Music Classes

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

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

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

http:// Archive of folk music, intrnational.  Folk Map for the Mid West of England. It has links to useful websites plus other listing sites and a list of venues within a radius of red dots in an area from Exeter to Shrewsbury and Cardiff to Nettlebed. Clubs, sessions, Festivals and Dance.  The Folk Association of South Hants, for when you fancy a quick trip across the water. 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!

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