REGULAR SESSIONS / OPEN MICS etc

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MONDAYS

Every Monday

BOSTON MORRIS STUMPERS (most Mondays 7.30 to 9pm ~ tel Tony 01507 527442 for confirmation before travelling) - VILLAGE HALL, FRAMPTON, nr BOSTON (updated Nov 2009)

FOLK SESSION (info Tania 01526 345 805 or Phil 01526 343 559) - WHITE BULL, HIGH ST, CONINGSBY, LINCS. (added Jan 2012)

JUST FRIENDS JAZZ BAND (A relaxed gig in a friendly, welcoming venue ~ No admission charge) - CLEETHORPES CRICKET CLUB, CHICHESTER ROAD, CLEETHORPES, NE LINCS. DN35 0HZ.

JAM SESSION (01522 721 785) - THE WHEATSHEAF, 117 GRANTHAM RD, WADDINGTON, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN5 9NT (added Oct 2013)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (Every Monday) - GOLDEN FLEECE, MANSFIELD RD, NOTTINGHAM (Checked Nov 2009)

RATTLEJAG MORRIS (8.30 pm [September to April] ~ the team welcome new dancers and musicians from across the region ~ no previous experience necessary ~ for details contact Jayne at enquiries@rattlejagmorris.org.uk or on 01522 703 510) - GROVE STREET METHODIST HALL, RETFORD, NOTTS. DN22 6LB (checked Apr 2012)

Monday Fortnightly

BARROWDEN FOLK CLUB (fortnightly ~ Oct 15th / 29th etc) - EXETER ARMS, BARROWDEN, LEICS. (added Oct 2007)

1st Monday

MUSIC SESSION (Acoustic / folk ~ 01526 354 560) - EBRINGTON ARMS, MAIN STREET, KIRKBY ON BAIN, nr WOODHALL SPA, LINCS. LN10 6YT (added Nov 2012)

BANJOS AT 8 O'CLOCK (8pm ~ banjo session ~ 01636 676 868) - THE NAVIGATION WATERFRONT, 48 MILL GATE, NEWARK-ON-TRENT, NOTTS. NG24 4TS (added May 2013)

2nd Monday

GUY'S BLUEGRASS JAMMIN' SESSION [Info ] (Venue Tel 01530 270223) - THE ODD HOUSE INN, BOSWORTH RD, SNARESTONE, LEICS. DE12 7DQ.

3rd Monday

MUSIC SESSION (Acoustic / folk ~ 01526 354 560) - EBRINGTON ARMS, MAIN STREET, KIRKBY ON BAIN, nr WOODHALL SPA, LINCS. LN10 6YT (added Nov 2012)

5th Monday

MUSIC SESSION (Acoustic / folk ~ 01526 354 560) - EBRINGTON ARMS, MAIN STREET, KIRKBY ON BAIN, nr WOODHALL SPA, LINCS. LN10 6YT (added Nov 2012)

Monday Monthly

ACOUSTIC NIGHT (7pm ~ 6th Aug / 10th Sep / 8th Oct / 12th Nov and 10th Dec 2012 ~ 01673 849 621) - THE CHASE, 1 KING STREET, MARKET RASEN, LINCS. LN8 3BB (Updated Jul 2012)

MONTYSMUSIC ACOUSTIC CLUB (8pm ~ Mondays monthly ~ see website for details ~ info John 0116 2607307 & 07703 648007) - BEEDLES LAKE GOLF CLUB, 170 BROOME LANE, EAST GOSCOTE, LEICS. LE7 3WQ (updated Jan 2011)


TUESDAYS

Every Tuesday

BARROW SESSION (8.30pm ~ Every Tuesday ~ Singers & Musicians ~ info email Karen & Colin / tel 01652 633259) - SIX BELLS, BARROW ON HUMBER, NORTH LINCS. (added Jul 2008)

JAM SESSION - WAGGON & HORSES, BRANSTON, nr LINCOLN (Updated Nov 2009)

JAM NIGHT (For those of you who would like to play a few songs. Backline will be provided, just bring your instrument and plug in, drummers bring their sticks ~ Bands or individuals welcome ~ 01507 526862) - OLD NICKS TAVERN, NORTH ST, HORNCASTLE

