Jan Jerrold Award 2019

JAN JERROLD AWARD – 2019
Nominations are open for the Jan Jerrold Award. This is the BBMA’s premier award for the person who has made the most significant recent contribution to the Bluegrass music scene in the UK.
Your nominee doesn’t have to be a member of the BBMA but all nominators must be members so please include your membership number with your nomination.
Nominations will close mid-April 2019 and the award will be presented at the BBMA AGM on 11th May 2019 (Orwell Bluegrass Festival).  
Who do you think has made a difference?  Please send me their name and your reasons for nominating them.  Please do it now, whilst you are thinking about it!

Thank you.
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2016 Events Update from Rick

 

Sat 06-08-16 Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival – Chris Moreton + Nigel Cantor + Ghost Town Showdown + Andrew Perry & Good Company + others Mickeham Village Hall, Dell Close, RH5 6EE 12pm – picking/open-mike/workshops/concert (7pm) Dorking
Sat 06-08-16 Joe Stead Broadstairs Folk Week – Sailing Club 10.30am E.Kent
Sun 07-08-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 07-08-16 Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival – Chris Moreton + Nigel Cantor + Ghost Town Showdown + Andrew Perry & Good Company + others Mickeham Village Hall, Dell Close, RH5 6EE 12pm – picking/workshops/concert (3pm) Dorking
Sun 07-08-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 07-08-16 Gentlemen of Few Broadstairs Folk Week – The Pavilion 11pm E.Kent
Sun 07-08-16 Porchlight Smoker Broadstairs Folk Week – Pavilion 3pm E.Kent
Mon 08-08-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 09-08-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 09-08-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 09-08-16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 10-08-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 11-08-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sun 14-08-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 14-08-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 21 8552 8308 London
Sun 14-08-16 Porchlight Smoker Half Moon, Charlwood Sussex W
Mon 15-08-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 15-08-16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 16-08-16 Police Dog Hogan Forgotten Fields 2016, Eridge deer-park W.Kent
Tue 16-08-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 16-08-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 17-08-16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 17-08-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 18-08-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 19-08-16 Wakin’ Snakes Pissaro’s, Hastings 9pm Hastings
Fri 19-08-16 Dustbowl Revival Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 20-08-16 Anna Roberts-GevalT & Elizabeth LaPrelle Musically Monstrous, Three Horseshoes, Towersey Oxford
Sat 20-08-16 Roots Old Time The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP N.Kent
Sun 21-08-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 21-08-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 22 8552 8308 London
Sun 21-08-16 Dustbowl Revival The Magic Garden, 231 Battersea Park Rd, SW11 4LG 020 7622 4844 London
Mon 22-08-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 22-08-16 Hot Rock Pilgrims The Nightjar, Old Street London
Tue 23-08-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 23-08-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 23-08-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 24-08-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 25-08-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 26-08-16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Fri 26-08-16 The Hot Seats Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 27-08-16 Wakin’ Snakes Wheatsheaf, Willingdon Eastbourne
Sat 27-08-16 Gentlemen of Few Small World, Headcorn 7.45pm Mid-Kent
Sat 27-08-16 Porchlight Smoker Riverfest, Shoreham-by-Sea Sussex W
Sun 28-08-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 28-08-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 23 8552 8308 London
Sun 28-08-16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Mon 29-08-16 Kentucky to Kent UK:  The Allen Family + Muddy Lane Stringband + Gina Richardson + Josie & Graham + Rick Townend – plus picking sessions, ROOTS open-mike stage, barndance St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX 11am-11pm; 01732 458261 W.Kent
Mon 29-08-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 29-08-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Tue 30-08-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 30-08-16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 9pm; 01825 762232 Eastbourne
Tue 30-08-16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 31-08-16 Late Summer Stringfest – with Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Music at the Buildings, nr Ashington, W Sx Advance tickets (£10) from christoheraggs@gmail.com Sussex W
Wed 31-08-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 31-08-16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 01-09-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 02-09-16 Rich Pickin’s The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 01795 475474 N.Kent
Fri 02-09-16 Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB 01225 463362 London
Sat 03-09-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Wallingford Bunkfest – Singing Boat 1pm Oxford
Sat 03-09-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Wallingford Bunkfest – Comrades Club 4.30pm Oxford
Sat 03-09-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Wallingford Bunkfest – The Dolphin 7.15pm Oxford
Sun 04-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 04-09-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 24 8552 8308 London
Sun 04-09-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Wallingford Bunkfest – The Boathouse Oxford
Sun 04-09-16 Dana & Susan Robinson Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, E17 4SA London
Mon 05-09-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 06-09-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 06-09-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 06-09-16 Nick Barraclough’s Brokedown Palace Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU London
Wed 07-09-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 07-09-16 Blue Lion session (bluegrass/old-time) The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Wed 07-09-16 The Carrivick Sisters Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston St ME13 8PG 01795 423674 N.Kent
Wed 07-09-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Bermondsey Festival London
Wed 07-09-16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Thu 08-09-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 09-09-16 The Curst Sons Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes, BN7 1XS 9pm; 01273 473076 Brighton/Lewes
Fri 09-09-16 The Whitetop Mountain Girls Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Fri 09-09-16 Sweet Sunny South Festival – Grey Wolf + Squirrel Hunters + Dana & Susan Robinson + The Arkwrights Fairlight Lodge Hotel TN35 5DR Hastings
Sat 10-09-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Queen’s Head, 19 Landgate, Rye Hastings
Sat 10-09-16 The Coal Porters Hundred Records, 47 The Hundred, Romsey SO51 8GE 4pm; 01794 518655 Hants
Sat 10-09-16 The Coal Porters The Railway Inn, 3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester S022 5AE Hants
Sat 10-09-16 The Whitetop Mountain Girls Bluegrass-Plus Club – Catsfield Village Hall, Church Road (between Battle & Bexhill) TN33 9DP 01424 893390 Hastings
Sat 10-09-16 Sweet Sunny South Festival – Grey Wolf + Squirrel Hunters + Dana & Susan Robinson + The Arkwrights Fairlight Lodge Hotel TN35 5DR Hastings
Sun 11-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 11-09-16 Sweet Sunny South Festival – Grey Wolf + Squirrel Hunters + Dana & Susan Robinson + The Arkwrights Fairlight Lodge Hotel TN35 5DR Hastings
Sun 11-09-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 25 8552 8308 London
Sun 11-09-16 Hungrytown Twickenham Folk Club, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd, TW1 3SZ London
Sun 11-09-16 Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, E17 4SA London
Mon 12-09-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 12-09-16 Hatful of Rain  Croydon Folk Club, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, CR0 1BD London
Tue 13-09-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 13-09-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 13-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 13-09-16 Dana & Susan Robinson Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU London
