42nd Street, East Parade, Whitley Bay, NE26 1AW. Gerry Beldon Tel: 0191 251 6720 / 07976 405721, Email: gerry@beldons.co.uk. Wednesday at 20:30.
Alnwick Playhouse Ocassional events.
Alum, 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 All Acoustic Club). Approx monthly events in and around Bellingham. Tel: 01434 220646, email: organisers@baaclub.co.uk.
Belford, Blue Bell Hotel, Market Place, Belford, NE70 7NE. Jack/Pam Tel: 01665 722835. 1st Monday at 20:00.
Bridge FC (Bridge Folk Club), Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. Dave Minikin Tel: 07967-198430, Email: bridfolk@gmail.com. Monday at 20:30.
Bridge SH (Bridge Sacred Harp), Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ. Tuesday at 19:30.
Catton, The Crown, Catton, NE47 9QS. 1st, 3rd Thursday - Mixed Session at 20:30. 2nd Thursday - Irish Session at 20:30.
Coquetdale Music Trust, Thropton, Northumberland. Ocassional events.
Coquet Yacht Club, The Braid, Amble, NE65 0HH. Traditional Singing and Music Session. Occasional Fridays at 20:00. Tel: 0791 7137965. Email: desomeara@yahoo.co.uk .
Cramlington, Clef & Cask, Dewley, Cramlington, NE23 6DT. Tuesday 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.
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.
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.
First Tuesday, Turk’s Head, Rothbury. 1st Tuesday at 20:00. An informal get together that‘s more or less a singaround, but anything‘s welcome.
The Fleece, Alnwick. Tel: 01665 576262. 3rd Wednesday (normally) at 20:00.
Folk and Acoustic, 1st Thursday at 20:00. Jazz Bar, The Globe, 11 Railway St, Newcastle, NE4 7AD.
Friday Folk, Beldons at the Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields, NE30 1SE. Friday from 13:00 to 16:00.
Greenside, White Swan, NE40 4SP. Tel: 0191 5979981. Friday at 20:15.
Hexham, Tap ‘n Spile, Hexham NE46 1BH. Tel: 01434 602039. Session 2nd Thursday at 20:00. Acoustic Night 3rd Wednesday at 20:30.
Horncliffe, Fisher‘s Arms, TD15 2XW. Jack/Pam Tel: 01665 722835. 2nd Monday at 20:00. A session in a small village pub not far from the Tweed. Tunes from various traditions, mostly Northumbrian and other English, Scottish, Irish and French, as well as traditional songs.
Humshaugh, Crown Inn, NE46 4AG. 2nd Tuesday at 20:00. Tel: 01434 681231 .
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.
Low Newton The Ship, NE66 3EL. Jack/Pam Tel: 01665 722835. 4th Monday at 20:00.
Monkey, Monkseaton Arms, West Monkseaton, NE25 8DP. Dave Minikin Tel: 07967-198430, Email: bridfolk@gmail.com. Sunday at 20:00.
Netherton Folk Club, Cross Keys, Thropton, NE65 7HX. Monthly, Saturday at 19:30. Jack Wilkinson Tel: 01669 631030, Email: johnwilkinson570@btinternet.com.
Newcastleton, The Grapes Hotel, 16 Douglas Square, TD9 0QD. Tel 01387 375919. 4th Tuesday at 20:00.
Northumberland Arms, Felton, NE65 9EE. Session on 4th Tuesday.
Oddfellows 7 Albion Road, North Shields, NE30 2RJ. Gerry Beldon Tel: 0191 251 6720 / 07976 405721, Email: gerry@beldons.co.uk. Saturday at 20:00.
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.
Queen‘s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NorthumbeAmblrland, NE46 3LS Tel: 01434 652477.
Ridsdale, The Gun, NE48 2TF. Tel: 01434 270223. 1st Monday at 20:00.
Rothbury Roots, Queens Head Hotel, Town Foot, Rothbury, NE65 7SR. Tel 01669 620470. Last Thursday at 20:00.
Seahorse, 415 Plessey Road, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3LP. Phone: 01670 353650. Tuesday at 20:30.
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.
Tanners Arms Alnwick. Jack/Pam Tel: 01665 722835. 5th Monday at 20:00.
Sunday Ukes, usually Millstone, South Gosforth. About twice a month, usually from 14:00 to 16:00. Not for beginners.
Tap and Spile, 23 Manchester Street, Morpeth, NE61 1BH. Tel 01670 513894. Sunday at 12 noon.
Third Thursday: 3rd Thursday, 12:30 - 15:30. The Central, Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN.
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 Ceilidh, Warkworth Memorial Hall, 40 Castle Street, Warkworth, NE65 0UN. Ceilidh (Dancing, Singing, recitations, ....). Occasional events at 19:30.
Woodhorn, Woodhorn Cafe, Woodhorn Museum, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF. Tel 01670 624455. Last Friday at 14:00.
Wooler, Black Bull, High Street, Wooler, Northumberland, NE71 6BY. 1st Wednesday starting soon after 20:00. Mainly, but not exclusively, Irish session, held in a popular pub which serves meals. Tact is required while diners finish and seats for players are found. It‘s well worth the wait.
Wylam, The Boathouse, Wylam, NE41 8HR at 20:15. Tel: 01661 853431. Session 1st Wednesday, Singaround 3rd Wednesday.
December 2016
6	Cramlington	Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	First Tuesday	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
7	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Singaround
	Wooler   	Session (mainly Irish)
	Wylam      	Session
8	Hexham    	Session
	Tynefolk    	Singaround	
	Pilot    	Session
9	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
10	Oddfellows	Pub Session
11	South Shields	Wilson Family
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