AIMEE'S & KEV'S OPEN MICS (8.30pm ~ Singers, bands, comedians, magic etc) - THE CHELTENHAM, GUILDHALL ST, LINCOLN

BISHOPS MORRIS PRACTICE (7.30pm ~ info tel Steve 07595 032 533) - BISHOP GROSSETESTE COLLEGE, NEWPORT, LINCOLN, LN1 3DY (added Oct 2010)

KESTEVEN MORRIS MENS' PRACTICE (8.30 - 10pm) - SCOUT HUT, REFORM PLACE, off WESTGATE, SLEAFORD. NG34 7QR (added Nov 2010)

KESTEVEN MORRIS WOMENS' PRACTICE (8.30 - 10pm) - ST BOTOLPH'S HALL, GRANTHAM RD, SLEAFORD. NG34 7NB (added Nov 2010)

NOTTINGHAM FOLK DANCE CLUB (7 - 10pm) - LAMBLEY VILLAGE HALL, LAMBLEY, NOTTS. (Added Dec 2010)

First Tuesday

SESSION (First Tues each month ~ for further info ~ tel 014772-694735 evenings or during the day 07850-838088) - MUCKY MULDOONS (KINGS ROYAL), SEAFRONT, CLEETHORPES (added Nov 2009)

SINGAROUND (01778 422 588) - MASON'S ARMS, 15 SOUTH ST, BOURNE, LINCS. PE10 9LY (added Mar 2014)

2nd Tuesday

LOUTH FOLK CLUB (singers & musicians nights ~ entry £1.00 + occasional guest nights £tba ~ 2nd & 4th Tuesdays ~ info 01472 696757 / 01507 327741) - WHEATSHEAF, WESTGATE, LOUTH (Checked Nov 2009)

MONTYSMUSIC ACOUSTIC CLUB (2nd Tuesday of month ~ to check events tel 0116 2607307 or 07703 648007 before travelling) - SOAR BOATING CLUB, MAIN ST, NORMANTON ON SOAR, LEICS (Updated Nov 2009)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (2nd Tuesday of month ~ info) - TAP & SPILE, GRIMSBY (Updated Nov 2009)

3rd Tuesday

THE MEENA LEE QUARTET (8pm ~ Soft Jazz ~ food available from venue ~ free admission ~ 01406 380 525) - THE WHEATSHEAF, MOULTON CHAPEL, nr SPALDING, LINCS. PE12 0XL (added Aug 2012)

REELY GRIM FOLK DANCE CLUB [info] (8pm ~ 3rd Tues except August ~ £1.00 ~ info 07793 774 532 or 07791 415 012 / venue 01472 371 300) - BLACKSMITHS ARMS, HILLRISE, ROTHWELL, LINCS. LN7 6AZ (added Mar 2014)

4th Tuesday

LOUTH FOLK CLUB (singers & musicians nights ~ entry £1.00 + occasional guest nights £tba ~ 2nd & 4th Tuesdays ~ info 01472 696757 / 01507 327741) - WHEATSHEAF, WESTGATE, LOUTH (Checked Nov 2009)

Last Tuesday

'THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS' (8pm ~ Acoustic set by local band (or similar), followed by open session/jam to follow ~ 07909 635 410) - ROCK HAVEN, LOWER BUTCHERY COURT, off CLASKETGATE, LINCOLN. LINCS. LN2 1JJ (Added Oct 2012)

SESSION (8pm ~ All singers and musicians welcome ~ for further info tel Brian on 01472 398 704) - WHITE HART, MAGNA MILE, LUDFORD, MARKET RASEN, LINCS. LN8 6AD (Updated Jan 2013)

ACOUSTIC NIGHT (Last Tues from 8pm ~ Everyone welcome to come and sing, play or just sit back and enjoy the music with a pint ~ Venue tel 01673 858 205) - TURNOR ARMS, MARKET PLACE, WRAGBY, LINCS. LN8 5QU (Updated Dec 2012)

Frequency t.b.c.

