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
12th July: The Rag Tag Band
First time playing on the Hathersage 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
9th August: Bernard Cromarty
For regulars to the folk train Bernard will need no
introduction. He currently and very successfully runs the Lymm Folk Club
and is one of our popular solo singers and a talented multi
instrumentalist who will keep everyone entertained with his repertoire
of folk music.
13th September: Cross Keys Folk Club
Highly successful folk club hailing from The Cross
Keys Inn in Saddleworth. Jim Schofield and friends from the club will
come together to entertain us with a mix of traditional and contemporary
20th September - CHINLEY
Old Hall Inn Summer Beer Festival It's time for this great beer festival
once again and this year Lazlo Baby will be entertaining everyone on the
1149 from Manchester Piccadilly and at the Old Hall Inn during the
afternoon with their foot stomping Balkan/gypsy folk music with
sprinklings of pirate and zombie. Don't miss this great day out. There
will be no return folk train.
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.
22 July: Feet First
Appalachian Dancers Feet First make there
first programmed appearance since July 2002. I'm delighted to welcome them back as we can expect a
stirring al fresco performance as well as delightful music on the
26 August: Treebeard
Treebeard is another group of performers we welcome back, having made
a number of appearances over the years and become probably our most
requested band. They perform a clever blend of originals & cover
material, made all the more enjoyable by the friendly and fun loving
attitude on stage.
23 September: Cocklebread
Making a charity appearance on behalf of St. Luke's Hospice,
Cocklebread are making their first appearance on the Folk Train. They
comprise a group of musicians from Sheffield Hallam University who
specialise in charity appearances to great appreciation.
New Mills Folk Train
5 July - New Mills One World Festival
1249 from Piccadilly. Arrive 1316 New Mills Central.
Stockport Ukulele Band
Their first venture in train performances with some Ukulele classics
followed by on stage performance at the famous one world festival with
musical entertainment, food, drink and fun for everyone (free event).
27 September – New Mills Lantern Parade
1729 from Buxton. Arrive 1750 New Mills Newtown
The acoustic guitar duo entertaining you on your way to New Mills
lantern parade where the band will entertain in the Rock tavern at the
start of the parade where thousands walk through the Torrs on their
way to a street festival with song, dance, food and mystery for
everyone (free event).
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.
24th July: The Mudsharks
This three piece band with a quality pedigree in the local music scene
are Frank William of The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys, The Happy Soul
(Mark Simpson) and the dynamic Mark Seal. They mix Country, Gospel,
Doo-Wop and 50's/60's pop with tight harmonies.
28th August: Shenanigans
First time on the folk train (although most of you will know Steve
Fiddle from the Cajuns) are an Irish Music Trio with a variety of
instruments Guitar, Button Box, Mandolin, Banjo and Fiddle playing
lively jigs and reels, lyrical ballads and relating humorous monologues.
25th September: Reckless Elbow
Regular favourites on the folk trains, this highly talented band combine
self written songs and tunes with modern covers and traditional numbers
from across the UK, Ireland and America. Although firmly based in the
tradition of acoustic music, their performance has modern elements and
can include Blues, Jazz and Rock.For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Reference Calendar: February 2014 - March 2014
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