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Friends of Folk gigs resume in 2020 - to date four nights

are booked at Fox Lane Sports & Social Club with more to come.  

The gigs are..............


Thursday 3 September

Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer


Thursday 1 October

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

with Tim Chu & Ian Bailey


Thursday 29 October



Thursday 3 December

Brian McNeill


Thursday 4 February 2021

Becky Mills


Tickets for these are available on the FoF Shop page.

Just click on the 'Shop' link above.



Additionally there will be the annual

Feast of Fiddles 

appearance at The Atkinson, Southport on Sunday 25 April 2021

and tickets for this are available at The Atkinson website


Also at The Atkinson in 2021

Thursday 25 February - Avondale

Thursday 18 March - The Blackheart Orchestra


For more details of all gigs go to the main Friends of Folk website at


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Friends of Folk - a not-for-profit organisation - bringing the best in folk, folk/rock,

acoustic, singer/songwriter and roots music


Friends of Folk started promoting folk music with what was intended to be

a one-off gig in Preston with Steeleye Span legend Maddy Prior.  

But that night was too good not to repeat and fifteen years and

more than 200 gigs on it has been one of the most satisfying

ventures I have been involved with.


To date the artists Friends of Folk has brought to the area reads like

a “who’s who” of the folk music world and there will be more exciting

music and song to come.


I look forward to seeing you at one or more of what promises

to be some great evenings of music and song - Jim Minall