COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB - DIARY DATES – January/February 2012

The information supplied in this Notice Board is given in good faith and is believed to be correct at the time of printing. We cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or changes. ALWAYS check with venue before travelling as changes can take place without our knowledge.
COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB - DIARY DATES – August/September/October 2012

Hot News
JOSH HARTY will be appearing on:-

Mon Oct 22 12  07.30 PM |
Venue: Montysmusic Acoustic Club
Address: Beadles Golf Centre,
170 Broome Lane' East Goscote,
Leicestershire, LE7 3WQ
Support by - 'Three's Company' (Phil Riley, John Montague & Mick Smith)
Tickets £6 at the door -
Contact details
Mick Smith - 01162603464 - mob 07808583593
John Montague - 0116 2607307 -  mob 07703648007

Next show at the "Best of Friends " CMC at Grantham. Originally, Saturday Oct 6th 2012. now Saturday Oct 13th 2012. features DAVE SHERRIFF. and will be held at The Grantham College. Listener's and Line Dancers, both welcome! Call on 01476 567777 for more details

Name of Club/Venue - Hinckley Act
Day of Week - Various
Contact Person - Keith or Pam Tel 01455 234000 or 01455 631 609 www.hinckley
Address - Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Unit 7 Watling Close, Hinckley, Leicester, LE10 3EZ
Event List:
Simon Mayor and Hilary James – Friday 12 October

Name of Club/Venue -South Kyme Village Hall
Day of Week - Saturday
Contact Person - Josie 01526 860645
Address - South Kyme Village Hall, South Kyme, Lincolnshire, LN4 4AD
All proceeds to Linconshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Service

Name of Club/Venue - Uppertown Social Club
Day of Week - Saturday
Contact Person - Eddie 01246 590502
Address - Uppertown Social Centre, Cullumbell Lane, Uppertown, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 0JF

Name of Club/Venue - The Comancheros CMC
Day of Week - Thursday
Contact Person - Heather McMorrow 07944251890
Address - Arnold Labour Club, 79 High Street Arnold Nottingham NG5 7DO
11th Oct  -  Campbells Country
8th Nov  -  Andy Ash
13th Dec Texas Tornados

Name of Club/Venue - Down County Boys, Bluegrass Nights
Day of Week – Lasdt Friday of the month
Contact Person - Mick Cooper
Address - Lady Jane Public House, Hall Lane, Whitwick, Leicestershire. LE67 5PH

Name of Club/Venue - Saturday Night Live
Day of Week - Saturday
Contact Person - John Montague - 0116 2607307
Address - Frisby-on-the Wreake Village Hall, near Melton Mowbray

Name of Club/Venue - Cades County Country Music Club
Contact Person - Jeff Whitworth Tel 01909 487069
Address - S.M.W. Sports & Social Club, Worksop

Name of Club/Venue - Montysmusic Acoustic Club
Day of Week - Every 2nd Monday - Ring for confirmation
Contact Person - John Montague
Address - Beadles Golf Centre, 170 Broome Lane East Goscote, Leicestershire, LE7 3WQ
Club night, singers welcome - Limited Floor Spots are AvailableSo Advanced Booking Advisable

Name of Club/Venue - Kirton Parish Church
Day of Week - Sunday 2.30 - 5pm
Contact Person - Maureen Pepperdine Tel 01205 722893
Address - Kirton Parish Church, Willington Road, Kirton, Boston Kirton Church, PE20 1EH
14th Oct - Darren Busby

Name of Club/Venue - The Musician
Day of Week - Various
Contact Person - Venue Tel 0116 2510080
Address - Clyde Street, Leicester

Name of Club/Venue - Best of Friends CMC
Day of Week - Saturday
Contact Person - Neville Tel 01476 567777 or 07902 622139
Address - The Masonic Hall, Chambers Street, Grantham, NG31 8BL
27th Oct - The Ray Peters Band - CANCELLED
3rd Nov - Wells Fargo one off Special 'Reunion Night + Mick Smith
17th Nov - Double barrel
8th Dec - Christmas Show featuring Mel Paul & Mary Lacey

