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SUNDAY   Abercynon The Thorn Hotel, 2pm-5pm, 3rd monthly. Roger Plater,, 01685 729321.
  Bath /Caerfaddon (E) French/Breton music/dance sessions, Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road (Windsor Bridge), BA2 3BW (Tel. 01225 481409). 8pm, first Sunday of the month. Real ales and a wooden dance floor!
  Bristol / Bryste (E) Eldon House (S)
  Bristol / Bryste (E) French/Breton music & dance, Small Bar, 31 King Street, BS1 4DZ, 8pm - First Sundays of the month (S)
  Caernarfon Caernarfon Tune Club: Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Porth-yr-Aur, Caernarfon LL55 1SN. 3rd monthly. Neil Browning, 01286 677578 (Workshop)
  Chester The Raven Folk Club: The Bear and Billet, 94 Lower Bridge St, Chester, CH1 1RU Chester, Cheshire. 8.30pm. (G, weekly)
  Conwy   The Liverpool Arms, 8.30pm (S)


Ellesmere (E)

White Hart, 1st monthly, 01691 622890 (S)

  Halkyn/ Halcyn Blue Bell, Steve Marquis, 8.30pm, 01352 780309 (S, 3rd monthly)


Gower/ Gwyr

Halfpenny FC, Greyhound Inn, Oldwalls, Llanrhidian. Joy Toole, 01792 850803 (G)


Gwernymynydd (NW)

Owain Glyndwr Tavern, 3rd Monthly. 01352 752913/753721 (S)



Black Swan, 3rd monthly. 01952 882471 (S) 
  Llandrindod Session at Arvon Ale House, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5DP, 4pm - great beers & a great welcome!
07477 627267 (second Sun, monthly)
  Middlewich (E)   King's Lock Inn, Liz Rosenfield, 01606 834969


Aman Valley Celtic Roots Club, Golden Lion, 1st monthly. Clive 01269 592280, Patrick 594713 (G)

Shrewsbury (E)

The Loggerheads, Alt. Sundays, 9pm. Nick Howard, 01743 242556, (S)

  Swansea / Abertawe Swansea Copperfolk, Copper Jack Barge: Last Sunday in the month. Leaving promptly, 4pm, outside National Waterfront Museum. Sing and play while you cruise. Advance ticket advisable: Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton, 01792 386283
  Whitecroft, nr Lydney (E) Forest Folk Club, Miners Arms, doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. (1st & 3rd Sundays in each month.) Sally Saysell, 01291 641369 (G)  
MONDAY Abergavenny Station Hotel, Brecon Road, 8pm approx. (2nd Mondays)
  Aberaman Aberaman Folk Club, The Rock Inn, Cardiff Road. (4th Tuesdays)


The Nelson, 2nd monthly (S)


Bristol / Bryste (E)

University of Bristol Folk Club, Ship Inn, Lower Park Row (S)

  Burry Port Burry Port Folk Club, The Coasting Pilot Hotel, Bridge Street, 7.30pm (1st & 3rd Mondays). Graham Davies: 07946 583110,,
  Caerdydd / Cardiff

The Goat Major, 33 High Street CF10 1PU, 8pm. 02920 337161 (S). Third Mondays



Conwy Folk Club, The Royal British Legion, Rosehill Street, 8.30pm. (G)


Dinas, Gwynedd

Pibgorn/pibau evenings, Canolfan Bro Llanwnda, 7.30pm. First monthly. 

  Holyhead / Caergybi Ucheldre Music Club: Canolfan Ycheldre Centre, Millbank LL65 1TE, 01407 763361. Fortnightly, 7.45pm for 8pm
  Llangfihangel-ar-Arth Pibau Pencader, 8.30pm - 9.30pm, Yr Hen Ysgol.
  Llandinam Lion Hotel, 1st monthly, 01686 688102 (S)
  Llandysilio Folk & Acoustic Night, Golden Lion Hotel, 01691 830295.,
  Llantillio Crossenny Hog's Head, 01600 780376 (S)
  Llwchwr / Loughor Riverside Folk Club, Loughor Boat Club, 8pm
  Llantwit Major 3rd Monday Acoustic Club, Boverton Castle, Llantwit Major


Maerdy (NW)

Goat Hotel, nr Betws-y-Coed (G)


Nant Peris

Vaynol Arms, last monthly. (S)



Pontardawe Pipe Club, Alltwen Community Centre. 3rd monthly. Lewis Rees, 01792 830413


