Music Classes

JC Grimshaw runs ukulele classes for Quay Arts Centre, Newport. Tel. 01983 822490. 

Julian Clarke offers tuition in guitar, ukulele, bass, recorder, brass sax, also vocal coaching. All ages, beginners, special needs. CRB checked. 07832337167

Brian Exton offers acoustic guitar and ukulele lessons in Ryde. Range of styles and beginners welcome. Contact

Methodist Ukulele Group, Methodist Church, Station Road, Wootton. Beginners welcome. Cost: collection box. Meets Monday twice a month Not only folk music.


Hudson Sounds  Live music sound systems and recording by an experienced folk musician. All types and sizes of event from a club up to large halls and theatres, indoor or out. Contact Mike Butler on or

Melodeon Repair  Alan Young Accordion Repairs, Ryde. 01983 616240

Melodeon Repair  Pete Grassby, regular Island visitor, supplies and restores vintage Hohner melodeons and accordions. Key changes and tone adjustment. 077-68683015 or 024-76336740

Stringed Instrument Repair  Mark Hickman  01983 873390 Instrument maker, restores and repairs stringed instruments, also advice on amplification and valuation. St Helens. Website

Shanties & Sea songs  Books, CDs. and information on shanties and maritime songs. Ken Lardner at The Chantey Cabin. 01772634737/07803052448

Morris Birds Tee Shirts Tee shirts and tote bags with designs inspired by Isle of Wight morris kit and wildlife. https://morrisbirds.teemill.comWren of Wight

NOTE: An entry on this page is just to let you know that a service exists, it is not an endorsement. Words, sheet music and recordings of a large number of Isle of Wight songs, also information about legends etc.  The English Folk Dance and Song Society  Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and Roud song index   Information on musical traditions and customs

http:// Archive of folk music, international.  Folk Map covers the area west of a line from West Yorkshire down to the Isle of Wight . It shows folk club venues and has links to useful websites plus other listing sites.  The Folk Association of South Hants, for when you fancy a quick trip across the water. The BBC’s Virtual Session.  Popular session tunes for you to play along plus the music to print out.  Traditional Song Forum. Free to join group for anyone interested in traditional song. Find that tune that is bugging you!  Folkopedia describes itself as a peer-reviewed wiki dedicated to the folk arts. 

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