Current Artistes and Venues

Here we post details of performers who are 'current' on the folk music scene.

Some of these are full time musicians, others part time or semi-retired and many are amateurs who perform as and when the opportunity arises, or frequently attend folk gatherings, sessions etc.

Also included here are details of people engaged in allied activities, such as club organisers, sound engineers etc.

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NAME

 

All Things Considered, Acoustic Session

 

 

Stanley Accrington (Solo)

Michael Billington (solo)

Toni Bunnell (solo)

 

 

 

 

Ildiko Csige & Michael Billington (duo)

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland Folk Club

 

 

 

 

Corvus (duo)

Michael Billington & Bill Pook

LOCATION

Eagle Inn, Collier St. Salford

 

 

Shaw, near Oldham

 

 

Manchester

York

 

 

 

 

Manchester

 

 

Cleveland Hotel, Crumpsall Lane, M8 5SR

Manchester

 

STYLE

Open session for musicians, singers, poets and raconteurs held on the Third Tuesday of each month

 

Mostly self-penned, often topical, usually humorous

 

 

Traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals on a variety of instruments.

'I have been writing songs since the age of 10, in the folk style'. Toni also sings songs by other writers.

 

Traditional Hungarian and English songs and tunes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The club runs on a fortnightly basis with alternate Singers' weeks and Guest weeks.

 

 

Weird and wonderful Pook compositions and traditional music.

 

INSTRUMENTS

All acoustic instruments are acceptable - we've even had bagpipes.

 

 

Guitars, occasionally whistle and keyboard (although not at the same time

 

Guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, recorders, bowed psaltery, border bagpipes, Bulgarian bagpipes, Hungarian bagpipes.

Guitar, bouzouki, Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, hurdy gurdy and fiddle.

Hungarian bagpipes, citeras (zithers), furulya (whistles), tekeros (Hungarian hurdy-gurdies), utogardon, koboz, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, glockenspiel and bowed psaltery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, recorders, crumhorns, glockenspiel, bagpipes etc.

NAME

LOCATION

STYLE

INSTRUMENT

 EMAIL / WEBSITE / FACEBOOK

 

 

NAME

Martin Gittins (solo)

LOCATION

Manchester

STYLE

Trad, contemporary and self-penned. 

INSTRUMENT

Guitar & 6 string banjo

 EMAIL / WEBSITE / FACEBOOK

 

martingzzz@hotmail.co.uk

www.all-things-considered.org
 

NAME

Lymm Folk Club

LOCATION

Spread Eagle, Lymm 

WA13 0AG

STYLE

Folk club with singers nights and guest nights

INSTRUMENT

NAME

Maggoty

(5 piece)

LOCATION

Manchester

STYLE

Ceilidh band with caller Tony Nyland.

INSTRUMENT

Melodeon, fiddle, woodwind, guitar, percussion.

EMAIL/ WEBSITE

www.maggoty.co.uk

 

 

NAME

LOCATION

STYLE

INSTRUMENT

 EMAIL / WEBSITE

 

 

NAME

Sale Folk Club

Swinton Folk Club

LOCATION

United Services Club.

M33 6HQ

White Lion, Swinton.

M27 4TS

STYLE

We encourage the sharing of all music, song, verse and humour performed acoustically or with absolute minimum amplification.

Folk Club with singers nights and guest nights

INSTRUMENT

 EMAIL / WEBSITE/PHONE

 

 

DON & HEATHER

07710 422192

 

info@salefolkclub.co.uk

10942 811 527

suerobinsontodd@yahoo.com

NAME

LOCATION

STYLE

INSTRUMENT

 EMAIL / WEBSITE