DEC 2017

See below for gigs (Please check with venues before travelling)

Link for Regular sessions open mic nights


GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL 2017

RUNS FRI 1 - SUN 3 DEC

FRI (Reds):MARTIN HARLEY [info] (7pm) / EDDI READER [info] (9pm) / SHEELANAGIG [info] (10.45pm)

FRI (Centre Stage):WINTER WILSON [info] (7.30pm) /MAGNA CARTA with KEN NICOL [info] (9.15pm) / MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT [info] (11pm)

FRI (Introducing stage from 4pm):BRAD DEAR [info] / SOLASTA [info] / GALLEY BEGGAR [info] / HONEY & THE BEAR [info]

SAT (Reds - afternoon): REG MEUROSS [info] (1pm) / THE MIGHTY DOONANS [info] (2.45pm)

SAT (Centre Stage - afternoon):RIC SANDERS TRIO [info] (1.30pm) / THE DYLAN PROJECT [info]

SAT (Introducing from 4pm):ALDEN PATTERSON & DASHWOOD [info] / EMI McDADE [info] / SALUTATION [info] / MIA & THE MOON [info] / JOSHUA BURNELL [info]

SAT (Reds - Evening):MARTYN JOSEPH [info] (7.30pm) / HOTHOUSE FLOWERS [info] (9pm) / RUSTY SHACKLE [info] (10.45pm)

SAT (Centre Stage - evening): LOUISE JORDAN [info] (7.30pm) / FAIRPORT CONVENTION [info] / MERRY HELL [info] (11pm)

SUN (Reds - afternoon):ROGER DAVIES [info] (1pm) / ST AGNES FOUNTAIN [info] (2.45pm)

SUN (Centre Stage - afternoon):GILMORE & ROBERTS [info] (1.30pm) / PETER KNIGHT [info] & JOHN SPIERS [info] (3.15pm)

SUN (Introducing from 4pm): SKINNER [info] / IDLE EMPIRE [info] / FRAN WYBURN [info] / SALUTATION [info]

SUN (Reds - evening):KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN [info] (7.30pm) / DERVISH [info] (9pm) / CLEARWATER CREEDENCE REVIVAL - Acoustic Set (10.45pm)

SUN (Centre Stage - evening): TRADARRR [info] (7.30pm) / BELLA HARDY [info] (9.15pm) / TANKUS THE HENGE [info] (11pm)

Plus ACOUSTIC STAGE (Sat from 12Noon) featuring BEN BATEMAN / ALICE ROBBINS / KEZIA / STEVE JACKSON / JACK PARKER

& OPEN MIC SESSIONS / French dance with TOURDION (Sat & Sun - 10am)

Centre Stage / Reds / Jaks plus bars (Full Weekend Only, no day tickets available ~ Timings / Days subject to change) - GREAT BRITISH FOLK FESTIVAL @ BUTLINS RESORT, ROMAN BANK, SKEGNESS, LINCS. PE25 1NJ

See website for booking or further info / 0330 102 5295


FRI 1 DEC

SLIM LINE PAPAS [info] (01522 534 015) - TAP & SPILE, 21 HUNGATE, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN1 1ES.

JONNY WILLIAMS & LYNNETTE MARIE [info] - RIDGE RAIDERS, VILLAGE HALL, BRACEBRIDGE HEATH, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN4 2LB

BILLY CURTIS [info] (01623 702 550) - TRIPLE S CLUB, MANSFIELD ROAD, SKEGBY, SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, NOTTS. NG17 3EF


SAT 2 DEC

ZAL CLEMSINSON'S SINDOGS [info] (Fronted by the guitarist from Sensational Alex Harvey Band ~ 0777 152 0374) - YARDBIRDS ROCK CLUB, CHURCH STREET, GRIMSBY, NE LINCS. DN32 7DD

BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST [info] (8pm ~ Amazing musicianship coupled with wry humour from folk duo Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) ~ £13 adv /£15otd ~ 01652 660 380) - ROPERY HALL @ THE ROPEWALK, MALTKILN LANE, BARTON UPON HUMBER, NE LINCS. DN18 5JT

BLUES BOY KINGS [info] (01522 702326 ) - SUN INN, 20 BRIDGE STREET, SAXILBY, LINCS. LN1 2PZ

THE MANIPULATORS [info] (01522 810 368) - LION & ROYAL, HIGH STREET, NAVENBY, nr LINCOLN, LINCS. LN50EE

BILLY CURTIS [info] (01778 421 932) - BOURNE TO LINE DANCE , BOURNE ACADEMY aka ROBERT MANNING TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE, EDINBURGH CRESCENT, BOURNE, LINCS. PE10 9DT

