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                                           JUNE  EVENTS                                 

June Singaround  

Friday 2nd June  2023 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!

June Concert

Friday 16th June 23   Caffrey / Madge / McGurk

starts 8pm, doors open 7:30

Tickets are £10 each. Email to book

Caffrey / Madge / McGurk  are a trio performing contemporary and traditional songs and music. They bring years of experience both as a trio and solo artists to make up a strong pleasing sound and audience embracing performance. CMM are considered amongst the best performers around, and that’s not just my opinion. They are very well reviewed. Nick Caffrey is considered one of the finest unaccompanied singers in the North West of England. His extensive knowledge of traditional songs and ballads aids understanding and enhances their performance. Ed McGurk is a highly regarded solo performer of traditional and contemporary songs. Robin Madge (vocals, anglo concertina and whistles) was a member of the folk/rock group Blind Panic, the duo Achilles Heel and the group Hen's Teeth. His voice and his playing add an extra dimension for a well rounded group performance.

Chris and Siobhan Nelson

Providing support for the evening we have a welcome return from Chris and Siobhan Nelson, who are now based in Southport. Chris is from Yorkshire via Potters Bar, and Siobhan was born and raised in London. They have been performing together – in bands and as a duo – since the mid-1980s. Equally at home on a ‘big stage’ and in small, intimate venues, they have appeared at numerous festivals, folk clubs and concerts over the years. They are resident singers at Southport’s renowned Bothy Folk Club (, and are also part of the ‘Cork Jacket Crew’, who performed the acclaimed show Cork Jackets and Drill: the Great Lifeboat Disaster of 1886, and are now performing a new show, Avondale.



   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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