Wrexham/ Wrecsam

Open Acoustic Night, Yale's Cafe Bar, Neil, 01978 358780 (S) 



Gwerin ABER Folk, Coopers Arms, Northgate Street, Aberystwyth.  Richard Collier, 07971 871380

  Aberdare/ Aberdār  The Acoustic Session: 1st monthly, The Coliseum Theatre, £2 (free drink for performers.) Adrian, 01685 882380
  Barry /Y Barri Barry Folk Club, The Glenbrook Inn, Dobbins Road, Barry, 8pm - monthly, 2nd Tuesday.
  Bishop's Frome, Herefs (E) The Green Dragon Acoustic Sessions, The Green Dragon Inn, Bishop's Frome WR6 5BP. Monthly, 2nd Tuesday.,
  Brynrefail Fiddle Club, Arts Centre. 01286 871042
  Ellesmere Port (E) Chester Accordion Club, 1.30pm (2nd Tues) and 7.30pm (last Tues). Castrol Sports & Social Club, Chester Rd, Whitby. £2.50. Lyn McCallum,


Chester /Y Gaer (E)

Acoustic Roots Night, Telford's Warehouse


Chester /Y Gaer (E)

Bluegrass Club, Commercial Hotel, fortnightly.


Chester /Y Gaer (E)

Ship Victory, 01244 313892 (S) 


Cresselly, Pembs

Acoustic Music Club, Cresselly Cricket Club 

  Cardiff /Caerdydd Tuesday Acoustic Music Club - The Listening Space, South Riverside Community Centre, Brunel Street, 7.30pm, £3. 1st monthly. Bob Evans,
  Cardiff /Caerdydd 2nd Tuesday Club - Whitchurch Rugby Club, Samuels Crescent, Velindre Road, Whitchurch CF14 2TH, 8.30pm-11.30pm, £3. (2nd Tuesday, monthly), 029 2061 2477,
  Cardiff /Caerdydd Storytelling at Milgi's Yurt, Milgi's Lounge & Bar, 213 City Road, 8pm (third Tuesday). Tel  02920 473150,,,
  Dolgellau Open mike session, Ty Siamas, Eldon Square, 7.30pm (free, S)

Fishguard /Abergwaun

The Coach House, Fishguard, 8pm (S)

  Fflint / Flint The Mucky Duck Folk Club, Coleshill Street, Flint CH6 5BQ, 8pm (weekly)



Beaufort Arms, 2nd & last weeks, Kevin Scourfield, 01873 832074 (G)


Groeslon (NW)

Llanfair Arms, 1st monthly (S)

  Halkyn The Ranting Dogs (R) The Blue Bell Inn (2nd monthly, from 9pm)

Holyhead /Caergybi

Kings Arms, 01407 764950 (S)

  Ironbridge (E) The Robin Hood, 01952 884052 (S)
  Jackfield The Boat Inn, 8pm, 3rd monthly (singers' S)


White Lion. 1st monthly. 01630 661429 (S)

  Llandeilo Clwb Alawon Llandeilo Tune Club, The Angel, Rhosmaen Street, 7.30pm - 4th Tuesday of the month. (S)
  Llanelli / Ammanford Folk Up The Tracks: Meet Llanelli Railway Station, 6.30pm. Two-hour session in The Great Western, Ammanford and a session on the return train. Special party rate on the train (every last Tuesday of the month)
  Llantilio Crossenny Warwicks Hotel NP7 8TL (between Abergavenny & Monmouth on the B4233). 8pm approx. (Last Tuesdays)
  Loughor / Llwchwr Gower Bluegrass Acoustic Sessions, Loughor Boating Club, Glan Yr Afon, Loughor SA4 6TW, 7.30pm. 01792 893147. (2nd Tuesday & 4th Wednesday)


Monmouth/ Trefynwy

Queen's Head, alt weeks, 01600 712767 (S)

  Narberth/ Yr Arberth The Dingle Inn - George Whitfield


Newport Comhaltas, Irish Club. Music & dance lessons. 01291 423674


Newtown/Y Drenewydd

The Sportsman (S)


Penallt, nr Monmouth

The Boat Inn, 01600 712615 (G)



New Inn, Pontblyddyn, Mold CH7 4HR, 8:30pm – a bit of everything. Roli Mainwaring (



Rhos Wyn Hotel, monthly (S)


Sandbach (E)

Sandbach Folk Club, Market Tavern. Winston Baldwin, 01270 872875



Open Mic Night, Tom's Bar, Wood Road



The Golden Fleece, 9pm (S)


