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Wednesday February 22

*Dr Abigail Gardner (University of Gloucestershire) will talk on ‘Ageing, Travelling Folk: Sam Lee and Songs across Time’. at the Francis Close Campus of the University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, at 7.15.p.m in room TC002a
Sam Lee is a British songwriter and collector whose music is a reimagining of traditional English and traveller folk music. He travels around the UK, working with elderly travellers and amateur folk singers to recast and reinterpret their songs.
Abigail is a principal lecturer in popular music at the university. Her research focus is in music and ageing, music documentary, and music and gender. She is currently part of a European Media Project ‘Mystory’ funded by Erasmus+ that brings together teachers, media and education academics and technicians from all across Europe. There is a small £2 entrance fee for non-members of Gloucester Philosophical Society Info: http://glosphilsoc.net/

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guest: Gloucester Diamonds SORRY! Pub Closed due to fire – more info soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 23

**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, caller Gerald Tween will 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 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 last Thursday

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

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

Gloucestershire Mixed Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 8 – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 wodensown@gmail.com

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

Friday February 24

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 February 25

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 Ciac Boum (from France)

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

Sunday February 26

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

*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. at Mr Twitchett's, Subscription Rooms, 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 www.sallyatham.com

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

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

Monday February 27
(Collop Monday - http://calendarcustoms.com/articles/collop-monday/ )

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday February 28

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

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: 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/

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

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

MARCH
Wednesday March 1

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guest: Slipstone SORRY! Pub Closed due to fire – more info soon

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 Steve Turner & Helena Torpy

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 March 2

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

Eclectic Music session at The Daneway Inn, Sapperton GL7 6LN starts 8.30pm, 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

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)

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/

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

Gloucestershire Mixed Morris at Miserden Village Hall, GL6 7JA 8 – 9.30pm £2 per session to cover costs. Singles or couples welcome! Info: Phil 07817009121 wodensown@gmail.com

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

Haywain Folk (Singaround/Music Session) at The Farmer's Arms, Horse Road, Wellington Heath, nr Ledbury HR8 1LS Telephone (pub) : 01531 634776 8pm Free Info: Stephanie rose_stephanie@hotmail.co.uk 1st Thursday

Friday March 3

*Keith Hyett in concert at 7.30 pm Tredington Village Hall GL20 7BP Tickets £7.00 Info: http://www.keithhyettguitarist.co.uk

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

*Clive Carroll - ace acoustic guitarist in a "1000 yrs of music" concert - Clifford's Mesne 01531 821654

Saturday March 4

*Ninebarrow (duo from Dorset nominated for Horizon category in 2017 BBC Folk Awards) in concerts at Gretton Village Hall nr Winchcombe 7.30pm tickets email jankingsmead@btinternet.com

Stroud Ceilidh at Subscription Rooms, Stroud GL5 1AE Info: 01453 760900 http://stroudceilidhs.co.uk with Threepenny Bit, caller Will Hall

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

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

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

Saturday March 4

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

Sunday March 5

Forest Folk Club at the The Royal Oak, Whitecroft near Lydney GL15 4PG Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start. Singers Night £2 Info: jan@forestfolkclub.com Club web site: http://www.forestfolkclub.com

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
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Monday March 6

Tuesday March 7

May Thrill at Winchcombe Folk Club

Wednesday March 8

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guest: Tim Manning

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

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

Sunday March 12

Cheltenham Folk Club, Sandford Park Alehouse (upstairs) 20 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DZ. 8pm – 10.45pm Parking in nearby streets and the Bath Parade car park (FREE after 8pm). No Tunes session this week, starts at 8.15, then floorspots/guest. Info: 01242 571185 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/

Tuesday March 14

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

Wednesday March 15

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guest: Si Barron

Saturday March 18

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

*Blarneystone, Bouzatina, and Irish dance Keiran in concert at The Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 2YF Info: Tickets £8 from http://www.malverncube.com 01684 575363

Sunday March 19

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 Singaround

Wednesday March 22

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guest: Wildwood Jack

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

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

Friday March 24

*Maddy Prior MBE (Steeleye Span) with Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and Hannah James (Lady Maisery) in concert at Playhouse Theatre Bath Road Cheltenham 7HG 7.45pm £16.50 Info: 01242 522852

*Gilmore & Roberts in concert at MacKenzie Hall, Brockweir, Chepstow NP16 7NW 7.30 for 8pm £10 Info: Adrian 0291 689812 adrainbirch1@gmail.com Refresments availble BYO alcohol

Saturday March 25

*Maddy Prior MBE (Steeleye Span) with Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and Hannah James (Lady Maisery) in concert at Prema Arts Centre, Bethesda Chapel, Uley GL11 5SS £20 Info: 01453 860703

*Karen Tweed (acc) & Ivan Miletitch (gtr) live at Staranise Arts Cafe, Stroud 7:45pm

Tuesday March 28

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

Wednesday March 29

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ Guests: May Thrill


Saturday March 25

Storytelling with Fiona Eadie at Ruskin Mill, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth GL6 0LA Info: 01453 837537 10.30am £4

Wednesday March 29

Folk evening at Carpenter's Arms Miserden GL6 7JA Info: Kevin 01285 821283 http://www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk/ With guests: May Thrill

Friday March 31

*May Thrill at The Tall Ship

Saturday April 1

*Gilmore & Roberts in concert at Woodmancote Village Hall, Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, GL52 9HX
8pm £10 Info: 0797 007 8220 Or online http://www.wegottickets.com/smedsongs www.smedsongs.com

Tuesday April 4

*Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe in concert at The Roses Theatre, Sun Street Tewkesbury GL19 5NX Info: 01684 295074

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

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

Thursday April 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

Friday April 7

*Ceilidh at Marling School, Cainscross Road, Stroud GL5 4HE. 8 pm – 11.30 pm, with the Phoenix Dance Band and caller Derek Kingscote. Tickets are available online from www.strouddistrictfoodbank.org.uk There is a link there to the online ticket site. £11.20 a head. Tickets on the door £12. There will be a paying bar. All profits will go to the Stroud District foodbank.