Tue 13-09-16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 14-09-16 Dana & Susan Robinson Dorking Folk Club, Golf Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX 7756 853171 Dorking
Wed 14-09-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 14-09-16 Dana & Susan Robinson Dorking Folk Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX Dorking
Thu 15-09-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sat 17-09-16 Hatful of Rain  Hailsham Pavilion, George St, BN24 1AE 01323 841414 Eastbourne
Sun 18-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 18-09-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 26 8552 8308 London
Mon 19-09-16 The Coal Porters The Greys, Southover St, Brighton 01273 680734 Brighton/Lewes
Mon 19-09-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 19-09-16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 20-09-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 20-09-16 The Coal Porters Rye Community Ctr, Conduit Hill, TN31 7LE 7.30pm Hastings
Tue 20-09-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 20-09-16 Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU London
Tue 20-09-16 Whitetop Mountain Band Musically Monstrous, Three Horseshoes, Towersey Oxford
Wed 21-09-16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 21 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 21-09-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 22-09-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 23-09-16 Dan Walsh & John Dowling Music at the Buildings, nr Ashington, W Sx Advance tickets (£10) from christoheraggs@gmail.com Sussex W
Fri 23-09-16 The Coal Porters Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Fri 23-09-16 Jaywalkers The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB London
Fri 23-09-16 The Long Hill Ramblers Deal Friday Folk Club, Royal Marines Assn E.Kent
Sat 24-09-16 Blossom Hill The Little Op’ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB E.Kent
Sat 24-09-16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 24-09-16 Hot Rock Pilgrims Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sun 25-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 25-09-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 27 8552 8308 London
Sun 25-09-16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Sun 25-09-16 Dan Walsh & John Dowling Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, E17 4SA London
Sun 25-09-16 Dan Walsh International Banjo Day 3pm London
Mon 26-09-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 27-09-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 27-09-16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 9pm; 01825 762232 Eastbourne
Tue 27-09-16 The Coal Porters **ALBUM LAUNCH!** – Rough Rade East, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL 7pm; 020 7392 7788 London
Tue 27-09-16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Tue 27-09-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 27-09-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 28-09-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 28-09-16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Wed 28-09-16 Hungrytown Willows Folk Club, Arundel Football Club, Mill Lane, BN18 9PA Sussex W
Thu 29-09-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 30-09-16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Fri 30-09-16 Mountain Firework Company Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Fri 30-09-16 Beverly Smith & John Grimm Musically Monstrous, Three Horseshoes, Towersey Oxford
Sat 01-10-16 Beverly Smith & John Grimm House Concert in London (see artiste web-site) London
Sat 01-10-16 Papa Truck Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sun 02-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 02-10-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 28 8552 8308 London
Mon 03-10-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 04-10-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 04-10-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 05-10-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 05-10-16 Blue Lion session (bluegrass/old-time) The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Wed 05-10-16 Beverly Smith & John Grimm ROOTS 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 05-10-16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Thu 06-10-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 07-10-16 Rich Pickin’s The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 01795 475474 N.Kent
Sat 08-10-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Wintergardens, Eastbourne 12noon Eastbourne
Sat 08-10-16 Beverly Smith & John Grimm Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 London
Sat 08-10-16 The New Essex Bluegrass Band Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sun 09-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 09-10-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 29 8552 8308 London
Mon 10-10-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 11-10-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 11-10-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 11-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 11-10-16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Herne Hill Festival London
Tue 11-10-16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 12-10-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 12-10-16 Hungrytown St Luke’s Church, Eardley Rd, Sevenoaks TN13 1AS 12.30pm W.Kent
Wed 12-10-16 Hungrytown The Anchor, London Rd, Sevenoaks, TN13 1AS W.Kent
Thu 13-10-16 Police Dog Hogan The Boileroom, Guildford Guildford
Thu 13-10-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 14-10-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Sat 15-10-16 Porchlight Smoker The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes Brighton/Lewes
Sat 15-10-16 Sara Grey & Kieron Means The Queens Arms, Cowden Pound, TN8 5NP 01732 862862 W.Kent
Sun 16-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 16-10-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 30 8552 8308 London
Mon 17-10-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 17-10-16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 18-10-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 18-10-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 19-10-16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 22 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 19-10-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 19-10-16 The Ragged Union Bluegrass band Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Thu 20-10-16 The Stray Birds Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LJ 020 8222 6955 London
Thu 20-10-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 21-10-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Wheatsheaf, Crowborough 9pm Crowborough
Fri 21-10-16 Porchlight Smoker The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Fri 21-10-16 Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston St Edith Folk Club, Kemsing, TN15 6NA W.Kent
Fri 21-10-16 The Stray Birds The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE 01865 434998 Oxford
Sat 22-10-16 The Curst Sons The Etxhingham Club, TN19 7AD 9pm: 01580 819240 Hastings
Sat 22-10-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG 9pm Brighton/Lewes
Sat 22-10-16 The Ninetree Stumblers Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sun 23-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 23-10-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 31 8552 8308 London
Sun 23-10-16 Sara Grey & Kieron Means House Concert, Bramber 01903 813871 Sussex W
Mon 24-10-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 25-10-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 25-10-16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 9pm; 01825 762232 Eastbourne
Tue 25-10-16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Tue 25-10-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 25-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 26-10-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 26-10-16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 27-10-16 Sara Grey & Kieron Means Maidenhead Folk Club, The New Inn, 1 Farm Rd, SL6 5HX 01628 624460
Thu 27-10-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 28-10-16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 29-10-16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 29-10-16 The Curst Sons Duke of Wellington, 368 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6RE 9pm; 01273 441297 Sussex W
Sun 30-10-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 30-10-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 32 8552 8308 London
