Folk Association of South Hants


As well as the clubs listed below, see the more informal sessions at pubs and suchlike by clicking here, and you can see where the various clubs are on our locate a club page. Also included on the 'locate' page are the Arts Centres etc. listed in the Folk Club diary.



Brunny Folk Club - 7.00-10.00, doors open 6.45. 2nd & 4th Mondays. Cafe@the Allendale, The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS


Forest Folk - 7.30 singarounds on 1st & 8.00 guest nights on 3rd Mondays, North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, PO17  6DD. Charles Gale 01329 833625. also

Click here to hear a concert and some pictures


Four Marks Folk Band Workshops - 7.30-9.30. 1st & 3rd Mondays. Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, GU34 5AA. Paul Northcott 01962 620196 or (Not clear whether the Band is still running - Feb 2023).


Winchester Folk Club - 8.00. 1st Monday, club/guest night, 3rd Wednesday, singaround, Hyde Tavern, Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY.




Emsworth Folk - 8.15. Generally 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, but check the website for the exact dates, at Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. "All welcome - musicians, singers or just listeners!" No bar, so B.Y.O. Local parking. Contact: Barbara Hammond on 01243 370531. www.emsworthcommunity


Focsle Music - 8-11. 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesdays, The Guide Dog, Earls Rd., Southampton, SO14 6SF. e-mail Keep an eye on their Facebook page for up-to-date information. Also meets Wednesdays - see below.

Click here to see a youtube clip of a performance at the club


Green Man Folk Club - 2nd Tues. Singarounds at The Golden Pheasant, Farringdon, GU34 3DJ. Concert days vary, at Holybourne Theatre, Holybourne, GU34 4EL. Alan & Lesley 01420 562471


Lymington Acoustic 8.00. First Tuesday of the month, The White Hart, Milford Rd., Lymington, SO41 8DF. (Was the Lymington Folk and Blues Club - same venue, different day). Singarounds and occasional guests.




D3W3 - 8-11, doors open 7.30. Quarterly (no longer every month) on 3rd Wednesday (Day 3, Week 3), Alton Rugby Football Club Clubhouse, Anstey Park, Anstey Lane, Alton, GU34 2NB. Licensed bar, non-alcoholic drinks available for younger members. contact or 07484 292725



Focsle Music - 8-11. 3rd Wednesdays, The Wellington Arms, Park Road, Freemantle, Southampton, SO15 3DE. e‑mail Keep an eye on their Facebook page for up-to-date information. Meetings via 'Zoom' on Wednesdays - often with international attendees. e‑mail for Zoom access codes. Club also meets Tuesdays - see above.

Click here to see a youtube clip of a performance at the club



Folk at the Riverside - 8 pm. The Spike Islander, 115 South East Road, Sholing, Southampton, SO19 8JR . Weekly pub session: songs and tunes, all genres of music played and enjoyed. Musicians or Audience all welcome.

Click here to see a youtube clip of a session



Hambledon Folk Club - 8.30 2nd Wednesdays. The Youth Club Hut, Village Hall, Hambledon, PO7 4RW. John and Ros 02392 632719


Overton Folk Club - from 8pm on the first Wednesday of every month in Overton Community Centre, 5 High St, Overton, Basingstoke, RG25 3HB. "We alternate between guest nights and singer's nights. We welcome all styles of acoustic music, instrumental and song so come along and have a go - performers get in for free! - or just come and listen. (Bring your own refreshments)." Contact: 01256 770384, email (scroll down to find the club entry)


Winchester Folk Club - 8.00. 1st Monday, club/guest night, 3rd Wednesday, singaround, Hyde Tavern, Hyde Street, Winchester, SO23 7DY.




Milford Folk Club - 2nd Thursdays. 7.15 for 8:00 -11.00. Village Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford-on-Sea, SO41 0PH. This appears to have become Folk at the Bridge, a singaround with occasional guests Tickets and details avalable via the Community Centre website It is unclear whether the folowing links still apply. Note that the Centre occasionally stages folk events and ceilidhs of its own.


Nonsuch Folk Club - 7.45-10.45 every other Thursday - check website for dates. Bishops Waltham Social Club, SO32 1AR (adjoining Houchin Street car park). Lyn Colbeck 01730 858953, secretary


Wimborne Folk Club every Thursday 7pm to 10pm - doors open 6.45pm. Cafe@the Allendale, The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS. Website: , contact via the website.


Winchester Shape Note Singing 1st and 3rd Thursdays, St Paul's Church Rooms, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Hill, Winchester SO22 5AB. Contact Nigel via



Fordingbridge Folk Club 1st Fridays 7.30. Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftesbury St, Fordingbridge SP6 1JF. Mostly sessions/singarounds, also occasional guests. Contact


Grayshott Folk Club. 7.30. Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott, GU26 6TZ. Des O'Byrne 01428 607096 or Note that some concerts are held on a Saturday or a Sunday, and occasionally the club uses St. Alban's Church, Tilford Road, Hindhead, GU26 6RB, or the Haslemere Educational Museum, 78 High Street, GU27 2LA.


Wessex Acoustic - 7.30 The Royal British Legion, Blandford Forum, DT11 7AD. Kathy 01202 732239 or John Butcher 01202 690856



Havant Folk Club 7.45 3rd Sunday, The Avenue Tennis Club, Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2RS. Vincent Ibbs


Woolston & Bursledon Folk Club - 7.30-10.45. Bursledon Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ. Sam and Sandy Satyanadhan 02380 434209 Presently running one 'live' session per month at the Hall.




Bournemouth Folk Club - Concerts at St Andrew's Church, Millhams Road, Bournemouth BH10 7LN, usually Friday or Saturday.


Whitchurch Folk Club - 8.00, doors open 7.30. Whitchurch Parish Hall, London Road, RG28 7LQ or the Gill Nethercott Centre, Winchester St., Whitchurch, RG28 7HP. (Check the website to see which).


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