Links, Classes & Services

Music Classes

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

Ukulele class & jam session, Wednesday, Sandown Station, platform 3. Class 13.30, £5, jam session from 15.00.

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

NOTE: An entry on this page is just to let you know that a service exists, it is not an endorsement.

Links  Words, sheet music and recordings of a large number of Isle of Wight songs  The English Folk Dance and Song Society  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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