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
12 April: The Beech Band
Returning for their second visit to the Hathersage folk train from their
home at the Snug of The Beech Inn, Chorlton. An informal gathering of
musicians and singers performing mainly, but not exclusively,
traditional folk songs, many with choruses. Squeeze boxes, banjos,
guitars etc and a range of percussion, to entertain everyone.
10 May: Geoff Higginbottom
No folk train year would be complete without
our great regular folk train favourite singing his own blend of local
and classic folk songs, enjoyed by all fans of folk and popular music
14 June: DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville
Brand new to the folk train all the way from Nottingham they describe
themselves as a bunch of classically trained washboard & kazoo players.
Hailing from the green hills and valleys of 'Lawrence County' and
bringing a subtle mix of traditional British Folk Music and Bluegrass
with an emphasis on witty Americana-flavoured lyrics. Reported as
"...one of the most fun and unique acts in Nottingham.. always really
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.
SHEFFIELD CITY MORRIS MEN
22 April: Jack's Rake
Renowned for their vibrant mix of styles, Jack's Rake perform on a
mixture of guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, Anglo and English concertinas,
melodeons, violin, banjo, mandola, whistles, bodhran, percussion,
flute and piccolo, with harmonious vocals as well.
27 May: Scuppered
Our old friends Scuppered perform material from a wide range of
sources: traditional folk, 60's pop, contemporary folk, Country,
Scottish dance and original material, with more than a smattering of
the bands enthusiastic humour thrown in for good measure. “Probably
the best Coal Aston based band in the world!”
24 June: Sheffield City Morris
Once again Sheffield City Morris Men and guest performers are the
heralds of summer, bringing us their world famous and entertaining mix
of music, song and dance, well suited to an al fresco performance on a
balmy summer evening.
Buxton to New Mills Folk Train
Sunday 25 May: Gypsy Jazz
Special folk train for Beer Festival at Beehive.
12:27 from Buxton to Newtown
Gypsy Jazz : 1930's Paris meets modern day Derbyshire with a guitar
duo in the style of the great Django Reinhart.
Band play on the train and then at the Beehive.
There is no designated return folk train.
Saturday 14 June: Crimson Moons
Special folk train for New Mills Carnival.
12:29 from Buxton to New Mills Newtown
Crimson Moons : Guitar vocal combo giving their own take on popular
Band play on the train and then at the Beehive which forms part of the
route for the carnival.
There is no designated return folk train.
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.
RAG TAG BAND
24 April: Geoff Higginbottom
Postponed from February, our regular and
popular folk singer returns to give us his rendition of local and
classic folk songs to delight everyone.
22 May: The RagTag Band
Another first time band to the Folk Train
playing Country, Folk, Irish, Blues, Celtic, Pop and Rock. Come along
for a fantastic journey of music to listen to or sing along. Percussion
is left to the audience, so if you have shakers or small percussive
instruments please bring them along.
21 June - Saturday - Extra Folk Train
to the Glossop Beer Festival
Jozeph Roberts and Friends
(Jonathan Beech, Thor Brown, Mark Henderson) from the local folk scene
will be playing on the 1246 from Manchester Piccadilly and at The Summer
Beer festival at the Glossop Labour Club. They will be entertaining
everyone with a mix of local, classic and self penned folk songs. There
is no designated return folk train.
26 June: Espionage
This exceptional and popular duo from the
Chester area will keep everyone entertained with their excellent mix of
Blues, Country and Old Time music.
For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Reference Calendar: February 2014 - March 2014
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