Sun 30-10-16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Sun 30-10-16 Sara Grey & Kieron Means Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, E17 4SA London
Mon 31-10-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 01-11-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 01-11-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 02-11-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 02-11-16 Blue Lion session (bluegrass/old-time) The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Wed 02-11-16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Thu 03-11-16 The Carrivick Sisters Redbourne Folk Club, The Hollybush, Church End, AL3 7DU check – venue may change – 01582 793164 Hertfordshire
Thu 03-11-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 04-11-16 Rich Pickin’s The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 01795 475474 N.Kent
Sat 05-11-16 The Curst Sons Black Horse, Climping, BN17 5RL 9pm: 01903 715715 Sussex W
Sun 06-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 06-11-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 33 8552 8308 London
Sun 06-11-16 Hot Rock Pilgrims Oriole, Smithfield London
Mon 07-11-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 08-11-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 08-11-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 08-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 08-11-16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 09-11-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 10-11-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 11-11-16 Porchlight Smoker The Countryman, Shipley Sussex W
Fri 11-11-16 Sheesham & Lotus & Son Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 12-11-16 The Fountain, 29 Southgate, Chichester, PO19 1ES 9pm: 01243 781352 Sussex W
Sat 12-11-16 Wakin’ Snakes Wheatsheaf, Willingdon Eastbourne
Sun 13-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 13-11-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 34 8552 8308 London
Sun 13-11-16 Jody Kruskal Walthamstow Folk Club, Rose & Crown, E17 4SA London
Mon 14-11-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 14-11-16 Jody Kruskal Chesham Folk Club, Whitehill Ctr, HP5 1AG (nr Met.line stn) Hertfordshire
Tue 15-11-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 15-11-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 15-11-16 Jody Kruskal Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, 1 Chertsey Rd, Windlesham, GU20 6EN Guildford
Wed 16-11-16 Jody Kruskal Dorking Folk Club, Golf Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX 7757 853171 Dorking
Wed 16-11-16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 23 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 16-11-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 16-11-16 Jody Kruskal Dorking Folk Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX Dorking
Thu 17-11-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 18-11-16 Porchlight Smoker The Egremont, Worthing Sussex W
Sat 19-11-16 Biggin Hillbillies + One Tree Hillbillies Bluegrass-Plus Club – Catsfield Village Hall, Church Road (between Battle & Bexhill) TN33 9DP 01424 893390 Hastings
Sun 20-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 20-11-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 35 8552 8308 London
Sun 20-11-16 Cardboard Fox Twickenham Folk Club, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd, TW1 3SZ London
Mon 21-11-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 21-11-16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 22-11-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 22-11-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 22-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 23-11-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 24-11-16 Mandolinquents Lights Theatre, West St, Andover SP10 1AH 01264 368368 Hants
Thu 24-11-16 Sid Griffin The Wanstead Tap, Arch 352, Winchelsea Rd, Forest Gate E7 0AQ 9.30pm; London
Thu 24-11-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 25-11-16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Fri 25-11-16 Porchlight Smoker The Neptune, Kingsway, Hove Brighton/Lewes
Sat 26-11-16 The Long Hill Ramblers The Round Georges, 14-15 Sutherland St, Brighton BN2 0EQ 01273 691833 Brighton/Lewes
Sat 26-11-16 Old Grey Dogs The Little Op’ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB E.Kent
Sun 27-11-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 27-11-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 36 8552 8308 London
Sun 27-11-16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Mon 28-11-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 29-11-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 29-11-16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 9pm; 01825 762232 Eastbourne
Tue 29-11-16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 30-11-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 30-11-16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 01-12-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 02-12-16 Police Dog Hogan St Edith’s Folk Club, St Edith hall, High St, Kemsing TN15 6NA W.Kent
Fri 02-12-16 Rich Pickin’s The Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 01795 475474 N.Kent
Fri 02-12-16 Police Dog Hogan St Edith Folk Club, Kemsing, TN15 6NA W.Kent
Sat 03-12-16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sun 04-12-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 04-12-16 Wakin’ Snakes The Ypres Inn, Rye 7pm Hastings
Sun 04-12-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 37 8552 8308 London
Mon 05-12-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 05-12-16 The Long Hill Ramblers Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Tue 06-12-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 06-12-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 07-12-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 07-12-16 Blue Lion session (bluegrass/old-time) The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL London
Wed 07-12-16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Thu 08-12-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sat 10-12-16 Jaywalkers Green Note,106 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 10-12-16 New Deal String Band Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 London
Sun 11-12-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 11-12-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 38 8552 8308 London
Mon 12-12-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 13-12-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 13-12-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 13-12-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Tue 13-12-16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 14-12-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 14-12-16 Police Dog Hogan Half Moon, Lower Richmond Rd, Putney SW15 1EU 020 8780 9383 London
Thu 15-12-16 Police Dog Hogan Half Moon, Lower Richmond Rd, Putney SW15 1EU 020 8780 9383 London
Thu 15-12-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sun 18-12-16 Bluegrass/Old-Time Session The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 18-12-16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 39 8552 8308 London
Mon 19-12-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 19-12-16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 20-12-16 Caddy’s Country Kitchen Norden Farm Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF 1630 788997 Reading
Tue 20-12-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 20-12-16 Grand Ole Orpy Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 21-12-16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 24 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 21-12-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Thu 22-12-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Mon 26-12-16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 27-12-16 Bluegrass (not session) The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5SP 020 7274 0591 London
Tue 27-12-16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 9pm; 01825 762232 Eastbourne
Tue 27-12-16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Tue 27-12-16 Bluegrass session The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 27-12-16 Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Orpington Folk & Blues Open Mike night Orpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZ London
Wed 28-12-16 Bluegrass Night The Stag, 14 All Saints St, Old Town Hastings TN34 3BJ 01424 425734 Hastings
Wed 28-12-16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 29-12-16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 30-12-16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines

