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


Wednesday 10th January

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


  The Hut People ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Sunday 14th January

Bothy

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

Monday 15th 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

Friday 19th January

Folk at the Barlow


 Gary & Vera Aspey ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Friday 19th January

Frodsham Folk Club

  50th Anniversary Night with Keith Price ,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Sunday 21st January

Bothy

Peter & Barbara Snape

Wednesday 24th January

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


 Zoe Mulford and Tom Kitching  ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 26th January

The Atkinson Southport

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

Friday 26th January

Concert Tarleton

Untrained Melody, An Evening of Folk & Blues at Tarleton Bowling Club, 7-30 Tickets £5 inc ‘nibbles’.

Sunday 28th January

Bothy

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

Thursday 1st February

The Atkinson Southport

The Tannahill Weavers .  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 4th February

Bothy

Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

Monday 5th February

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 February

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


 Cassie and Maggie MacDonald  ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 9th February

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast £12 ,     Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club , Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

9th & 10th February

The Atkinson Southport

 Love Folk Festival 2018 . With Lindesfarne, Jim Moray, Andy May Trio, Rachel Newton Trio, Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra, Holy Moly & The Crackers,  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 11th February

Bothy

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

Friday 16th February

Concert EDDA Ainsdale

Pete Rimmer, ‘A Concert of Songs Written by Donovan’ with support from Chris & Siobhan Nelson. Featuring songs, everything from some of the big hits from the 60s such as Mellow Yellow, Colours and Catch the Wind to lesser known songs such as The Ferryman’s Daughter, Sand and Foam, Voyage to the Moon and plenty of others from his various albums. EDDA COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND ARTS CENTRE, Liverpool Rd, Southport PR8 3NE 01704 578003 Free Event but tickets required Please contact EDDA,  7-30

Friday 16th February

Folk at the Barlow


Granny’s Attic ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Friday 16th February

Frodsham Folk Club

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

Saturday 17th February

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Th’Antiques reunion,   Tickets   Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club , Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 18th February

Bothy

Hughie Jones

Monday 19th 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 21st February

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


 Kitty Macfarlane ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 23rd February

The Atkinson Southport

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ .  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 25th February

Bothy

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

Wednesday 28th February

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


 Harbottle & Jonas,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Sunday 4th March

Bothy

Pilgrims’ Way

Monday 5th March

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

Saturday 10th March

The Atkinson Southport

Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 11th March

Bothy

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

Wednesday 14th March

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


 John Connolly  ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Thursday 15th March

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Jim Malcolm  Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club , Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Thursday 15th March

The Atkinson Southport

Moya Brennan.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Friday 16th March

Folk at the Barlow


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

Friday 16th March

Frodsham Folk Club

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

Saturday 17th March

The Atkinson Southport

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 18th March

Bothy

Sara Grey & Keiron Means

Monday 19th March

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 21st March

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Tannara ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Thurday 22nd March

The Atkinson Southport

Julie Felix.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Saturday 24th March

The Atkinson Southport

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 25th March

Bothy

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

Sunday 1st April

Bothy

Easter Quiz

Monday 2nd April

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 4th April

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


The Dovetail Trio ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 6th April

The Atkinson Southport

Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 8th March

Bothy

Deb Cowan

Friday 13th April

Frodsham Folk Club

Peter & Barbara Snape ,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Sunday 15th April

Bothy

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

Monday 16th April

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 18th April

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Allan Taylor,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 20th April

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Tim Chu & Ian Bailey - The Music of Simon & Garfunkle  Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club , Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Friday 20th April

Folk at the Barlow


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

Saturday 21st April

The Atkinson Southport

Feast of Fiddles.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Sunday 22nd April

Bothy

Eddie Walker

Wednesday 25th April

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Briege Murphy,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Sunday 29th April

Bothy

Featured Residents Night

Sunday 6th May

Bothy

Fraser Nimmo

Monday 7th May

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 May

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Andy May Trio ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 11th May

Frodsham Folk Club

Mick Ryan & Paul Downes ,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

Sunday 13th May

Bothy

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

Friday 18th May

Folk at the Barlow


Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer  ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Sunday 20th May

Bothy

Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke

Monday 21st May

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 May

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 25th May

Frodsham Folk Club

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

Sunday 27th May

Bothy

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

Friday 1st June

Gregson Lane Folk Club

 Bernard Wrigley   Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club , Gregson Lane, Houghton, Lancashire PR5 0FD on alternate Thursdays

Sunday 3rd June

Bothy

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

Monday 4th June

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 6th June

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Tom McConville with Andy Watt,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Friday 8th June

Frodsham Folk Club

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

Sunday 10th June

Bothy

Martin & Shan Graebe

Thursday 14th June

The Atkinson Southport

Burgess, Nicol & Kemp.  The Atkinson Lord St Southport, 01704-533333

Friday 15th June

Folk at the Barlow


 Dearman, Harrison & Gammon  ,   The Barlow Institute, Bolton Rd, Edgeworth BL7 0AP. (Alternate fortnight singers & musicians)

Sunday 17th June

Bothy

Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim

Monday 18th June

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 June

The Willows Folk Club,  Kirkham


Dan Walsh Trio ,    The Willows Folk Club,  Willows Catholic Club, Bryning Farm Lane, Kirkham, PR4 2BQ

Sunday 24th June

Bothy

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

Sunday 1st July

Bothy

The Trails of Cato

Monday 2nd July

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

Sunday 8th July

Bothy

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

Sunday 15th July

Bothy

Roy Bailey

Monday 16th July

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

Friday 20th July

Folk at the Barlow


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

Friday 20th July

Frodsham Folk Club

The Quigg’s ,   The Conservative Club,74 Main Street Frodsham,WA6 7AU,Phone 01928731493 (Weekly)

























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