Tre'r Ddol

The Wildflower (S)



The Lion, alt. weeks. Phone Carol at 01758 770557 or The Lion, 01758 770244 (S)


Yarpole (E)

Bell Inn, 2nd monthly, 01568 708852 (S)


Aberdare/ Aberdār Aberdare Music Club, The Shot & Shell Club, Wind Street, 8.30pm (G)



Gogerddan Arms, 8.30pm (S) 


Bebington (E)

Bromborough Folk Club, Bridge Inn. 0151 334 0759

Cardiff / Caerdydd

Cardiff Harmonica Club, Wednesday 11th Feb, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm, £5 (learn to play harmonica, why doncha?)


Colwyn Bay/Y Bae Colwyn

The White Lion (S)

  Devil`s Bridge /Pontyfynach The Hafod Arms Hotel, 8.30, all welcome. 1st monthly., 01970 890403 (S)
  Dolgellau Ty Siamas, Eldon Square, 8pm. Mabon ap Gwynfor or Nia Llywelyn, 01341 421800, (S)
  Dolgellau Sesiwn Ioan Rhagfyr: CHANGE OF VENUE: Ben March, Cambrian Cottage, Taicynhaeaf, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, LL40 2TU, 7.30pm. 
  Glasbury/ Y Clas-ar-Wy Susie Stockton-Link's Song School,The Methodist Church, Cwmbach, Glasbury-on-Wye HR3 5LS, 7,30pm to 9.30pm, weekly, £4.
  Hereford (E) The Volunteer (S)


The Laughing Dog, 1st monthly (S)

  Llandeilo Welsh Tune Club with Helen Adam: The Angel Hotel, Llandeilo. Third Wednesday each month.


Acoustic session, Red Lion pub, Llandybie, on Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 8pm.
Singaround: each person takes turns, mic free, free entry - all levels of ability.



Singaround with Highly Strung, 8.30pm, The White Lion. 01492 580454,,

  Llanelli The Queen Vic Folk Club, The Queen Victoria Club, 4, Queen Victoria Road. Every Wed, 7.30pm. Dave Elliot,, 01554 759162 
  Loughor / Llwchwr Gower Bluegrass Acoustic Sessions, Loughor Boating Club, Glan Yr Afon, Loughor SA4 6TW, 7.30pm. 01792 893147. (2nd Tuesday & 4th Wednesday)
  Malpas The Flying Folk Club, Red Lion, last monthly. Neil Parry, 01948 860137



Breidden Hotel, last monthly. 01938 570250 (S)

  Mold / Y Wyddgrug Open Mike Night - Acoustic song, spoken word or acting performance, hosted by Andy Hickie. The Dolphin Hotel & Bar, Mold, 8pm., 01352 218275


Nantwich (E)

Dabber's Folk Club, The Red Cow. 01270 628583


Newent (E)

Newent Folk Club, Monthly, King's Arms. Dave Blick, 01531 820687 (G)


Newtown/ Y Drenewydd

Black Boy Session: The Black Boy, Newtown, 8pm (free)

  Parkmill Tune session (first monthly), The Chapel, 7.30pm. Joy Toole, 01792 850803
  Pontardawe  Pontardawe Acoustic Music Club, The Pontardawe Inn. 8.30pm. Hywel Roberts, 01792 865087, Rachel Rees, 01792 863382,

Acoustic Bluegrass picking sessions, The Buck Inn, 7.30pm, fortnightly. 01792 892294, or Roland Emmanuel, 07811 358475



Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Road, Pontyclun CF72 9EH 8.30pm. Pat Smith, 01443 226892 (G)



Pontypridd Acoustic Club, Clwb Y Bont, Taff Street, 8pm. Second Wednesday of the month (free). Ritchard Reast,


Priest Weston

Miners' Arms Folk Club, 1st monthly. 01938 561352


Shrewsbury (E)

The Globe, Coleham (S)


Abergavenny/Y Fenni

Abergavenny Folk Club, King's Arms, alt. weeks. Jim Shaw, 01873 852047


Aberdare/ Aberdār

Cwmamman Institute, 8.30pm, every 3rd Thursday.

  Bettws Cedewain The Bull & Heifer, 8pm monthly (S)

Blaenavon/ Blaenafon

Queen Victoria, monthly (S)



Newborough Arms (S)



Friendship Inn, 1st monthly (S)

  Cardiff/ Caerdydd Caerdydd Galician session: The Lansdowne, Lansdowne Rd/Beda Road CF5 1PU, 8.30pm (Third Thursdays, monthly)

Cardiff/ Caerdydd

The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath: Welsh learners' open mike, 8pm. Last monthly. Stacey Blythe. 

