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The club hopes to move forward in the coming months, adhering to Covid guidelines as defined by the government and the Barlow Trustees, but not introducing any measures of its own. We  trust people to be responsible and to use common sense.

If you can, please book and pay in advance for concerts (helps us plan seating) by emailing There is no need to book  singarounds

   Friday 1 July 2022      

 Singers and Musicians Night

  starts 8pm  

The ever-popular Folk at the Barlow singaround, featuring your songs, poems, tunes and stories. Everybody  welcome, and an especial "hello" to all the new friends we have met on Zoom. Bring your voices and instruments for a jolly old time. There is no ticket charge, but a collection is made to cover the hire of the room. It usually works out! At the moment, singarounds are being held in the main Hall rather than the Reading Room to enable better distancing

15 July 2022   Reg Meuross   

starts 8pm, doors open 7:30pm 

with  Watch the Wall                  

Tickets are £10 each. To book please email 

Accompanied under 16s are free

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This month, we are looking forward to seeing Reg Meuross on the Barlow stage for real, after his successful 2020 Zoom gig for us. He is surely one of this country's finest singer-songwriters who delivers thoughtful carefully-crafted songs in a manner that makes the audience warm to him. Check out "England Green and England Grey" by clicking on the picture. Winner of many folk awards, he is acclaimed by all the great and good of the folk world. How can one man and a guitar do so much? This concert is generating much excitement.

Supporting Reg will be our own Watch the Wall,  most deserving of their place on the Barlow stage. Energetic and sensitive fiddle-playing from Kathy enhances  Brian and Nick's vocals, strings and other instruments delivery of  many excellent self-penned items, with plenty of Irish music and a little sardonic humour thrown into the mix. 

It promises to be a great night!

   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.