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Tuesday December 6


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


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


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


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Veronica 01452 856093


Mainly English music session at 1st Tuesday 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, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com 


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: Mike Boag 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283


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


Wednesday December 7


*May Thrill in concert at Linton Village Hall HR9 7RD tickets £6 07974 484141 Doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start


*Wassail for the Horsley Orchard Project from 4-6pm outside (and within) the Church 
and Churchyard in Horsley. Our Master of Ceremonies will be David Barker. After the ceremony, there will be story telling, music etc. around a fire. We will be serving mulled apple juice and cake. 
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Also a torch so that you can read song sheets in the dark, and noisy instruments to ward off those evil spirits.                  Suggested donation from £2 per adult Info: Heather  fevslater@gmail.com 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Thursday December 8
(Birthday of Ric Sanders)


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


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


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


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


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


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 Southrop Village Hall GL7 3PB. 7.30pm Info: Shirley 01367 252623  (Sep – May)


Happenstance Border Morris practise at  Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH 8 – 9.30pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Sue (Squire) 01242 603389 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: David 01453 731752 davidk.wright@outlook.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/  http://www.facebook.com/groups/820702784743135/   


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


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


Friday December 9


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


*Peter Knight’s Gigspanner is in concert at All Saint’s Church, Evesham Info: http://www.eveshamparish.com/ 


* West Gallery Carol Concert, by the Ridgeway Singers and Band, led by Phil Humphries and Tim Laycock. 
A seasonal celebration of all things Dorset featuring traditional West Gallery Carols, local wassails, midwinter stories and sparkling instrumentals. St Mary’s Church, Winterborne,  Whitechurch. 7:30pm
Tickets £6, £5 under 18s and £20 families, available on the door or in advance from Pam Thornton on 01258 880179 Seasonal Refreshments Available.


Scottish country dancing is held at the Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew Church, Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SP. 7.30 to 10pm  All dances are walked through. Info:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


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


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


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


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


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


Saturday December 10


England’s Glory Ladies Morris are dancing on Cheltenham Promenade 1 – 3.30pm Info: Gill 01452 859991 email englandsglorymorris@gmail.com  Web site: http://www.englandsglory.org.uk  


Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 5.30 – 6.05pm and on line. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, plus 1413 AM Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire  
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday December 11


Carol singing at The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, GL5 3SS Info: 01453 755600 http://www.theprincealbertstroud.co.uk All welcome 12 noon onwards Info: http://www.albertcarols.uk/history.html


Chepstow Pub Carols - A brand new old tradition! 3 pm – 5 pm ish
Chepstow Castle Inn, Bridge St, Chepstow Info: http://www.chepstowcastleinn.com/index
TEL 01291 630956 (Sunday lunch available until 3 pm) Singers and instrumentalists welcome
 
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 Christmas Party


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


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


Monday December 12


*Traditional carols as they were sung around the villages of Exmoor and Derbyshire. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear carols as they were sung in pre-victorian times.  It is a rich and robust repertoire which is sung with vigour and energy by the Bristol Folk Singers.  Retiring collection. 7:30-8:30 pm
Horfield Baptist Church 279 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NY bfs@mattnorman.org www.bristolfolksingers.co.uk


Royal Scottish Dance Society (Cheltenham Branch) has a beginners class at Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham GL51 6RF 7.45pm to 9.45pm (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 


Community Choir at Churchdown Library, Parton Rd., Churchdown, GL3 2AF meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, from 7.30 to about 9.00. The repertoire is mostly folk song: rounds, shanties, spirituals, traditional and contemporary folk.  There is no audition, and no need to read music, just come along and have a go. The charge is £3 per session Info: Barbara 01452 714544


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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. 


Tuesday December 13


*Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band with their Christmas Show at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  8pm £22.50 Info: 01684 295074


*Gloucestershire Morris Men are at The Royal William, Cranham GL6 6TT for Carols & Mumming 7.45pm  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Veronica 01452 856093


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  


Mainly English music session at  The England’s Glory, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3PB  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, OPENhouse/British School Hall, by Star Anise Cafe, Stroud GL5 1QG Info:  01453 882860 Email clee915@btinternet.com http://www.styxofstroud.com


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


Wednesday December 14


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


*Winchcombe-based folk choir "Shepherds Crook" will be presenting "Glad Tidings", a concert of Christmas music based on the work of local writer Fred Archer.  We will feature carols mentioned in Fred's books, plus other folk and conventional carols. Great Comberton Village Hall.  7.30.  Info 01386 710268 or 0776 476 9166


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


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Club Callers + Musical Folk (Christmas Party)


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


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


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


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


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


Thursday December 15


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


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


Minchinhampton folk club, The 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)