12	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Horncliffe	Session
	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Sheffield Carols at The Cumberland
13	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cramlington	Singers Night	
	Humshaugh	Mixed Session
	Warkworth Ceilidh
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
14	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
15	Tynefolk	Christmas Party
	Catton      	Mixed Session
	Rothbury Roots	Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox Christmas Reunion Show
	Pilot    	Session
	Third Thursday	Singaround
16	Coquet Yacht Club Trad song and music session
	Cramlington	Christmas Concert at Beacon Hill Community Centre
		Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies with Benny Graham
	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
	St Dominic‘s Catholic Club, Newcastle, NE1 2BX Topette featuring Andy Cutting
17	Oddfellows	Pub Session
18	South Shields	Xmas Party
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Sheffield Carols at 12:30 at The Cumberland
	Sunday Ukes Xmas Party

19	Alnwick Town Hall Lynn Goulbourn & Steve Hicks
		Tickets Tel: 01665 606939
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
20	Cramlington	Lynn Goulbourn & Steve Hicks
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
21	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Fleece      	Session
	Wylam      	Singaround
	Hexham    	Acoustic Night
22	Tynefolk    	Singaround	
	Pilot    	Session
	Tap & Spile, Hexham Carols & Christmas Songs
23	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
24	Oddfellows	Pub Session
25	**** Happy Christmas ****

26	Bridge FC	Closed
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Dyke Neuk  	Session
	Low Newton	Moved to Wednesday this week
	John Bull	Mixed Session
27	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cramlington	Closed	
	Newcastleton	Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms Session
28	42nd Street	Singaround
	Low Newton	Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Village Hall, Holy Island at 19:00 Andrew and Margaret Watchorn (£7:50 - pay on the door)
29	Tynefolk    	Singaround	
	Pilot    	Session
30	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
31	**** Happy New Year ****

January 2017
1	**** Check if venues are open on 1st Jan ***
	* Feathers   	Session
	* Alum     	Irish Session at 13:00
	* Dolphin     	Singaround
	* Monkey     	Singaround
	* Tap and Spile	Session
	**** Check if venues are open on 1st Jan ***

2	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Belford   	Mixed Session
	Ridsdale   	Session
3	Cramlington	Closed
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	First Tuesday	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
4	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Singaround
	Wooler   	Session (mainly Irish)
	Wylam      	Session
5	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Folk and Acoustic
	Catton      	Mixed Session
6	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
	Phoenix Folk	Folk Club
7	Oddfellows	Pub Session
8	South Shields	Jez Lowe
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Sunday Ukes

9	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Horncliffe	Session
10	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Humshaugh	Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
11	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
12	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Hexham    	Session
13	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
14	Oddfellows	Pub Session
15	South Shields	Marie Little
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

16	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
17	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
18	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Fleece      	Session
	Wylam      	Singaround
	Hexham    	Acoustic Night
19	Tynefolk	Jim Sharp
	Pilot    	Session
	Catton      	Mixed Session
	Third Thursday	Singaround
20	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
21	Oddfellows	Pub Session
22	South Shields	Ken Wilson & Jim Macfarland
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Sunday Ukes

23	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Low Newton	Mixed Session
24	Cramlington	Celia Bryce Band
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Newcastleton	Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms Session
25	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
26	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
27	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
28	Oddfellows	Pub Session
29	South Shields	Singaround
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