Bohemia Music presents BOB COLLUM & THE WELFARE MOTHERS [info] / MICKY DENNY [info] (8pm ~ Tickets £10 ~ online booking ) - THE FLEECE HOTEL, 8-10 BROAD ST, BOXFOD, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK. CO10 5DX

CLEAR CUT [info] (01760 337 392) - PENTNEY COUNTRY CLUB, PENTNEY INDOOR BOWLS CLUB, NARBOROUGH, PENTNEY, KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. PE32 1JD


SUN 3 DEC

JIM WORTON [info] (01760 721 032 / 01553 81084) - PEDDLERS CMC, CONSERVATIVE CLUB, 23 LONDON RD, SWAFFHAM, NORFOLK. PE37 7DD

THE THORNHILLS [FB] (0115 9120735) - FRED'S PLACE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB @ MAPPERLEY PLAINS SOCIAL CLUB, PLAINS ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTS. NG3 5RH.


MON 4 DEC

ROY WOOD [info] (All seater concert ~ £30 + booking fee ~ 0844 854 2776) - BATHS HALL, 59 DONCASTER ROAD, SCUNTHORPE, NE LINCS. DN15 7RG

XMAS PARTY Pt 1 (Doors 7.15pm, music 8.30pm ~ Club members provide tonight's music ~ 01522 879 740) - SILVER STAR CMC, CASTLE WARD CLUB, KINGSLEY RD, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN1 3JN

MARTIN JAYE [info] (01427 668 348) - THE BUTCHER NOOK C.M.C, 2 DAWNHILL LANE, HEMSWELL, LINCS. DN21 5UH


TUE 5 DEC

ROOT'N'TOOT'N [info] (Doors 7pm for 8pm start. Admission £3.50 ~ All profits go to charity ~ 01469 573 628) - THE MISSOURI RAIDERS CMC, SOLWAY CLUB, 68 KINGS RD, IMMINGHAM, NE LINCS. DN40 1AN


WED 6 DEC

WINTER WILSON [info] (8.00pm ~ £6.00 ~ tel 01406 381 339 for info re club) - SPALDING FOLK CLUB @ SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE, MARKET PLACE, SPALDING, LINCS. PE11 1SS

GILAD ATZMON & THE ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE [info] (8.30 - £12 adv / £14 otd / students half price ~ 01472 873 730) - GRIMSBY JAZZ @ THE OLD CLEE CLUB, CLEE CRESCENT,, GRIMSBY, NE LINCS. DN32 8LS

WARREN DEWITT [info] - MINERS RETREAT, WINTHORPE, SKEGNESS, LINCS.

JONNY WILLIAMS & LYNNETTE MARIE [info] - GRIMSBY CMC, THE NEW STANDARD CLUB, FRESHNEY DRIVE, GRIMSBY, NE LINCS. DN31 1XE

MARTIN JAYE [info] - C-SIDERS, VILLAGE HALL, JACKSON LANE, BURGH-LE-MARSH, SKEGNESS, LINCS. PE24 5LA


THU 7 DEC

JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES presents 'Jez Lowe's Yule Do' [info] (7.30pm ~ SONY Radio Academy Award Winner ~ £10 / family £25 / U 18 £6.50 ~ 01476 585 739) - Lincs Rural & Community Tour @ VILLAGE HALL, BRACEBY RD, ROPSLEY, nr GRANTHAM, LINCS. NG33 4BN


FRI 8 DEC

NO FRILLS CEILIDH (Live band, non-stop dancing, Bring your own drinks ~ 01775 723 026) - ST MARY'S CHURCH HALL, ROSE LANE, PINCHBECK, SPALDING, LINCS. PE11 3RN

FOURTET [info] (Doors 7.30pm ~ Recently formed Lincolnshire jazz band featuring Janey Glover on Vocals, Keys - Kevin Cross on Keys, Steve Jeyes on Bass and Phil Taylor on Drums, play light accessible and familiar jazz in the form of the Great American Song Book, plus Jazz Standards and a sprinkling of the unexpected ~ Free entry donations welcome ~ 01790 752 936) - SPILSBY THEATRE, CHURCH STREET, SPILSBY, LINCS. PE23 5DY

THE HALEYS [info] (01302 812 612) - SCAWTHORPE SOCIAL CLUB, ESKDALE DRIVE, DONCASTER, S YORKS. DN5 9NT


SAT 9 DEC

Cancelled by venue:DARIA KULESH [info] / MINNIE BIRCH [info] / SUPERMOON [info] (Russian born singer/songwriter Daria returns to Spilsby 5 years after appearing at the 2012 Song for Lincolnshire competition ~ £10 ~ 01790 752 936) - SPILSBY THEATRE, CHURCH STREET, SPILSBY, LINCS. PE23 5DY