TUESDAY @ THE TAP (Guest nights / open mike sessions) - TAP & SPILE, SPRINGBANK, HULL, E. YORKS (checked Nov 09)

WORKSOP FOLK DANCE GROUP (7.45 - 10.05pm ~ Everyone welcome, beginners and experienced alike ~ £1.50) - LARWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE, LARWOOD AVE, WORKSOP, NOTTS. S81 0HH (updated Nov 2009)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (8.30pm til late ~ all welcome, anything goes! ~ info ) - STAX BAR, 82 NARBOROUGH RD, LEICESTER (Updated Jun 2007)


WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday

OPEN MIC NIGHT (with pro sound system) (8.30 - 11.30pm ~ every Wednesday) - JOLLY BREWER, BROADGATE, LINCOLN (Updated Mar 2008)

BOURNE BORDERERS (8-10pm ~ practice every Wednesday ~ 01778 346236) - VILLAGE HALL, EDENHAM (Updated Nov 09)

JAM SESSION (various styles) - SUN INN, SAXILBY (Updated Aug 10)

BEGINNERS TRADITIONAL MUSIC (8pm ~ info tel Steve 07595 032 533) - BISHOP GROSSETESTE COLLEGE, NEWPORT, LINCOLN, LN1 3DY (added Oct 2010)

THE SPA CHOIR (7-9pm ~ Jan 01526 860373 / Richard - 07887 566135) - CORONATION HALL, WOODHALL SPA, LINCS. (added Jan 2012)

OPEN MIC with PA system supplied (7.30pm til late ~ run by musicians for musicians ~ everyone welcome, raw beginners to seasoned professionals and audience ~ free entry ~ venue tel Pam 01733 3243450 / info tel David 07526 320 336 / email ) - CLUB CALIENTE, PARNWELL CENTRE, PETERBOROUGH, CAMBS. PE1 4YL PAM 01733 3243450

JAM NIGHT [facebook] (8pm ~ 07882 882 181) - IMPERIAL HOTEL, 157 GRIMSBY RD, CLEETHORPES, NE LINCS. DN35 7DG (added Sep 2012)

Wednesday fortnightly

This Session has now Closed due to low attendances:HOPE TAVERN ACOUSTIC SINGAROUND (fortnightly ~ Tel 01673 828217 ~ 30 Jun / 14 + 28 Jul / 11 + 25 Aug / 8 + 22 Sep / 6 + 20 Oct / 3 + 17 Nov) - HOPE TAVERN, CAISTOR RD, HOLTON-LE-MOOR, nr MARKET RASEN. LN7 6AH (Added Jun 2010)

REDMILE ACOUSTIC SESSION (8.30pm ~ fortnightly ~ June 23 / July 7, 21 / Aug 4, 18 / Sept 1, 15, 29 / Oct 13, 27 / Nov 10, 24 / Dec 8, 22 ~ Tel 01949 860546) - BARNSTONE COUNTRY CLUB, WORKS LANE, BARNSTONE, NOTTS. NG13 9JN (updated Jun 2010)

EP'TH FOLK SESSION (Fortnightly from 11 Nov 2009 ~ Tel 01427 872010 or 728643) - MOWBRAY ARMS, MOWBRAY ST, EPWORTH, N. LINCS. DN9 1HR (updated Nov 2009)

SINGERS & MUSICIANS (info) (8.30pm ~ Fortnightly from 4 Nov 2009 at Kathryn and Dermot's house) - 10 NORTH ST, OWSTON FERRY, N. LINCS. (updated Nov 2009)

'FACE THE MUSIC' SESSION (Every other Wednesday ~ see Hull Daily Mail 'Whats On Listings') - BLUE BELL, COTTINGHAM, E. YORKS (Updated Nov 09)

First Wednesday

AVID FRENCH MUSIC SESSION [Myspace] (First Wednesday of month ~ 01427 890151 Or 01427 873937) - BLUE BELL, HIGH ST, GRINGLEY ON THE HILL, nr DONCASTER, NOTTS. DN10 4RF (Updated Jul 2010)

ALFORD ACOUSTIC CLUB (8.30pm ~ 1st and 3rd Wed ~ £1.50 / performers free ~ tel 01507 462 751 for info) - HALF MOON INN, WEST ST, ALFORD, LINCS. LN13 9DG (Updated Sep 2012)

THE JACK TYNAN TRIO (8pm ~ trio featuring Keyboard, Tenor Sax and Drums + occasional guests play Jazz & Swing on first Wednesday of every month ~ £5.00) - THORNEY JAZZ CLUB, THORNEY EX-SERVICEMEN'S CLUB, THORNEY, nr PETERBOROUGH, CAMBS. (added Oct 2011)

Second Wednesday

AVID DANCES (8pm ~ see AVID website for info) - Various Venues, LINCOLNSHIRE / NORTH NOTTS.

