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Now that the winter month's are here, we need to be mindful of preventing the spread of Covid and flu.. Although neither the Folk Club nor the Barlow are imposing any rules, 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 

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Sunday 27 Nov 22  3pm - 9pm

Lancashire Day Celebrations

featuring Tacklers' Tales and other Entertainment

Adults £10 each, under 16s £5 each

Songs, Dance, Stories, Poems, Food, Books

presented by :

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Tickets can be purchased at the Barlow or by emailing or just turn up


Time      Event                                              Leader

3.00pm Loyal Toast                                    Tony Blagrove

3.05pm Lancashire Songs                          Simon and Jamie Blatchley

3.25pm Lancashire Songs                          Caffrey McGurk Madge

3.45pm Lancashire Clog Dancing              Alex Fisher & Julie Proctor

3.55pm Lancashire Songs                          Geoff & Elaine

4.15pm Interval


4.30pm Children’s Lancashire storytelling Tre

4.50pm Willie Hampson                               Nick Mallion & Frank Gibson

5.10pm Lancashire Clog Dancing                Alex Fisher & Julie Proctor

5.30pm Lancashire Songs                           Dave & Helen Howard

5.50pm Lancashire Food                             Sara

6.40pm Lancashire Verse and Prose         Tin Pot Poets

                                                                       Members of the Lancashire Society

7.05pm Lancashire Tunes                           Anne & Robin

7.25pm Lancashire Songs                           Seat Of The Pants

7.45pm Interval


8.00pm Tacklers’ Tales                               Sid and Mark

9.00pm Loyal Toast and Conclusion         Tony & Simon


December Singaround in the Bar (Reading Room):
Friday 2 Dec 22
8pm, doors open 7:30

All welcome. Come along and bring your songs, tunes, poems and stories to share. Informal atmosphere and there is a collection to cover the cost of hiring the room. I dare say there will be a hint of Christmas material.

December Concert :
Friday 16 Dec 22
8pm, doors open 7:30
plus arrive early 6;30 for Christmas carols and seasonal refreshments in the Bar

the Matilda Trio

We are so pleased that we have persuaded Redmayne to head our December concert. These guys perform exciting and uplifting music, a proper band sound,  and have wowed our Festival on many occasions. Their music can be described as an eclectic mix of modern and traditional folk, modern American and Blue Grass. It will be a great not-to-be-missed experience. We are so glad they are "On the Road Again"

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

email to book/pay in advance or ring 07427613783

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Eleanor Hill, Kate Rothwell and Moira Hill make up the stunning a capella harmony group The Matilda Trio, named after Eleanor's daughter. These are three feisty women with some great songs to sing and messages to impart, with strong, compelling, rich voices that combine together wonderfully in interesting harmonic arrangements. Their vocals have depth, beauty and resonance and their will be plenty of singable choruses.

   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.