 

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Jan Jerrold Award Nominations 2016

JAN JERROLD AWARD

Nominations are now open for the Jan Jerrold Award. This is the BBMA’s premier award for the person  who has made the most significant recent contribution to the Bluegrass music scene in the UK.  Your nominee doesn’t have to be a member of the BBMA. All nominators must be members.  Nominations will close at the end of September and the award will be presented at the BBMA AGM
and 2nd Convention on 15th October.  Who do you think has made a difference? Please send me their name and your reasons for nominating them.

And please do it now, whilst you are thinking about it!
Thank you.
Les Packer

email: committee@britishbluegrass.co.uk

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Bluegrass and Old Time Events via Rick Townend – May 16 update

Tue 10/05/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 10/05/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 11/05/16 Jeff Warner Dorking Folk Club, Golf Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX 7755 853171 Dorking
Wed 11/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Wed 11/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 11/05/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 12/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 13/05/16 Adrian Farmer & The Stroatklinkers Bluegrass Plus Club, The Woolpack, Herstmonceux BN27 4LJ 01424 893390 Eastbourne
Sat 14/05/16 Police Dog Hogan Norden Farm Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF 01628 788997 Reading
Sun 15/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 15/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 15/05/16 Elijah Blue The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 01424 421392 Hastings
Sun 15/05/16 Mean Mary The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN London
Mon 16/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 16/05/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 17/05/16 Mean Mary Blast 1386 Radio @ Blast 1386 Radio – 1386 AM 12 Noon Reading
Tue 17/05/16 Cardboad Fox Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Tue 17/05/16 Mean Mary Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, 1 Chertsey Rd, Windlesham, GU20 6EN 07899 781964 Guildford
Wed 18/05/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 18/05/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 18/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 18/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Wed 18/05/16 Jaywalkers & Cardboard Fox Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Pk Rd, London NW1 7AY (nr Camden Town) London
Thu 19/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 19/05/16 Jeff Warner Blue Anchor, 155 High Rd, Byfleet KT14 7RL Woking
Fri 20/05/16 Bruce Molsky The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB Kingston
Sat 21/05/16 Jeff Warner Lewes Saturday Folk Club,Elephant & Castle, White Hill, BN7 2DJ 10.45-4.45 wkshop (song); concert evening Brighton/Lewes
Sat 21/05/16 Pete Cooper Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 London
Sat 21/05/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 21/05/16 Bruce Molsky Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Towersey Oxford
Sun 22/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 22/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 22/05/16 Mean Mary Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF Sussex W
Mon 23/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 24/05/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 24/05/16 Bruce Molsky Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 25/05/16 Bruce Molsky Nest Collective, The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd,  N1 8LN London
Wed 25/05/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Mean Mary Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston St, ME13 8PG N.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Thu 26/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 27/05/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 28/05/16 Gentlemen of Few The Astor, Deal TBC E.Kent
Sat 28/05/16 Jeni & Billy The Little Op’ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB E.Kent
Sat 28/05/16 Hatful of Rain The Parish Rooms , Titchfield, Fareham Portsmouth
Sun 29/05/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 29/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 29/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 29/05/16 The Biggin Hillbillies Westerham Sports Club, St George’s Field 8pm W.Kent
Mon 30/05/16 Bluegrass in Bloom: 11am-11pm:  Little Op’ry Open Mike Stage (1pm), Barn-dance (5pm), Concert (8pm) with Native Grass, The Gentlemen of Few, Captain Swing (tbc), Mardi Grass St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX 01732 458261 W.Kent
Mon 30/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 30/05/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 31/05/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma Arms, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 31/05/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 01/06/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 01/06/16 The Blue Lion Bluegrass/Old-time Session The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Wed 01/06/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1797 475474 N.Kent
Wed 01/06/16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 01/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 02/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 03/06/16 Long Hill Ramblers Steyning Festival Sussex W
Sun 05/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 05/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 06/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Wed 08/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 08/06/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Wed 08/06/16 Police Dog Hogan The Jazz Café London
Thu 09/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 10/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Sat 11/06/16 Gentlemen of Few Memorial Park, Herne Bay 16:00 – 16:40 E.Kent
Sat 11/06/16 Hatful of Rain Con Club, Lewes Brighton/Lewes
Sat 11/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes Wheatsheaf, Crowborough Eastbourne
Sun 12/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 12/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 13/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 14/06/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 14/06/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 14/06/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs E.Kent
Wed 15/06/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 15/06/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 15/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 16/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 16/06/16 Pete Cooper & the London Fiddle School Islington Folk Club, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1 0AG http://www.islingtonfolkclub.co.uk/ London
Fri 17/06/16 The Curst Sons The Fountain, 29 Southgate, Chichester PO19 1ES 01243 781352 Sussex W
Sat 18/06/16 The Curst Sons Midsummer Magic, Sports ground, East Hoathley Eastbourne
Sun 19/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 19/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 20/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 20/06/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 22/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 23/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 24/06/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 25/06/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 25/06/16 Bluegrass Plus Club (details TBC) Venue TBC Eastbourne
Sun 26/06/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 26/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 26/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 26/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes British Legion, Dymchurch E.Kent
Mon 27/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 27/06/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 28/06/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma Arms, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 28/06/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 28/06/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 29/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 29/06/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 30/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 01/07/16 The Curst Sons The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 01424 421392 Hastings
