Acoustic Room, The Magnesia Bank, 1 Camden Street, North Shields, NE30 1NH.
Alum Ale House, Ferry Street, South Shields, NE33 1JR. Tel: 0191 4277245. Irish session 1st Sunday at 13:00.
Ashington Folk Club Ashington Cricket Club, Langwell Crescent, NE63 8AB. 1st and 3rd Thursday. Tel: 0753 0748811.
BAAclub, Bellingham. Approx monthly events in and around Bellingham. Tel: 01434 220646, email: organisers @ baaclub.co.uk.
Barrasford Arms Hotel, Barrasford, Hexham, NE48 4AA. Contact: Mike Tickell, e-mail: m.tickell@btinternet.com , tel: 01434 230049. 1st Tuesday in month (mixed session, all ages, lots of local songs and poems) from 20:00.
Black Swan, 1 Market Place, Belford, NE70 7ND. Tel: 01668 213473. 1st Wednesday, 19:45 to 22:45. Mainly, but not exclusively, Irish session.
Blue Bell Hotel, Market Place, Blue Bell, Belford, NE70 7NE. David Ratliff Tel: 07952 234337. Email: davidratliff1@hotmail.com. 1st Monday (Mixed Session) at 20:00.
The Boathouse, Wylam, NE41 8HR at 20:15. Tel: 01661 853431. Session 1st Wednesday - Email: dandiane @ talktalk.net.
The Brewery, 2 South Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 2RG. Wednesday at 20:00. Gerry Beldon Tel: 07976 405721, Email: gerry @ beldons.co.uk.
Bridge Folk Club, Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. Peter Armstrong: 07768 181476, Mike Donelly: 07757 912733. Email: info @ bridgefolkclub.co.uk. Monday at 20:00.
Bridge Sacred Harp, Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. Tuesday at 19:30.
Cheviot Folk, Cross Keys, Thropton, NE65 7HX. Monthly, Saturday at 19:30. Jack Wilkinson Tel: 01669 630258, Email: johnbwilkinson @ tiscali.co.uk.
Coquetdale Music Trust, , Thropton, Northumberland. Ocassional events.
Cramlington Folk Club, Benedictine Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Cramlington, NE23 6YA. Wednesday at 19:30. Keith & Audrey Taylor Tel: 01670 715106. A thriving club with guests on roughly half the evenings and singers’ nights on the others. Visiting performers are made very welcome on singers’ nights, but note that the singers’ list will normally close at 20:00. Come and see for yourselves how good a night you get, and how welcomed you’ll be.
The Crown, Catton, NE47 9QS. 1st, 3rd, 5th Wednesday - Mixed Session at 20:00. 2nd Thursday - Mostly Irish Session at 20:00.
Crown Inn, Humshaugh, NE46 4AG. 2nd Tuesday at 20:00. Tel: 01434 681231 .
Cumberland Arms, St. James Place, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle, NE61LD. Music and song most days of the week. See their web site for details.

The Dolphin, King Edward Road, Tynemouth, NE30 2SN. Sunday at 20:30.
The Dyke Neuk, Meldon, NE61 3SL. Tel 01670 772662. Last Monday at 20:00.
Etal Village Hall, TD12 4TL . Occasional Concerts at 20:00 (Doors open 19:30). Steve Taylor: Tel 01890 820566, email steve.w.taylor @ btinternet.com .
The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill, NE43 7SW. 1st Sunday.
Fisher‘s Arms, Horncliffe, TD15 2XW. A small village pub not far from the Tweed.

