Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September

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Stroud Folk Weekend is an event consisting mainly of pub sessions, singarounds of mainly traditional music and morris dancing in the streets.
We do not hire performers.
SFW is more about people getting together and making music, singing songs and dancing rather than on formal concerts.
We do act as an umbrella for other activities taking place during our weekend that are organized by others.
The Stroud Subscription Rooms and Lansdown Hall have held concerts in conjunction with out weekend and some of the pubs and Cafes such as The Ale House and Cafe Meme have done so as well. Performers seeking paid gigs should contact those venues directly.

Stroud Folk Weekend is over for 2016.

THANK YOU to everyone who took part and helped to make it work.

Look out for details of the 2017 weekend.

In the meantime, if you have any photos and video from the weekend, please send them to us for inclusion on this site, or share them to our Facebook Page

Also suggestions for next year.



Welcome to the 2016 Stroud Folk Weekend.  This event replaces the Stroud Folk Festival, which ran from 2013 to 2015.  The change of name marks a change in the direction of the event, which emphasizes participation in free events from musicians, singers and dancers from Stroud and surrounding areas rather than ticketed concerts. We are delighted that the Traditional Song Forum has chosen to hold one of their meetings as part of our event this year. 

The committee welcomes the participation of venues in Stroud such as The Subscription Rooms, Lansdown Hall, The Ale House and Café Meme who are hosting their own concerts as well.   Special Thanks to The Little Vic, Ale House and the Imperial Hotel for use of their venues.

Please support our efforts by placing a donation in the buckets at each of the events and help us to expand this event and make it a regular feature in the cultural calendar of Stroud.

 Friday 23rd September – Saturday 25th September 2016

Thank you to Stroud Town Council for financial support

STC logo - original


Robin Burton, Brad McEwen, John Shorter, Helen Watkinson

Stephen Rowley (Webmeister)