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Our Guest List includes many of the most talented performers from the world of acoustic/folk music ...

All ticket prices are discounted by £2 for members. Why not join for £10 and enjoy the benefits? Prices quoted below are for non-members.


3rd November - Sarah McQuaid

A highly polished performer, Sarah is a singer whose material reflects her cosmopolitan background (Spanish father, American mother, dual Irish/American citizenship). A songwriter/guitarist of note, she interprets an eclectic mix of songs and her latest album was dubbed "A consummate artistic triumph that marks a new phase in McQuaid's career." (Folk Radio UK) . £10


10th November - Daoiri Farrell - SOLD OUT

Undoubtedly, one of the leading exponents of Irish traditional music, Daoiri won the 2013 All Ireland Singer award as well as 2 BBC Folk Awards in 2017. He has accompanied such luminaries as Christy Moore on bousouki and in 2018 toured with the Transatlantic Sessions. Mark Radcliffe described him as "effortless, instinctive, natural ... the real deal". £12

17th November - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

24th November - Mike Silver

Now celebrating 50 years of recording both his own songs and covers and with 19 studio albums behind him, Mike is not only long-established as one of the most accomplished songwriters and performers on the scene but is also a firm friend of the Club. A fine guitarist too and more widely lauded by the likes of Terry Wogan and Cerys Matthews, you should not miss this consummate master. £10

1st December - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

8th December - The Gerry Colvin Band

A supremely entertaining act, underpinned by Gerry's ability to write deeply moving songs and to involve an audience with his warmth and humour. Add to that superb musicianship (acoustic/electric guitars, fiddle, accordion, double bass), strong harmonies, a unique, zany presentation style, a touch of Christmas spirit and you can expect lots of laughs and to leave uplifted and happy. £12

15th December - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

22nd & 29th December - Closed for Christmas


5th January - Flash Jack

Some familiar faces appear in this excellent shanty crew, comprising previous members of "Hanging Johnny" (who formed at the Club in the days of the "Who'd Have Thought It") plus other locally based singers and musicians. You won't just hear shanties but also ballads and work songs from the land, comic songs and songs from a woman's perspective, all sung with great zest. £10

12th January - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

19th January - Sloan Wainwright / Brooks Williams

The fabulous Brooks Williams teams up here with the equally talented Sloan Wainwright, sister of Louden Wainwright and aunt to Rufus. Brooks has been rated in the top 100 acoustic guitarists and is also a highly acclaimed singer/songwriter. also a powerful songwriter, Sloan has a rich, contralto voice, that can shift with apparent ease between pop, folk, jazz and blues. £12

26th January - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1


2nd February - Tom McConville

Tynesider Tom is simply one of the finest folk violinists of our time. He combines technical brilliance with an easy approach to his audience and has played alongside many of the folk greats (Bob Fox, Chris Newman, etc). He was one time mentor of the young Seth Lakeman, who describes him as his biggest influence and "a true master". You will get not only fantastic fiddle-playing but great songs, a fine voice and dry humour. £10


9th February - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

16th February - Katie Kirk & Rick Williams


23rd February - Open night

Audience and performers equally welcome. £1

1st March Andy Clarke


and later on ....

15th March - Dan McKinnon

29th March - Louise Jordan

5th April - The Salts

19th April - Lander Mason

26th April - Richard Grainger