Name of Club/Venue - Northern Renegades CMC
Day of Week - Thursdays
Contact Person - Sheila Nickells -Pagett Tel 01283 568340
Address - Shobnall Sports and Social Club (Old Robirch Club), Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent, DE 142 B

A list of venues to play & sing at with days/times & addresses where known, some have websites.
'Scrag End Folk Club' Oakthorpe, Leicestershire. 'Shoulder Of Mutton Pub' Oakthorpe. Singaround every Sunday
King Billy's at the Blacksmiths arms, Quorn, Leicestershire, sing around 8.30 pm each week.
2nd Monday in month at 'The New Inn Peggs Green' Leicestershire. 'New Inn Folk Club' singaround.starts after diner's finish at 8.30 approx.
2nd Monday in month 'Guy's Bluegrass Jamming Session' at the 'Odd House' Snarestone, Leicsestershire, 8.30, LE12 7DQ
Last Monday in month at The Plough Inn, Heather Leics. Guy's Picking session starts 8.30.
1st & 3rd Monday in month - acoustic music (no singing) at the 'Lady Jane Pub' Whitwick starts 8.30.·
'Vernon Arms Folk & Acoustic Club' every Tuesday - 8.30 Spondon near Derby. 'plug & play'
Lunchtime weekly. 'Home Before Dark Club' - see web site 'tegas' (the electric guitar appreciation society) 12 noon -- 2pm each week - we play 50s / 60s pop music to people of that generation. At the 'George Ward Community Centre Barwell near Hinkley.
3rd Wednesday in month 'Newbold Verdon folk Club' plug & play start 8.30. pm. at the 'working man's club' Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire.
'Loughborough Acoustic club', 'Fennel St.Club' Loughborough. plug & play starts 8.30.
3rd Friday in month 'The Black Swan' 21 Loughborough road, Shepshed, Leics. 8.15 start.

Name of Club/Venue - Chasey's Open Mic Sessions.
Day of Week - Wednesday
Contact Person - Steve Chase 01773 780981 or 07515144716
Venue - The Café Bar Contempory, Nottingham
Wed 9th May all singers, musicians and poets welcome
8 til 11 Free entry.  Hosted by Steve Chase

Chasey’s goes to the seaside. Open Mic Weekend Get Together on March 8th, 9th and 10th 2013, at the Delmont Hotel, Scarborough

Name of Club/Venue - Guy’s ‘Open Mike’ Session.
Day of Week - Monday
Contact Person - Guy Rogers Tel 07961061489
The Plough Inn, Main Street, Heather, Leicestershire. LE67 2QP
Last Monday in the month. Note this is an ‘Open Mike’ night 3 songs from each act.

Name of Club/Venue - The Plough,
Day of Week - Monday
Contact Person Yvonne Dreyer Tel 0115 9249438
Address St Peter's St. Radford, Nottingham. Post Code .
Date Artist Artist Contact Details
American Singaround - First Monday in the month. Starts 8pm. Bluegrass, old-time, country, gospel.

Name of Club/Venue - Acoustic Knights
Day of Week - Monday
Contact Person - Bob Spencer Tel 01455 848 351
Address - Royal Arms, Main Street, Sutton Cheeney, Warks. CV13 0AG
First Tuesday every month – Acoustic music evening - £2 entry – 8.30 to 11.00

Name of Club/Venue - Old Time & Bluegrass Session Day of Week Monday
Contact Person Andrew Metcalfe Tel
Address The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, Northants
Third Monday of every Month 8.00pm start

Name of Club/Venue - Guy’s Bluegrass Jamming Session.
Day of Week - Monday
Contact Person - Guy Rogers Tel 07961061489
Address - Odd House Inn, Bosworth Road, Snarestone, Leics. Post Code DE12 7DQ.
Second Monday in the month. Note this is an ‘In the Round’ Session. All levels of ability welcome.