Saturday April 8

*The Sound World Of The Celts, The Field Centre, nr. Nailsworth, Glos (+ 10 April as an optional 3rd day)
This ground-breaking workshop will vividly evoke for you Celtic Soundscapes, from the mountains and glens of Scotland and the Hebridean Islands to the Celtic Otherworld of Ireland. Info: http://tonalismusic.co.uk/images/pdfs/8-10_April_Sound_World_of_the_Celts_GLOS.pdf
For All Enquiries please ring 01666 890460 or email: info@tonalismusic.co.uk

Sunday April 9

*The Sound World Of The Celts, The Field Centre, nr. Nailsworth, Glos (+ 10 April as an optional 3rd day)
This ground-breaking workshop will vividly evoke for you Celtic Soundscapes, from the mountains and glens of Scotland and the Hebridean Islands to the Celtic Otherworld of Ireland. Info: http://tonalismusic.co.uk/images/pdfs/8-10_April_Sound_World_of_the_Celts_GLOS.pdf
For All Enquiries please ring 01666 890460 or email: info@tonalismusic.co.uk

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

Thursday April 13
(Maundy Thursday)

Feast of Fiddles annual tour at Roses Theatre – Tickets now on sale – sure to be a sell out!

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

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

Saturday April 22

*Alaw in concert at MacKenzie Hall, Brockweir, Chepstow NP16 7NW 7.30 for 8pm £10 Info: Adrian 0291 689812 adrainbirch1@gmail.com Refresments availble BYO alcohol

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 Kantref

Sunday April 23
(St George’s Day – celebrate the national day of our local Gloucestershire hero!)

*Cara Dillon in concert at 7.45pm Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve GL52 8LU Info: 0333 666 3366 cleeveconcerts@hotmail.com www.cleeveconcerts.com

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

Monday April 24

*Annual Service of Royal Society of St George at Gloucester Cathedral 7.30pm Medals and uniform will be worn, ladies are encouraged to wear hats!

Wednesday April 26

*Hattie Briggs in concert at Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ £12 Info: 01242 572573 http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/

Thursday April 27

*Darren Hayman in concert at Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ £12 Info: 01242 572573 http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/

Friday April 28

*Martin Carthy in concert at Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ £12 Info: 01242 572573 http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/

*Saturday April 29

Martha Tilston in concert at Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1HQ £12 Info: 01242 572573 http://www.everymantheatre.org.uk/

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)

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

Wednesday May 17

**The Amazing Kate Rusby (The Barnsley Nightingale) at Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA 7.30pm £24 Info: 0844 576 2210

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

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

Saturday May 20
(World Fiddle Day - http://worldfiddleday.com/)

Sunday May 21

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

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

Friday May 26

At the Mariners' Church, Gloucester Docks the Shanty Festival opening concert will take place from 7-9pm and this year will feature Joe Stead (ex-Kimbers' Men) performing his acclaimed show 'Valparaiso Round the Horn'. Joe will be ably supported by Oxford's favourite shanty crew Short Drag Roger and the 2 Anchors. Tickets are now on sale, profits to the Severn Area Rescue Association, £8 advance/£10 doors: box office: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk

Saturday May 27

Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, Gloucester The showcase Saturday evening Concert in support of the Severn Area Rescue Association will be headed up by The Longest Johns, from Bristol. This year has been a good year for the boys who reached the top three of the choirs in the South West in Gareth Malone's BBC TV show "The Choir". Support acts to be announced. tickets £8 advance/£10 doors: box office: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk

Tall Ships Festival (until May 29) Info: http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/tallships

Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venues around 30 acts will again descend on the town in order to bring a taste of the sea to Gloucester City Centre and to the Docks (until May 29) Info: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk

Pre Festival concert for Mitcheldean Folk Festival

Sunday May 28

Tall Ships Festival (until May 29) Info: http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/tallships


Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venues around 30 acts will again descend on the town in order to bring a taste of the sea to Gloucester City Centre and to the Docks (until May 29) Info: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk

Monday May 29

Tall Ships Festival (until May 29) Info: http://www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/tallships

Gloucester Shanty Festival, various venuesaround 30 acts will again descend on the town in order to bring a taste of the sea to Gloucester City Centre and to the Docks (until May 29) Info: www.gloucestershantyfestival.co.uk

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

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

Sunday June 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 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guest: Paul Burgess

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

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

Sunday June 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 http://cheltenhamfc.org.uk/ Guest TBA

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

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

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)

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

Friday July 14
Mitcheldean folk festival (until 16th)

Saturday July 15

Mitcheldean folk festival (until 16th)

Sunday July 16

Mitcheldean folk festival

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

2018

Saturday January 13

Stroud Wassail – preceded by two weeks of activities in and around the Stroud Valleys Info: http://stroudwassail.com/





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