Fri 01/07/16 Jaywalkers + Billy Hill & friends St Edith’s Folk Club, St Edith hall, High St, Kemsing TN15 6NA W.Kent
Tue 10/05/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 10/05/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 11/05/16 Jeff Warner Dorking Folk Club, Golf Club, Deepdene Ave, RH5 4BX 7755 853171 Dorking
Wed 11/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Wed 11/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 11/05/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 12/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 13/05/16 Adrian Farmer & The Stroatklinkers Bluegrass Plus Club, The Woolpack, Herstmonceux BN27 4LJ 01424 893390 Eastbourne
Sat 14/05/16 Police Dog Hogan Norden Farm Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF 01628 788997 Reading
Sun 15/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 15/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 15/05/16 Elijah Blue The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 01424 421392 Hastings
Sun 15/05/16 Mean Mary The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN London
Mon 16/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 16/05/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 17/05/16 Mean Mary Blast 1386 Radio @ Blast 1386 Radio – 1386 AM 12 Noon Reading
Tue 17/05/16 Cardboad Fox Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Tue 17/05/16 Mean Mary Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, 1 Chertsey Rd, Windlesham, GU20 6EN 07899 781964 Guildford
Wed 18/05/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 18/05/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 18/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 18/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Wed 18/05/16 Jaywalkers & Cardboard Fox Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Pk Rd, London NW1 7AY (nr Camden Town) London
Thu 19/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 19/05/16 Jeff Warner Blue Anchor, 155 High Rd, Byfleet KT14 7RL Woking
Fri 20/05/16 Bruce Molsky The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB Kingston
Sat 21/05/16 Jeff Warner Lewes Saturday Folk Club,Elephant & Castle, White Hill, BN7 2DJ 10.45-4.45 wkshop (song); concert evening Brighton/Lewes
Sat 21/05/16 Pete Cooper Cellar Upstairs Folk Club, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 London
Sat 21/05/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 21/05/16 Bruce Molsky Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Towersey Oxford
Sun 22/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 22/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 22/05/16 Mean Mary Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF Sussex W
Mon 23/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 24/05/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 24/05/16 Bruce Molsky Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 25/05/16 Bruce Molsky Nest Collective, The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd,  N1 8LN London
Wed 25/05/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Mean Mary Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston St, ME13 8PG N.Kent
Wed 25/05/16 Ben Paley, Tab Hunter & Friends – Old-Time session The Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, BN2 3PF 9-11pm Brighton/Lewes
Thu 26/05/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 27/05/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 28/05/16 Gentlemen of Few The Astor, Deal TBC E.Kent
Sat 28/05/16 Jeni & Billy The Little Op’ry, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville Sea-Front CT9 2LB E.Kent
Sat 28/05/16 Hatful of Rain The Parish Rooms , Titchfield, Fareham Portsmouth
Sun 29/05/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 29/05/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 29/05/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 29/05/16 The Biggin Hillbillies Westerham Sports Club, St George’s Field 8pm W.Kent
Mon 30/05/16 Bluegrass in Bloom: 11am-11pm:  Little Op’ry Open Mike Stage (1pm), Barn-dance (5pm), Concert (8pm) with Native Grass, The Gentlemen of Few, Captain Swing (tbc), Mardi Grass St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX 01732 458261 W.Kent
Mon 30/05/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 30/05/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 31/05/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma Arms, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 31/05/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 01/06/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 01/06/16 The Blue Lion Bluegrass/Old-time Session The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Wed 01/06/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1797 475474 N.Kent
Wed 01/06/16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 01/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 02/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 03/06/16 Long Hill Ramblers Steyning Festival Sussex W
Sun 05/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 05/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 06/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Wed 08/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 08/06/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Wed 08/06/16 Police Dog Hogan The Jazz Café London
Thu 09/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 10/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Sat 11/06/16 Gentlemen of Few Memorial Park, Herne Bay 16:00 – 16:40 E.Kent
Sat 11/06/16 Hatful of Rain Con Club, Lewes Brighton/Lewes
Sat 11/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes Wheatsheaf, Crowborough Eastbourne
Sun 12/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 12/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 13/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 14/06/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 14/06/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 14/06/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen Wrotham Arms, Broadstairs E.Kent
Wed 15/06/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 15/06/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 15/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 16/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 16/06/16 Pete Cooper & the London Fiddle School Islington Folk Club, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1 0AG http://www.islingtonfolkclub.co.uk/ London
Fri 17/06/16 The Curst Sons The Fountain, 29 Southgate, Chichester PO19 1ES 01243 781352 Sussex W
Sat 18/06/16 The Curst Sons Midsummer Magic, Sports ground, East Hoathley Eastbourne
Sun 19/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 19/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 20/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 20/06/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 22/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 23/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 24/06/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 25/06/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ intro.sess. 7.30pm; dance 8pm E.Kent
Sat 25/06/16 Bluegrass Plus Club (details TBC) Venue TBC Eastbourne
Sun 26/06/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 26/06/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 26/06/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 26/06/16 Wakin’ Snakes British Legion, Dymchurch E.Kent
Mon 27/06/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 27/06/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 28/06/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians The Alma Arms, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 28/06/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 28/06/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 29/06/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 29/06/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 30/06/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 01/07/16 The Curst Sons The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 01424 421392 Hastings
Fri 01/07/16 Jaywalkers + Billy Hill & friends St Edith’s Folk Club, St Edith hall, High St, Kemsing TN15 6NA W.Kent
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Dales Fest 2016

