453 454594  Pub web site: 
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 in term time
Music session at The Plough Inn, Mill Street, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL52 3BG From about 9pm Free admission Info: Chris 01242 571185 (Pub 01242 222180)
Lechlade Scottish Country Dance Club meets at Lechlade New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade GL7 3AY. New members welcome. Come along for a taster session, just wear soft shoes and a smile and we will be pleased to see you Info: Margaret  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: Tony  Bagman      07500 486047  
Wimberry Step Clog practise at Pludds & District Village Hall, Ashdean Road near Brierley GL17 9UD. Info: Barbara  01531 820215 Web:  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: Web:   
Roving Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at Kempley Village Hall, GL18 2BP 8pm Free Admission BYO refreshments,  Info: Stephanie  1st Thursday NOT MAY
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 Ram at Woodchester  
UkeStroud - Club for ukulele players at Pitchcombe Village Hall GL6 6LP 8 – 10pm £2 including refreshments. Info: Norma: (1st & 3rd & 5thThursdays)  
Folk Club at White Horse Hotel, High Street, Mitcheldean GL17 0AT 8pm Free  entry Info: monthly 2nd Thursday
Folk Club at Kings Arms, Ross Road, Newent, GL18 1BD 8pm in Restaurant Organised by Dave Blick Info: 01531 820687 Third Thursday
Thornbury Folk Music Session – 8-11pm. The Swan, 17, High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AE 1HA. Info: Carol 3rd Thursday except August  Pub web site: 
English Country Dancing at Apperley Village Hall, Sawpits Lane, Apperley GL19 4DQ 2 – 4pm Refreshments included £3 each. Come on your own or bring a friend, live caller to  teach the dances, members of various local bands will provide live music. No need to book, just turn up. Info: Astrid 01452 780401 Usually 4th Thursday
Singing/music session at The Corner Cupboard Inn, 83 Gloucester St, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5LX From about 9.30pm onwards Free admission  Info: 01242 604120 4th Thursdays
Music/entertainment evening at Evergreen Hall, Broadwell    GL16 7BN  Tickets  usually  £9 adv  £10 on door Info:  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  last Thursday

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