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Swindon Folksingers Club

Founded by Ted & Ivy Poole and friends in 1960, Swindon Folksingers’ Club has a long history of keeping traditional music alive in this busy town in north-west Wiltshire. From its beginnings in the folk revival, the club has seen Swindon’s character change from railway town to a modern centre of new technology and financial services; but through it all, Swindon Folksingers’ Club has remained as a friendly, relaxed and welcoming place where anyone can come and sing or listen.

The club runs a mixture of “club nights” – informal singarounds for floor singers – and guest nights (the guest spots are about an hour and a quarter, with a break). You can go along and just listen, or you can sing a song or play a tune. The material is mainly traditional, but with a large smattering of songs from the current folk scene, as well as other stuff.

They welcome performers of all abilities. The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging, so go along and have a go! It doesn’t matter how good you are – we all had to start somewhere!

The club currently meest at Ashford Road Social Club on Friday nights from 8:15 – 11:00. During July and August there are no official events, but you should find a few people there anyway! See the website for more detailed directions.

For further information see: Swindon Folksingers Club