Folk events in Chester

This page gives details of folk events in Chester itself (and occasionally in Kelsall).

For information about all music events in the Chester area, link to:
'Music in Chester' - a music diary produced by Chester in Concert.

What's On (December 2017/January 2018)    

St Mary’s Creative Space, St Mary’s Hill, Chester, CH1 2DW
Friday 1st December   O’Hooley & Tidow’s ‘Winter Folk’   7.30 pm. £12
phone 01244 342468, email soundbox27@outlook.com

St Werburgh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DZ  
Monday 4th December     ‘Rondezvous’ Dance Night   8 pm  
email  rondezvous@hotmail.co.uk  (Every 1st Monday)

Grosvenor Museum, Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD
Thursday 7th December     ‘A Christmas Carol’ with GreenMatthews   7.30 pm. £10  
phone 01244 972112

Juice Bar, 4 Rufus Court, Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2JW
Thursday 7th December    Songwriters Circle   8 pm   
phone 01244 403782. (Every 1st Thursday)  

Carlton Tavern, Hartington Street, Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7BN
Friday 8th December      Acoustic Music & Song   9 pm   
phone 01244 674821. (Every 1st Friday)
 
Various Chester pubs,
Saturday 9th December    Jones' Ale Soulcakers
Bear and Billet - 7pm, Cross Keys - 7.45pm, The Albion - 8.30pm, The Carlton - 9.15pm, The Ship Inn - 10pm
phone Will on 07969 569292

Raven Folk Club, Bear & Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU
Sunday 10th December    Ben Robertson   8.30 pm.  £6
phone 01244 343788, email nick@ravenfolk.org.uk

Cross Keys, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RP 
Wednesday 13th December    Irish Music Session   8.30 pm  
phone 01244 344460. (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)

Gardeners Arms, Christleton Road, Chester, CH3 5UF    
Sunday 17th December      Informal Session   6 pm
phone 01244 319132. (Every 3rd Sunday)    

Raven Folk Club, Bear & Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU
Saturday 23rd December   Christmas Party   8.30 pm.  £5
phone 01244 343788, email nick@ravenfolk.org.uk

Cross Keys, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RP 
Wednesday 27th December     Irish Music Session   8.30 pm  
phone 01244 344460. (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)

Rake & Pikel, Chester Road, Huntington, Chester, CH3 6BS 
Friday 29th December     Informal Session   9 pm  
phone 01244 318254. (Every last Friday)

St Werburgh’s Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DZ 
Monday 1st January     ‘Rondezvous’ Dance Night   8 pm  
email rondezvous@hotmail.co.uk  (Every 1st Monday)

Juice Bar, 4 Rufus Court, Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2JW
Thursday 4th January     Songwriters Circle   8 pm
phone 01244 403782. (Every 1st Thursday)   

Carlton Tavern, Hartington Street, Handbridge, Chester, CH4 7BN
Friday 5th January     Acoustic Music & Song   9 pm   
phone 01244 674821. (Every 1st Friday)  

Cross Keys, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RP
Wednesday 10th January   Irish Music Session   8.30 pm  
phone 01244 344460. (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)

Gardeners Arms, Christleton Road, Chester, CH3 5UF    
Sunday 14th January    Informal Session   6 pm
phone 01244 319132. (Every 3rd Sunday)  

Cross Keys, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RP
Wednesday 24th January    Irish Music Session   8.30 pm  
phone 01244 344460. (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)

Rake & Pikel, Chester Road, Huntington, Chester, CH3 6BS 
Friday 26th January     Informal Session   9 pm  
phone 01244 318254. (Every last Friday)

Regular Weekly Events:

Sundays: The Bear & Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU
'The Raven Folk Club', 8:30 pm.
(phone 01244 343788 or e-mail raven@ravenfolk.org.uk)

Sundays: Telford's Warehouse, Tower Wharf, Chester, CH1 4EZ
Open mic session. 8 pm
(phone 01244 390090)

Mondays: Chester City Morris Men, Community Centre, Tower Road, Chester, CH1 4JA
Practice night. New members welcome. 8 pm.
(phone 01244 350275 or e-mail pete.lorna.jones@plj.myzen.co.uk)

Mondays: St Werburghs Parish Centre, Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DZ
Afternoon Folk Session. 2 pm
(phone 01244 321218)

Tuesdays: Alexander's, Rufus Court, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2JW
'Tuesday Unplugged'. 8 pm
(phone 01244 340005)

Wednesdays: St Werburghs parish centre, Brook Street, Chester, CH1 3DZ
'Mr Happy's Come All Ye'. 9 pm
(phone 01244 675860)

Thursdays: The Gardeners Arms, Christleton Road, Chester, CH3 5UF 
Informal Session. 9 pm
(phone 01244 342120)