Events

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

REGULAR CLUBS & SESSIONS ARE LISTED ON A SEPARATE PAGE

January 2018

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 folkonwight@outlook.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

February 2018

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

March 2018

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

April 2018

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

May 2018

Sat 12  Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair, Wolverton Manor.

June 2018

Fri 15  Bloodstone Border Morris Rally weekend.

July 2018

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.

August 2018

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

VENUE LINKS

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: folkonwight@aol.co.uk 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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