There are links to websites of some venues at the end of this page.
REGULAR CLUBS & SESSIONS ARE LISTED ON A SEPARATE PAGE
Wed 17 Scarecrow at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30
Thur 18 Scarecrow at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30
Thur 18 JC & Angelina at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor 20.30
Fri 19 Fun Quiz Night with (folk) musical interlude. Raising money for morris dancer Jess’s two girls to help pay for her funeral. Kingston Arms, Cowes, 19.30.
Fri 19 Trinity Folk Club at Trinity Church Hall, Ventnor, 19.30
Fri 19 South Wight District Spasm Band (ragtime, blues, jazz, jug band) at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30
Fri 19 Last Orders at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30.
Sat 20 Keith Christmas and support Jessica Lee Morgan at Quay Arts, Newport £10. 19.30. Link below. Tel. 822490 to book food.
Sat 20 Didgeridoo Dreaming with Joe Caudwell, Unitarian Hall, High Street, Newport, PO30 1SS 19.45 prompt. One hour of relaxation to soothing didgeridoo and hang drum music. £10. Recommended to bring cushion, mat, blanket.
Sat 20 Barn Dance at St John’s Church, Drake Road, Newport PO30 1EQ. £ 5 inc burger/hot dog and tea/coffee.
Sun 21 Grizzled Skipper at the Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton, 12.30
Sun 21 Irish playalong session at Quay Arts, Newport 15.00
Sun 21 Quay Arts Folk Club, Quay Arts Centre, Newport 19.30. Guests: Puckaster and John de Little
Mon 22 Funeral of Cliff Hopkins, East Cowes Crematorium 14.15 and East Cowes Convent afterwards. Morris kit welcome but no bells please. No flowers -donations to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Please let John Bentley know if you are attending, I will pass on a message sent to email@example.com
Wed 24 Concert of folky original compositions from Danish musicians Andrea Tophoj and Rune Barslund. Quay Arts Centre, Newport, £12.50. 19.30. Evening menu available from 17.30, Tel.522490 to book food
Wed 24 JC & Angelina at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30
Thur 25 Traditional Burns Night Supper at Ventnor Winter Gardens, 19.00. £24.95, booking essential on 857757.
Thur 25 JC & Angelina at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30
Fri 26 Burns Night Supper at The Garlic Farm, 19.00. £24.95, booking essential 865378.
Sat 27 Wight Bells Barn Dance with The Caulkheads Ceilidh Band, Riverside Centre, Medina Quay, Newport. 19.30. £5, children £ 2.50. Tickets 401685. Proceeds to Sophie Rolf Trust.
Sat 27 Songwriter Glenn Koppany is hoping to attract folksong writers to his new open mic (song and poetry) at the Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde. 20.00. Original material only.
Sat 27 Last Orders at the Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton, 20.00.
Sun 28 Grizzled Skipper at the Steamer Inn, Shanklin
Wed 31 Scarecrow at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, 20.30
Thur 1 Storytelling Workshop with Taffy Thomas, Ventnor Exchange, 11 Church Street PO38 1SW. 14.30. £10 adult, £5 child. 07837 601315 to book.
Thur 1 The Riddle in the Tale at Ventnor Exchange, 18.30. Taffy Thomas with Northumbrian pipe music from Paul Knox £5
Thur 1 Scarecrow at John Chiverton Centre, Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, PO30 2ER. 19.30
Fri 2 Second Time Around at the Newport Ale House, 20.00
Fri 2 Kingston Folk Club at the Kingston Arms, Cowes with guest spot from John Bentley. 20.30
Sat 3 Last Orders at the Buddle Inn, Niton, 20.00.
Sun 11 Millicent’s Favourite at Quay Arts Centre, Newport, 10.30. £5 donation.
Sun 11 Second Time Around at Cowes Ale House, 14.00
Tue 13 Basco – jazz/folk/classical – at Quay Arts, Newport £14, 19.30. Tel. 822490 to book food.
Sat 17 Ma Polaine’s Great Decline (rootsy blues) & Usifo Jalloh (African drumming) at Aspire, Dover Street, Ryde PO37 2BN. www.mondomix.uk
Sun 18 Irish playalong session at Quay Arts Centre 15.00
Thur 22 World Food Night at Quay Arts Centre 19.00. With New Orleans buffet £15 Music from Cajundaze. Booking essential, Tel 822490.
Fri 23 Grizzled Skipper at the Steamer Inn, Shanklin
Fri 23 Last Orders at the Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, 20.30
Sat 24 Ludfest Folk Festival at the King Lud, Ryde Esplanade
Sat 24 Last Orders at the Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton, 20.00
Sun 25 Ludfest Folk Festival at the King Lud, Ryde Esplanade
Fri 2 to Sun 4, Beer and Blues Weekend, Quay Arts, Newport £35.
Fri 2 Last Orders at the Old Village Inn, Bembridge, 21.00.
Sat 3 Canals of Old England by Phil Underwood, songs, stories, poetry, dance and costume. £10. Food available, booking essential on 822940. Link below.
Sun 4 Last Orders at Quay Arts Sunday Recital, 10.30. £5 donation.
Sun 11 Merlynna Johnson at Quay Arts Sunday Recital, 10.30 £5 donation
Sat 17 Tannara, Scottish folk group, at Quay Arts Centre, Newport, 19.30. £12.50. Tel. 822490 to book food. Menu on link.
Sun 18 Irish playalong session at Quay Arts Centre, 15.00
Wed 4 Trio Dhoore -brothers from Flanders who wowed Sidmouth Folk Festival. Ring 822490 to book food. Menu on link.
Sat 14 The Fureys at Shanklin Theatre 19.30 £21
Sun 15 The Bob Dylan Story at Medina Theatre, Newport £19. Tel 823884.
Tue 24 The Dublin Legends at Shanklin Theatre, 19.30 £20
Sat 12 Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair, Wolverton Manor.
Fri 15 Bloodstone Border Morris Rally weekend.
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 http://www.rhythmofthedance.com
Sun 22 Rhythm of the Dance, as above.
Fri 24 A Country Night in Nashville, Shanklin Theatre, 19.30, £25
The Bargeman’s Rest www.bargemansrest.com
The Buddle Inn http://www.buddleinn.co.uk
The Cowes Alehouse www.cowesalehouse.co.uk
The Dairyman’s Daughter www.arretonbarns.co.uk
Quay Arts Centre, Sea Street, Newport, P30 5BD www.quayarts.org
The Spyglass Inn, Esplanade, Ventnor, PO38 1JX http://www.thespyglass.com
The Woodvale, Gurnard, Cowes http://www.hotelcowes.co.uk/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.