Folk Association of South Hants

Other Events

- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:


We have the first details of the 5th Charity folk concert to be held in November at The Fishbourne Centre. Sally Argent and Ronnie Williamson have been regularly organising these concerts and raising remarkable sums of money for The Macmillan Cancer Support. Those of you who have been before will know what a great evening this will be, and full details can be found on the downloadable poster here. Prices have been held at £15 for the first 4 concerts but there has been an increase this year. If you order your tickets before the end of August, they will be £17; after then they will be £20. To book tickets, contact Sally on or call Ronnie on 07716 012134


The popular Duo Kyiv classical accordionists from Ukraine are back touring the UK again this summer. You can see this amazing pair on Tuesday August 6th at Holy Trinity Church, West Street, Fareham, PO16 0EL at 12:30 pm. Bring your lunch along: drinks will be available. There is no admission cost but there will be a retiring collection in aid of Hippokrat, a Ukrainian charity supporting those still affected by the Chernobyl disaster. If you would like more information, contact Pete and Sue Hall, or 01329 233775.


For Contra dancers who are prepared to travel a bit further, we are reminded of the Ashford Contra Season - dances are at The Jurgens Centre, Englefield Green, TW20 0QR. Usually the second Sunday of the month, the start time is 2.30. Barrie Bullimore is the regular caller with the English Contra Band, but on the 9th June Geoff Cubitt takes his place and on 8th September they welcome Jake Wood. Latest programme details here.

A venue to the east of our county, which is holding folk concerts in their new hall, is Emsworth Baptist Church. There are few folk-related events there at the moment, but looking ahead, Julie Felix will be on-stage there on the 19th October and on November 20th, The Tannahill Weavers will be performing. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.

A WemsFest flyer escaped into Hampshire, Julie Felix and Tannahill Weavers concerts mentioned above are two of the WemsFest events. The Fest is far more than just folk and if you have a look at the events page on you will find music and entertainment to suit all tastes. Unfortunately the bright and informative flyer is not available for download on their website. Tickets are available from Bookends, High Street, Emsworth, via or via wegottickets (who will add a booking charge). The 4th Emsworth Beer Festival is also one of the WemsFest events, on 29th September.


The West Surrey Folk Consortium run the Guildford Institute Folk Club; on the 3rd of May they welcome Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeonist and anglo concertina player with Granny's Attic). No more then until the start of their autumn/winter season with Magpie Lane on 27th September and the GBH Ceilidh (The Valiant Band & Gareth Kiddier) on the 5th October. Their programme is on their website; details will be added closer to the time.