Music session  at The Daneway Inn, Sapperton GL7 6LN starts about 9pm,  Free admission   1st & 3rd Thursdays http://www.facebook.com/The-Daneway-Session-482369518621805/?ref=ts&fref=ts&hc_location=ufi Pub web site http://whatpub.com/pubs/GLO/0411/daneway-inn-sapperton


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


Almost Unplugged at Stroud Brewery Stroud Brewery  Unit 11, Phoenix Works, (off Hope Mill Lane)  London Road Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2BU 01453 887122 hosted by Dark Island (3rd Thursday)


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


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 Southrop Village Hall GL7 3PB. 7.30pm Info: Shirley 01367 252623  (Sep – May)


Happenstance Border Morris practise at  Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH 8 – 9.30pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Sue (Squire) 01242 603389 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


 Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: David 01453 731752 davidk.wright@outlook.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/  http://www.facebook.com/groups/820702784743135/   


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


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


Friday December 16


*Winchcombe-based folk choir "Shepherds Crook" will be presenting "Glad Tidings", a concert of Christmas music based on the work of local writer Fred Archer.  We will feature carols mentioned in Fred's books, plus other folk and conventional carols. Gotherington  7.30pm in the Rex Rhodes building (behind the village hall).  Info 01242 674114 or 07842 180444


*Forest of Dean Morris Men will be performing the Newnham on Severn Mummers Play at 19:45 The White Horse, Soudley., 20:10 The Littledean House Hotel, 20:30 The Belfry, 21:00 The White Hart at Broadoak, 21:30 The Black Pig, Newnham, 22:00 The Railway, Newnham. Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.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 


Scottish country dancing is held at the Montpellier Church Hall, St. Andrew Church, Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 1SP. 7.30 to 10pm  All dances are walked through. Info:  mbsteele1945@gmail.com  www.cheltenhamscottishsociety.btck.co.uk 


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


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


Saturday December 17


*Johnny Coppin in concert - All On A Winter's Night Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury 
at Stroud  Subscription Rooms  7.30pm  Tickets/ Info  01453 760900  www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk


*Ashley Hutchings and the Albion Christmas Band in concert at The Convent, Convent Lane, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HS Info: 01453 835138 reception@theconvent.net – CANCELLED!


*Forest of Dean Morris Men will be performing the Newnham on Severn Mummers Play at 19:50 The Fountain, Parkend, 20:20 The Miners, Whitecroft, 20:50 The Royal Oak, Whitecroft, 21:20 The Woodman, Parkend, 21:50 The Rising Sun, Moseley Green. Info: 01594 824177, web: http://www.forestmorris.org.uk  


*Martin Carthy At The Ale House , Mill Lane, Colwall WR13 6HJ Info: 07979 542449 http://www.pindropevents.co.uk 7:30 pm, door 7:00 pm. There will also be short sets from local legend Mark Stevenson and house band Appleby Kinsey. Some tickets remain, but don't delay! Tickets £24  As usual at the Ale House there will be no bar, but you are welcome to "bring your own". Wine glasses will be provided.


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 with Venn


Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 5.30 – 6.30pm (Longer time this week) and on line. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, plus 1413 AM Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire  
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 


Sunday December 18


Carol singing at The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, GL5 3SS Info: 01453 755600 http://www.theprincealbertstroud.co.uk All welcome 12 noon onwards Info: http://www.albertcarols.uk/history.html 


*Stroud Out Loud at Little Vic, Gloucester St, Stroud 7:30pm. *Poetry * Storytelling * Song * Stand-up * Monologues * Come and join us in our lovely new venue for Stroud’s monthly spoken word showcase.  Celebrating creative free speech with this entertaining bardic circle for all. Whatever your party piece – a new poem, a comedy routine, a folk tale, a song, a dramatic monologue, your latest artwork – come and share it! Arrive early for a slot (10 mins or less). Celebrate the art of memory and learn your piece by heart.
 
Mike Harding’s free one hour webcast Folk Show at 5pm http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com  


Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 94.7 FM and online, 6 – 8 pm (Also on Radio Shropshire) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt 


Monday December 19


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




Tuesday December 20


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


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Veronica 01452 856093 (Christmas Party)


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


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


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


Gloucestershire Morris Men meet at Miserden Village Hall, Miserden GL6 7JA 7.45 – 9.45pm  Info: Mike 01242 244701. gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   Followed by a session at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA from 10pm Info: Kevin 01285 821283


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


Wednesday December 21


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


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  


Music session (mainly Irish) at The Royal, Horsefair Street Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH from about 8.45pm Free admission Hosted by local band “The Life O’Reilly” Info: 01242 228937 3rd Wednesday


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


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  (And on Facebook) last practice