Third Wednesday

ALFORD ACOUSTIC CLUB (8.30pm ~ 1st and 3rd Wed ~ £1.50 / performers free ~ tel 01507 462 751 for info) - HALF MOON INN, WEST ST, ALFORD, LINCS. LN13 9DG (Updated Sep 2012)

LINDUM ACCORDION CLUB (Third Wednesday of month ~ 7.30 - 10.30pm ~ further info tel Geoff 01526 321490) - TOWN HALL, LOUTH RD, WRAGBY (Checked Jul 2010)

AVID MUSIC SESSION (third Wednesday of month ~ 01427 890151 Or 01427 873937) - BLUE BELL, HIGH ST, GRINGLEY ON THE HILL, nr DONCASTER, NOTTS. DN10 4RF(Updated Nov 2011)

Last Wednesday

FOLK SESSION (Mainly Irish ~ last Wednesday of month) - BOAR'S HEAD, LOUTH (Updated Oct 2009)

PETE WRAY'S MUSIC SESSION with guest musicians (12 Noon ~ last Wednesday of month for approx 1hour) - ARMOURY CAFE BAR @ DRILL HALL, LINCOLN (Updated Jan 2012)

Frequency t.b.c.

BLACK BULL BORDER MORRIS (7.45 - 9.30pm ~ info 01507 568438) - Venue t.b.c., HORNCASTLE (updated Apr 2010)


THURSDAYS

Every Thursday

LINCOLN FOLK DANCE CLUB (7.45 - 10pm ~ info 01427 668428) - ST FAITH'S CHURCH HALL, WEST PARADE, LINCOLN (Checked Jul 2010)

LINCOLN POACHER MORRIS (Practice ~ 7.45 - 9.30pm ~ please check before travelling in summer months ~ tel 01522 576458) - BURTON ROAD METHODIST CHURCH HALL, BURTON RD [Mount Street and Burton Road], LINCOLN (Checked Jul 2010)

OPEN JAZZ & BLUES EVENING (SESSION) (planned start Autumn 2011 ~ details tel Nick or Marion on 01205 480395) - RED LION, STICKFORD (Added Sep 2011)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (Tel: 0115 9703506) - THE LION, 44 MOSELEY ST, NEW BASFORD, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTS. NG7 7FQ (updated Nov 09)

Thursday Fortnightly

OPEN MIC hosted by SAM HARRISON (8.30pm ~ forthnightly from 10 Sep / 24 Sep etc / free food at the interval / a free drink for performers! ~ Open Mic podcast) - GOLDEN EAGLE, HIGH ST, LINCOLN (added Sep 09)

THE DUMBLES SESSION (fortnightly ~ 24 Jun / 8 Jul etc) - DUMBLES PUB, WESTTORPE, SOUTHWELL, NOTTS. NG25 0ND (Added Jun 2010)

First Thursday

600 WHISKIES UNPLUGGED [info] (8.15pm ~ Acoustic session ~ singers, musicians, performers and audience welcome) - GEORGE HOTEL, LEADENHAM

VOODOO UNPLUGGED (8pm ~ acoustic music session) - MAMA LIZ'S, 9a NORTH ST, STAMFORD. PE9 1EL (Added Jan 2012)

BLUES JAM (1st Thursday of month ~ 07931 191486) - JOINERS ARMS, LONDON RD, RETFORD, NOTTS.

