Folk, Song Clubs, Sessions, and Singrounds

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)       *Contact: TBA
The Sultan PH, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1PD

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
Mick Denny

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,

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.
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 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

Duton Hill  Acoustic Music Session
Three Horseshoes PH, Duton Hill, Near Dunmow,  CM6 2DX

Chris Brimley: 01245 360082,

Walthamstow Folk Club
Russ Chandler: 0208 5247285,

Leigh Storytelling Circle
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

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