There are links to websites of some venues at the end of this page.


March 2018

Sun 18  The Hooleys at Ryde Town Club, 14.30

Sun 18  Irish playalong session at Quay Arts Centre, 15.00

Sun 18  Quay Arts Folk Club CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER until next week.

Mon 19  Island Storytellers meet at the George Inn, Newport, PO30 1LB,19.00

Wed 21  JC & Angelina at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30

Thur 22  Scarecrow at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30

Thur 22  JC & Angelina at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30

Fri 23  Kingston Singers meet at the Kingston Arms, Cowes.

Sat 24  2nd Time Around and Chain Ferry Gang, Merlynna Johnson, Annabelle Spencer, Derek Farrell & Wren at the Sun Inn, Hulverstone, 14.00 onwards.

Sun 24 Quay Arts Folk Club, 19.30, guests Coppersmith and Double Hitch. Link below.

Sat 24  Scarecrow at the Spyglass Inn, 17.30

Sun 25  Bloodstone Border Morris dance by the paddling pool, Ventnor seafront, 11.30

Sun 25  JC & Angelina at the Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton, 13.00

Sun 25  Morris dancing 12.00 Spyglass Inn, Ventnor

Sun 25  The Dick Taylor Band including JC & Angelina, Spyglass Inn, 18.30

Sun 25  Andy’s All Star Session at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20.30

Wed 28  Scarecrow at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30

Thur 29  JC & Angelina at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30

Fri 30  Angelina Grimshaw & friends play country Americana blues at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport 12.30

Sat 31  Grizzled Skipper at the Steamer Inn, Shanklin

April 2018

Sun 1  Grizzled Skipper at the Bugle, Yarmouth 13.00

Sun 1  2nd Time Around at the Vectis Tavern, Cowes, 17.00

Sun 1 Cajun play along with Cajundaze, Quay Arts Centre, 19.00

Wed 4  Trio Dhoore -brothers from Flanders who wowed Sidmouth Folk Festival, play at Quay Arts Centre, Newport. Ring 822490 to book food. Menu on link.

Fri 6  2nd Time Around at Cowes Alehouse, 20.00

Sat 14  African Drumming Workshop with Joe Caudwell at the Unitarian Hall, High St. Newport, PO30 1SS, 15.00 to 17.00 £10.

Sat 14  Digeridoo Journey, deep relaxation to the sounds of didgeridoo and drum. 20.00-21.30. Adults only.  Bring warm clothes and something to lie on if you wish. £10. Unitarian Hall, High Street, Newport, PO30 1SS

Sat 14  The Fureys at Shanklin Theatre 19.30 £21. Link below

Sun 15  The Bob Dylan Story at Medina Theatre, Newport  £19. Tel 823884

Fri 20  2nd Time Around at Newport Ale House, 20.00

Fri  20  South Wight District Spasm Band (blues ragtime jazz) at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30

Sun 22   Join Whitgar Morris to celebrate St Arwald’s Day (last Judith King of IOW) at The Cedars Inn, Church Road, Wootton. 14.30. Song session afterwards.

Sun 22  Grizzled Skipper at the Buddle Inn, Niton 13.00

Tue 24  The Dublin Legends at Shanklin Theatre, 19.30  £20 Link below.

Sat 28  Feck! at Cowes Fringe Festival, details tba.

Sat 28  Shindig 9, Wootton Community Centre, Brannon Way. Doors open 19.00. Tickets £ 5 on 07709502573/811134

Sat 28  Grizzled Skipper at the Sun Inn, Hulverstone 20.00

Sun 29  Last Orders at the Buddle Inn, Niton, 13.00

May 2018

Fri 4  Anna & Elizabeth with Benjamin Lazar Davis – An innovative transformation of traditional (Appalachian) material, including visuals, movement and harmonics. Quay Arts Centre 19.30. £14.50. Food available if pre-booked. Link below.

