Isle of Wight folk song clubs, folk music sessions, Irish music, storytellers etc
CURRENT LIST OBSERVING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
Mondays 15.00 Music afternoon on Zoom hosted by The Oddfellows. www.vectisradio.comhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/4200449988?pwd=MnVSbVhsclg3N1NNckMxcE0vV3hHdz09
Mondays Shalfleet Shanty Singers sessions on Zoom start at 18.30. Non-members may attend but only members will be given a spot before 20.00. Sea songs only permitted. Mail Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Mondays 20.00 Pub Style Open Mic on Zoom us02web.zoom.us/j/77014515623 Meeting ID is always 770 1451 5623.
Tuesdays Isolation Row Folk Club, 20.00. Link on the Events page.
Wednesdays weather permitting. Waverley Folk and Music Night outdoors at the Waverley Inn, Carisbrooke 7pm until 9pm. Space is very limited and must be booked Tel. Anita 07986 583714. Often with short guest spot. The pub is serving food.
Every Wednesday John Hacker ‘s Folk Show on Vectis Radio. 7 til 9pm. 104.6 or www.vectisradio.com. Includes early blues and roots. John invites local bands to send him CDs he can feature. On Vectis Radio iplayer after a few days if you miss live broadcast.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, VECTIS RADIO FOLK SHOW, 104.6 OR www.vectisradio.com, 19.00 to 21.00
THURSDAYS outdoors fortnightly from 6th August. Traveller’s Joy Folk Club, 85 Pallance Road, Cowes, PO31 8LS, 2.30pm, weather permitting.
HERE IS THE FULL LIST OF CLUBS ETC. WHICH OPERATE IN NORMAL TIMES. THE LIST IS BEING UPDATED AS CHANGES ARE ANNOUNCED.
Playalong – tunes are led by one musician and the rest join in. Singaround – usually one song/tune/poem each round the room. Performance – more formal, with a ‘stage’ area.
NOTE: This information is as accurate as I can make it, however occasionally cancellations or changes happen. Most music and song sessions and clubs are free.
Brighstone Barnacles meet at The Three Bishops, Brighstone from 7.30, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays. Audience welcome. Tel pub on 01983 740226 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
8pm Cowes Alehouse, Shooters Hill, PO31 7BE 01983 294027 Every Monday. A wide variety, including songs, but the core is playalong Irish tunes. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Shalfleet Shanty Singers meet at the Horse and Groom, Ningwood at 7.30. every Monday between September and May. Audience and newcomers welcome. Tel. Martyn on 531548 or 07810633477 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Island Storytellers- Third Monday, 7.30 Venues vary. Donation £2 07837 601315 for more details CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
9pm Dairymans Daughter at Arreton Barns, PO30 3AA 01983 539361 Every Tuesday. Song and music. Singaround/performance. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
First Wednesday 8.30 pm. Irish music session. Woodman’s Arms, Wootton. Tel. 01983 524040 Playalong. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Third Wednesday. Porter Club Folk Night, Lake Doors 7.30 for 8pm. Performance. Porter Club, behind Les Mills/TJ’s gym, Sandown Road, Lake PO36 9LE £1 entry. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Currently every Wednesday from 22nd July in suitable weather. Waverley Folk and Music Night outdoors at the Waverley Inn, Carisbrooke 7pm until 9pm. Space is very limited and must be booked Tel. Anita 07986 583714. Performance, often with short guest spot. The pub is serving food.
Every Wednesday John Hacker ‘s Folk Show on Vectis Radio. 7 til 9pm. 104.6 or http://www.vectisradio.com. Includes early blues and roots, invited guests and some live music. John invites local bands to send him CDs he can feature. On Vectis Radio iplayer after a few days if you miss live broadcast.
Every Thursday, Friendly traditional Irish music session at a leisurely pace. Bob’s House, Blackwater. Tel 01983 524040 for details. Playalong. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Fortnightly Thursdays, Traveller’s Joy Folk Club in the pub garden, 2.30. August 20th, September 3rd, September 17th.
Last Thursday of month, Gallybagger Folk at The Gallybagger Inn, Reading Rooms, Main Road, Chillerton, PO30 3ER. 8.00 start. Singaround. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This will not reopen as early as other song sessions due to renovation work.
First Friday -Traveller’s Joy Folk Club meets at the Traveller’s Joy, 85 Pallance Road, Cowes, PO31 8LS, 8.00 for 8.30pm. Singaround. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Third Friday – Trinity Folk Night in the hall of Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor. 7.30. There is a bar. Singaround / performance. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Fridays – Shantilly Clad singing group, specialising in sea songs old and new, including some folk songs. The Green Room, Salisbury Gardens, Ventnor, PO38 1EJ. 19.00. Starts Friday 10 January 2020 Contact via shantillyclad page on Facebook. Not every Friday. NO MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Irish Sessions at Quay Arts Centre, playalong NO SESSIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Third Sunday – Quay Folk Club at Quay Arts Centre, Newport 7.00 for 7.30 start, ends 10pm approx. Showcases top Island performers. Collection. Performance. Pre-booked floor spots. NOW ONLINE, see events page.
Wight Accordion Group (for button and piano accordions) meet on Sunday at 6pm in Sandown. Mixed styles with some UK and international folk tunes. Contact Rene Mairis on 07881 811757 or mail email@example.com Facebook page. Beginners welcome. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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