Minchinhampton Folk Club www.minchfolkclub.org
Since our founding in July 2003 by local folkie John Mills, Minchinhampton Folk Club has given enormous pleasure to thousands of singers, players, listeners and joiners-in from the four corners of the British Isles as well as further afield. We call ourselves a folk club because people understand how folk clubs work, but we are by no means just about folk music. Each Thursday night from about 8.15, the rafters ring to the sound of modern and traditional folk, blues, country, jazz, classical, bluegrass – in fact, all kinds of music.
At MFC we believe in encouraging new performers and fresh talent – just turn up, introduce yourself and play. We don’t expect you to be accomplished, just to do your best and enter into the spirit of the evening.
We meet in the Maypole Room at the Old Crown, Paganhill, Stroud (see news and info pages). The music starts at 8.15 and finishes around 11, depending on numbers. Requested donation £2 on entry, and please give more if we have a guest artist ‘doing it for the door’.
Folk Club at the Little Vic Sunday 1-3pm
CHRIS BEAUMONT firstname.lastname@example.org
Well known area singer and musician, Chris has been a longtime organizer of the Cheltenham Folk Club., held Sundays in the Sandford Ale House in Cheltenham.
Song Session at the Little Vic Saturday 1-2:45pm
The Gloucester Diamonds email@example.com +44 7843 241371
Paul and Robin walked into a pub during the 2015 Gloucester Shanty Festival and met Rod. “Do you know where we can do some singing?” we asked. “I’m booked to sing outside in ten minutes, you can join me,” said Rod.
Afterwards, we all said “That was fun… we should do more of it”.
So we have. Since that meeting, and with the addition of Deb Hannis to the band, the Gloucester Diamonds has evolved into much more than a shanty group. A Diamond performance features comedy, traditional folk, music hall, contemporary folk; and even the odd blues number.
The Gloucester Diamonds are: Rod Penlington, Deb Hannis, Paul Carter and Robin Burton
Song Session at the Little Vic Saturday 3-4:45pm. &
Concert at the Imperial Hotel Sunday 1:30-2pm