The Cafe Bar Contemporary Nott          1st Wed of the Month         Plug and Play        Steve Chase  - 07515144716
The Dixies Arms Bagthorpe Notts         Last Thurs of Month           Plug and Play        Tony and Vicky - 01773 810505
The Duke Of Wellington Kirkby in Ash   Last Wed of the Month       Plug and Play        Martin Carey - 07836583003
The Horse and Jockey Selston              Every Wednesday             Acoustic                Brian
The Old Poets Corner Ashover              Every Tuesday                   Acoustic                Andy Flint  07801945293
The Bagthorpe Cowshed Collective        Random Events                 Acoustic                Al  -  07810651519
Duke Of Sussex Sutton In Ashfield        1st Thurs of the month       Acoustic                Bev and Andy Weston
The Open Mic @ Crocus   Nottingham   Random Events                 Acoustic                Steven Palmer Jones
The Wyvern Kirkby in Ashfield               2nd Friday of the Month      Acoustic            

Name of Club/Venue - Folk, Blues And Beyond
Day of Week/Time - Thursday 19.00-20.00
Contact Person - Pete James Tel 01664 565315
Address - 103 The Eye, PO Box 103 Melton Mobray, Leicestershire Post Code LE13 9AW
A Country Music Programme Thursday, 19.00-20.00

International Tour Dates

BOB CHEEVERS -  Tour Dates November to Dec 2012
Nov 1s thurs... The Railway Inn, 3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester, SO22 5AE
Nov 2nd fri...Square And Compass, Worth Matravers, Swanage, Dorset BH1 93LF
Nov 3rd Sat …The Shoe Inn w/Bob Long/Keith Miller support, A36 Salisbury Road
Plaitford, Nr Romsey’ Hampshire SO51 6EE
Nov 4th...sun... The Platform Tavern w/Bob Long/Keith Miller support, Town Quay Southampton
SO14 2NY’ 8:30 with support by Bob Long and Keith Miller
Nov 6th...tues...The Cellars At Eastney, 56, Cromwell Rd., Eastney, Southsea, Hants., PO4 9PN
Nov 9th...friday...with Baby Face Nelson And The Contra Band as support, Farncombe (Surrey), Farncombe Music Club @ St. John's Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3EH,
Nov 11th...sun...TwickFolk, The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Rd, Twickenham, Middx. W13SZ
Nov 13th...tues...The 12 Bar Club, 22-3 Denmark Place, London WC2 H8NL
Nov The Guitar Bar, Hotel Deux, Cumberland Ave, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham
Nov 16th...fri...Queenshead, 29 Chesterfield Rd, Belper Derbyshire DE56 1FF
Nov 17th...sat...Monty’s Traveling Music Show, Frisby Village Hall, 15 Water Lane, Frisby on the
Wreake, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2NP
Nov 18th...sun...The Greystone, Greystone Rd. Sheffield, S11 7BS
Nov 20th...tues...Wangford Community Centre, Millfields, Wangford, Beckcles, Suffolk NR34 8RG
Nov 22nd...thurs...Speck house concert, The Gables, Northside Road, Hollym, HU19 2RS
Nov 23rd...fri...The Tap At Grafton, 114-116 Grafton St, Hull, HU5 2NP
Nov 24th..sat.. Porters, Tynemouth Station, Station Terrace, North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE304RE
Nov 25th...sun... Nov 25th...sun...Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, Northumberland NE65 7SR
Nov The Inn at Lathones, Largoward  St. Andrews, Fife, KY9 1JE
Nov 29th...thurs...Torphichen Inn, 7, The Square, Torphichen, West Lothian, Near Falkirk, Scotland.
Nov 30th. Nov 30th..Berits & Brown,2 Parklands Ave,Eurocentral nr Coatbridge,Scotland,L1WQ
Dec 1st...sat... Greyfriars Bar & Restaurant, 15 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PG, Scotland
Dec 2nd...sun...Murry and Adriana’s House Concert, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Saturday 20th October 2012: GATESHEAD
Sunday 21st October 2012: CHORLEY (Lancashire)
Monday 22nd October 2012: COTTINGHAM (East Yorkshire)
Wednesday 24th October 2012: WINCHESTER - The Attic @ The Railway
Thursday 25th October 2012: EXETER - The Barnfield Theatre
Friday 26th October 2012: GLASGOW - The Woodend Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club
Saturday 27th October 2012: TINGEWICK (near Buckingham) - Tingewick Village Hall Sunday 28th October 2012: NOTTINGHAM - The Maze @ The Forest Tavern Monday 29th October 2012: BRISTOL – St. Bonaventure's Club
Tuesday 30th October 2012: LONDON - Pull Up The Roots @ The Slaughtered Lamb Wednesday 31st October 2012: SHEFFIELD - The Greystones
Thursday 1st November 2012: BELFAST - The Errigle Inn (The Real Music Club)