Dalesfest 2016:

(The Yorkshire Dales Bluegrass & Americana Acoustic Music Weekend).

Friday 15th July – Sunday 17th July 2016.

At: Dalesbank Farm, Low Lane, Silsden, Yorkshire, BD20 9JH.

Tel: 01535-653321 – Meadmore Preston.

Some B&B available.

Hog Roast Sat pm.

There are No advanced tickets. (pay at the gate, Festival opens 12.00 noon on Friday)

For costs of any extra nights camping – please contact the Farm directly.

Weekend Tickets: £35.00 each (includes parking, camping and all concerts)

(Sat only: £20.00, inc concert, + £2.00 parking)

Friday:  Evening Concert: The Haley Sisters.

Suported by: Tilter Wheel + Sam Barrett & Friends + Hanks Co. Band.

Saturday: Evening Concert: Headline band : The Down County Boys.

Supported by: The Jaywalkers + The Howard Brothers + Catfish Skillet.

Sunday:   11.30 “Slow” picking session for beginners.

 

Contacts: Lewis; 07813-313877 (lewispugh1986@gmail.com)

Mark; 07710-020791

Bev;   0113-2688725

John;  0792-1948655 (jcb1948@hotmail.co.uk )

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BBMA Annual General Meeting – Saturday 15 Oct 16 at Tamworth

Come along and Jam!

The BBMA Annual General Meeting for 2016 will once again be held at the Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Rd, Tamworth, B77 3LH on Saturday the 15th of October 2016.

The provisional programme: is as follows:

Friday 14th:

12 noon site opens for FREE camping/motorhomes

20:30 Tamworth Folk Club weekly singaround.

 

Saturday 15th:

12 noon bar opens for sessions.

15:00 BBMA AGM, followed by sessions in the bar

20:00 3 band concert FREE to BBMA members.

Details of bands to follow…

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Bluegrass & Old Time Events – via Rick Townend

