Folk Association of South Hants
- other events that we know about in our area are as follows:
With the present situation over Covid-19 and the government's 'distancing' requirements, there are no live dance events at the moment. London Barndance are holding a regular on-line dance; to see what can happen look at their events page and follow some of the links You will find more news of the folk clubs and arts centres on our Diaries and News pages.
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; the latest programme details here. They are closed at the moment.
A venue to the east of our county, which is holding folk concerts in their new hall, is Emsworth Baptist Church. The next folk event there will be Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham on 20th March 2021 (just a year after they were originally scheduled to appear there). Fairport Convention are on-stage on the 16th June and Eddi Reader is booked for the 6th October. Details of these events are available on the Ents24 website, where there are also links taking you to the ticket purchase pages.
Another location where you can see well-known folk singers and musicians, just outside our county borders, is the Brick Kiln Garden Centre on the A259 just off the Chichester Bypass. The concerts are free, but they are in the dining room, starting at noon, so you should book a table in advance. The Centre has reopened now, but no concerts are yet scheduled. More information and contact details on their website www.brickkilngardencentre.co.uk - see the What's On page.
The Brick Kiln concerts are arranged with the help of Chichester Folk Song Club, which meets every Monday at the Chichester Inn. Once a month it is a Guest Night; February's guest on the 24th is Roger Wilson, and for March, on the 23rd, The John Ward Trio will be visiting. More information on their website www.chifolksongclub.co.uk/
The West Surrey Folk Consortium run the Guildford Institute Folk Club; for details of their "Come All Ye" on-line evenings see our News page. They are looking at the possibility of staging concerts on-line in the future, as a survey showed that many of their "regulars" would be prepared to pay to watch/listen.
There are no GBH ceilidhs yet scheduled
All details can be found on their website www.musici.club/musici.htm .