Over Fifty Years of Folk Music in North Staffordshire

The Newcastle and Potteries Folk Song Club

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The Potteries Folk Club traces its origins back to 1962. As the longest established folk club in the area, it has been organizing folk song, music and dance events in North Staffordshire for forty plus years.


Foxfield Railway Station,
Caverswall Rd,
Blythe Bridge,
ST11 9BG,

Doors open 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Free parking.

Building fully accessible for people with disabilities.
Real ale bar: CAMRA Pub of the Month September 2013.
Bus: 6B from Hanley Bus Station to Blythe Bridge Rail Station, then 10 minutes walk (half mile) up Caverswall Road. Last bus back: 10.22 pm (Please check).
For directions see MAP

2nd Friday of each Month, 7.45pm
Contact: Annie Morris 01782 616015

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Our program for 2015

Fri 9th Oct 2015:     JEZ LOWE>

A songwriter and performer for the last 30 years, recognised as an ambassador for his native North East England, with songs that are pointed, poignant and powerful musical epistles from the North.

Fri 13th Nov 2015:    Sunjay Brayne

One of the UK, rising stars. Sunjay has been described as mature and confident, with a style that drifts naturally between Folk and Blues.

Fri 11th Dec 2015:     DAVE BURLAND>

A true Yorkshireman from Barnsley with a uniquely calm, gentle and clever style, who makes you feel it's all so amazingly simple.

Our program for 2016

Fri 8th Jan 2016:    Joe Beard

Joe's career began with the early 60s Rhythm and Blues Revival. The writer and performer of 'Legends of the Edge', Joe is still going strong, returning to the Foxfield after his introduction 12 months ago.

Fri 12th Feb 2016:    Bob & Gill Berry

Principal organisers of the Chippenham Folk Festival, their performance shows a great musical bond. Their repertoire ranges from unaccompanied close harmony to instrumentally backed contemporary songs

Fri 11th Mar 2016:    The Wilson Family

The brothers from Billingham, have been singing unaccompanied folk songs since 1974. The sheer power of their voices will knock your socks off !

Fri 8th Apr 2016:    Martin Carthy

Widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional British Folk Music and a highly influential guitarist.

Fri 13th May 2016:    The Cannons

Sean Cannon (of Dubliners fame) and his sons, James and Robert have been playing together for several years. They sing and play Irish songs and tunes as well as other more varied material.

Fri 10th June 2016:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Singers & musicians welcome. Free admission.

Fri 8th July 2016:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Singers & musicians welcome. Free admission.

Fri 12th Aug 2016:    SUMMER SINGAROUND     Singers & musicians welcome. Free admission.

Fri 9th Sept 2016:    Tom McConville

The Newcastle Fiddler. Britain's foremost geordie fiddle player, singer and raconteur.

Fri 14th Oct 2016:    Pete Morton

A singer/songwriter with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. He sings from the heart, with songs that tell compelling stories and speak of the human condition. The Folk Tradition plays a big part in Pete's style.

Fri 11th Nov 2016:    NOTTS ALLIANCE

An unaccompanied group with a reputation for tight and inventive harmonies, including material from the Folk tradition and arrangements of songs from some of today's best songwriters

Fri 9th Dec 2016:    Les Barker

Originally from Manchester, now lives in Wales. Best known for his comic poems and parodies of popular songs. Need we say more?

New simplified admission charges!


£1 off for concessions (unemployed, over-60s, students, disabled etc.)
£1 off for members (Membership fee for 2014 is £5)

Floor Singers and Musicians are always welcome. Either book a spot in advance by phoning Jason (01782) 813401 or turn up at the club by 8.30 pm at the latest.


You don't have to be a member to attend our events, but if you are a member you pay a reduced admission charge. Join now. Just send £5 to Jason Hill, 54 Price St, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4EN

Please make your cheque payable to Potteries Folk Song Club and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

North Staffs Folk Diary

The North Staffs Folk Diary is published quarterly and lists all folk song and music events in the area. To receive a regular copy, send five stamps for the next four issues to:
Lorna Davies, Koinonia, Cheddleton Heath Road, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffs, ST13 7DX.
To receive by email along with other folk events.

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