BLUEGRASS SESSIONS (December 2016)

This list works upwards geographically from the Southwest. Sessions missed, errors etc let me know –calendar@britishbluegrass.co.uk Best check with organisers before making a journey. If there are no sessions listed in your area, try getting in touch with your area rep listed at the back of the mag. Sessions are also listed on the BBMA website britishbluegrass.co.uk  Alternatively, sessions may be listed on Facebook, Bluegrass/American Events or http://britishbluegrass.co.uk/sessions1/

Devon.  See Facebook “Bluegrass & Old Timey Devon” for details. Eg

The Oak Inn, South Brent-   Second Sunday in the Month.

Teign House Inn, Christow – fourth Sunday afternoons 3-6pm

Bread & Roses pub Plymouth, – 4th Tuesday

Poole. The Pilot, 1 Adastral Rd, Canford Heath BH17 8SA. 3rd Monday each month 8-11pm.Bluegrass, Old Time & Americana. Good beer , ample parking. Robin Packham 01929 554545.

Glastonbury, Somerset. The King Arthur, Benedict Street, BA6 9NB.  First Monday most months 8pm. John Boston, e-mail as above. https://www.facebook.com/groups/687623618069241/

Bath. Barley Mow, Bathwick St opposite Sydney Gardens BA2 6NZ, 2nd Wednesday in month, 20.30. Mike Pryor. Pub has Facebook page. mikejpryor@btinternet.com

Winchester. Golden Lion on the Arlesford Road, just out of Winchester.  Last Tuesday of each month.  Richard Holland, 01962 886581 r.l.holland@btinternet.com

Camberley. Rose and Thistle, 1 Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey GU16 6HT. Second Tuesday of the month, 8.30pm. Gary & Sherryl Payne: check  01276 609954 or sherryl1955@ntlworld.com  if coming any distance.

Nailsworth, Glos. Village Inn. Fortnightly – Tuesdays. Check with Matt ( Matt@horsleyvillage.org  )or pub: 01453- 835715

 

Swansea. Fortnightly at The Lougher Boat Club, Glan Yr Afon, SA4 6TW. Second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month. Organiser Roland Emmanuel, SouthWales@britishbluegrass.co.uk  01792 893147 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1249957815045357/

Wallingford, Oxfordshire: Second Tuesday of the month, 8.30 – 11.00pm. Venue: The Coachmaker’s. Arms, St. Mary’s Street, Wallingford. Bluegrass and OldTime session, Contact: Lucy Quinn on 01491 835122 or by email at tonyquinn@aol.com

 

London and South East. See Rick Townend’s comprehensive list of venues and events. http://www.ricktownend.co.uk/SessionsSE.htm

Builders Arms, Croydon, Chris Lord, 3rd Wednesday of month. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1527898510755041

The Lamb pub, 54 Holloway Rd, London, near Highbury & Islington tube.  1st Weds of each month Helen Keen & Pat Longley. Sessions start at 8 and all are welcome. Pat Longley  patricia.longley@hotmail.co Helen Keen helenelizabethkeen@yahoo.co.uk

Hereford. The Victory, 88 St Owens St HR1 2QD. First Wednesday each month. Martin Blake martyblake@btinternet.com 01432 342018  or 07846 669890.

Oxford.  Taube Marks 01865 552111 or taube.marks@lang.ox.ac.uk  The Red Lion Public House, Oxford Road, Old Marston Village, Oxford.  Last Thursday of each month, except August (and in 2016 Last Easter Monday in March and Boxing Day Monday in December).  Start time 8.30 p.m.

Northampton. Royal Oak, 22 Church Street, Naseby Northants, NN6 6DA. 7.30pm to 11.00pm, Monday 5th Dec. Bluegrass Jam session…free chips for pickers!! Brian Dowdall. brijadowdall@gmail.com

Cambridge Bluegrass and Old Time Session. 2nd Wednesday of the month at The Six Bells 11 Covent Garden, Cambridge, CB1 2HS. http://sixbellspub.co.uk/ from 8.30 pm until about 11.30 pm. Players of all levels are welcome. Contact Jim Dougans on 07803 158084 or send message to the session FB page 

Bromsgrove Bluegrass Bash. Park Gate Inn Dodford B61 9AJ. 8pm 2nd & 4th Wednesday. See Facebook page.

Birmingham. The Old Moseley Arms, 53 Tindal St, Balsall Heath, B12 9QU on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 8pm-11pm, Pete Ainsworth, 01788 537198.

Tamworth. Events and picking sessions take place at The Bolehall Manor Club Amington Rd, Tamworth, B77 3LH , unless otherwise stated on the website  www.tamworthbluegrass.org   which gives details, points of contact etc.

Cheshire. Helsby Bluegrass Club – Helsby Community Sports Club, Chester Road, Helsby WA8 0DL every Thursday @ 8.30pm. Kevin Shannon  kevinshannon2000@yahoo.co.uk  Mob 07955 221783, Sports Club No 01928 7222267.

Yorkshire.  Robin Hood, Cragg Vale. Hebden Bridge first Thursday of the month, all welcome. Helen Hutchinson  helhutch@btinternet.com

Edinburgh:

Tass Bar, 1 High Street,EH1 1SR. First Thursday of each month.  Betty Cooper  betty@ednet.co.uk

Broxburn, Green Tree Pub 45 E Main Street EH52 5AB. Usually, every second Tuesday each month. Ian Strain. i.strain@yahoo.co.uk or phone Ian on 07761272019.

Glasgow:

Bar Gumbo, Byers Road, last Monday each month. Wilf James  wilf-james@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/177190152367015/

Star Bar, 537-539 Eglinton Street G5 9RN. Every three weeks from Sat 19th Jan.  Harvey Allan. harveyallan32@yahoo.co.uk

Dundee, Angus and North Fife.   Nothing regular at present, but anyone wanting a get together, or perhaps to set something up is welcome to get in touch with Ruth Alexander   ruth66uk@yahoo.com  ( 01382 229960 or 0787048390) who has offered to help facilitate.

SOUTH NORFOLK –  WHITE HORSE,  SOUTH LOPHAM,  DISS  ON THE A1066.
LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH 8PM.   CONTACT:IAN TOFTE   07885517356