Sun Nov 4                     Glasgow, The Arches
Mon Nov 5                    Gateshead The Sages
Tues Nov 6                   Sheffield Memorial Hall
Thurs Nov 8                  Milton Keynes The Stables
Fri Nov 9                       London Bush Hall
Sat Nov 10                    Pontypridd Muni
Sun Nov 11                   Leamington Spa The Assembly
Wed Nov 14                  New Brighton Floral Pavillion

Thurs 22 Nov     LONDON Islington Assembly Halls  08700 603 777
Fri 23 Nov         OXFORD Bullington Arms  01296 748268
Sun 25 Nov       MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge  0161 832 1111
Mon 26 Nov      EDINBURGH Pleasance  0131 220 3234
Wed 28 Nov      NEWCASTLE Cluny  0191 230 4474

Thu Oct 11 12  07:00 PM | London,  UK
Venue: Green Note
Address: London, UK
Details: Supporting Eric Taylor

Sun Oct 14 12  02:00 PM | Worth Matravers, DOR UK
Venue: Square & Compass
Address: Worth Matravers, DOR, UK

Tue Oct 16 12  08:30 PM | Amberley, WSX UK
Venue: Amberley Folk Club @ The Black Horse
Address: High Street, Amberley, WSX, BN19NL, UK

Thu Oct 18 12  07:30 PM | Brighton, BNH UK
Venue: The Basement
Address: 24 Kensington St, Brighton, BNH, BN1 4AJ, UK
Details: Supporting Sam Baker

Sat Oct 20 12  02:00 PM | England,  UK
Venue: Songs From The Shed
Address: England, England, UK

Sun Oct 21 12  07:45 PM | Twickenham,  UK
Venue: TwickFolk
Address: Cabbage Patch Pub, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ, UK

Mon Oct 22 12  07.30 PM |
Venue: Montysmusic Acoustic Club
Address: Beadles Golf Centre,
170 Broome Lane' East Goscote,
Leicestershire, LE7 3WQ
Support by - 'Three's Company' (Phil Riley, John Montague & Mick Smith)
Tickets £6 at the door -
Contact details
Mick Smith - 01162603464 - mob 07808583593
John Montague - 0116 2607307 -  mob 07703648007

Wed Oct 24 12  08:00 PM | Nottingham,  UK
Venue: Private House Concert
Address: Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Thu Oct 25 12  07:30 PM | Liverpool,  UK
Venue: Woody Guthrie Folk Club@The Ship & Mitre Upstairs
Address: Dale Street, Liverpool, UK

Fri Oct 26 12  08:00 PM | Liverpool,  UK
Venue: House Concert
Address:, Liverpool, UK
Details: For address and information

Sun Oct 28 12  08:00 PM | Sheffield, YOR UK
Venue: The Greystones
Address: Greystones Road, Sheffield, YOR, S11 7BS, UK

Tue Oct 30 12  08:00 PM | York, YOR UK
Venue: The Fulford Arms
Address: 121 Fulford Rd, York, YOR, YO10 4EX, UK

Wed Oct 31 12  08:00 PM | Berwick-upon-Tweed,  UK
Venue: Barrels Ale House
Address: TD15 1ES 59-61 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

Thu Nov 01 12  08:00 PM | Ashington,  UK
Venue: Ashington Folk Club
Address: Institute Road, NE63 8HP, Ashington, UK

Fri Nov 02 12  07:00 PM | Arbroath,  UK
Venue: Hospitalfield
Address: DD11 2NH, Arbroath, UK
Details: w/Andy Spiller

Sat Nov 03 12  07:00 PM | Edinburgh,  UK
Venue: Douglas Robertson's House Concert
Address: Reserved Seats available at, Edinburgh, UK
Details: email for show time and information.