  Cardiff/ Caerdydd  Feedback – Open Mic Sessions: Owain Glyndwr Pub, St John Street, Cardiff, Every Thursday, 9pm – 11.30pm. All singers/players welcome; live recording. For more details: 07738 190595
  Cardiff/ Caerdydd  No Sweat: Acoustic session, The Full Moon, Womanby Street CF10 1BR, 7pm (free entry). Weekly.
  Cardiff / Caerdydd Ziggy's Bar, 177 Clare Road CF11 6QS - 3rd monthly

Chester/ Y Gaer (E)

Gardener's Arms, Great Boughton, 01244 320424 (S)


Crumlin/ Crymlyn

Bridgend Acoustic Music Club, Bridgend Inn. Every 3rd Thursday. Ian Day, 01495 240131



Cwmann Tavern (S)


Dinas Dinlle

The Mount (S)

  Dolanog, nr Welshpool/ Y Trallwng Dolanog Tune Club, Community Centre, 7pm, £1, Fortnightly. Gary Northeast, 01938 810626,
  Ellesmere Port Hungry Horse Folk Club, Whitby Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port (Weekly, G)
  Fishguard / Abergwaun Fishguard & Goodwick Welsh Music Club: Fishguard & Goodwick Railwaymens' Club, 7.30pm. John & Joyce Price, 01348 874433

Halkyn/ Halcyn

Blue Bell Inn: Andy Hickie & friends at The Blue Bell Folk Club, 2nd monthly, 9pm (S). 


Halkyn/ Halcyn

The Blue Bell Inn: Informal, Open, Unplugged & Acoustic Folk Session. 


Haverfordwest/ Hwlffordd

Pembrokeshire West Gallery Quire, Albany Church Hall, Hill Street, 7-9pm (fortnightly).


Haverfordwest/ Hwlffordd

Fishguard Arms (S)



The Boat (S)



Rhosllan (S)



Holland Arms, 3rd monthly, 01407 832458



Wild Angels Community Choir (led by Sue Harris): Dol-Llys Hall, Llanidloes, SY18 6JB. 7.30pm (fortnighly). Patricia: 01686 625980.



The Mount, 01686 413316 (S)



The Mount (S)

  Merthyr Tudful The Imperial Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8UH, 7.30pm - Open Mic Nights (poetry & performance). Monthly - contact 01685 353480,


Much Marcle (E)

Slip Tavern, 1st monthly. 01531 660677


Nantwich (E)

Dabbers session, The Vine, Hospital Street, Nantwich (monthly, S)


Newport /Casnewydd, Gwent

Newport Folk Club, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, off High Cross Road, Newport, NP10 9AD, 8.45pm. Contact Terry Parsons, 01633 897923, (G)


Newport /Casnewydd, Gwent

Lyceum Folk Club, Lyceum Tavern, 110 Malpas Road, Newport NP20 5PL, 8.30pm. 07966 754366, (G)


Newport/Trefdaeth, Pembs

Golden Lion (S)

  Oswestry Folk Club, Oswestry Ex-Serviceman's Club. 01691 831162
  Parkgate, Wirral (E) The Rake, Little Stanney. John Owen 01516 789902


Parkgate, Wirral (E)

The Boathouse. Eddie Morris, 0151 677 1840



RAOB Club. Dave Norton, 029 2031 2856

  Pontardawe   Venue to be arranged: Gypsy Jazz, Celtic Folk and Blues. 1st monthly, Hilary 01639 831309



The Llanover Arms, 8.30pm. Last Thursday of the month. Gerhard Kress,; Mike Greenwood, (S)

  Porthcawl Porthcawl Acoustic Club, The Stage Door, Porthcawl Grand Pavilion, 8pm. Box office: 01656 815995
  Port Talbot Green Stars Club, Sandfields. Jim Wright, 0845 456 8315 (S)
  Presteigne/ Llanandras Bull Hotel, 2nd monthly
  Ruthin Ruthin AllStyles Music, The Feathers Inn, 52 Well Street LL15 1AW, 01824 703295, 8pm (Weekly). Jayne & Chris Birchall, 07760 764441 (G)



Cross Keys, 8.30pm. (S)

  Swansea / Abertawe Bluegrass Pickin' Sessions, The Chattery, Uplands Crescent, Uplands, 7.30pm - third Thursday. 07811 358475
  Wick / Y Wig Lamb & Flag (weekly, S)


