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Even though Spring is allegedly here, we still need to be mindful of preventing the spread of Covid and flu.. Neither the Folk Club nor the Barlow are imposing any rules, but we do ask that people adhere to the usual common sense precautions and in particular do not attend if they are experiencing symptoms. Thank you.

If you are able to, please book and pay in advance for concerts (helps us plan the seating layout)  by emailing 


April Singaround  

Friday 7th April 23 starts 8pm
Round the room songs, tunes, recitations , stories. There is a collection to cover the cost of the room. Great ambience and bar available. Come and join us to participate or just listen. We have had some great sessions recently so come and join us!

April Concert
21 April 23   Phoebe Rees & Ben Robertson with MALpractice
starts 8pm, doors open 7:30

Tickets are £10 each, children 16 and under are free, students 17-21 £5

email to book/pay in advance or ring 07427613783

21 Apr 23   Phoebe Rees & Ben Robertson with MALpractice

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Phoebe is a young multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Oswestry, with influences from Celtic, English and American folk traditions. With roots in classical viola playing, she is in demand as a music teacher and workshop leader as well as performances. She sings and accompanies herself on fiddle, viola and guitar.

Based in North Wales, Ben Robertson is a fingerstyle guitarist and singer who performs instrumentals and songs from across the folk tradition. Over recent years Ben has developed a repertoire of Celtic and European fingerstyle guitar arrangements.

We look forward to welcoming this young duo to the Barlow stage.

Our own MALpractice need no introduction to Folk at the Barlow regulars and Edgworth Festival goers. The trio play Americana and UK folk music on guitars, fiddle and drums. There will be plenty of feel-good factor and singalong opportunites.

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.........and don't forget to save the dates for ......

   Next Zoom Singaround - who knows when??    Just leaving the information here in case we ever have to reinstate them

 Virtual Singers and Musicians Night

  starts 8pm  (Zoom entry from 7:30) 

A chance to sing and play via Zoom. It has been lovely to meet those from further afield during lockdown times.

You are most welcome to join us as a performer or as a member of the audience. Please email Chris Nash on and he will email you a link on Friday.

If you receive the link automatically, don't forget to email him back if you would like to perform. The aim is to get "round the room" twice. These sessions have been very popular though, so if it turns out to be just once please bear with us and enjoy the quality and variety of music. 

The merits of Zoom are well known now:-​

  • no matter how far away from Lancashire you are, you can still join us

  • you can just join using audio rather than video if you like

  • you can join in to play and harmonise to your heart's content while muted

  • you can use a microphone, speakers, headphones, equaliser if you have these

  • you can use your own drink and catering facilities 

  • you can have the words in front of you and no-one will know

  • you can put your chorus up on "chat" so that people can join in easily at home

  • you can take time out to feed the cats/wash up etc 

  • you can wear your slippers

Seriously, it's great fun and good to see everyone happily making music. The quality of performance has been excellent, so if you haven't tried it yet, give it a go.

If you are performing, Chris has details he can send you about how to make the most of your sound.


   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. The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are usually priced at £10 each. 


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