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June 2018

The Ludlam Pikes

16th June 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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The band name derives from an armed rebellion that took place in Derbyshire in 1817 (The Pentrich rising). Driven by a sense of social injustice, a few hundred men were tricked by a government agent into marching against the crown and were thereby exposed and quashed. This well meaning but hopelessly naive 'army' carried pikes supplied by one Isaac Ludlam who was subsequently put to death by the Crown for his part in the rebellion. We prefer to express ourselves…

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July 2018

Nigel Parsons and Shaun Hutch

21st July 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom

Nigel has covered: pop, soul & rock bands, choral societies and current solo singer-songwriter work. His influences are wide-ranging: Todd Rundgren, Steve Reich, ABBA, Richard Thompson – 'Anything I hear can work its way into the songs I write!' he says. Nigel has gigged at places such as; the Cavern Club, Blackpool Tower, Wigan Casino and Sheffield's Black Swan, supporting bands as diverse as: The Hollies, Arthur Brown, Dire Straits. 'People tell me about gigs I played or bands I…

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September 2018

The Awkward Squad (with Dave Burland)

22nd September 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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Although Dave Burland has been a regular and welcome visitor to both the Wortley Folk Club and The Venue over the years, this is the first time that he comes to us with the rest of The Awkward Squad. Along with many of his contemporaries such as Nic Jones, Tony Rose and Martin Carthy, Dave Burland is one of the seminal influences of the Folk Revival and an inspiration to following generations of folk artists. A highly respected and long-established…

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October 2018

Gilmore and Roberts

27th October 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning song-writing with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the  UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention…

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November 2018

Crazy Heart

9th November 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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The boys are back for an EXTRA night of an eclectic mix of Americana style traditional and original songs and tunes in November.

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Anthony John Clarke

24th November 2018
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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The Man Himself AJC Anthony John Clarke: (Singer/songwriter, sublime raconteur.) "We all look at life, people and things. Anthony John knows how to SEE what we look at, and uses his depth of compassion and insight to write songs which make us look again. Like tidal water, he is gently but inexorably powerful." --- Simon Nicol " He can charm his way into your affections before the first song is finished" ---Ian Bruce "Anthony John makes you feel every emotion.…

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September 2019

Katie Spencer

September 21 @ 7:45 pm
St Annes, Deepcar, 3B Haywood Ln
Deepcar, Yorkshire S36 2QQ United Kingdom
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Drawing on influences such as John Martyn, Roy Harper and Laura Marling, Katie Spencer creates modern progressive folk music which owes as much the songwriters of the 60’s acoustic music heyday as it does the East Riding landscape where she has always felt a strong spiritual connection. Her striking vocals and deft songwriting are backed by an evocative and complex guitar style that takes her music to places that are both esoteric and beautiful. At just 21 years old, Katie…

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October 2019

Andy Irvine

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Venue, 650 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire S36 1DY United Kingdom
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Yes, it is hard to believe it but it is true, Andy Irvine is at The Venue Folk Club next weekend. (Yes, and we ARE back at The Venue for this one.) ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout…

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