Folk Association of South Hants

Informal Gatherings in South Hampshire and area

As well as the many groups that are regularly covered in Solent Waves, there are many informal gatherings going on, in and around our area. We hear about some of these and there is a network of movers and shakers who seek to avoid clashes and thus lose someone half an audience. With the help of the Editor, we'd like to tell people about these events from time to time and this addition to the music web page contains the list with more detail than the printed mag where available. These gatherings are usually free and of an informal 'anything goes' nature with songs, instruments and poetry welcome.

By their very nature these more informal groups are less organised that other clubs on our website. So there are more likely to be changes and updates that do not get to us. Please let us know about omissions or mistakes and we'll try and correct things as fast as possible. In particular, we expect that there are lots of great sessions going on that we don't know about - please tell us and we can help spread the word.

You can see where these various sessions are on our locate a club page.


Concertinas Anonymous (1st Mondays) 8pm at Lewes Arms club-room, Mount Place, Lewes, BN7 1YH. Run by Bryan Creer.

Session at the Gamekeeper pub at 268 Woodlands Road, Ashurst, SO40 7GH, in the New Forest Note - this session has moved to The Old House at Home in Romsey; see details below. Read more

The Old House at Home in Love Lane, Romsey, SO51 8DE. Read more

The 'other' session which used to be at the Queen Mary can now be found at Albion, Ringwood Road, Newtown, Poole, BH12 3LY. Read more

Ukulele group in Southampton fortnightly. Was at Talking Heads, now moved to The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR. Read more



Steady Sessions 1st Tuesday of the month, 8pm, at the The Three Horseshoes, East Worldham GU34 3AE and 4th Tuesday at The Roebuck, Droxford Road, Wickham PO17 5AY. Read more

English tunes session on 2nd Tuesday of the month (except August) has moved from the Maple Leaf Lounge of The Talking Heads to the Platform Tavern, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2NY. Read more

Folk Sessions (every Tuesday) 8pm at The Salmon Leap, Totton, SO40 3BR Read more

John Harvey Tunes Session (1st Tuesdays) 8pm at John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Lewes Read more

Sandra Goddard's Song & Tunes Session (3rd Tuesday), currently at The Trevor Arms, Glynde Read more

Songs and Tunes round the table (4th Tuesdays; not last Tuesday in 5 week months) 8pm at Lewes Arms, Read more

Songs, Tunes, Poems session (1st Tuesdays) at Elm Tree Inn, Langton Herring, West of Weymouth. Read more

Petersfield Folk Session - 2nd Tuesday of every month in the The Good Intent, Petersfield. Read more

Winchester Folk Club At The Hyde Tavern, Hyde St, Winchester SO23 7DY. Read more

The Wyvern, Lee-on-the-Solent. 1st Tuesday. Contact Tony Brown,

New Milton near Christchurch - Session at the Wheatsheaf Pub/Restaurant on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2100 to 2300. Read more



Basingstoke Drum n Brass sessions, Wednesday at 7.30pm Read more

Folk and acoustic session at the new pub, the Steamtown Brew Co, in Eastleigh. Read more

A mainly Irish session at The Irish Club in Elm Grove, Southsea Read more

'Lewes Favourites' practice sessions for English Dance Music Read more

Music Session 2nd Wednesday each Month 8.00pm at The Cricketers. Read more

Weymouth: The Sailor’s Return Read more



Every 3rd Thursday in the month at The Black Swan Read more

Acoustic Music Sessions at the Golden Bowler, Stubbington 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:00 pm. Read more

2nd and 4th Thursdays at The Gribble Inn, Gribble Lane, Oving, Near Chichester Read more

New Folk session/singaround at the Heathfield Arms, Blackbrook Rd, Fareham Read more

Music Evenings (last Thursdays) at Lee on The Solent Sailing Club Read more



Acoustic Folk Night Generally the third Friday of the month in The Foyer Bar of The New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Rd, BH25 6DE. 7.30 to 11.00, details from Steve West, 01425 619950 or Read more

The City Folk Club (formerly Friday Folk) Read more

Folk at the Riverside Open Mike Night Read more


Irish Acoustic Session was at The Talking Heads, Southampton, now moved to The Hobbit, 134 Bevois Valley Rd, Southampton, SO14 0JZ. Read more

The Madding Crowd West Gallery Quire (1st Sundays) Open Rehearsals in Hursley. Read more

Meic Goodyear's English Tunes Session (1st Sunday afternoons 3-5.30pm except August) at The Trevor Arms, Glynde Read more

The George on Portsdown Hill. Last Sunday of the month, 2.30 to 5.30 or 6.00. New session for 2015, first one January 25th. Contact

Tunes & Song Sessions (last Sundays) at The Bull, Ditchling, Sussex. Read more

The Rose in June, Milton Road, Portsmouth (2nd Sundays) very much a 'joining in' folk session. Read more

FASH cannot guarantee the accuracy of entries Please send any corrections or other information to the Solent Waves Editor or see our contacts page

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