Festival News

A link to the BBMA web site - Festival page, listing all the main events in the Bluegrass Calendar this year.  Please check with the organising bodies for any changes made etc.  More details of the BBMA can be found on our BBMA page.  Also information on the Tours and festivals page.

What's On

A list of events provided by Rick Townend.  Rick is a long time member of the British Bluegrass Association and has been active in the promotion of the music. An accomplished musician himself, he has worked tirelessly over the years to bring the music to the people!

Please check with venues and organisers before traveling.

Updated  March 2019

-  please send any errors/omissions to Rick Townend (rick.townend@gmail.com)

-  please check before travelling far, and about any dates around Christmas

Listings

Sun 17/11/19Porchlight SmokerDuke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-SeaBrighton/Lewes

Sun 17/11/19Dana & Susan RobinsonWalthamstow Folk Club, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe StLondon

Sun 17/11/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 17/11/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Mon 18/11/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Mon 18/11/19Session with the Bow Creek RamblersThe Castle, 15 Grosvenor Rise E, Walthamstow E17 9LB020 8509 8095London

Mon 18/11/19Sacred Harp singingSt. George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, central London, WC1A 2HR7.15-9pmLondon

Tue 19/11/19Grand Ole OrpyOrpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZLondon

Wed 20/11/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 20/11/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 20/11/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 20/11/19Dog Gone ROOTS - old-time/clogging sessionDancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP01634 260281 / 07745 293265N.Kent

Thu 21/11/19Dave Plane & Joe HymasOrpington Folk Club, The Change of Horses, Farnborough, Kent BR6 7BBLondon

Fri 22/11/19The Curst SonsThe Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, HastingsHastings Area

Fri 22/11/19New Deal String BandMusic Traditions Club, The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, W1W 6DLLondon

Fri 22/11/19Rich Pickin'sThe Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP01795 475474N.Kent

Sat 23/11/19Simon Mayor & Hilary JamesWorkshops (mln/vox) - White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ10am-5pm; 01273 476757 Brighton/Lewes

Sat 23/11/19Simon Mayor & Hilary JamesLewes Saturday Folk Club, Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ8pmBrighton/Lewes

Sun 24/11/19Simon MayorFiddle Workshop - White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ10am-5pm; 01273 476757 Brighton/Lewes

Sun 24/11/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 24/11/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Sun 24/11/19Grinch MountainThe Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JLLondon

Mon 25/11/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Mon 25/11/19Session with Taube Marks & friendsThe Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PHdetails from 01865 552111Oxford

Tue 26/11/19Old-Time with Ben Paley & Dan StewartThe Albion, 33 George St, TN34 3EA01424 439156Hastings

Tue 26/11/19Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Eastbourne Acoustic Music ClubThe Crown & Anchor, 15-6 Marine Parade,BN21 3DXEastbourne

Tue 26/11/19Uckfield Acoustic Session welcomes bluegrass & old-time musiciansThe Alma, Framfield Rd, Uckfield, TN22 5AJ8pm; 01825 765779/07825 658439London

Tue 26/11/19Bluegrass sessionThe Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XEcheck on 07986 285589Hertfordshire

Wed 27/11/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 27/11/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 27/11/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 27/11/19Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friendsPembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZcall Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive - complex venueW.Kent

Fri 29/11/19The Curst SonsThe Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS01273 473076Brighton/Lewes

Fri 29/11/19Cardboard FoxThe Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN020 7485 9899London

Sat 30/11/19Flats & SharpsThe Garage, 20 Highbury CrescentLondon

Sat 30/11/19Will KaufmanRiverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF"Woody Guthrie & Old Man Trump"London

Sat 30/11/19Cardboard FoxThe Sands Room Sessions, The Green, The Sands, Farnham GU10 1LLGuildford Area

Sat 30/11/19The Thumping TommysThe Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN020 7485 9899London

Sun 01/12/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 01/12/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Mon 02/12/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Mon 02/12/19Bluegrass/Old-Time welcome at Halstead Music ClubHalstead Sports Pavillion, Station Rd, TN14 7DH (by Cock Inn)details from John Edwards - 07515486379W.Kent