30	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Dyke Neuk  	Session
	Tanners Arms	Singaround
31	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session

February 2017
1	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Singaround
	Wooler   	Session (mainly Irish)
	Wylam      	Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
2	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Folk and Acoustic
	Catton      	Mixed Session
3	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
	Phoenix Folk	Folk Club
4	Oddfellows	Pub Session
5	South Shields	Broadband
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Feathers   	Session
	Alum     	Irish Session at 13:00
	Sunday Ukes

6	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Belford   	Mixed Session
	Ridsdale   	Session
7	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	First Tuesday	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
8	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
9	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Hexham    	Session
10	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
11	Oddfellows	Pub Session
	Newbiggin Maritime Centre North Sea Gas
12	South Shields	Di Henderson
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

13	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Horncliffe	Session
14	Cramlington	Diesel Therapy
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Humshaugh	Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
15	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Fleece      	Session
	Wylam      	Singaround
	Hexham    	Acoustic Night
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
16	Tynefolk	Anne Lamb
	Pilot    	Session
	Catton      	Mixed Session
	Third Thursday	Singaround
17	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
	Coquetdale Music Trust Tom McConville band
18	Oddfellows	Pub Session
19	South Shields	Night Fall
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Sunday Ukes

20	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
21	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
22	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
23	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
24	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
25	Oddfellows	Pub Session
26	South Shields	TBA
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

27	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Dyke Neuk  	Session
	Low Newton	Mixed Session
28	Cramlington	Bob Fox
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Newcastleton	Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms Session

March 2017
1	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Singaround
	Wooler   	Session (mainly Irish)
	Wylam      	Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
2	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Folk and Acoustic
	Catton      	Mixed Session
3	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
	Phoenix Folk	Folk Club
4	Oddfellows	Pub Session
5	South Shields	Singaround
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session
	Feathers   	Session
	Alum     	Irish Session at 13:00

6	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Belford   	Mixed Session
	Ridsdale   	Session
7	Cramlington	John Wrightson Band
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	First Tuesday	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
8	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
9	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Hexham    	Session
10	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
11	Oddfellows	Pub Session
12	South Shields	JIB
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

13	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Horncliffe	Session
14	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Humshaugh	Mixed Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
15	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Fleece      	Session
	Wylam      	Singaround
	Hexham    	Acoustic Night
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
16	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
	Catton      	Mixed Session
	Third Thursday	Singaround
17	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
18	Oddfellows	Pub Session
19	South Shields	Donal Maguire
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

20	John Bull	Mixed Session
	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
21	Cramlington	Gareth Davies Jones
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Cumberland Arms	ABI Session
	Cumberland Arms Misspent Uke ukelele session
22	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
23	Tynefolk	Singaround
	Pilot    	Session
24	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00
25	Oddfellows	Pub Session
26	South Shields	George Welch & Christine Jeans
	Dolphin     	Singaround
	Monkey     	Singaround
	Tap and Spile	Session

27	Bridge FC	Residents and Visitors
	Cumberland Arms	American Old Time Session
	Dyke Neuk  	Session
	Low Newton	Mixed Session
28	Cramlington	Singaround
	Seahorse  	Open Mike
	Bridge SH 	Tyneside Sacred Harp
	Newcastleton	Mixed Session
	Northumberland Arms Session
29	42nd Street	Singaround
	Cumberland Arms	Irish Music Session
	Phoenix Folk	Instrument, Song and Session classes
30	Tynefolk	Spiers Family
	Pilot    	Session
31	Greenside      	Session
	Friday Folk at 13:00

April 2017
4	Cramlington	Vin Garbutt
7	Phoenix Folk	Folk Club
8	Etal Vill Hall	Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe
13	Tynefolk	Anthony John Clarke
25	Cramlington	Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies

May 2017
16	Cramlington	Pete Scott
18	Tynefolk	Karin Grindal & Rosie Clegg
23	Cramlington	James Keelaghan

June 2017
6	Cramlington	Briege Murphy
10	Etal Vill Hall	Bob Fox
22	Tynefolk	Dearman, Gammon & Harrison
25	South Shields	Cloud Street

July 2017
20	Tynefolk	Caffrey, McGurk & Madge

August 2017
24	Tynefolk	Club Closed (Whitby Week)

September 2017
14	Tynefolk	Midsummer Blue

October 2017
19	Tynefolk	Pegleg Ferret

November 2017
16	Tynefolk	Pete Coe

December 2017
21	Tynefolk	Xmas Party