Some of our relatives

Martin Browne and Elizabeth Padgett

Our very own, now becoming known further afield too.

Rose Lane Ceilidhs

Regular "no frills" ceilidhs at St Mary's church hall in Pinchbeck with The Beltonas, Sue Gray and Slapdash dancers.  Astonishlngly cheap and far from nasty.

Angela King and Paul Dickinson
Everything you could wish to know about the people who sing to goats. 

Miranda Sykes
She's a fantastic singer and bass player who is Spalding born and bred.

The Beltonas
English, Scottish and home-made tunes, great for ceilidhs or just to listen to

Akmed's Camel
The artistes formerly known as Akmed's Camel.  And then weren't. And now are again. Another terrific ceilidh band with many years experience 

Between the Lines
Neither late nor naked any more, this great song band comprises Mark Addison, John Blanks, Dave Tucker and Spalding's guitar maestro and songwriter Phil Biggs.  Contact them via Akmed's Camel. 

The South Lincolnshire Appalachian Dance Show. Meets for practice on most Tuesday evenings at St Mary’s Church Hall, Pinchbeck. 


The Folk Forecast

Very professionally produced fortnightly newsletter and webpage listing a huge number of online gigs. A labour of love for ex resident of Spalding and Slapdash dancer, Lucy Shields

The South Holland Centre
Our luxurious venue, an energetic arts centre who also promote folk music events in their own right.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire - deffo not flavour of the month since they decided to sack Tom Lane from his job as co-presenter of the weekly folk show. And they've withdrawn their sponsorship of the annual Song for Lincolnshire competition. More about all this on the News page. If you're looking for a folk music programme to listen to on Sunday evening, our recommendation would be to try Kerry Devine on BBC Radio Cambs.


Lincoln City Radio - in a great Lazarus transformation, Tom Lane has found a new berth at LCRFM, and now presents his own show for an hour on Friday evenings 9-10pm. You can listen live via LCRFM website or any time on catch-up via Mixcloud. Magic!

The Barn at Baston
Another local venue presenting top-class folk and traditional music.  Conveniently, they usually meet on the fourth Thursday so there's no clash of dates. 

Southwell Folk Festival
Started in 2007 and now established as our region's main festival event.  

Tom and Ali Beaumont’s listings, information and magazine site. Everything musical that’s worth knowing about in Lincolnshire and beyond.

Peterborough Folk Diary
Folk music listings for north Cambridgeshire, south Lincs, west Norfolk and east Northants


Folk Music Map

Going away? Folk Map will tell you exactly where to sample the local folk music. And we're on it too.  

UK Folk Festivals
Just what it says on the tin - could be time to book up your holidays 

Bright Young Folk
Fed up with grey beards? This site is strictly clean-shaven. 

The Old Parrot Band

Now definitely nailed to the perch after their final gig on 15th October 2011.  The site is still there, for future historians to discover.