The Fleece, Alnwick. Tel: 01665 576262. 3rd Wednesday (normally) at 20:00.
Folk and Acoustic, 1st Wednesday at 20:00. Jazz Bar, The Globe, 11 Railway St, Newcastle, NE4 7AD.
Friday Folk, , North Shields Catholic Club, Cecil Street, North Shields. Friday from 13:00 to 17:00. Gerry Beldon Tel: 07976 405721, Email: gerry @ beldons.co.uk.
Gosforth Folk Club, The Gosforth Hotel High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1HQ. Second Tuesday of the month, 19:30 - 22:30. Mainly traditional but all singers and musicians welcome.
Grapes Hotel, 16 Douglas Square, Newcastleton, TD9 0QD. Tel: 01387 375919. 4th Tuesday at 20:00.
The Gun, Ridsdale, NE48 2TF. Tel: 01434 270223. 1st Monday at 20:00.
Hastings Hartley Arms, Lysdon Avenue, New Hartley. Singaround at 20:00 (various dates).
Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG. Tel: 0191 261 0384
John Bull, 12 Howick Street, Alnwick NE66 1UY. Tel: 01665 602055. Every other Monday at 20:00. Mainly traditional tunes and songs, Northumbrian, Irish, Scottish and more, with a sprinkling of contemporary folk and roots.
Longstone House Hotel, North Sunderland. Singaround/Session at 20:30 on 4th Friday of the month.Tel: 01665 720225.
Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1AJ. Occasional Events.
Monkey Folk Club, Monkseaton Arms, Front St, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, NE25 8DP every Sunday in the upstairs room starting at 8pm. Eddie Gorman 07527 785514 E-mail: Eddie.Gorman @ blueyonder.co.uk.
Northumberland Arms, Felton, NE65 9EE. Session on 4th Tuesday. Keith Trobe e-mail: lindpress@aol.com, Tel: 07846264549
Oddfellows 7 Albion Road, North Shields, NE30 2RJ. Gerry Beldon Tel: 07976 405721, Email: gerry @ beldons.co.uk. Saturday at 20:00.
Pele Tower, Corbridge. Traditional Music Session. 2nd Sunday from 15:00. Micro Pub and brewery, real craft ales, 50 gins, real fire, great acoustics, unique atmosphere. George Unthank Tel: 01434 622 919 mob: 0754 7455194
Phoenix Folk, Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road, Byker, Newcastle, NE1 2PA. Singaround/Session on 1st Friday at 20:00. Instrumental and vocal lessons on Wednesday evening during term time for a range of experience levels. Occasional beginners courses. Concert season during summer break with professional (and occasionally semi pro) acts.
The Pilot, 31 Low Greens, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1LZ. Tel: 01670 513894. Thursday at 20:15. A session that has been running continuously for 27 years in a friendly pub in the traditional fisherman's area of the town. Tunes from many traditions: Northumbrian, Irish, Scottish, Shetland, Cape Breton, French, US and Canadian.
Playhouse, Alnwick Ocassional events.
Queen‘s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3LS Tel: 01434 652477.
Rocket Folk Club, Dyvels Inn, Station Rd, Corbridge, NE45 5AY. 3rd Wednesday of the month at 20:00.
Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, South Beach, Blyth, NE24 3PB. See web site for monthly music nights. Also Traditional singing and music sessions at 20:00 (various dates) - contact Des Tel: 0791 7137965. Email: desomeara @ yahoo.co.uk .
The Ship, Low Newton, NE66 3EL. Andy Craig Tel: 01665 576012, Email: andy @ andycraigphotography.com. 4th Monday at 20:00.
South Shields Folk Club, The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES. Tel: Keith 0191 510 1589, Brian 07971 828 465 . Sunday at 19:30.
St Cuthberts House, 192 Main St, Seahouses, Northumberland NE687UB. Ocassional events.
Sunday Ukes, usually Millstone, South Gosforth. About twice a month, usually from 14:00 to 16:00. Not for beginners.
Tanners Arms, 2 Hotspur Place, Alnwick, NE66 1QF. Pete Burnham Tel: 01665 711388. 5th Monday at 20:00.
Tap and Spile, 23 Manchester Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BH. Tel 01670 513894. Sunday at 12 noon.
Third Thursday, The Central, Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN. 3rd Thursday, 12:30 - 15:30.
Tynefolk, Black Bull, Bridge St, Blaydon, NE21 4JU. Tel: 0191 414 8867. Thursday at 20:00. A well established club which welcomes musicians and singers alike with monthly guest nights.
Warkworth Northumbrian Ceilidh, Warkworth Memorial Hall, 40 Castle Street, Warkworth, NE65 0UN. Ceilidh (Dancing, Singing, recitations, ....). Occasional events at 19:30.
White Swan. Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN. 8.00 pm each Friday.Tel: 0191 5979981.
May 2019
23	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Singaround
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
24	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
	Longstone House Hotel, North Sunderland	Singaround/Session
25	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
	Queens Hall, Hexham			Kathryn Tickell & the Darkening, Niamh Boadle, Tam Lim
26	South Shields Folk Club			Singaround
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session

