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Grand Union Folk Club, Barrow On Soar

Meeting at the Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar Near Loughborough, LE12 8PN.

Grand Union is a traditional style folk club that meets on Monday nights in the friendly setting of a village pub serving a range of real ales. A place to sit back, relax and lose yourself for a few hours in the company of like minded people with a love of traditional music.

Singarounds and guest nights start at 8.30pm. Singarounds are the very essence of what the club is about and are on the 2nd Monday of each month throughout the year (check the website for the January date if the 2nd Monday is Plough Monday). There is no formal entry charge, but a voluntary contribution of just £1 to help us offset our running costs would be most welcome. Guest night charges vary.

Traditional English Music Workshops/Sessions, which have a strong morris influence, take place in the Grand Union club room at the back of the pub and run from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. They regularly attract an ensemble of melodeons, English / Anglo concertinas, accordions, fiddles, guitars, whistles and recorders. The music is taken at a steady pace and they are open to anyone who has mastered the rudiments of their instrument and who has an interest in English Folk music. There is no formal entry charge but a voluntary contribution of just £1 to help us offset our running costs would be most welcome.

The sessions take place in the bar and run from 9.00pm until the landlord kicks us out. They are usually fronted by Martin Wildig and Phil Preen (subject to the commitments of the Bang On The Wall Ceilidh Band). The music has a bias towards the English traditional but apart from that the format is reasonably free. The sessions are open to any musician who enjoys playing traditional music, there is no entrance fee and the pub keeps a good cellar with real ales always available.

For more info see: Grand Union Folk Club website