Traditional folk music, dance and customs - Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Chas Marshall's Website

Folk Clubs in and around the Harrogate area

This page hopes to provide details of currently active (or recently active) Folk Clubs and regular singing sessions

Harrogate Folk Club

Over several decades there have been a number of different Harrogate Folk Clubs. The details of the current one can be found here. A Folk Club for the Harrogate area, with monthly Club Nights on the first Wednesday of each month upstairs at Rooster’s Brewery, Harrogate, and regular Folk events at the Brewery and at Henshaws Arts Centre, Knaresborough. Looking forward to seeing you soon and enjoying some good music together!The organisers are Tom and Sally Richardson, who can be contacted by phone or email:


Telephone: 07734 323572

Folk Club at The Dropping Well, Knaresborough, HG5 8HZ


This club closed in July 2013. "Apart from the opening night which was heaving, we have had poor attendances at the Dropping Well. Sadly, we have therefore decided not to carry on".

Third Friday Folk Club : this club has now closed

The club was first run by Edna at the Mitre until November 2009. Here is is an email from Edna sent on 21st November 2009:

"Unfortunately we arrived at the Mitre last night to find that 20 people were dining at a private party in the room. I had been speaking to the owner 10 days previously, who had told me that we were definitely fine to carry on for the next few months apart from December, but if he started to have to turn down room bookings he would have to rethink.

I have therefore decided that we will close the club, which is very sad as we have had some very good nights, but I will keep this circulation list for if we come up with another venue or we arrange some "one off" events.

Please pass this information to anybody who may be interested."

If you want to know more, phone Edna on 01423 883404.

Sometime later, following a very successful evening in May 2010 at the Traveller's Rest, Linda Pearson decided to run free singers/musicians nights regularly on the 1st Monday of each month at 8pm. After a couple of years meeting in the conservatory this venture too has terminated. The new pub landlord at the Travellers is altering the pub to make it open plan which is rather sad as the conservatory will become part of this larger open plan area.

Further information from Linda telephone 01423 523848.

Thank you to Edna, Linda and all the regulars who kept folk music alive in the Harrogate area for a little longer.


Tony Martin and Roger Knowles entertain at Third Friday Folk. 21st August 2009


Friday the Thirteenth Folk Club: This club is now closed but the website remains as a historical archive


Finally, check out Mark Ellison's wikispaces web site for more information about of the earlier history of folk clubs in the Harrogate area.