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
Andrew.Walker@derbyshire.gov.uk 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
13th June: The Cajun Specials
Taking us on a journey with the music of the Louisiana swamplands via
the scenery of the beautiful Peak District, one of our most popular
bands entertaining everyone with their lively Cajun music and keeping
feet tapping all the way to The Little John and back.
Old Hall Inn
July: George Borowski
This is his first ever Folk Train. He has been associated with artists
like Meatloaf, Sad Café, The Water Boys and Radiohead. He exudes a rare
combination of presence, performance and beautifully crafted words of
art. Music with a message for all delivered with passion. His song
writing combines Pop, Rock, power ballads and haunting lyrics. A rare
chance to hear this unique singer/songwriter.
8th August: Shenanigans
An Irish Music trio playing for the first time on the Hathersage Folk
Train, having played Glossop last August where they delighted the
audience with their renditions, (on guitar, button box, mandolin, banjo
and fiddle) of lively jigs, reels and lyrical ballads with humorous
monologues thrown in for good measure. One not to be missed.
Because of EXTRA folk trains this
month there will NOT be the usual folk train on 12th September (2nd
Saturday of the month).
19th September: Summer Beer Festival
Reckless Elbow will be taking us to this year's
festival at The Old Hall Inn at Chinley, with their talented combination
of self-written songs, modern covers and traditional numbers from across
the UK, Ireland and America. Their performance, though firmly based in
the tradition of acoustic music, has modern elements and contains Blues,
Jazz and Rock. They will also be playing during the afternoon at the
Please note there will be no return
26th September: CAJUN SPECIALS
This Saturday there is a special 70th birthday Folk Train for a
long standing follower, who is also a musician and member of Biggles War
Time Band. Everyone welcome to join in with the celebrations as the
CAJUN SPECIALS entertain us on the journey to Hathersage on the 1149
train and at The Little John Inn during the afternoon.
Please note there will be no return folk
For up-to-date information on the Manchester Folk Trains, call 0161 494
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 City Morris Men
23th 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.
28th July: Feet First
A welcome return for the outstanding Feet First Appalachian clog
dancers, based in Chesterfield, who gave us an admirable al fresco
performance last year, plus some excellent musical sessions on the
25th August: Yorkshire Teabags Skiffle Band
Yorkshire Teabags are a 5 piece band playing everything from the Blues
to the Beatles, especially their hero, Lonnie Donegan. They are
appearing once again after an outstandingly entertaining performance
in February 2013.
22nd September: Skiffle Show
This is their first appearance on the Sheffield Folk Train (after
creating an impact on the Manchester Folk Train) for DH Lawrence & The
Vaudeville Skiffle Show. They are described as; "...like a breath of
fresh air in a crowded musical marketplace...with their subtle mix of
traditional British Folk Music and Bluegrass, and an emphasis on witty
For the latest information
visit www.folktrain.org.uk, or contact Gerry on (0114) 266
Buxton Line Folk Train
13th June: Stockport Ukulele Players
Will be performing on the 1229 train from Buxton to New Mills Newtown
to link in with the New Mills Carnival.
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.
25th June: Reckless Elbow
No year would be complete without our highly talented band from
Liverpool combining self written songs and tunes with modern covers and
traditional numbers from across the UK, Ireland and America. For anyone
new to this band they are firmly based in the tradition of acoustic
music, but their performance has modern elements and can include Blues,
Jazz and Rock.
23rd July: Dom Collins
Dom has been away from the Folk Train for too long. This talented
singer/songwriter will be delighting the audience once more with his
comedic and observational self-penned numbers drawn from his lifetime
15th August: Glossop Summer Beer Festival
Saturday there will be an extra Folk Train to the festival. THE RAG TAG
BAND will be playing on the 1246 to Glossop from Manchester Piccadilly
and in the afternoon at the Glossop Labour Club. They will entertain
everyone with a great mix of
Country, Blues, Celtic, Pop and Rock. Percussion is provided by the
audience joining in with shakers or small percussion instruments. A fun
filled afternoon of real ales and ciders
27th August: Lazlo Baby
A wonderful way to spend a warm August night full of lively Balkan/Gypsy
Folk music from this popular band. Look out for zombies and pirates.
24th September: Pastry Shoes
Returning to entertain us having made so many fans the first time with
their crisp, golden and fun filled assortment of timeless, feel good
Jazz, Swing and Pop favourites. Baked cheesy guitar and honeyed vocals
drizzled with mellow saxophone.
Reference Calendar: June 2015 - September 2015
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