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.



While & Matthews www.whileandmattthews.co.uk

Saturday 20th October 2012 at 8.00 pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Marlborough

Marlborough favourites Chris and Julie have been busy writing for TV and radio and recording a new album that features many of the biggest names in roots music. In concert, they light up the stage with performances which are always joyous, stirring and deeply musical.

Kieran Goss www.kierangoss.com

Saturday 10th November 2012 at 8.00 pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Marlborough

We are delighted to welcome this acclaimed Irish singer songwriter to Marlborough for the first time. Kieran has a beautiful voice and an affable and engaging stage persona. He presents his often highly personal songs with great passion and skill.

St Agnes Fountain www.stagnesfountain.co.uk

Friday 14th December 2012 at 8.00 pm at Theatre on the Hill, St John's School, Marlborough

Chris While, Julie Matthews, David Hughes and Chris Leslie are back for their 12th annual sell out tour, this year in the spacious and comfortable Theatre on the Hill. Expect a feast of new arrangements and songs mixed with traditional favourites all presented with the usual festive fun.

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


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Swindon Folksingers Club

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.

What's 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).

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!

Where & When
We currently meet at the Ashton Rioad Club, 14-18 Ashton Rd, Swindon SN1 3NT (upstairs).

Contact Us
The club is currently run by Eric Stott. Call on 01793 521301, or you can e-mail us.


Guest Nights: £4.50, concessions (student/OAP) £3.50

Club Nights: £3.50, concessions £2.50.

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

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Seend Acoustic

Location Rusty Lane, Seend, SN12 6NS, United Kingdom
About bringing locals together through song and verse - acoustically of course!
Seend Acoustic Club launched 7th September 2010 at The Seend Community Centre in the upstairs function room.
Club evenings are held all year round on the first and third Tuesdays of each month and are hosted by Malcolm Shipp.
All are welcome, audience and musicians alike. If you can play an instrument, sing a song, recite a poem or tell a great joke then please come along and join us. It is deliberately called an acoustic club, not a folk club, so expect to hear a wide range of musical styles.
Most evenings have a featured paid act that does two sets of 35 minutes, an unpaid "support" artist, and the rest of the time is be taken up by floor spots which are given out on a first come first serve basis, depending on how many turn up. You may get to play 3 songs, it might only be 1 though!
Format is simple, arrive by 7.30 - 7.45 and put your name down if you want to perform and we'll try to fit you in.
Except for evenings where national acts are booked, the entrance fee is £3. Same price for audience and floor spot players.
There is a raffle at each event which is claimed to be the biggest raffle of any music club in Wiltshire with between 8 and 10 prizes always on offer, no matter how many turn up.
By paying to get in this entitles you to one night temporary membership to Seend Community Centre and thus allows you to buy drinks at the bar at club prices. There are well kept real ales, traditional cider and everything else you'd expect.
Oh, and we usually hand round free chocolates too - we're just nice and friendly like that.
Please come along soon and enjoy the relaxed living room attitude of this club!
We're on Facebook as "Seend Acoustic"
Email seendacoustic@gmail.com
Phone 07894 707965


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 on 01380 870734 or phil@deverall.on4free.co.uk

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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