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
10th January: Pastry Shoes
A crispy, golden, fun-filled
assortment of timeless and feel
good jazz, swing and pop favourites, baked cheesy guitar
and honeyed vocals and drizzled with mellow saxophone.
They delighted our Glossop folk train when they first
appeared. This is their first time on the Hathersage folk
train although some of you may recognise David and
Sarah from seeing them with The Cajuns and The Weavils.
14th February: Full Circle Folk Club
Regular friends and favourites from a
Manchester based Folk Club playing a varied mix of Blues, Folk, Irish
and Country music, appealing to all tastes and lovers of acoustic music.
14th March: The Hillbilly Troupe
A band spanning five generations and
encompassing many genres from these periods and more. A blend of
Traditional, Folk and Irish music with a strong sense of history and
tradition, the Hillbilly Troupe aim to get you
dancing, thinking and drinking all at the
same time! Appearing on their first folk train, they seem to have just
what it takes to keep everyone entertained.
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
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.
27th January: Dogwood Rose
Although only their second appearance on the Folk Train, Dogwood Rose
make regular appearances around the city and in North Derbyshire. The
group comprises the familiar Kiri on fiddle, who has appeared with
another band, alongside vocalists/guitarists Judy and Mike. Describing
their music as folk/Americana, they also include some traditional
24th February: Robin Garside and the Fiddle Society
An entertainer in time honoured folk tradition; Robin plays guitar,
fiddle, mandolin and banjo with great enthusiasm and gusto. He is
accompanied by The Sheffield Traditional Fiddlers' Society, of which
he is leader and musical arranger.
24th March: Down Trodden String Band
Long-standing Folk Train performers and great favourites; we can
expect some highly entertaining Folk- Americana - string band music
from the Appalachian Mountains with some fine harmony singing.
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.
22nd January: The Rag Tag Band
They first played on the Glossop folk train last May and what a great
night everyone had. The band play 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.
26th February: 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 alike.
26th March: Nelson Peach
Another band who have become welcome regulars to the folk trains. The
band hail from Lymm Folk Club and are well known to visitors at clubs
and festivals in this area. Their rendering of Acoustic Folk and Roots
music earns them a well deserved reputation as a lively and entertaining
band. Their varied range of instrumental and vocal harmonies will appeal
Reference Calendar: February 2014 - March 2014
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