Folk at the Barlow is a not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy and participate in folk music and song. Both the folk club and the Festival are run by unpaid volunteers. Children's tickets (under 16) are free and students up to 21 are half price.
1 Dec 23 8pm First Friday - Singaround
Folk at the Barlow run a monthly folk music singaround on the first Friday of the month. This starts at 8pm, takes place in the Reading Room (otherwise known as the bar) at the Barlow, and there is a collection taken which will hopefully cover the hire of the room. Tunes, songs, poems and stories are all welcome.
This concert is SOLD OUT now !!
We are keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join it.
This is our Christmas concert. The main concert starts at 8pm as usual, but as it's the Festive Season we will kick off with mince pies, mulled wine and carols in the bar starting at 6:30pm (arrive when you can) , aided and abetted by our House Band
Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies
Singer/songwriter Jez is an enchanting performer with an engaging North-Eastern wit. He has visited Edgworth before but this is the first time with the Bad Pennies and this is his Christmas Show so we are all very excited! Jez's songs are mainly written in a traditional style, accompanied on guitar, cittern and harmonica. He has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic sounds with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world. The Bad Pennies comprise Kate Bramley (fiddle/vocals), Andy May (accordion, Northumbrian pipes, whistles) and David de la Haye (bass). Strong vocals, backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, fiddle, fretless bass, keyboards and Northumbrian Pipes, have made them one of Britain’s top attractions on the folk/acoustic/celtic circuit.
Mark Dowding is one of our most talented and enduring local performers. With Lancashire credentials and wit, together with a supurb voice and extensive repertoire, he can perform anything from the songs of Harry Boardman on Harry's own banjo through light opera to Jake Thackery. He is sure to amaze and entertain us all.
First Friday - Singaround
Folk at the Barlow run a monthly folk music singaround on the first Friday of the month. This starts at 8pm, takes place in the Reading Room (otherwise known as the bar) at the Barlow, and there is a collection taken which will hopefully cover the hire of the room.
Third Friday - Concert
Folk at the Barlow run a concert on the third Friday of each month, featuring two "spots" by a guest act, usually of national acclaim, and one spot from a support act, always talented and usually local. All this is preceded by a jolly bashing out of tunes by the house band, kicking off at 7:40pm. If you play an instrument and would like to join in with some popular tunes, you would be most welcome. The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets for 2023 are priced at £10 each, however please note that our Christmas concert this year is priced at £15 per ticket.
Under 16's are free and students up to 21 half price.
From July 2024 our standard ticket price will be £12.50 per person.