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The Bagpipe Society The Bagpipe Society was formed in the mid-1980s with the object of providing a means of communication between players, makers and researchers, or indeed anyone simply interested in bagpipes.
Bernard Cromarty Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist
Blowzabella Blowzabella combine hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, violin, diatonic accordion, saxophones, clarinets and bass to produce an inimitable, driving drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling.
Bromborough Folk Club The Bromborough Folk Club meets every Wednesday evening at the Bridge Inn, in Port Sunlight, on the Wirral. Admission is free, the occasional guest artist being financed by raffling wine from the extensive cellars of Maurice Pursell, one of the club’s organisers.
Chippenham Folk Festival A National Festival in the Heart of Wiltshire. Four days of the best in folk song, music, dance and traditions in the heart of Wiltshire
Chester Folk Festival A group of folk enthusiasts whose aim is to promote folk music events in the Chester area.
Earl of Stamford Morris A mixed morris side dancing in the Cotswold Morris tradition. This year we are concentrating on dances from Adderbury, Badby, Fieldtown and Lichfield. We are based in the village of Moore in Cheshire, which is located roughly halfway between Warrington and Runcorn in the UK. We meet for practices every Tuesday evening at 8.10 pm at the Milner Institute, Runcorn Road, Moore and afterwards at the Red Lion, though in the summer practices may be replaced by pub dance-outs.
Early Music Shop The Early Music Shop is the world’s largest early music instrument specialist.
Folk Orbit The website that lets you know where acoustic live root music and dance can be found near you.
Frodsham Folk Club Conservative Club, 74 Main Street, Frodsham. Phone 01928 73149
Fylde Guitars Science and engineering along with history, drama, poetry and of course, music, are recurring themes in the story of Fylde guitars… themes that have had a significant bearing on the development of the instruments and their unique sound.
Halfe Pannikin Halfe Pannikin is a Cheshire-based Early Music Consort playing music from the twelfth century onwards mainly on period instruments. Halfe Pannikin is also a dance band for English Ceilidh and Barn Dances playing a mixture of traditional and renaissance dance music.
E-mail: info@halfepannikin.co.uk
Hungry Horse Acoustic Folk Club Held every Thursday with booked artistes and bands in The Rake Pub, Rake Lane, Little Stanney, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH2 4HS
Lisa Heywood Young and exciting ceilidh caller based in Sheffield, working with top live bands.
Llangollen Fringe Festival This years Llangollen Fringe Festival has the makings of the best 11 days of world music, comedy, dance and workshops that the Fringe has ever staged. And for its 10th anniversary would you expect anything less?!
Lymm Folk Club
(formerly the Railway Folk Club)
Every Thursday 8:30 pm. Now at the Spread Eagle, 47 Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0AG
Northwich Folk Club Founded in 1977, Northwich Folk Club has run continuously, with a mix of guests and singers’ nights, and a friendly atmosphere and broad outlook. 8:30 every Friday at the Harlequin Theatre, Queen Street, Northwich, Cheshire. Info: 01606 79356 E-Mail: info@northwichfolk.co.uk
Oakwood Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Oakwood have been making hand-crafted instruments for twenty years. As a result of their knowledge and experience, they have built a solid reputation, particularly in the folk world.
Radio Britfolk Radio Britfolk is owned by folkWISE, a limited company run by performers for the benefit of performers, which aims to support and encourage professional folk artists from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England in all aspects of their work and career.
Radio Merseyside - Folkscene It’s the longest running folk programme anywhere on the radio dial – and it’s still keeping the Merseyside audience in touch with the local scene.
Radio Shropshire – Sunday Folk The best traditional music from the UK and around the world.
Raven Folk Club Acoustic Music and Song at The Cross Keys Inn, Bridge Street, Chester
Rondez Vous? Chester’s French and European Music and Dance Session – 1st Monday of the month. Contact Helen on 07940 787031 or email rondezvous@hotmail.co.uk
Sandbach Folk Club We meet every Tuesday at 8.45 at the Market Tavern, Sandbach (by the Crosses). All are welcome to come and listen and/or perform.
Sounds of Folk Ali O’Brien’s ‘Sounds of Folk’, was, until April 2006, a weekly feature on BBC GMR (now BBC Radio Manchester). The programme ran for three years, and featured interviews and music from local, national and international folk performers. Ali O’Brien’s ‘Sounds of Folk’ is now on Radio Britfolk. Each programme runs for a week from the date shown, after which the archive is available only to Radio Britfolk subscribers.