ROB HERON & THE TEAPAD ORCHESTRA [info] (8pm ~ Roots band playing a unique self styled "North Eastern Swing" a blend of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country ~ £12 adv / £14otd ~ 01652 660 380) - ROPERY HALL @ THE ROPEWALK, MALTKILN LANE, BARTON UPON HUMBER, NE LINCS. DN18 5JT

OLD DOG JACKSON [youtube] (Goodtime Blues performed with humour ~ 01529 460 218) - NAGS HEAD, 34 HIGH ST, HECKINGTON, SLEAFORD, LINCS. NG34 9QZ

WARREN DEWITT [info] (01427 668 348) - THE BUTCHER NOOK C.M.C, 2 DAWNHILL LANE, HEMSWELL, LINCS. DN21 5UH

SPEED LIMIT [info] (01760 337 392) - PENTNEY COUNTRY CLUB, PENTNEY INDOOR BOWLS CLUB, NARBOROUGH, PENTNEY, KINGS LYNN, NORFOLK. PE32 1JD


SUN 10 DEC

THE HALEYS [info] (2pm ~ £7.00 incl tea & refreshments ~ 01205 870 983 / 01205 363 757 / 01205 871 490) - OLD LEAKE CMC, COMMUNITY CENTRE, FURLONGS LANE, OLD LEAKE, nr BOSTON, LINCS. PE22 9NX

WARREN DEWITT [info] (07446 294 837) - ST BERNADETTES CMC, ST BERNARDETTES SOCIAL CLUB, ASHBY ROAD, SCUNTHORPE, NE LINCS. DN16 2RS

TWIN FALLS [info] (0115 9120735) - FRED'S PLACE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB @ MAPPERLEY PLAINS SOCIAL CLUB, PLAINS ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTS. NG3 5RH.


MON 11 DEC

BOSTON FOLK CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY (8pm ~ Club members plus special guests ~ club info 01205 358 783 / venue 01205 361 116) - BOSTON FOLK CLUB @ THE EAGLE, 144 WEST STREET, BOSTON, LINCS. PE21 8RE

XMAS PARTY Pt 2 featuring THE HALEYS [info] (Doors 7.15pm, music 8.30pm ~ 01522 879 740) - SILVER STAR CMC, CASTLE WARD CLUB, KINGSLEY RD, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN1 3JN


TUE 12 DEC

BEST OF FRIENDS DUO featuring MIDDY & STEVE CHASE [info] (Doors 7pm for 8pm start. Admission £3.50 ~ All profits go to charity ~ 01469 573 628) - THE MISSOURI RAIDERS CMC, SOLWAY CLUB, 68 KINGS RD, IMMINGHAM, NE LINCS. DN40 1AN


WED 13 DEC

WARREN DEWITT [info] - GRIMSBY CMC, THE NEW STANDARD CLUB, FRESHNEY DRIVE, GRIMSBY, NE LINCS. DN31 1XE


THU 14 DEC

C&W Christmas Party with TRAVIS LOGAN [info] / LAINEY WEST [info] (7.30 - 11pm ~ 07593 125 261) - VILLAGE HALL, RINGMOOR CLOSE, (off FITZWILLIAM PLACE), BILLINGHAY, LINCS. LN4 4EX

SLEAFORD UKULELE ORCHESTRA [info] (Train departs Sleaford Station at 6.55pm; Heckington 7.02pm; Boston 7.21pm for travel to Batemans Brewery, returning train from Wainfleet at 9.10pm to arrive back in Boston at 9.37pm; Heckington 9.51pm and Sleaford at 10.00pm.) - POACHER LINE MUSIC TRAIN, SLEAFORD to BATEMAN'S BREWERY, WAINFLEET. Return.


FRI 15 DEC

CHANTEL McGREGOR [info] (8pm ~ Rock and blues from one of the UK's top young guitarists and her band ~ £14 adv / £16otd ~ 01652 660 380) - ROPERY HALL @ THE ROPEWALK, MALTKILN LANE, BARTON UPON HUMBER, NE LINCS. DN18 5JT

JONNY WILLIAMS & LYNNETTE MARIE [info] - WINTERTON PAVILLION, WINTERTON, N. LINCS.


