Local Concerts, Ceilidhs, Sessions, Workshops … and whatever else I’m told about

This page will capture all the events that I am told about. Please check with the organiser, pub or session website before travelling!

Check here regularly to see what’s new.


There are now quite a number of online sessions running around the country (world?). They aren’t the same as “the real thing” but there are many to choose from and the car doesn’t have to leave the garage. A quick web search will find them, but I’d suggest Nigel Owen’s WHam session if you don’t have any other ideas.

The vast majority of online sessions are run on a free, self help, model but here is information about a commercial offering from Kitty Greenwood:

“Wednesday night sessions will draw on tunes from our ‘Play it By Ear’  (PiBE) tunebook.  This collection includes everything we’ve taught in PiBE workshops over the last 5 years – most are also available on our PiBE tuition CDs.  We’ve selected a different genre of music for each session and will send participants a playlist with pdf sheet music in advance of each event.
Selected  Wednesdays will be dedicated to learning a new tune by ear.  Expect a range of various genres to tie up with the session programme.  We’ll also allow time to recap some of the most recent additions to the PiBE repertoire.
On the first Friday of each month we’ll be hosting a Steady Speed Irish session.   These will feature a mix of  tunes from the PiBE repertoire plus other popular Irish session tunes.  Sheet music & recordings will be available to help you learn any unfamiliar tunes.
Events are open to players of all instruments and abilities.   We use super-fast internet and a professional quality sound-system so that you will get the best possible experience on Zoom.  Participants are muted while playing – so have no fears, your mistakes won’t be heard by the rest of the group!

There are two ways to book for our autumn events:

  1. Buy a season ticket   Entry to all events in September and October – £32.   It helps us hugely if our regular supporters are willing to subscribe – plus it secures you a place at every event.
  2. Pay as You Go.  £5.50.
Please pay by BACS  and drop me a line  AFTER you’ve paid   
acc. nameK M Greenwood 
acc no: 33329133 
sort code: 07 01 16 
ref :  your name 
PayPal account holders can pay  folkfiddleteacher@gmail.com  please use the ‘friends and family’ option
  NB  To keep the sessions friendly and interactive, places for each event are limited, with priority to season ticket-holders.
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has already taken part in our musical events – they’ve been so much more fun than we anticipated & we can’t wait to see you all soon!
“PS  Saturday morning fiddle workshops start in October ….. details to follow!”


Note that these are all currently suspended because of Covid-19.

Here are some local traditional sessions, let us know if you’d like us to add something.

Monkland, The Monkland Arms: third Sunday of the month, from 7.30/8pm. Acoustic musicians and singers welcome for a relaxed evening of music and song.

The Boot Inn, Orleton: second Thursday of the month from 8pm.

Knucklas, The Castle Inn: ‘Folk Down the Track’ third Thursday of the month, from 7pm.

Longtown, The Crown Inn: ‘The Black Hill Tune Club’ first Thursday of the month 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

The Crown Inn, Woolhope: English Music Session third Tuesday of the month, 8pm.
See Woolhope English Music Session on Facebook

Broadsheep is a monthly listing of sessions and all kinds of other musical and artistic events in Herefordshire and The Marches.