Second Thursday

TUNE SESSION (2nd Thursday of month) - LINCOLN ARMS, SPALDING

JAM NIGHT (01673 862231) - BOTTLE & GLASS, 14 MAIN STREET, SCOTHERN, nr LINCOLN, LINCS. LN2 2UG. (Check with venue)

OPEN MIC (Bar opens 7.30pm, music from 8.30pm ~ free entry ~ 01275 260275) - FOSDYKE SOCIAL CLUB [facebook], FOSDYKE, near BOSTON, LINCS. PE20 2BX (Added Dec 2013)

Third Thursday

SINGAROUND (3rd Thursday of month) - WELLAND YACHT CLUB, CRADGE BANK RD, SPALDING (Added Nov 2009)

Last Thursday

Session with Guests and Floor Singers (7.45pm - 11pm ~ folk & blues upstairs in the club room ~ 01205 820 014) - 'LAST THURSDAY AT THE WHEATSHEAF' @ THE WHEATSHEAF, MARKET PLACE, SWINESHEAD, BOSTON, LINCS. PE20 3LH (Added May 2013)

BAND FROM COUNTY HELL ACOUSTIC + guests (doors 7.30pm ~ Acoustic residency in the downstairs cavern ~ £4.00 on the door ~tel: 020 7253 4285) - THE BETSEY TROTWOOD, 56 FARRINGDON RD, CLERKENWELL, LONDON. EC1R 3BL


FRIDAYS

Every Friday

BINGHAM FOLK CLUB (8.30pm ~ Most Fridays ~ Singers nights without PA ~ 7 & 21 Jan / 11 & 18 Feb / 4 & 11 Mar / 8 Apr + Singers nights with PA ~ 28 Jan / 25 Feb / 25 Mar / 15 Apr + occasional guest / feature nights [see main gig guide] ~ Tel : 01949 838564 / 01949 875685) - BINGHAM FOLK CLUB, BINGHAM TOWN PAVILION, BRENDON GROVE, BINGHAM, NOTTS. [Club closed 17 & 24 Dec 2010 / 1 Jan, 22 & 29 Apr 2011 ~ Club reopens 7 Jan 2011 (Updated Dec 2010)

LIVE LOUNGE OPEN MIC & BAND NIGHT (9pm ~ main bar ~ 01773 743 970) - THE VILLAGE INN MAREHAY, 51 UPPER MAREHAY RD, RIPLEY, DERBYS. DE5 8JF (Added Jan 2013)


Friday Fortnightly

LINCOLN FOLK CLUB (8pm ~ Fortnightly ~ 21 Jan / 4 Feb / 18 Feb / 4th Mar / 18th Mar / 8 Apr / 22 Apr / 6 May / 20 May) - UNISON CLUB, BEAUMONT FEE, LINCOLN (updated Jan 2011)

GAINSBOROUGH FOLK CLUB (Alternate Friday evenings ~ Singers nights on Nov 19 / 3 & 31 Dec other fortnightly dates guest nights ~ tel 01427 838726) - MELROSE CLUB, GAINSBOROUGH (updated Nov 2010)

GAINSBOROUGH FOLK DANCE CLUB (alternate Fridays ~ Contact Brian 01427 616888) - ST GEORGE'S CHURCH HALL, HEAPHAM RD, GAINSBOROUGH (Updated Nov 2009)

First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY MUSIC ACOUSTIC CLUB (8pm ~ tel 01778-393071 , E-mail bournefolk@waitrose.com) - WISHING WELL INN, MAIN ST, DYKE, nr BOURNE. PE10 0AF (Amended Nov 2006)

FIRST FRIDAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC (8.30pm ~ First Friday of the month ~ Looking for small acoustic ensembles and solo artists ~ Contact Andy Croft 07903194631 / 01780 753458 after 7pm) - CELLAR BAR, ARTS CENTRE, STAMFORD (updated Nov 2009)

Second and Fourth Friday

SESSION (2nd / 4th Friday of each month ~ Free entry) - RED LION, HORNCASTLE. LN9 5HT (Updated Sep 2011)


SATURDAYS

Every Saturday

BACKWATER BOYS & GUESTS (9pm ~ main bar ~ Country music ~ 01773 743 970) - THE VILLAGE INN MAREHAY, 51 UPPER MAREHAY RD, RIPLEY, DERBYS. DE5 8JF (Added Jan 2013)


