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
Change to Programme: THE CAJUN SPECIALS
who are always warmly received on the folk train. Playing music from the Louisiana Swampland to keep hands clapping and toes tapping all the way to Hathersage and back.
November 9th: RECKLESS ELBOW
Entertaining us once more, 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.
December 14th: LAZLO BABY
This band played on their first folk train at Glossop in May 2012 and have become a regular favourite with everyone. They are a four piece band playing footstomping balkan/gypsy folk with sprinklings of pirate and zombie. Great Christmas entertainment for all the family.
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.
October 22nd: VERTICAL EXPRESSION
First time on the Folk Train; Vertical Expression are "Probably the UK's most high-energy contra dance band". Most of their music is traditional or traditional-style American tunes with some French Canadian, Irish and English tunes in there too.
November 26th: ALBERT'S SKIFFLE BAND
A welcome return for Albert's Skiffle Band who, on their first appearance last year, gave us a most memorable evening, confirming that they were arguably Sheffield's leading skiffle exponents.
December 17th: GRENOSIDE CAROLLERS
The Sheffield area is famous for its tradition of carols which were rejected by the Church in the 19th century but preserved by being sung in certain local pubs during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The Grenoside group, under its leader Ray Ellison, has revived the string accompaniment, once part of this local tradition.
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.
DR BUTLER'S HAT STAND MEDICINE BAND
October 19th: Extra Folk Train
Chorlton Folk Club: Jozeph Roberts, Jonathan Beech, Kevin Tarpey and Gordon Whitelock from The Chorlton Folk Club will be entertaining everyone with a mix of local and classic folk songs on the 1248 from Manchester Piccadilly and at the Oktoberfest Beer Festival at Glossop Labour Club.
For more details visit www.kazantevents.co.uk
There will be no designated return folk train. Please note that return trains back into Manchester are every half hour up until 0730pm then every hour through to 2230pm
October 24th: DR BUTLER'S HAT STAND MEDICINE BAND
One of our most popular Manchester bands getting our Winter season off to a flying start. Their 20s/30s style music needs no introduction to our regular audience but, if you are new to the folk train, be prepared for a great night out of fun and entertainment.
November 28th: NELSON PEACH
Hailing from Lymm Folk Club and always warmly welcomed back to the folk train. Their rendering of Acoustic Folk and Roots music earns them a well deserved reputation as a lively and entertaining band who are frequently seen at clubs and festivals in the area.
December 19th: EUNICE BOBCATS
It's Christmas and time for our annual Cajun party or is it the band's Christmas party? Either way we have lots of fun and this is definitely not one to be missed out of your folk train calendar.
For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Reference Calendar: October 2013 - December 2013
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