Wed Nov 07 12  08:00 PM | London,  UK
Venue: The Luxe
Address: London, UK

Mon Nov 12 12  08:00 PM | Kildare,  IE
Venue: Mick Murphy's
Address: Ballymore Eustace, Kildare, IE
Details: Ballymore Acoutic Gigs

Tue Nov 13 12  08:00 PM | Wexford, WX IE
Venue: The Sky & The Ground
Address: 112 South Main St., Wexford, WX, 00000, IE

Wed Nov 14 12  08:00 PM | Galway,  IE
Venue: House Concert
Address: email, Galway, IE
Details: email for details

Thu Nov 15 12  08:00 PM | Connemara,  IE
Venue: House Concert
Address: email, Connemara, IE
Details: email for details

Saturday, October 6, 2012, Artist Residency @ HANSA 48, Kiel, Germany
The first night of Chastity Brown's artist residency in Kiel, Germany at Hansa 48, a cultural arts center at Hansa Strasse 48, 24118 Kiel.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Artist Residency @ HANSA 48, Kiel, Germany
The second night of Chastity Brown's artist residency in Kiel, Germany at Hansa 48, a cultural arts center at Hansa Strasse 48, 24118 Kiel. Ticket price and door/show time TBA.

Saturday, October 20, 2012, "Americana Vintage Bus Trip" @ The Cluny, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Chastity Brown plays a set as part of UK roots specialists Jumpin Hot Club's "Americana Vintage Bus Trip," a bill that takes place at three separate venues, and also includes My Darling Clementine, Tom Paley's Old Time Moonshine Revue, and the Mastersons. Chastity's set is at 9pm @ THE CLUNY -

Sunday, October 21, 2012, The Green Note, London, United Kingdom, Chastity Brown's London debut at the acclaimed roots venue in Camden Town. She co-bills with Myshkin! Ticket price £9.00

Monday 1 Manchester Castle Hotel  with Ruarri Joseph
Tuesday 2 Nottingham Bodega  with Ruarri Joseph
Wednesday 3 Liverpool Mello Mello  with Ruarri Joseph
Thursday 4 Birmingham Glee Club  with Ruarri Joseph
Friday 5 Southampton Joiners  with Ruarri Joseph
Monday 8 Guildford The Boileroom  with Ruarri Joseph
Tuesday 9 London Borderline  with Ruarri Joseph
Wednesday 10 Brighton Komedia  with Ruarri Joseph
Thursday 11 Exeter Phoenix  with Ruarri Joseph
Saturday 13 Bristol Louisana  with Ruarri Joseph
Sunday 14 Falmouth The Poly  with Ruarri Joseph
Saturday 20 Cardiff SWN Festival


Folk and Old Time Music Diary Dates  -  2012

BGs have a new album out! 'Won't You be Cruel to be Kind?' You can order it on the Buffalo Gals Website, or by contacting Kate.
Buffao Gals Stampede      Box Office 01373 465 949
Buffalo Gals Stampede is a thrilling new show featuring the talents of three of the UKs finest step-dancers, in a music and dance extravaganza. The dynamic synchronised and syncopated foot music of our team of dancers is woven in with Buffalo Gals' ever popular mix of old-time American music, humour, stories, and audience involvement. Jake and Dan Eccles present step-dance from its roots to its present form in an entertaining and captivating fashion.
September 7-9, Friday through Sunday
Sweet Sunny South Old Time American Music Festival, Fairlight Lodge Hotel, Fairlight Road, Hastings TN35 5DR
A delightful and intimate festival, featuring workshops, concerts, slow Jams, picking Sessions, real ales pub Grub, and camping facilities!  Box Office: 7 Badgers Way, Hastings,TN34 2QD Tel 01424 423230  Tickets: £32 full weekend, £19 Saturday all day, £11 Friday or Saturday concert only, £6 workshops, £3 camping per night