Saturdays - Frequency monthly

WRITE NOTE SESSION (Saturdays monthly ~ See Write Note website for further info ~ 12 Noon - 2pm ~ sessions are open to musicians playing acoustic instruments,all styles.Free admission and audience positively encouraged.) - CENTRAL LIBRARY, LINCOLN (updated Jan 2013)


SUNDAYS

Every Sunday

MUSIC SESSION (8.30pm ~ Venue just off A16 Boston road, turn for Community Centre ~ 01205 480395 / email for info ) - RED LION INN, CHURCH RD, STICKFORD. PE22 8EP (Updated Jan 2012)

JAM AFTERNOON [Facebook](3.00pm to 6.00pm ~ join in with live resident band, amps and drum kit etc. provided ~ food available ~ info 01482 227324) - RUSCADORS, 31 QUEEN ST, HULL (added Feb 2011)

LIVE MUSIC + Inspiring talks (6.45pm ~ coffee & cake ) - KINGSGATE CAFE CHURCH, SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE, MARKET PLACE, SPALDING, LINCS. PE11 1SS

First Sunday

JAM NIGHT - BROWN COW, NETTLEHAM (Added Mar 2011)

LINCOLN SESSION (1st Sunday @ 3pm ~ all styles + singers welcome) - DOG & BONE, JOHN STREET (Off Monks Road), LINCOLN (updated Nov 2009)

OPEN MIC / JAM SESSION (6pm ~ 1st and 3rd Sunday ~ acoustically based but are 'electric friendly' ~ main focus bluegrass/country but all genres welcomed) - GOLDEN CROSS, BILLINGHAY, LINCS. LN4 4HN (added Nov 2009)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (7.30 - 10.30pm - 1st & 3rd Sunday) - BELL INN, COLEBY (added Mar 2010)

ACOUSTIC LOUNGE (1st Sunday of month ~ for latest info ~ email acousticlounge@danmayfield.com) - WHITE HART HOTEL, SOUTHGATE, SLEAFORD. NG34 3RY(reviewed [not confirmed] Nov 2009)

Second Sunday

OPEN MIC NIGHT (9pm ~ 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month ~ sponsored by Roadhouse Music) - THE EAGLE, WEST STREET, BOSTON (Updated Aug 2010)

HACONBY UNPLUGGED (8pm ~ 2nd Sunday of the month ~ info tel Jan 01778 425422) - HARE & HOUNDS, WEST ST, HACONBY, BOURNE. PE10 0UZ (added Nov 2009)

CLUB or GUEST NIGHT (7.30pm ~ Second or Third Sunday ~ info 0115 981 2861) - POPPY FOLK CLUB, THE POPPY & PINT, PIERREPONT RD, LADY BAY, WEST BRIDGFORD, NOTTS. (added Aug 2011)

Third Sunday

THIRD SUNDAY JAM (4-8pm ~ 01529 303223) - MARQUIS OF GRANBY, NORTHGATE, SLEAFORD. (Updated Sep 2011)

OPEN MIC / JAM SESSION (6pm ~ 1st and 3rd Sunday ~ acoustically based but are 'electric friendly' ~ main focus bluegrass/country but all genres welcomed) - GOLDEN CROSS, BILLINGHAY, LINCS. LN4 4HN (added Nov 2009)

GRANTHAM FOLK CLUB (3rd Sunday of month ~ tel 01476 563704) - BLUE PIG, 9 VINE ST, GRANTHAM. NG316RQ (added Nov 2009)

OPEN MIC NIGHT (7.30 - 10.30pm - 1st & 3rd Sunday) - BELL INN, COLEBY (added Mar 2010)

ACOUSTIC NIGHT (8pm ~ every third Sunday ~ Free entry ~ All welcome. Very relaxed and informal. Sing a long/ Sing around... all standards welcome or just come and listen ~ Tel Contact 01522 722462/ 01522 720358) - THORALD ARMS, HARMSTON (added Jan 2011)

SCUNTHORPE ACOUSTIC MUSIC CLUB (Doors 7.30pm for 8pm ~ 3rd Sunday of the month ~ entry £2.00) - WORTLEY HOUSE HOTEL, ROWLAND RD, SCUNTHORPE (Updated Nov 2009)

Fortnightly