Festivals, sessions and folk clubs are the lifeblood of the folk movement – we as individuals might not be able to do much about what goes on at festivals but by encouraging younger musicians, singers and audiences to come to sessions, open mic events and folk clubs, we can help to spread the music we all love.
It’s important IMHO that strangers to folk clubs are made to feel welcome, that musicians in sessions are encouraged to join in no matter what standard they play at. It’s how we all started and how we all learned. I’ve been to some absolutely fantastic sessions recently – the standard of musicianship has been great – and some of the folk clubs I’ve been to have put on superb nights.
Onwards and upwards as somebody once said – Montgolfier?
We now have a searchable database of folk clubs, organised by Town, County, and Country.
Hopefully it’ll help people find a club nearby wherever they find themselves.
If your club isn’t listed, ask the organiser to fill in the form on the Add New Record page to submit details for this list – thanks.
And here’s a link to the Folk Music Map recently set up by Chris Rust – good one Chris!