27	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		Closed (Bank Holiday)
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		American Old Time Session
	Dyke Neuk, Meldon			Session
	John Bull, Alnwick			Mixed Session
	The Ship, Low Newton			Mixed Session
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
28	Bridge Sacred Harp, Newcastle 		Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Grapes Hotel, Newcastleton		Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms, Felton		Session
29	The Brewery, Whitley Bay		Singaround
	Cramlington Folk Club			Singaround
	The Crown, Catton      			Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Irish Music Session
30	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Singaround
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
31	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
	Sage, Gateshead (throughout day)	Folk Degree Recitals

June 2019
1	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
	St Bartholomew’s, Benton, NE12 9NQ	Sacred Harp Singing 10:00 to 16:00
						Tel: 07732405268
2	South Shields Folk Club			Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session
	The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill   	Session
	Alum Ale House, South Shields     	Irish Session at 13:00
	Holy Biscuit, Newcastle, NE2 1YH	Shenandoah Harmony Singing 10:00 to 15:00
						Tel: 07732405268

3	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		Rising Stars
	Blue Bell, Belford   			Mixed Session
	The Gun, Ridsdale   			Session
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
4	Bridge Sacred Harp, Newcastle 		Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		ABI Session
	Barrasford Arms Hotel, Barrasford	Singaround
5	Cramlington Folk Club			Pete Scott & the Hired Hands
	The Brewery, Whitley Bay		Singaround
	Black Swan, Belford   			Session (Mainly Irish)
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Singaround
	The Boathouse, Wylam      		Session
	Folk and Acoustic, Newcastle
	The Crown, Catton      			Mixed Session
	Memorial Hall, Craster			Andy & Margaret Watchorn
6	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Singaround
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 		Misspent Uke ukelele session
7	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
8	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
9	South Shields Folk Club			Tony Wilson
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session
	Pele Tower, Corbridge			Session

10	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	Bella, Polly & the Magpies
	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		Fake Thakray
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		American Old Time Session
	Fisher‘s Arms, Horncliffe		Session
	John Bull, Alnwick			Mixed Session
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
11	Bridge Sacred Harp, Newcastle 		Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Crown Inn, Humshaugh			Mixed Session
	Gosforth Folk Club			Singaround
12	The Brewery, Whitley Bay		Singaround
	Cramlington Folk Club			Singaround
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Irish Music Session
13	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Singaround
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Misspent Uke workshop
	Queens Hall, Hexham			The Mile Roses
	Crossman Hall, Holy Island		Andy & Margaret Watchorn
14-16	Whittonstall 				Melodeon Workshops Email: workshops@melbiggsmusic.co.uk
14	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
15	Etal Village Hall			Brooks Williams
	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
	Coquetdale Music Centre, Thropton	Rod Clements and friends
16	South Shields Folk Club			Singaround
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session

