Wiltshire Folk Arts

Contact Us :

Wiltshire Folk Arts
19 Whistley Road, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5QY
info@wiltshirefolkarts .org.uk
Office: 01380 726597
Bob : 07714 550990

Tinker's Bag
Club Calendars and events

A list of various clubs annual calendars.

We are very happy to show these, but cannot keep them all up-to-date, so you are advised to confirm accuracy with the coordinator.

If possible we will provide a link to the club's website, which will be more up-to-date.

The list is quite extensive so please scroll down to find your favourite venue


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Devizes Folk Club

Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music and Song for all.

The Lamb Inn, 20 St. John's St., Devizes. SN10 1BT ( If you want a map please e-mail or phone and we'll send you one)
Every Monday (8pm) except Bank Holidays and August.
Entry Fees Vary between £3.00 and £7. Under 16's Half price
(Entry fees include free club membership for that evening only).

PLEASE NOTE: It's always a great idea to pre-book guest night tickets.

Floor spot discounts are available.

Click here to go to Devizes Folk Club website for the latest listings, a map and other information

Organisers : Bob & Gill Berry. 07714 550990 (e-mail : info@devizesfolkclub.co.uk)


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Acoustic Oak

Formerly known as "Folk At The Oak" or "Corsham Folk Club", the club has recently been given a make-over to reflect the wider range of styles of acoustic music which is now regularly showcased at the club.

Venue: The Royal Oak, 72 High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0HF

Venue website: www.corshamroyaloak.co.uk

Club: Every Thursday at 8pm throughout the year

Format: We run three kinds of evenings:
1. Singers Nights - all singers, players, poets welcome to perform from the floor
2. Spotlight Nights - similar, but performers get to perform two or three songs from the stage
3. Guest Nights - the second half of the evening is given over to a booked artist. The first half still has floor spots

There is usually a raffle, and all are welcome - sing, play, or just listen.

Cost: Singers Nights & Spotlight Nights are £2, Guest Nights usually £4

Club website: www.finemusicworks.com

Club contact: acoustic-oak@finemusicworks.com or Jude Beverley on 01249 817034




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This eclectic organisation puts on some of the very best in top-end performers in the folk scene, often selling out really fast.



tickets for gigs and others can be obtained by visiting their website here


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Swindon Folk Club

Over Half a Century of Traditional Folk Music in Swindon

The Club

Founded by Ted & Ivy Poole and friends in 1960, Swindon Folksingers’ Club has a long history of keeping traditional music alive in this busy town in north-west Wiltshire. From its beginnings in the folk revival, the club has seen Swindon’s character change from railway town to a modern centre of new technology and financial services; but through it all, Swindon Folksingers’ Club has remained as a friendly, relaxed and welcoming place where anyone can come and sing or listen.

The club runs a mixture of “club nights” – informal singarounds for floor singers – and guest nights (the guest spots are about an hour and a quarter, with a break). You can come along and just listen, or you can sing a song or play a tune. Our material is mainly traditional, but with a large smattering of songs from the current folk scene, as well as other stuff.

We welcome performers of all abilities. The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging, so come along and have a go! It doesn’t matter how good you are – we all had to start somewhere!

Whats on

Click here to see what’s on in our current programme.

(You’ll need Adobe Acrobat reader to see this – get a free download here).

Highlights include:

  • 15-Feb: Talis Kimberley
  • 15-Mar: Kevin Dempsey
  • 07-Jun: Graham Carter

Where & When
We meet on the FIRST and THIRD FRIDAY of every month from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

The new venue is the RAFA Club, 41-43 Belle Vue Rd, Swindon SN1 3HN. The club has a licensed bar, car parking (at the rear) and level access.

Contact Us
You can e-mail us at swindonfolkclub@gmail.com

Swindon Folksingers’ Club is a not-for-profit organization.


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Village Pump Folk Club

The Lamb Inn, Trowbridge.

Email: alderslade@blueyonder.co.uk

Here is the latest from the Pump News team

Village Pump at the Lamb Friday Night Folk Club

Click here to go to their website


WWW.VILLAGEPUMPFOLKFESTIVAL.CO.UK The new festival site is outstanding. There is a bar there, so do pop along and have a look. It’s the WHITE HORSE COUNTRY PARK in Westbury. I’m in negotiation with some big name artists, most of which I can’t divulge at the moment but a certain clown from Easterton may be seen and a national treasure from Bradford On Avon may well be bringing along The MGPlayers

Plus loads more yet to be confirmed keep an eye on WWW.VILLAGEPUMP.ORG.UK for the latest news. As you can imagine many of these nights will be sell-outs, so to be sure of a seat it’s a good idea to book tickets. We are looking at ways of administering ticket sales at the moment, in the meantime just get in touch with me on the number below.


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Bradford on Avon Folk Club

Bradford-on-Avon Folk Club runs every Tuesday throughout the year at 8pm in The Cellar Bar of The Swan Hotel, Church Street in the centre of picturesque Bradford-on-Avon. Great acoustics and great atmosphere.

The format alternates between Singarounds, sometimes held upstairs in the bar, and Guest Nights which are always in the Cellar Bar. Guest nights feature a range of artists from throughout the UK and Ireland, leavened with a good mix of the best of Wiltshire's local artists.

Entry is always FREE, but on Guest Nights the hat is passed around for a collection for the artist. No raffle, but always plenty of floor spots, and a welcoming and enthusiastic local crowd.

Contact: Phil Deverall 01380 870734

Website: www.boafolkclub.org.uk

Venue: Cellar Bar, Swan Hotel, 1 Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN. See www.theswanbradford.co.uk




Old Road Tavern

The Old Road Tavern hosts various Concerts and events throughout the year.

For up to date info: Tel 01249 652094

Here's are some of the things on:

General Music Session every first and third Sunday Evening of the month
French Music session each second Sunday of the month
Old Road Open Mic sessions on fourth Sunday
Song and music session on the fifth Sunday (when there is one)

Live music, usually at weekends, which has previously included:
Waulk Elektrik / Banoffi / Demon Barbers, Famous Five / Spiro / 3 Daft Monkeys, ,Miln & James / Firebrand / Fleet Madigan / Jenny Crook & Henry Sears / After Hours / Daily Planet
Emanuelle Pariselle / Steafan Hannigan / Joe O'Donnell Other bands, including Blues, Soul, Jazz and boogie woogie...

Practice venue for Appalachian dancers, Ladies Morris and various bands

PLEASE CHECK with the pub before going to ensure the event is on and for up to date information

Old Road Tavern, New Road, Chippenham.SN15 1JA

Tel: 01249 652094


The Cause Music & Arts Centre





One of the best intimate venues in the county with superb acoustics.

Regular concerts and events throughout the year and a major venue for Chippenham Folk Festival

check with their website for up to date news etc.

Weekly Events
Call Norma for more information (01249 446893)

The Cause is an independent venue for a wide range of groups, artists, musicians and local people.



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