The Folk Trains take
you on a musical journey as you travel through the Peak District countryside.
Our talented musicians play on the train, then everyone alights to visit
a local hostelry and enjoy a further session from the band.
If you would like a leaflet listing the guided walks and folk trains, please email you details to email@example.com or ring 01629 538093
Rambler Folk Train has been running for ten years and takes music lovers
from the centre of Sheffield
to the glorious vale of Edale, while the Manchester
to Hathersage folk train takes you along the Hope Valley Line
to the village
have the Glossop Folk Train, which entertains travellers on its journey
from Manchester to the historic town of Glossop.
a thoroughly enjoyable day out. And what a rest way to spend a sunny Saturday
in June. the music was great, the scenic journey was gorgeous, the pub food
was excellent, and more music on the way home! I am now on the mailing list,
and look forward to sharing this experience again. Many thanks." JQ
very much enjoyed the Folk Train. We were going for a walk from Hope and
the Folk Train was a lovely surprise and got us off to a very good start.
I would love to come again and go to the pub to hear all the music next
Hope Valley Line Folk Train
Hope Valley Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction
ten years ago, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in
the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just
enjoy the Folk Train for the fantastic experience it is
Trains run from Manchester to Hathersage and Sheffield to Edale. (See below).
- Hathersage Folk Train
departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1145 calling at all stations
from Reddish North to Hathersage. The band plays at the Little John Hotel,
Hathersage. Return on the 1432 train from Hathersage, calling
at all the same stations, except Strines, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly
Saturday April 13th: Shake The Roots
Bringing an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and Rock'n'Roll to the folk train. The last time this outstanding Cheshire based group played on the Hathersage folk train was June 2011 when, after a wonderful entertaining day, even the train guard commented how excellent the band and the music was. That has to be a good recommendation.
Saturday April 27th: Chorlton Folk Club
There will be a special Kinder Trespass Folk Train on Saturday 27 April, with the Chorlton Folk Club. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly at 1145 for New Mills Central (Sheffield Train). The band then plays at the Queens Arms Hotel.
Anniversary celebrations continue from 2 30pm at the Town Hall, and will be free. These will include the Chapel Male Voice choir singing the Manchester Rambler, Bob Whalley of Chumbawamba will also be singing, and there will be some speakers. Full details on www.kindertrespass.com.
Saturday May 11th: Geoff Higginbottom
No need to introduce Geoff to our frequent folk train supporters but anyone new to the folk train will be in for a treat with a regular favourite solo singer, enjoyed by all fans of folk and popular music alike, singing his blend of local and classic folk songs.
Saturday June 8th: The Merseybillies
Returning to the Hathersage folk train for another great reunion, this band is renowned for its rousing, foot-stomping bluegrass music mixed with hillbilly, ballads, soulful southern gospel and instrumentals and have been jamming together since 2003.
up-to-date information on the Manchester Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Sheffield to Edale Folk Train
The Folk Trains are renowned amongst local music lovers and costs no more
than an ordinary train ticket. Our enthusiastic musicians play on the train,
and at Edale everyone alights to visit The Rambler, the pub next to the
station, where the music session continues.
Folk Train departs from Sheffield (platform 2c) at 1914 calling at all stations to Edale. The band plays at the Rambler Inn, Edale.
We return on the 2128 train from Edale, calling at all stations to
Sheffield, arriving there at 2203.
Tuesday March 26: Strings and Reeds
A welcome return for my old friends Brian, Clare and Phil, who play Scottish, Irish and English music for dancing - if there's room in the aisle! - on button accordion, piano accordion and fiddle, interspersed with some fine vocals
Tuesday April 23rd: TUOS
Formed in 2012, the University of Sheffield Folk Group has been working with local performers such as Sam Sweeney, Fay Hield, Simon Keegan Phipps and Andrew Killick to explore various elements of traditional music, and the various ways it can be performed. Rather than appearing as a formal band, this group presents vignettes of their work over the last year interspersed with tunes from a range of sources.
Tuesday May 28th: Jim McDonald and Friends
(tbc) Something of a 'mystery tour' but Jim is a highly respected member of the local folk scene who also performs on a national scale and, if past occasions are anything to go by, will put together a high quality and entertaining mix of local folk performers.
Tuesday June 25th: Sheffield City Morris
Sheffield City Morris bring in the Summer, as usual, with their internationally acclaimed mix of dance, song and music. If the weather is kind to us we can look forward to a highly entertaining al fresco evening.
For the latest information
visit www.folktrain.org.uk, or contact Gerry on (0114) 266
Line Folk Train
talented musicians play on the train, and at Glossop where everyone alights
to visit Glossop Labour Club for liquid refreshment and a further session
from the band. The Club is fully accessible to wheelchair users. There is
no charge for the event - just the price of your ordinary train or Wayfarer
departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1848, calling at all stations
except Ardwick to Glossop. The band play at Glossop Labour Club, Glossop before
returning on the 2139 train from Glossop, calling at all
the same stops, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 2212.
Thursday March 28th: Bourbon Street Preachers
A Manchester based band taking their name from New Orleans' famous musical street, will be bringing a night of music to Glossop to recreate that Deep South sound with a mix of Blues, Soul, Country, Zydeco and Cajun music.
Thursday April 25th: The Cowboy Outfit
Welcoming back to Glossop this entertaining band playing Country, Swing and Honky Tonk songs from the likes of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.
Thursday May 23rd: Cross Keys Folk Club
This highly successful Folk Club hails from The Cross Keys Inn in Saddleworth. Jim Schofield will be joined by several of his friends from the club to entertain us with a mix of traditional and contemporary folk music.
Thursday June 27th: Class 49
If you love Blues and Bluegrass music, you will certainly enjoy this duo who have been performing for us since our first folk train back in 1996 and are still entertaining the folk train crowds today.
For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Reference Calendar: January 2013 - March 2013
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