SESSIONS music (the PDF version- sessions2019)


Dursley Music Session, set up by Anne & John Roberts, takes place on alternate Tuesday nights, 8.00pm onwards at Ye Olde Dursley Hotel , Long Dursley. The session regularly attracts about 10-15 musicians offering a good mix of traditional, more modern folk tunes, and a few songs thrown in. Musicians and listeners always welcome.  For further details contact Anne & John on 01453 548860, or message.
Friday evening at the Ale House 8pm

The Five Valleys Session regularly meet at Stroud Brewery, Thrupp GL5 2BU on the 1st Thursday and at The Ram, South Woodchester GL5 5EQ on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The music is mainly a mix of Celtic and English tunes, with a peppering of French, Scandinavian and maybe Americana and a bit of blues. Alternatively, on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Stroud Brewery there is often an offshoot of this group playing mainly Balkan & Klezmer tunes. This weekend they are hosting:
Music Session at the Ale House Saturday 1-3pm.

Brad McEwen & Doug Watt          

DOUG WATT Bellows squeezer, song murderer, word mangler and the only player of funk melodeon in captivity. Back despite local demand.

BRAD McEWEN Stroud’s part time resident Canadian who sometimes sings and plays cittern.  He will try to make it look like all the mistakes are Doug’s only.

Together they will play English tunes and sing songs of varying degrees of tastefulness..

Music Session at the Ale House Sunday 1-3 pm




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.

 at the Little Vic Saturday 1-2:45pm Free Admission.



Since its 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 from countries around the world. MFC is a very broad-church folk club which welcomes music of all kinds from musicians of all standards, including modern and traditional folk, blues, country, bluegrass, jazz and classical. The club believes in encouraging new performers and fresh talent – just turn up, introduce yourself and play. You don’t have to be accomplished, just to do your best and enter into the spirit of the evening. The club meets every Thursday in the Maypole Room at the Old Crown, Paganhill, Stroud ( for full details).

This Sunday session will be introduced and compered by MFC organiser and ‘default MC’ Chris Newton.

Sunday  at the Little Vic 1-3 pm. Free Admission.


Song Session BARNEY’S LIVE MUSIC Enquiries:Karina Gabner: Karina.gabner@btinternet,com &/or Jo Lloyd-Cox: Facebook@Barny’sLiveMusic

The Little Vic, The Queen Victoria Pub, Stroud, GL5 1QG

At Barny’s we have monthly Live Music at The Little Vic, The Queen Victoria Pub, Stroud, GL5 1QG with guests, floor spots and occasional concert nights.  We are lucky to have some superb musicians. We include a mix of old friends, new performers & theoccasional surprise to entertain our discerning audience.We welcome all music, the emphasis being on good quality playing & singing. Those who perform are welcome to bring PA, but we are mainly acoustic. We ask a minimum donation of £4 to attend our regular events.  There is no charge for attending this special Stroud Folk Weekend event, though. Supported by our excellent patron, Johnny Coppin, and a loyal following, Barny’s has gone from strength to strength. Long may it continue! So music lovers, come and join us! All are welcome at Barny’s.

Sunday at the Little Vic  3-5 pm Free Admission.