Black Fen Folk Club

Open Stage Nights
One of the main aims in setting up the folk club was to give local people a place to play acoustic music to an attentive audience. We welcome singers, instrumentalists and dancers from all musical traditions and at all levels, from beginners to professionals. Listeners are also very welcome at the club. Our open stage nights last from 7.30pm - 10.15pm, with a 15 minute break in the middle.  Admission on Open Stage nights is £4.00

Some info for performers: We make every effort to give people a chance to play. There is no need to turn up early to book a spot, but we do recommend that you turn up reasonably punctually if you want to play. The number of songs you will be able to do depends on how many other performers turn up. It is usually around one song in each of the first and second halves. Please note that we are an acoustic club, so it will not be possible to play through a PA. Rest assured that the audience is very respectful so you should have no problem being heard. 

Open Stage 'Themed' nights We've picked out a few seasonal traditional themes on some of our Open Stage evenings.  Whilst you are not obliged to contribute to the theme we would encourage you to do so..... on every occasion there are many traditional songs and tunes which will fit.

We always have floor spots available on our gig nights as well as on our Open Stage nights. However, these are more limited in number then on Open Stage Nights.

19th December

16th December - Yuletide Special

23rd December - CLUB CLOSED

30th December - CLUB CLOSED

6th January  New Year themed Open Stage

13th January  Open Stage

20th January  Robbie Burns themed Open Stage

3rd February  Open Stage

10th February  Open Stage

17th February Valentine themed Open Stage

3rd March  Open Stage

17th March  St Patricks Day themed Open Stage

24th March  Open Stage

31st March  Open Stage

7th April Song of the sea themed Open Stage

21st April  Open Stage

28th April  Open Stage

5th May  May songs themed Open Stage

19th May  Open Stage

26th May  Open Stage

9th June Open Stage

23rd June  Open Stage

30th June  Pre Festival season Open Stage 

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