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Concerts 2024

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. 

Concerts are on the third Friday of each month,  starting at 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm

See our HOME PAGE  for details of this month's concert and how to book

The usual format is a 40 minute support act of excellent quality followed by 2 x 45 minute spots by the main act which will often be of National acclaim. 

Between the two main act spots is an interval featuring the drawing of the raffle and a chance to visit the bar.

While the audience are checking in there is music from the House Band - you are welcome to bring an instrument and join in.

Tickets are £10 each for the Jan to June concerts. From July they are £12.50 each.
Under 16s are free and students up to 21 half price.
Email or use the booking form on the Home Page to purchase tickets

19 Jan 24  Close Quarters with Dave Boulton

19 Jan 24 Close Quarters with Dave Boulton

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Steve and Sandra Harrison, together with Jen Wilson comprise Close Quarters. These lovely people are well known on the North West Folk Club and Festival scene for their close three-part harmonies and amazing repertoire of wonderful songs, beautifully sung. They are the organisers of the Lake District Folk and Accoustic club and numerous session around Lancashire and Cumbria and great friends of this club . Expect choruses to join in with of varying complexity, songs both tender and humorous. Their material  comes from a wide range of genres and includes several of Steve's own compositions. They just have a talent for icking the right stuff!

16 Feb 24 Redmayne with David Helme

 16 Feb 24.  Redmayne with David Helme. 


We are very pleased to welcome Redmayne back to the club.  Redmayne started way back in the 60's and have been very popular members of the folk scene ever since.  They deliver an entertaining mix of acapella and acoustically  accompanied songs with beautifully arranged complex harmonies featuring throughout.  To whet your appetite you can find examples of their repertoire on their website here

David Helme is a regular performer at the folk club and local sessions,  with a pleasant mellow voice, who mainly sings contemporary songs.

Tickets £10 each.

email, text 07427613783, or use one of the forms below to book in advance.

Please note that the cut-off time for bookings is 1pm on the day of the concert.

 15 Mar 24.  Brothers Gillespie with Gleo. 

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Tonight we welcomed Northumbrian duo The Brothers Gillespie  making their first appearance for Folk at the Barlow. Multi-talented brothers James & Sam write and sing songs of great lyrical power, animated by the sound of soaring sibling harmony, inspired guitar playing and a rich array of acoustic instruments. Their songs and performances have a rare, intimate energy that is both earthy and ethereal, romantic and radical. Regular Folk at the Barlow visitors may recognise younger brother Sam Gillespie from his previous 2 visits as lead singer / guitarist / wooden flute player with the excellent Wayward Jane. The duo's recent albums The Fell and The Merciful Road have been widely acclaimed, as have their festival appearances throughout the UK. Apart from a fabulous concert, a highlight was SAM playing martin's flute at the interval and and after the concert.


Support act Gleo went down a storm with  the FatB audience. This young and talented quartet GLEO are all members of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. Fin, Shenara, Buffy and Polly masterfully performed both their own compositions and traditional tunes, the unique combination of the cello, trombone, fiddle and concertina taking us on a musical journey through England, Scandinavia and the Celtic regions.

19 Apr 24  Fay Hield  with the Dodgers

17 May 24  Jaywalkers with Liz & Dave Walmisley

21 Jun 24  Sherburn Bartley Sanders with Nick Mallion

19 July 24 Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage with Ed McGurk & Dave Howard

10 Sept 24 Mossy Christian & Megan Wisdom with Eleanor Hill & Nick Mallion

18 Oct 24  Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer with Harty Family

16 Nov 24  Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with LocTup Together

20 Dec 24  Bernard Wrigley with The Wanderers

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