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 Choeley 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 5th February   1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QE        Monday 12th February   Karona Sessions Concert Belinda O'HooleyDean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0QZ. Tickets will be £15 each
Wednesday 14th February The Willows Folk Club ~ Amy & Gavin Davenport Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Friday 16th February       Folk at the Barlow ~ Redmayne, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Sunday 18th February      Bothy The Kate Green Band  
Monday 19th February     3rd Monday Guest House Music Session. The Guesthouse
, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QE
Thursday 22nd February    New Everyman Folk Club ~ Dick Miles, Aigburth Cricket and Bowls Club, Southworth Rd, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 7 BG (weekly, monthly guests)
Sunday 25th February     Bothy ~ The Huers 
Wednesday 28th February The Willows Folk Club ~ Joe Topping Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Sunday 3rd March          Bothy Singers Night
Monday 4th March         1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 10th March         Ken Nicol & Wendy Ross
Wednesday 13th March   The Willows Folk Club ~ Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Friday 15th March          Folk at the Barlow ~ Brothers Gillespie, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Friday 15 March             Karona Sessions Concert ~  Liz Stringer, Dean Wood Golf Club, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, Lancashire WN8 0QZ. Tickets will be £15 each
Sunday 17th March         Bothy Singers Night
Monday 18th March       3rd Monday Guest House Music Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QE
Sunday 24th March       Bothy ~ Huw Williams 
Wednesday 27th March The Willows Folk Club ~ Singers Night  Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Thursday 28th March       New Everyman Folk Club, Janglebuddies, Aigburth Cricket and Bowls Club, Southworth Rd, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 7 BG (weekly, monthly guests)
Sunday 31st March       Bothy
  Easter Quiz & Singers Night
Monday 1st April          1st Monday Guest House Song Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QES
Sunday 7th April          Bothy ~ Benji Kirkpatrick (adv tickets advised)
Friday 24th April         Folk at the Barlow ~ Fay Hield, The Barlow, Bolton Rd Edgworth BL7 0AP (Fortnightly singers alternating with guest nights)
Wednesday 27th March The Willows Folk Club ~ Harbottle & Jonas  Wrea Green Institute, Station Road, Wrea Green, Preston
Sunday 14th April        Bothy Singers Night
Monday 15th April       3rd Monday Guest House Music Session. The Guesthouse, 16 Union Street Southport PR9 0QE
Thursday 18th April     New Everyman Folk Club ~  John Ward Band, Aigburth Cricket and Bowls Club, Southworth Rd, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 7 BG (weekly, monthly guests)



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