Fri 4  South Wight District Spasm Band (blues ragtime jazz) at the Pop Inn, Chillerton Village Hall, 20.30

Sat 5 Guith sing at Yellow Welly Day (lifeboat day), Cowes Parade, 11.00

Mon 7  Whitgar Morris dance at the Riverbank Project, Newchurch, noon.

Fri 11  2nd Time Around at Newport Ale House, 20.00

Sat 12  Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair, Wolverton Manor. Errol Linton Band (blues harp), The Jigantics  (Americana & Country with folk, cajun, zydeco & blues influences). Advance tickets £7 (u. 12 free) from Waterstones, Newport, Village shop, Brighstone, Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Brighstone School, Shorwell Shop.

Fri 18 South Wight District Spasm Band ( blues ragtime jazz ) at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20.30

Sat 26  Grizzled Skipper at the Buddle Inn, Niton 20.00

Sun 27  Grizzled Skipper at the Crab and Lobster, Bembridge, 13.00

Thur 31  Bloodstone Border Morris and Wight Bells dance at the White Mouse, Chale, 19.30

June 2018

Fri 1 to Sun 3  IOW Sea Shanty Festival, Yarmouth, headliner Tom Lewis. Details tba.

Sat 2  Joe Ellis Trust Fun Day, Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton. Bloodstone Border Morris are dancing.

Sat 9  Lucy Ward, winner of best newcomer, 2012 BBC radio 2 folk awards  and later  a nominee for folk singer of the year award. Quay Arts Centre, 19.30. £12.50. Link below.

Fri 15 Bloodstone Border Morris Rally weekend. Live music at Smallbrook Stadium, evening.  £5

Sat 16  Bloodstone Border Morris Rally.Dancing at Needles Park,live music at Smallbrook Stadium in evening

Sun 17  Bloodstone Border Morris Rally. Dancing at Ryde Esplanade and King Lud.

Sat 30  The East Pointers, original roots music on fiddle, banjo and guitar. Quay Arts Centre, Newport, 19.30, £15. Food available if pre-booked. See link below.

July 2018

Fri 13  Dodo Street Band at the Medina Theatre, Newport, PO30 2DX. 19.30. Wildly contagious Celtic Gypsy Klesmer on fiddle, accordion, bass and bodhran. £14, Junior £5,Family £20.

Wed 18  John McCusker & Heidi Talbot, 19.30, £14.00. Food available 17.30 onwards, booking essential on 822490. Link below.

Sat 21  Rhythm of the Dance, Irish step dance show, Medina Theatre, Newport, 19.30 £23.50. 823884 or

Sun 22  Rhythm of the Dance, as above.

Sun 22  Island Highland Gathering, Northwood House, Bloodstone Border Morris will be dancing & Slainte Va playing.

August 2018

Thur 23  Whitgar Morris and Wight Bells dance at The Griffin, Godshill, 19.30

Fri 24  A Country Night in Nashville, Shanklin Theatre, 19.30, £25 Link below

Fri 24 to Monday 27  Island Steam Show, Havenstreet. Bloodstone Border Morris dance on Friday night.

September 2018

Sun 16  A Day at the Races, Donkey Sanctuary, PO38 3AA. Bloodstone Border Morris are dancing.

October 2018

Sat 20  Guith sing to celebrate Trafalgar Day at Newport Ale House, time tba.


The Bargeman’s Rest

The Buddle Inn

The Cowes Alehouse

The Dairyman’s Daughter

Medina Theatre

Quay Arts Centre, Sea Street, Newport, P30 5BD

Shanklin Theatre

The Spyglass Inn, Esplanade, Ventnor, PO38 1JX

The Woodvale, Gurnard, Cowes

Please let me know of any new events, changes etc. on the form below. I know it says ‘comment’ but ignore that. You can also e.mail: You won’t get a reply (sorry- lack of time). I hope to update at least weekly, unless I can’t get to a computer.


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