Wrexham/ Wrecsam

Wrexham Folk Club, Nag's Head, Mount Street. Goff Jones, 01978 755478 - 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month (G)

FRIDAY Aberystwyth Festnoz Aberystwyth: Llanbadarn Church Hall, £2.50. Beginners' tuition, 7.15pm; bal & festnoz, 8pm


The Nelson, 8.30pm. 01248 364511 (S)



Village Hall, 1st monthly



Hollybrook Inn, 1st monthly (S)



King's Head, 2nd monthly, Tamsin Kessel, 01978 758668 (S)

  Camrose, Pembs The Olde Inn, 8.30pm, 01437 710071 (Monthly - 3rd Fridays) (S)


Cardiff/ Caerdydd

Blue Dragon Hotel, Tony Brean (R)

  Chepstow/ Casgwent Chepstow Acoustic Music Club, Chepstow Castle Inn, 12 Bridge Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5EZ. 8pm - every two weeks. 01291 630956
  Crickhowell / Crughywel Britannia Inn, Crickhowell. 8pm approx (3rd Fridays)

Open Mic acoustic session, Top Club, hosted by Graham Davies and Huw Chidgey, Last Fri of the month.



Session, The Mount Pleasant, Old Cwmbran, 9pm, 2nd monthly (S)

  Cwmdu, Carms Folk Night, Cwmdu Inn, 7.30pm (1st Friday monthly)



Various venues. 01341 422063 (S) 

  Frankby, Wirral (E) Hillbank Hotel, Royden Park. David Jones, 0151 639 9350
  Frodsham (E) Folk Club, Conservative Club. Alton Alexander, 01928 733050


Hereford (E)

Nightjar Music, monthly. Various venues. Rob Strawson, 01432 271437 (G)


Leominster (E)

The Mortimers Cross Inn, north of Leominster, A4110. 3rd monthly

  Llanbedr-y-Cennin The Bull, 8.30pm - 11pm, 07799 261692 (4th monthly) (S)



Glan Yr Afon, 1st monthly. Andy Wood, 01352 780159 (S)


Newport/ Casnewydd, Gwent

Irish Club, 1st monthly, 01291 423674 (S)


Northwich (E)

Northwich Folk Club, Harlequin Theatre. John Booth, 01606 79356 (G)

  Pembroke Dock/Y Doc Penfro The Welshman's Arms, London Road, 8pm (S). 01646 682810



Valley Folk Club, 1st & 3rd. Ivy Bush Hotel, Brecon Road, 8.30pm. Cas Smith, 01792 863940,, (G)



Rhyl Folk Club, Tynewydd Road Community Centre, Coast Road (A548), Rhyl, Denbighshire LL18 3RD, 8pm. Contact Secretary: Brian Bull, 01745 339502 (G)


Roch, Pembs

Victoria Inn, 8.30pm (monthly)


Rumney/Rhymni, Cardiff

Rumney Folk Club, St Augustine's Church Hall, Whitehall Parade, 3rd monthly.,

  Wattsville  Islwyn Acoustic Guitar Club, Jubilee Bar, 3rd monthly. Rob Southall, 01495 270078 (G)  


Welshpool/Y Trallwng

Powis Arms, 1st monthly (S)

  Worcester (E) The Somers Traditional Folk Club, Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road WR3 7HT, 8.30pm. Admission £2 (your first visit free). Chris:, Sam/Eleanor: 01684 561378 (G)
SATURDAY Gwaun Valley Session, 7.30pm-10pm. Gwaun Valley Brewery, Kilkiffeth Farm, Pontfaen, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9TP. Sarah Davies, 01348 881304.,
  Llantwit Major/ Llanilltud Fawr  Clwb Alawon Llanilltud Fawr/ Llantwit Major Tune Club; workshops/open sessions (all-day & half-day): Rob Morgan,
  Ystradgynlais Welsh & Celtic Fringe Instrumental Session: Café Chameleon, Ystradgynlais. 8pm (last monthly)


Celtic Music Club, Black Lion, alternate weeks. Giles Poleglase, 01794 831624 (G)



Acoustic session, Red Lion, Llandybie, weekly 8.30pm. Contact Anthony, 01269 850754

  Swansea / Abertawe Music Session: The Rhyddings, Brynmill, Swansea, 8pm, 2nd Sat each month. Run by Andy Baker, 07970 867816 - broad mix of trad. tunes


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