Thu 04/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 04/02/16 Rattle-on-the-Stovepipe Islington Folk Club, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1 0AG London
Fri 05/02/16 Jane Richards & Rick Townend – tribute to Gillian Welch St Julians Club, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX 07901 733224 W.Kent
Fri 05/02/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1796 475474 N.Kent
Fri 05/02/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Sat 06/02/16 The Coal Porters Tangley Village Hall, nr Andover SP11 0JE Hants
Sat 06/02/16 Sunny Mountain Serenaders The Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS Brighton/Lewes
Sat 06/02/16 Gentlemen of Few The Ship, Herne Bay E.Kent
Sun 07/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 07/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 07/02/16 Hatful of Rain Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF Sussex W
Sun 07/02/16 Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Rd, Towersey OX9 3QY Oxford
Mon 08/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 09/02/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 09/02/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 10/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 10/02/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 11/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 11/02/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen + Foghorn Leghorn The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Rd, London London
Fri 12/02/16 Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin The Ram Club, Old Cranleighans, Portsmouth Rd Thames Ditton KT7 0HB London
Fri 12/02/16 Gentlemen of Few Zed Café, Sevenoaks W.Kent
Sat 13/02/16 The Curst Sons Union Music Stores, 1 Lansdown Place, Lewes BN7 2JT 01273 474053 Brighton/Lewes
Sun 14/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 14/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 14/02/16 Annual Fiddle Convention (incl Pete Cooper , Chris Haigh) Cecil Sharp House, Regents Pk Rd, nr Camden Town NW1 7AY London
Mon 15/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 15/02/16 Sunny Mountain Serenaders The Harrison, 28 Harrison St, WC1h 8JF 0207 278 3966 London
Mon 15/02/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 16/02/16 Long Hill Ramblers Dartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU N.Kent
Wed 17/02/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 17/02/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 17/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 18/02/16 Sacred Harp Singing Theatre Studio, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich London SE10 9JF 7-9pm; 07478 351161 London
Thu 18/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 19/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman Norden Farm Ctr, Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF 1631 788997 Reading
Sat 20/02/16 The Curst Sons The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 20/02/16 The Horsenecks The Harrison, 28 Harrison St, WC1h 8JF 0207 278 3966 London
Sat 20/02/16 Gentlemen of Few The Fox & Firkin, 314 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ 0208 6900 969 London
Sun 21/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 21/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 22/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 23/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury CT1 2AS 01227 787787 E.Kent
Tue 23/02/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians Pig & Butcher, Five ASH Down, nr Uckfield TN22 3AN 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 23/02/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Tue 23/02/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 24/02/16 Gordie MacKeeman The West End Ctr, Queens Rd, Aldershot GU11 3JD 01252 330040 Guildford
Wed 24/02/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 24/02/16 Ben Paley, with Jim Kweskin + Bonnie Dobson Nest Collective, The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd,  N1 8LN London
Wed 24/02/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 25/02/16 Police Dog Hogan Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS 1274 473076 Brighton/Lewes
Thu 25/02/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 25/02/16 Judy Cook Maidenhead Folk Club, The New Inn Reading
Fri 26/02/16 Judy Cook Music Institute Folk Club Guildford
Fri 26/02/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 27/02/16 The Curst Sons The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW 6pm; 01424 421392 Hastings
Sat 27/02/16 RNLI charity concert, with The Blackbriar Band, the Biggin Hillbillies and others Ruskin House, Croydon 7-11pm London
Sun 28/02/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 28/02/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 28/02/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 29/02/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 29/02/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Mon 29/02/16 Judy Cook Chesham Folk Club, Whitehill Ctr, HP5 1AG (nr Met.line stn) Hertfordshire
Wed 02/03/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 02/03/16 Locust Honey String Band The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Wed 02/03/16 The Blue Lion Bluegrass/Old-time Session The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Wed 02/03/16 Sacred Harp singing Bethnal Green Meeting House, Pott St, E2 0EF 7.15-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Wed 02/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Thu 03/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 03/03/16 Judy Cook House Party details from 020 8672 3055 London
Fri 26/02/16 Rich Pickin’s Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP 1797 475474 N.Kent
Fri 04/03/16 Judy Cook Fo’c’sle Folk Club, Richmond Inn, Southampton Hants
Sun 06/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 06/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Sun 06/03/16 Hatful of Rain Tooting Folk Club, The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Rd, SW17 0ES London
Mon 07/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Tue 08/03/16 Sacred Harp singing Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, Hampstead NW3 1DN 7.30-9.30pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 08/03/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 09/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 09/03/16 Locust Honey String Band Musically Monstrous, The Three Horseshoes, Chinnor Rd, Towersey OX9 3QY Oxford
Wed 09/03/16 Old-time Session The Lamb, Fisher St, Lewes, BN7 2DG Brighton/Lewes
Thu 10/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Sat 12/03/16 The Curst Sons Duke of Wellington, 368 Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6RE 9pm; 01273 441297 Sussex W
Sun 13/03/16 Kim Lowings & Greenwood Horsham Folk Club, Normandy Ctr, Denne Rd RH12 1JF 01403 276 273 Sussex W
Sun 13/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 13/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 14/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Wed 16/03/16 ROOTS – Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions Granary Close, ME8 7SG (nr rail station) 01634 260281 N.Kent
Wed 16/03/16 Bluegrass/old-time session with the Vanguards & friends The Builder’s Arms, 65 Leslie Park Road, Croydon, CR0 6TP 020 8654 1803; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1527898510755041/ London
Wed 16/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 16/03/16 Judy Cook Faversham Folk Club, The Limes, Preston St, ME13 8PG N.Kent
Thu 17/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Thu 17/03/16 Gentlemen of Few The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne Maidstone
Fri 18/03/16 Judy Cook Musical Traditions Club, King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 London
Fri 18/03/16 The Curst Sons Con Club, 139 High St, Lewes BN7 1XS Brighton/Lewes
Sat 19/03/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Snowdrop, 119 South St, Lewes BN7 2BU 01273 471016 Brighton/Lewes
Sat 19/03/16 Simon Mayor & Hilary James Yattendon Village Hall, RG18 0UR 01635 200185 Reading
Sun 20/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 20/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 21/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 21/03/16 Sacred Harp singing St George’s, Bloomsbury, WC1A 2HR 7.15-9pm; 07770 210067 London
Tue 22/03/16 Grinch Mountain & friends The Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XE check on 07986 285584 Hertfordshire
Wed 23/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 23/03/16 Police Dog Hogan Camden Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG London
Thu 24/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
Fri 25/03/16 Down by the Riverside Riverside Club, 6 Laleham Rd, Staines TW8 2DX Staines
Sat 26/03/16 Stompin’ Dave Allen The Green Note, 106 Parkway, NE1 7AN 020 7485 9899 London
Sat 26/03/16 Contra-dance workshop – Appalachian dances Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 4-6pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 American supper with Appalchian Clogging by the Arkwrights Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 6-7pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 Contradance with caller John Sweeney Hothfield Village Hall, nr Ashford, Kent, TN26  1EQ 8pm E.Kent
Sat 26/03/16 Wakin’ Snakes The Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings TN31 3EW Hastings
Sun 27/03/16 Grinch Mountain The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JL 020 7619 9187 London
Sun 27/03/16 Session – old-time The Shakespeare’s Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA 020 8552 8308 London
Sun 27/03/16 Session with Ben Somers & friends The Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE 4.30-7.30pm London
Mon 28/03/16 Session (mainly bluegrass) The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF 020 7607 3303 London
Mon 28/03/16 Session with Taube Marks & friends The Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PH 1872 552111 Oxford
Tue 29/03/16 Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musicians Pig & Butcher, Five ASH Down, nr Uckfield TN22 3AN 07964 147805 / 01825 765779 Eastbourne
Tue 29/03/16 Old Time Session The Old Ship, 3 King St, Richmond, TW9 1ND London
Wed 30/03/16 Anocaplypse Now (Appalachian clog teaching/dancing ) + Rawbones bluegrass band Charlwood Parish Hall, nr Gatwick, RH6 0DU – dancers/players welcome 8-10pm; check on  07746 698369 Crawley
Wed 30/03/16 Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friends Pembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZ call Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive – complex venue W.Kent
Thu 31/03/16 Hi Jinx Appalachian Clogging – practice Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley, RH10 6QU 8pm – check on 01293 412978 Crawley
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2016 Bluegrass Calendar