Mon 02/12/19Session with Dave Marshall & friendsThe Golden Lion, Sydenham Rd, SE26davermarshall@yahoo.comLondon

Tue 03/12/19Grand Ole OrpyOrpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZLondon

Wed 04/12/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 04/12/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 04/12/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 04/12/19Blue Lion session (bluegrass/old-time)The Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JLLondon

Wed 04/12/19Dog Gone ROOTS - old-time/clogging sessionDancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP01634 260281 / 07745 293265N.Kent

Fri 06/12/19Rich Pickin'sThe Dancing Dog Saloon, Sheppey Way, Bobbing, ME9 8QP01795 475474N.Kent

Sun 08/12/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 08/12/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Mon 09/12/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Tue 10/12/19Rattle-on-the-StovepipeDartford Folk Club, WMC, Essex Rd, DA1 2AU01322 277218  W.Kent

Tue 10/12/19Sacred Harp singingHeath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DN7.30-9.30pmLondon

Tue 10/12/19Bluegrass sessionThe Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XEcheck on 07986 285589Hertfordshire

Wed 11/12/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 11/12/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 11/12/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 11/12/19Old-time SessionThe John Harvey, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2ANBrighton/Lewes

Thu 12/12/19Reuben's TrainIslington Folk ClubLondon

Fri 13/12/19Porchlight SmokerThe Lamb, LewesBrighton/Lewes

Sat 14/12/19The Twisty TurnsThe Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN020 7485 9899London

Sun 15/12/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 15/12/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Mon 16/12/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Mon 16/12/19Session with the Bow Creek RamblersSt. George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, central London, WC1A 2HR7.15-9pmLondon

Mon 16/12/19Sacred Harp singingSt. George’s Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Way, central London, WC1A 2HR7.15-9pmLondon

Tue 17/12/19Grand Ole OrpyOrpington Liberal Club, Station Rd, BR6 0RZLondon

Wed 18/12/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 18/12/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 18/12/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 18/12/19Dog Gone ROOTS - old-time/clogging sessionDancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, ME9 8QP01634 260281 / 07745 293265N.Kent

Sun 22/12/19Bluegrass/Old-Time/other acoustic music SessionThe Cask pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Rd, Pimlico SW1V 2EE4.30-7.30pmLondon

Sun 22/12/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Mon 23/12/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Tue 24/12/19Old-Time with Ben Paley & Dan StewartThe Albion, 33 George St, TN34 3EA01424 439156Hastings

Tue 24/12/19Bluegrass sessionThe Goat, Codicote, SG4 8XEcheck on 07986 285589Hertfordshire

Wed 25/12/19Anocalypse Now - Appalachian cloggers & musicians welcomeCharlwood Village Hall, Surrey8-10pm; 07746 698354Crawley area

Wed 25/12/19Bluegrass nightTheStag, 14 All Saints' St, Hastings TN34 3BJ01424 438791Hastings

Wed 25/12/19Session with Ben Paley & Tab HunterThe Hartington, 41 Whippingham Rd, Brighton BN2 3PF01273 682874Brighton/Lewes

Wed 25/12/19Picking session with Mick Allchorne & friendsPembury Bowls Club, Recreation Ground, Lower Green Road, Pembury TN2 4DZcall Mick on 07949369127 when you arrive - complex venueW.Kent

Sun 29/12/19Session - old-timeThe Shakespeare's Head, Arlington Way, EC1R 1XA020 8552 8308London

Sun 29/12/19Grinch MountainThe Lamb, 54 Holloway Rd, London N7 8JLLondon

Mon 30/12/19Session (mainly bluegrass)The Hemingford Arms, 158 Hemingford Rd, London N1 1DF020 7607 3303London

Mon 30/12/19Session with Taube Marks & friendsThe Red Lion, 42 Oxford Rd, Old Marston OX3 0PHdetails from 01865 552111Oxford

Tue 31/12/19Gentlemen of FewSt Mary's Arts Ctr, SandwichE.Kent

Tue 31/12/19Bluegrass/Old-time welcome at Eastbourne Acoustic Music ClubThe Crown & Anchor, 15-6 Marine Parade,BN21 3DXEastbourne

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