17	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		Singaround
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		American Old Time Session
	Fisher‘s Arms, Horncliffe		Folk and Roots
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
18	Bridge Sacred Harp, Newcastle 		Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		ABI Session
19	The Brewery, Whitley Bay		Singaround
	Cramlington Folk Club			Singaround
	The Crown, Catton      			Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Irish Music Session
	The Fleece, Alnwick      		Session
	Rocket Folk Club, Corbridge
20	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Singaround
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle 		Misspent Uke ukelele session
	Third Thursday, Gateshead		Singaround
	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club		Singaround
21	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
22	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
	Queens Hall, Hexham			Will Pound, Benji Kirkpatrick, Ross Grant
23	South Shields Folk Club			Singaround
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session

24	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		George Welch & Christine Jeans
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		American Old Time Session
	Dyke Neuk, Meldon			Session
	John Bull, Alnwick			Mixed Session
	The Ship, Low Newton			Mixed Session
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
25	Bridge Sacred Harp, Newcastle 		Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Grapes Hotel, Newcastleton		Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms, Felton		Session
26	The Brewery, Whitley Bay		Singaround
	Cramlington Folk Club			Singaround
	Cumberland Arms, Newcastle		Irish Music Session
27	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Jim Causley
	The Pilot, Berwick-upon-Tweed    	Session
28	Friday Folk, North Shields at 13:00
	White Swan, Greenside Moved to Miner‘s Arms , 41 Manor Rd, Medomsley DH8 6QN.
	Longstone House Hotel, North Sunderland	Singaround/Session
29	Oddfellows, North Shields		Pub Session
30	South Shields Folk Club			Singaround
	The Dolphin, Tynemouth		      	Singaround
	Monkey, Monk Seaton     		Singaround
	Tap and Spile, Morpeth			Session
	Queens Hall, Hexham			Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

July 2019
1	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	Brooks Williams
	Cullercoats				Phoenix Folk Classes
				Guitar and Fretted Instruments 18:45 to 19:45
				Band with Song 20:00 to 21:00
3	Cramlington Folk Club			John Ward Trio
4	Creighton Hall, Embleton		Andy & Margaret Watchorn

7	South Shields Folk Club			Bob Wood
10	Pavillion, Bamburgh			Andy & Margaret Watchorn

11	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Caffrey, McGurk, Madge

13	Amble Sword Day of Dance Email: amble.sword@yahoo.com
			Various sides. Dancing starts at 11:00 at Amble Town Square		
			19:30 Ceilidh at St Cuthberts, Amble (Limited tickets, book early)		
17	Cramlington Folk Club			Dan Walsh
19-21	Rothbury Traditional Music Festival
25-28	Warwick Folk Festival
28	Punch Bowl  Hotel, Newcastle, NE23JY	The Mile Roses
30	Crossman Hall, Holy Island		Andy & Margaret Watchorn

August 2019
5	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	Rab Noakes
8	St Mary‘s Church, Low Newton		Andy & Margaret Watchorn
9-11	Saltburn Folk Festival
9-11	Alnwick Music Festival
14	St Aidan‘s Church, Bamburgh		Andy & Margaret Watchorn
22	Crossman Hall, Holy Island		Andy & Margaret Watchorn



September 2019
1	South Shields Folk Club			Jeff Warner
2	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	John Blek
4	Cramlington Folk Club			Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter
5	Tynefolk, Blaydon			Wellie Swap at Blaydon
8	South Shields Folk Club			Pipedream
11	Cramlington Folk Club			Bob Fox
12	Pavillion, Bamburgh			Andy & Margaret Watchorn
18	Cramlington Folk Club			James Kellaghan & Hugh Macmillan
24	Crossman Hall, Holy Island		Andy & Margaret Watchorn

October 2019
2	Memorial Hall, Craster			Andy & Margaret Watchorn
7	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz
11	Warkworth Northumbrian Ceilidh
17	Ashington Folk Club at the Cricket Club	Terry Docherty
18-20	Hartlepool Folk Festival

November 2019
4	Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, Blyth	Jim Moray
11	Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle		Terry Docherty
23	Queens Hall, Hexham			The Pitmen Poets
30	Queens Hall, Hexham			Gigspanner Big Band

December 2019
20	Warkworth Northumbrian Ceilidh