Local Gigs

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

Other regular events:-.....(please check with the organiser or venue as it's difficult to keep up with any changes to these events unless I am informed)
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On the 3rd Wednesday  Michael Cain runs a singaround at The Grasshopper, Hillside, Southport. A nice little micropub in the suburbs of Southport, nr Hillside Stn. 
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Apart from the 1st Monday Guest House singaround, Nev Grundy runs an afternoon singaround at Tap & Bottles, Cambridge Arcade, Southport on the last Monday in the month from 2 - 5 and an afternoon singaround at The Lion Tavern, 67, Moorfields, Liverpool L22 2BP on the 2nd Tuesday 1-30 - 5
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On the 4th Thursday there is a very well attended afternoon traditional music session run by Dave Middlehurst at The Red Lion Wheelton near Chorley 1 - 4 
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At present Pete Gammon is running an afternoon traditional music session on the 1st & 3rd Friday afternoon 1 - 4 in ChorleyShepherds Hall Ale House & Victoria Rooms, 76, Chapel St, Chorley. (just next to the bus station) The organisers ask to please bring tins etc as a donation for the local food bank. 
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Gratefull Fred's Americana, Roots and Acoustic nights. The best in Americana is brought to Southport, some concerts at The Atkinson & some at The Bijou Cinema (Bothy venue)
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Activities at some other Northwest clubs can be found at Folk Northwest


                                                                         Diary Dates
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Monday 6th May         1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 12th May         Bothy Singers Night 
Thursday 16th May      New Everyman Folk Club ~ Breige Murphy, Aigburth Cricket and Bowls Club, Southworth Rd, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 7 BG (weekly, monthly guests)
Friday 17th May           Karona Sessions Concert ~ Iona Lane  Special guests: Vinny & The Engineers, Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0QZ. 
Friday 17th May        
  Folk at the Barlow ~ The Jaywalkers, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Saturday 18th May      Bothy Saturday Special with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan Tickets still available, book now.
Sunday 19th May        Bothy ~ Dan Walsh
Monday 20th May       3rd Monday Guest House Tune Session
. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Wednesday 22nd May The Willows Folk ClubJack Badcock, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Sunday 26th May        Bothy Singers Night
Sunday 2nd June         Bothy ~ Marie Little
Monday 3rd June 1st    Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Wednesday 5th June  The Willows Folk Club ~ Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Sunday 9th June         Bothy Singers Night
Sunday 16th June        Bothy ~ Rory McLeod
Monday 17th June       3rd Monday Guest House Tune Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Wednesday 19th June The Willows Folk Club Katie Doherty and The Navigators, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Friday 21st June         Folk at the Barlow ~ Sherburn Bartley Sanders, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Sunday 23rd June       Bothy Singers Night
Sunday 30th June       Bothy ~ Bryony Griffith & Alice Jones
Monday 1st July          1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 7th July          Bothy Singers Night
Friday 12th July          Karona Sessions Concert ~ Blair Dunlop, Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0QZ.
Sunday 14th July        Bothy ~ Ben Robertson
Monday 15th July       3rd Monday Guest House Tune Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QE
Friday 19th July         Folk at the Barlow ~ Hannah Saunders & Ben Savage, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Sunday 21st July        Bothy Summer break singaround at The Guesthouse,16, Union St Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 4th August    Bothy Summer break singaround at The Guesthouse,16, Union St Southport PR9 0QES
Monday 5th August   1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 11th August   Bothy Summer break singaround at The Guesthouse,16, Union St Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 18th August   Bothy Summer break singaround at The Guesthouse,16, Union St Southport PR9 0QES
Monday 19th August  3rd Monday Guest House Tune Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
(might be cancelled, clashes with Whitby Folk Week)
Sunday 25th August  Bothy Summer break singaround at The Guesthouse,16, Union St Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 1st September Bothy Re-opens with We Mavericks (Australia)
Monday 2nd September 1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 8th September  Bothy Singers Night
Friday 10th September  Folk at the Barlow ~ Mossy Christian & Megan Wisdom, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Sunday 15th September Bothy Cohen Braithwaite - Kilcoyne

Monday 16th September 3rd Monday Guest House Tune Session. The Guesthouse
, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Saturday 21st September Karona Sessions Concert ~ Charlie Dore and Julian Littman, Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0QZ.


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