Forthcoming events

Friday night concerts

8th Nov 2019John Kirkpatrick
13th Dec 2019Martin Carthy
10th Jan 2020Kathryn Williams
14th Feb 2020Ashley Hutchings Trio


Folkclubs in this area

Derby Heritage Traditional Music ClubDerby's premier folk music venue...  The Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club  (affectionately known as 'The Gaol Folk Club') due to the unique nature of the chosen venue, The Old Derby Gaol!We are here on the third Thursday of every month? (Except August.) Experience the best in live, traditional music performances from many of the leading local exponents (Chris Orme, Jack Crawford, John Titford, Bill Wilkes and Pete Burnham to name just a few.)  Special guest appearances from top national and international performers to entertain, inspire and delight the audience and performers alike!  
Bring a song or two of your own if you wish - one of our main aims is to provide an opportunity for ordinary people to get up (or not) and perform an item - be it a song, a tune, a story, a dance (when there's room!) or even a joke!  
Or simply come and avail yourself of the 'entertainment' and renowned atmosphere and maybe sing along with the choruses!

We promise that you will not be disappointed and you will be made very welcome...
Keith Kendrick and Paul Slater
Folk Magazines and Folk LinksThe original Artisan Web Site is definately worth a look! for information about Folk Magazines and all things Folk.
Leicester Folk Diary.... if you ever stray south and are looking for Folk Music in Leicestershire - look here!
Malton Cajun and Zydeco FestivalYorkshire Cajun Club runs the Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Malton in Malton YO17 7LX, North Yorkshire.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Sheffield - Edale Rambler FOLK TRAINThe Folk Train is sponsored by The Rambler Country Hotel, Edale, Hope Valley and High Peak Community Rail Partnership (HVHPCRP), and Northern Rail. Performers are organised by Gerry Bates of The South Riding Folk Arts Network.The Folk Train runs on the fourth Tuesday of each month (not necessarily the last Tuesday!), departing from Sheffield (platform 2C - a long trek from the station entrance!) at 1914 (7:14pm) and returning on the 2128 (9:28pm) from Edale.
The Mart Theatre in SkiptonThe Mart Theatre offers an experimental mixed programme of professional touring productions, workshops and events. The development is designed to provide an innovative and cultural facility in a rural area that aims to bring art and agriculture together in a creative response to the reality and future of rural and agricultural life.

Autumn 2005 saw the first performance in this newly refurbished auction ring with Jeremy Hardy. He performed to a near capacity house with whoops of laughter bouncing around the walls and everyone went home amazed at how intimate the space feels for 300 seater. Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy loved the feel of the space and thought it was fantastic for sound and are looking forward to hearing about a folk festival being developed as they thought it was a super venue and the first Family Christmas Show sold out of all but one of it’s performances.  The Mart Theatre, Ling Fields, Gargrave Road, Skipton  BD23 1UD Box Office: 01756)791411 - Mon-Fri 10am-4pm 
TradMusic.ComTradMusic.Com is a seriously professional site for traditional and world music fans.
TradMusic.Com is a great gig and festival guide - easy to find what you want.


Mr. Banks' Review Page

You may have read in the news item on upgrades to our web site that we are now including reviews of recorded music and concerts by our very own Dave Banks!

Our menu bar has a shiny new "Reviews" button that will take you to Dave's page. looks just like the other buttons but it is new.  Give it a push! 

Other clubs in Derbyshire and the Eastmidlands

As a Not-For-Profit organisation that wants to bring live acoustic, roots and folk music into Chesterfield we are always happy to let our audience know of other clubs and events in the area.  There is a table for leaflets in the Library Theatre should you wish to bring any along - please let us know!  The list of links to other clubs is now accessed from the Information box on the lower left part of this page.

Visit our Facebook page

Keep in touch with us via our Facebook page - just search for Chesterfield Folk Club and join our group.  Among other things you will find local gig listings featuring many Chesterfield and Sheffield performers who have supported our acts here at the club.