Bristol - 2nd Thursday of the month
Hillgrove Porter Stores, 53 Hillgrove St North, off Dove St, Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8LT

Hop Pole, Aylesbury on the first Monday of the month. Contact Andy Pridgeon 01844 238203

Oxford - LAST Thursday of the month - The Red Lion, 130 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford   OX2 8PG   More details from: by phone on 01865 552111

Last Thursday of the month session in Oxford.  Old time and bluegrass (and not much else).  More old time fiddlers needed!  So come along.  Red Lion, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8PG  More details:

Session:  Six Bells, 11 Covent Gardent, Cambridge CB1 2HS  Contact Julie Watson

The Birkbeck, Leyton, London. Last Tuesday of the month.  Contact Paul Warner 07990 737539

Plume of Feathers, Castlemorton, nr Malvern, Worcestershire. Wednesdays 8:30pm

There is an Old time/Bluegrass Session that takes place on the first Friday of each month at the George III Hotel, Penmaenpool, Gwynedd, N. Wales.

The Manchester Cajun session is at The Beech pub on Blackburn Rd, Chorlton, on the last Tues of every month

Newcastle upon Tyne session:  The Gathering American Old-Time Music Session  -  The Fusilier, off Victoria Ave, off Station Road, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 0JB  Monday evenings from 8.30 pm  contact:

Weekly session every Thursday in Bakewell at the Queen’s Arms, on the market square in the middle of town, opposite the co-op supermarket. The postal address is Bridge street and the postcode is DE45 1DS
Contact is Steve Wise. email:, tel:07986 903409

Cambridge Bluegrass and Old Time Session, 2nd or 3rd Wed of month at Six Bells, Covent Garden, off Mill Rd, Cambridge. Contact Julie Watson at

Bournemouth Folk continues to promote monthly gigs of old-time, bluegrass and Americana bands. More information:

Old Time Session at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, Contact Bob and Sibs on 01736 332821 for dates, and/or to be put on the mailing list.

Old Time & Bluegrass Session at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, Northants (3rd Monday of every Month) 8.00pm start.  Contact Alan Metcalfe

Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions (ROOTS) meets at 8 pm on the first and third Wednesday every month in the bar of the Rainham Oast Community Centre, next to Rainham Railway station in Kent.  Plenty of floor spots, mainly playing, dancing and singing to old time.  People encouraged to join in, especially beginners, the club is acoustic, all welcome.  Also at ROOTS we have a slow jam session on the last Friday every month all welcome   ; contact Graham on 01634 260281,

Old-time & bluegrass session  Blue Lion pub, 133 Gray's Inn Road, London. Meet every other Wednesday, gathering from around 7 and playing tunes from 8.   If anyone would like to be on the email list, please email

Thursdays at 8.00 pm or  01273 478124
Our Future Guests will include:-
* Jim & Lynette Eldon (July 19th)
* Sisters Unlimited (September 13th)
* Jerry Epstein & Ralph Bodington (September 27th)
* Jeff Warner (October 4th)
* Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick (October 11th)

MEETS on Saturdays at 8.15pm
VENUE: Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street, London NW1 2HR (on the corner of Cobourg Street, near Euston and Euston Square stations; parking is easy), on Saturdays at 8.15pm
INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700; (PUB: 020 7387 5440 - but they're not very aware of the folk club details)
ENTRANCE: Members: £6, non-members: £7  (unwaged £1.50 less), except on nights marked *, when it will be £7 and £8. Membership: £2 for the year
ACCESS: The club room is up a short staircase.
RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger, Gail Williams, Peta Webb, Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve