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 1149 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
8th November: The Deportees
Although this band are new to the Manchester folk trains they regularly
play on the Mid Cheshire line and today are crossing the tracks to
entertain us. The band consist of Graham Bellinger, Mick Green and
Adrian Dear. They play guitars, mandolin, mandocello, bouzouki and banjo
as well as harmonica and melodeon. “Most of all they sing - three voices
finding unexpected harmonies in a mix of old and recent songs from both
sides of the Atlantic.
Dr Butler's Hat
Stand Medicine Band
|13th December: Dr Butler's Hat Stand Medicine Band
Putting everyone into the Christmas spirit with one of our most popular
bands from Manchester playing jazz, Blues, swing and good time rags from
the 20's and 30's in their own inimitable style. A great way to start
the festivities and one not to be missed.
Because of the congestion on the trains back into Manchester at this
time of year, it has been decided to alter the arrangements for the
December folk train in order to ease the situation. As usual, the train
will leave Manchester Piccadilly at 1149 but there will be no designated
return folk train. The band instead will be playing two sets of music at
The Little John Hotel finishing each set in time for people to catch
either the 1432 or the 1532 back into Manchester in their own time.
Obviously, there may also be those who would like to stay on and enjoy
Hathersage for longer or possibly book an afternoon/early evening
Christmas meal at The Little John. For more information visit:
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 2129 train from Edale, calling at all stations to
Sheffield, arriving there at 2203.
Sheffield Folk Chorale
28th October: Yorkshire Teabags
A welcome second appearance for Yorkshire
Teabags whose principal source of material is Lonnie Donegan. He was
many other people's introduction to folk music in the '50s. It should
make it a very nostalgic evening!
1st November: Stockport Ukulele Players
Manchester-New Mills, depart Manchester 1749 to link in with New Mills
Community Bonfire and Fireworks Playing at The Royal Oak after the
fireworks in High Lea Park. More details on
25th November: Strings and Reeds
Another welcome return for Clare, Brian 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.
23rd December: Sheffield Folk Chorale
At this, their busy period, we are privileged to have the highly
respected Sheffield Folk Chorale for the Festive Season. Choirmaster
Graham Pratt's arrangements and the Chorale's performance of unusual
carols and Christmas songs will not fail to impress.
29th November: Playing Merry Hell
Buxton-New Mills, depart Buxton 17:24 to link in with New Mills Lights
Switch on, Market and fair. More details on www.visitnewmills.co.uk
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 1846, calling at all stations
except Ardwick to Glossop. The band play at Glossop Labour Club, Glossop before
returning on the 2138 train from Glossop, calling at all
the same stops, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 2210.
23rd October: Lazlo Baby
Fast becoming one of our most popular and lively acts. A four piece band
playing foot-stomping Balkan/gypsy folk with sprinklings of pirate and
zombie. Get ready for a great night full of fun and entertainment.
27th November: Last Call
Returning to Glossop and always warmly welcomed back are this excellent
Country, Blues Duo whose lively performance never fails to entertain the
18th December: Eunice Bobcats
The perfect way to end a superb folk train year is with our own special
Cajun Christmas Party. Don't miss the fun and entertainment, make sure
it's part of your December calendar of events.
Reference Calendar: February 2014 - March 2014
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