What we’re all about

Folk society is an open group for anyone with an interest in folk music and culture from Britain and beyond, whether you play tunes, sing songs, or if you're an avid listener.

The Session

In our weekly sessions, we learn folk tunes and songs together.  Bring any tunes you want to play together and we'll learn those, too.  Come at the start to learn some tunes, slowly at first and then speeding them up as we go along.  Later on we'll transition to a lively session as other musicians join us to sing songs and play more tunes.

We meet on Monday evenings at the Pack Horse pub on Woodhouse Lane (opposite the Civil Engineering building - NOT the one in the city centre!)

8pm - 9pm: Learn a tune

9pm - late: Session

Bring your instruments, tunes and songs, or just come and listen!  Keep updated by following the group on Facebook (



As well as our weekly sessions, we hold ceilidhs, open mics and subsidised trips to local folk gigs. Details will be posted on the Folk Soc Facebook page.


Membership is £3 for the year. All of our weekly sessions are free or pay-as-you-feel collections for our professional tutors. Members will benefit from guaranteed spots at our open mic nights, and discounted places on any extra workshops or folk gig trips that we run.

Give it a Go

On Tuesday 12th November, we will be holding an open mic 'Give it a Go' session where non-members will be especially welcome! This will be starting at 8pm in the Pack Horse. If you'd like to give Folk Society a go before buying membership, feel free to come along - or just come to any of our weekly sessions where all are welcome!

If you have any questions about the society, please message our Facebook page or email

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