Folk & Song Clubs

Folk Clubs, Songs & Sessions, Performance, Poetry and Storytelling


Colchester Folk Club
Elaine Barker: 01206 500900 (Box Office)

Compasses Inn Session
Myles Barrett: 07831 815134,

Jingling Gate Folk Club
Pete Hamlyn: 01268 755523,

The Yardarm Folk Orchestra Sessions
Springfield Session (Benfleet) 1st Monday each month
The Yardarm Session (Old Leigh) 2nd Monday each month
The Yardarm Folk Orchestra (Benfleet) 3rd & 4th Mondays each month
Enquiries: Malcolm Reid  07586 083669

Waltham Abbey Folk Club (7.30-10.00pm)
Jan Ayres: 01992 613987,

Salt Water and Beer (Shanty Singers) “Mike Free Zone”
8.00 pm,  2nd Monday of month at The Blue Boar Hotel, Silver St., Maldon, CM9 4QE
*Weekly (Mon) Practice Sessions
Contact:  Tom Whelan   07801 143949            email:


Dartford Folk Club
Marj Mitchell:  01322 277218

Romford Folk Club
Garry Walker:   07534 029702

The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
Alan Barttram: 01702 219702,

The Queens Head PH Folk Sessions (Chelmsford, CM2 0AS) Main Session: 8.30pm   Edric Field:   07968 314069/01621 862608

The Orange Tree PH –  Reduced tempo session for beginners , 7 – 8.30 pm
Lower Anchor Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0AS
Peter Kemp


Ali Rose: 07980 370536,
The Golden Lion PH,2 High St., Romford,RM1 1HR)

Duchy Folk Club (Suffolk)
8.00 pm, 3rd Wednesday of month *Check with club contact re venue.
Dick Spanner:  01206 241936

Epping Folk Club (St. John’s Church, High St., Epping, CM16 5DN)
7.00 pm, monthly on specified Wednesdays
Trevor Krueger:  07977 026533

Hoy Singers Session  (Ye Olde Smack, 7 High St., Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EN)
8 pm, 1st Wednesday of month
Tony Prior:  07805 641797

Hoy Tunes Session (Ye Olde Smack, 7 High St., Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2EN)
8 pm, 3rd Wednesday of month
Yael Bebb:

The Rowhedge Social Club
Ron: 01206 729029, Susan: 01206 728468,

Magic Mummers
Simon Mouncey: 01245 256895,

Southend Poetry Group
John Debenham: 01702 474673


The Bell PH Session, Woodham Ferrers, CM3 8RG (1st Thursday of month), 8.00 pm 
Meg Crawford

Acoustic Club
Jessica Brett: 01992 677992,

Chelmsford Acoustic Club ( formerly Blackmore Folk Club)
1st Thursday of month
Dave Andrews: 01245 476375,
8.00 pm Upstairs at The Rose & Crown’, Writtle Green,CM1 3DT

Great Bardfield Folk Club 
Ray Taylor:  07881 074412,

The Huntsman & Hounds Session (Green Lane, Althorne, CM3 6BJ) 
2nd Thursday of month

Islington Folk Club
Bernard Puckett: 0208 360 8610,
The Crown, 43 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0EG

Loughton Folk Club
Carol Woodward:  07892 745665,

Mersea Acoustic Music Session
Juliet Doyle: 01206 386736,

Sing Out Loud (Chelmsford venue)
Karen Hughes: 07853 132633,

The Station Arms Session (Southminster, CM0 7EW)) 4th Thursday of month 8.30pm,   Edric Field: 07968 314069/01621 862608

Tales at The Fold (Storytelling)
Carl Merry: 01268 767770,

Walnut Tree 2nd Thursday Sessions(2nd Thursday of month)
8.30 pm 

The Walnut Tree P.H., Broads Green, Chelmsford, CM3 1DT
Paul McCann: 07947 217840

Witham Sing and Play Arounds (2nd Thursday of month) 7.30 – 10.00pm
Ian & Joan Smith:  07967 125514,

Wivenhoe Folk Club
Denise Van Loen: 01206 827759,

Runningwell Acoustic Music Club (2nd Friday every month, except August),
8.00 – 11.15 pm
The Barnhall Community Centre, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, SS11 7JP
Kelvin Ward:   e-mail:
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Colchester Waits (Shawm Club)
Lizzie Gutterage: 07762 015645,

Live at the Institute
Tony Winn: 01376 571775,

The Downham Troubadours   8.00 11.00pm
Venue:  Downham Village Hall, School Road, Downham, Nr. Billericay, CM11 1QN
Last Friday of month,except August and December. *Inaugural  Meeting 27th September
Folk and (mostly) Acoustic Music Club.  Tea & Coffee available. (No bar, but you may bring own drinks) .Audience and Performers always welcome.
Contact:  Carl Vaughan   email:

Preview Live Music Club
David Anton: 01702 341263,

Ye Olde Albion (Rowhedge)
Ron: 01206 729029

Southend Irish Association
Dave O’Neill: 01268 727025,

The Leather Bottle P.H. (Pleshey) 1st Friday of  month 8.30pm, 
Martyn White:     07885 265925

The Green Man P.H. (Little Braxted) 4th Friday of month 8.30pm
Edric Field:  07968 314069/01621 862608

The Viper P.H. Session (Ingatestone) 2nd Friday of month 8.30pm
Edric Field:  07968 314069/01621 862608

The Chequers  P.H. Session (Roxwell)  3rd Friday of month, 8.30pm
Edric Field:  07968 314069/01621 862608

The Clubhouse Session (Bradwell) 5th Friday of month, 8.30pm.
Eastland Meadows Caravan Park, Bradwell, CM0 7PP
Edric Field:  07968 314069/01621 862608

Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights
Simon Haines: 07818 417780,


Richard Brazear: 07850 773291,


The Dog Inn Session, Hedingham Road, Halstead, CO9 2DB
1st Sunday of month, from 3.30 pm onwards
Moose Rosser:

English Music Session (Borough)
Martin Nail

Liz Montgomery: 01375 387071,

The Woolpack Session (Mildmay Rd.,Chelmsford,CM2 0DN)
2nd Sunday of month

Hitchin Folk Club
Keiron Jones: 01462 812391,

Sail Loft Folk Club
Malcolm Gillham:  07930 417586

Lion & Lamb Acoustic Music Session
Lion & Lamb PH, Stortford Rd., Little Canfield, CM6 1SR

Chris Brimley: 01245 360082,

Walthamstow Folk Club
Russ Chandler: 0208 5247285,

Leigh Storytelling Circle
June Wells: 01268 521645/John Barr  01702 558139

Sundown (Poetry & multi-media)
Jo Overfield: 07759 626708,

King William IV PH Session   London Road, Black Notley, CM77 7PU,  8.30pm
3rd Sunday of month  Edric Field:  07968 314069/01621 862608