Welcome to our April Newsletter

"The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."

-  Mark Twain

The Spring Equinox has just past, the clocks have gone forward and the evenings are finally getting lighter.

In the Celtic Tree calendar, April is the month of the Alder. Whistles were once made out of Alder shoots to call upon Air spirits, so it's an ideal wood for making a pipe or flute if you're musically inclined.

Alternatively you might like to drop in on Chesterfield Folk Club at the Library Theatre and sit back and relax whilst others make the music. This month we have the Gerry Colvin Band who were highly recommended to us by no less than club favourite Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention.

You can see the Gerry Colvin Band on Friday 13th April.


At a glance

April 2018
Friday 13th

The Gerry Colvin Band

May 2018
Friday 11th

Wizz Jones

June 2018
Friday 8th

Vikki Clayton & Pete Morton


Friday 13th April 2018

The Gerry Colvin Band

Tickets £12

Folk-rock; folk-pop; folk-jazz - call them what you like, this band is exciting and we are delighted to have them at our club!

A professional since 1970, Gerry has been in several line-ups and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music world such as Alison Moyet and Robert Plant. He has supported Status Quo on a nationwide tour, has made several highly-acclaimed albums and has appeared on BBC's Pebble Mill at One programme.

Highly recommended by Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention, this band went down a storm at the 2017 Cropredy Festival.


Friday 11th May 2018

Wizz Jones

Tickets £12

The legendary folk/blues guitarist comes to Chesterfield!

Originally inspired by seeing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's.

Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and the late John Renbourn have all named him as an important early influence and Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin concert in May 2012 with Wizz’s song "When I Leave Berlin".

We are delighted to welcome this terrific folk/blues singer and finger-picker to our club.


Friday 9th March 2018

Vikki Clayton & Pete Morton

Tickets £12

A fabulous double-header to end our current season!

Vikki first came into folk music in the early 1980s with the folk/rock band Ragged Heroes. With a voice that sounded so much like the late Sandy Denny’s, Vikki was asked to join Fairport Convention; a liaison which lasted for a long period. English born but now living abroad, we are lucky to have been able to get Vikki to our club on her 2018 tour.

Pete is the ever-popular singer-songwriter from Leicester and his performances are always exciting to watch! We are delighted to invite him back to Chesterfield for what will be a superb double-header concert.



The Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe

The pub is now open again and we hope to be announcing the resumption of our monthly sessions soon. Watch this space for news of this and other local events supported by the club.