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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
8th March: Shake The Roots
A great crowd pleaser, this group bring an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and Rock'n'Roll to the folk train and keep the audience entertained all afternoon. A firm favourite not to be missed.
22nd February: Reckless Elbow
Playing on a special folk train to the Chinley - Old Hall Inn Winter Beer Festival. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy this great Beer Festival while being entertained by this highly talented band combining self written songs and tunes with modern covers and traditional numbers from across the UK and America. Although firmly based in the tradition of acoustic music, their performance has modern elements and can include Blues, Jazz and Rock.
The band will play on the 1145 from Manchester Piccadilly to Chinley and also at the event.
There will be no designated 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.
25 February: The 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.
25 March: Grinah
First time on the Folk Train for Grinah; a new combination but with at least three familiar faces, assuring us of an entertaining evening of folk and acoustic music on guitar, mandola, ukelele, fiddle, banjo, uilleann pipes, whistle and accordion.
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.
Change to the advertised programme.
Manchester To Glossop Folk Train Thursday 27th February - Alteration
Our good friend Geoff Higginbottom has had to postpone his February slot on the Glossop Folk Train and will now be playing on Thursday April 24th.
In his place we have been delighted to obtain Pastry Shoes
27th February: PASTRY SHOES
A crispy, golden, fun-filled assortment of timeless and feel good jazz, swing and pop favourites, baked with cheesy guitar and honeyed vocals and drizzled with mellow saxophone.
First time on one of our folk trains so please come along and support them although regulars will no doubt know Sarah and David from seeing them with The Cajuns and The Weavils.
27th March: Full Circle Folk Club
Regular 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.
24th April: 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.
For further information on the Glossop Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Reference Calendar: February 2014 - March 2014
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