Here is a list of 2016 festivals that we’ve been notified of:

4-5th March. Bristol Bluegrass & Americana Festival, BS1 5JG.    07779 111569

28th March – 1st April. Sorefingers. Kingham School, Gloucs. http://www.sorefingers.co.uk

6-8th May. Orwell, Ipswich. orwellbluegrass.co.uk/

14-15th May. Battlefield Bluegrass Festival, Naseby.  07931 307039

20-22nd May. The Wharf Bluegrass Weekend. Worcester, WR6 6TB. http://www.wharfbluegrass.com/

16th April. Somerset Bluegrass Day. Wellington

30th May Bluegrass in Bloom – St Julians, Sevenoaks https://www.facebook.com/stjuliansclub/posts/817409851676895

3-5th June. Coastline Bluegrass Festival, Llangollen. http://www.coastlinebluegrass.co.uk/

9-13th June. Tamworth, B77 3LH, Staffordshire. www.tamworthbluegrass.co.uk

10th-12th June, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland. http://westportfolkandbluegrass.com/

17-19th June. Steeple Morden, East Anglia. http://www.eabg.co.uk/

24 – 26 June Bluegrass picking weekend at Clyro Court ( http://www.clyrocourt.co.uk/ ) just outside Hay-on-Wye

24 to 26 June British Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation’s summer school – Bluegrass workshop by Mike Pryor and Richard Holland http://www.banjomandolinguitar.org/summer%20school.htm

30thJune–3rdJuly. North Wales Bluegrass Festival, Conwy. www.northwalesbluegrass.co.uk

8-10th July.  Holford Arms picking w/e at Knockdown near Didmarton. www.theholfordarms.co.uk

14-17th July. South Essex Bluegrass Festival. http://southessexbluegrass.co.uk/

22-23rd July. Beer & Bluegrass, Poole. http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Poole/St-Aldhelms-Hall-/Beer-and-Bluegrass-2016/12587716/

28th July. Bluegrass night at Cairncastle, Larne, Co Antrim. https://www.facebook.com/Cairncastle-Ulster-Scots-136932219707793/?fref=nf

5-7th August. Surrey Mini Bluegrass Festival. http://www.surreybluegrass.com/

11-14th August. Pick Your Own Festival, Cheshire. http://pickyourown.org.uk/wp/

25-28th August. Dunmore East festival, Co Waterford, Ireland

25-28th August. Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk/

2-4th September. Didmarton, Gloucs. http://didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk/

2-4th September Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. http://nmni.com/bluegrass

9-11th September. Gower Bluegrass Festival, South Wales. http://gowerbluegrass.co.uk/

16-18th September. Cornish Bluegrass Festival, Newquay. www.cornishbluegrass.co.uk/

23-25th September. Moniaive Bluegrass Festival, Scotland. www.moniaivebluegrass.co.uk/

Details as notified at time of publication. No guarantee is given for accuracy

 

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