Diary




On this page I will attempt to catalogue the Folk Music orientated activities in the Southport and surrounding area.


If you would like to inform me of any events going on in the area I will try to post them up here for you

These dates are subject to change please check first to avoid disappointment


Regular Events:-.....1st Monday Singers session, 3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming

I can also recommend Nev Grundy's Blog ReARM which covers local music & real ale news & views.

Bothy Membership discounts at The Atkinson. (Selected Events only) Please note – these offers are only for Bothy members and they should show their cards when booking, when booking online or telephone use the code bfc  this should get you a £2 discount. Tickets are limited to the Bothy members and a guest.

Where is says (Weekly) or (Fortnightly) generally the other nights are singers nights





2018


Sunday 14th October

Bothy

Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

Monday 15th October

Guest House Music Session

3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 17th October

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

 John Ward Trio   The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Thursday 18th October

The Atkinson Southport

Stick in the Wheel.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Friday 19th October

Gregson Lane Folk Club

John Tams & Barry Cooope,   Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Friday 19th October

Frodsham Folk Club

Gerry Ffrench,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Friday 19th October

Folk at the Barlow


Nick Dow  ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Sunday 21st October

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Friday 26th October

Bothy

Album Launch

'Free Evening’

Album Launch for Freedom’s Light, Geoff Parry’s latest charity album, Hosted by Geoff Parry & Nev Grundy, featuring

Chris & Siobhan Nelson, Pete Rimmer, Nev Grundy Dai Thomas & more....

7-30 start,  Free Admission (but please buy a CD)

All funds raised got to Southport Kidney Fund

Friday 26th October

Mellor Brook

 Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Mellor Brook Community Centre, 7 Whalley Rd Mellor Brook, BB2 7PR Tickets

Sunday 28th October

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Wednesday 31st October

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

 Jody Kruskal  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 2nd November

Longton

The Well - Dressed Gentlemen   Longton VM Club  Longton PR4 5DL     Tickets £7.00 from KTB music 01772 933042 / 01772 616974 or eventbrite

Sunday 4th November

Bothy

Hunter Muskett

Monday 5th November

Guest House Song Session

1st Monday Song session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 7th November

Formby Folk Club

Loctuptogether,    The Gild Hall,Church Rd, Formby, L37 3NG details Bob Anderton 01704-873319

Thursday 8th November

The Atkinson Southport

Peter Knights Gigspanner.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Saturday 10th November

Bothy Ceilidh Southport

Bothy Ceilidh at St Johns Hall, Wright St, Southport, PR9 0TU with Natty Jacks Band and caller Roger Downing

Sunday 11th November

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Wednesday 14th November

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

 Jon Brindley  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 15th November

Mellor Brook

 Siobhan Miller, Mellor Brook Community Centre, 7 Whalley Rd Mellor Brook, BB2 7PR

Friday 16th November

Frodsham Folk Club

Chris Cleverly,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Friday 16th November

Folk at the Barlow


Brian Peters  ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Saturday 17th November

The Atkinson Southport

The High Kings.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 18th November

Bothy

Sarah McQuaid

Monday 19th November

Guest House Music Session

3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Friday23rd November

The Atkinson Southport

Martyn Joseph.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 25th November

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Sunday 25th November

Longton

Standing In Line by Lester Simpson [Coope Boyes & Simpson], Nigel Corbett & Mike Bettison To mark the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Lester Simpson presents the story of his Uncle, Albert Scrimshaw, who died at Passendale. The show features Lester’s songs and songs from the period, and projected images and the poems of Wilfred Owen, Seigfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling.

This is a spot on production tickets £10      01772 616974

Wednesday 28th November

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

 The Teacups  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 30th November

Gregson Lane Folk Club

Scolds Bridle,plus special guests Risky Business,    Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 2nd December

Bothy

John Kirkpatrick ‘Carolling & Crumpets Christmas Show’

Monday 3rd December

Guest House Song Session

1st Monday Song session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 5th December

Ormskirk Edge Hill Art Centre

A ‘Christmas Carol’in Concert  with Chris Green & Sophie Matthews Edge Hill University St Helens Road Ormskirk Lancashire L39 4QP 01695 584480

Wednesday 5th December

The Atkinson Southport

Merry Hell.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Thursday 6th December

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Singers Night   Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Thursday 6th December

The Atkinson Southport

Belshazzar’s Feast.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Friday 7th December

The Atkinson Southport

Carols & Capers: Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 9th December

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Wednesday 12th December

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

 Scolds Bridle  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 14th December

The Atkinson Southport

Cork Jackets & Drill.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333  The Great Lifeboat Disaster of 1886 – Back by Popular demand! Cork, Jackets and Drill tells the story , through original songs and narration of the 1886 Southport lifeboat disaster, which claimed the lives of almost all the crew members of the Southport and St Anne’s lifeboats. The impoverished fishermen of Southport, Lytham and St Anne’s bravely attempted to save the crew of the German ship Mexico which came into distress off the Southport sands. The songs and script are by Southport-based playwright Len Pentin, whose work has been performed at Liverpool’s top theatres, BBC Radio Merseyside and the London fringe. Performed by Chris Nelson, Siobhan Nelson, Len Pentin, Clive Pownceby, Pete Rimmer,  Colin Wayte and Mike Huddart

Friday 14th December

Frodsham Folk Club

Les Barker,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Sunday 16th December

Bothy

Dave Webber & Annie Fentiman

Monday 16th December

Guest House Music Session

3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Thurday 20th December

Gregson Lane Folk Club

Residents & Singers Night Christmas Special    Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 23rd December

Bothy

Party Night & Hot Pot


2019 Happy New Year


Sunday 6th January 2019

Bothy

Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer

Monday 7th January

Guest House Song Session

1st Monday Song session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 9th January

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

Jim Moray  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Sunday 13th January

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Sunday 20th January

Bothy

Steve Turner

Monday 21st January

Guest House Music Session

3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 23rd January

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

The Local Honeys  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 25th January

Gregson Lane Folk Club

Ken Nicol,    Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 27th January

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Friday1st February

The Atkinson Southport

Fairport Convention ,  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 3rd February

Bothy

Rosie Hood & Lucy Huzzard

Wednesday 6th February

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

Ninebarrow  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Sunday 10th February

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)

Friday15th & Saturday 16th February

The Atkinson Southport

'Love Folk’ Festival

Friday :- Martin and Eliza Carthy + Faustus ,

Saturday:- Shakleton Trio, Mawkin, Roving Crows, Sound of the Sirens, Blackbeard’s Tea Party.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 17th February

Bothy

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

Monday 18th February

Guest House Music Session

3rd Monday Music session, 8-15pm The Guest House, Union St, Southport, stocks an excellent 'real ale' selection. Check before coming! E-Mail

Wednesday 20th February

The Willows Folk Club,  Wrea Green

Ewan McLennan  The Willows Folk Club,   Wrea Green Institute (The Tute), Station Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PH (new Venue)

Friday 22nd February

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 North Sea Gas,    Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 24th February

Bothy

Singers Night (Singers nights can be very popular. So performers, please come early to be sure of a spot)







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