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


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


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


Thursday December 22


*Johnny Coppin in concert - All On A Winter's Night Tour with Paul Burgess & Dik Cadbury at Cheltenham – Bacon Theatre 7.30pm Tickets/ Info  01242 258002   www.bacontheatre.co.uk


**Country Dancing at Apperley Village Hall, Sawpits Lane, Apperley GL19 4DQ 2 – 4pm Refreshments included £3 each. Come on your own or bring a friend, caller Gerald Tween will teach the dances, members of The Amazing Matchless Band will provide live music. No need to book, just turn up. Info: Astrid 01452 780401 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  £8 adv  £9 on door Info: 01594 833334 http://www.thecolefordhub.info  Last Thursday


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


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


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


Minchinhampton folk club, The 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 Southrop Village Hall GL7 3PB. 7.30pm Info: Shirley 01367 252623  (Sep – May)


Happenstance Border Morris practise at  Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe GL54 5QH 8 – 9.30pm  New dancers and musicians welcome. Info: Sue (Squire) 01242 603389 http://happenstancemorris.org.uk  


Chalford Stick Company  practise at North Woodchester Village Hall (next to The Royal Oak) GL5 5PQ All welcome. Info: David 01453 731752 davidk.wright@outlook.com http://www.chalfordstickcompany.org/  http://www.facebook.com/groups/820702784743135/


Friday December 23


Ragged & Old mummers will be performing  at The Salutation Inn, Ham. The Daneway and The Kings Head, France Lynch Info: Helen/Bob 01452 770798 anneraggedandold@gmail.com     http://www.raggedandold.com  (And on Facebook)


Saturday December 24


Johnny Coppin’s Acoustic Music programme on Radio Gloucestershire, 5 – 6pm (Longer time this week, and slightly earlier start) and on line. On 104.7, 95.0, and 95.8 FM, plus 1413 AM Now Listen again for 30 days on  www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire  
Email your event info 2 weeks ahead - to johnny.coppin@bbc.co.uk 




Sunday December 25
Mike Harding’s free one hour webcast Folk Show at 5pm http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com  


Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, 94.7 FM and online, 6 – 8 pm (Also on Radio Shropshire) info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7lt 


Monday December 26
(St Stephen’s Day, Boxing Day, end of close season for wren hunting)


*Gloucestershire Morris Men are at The Queen’s Hotel, Cheltenham 9.30am; Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham 10.30am then Gloucester Cathedral 12noon  Info: 07908 894281 gmm.bagman@gmail.com   Web: http://www.glosmorrismen.org/   


Morris Dancing and Mumming outside Gloucester Cathedral 12 noon. (Chapter House if wet or snowing)


Tewkesbury Mummers will be out – starting from Abbey 12.30 ish, then ‘working’ their way up High Street from hostelry to hostelry, eventually finishing up at Roses Theatre Bar sometime in the afternoon! This year they may well be joined again by Happenstance Border Morris


Tuesday December 27


*Annual Custard Band  Ceili. End the year with Cabbage Dancing  and other varieties celebrating English vegetables   and 125th year of the Evergreen Hall Broadwell GL16 7BN  all  ages welcome £5   on door Info: 01594 833334 http://www.thecolefordhub.info 


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


Wednesday December 28


Carol singing at The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, GL5 3SS Info: 01453 755600 http://www.theprincealbertstroud.co.uk All welcome from 7pm onwards Info: http://www.albertcarols.uk/history.html 


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


Thursday December 29


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


Friday December 30


Saturday December 31
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Tuesday January 3


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


Thursday January 5


*Winchcombe-based folk choir "Shepherds Crook" will be presenting "Glad Tidings", a concert of Christmas music based on the work of local writer Fred Archer.  We will feature carols mentioned in Fred's books, plus other folk and conventional carols. Pershore Heritage and History Society.   7.30pm Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane,  Pershore. Info 01386561342


Haywain Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at Kempley Village Hall, GL18 2BP, to welcome in the New Year, maybe with a wassail, certainly with gusto.  Don't forget to bring your own drinks (with glasses) and refreshments ............... 8pm Free Info: Stephanie  rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk 1st Thursday 


Friday January 6


12th Night Ceilidh with Banshee at West Dean Centre, Bream Hight Street GL15 6JW7.30 for 8pm £6.50 Info: 01594 832969  Raffle Tea & Biscuits BYO Tipple in aid of West Dean Centre funds


Monday December 9


England’s Glory resume practices


Tattered Court resume practices


Tuesday January 10


Folk at Frampton at Frampton Village Hall The Green Frampton-on-Severn GL2 7DY (Next to Three Horseshoes) 8pm Now only £1! Refreshments included Info: Veronica 01452 856093 resumes


Wednesday January 11


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Gwen Clift & Keith Dench + Peterfolk


Thursday January 12


Bristol Folk String Orchestra, Combining the energy of traditional folk music with the rich sound of a string orchestra. Come and play in this new project from the folk musician, arranger and conductor Matt Norman.  Players of all styles are welcome as long as you can read music.  Violins, violas, cellos and double basses are needed to make a glorious big sound in this exciting new ensemble. Rehearsals are Thursday term time 7:30-9:30 Alma Church Hall, 29 Alma Road, BS8 2ES £8/ session www.bristolfolkstringorchestra.com  bfso@mattnorman.org


Friday January 13


Stroud Wassail event in the Prince Albert – more details when we have them Info: http://stroudwassail.com/ 


Saturday January 14


Stroud Wassail-  more details when we have them - procession and revels (ceilidh dances interspersed with song, poems and mummers plays).   Info: http://stroudwassail.com/ 
Saturday January 21


*Chepstow Wassail and Mari Lwyd 2pm onwards in to the evening. Free (Ceilidh £6) Printed programmes are available in town – all the info and timings for the different parts of the festival is on the website well in advance. Event website : http://chepstowwassailmari.co.uk/  Organisers website : http://www.thewidders.co.uk/index.php 


Sunday January 22


*Bully Wee Band in concert at , 7.30pm (doors/bar at 7.00pm) Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn Tickets £16
 As usual, the easiest way to buy tickets is to buy online at http://www.wegottickets.com/smedsongs 
 Details at  http://smedsongs.com/  Alternatively, they can be purchased  direct from Simon Medhurst (Tel: 0797 007 8220 or smed@smedsongs.com ).
 
Wednesday January 25


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Joyce Richards + Musical Folk


Friday January 27


*Keith Hyett at Mr Twitchetts 


Saturday January 28


Kempley Wassail - Saturday 28th January 2017, 6.45pm for 7.00pm (at the old Post Office)
Guests of Martin & Maggie Brocklehurst (Donations Requested)(Bring a torch and wellies)
7.45pm procession to Village Hall 8.15pm Supper (BYO drinks) 
Info: http://www.facebook.com/Kempley-Events-980615342028461/ 


Tuesday January 31


**Fairport Convention make their annual pilgrimage to The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX  Info: 01684 295074 7.30pm Tickets selling very well already!


Tuesday February 7


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


Wednesday February 8


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Martin Hewett + Musical Folk


Thursday February 9


*Transatlantic Sessions concert (Aly Bain et al) at Birmingham Symphony Hall – a long way to go, and nearly sold out already!


Friday February 10


*Fishermans Friends in concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA  Info: 0844 576 2210


Saturday February 11


**The one and only Shirley Collins at Colston Hall, Bristol BS1 5AR 7.30pm £26.50 Info: 0117 922 3686 Book online at http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson Tickets on sale October 28


Thursday February 16


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 
Wednesday February 22


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Pete Hendy & Ellie Davis + Downfielders tbc


Tuesday March 7


May Thrill at Winchcombe Folk Club


Wednesday March 8


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Gillian Jackson + Kevin Downham


Saturday March 18


*Ace guitarist Keith Hyett is in concert at Notgrove Village Hall


Wednesday March 22


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Gwen Clift & Sue Phillips +Brian McMinn


Wednesday April 5


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Dee Chapman +Dampier’s Round


Thursday April 6


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 
Wednesday April 19


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Pete Hendy + Roger Wilkins


Wednesday May 3


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Lionel Parkhouse + Kan’co (AGM)


Wednesday May 17


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Alan Davies + Musical Folk


Thursday May 25


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 
Saturday May 27


Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venues (until May 29)


Sunday May 28


Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venues (until May 29)


Monday May 29


Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venues (until May 29)


Wednesday May 31


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Marge Hendy + Bee’s Knees


Wednesday June 14


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Madeleine Smith + Peterfolk


Wednesday June 28


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Gwen Clift & Lionel Parkhouse + Gwilym Davies and Band


Wednesday July 12


Witcombe Folk Dance Club at Witcombe Village Hall GL3 4TB from 8pm until 10.30.  Contact Gwen 01453 543254 or Keith 01453 764990 gwen.clift@talktalk.net http://www.witcombefolkdanceclub.btck.co.uk
Club Callers + Musical Folk (Party)


Thursday August 31


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 
Thursday October 19


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 
Thursday December 7


Scottish Dancing at The Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3JE
An afternoon of Scottish Dancing. 2.0pm - 5.0 pm . Tickets at door £5 All dances walked through. Spectators welcome. Come & see what Scottish dancing is like. Please note that no drinks are provided. Please bring your own water. Info: Derek  01452 306857 or Andy 01452 614995
 






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