SAT 16 DEC

VIKKI SWAN & JONNY DYER [info] (doors 7.15pm for 8pm ~ Duo present the Pick'n'Mix Winter Warmer show ~ £9.00 ~ tel 01522 535 770) - FALDINGWORTH LIVE, MEMORIAL HALL, FALDINGWORTH, LINCS. LN8 3SE

EAST YORKSHIRE MOTOR SERVICES BRASS BAND [info] (7.30pm ~ Christmas Concert ~ £10 ~ 01427 676 655) - TRINITY ARTS CENTRE, TRINITY STREET, GAINSBOROUGH, LINCS. DN21 2AL

KAY 'D' [info] (Solo country singer/guitarist) - VILLAGE HALL, CHURCH LANE, EDENHAM, BOURNE, LINCS. PE10 0LS

CLEAR CUT [info] (£7.00 ~ 01945 440 234) - SUTTON ST JAMES INDOOR BOWLING CLUB, 26 FISHERGATE, SUTTON ST JAMES, SPALDING, LINCS. PE12 0EN.


SUN 17 DEC

KING KING

XMAS ROCK & BLUES PARTY

SUN 17 DEC

KING KING [info] plus very special guests STEVIE NIMMO TRIO [info] / REBECCA DOWNES BAND [info] (7pm ~ All Ages Welcome [U14 accompanied by adult] ~ Tickets: £25 / VIP Package £40 ~ tickets ~ 0844 888 8766) - THE ENGINE SHED, UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN, BRAYFORD POOL, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN6 7TS

VIP Package includes access to King King soundcheck with meet and greet, priority entrance to the main show and access to the aftershow party. - The aftershow party will take place in The Platform (Engine Shed) directly after the main show and will feature 'Blues Boy Kings'.(2am curfew)

CATFISH [info] (4-6pm ~ £8.00 ~ 01673 828 217) - TAVERN BLUES @ HOPE TAVERN, CAISTOR RD, HOLTON-LE-MOOR, MARKET RASEN, LINCS. LN7 6AH

KAY 'D' [info] (Solo country singer/guitarist ~ 01760 721032 / 01553 810840) - PEDLARS CMC, CONSERVATIVE CLUB, 23 LONDON STREET, SWAFFHAM, NORFOLK. PE37 7DD

THE COLLECTION [info] (0115 9120735) - FRED'S PLACE COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB @ MAPPERLEY PLAINS SOCIAL CLUB, PLAINS ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NOTTS. NG3 5RH.


FRI 22 DEC

TEXAS TORNADOS [info] (01406 350 732) - SUTTON STREAMLINERS, ST MARY'S CHURCH HALL (Next to Church), MARKET PLACE, LONG SUTTON, LINCS. PE12 9JE


SAT 23 DEC

BAND FROM COUNTY HELL [info] (01529 303 303) - BARGE & BOTTLE, CARRE STREET, SLEAFORD, LINCS. NG34 7TW


SUN 24 DEC

ROOTS & WINGS (duo) [info] - (Duo) VILLAGE HALL, VICARAGE GARDENS, WRAWBY, BRIGG, N LINCS. DN20 8SA


SAT 30 DEC

BAND FROM COUNTY HELL [info] (01507 526 862) - OLD NICK'S TAVERN, 8 NORTH ST, HORNCASTLE, LINCS. LN9 5DX

Xmas Party with JEZ LOWE [info] + Support artists (7.30pm ~ £10 includes extensive home-made buffet supper ~ 01522 535 770) - FOLK IN THE CELLAR, UNISON CLUB, BEAUMONT FEE, LINCOLN, LINCS. LN1 1EZ

THE SUSPICIONS [info] (8pm ~ Described as one of Britain's finest soul bands, this 8 piece feature Snake Davis with the sumptuous vocals of Doreen Edwards and Sue Quinn ~ £18 adv / £20 otd ~ 01652 660 380) - ROPERY HALL @ THE ROPEWALK, MALTKILN LANE, BARTON UPON HUMBER, NE LINCS. DN18 5JT


SUN 31 DEC - NEW YEARS EVE

BETTY SWOLLOX [info] - (Limited tickets available from Phil or venue ~ £15 ~ venue 01205 290328) - ORCHARD HOLIDAY PARK, HUBBERTS BRIDGE, nr BOSTON. LINCS.

TENNESSEE STUD [info] (Doors 6.30pm / food 7pm / music 8pm ~ includes hot food ~ Limited Tickets £15.00 ~ 01945 440 234) - SUTTON ST JAMES INDOOR BOWLING CLUB, 26 FISHERGATE, SUTTON ST JAMES, SPALDING, LINCS. PE12 0EN.

WARREN DEWITT [info] (01652 655 480) - BLUE NICKEL CMC, SCRAWBY VILLAGE HALL, 17 WEST ST, SCRAWBY, nr BRIGG, NE LINCS. DN20 9AS