Clubs/Sessions/Folk Nights

Isle of Wight folk song clubs, folk music sessions, Irish music, storytellers etc


MONDAYS  15.00 Music afternoon on Zoom hosted by The Oddfellows. www.vectisradio.com

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 for the link

MONDAYS  Open Mic on Zoom, 20.00.   Meeting ID: 891 0610 5858   Passcode 1234

TUESDAYS  Isolation Row Folk Club, 20.00. Link published each Tuesday on the Events

EVERY WEDNESDAY, VECTIS RADIO FOLK  SHOW, 104.6 OR, 19.00 to 21.00. Includes some roots and early blues. Available later on iplayer and Facebook if you miss the Live broadcast.

WEDNESDAYS, fortnightly Solent Shores meet on Zoom. Sea songs and  shanties, singers and audience welcome.  20.00.  Links published on Events.


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

Every Wednesday John Hacker ‘s Folk Show on Vectis Radio. 7 til 9pm. 104.6 or 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.

Waverley Folk and Music Night at the Waverley Inn,  Carisbrooke. 07986 583714.


 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

Thursdays, Traveller’s Joy Folk Club in the pub garden, first and third Thursday of the month, 2.00. Weather permitting.   Reopening 15th April.

THURSDAYS  December 10th and 17th.  Folk Night at the Porter Club, Lake, PO36 9LE,  19.30 for 19.45. Space limited,  booking essential  On 2nd Thursday from January, plus some 4th Thursdays until the Gallybagger is able to reopen.  Reopening June 10th.

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 may not reopen as early as other song sessions due to renovation work.


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

Saturday  Howlin Wolf Folk, Blues and Jazz Club, Dimbola Lodge,  1 to 4. Showcase 1 to 1.45, followed by open mic. Free. Pete Darby 01983 638201 STARTING 2021, DATES TBA.

Sunday  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 and. Collection. Performance. Pre-booked floor spots. Online showcase February 28th, details tba.

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 Facebook page. Beginners welcome. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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