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Buckley – this weekend, live on stage
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm

tivlatestThe Tivoli is a unique multi purpose venue serving a large area of the North West and North Wales.

With two rooms, three bars and an underground atmosphere the club has played host to an incredible variety of events across the years.

Click here for a full listing of the bands and artists booked for all the forthcoming weekend shows.

What’s On at the Phil
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm

What’s On Guide

Click here for a full What’s On…

Liverpool Philharmonic is one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations.

Our organisation encompasses the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, in which we present more than 250 events each year, as well as an award-winning Learning Programme.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra gives over 80 concerts each season in our home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as performances throughout the UK and venues throughout the world. We are proud that we are at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life.

In addition to the Orchestra, we are proud to include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and our contemporary music group, Ensemble 10/10 as part of our musical offering. Our Chamber Music Series hosts the world’s finest chamber ensembles and soloists in the splendid setting of St Georges Hall Concert Room.

Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community through its orchestral programme since the 1940s, when Sir Malcolm Sargent first introduced a concert series for schools. Today, our Learning Programme offers a range of inspirational lifelong learning opportunities to enjoy and take part in live music making of the highest quality. Flagship programmes include the annual schools’ concerts series reaching 24,000 children, our In Harmony programme providing an intensive, daily music-making programme for over 700 children in Everton, North Liverpool and more than 5,000 workshops and events in community settings for all ages across the City. Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Ensembles are an important part of our work, encompassing the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, Melody Makers and the Training Choir.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall attracts world class artists with performances ranging from classical, contemporary, rock, pop, folk, roots, and jazz to comedy, film and spoken word. Music Room provides a small and informal space for local and international artists, promoters, festivals and collaborations, reaching new audiences with a variety of workshops, talks, album launches, tours and gigs. Together our two venues attract audiences of more than 370,000 each year.

Ameto / Red or Dead / Finnlay Kulavuz
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club
Aug 5 @ 7:45 pm – 10:30 pm

We meet every Sunday, doors open at 8.00pm for an 8.30pm start. Get along promptly if you want to grab one of the available floor spots.  The Spire Coffee Bar is easy to find at Breck Road, Wallasey, CH44 3BD

wfa2New faces welcome on singer’s nights, which are most weeks apart from our occasional guest nights (see program).

We are going to experiment with “spotlights”, where a performer is offered a 20 minute slot on a singers’ night to do an extended set. That spot will be advertised in the weekly email.

So if you fancy putting your name in the hat for that, get in touch with us by email or on Facebook. We have some names on the list so watch this space.


Guests in 2017

  • 12/02/2017  Kathy will host our singers’ night with special guests, The Jaywalkers
  • 12/03/2017 Kim Lowings and the Greenwood
  • 16/04/2017 Peter Price
  • 14/05/2017 Rip Roaring Success
  • 11/06/2017 Greg Russell
  • 09/07/2017 The Deportees
  • 13/08/2017 Lizzie Nunnery


Club Residents support the club in their own time for the love of live acoustic music.

  • 19/02/2017 Henry
  • 26/02/2017 Iain
  • 05/03/2017 Phil
  • 12/03/2017 Ruth
  • 19/03/2017 Jan
  • 26/03/2017 Kathy
  • 02/04/2017 Henry

Wallasey Folk & Acoustic Club is a not for profit community organisation.

Telford’s Open Mic
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

open-mic-nightIt’s that time again…. time to bring your geetars, basses, pianos, drums, tambourines, loop pedals, whatever you feel like to the stage and get up do your thing.. and have everyone applaud you, a great chance to just get up and show your talent!

Book early for your slot


*Please check with the venue before travelling.

Chester – Raven Folk Club
Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm

ravenEvery Sunday night at The Bear and Billet,94 Lower Bridge St, Chester
To provide quality live music in an informal atmosphere.
To encourage new musicians and singers of any age.
To provide a symapthetic platform for them to develop.
General information
The Raven Folk Club runs on Sunday nights, 8.30pm start. Admission free on singers’ nights. Guest nights usually monthly, admission from £5. Check our Events page or our website for latest information.

Resident Band – Full House – Nick Mitchell, Chris Lee, Dave Russell, Mark Woolley and Ian Jones.

All welcome – including those who just want to listen.

Conwy Folk Club
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

banner3Conwy Folk Club began in 1996 in a “floating bar restaurant” on board a ship known as the “Frigate Conwy” and was located in the “Orlop Bar”, that being the lowest of her decks. The club was started with borrowed P.A. equipment and a great deal of faith and enthusiasm.

Now on terra firma at the Royal British Legion Club in Rose Hill Street, their aim remains unchanged – to provide a relaxed venue where the experienced and the beginner alike can feel comfortable and at home, and come and perform and enjoy live music.

Entry is free on a singers night and a nominal charge on guest nights.

See the website for details: http://www.conwyfolkclub.org.uk

The Chichester Open Mic Mondays
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm

11794132_10153456411716271_1229159443096823799_oBlue Lantern is an Open Mic Acoustic Night that now takes place every Monday evening at The Chichester Arms in Chester.

The Blue Lantern ran for 11 years at Yales Cafe Bar, Hill Street, Wrexham until the final night on 9th July 2012. The new venue has a lot of atmosphere and there’s a good selection of food available.

All welcome to have a go – performers of any level. It starts earlier than before at 8.30pm. Arrive early to put your name on the list.

Free entry.


Chester Open Mic Tuesdays
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

before-the-eventEvery Tuesday – Unplugged

£2.00, free before 8.30pm, Doors 7.30
Plus late night jam session from 11.30.
The original ‘Open-mic’ night has been running since 1999.

For singers, musicians & those who want to listen. A high standard of performance with an eclectic mix of music styles. (Duffy started out as a regular here).

Run by Mick Green & Graham Bellinger – “We host the original open mic night in Chester and it’s still the best. We are still amazed at the stream of talented performers who keep appearing, and at the wonderful audience which keeps turning up.”

Get there early to book your slot with Mick or Graham.

Llanfynydd Folk Club
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

THE FOLK CLUB has been running for two years at The Cross Keys Llanfynydd and is attracting great support from all over.

This lovely old 17th century pub situated between Mold and Wrexham on the Offas Dyke with open fires has a real olde worlde atmosphere and a warm welcome.

Guest nights are held each month. No entrance fees, though we do run a raffle!

There couldn’t be a better venue for live acoustic music.

Their real ales have proudly entered then into the CAMRA good beer guide for the last 10 years. www.camra.org.uk. The landlord always offer locally brewed ales that change regularly throughout the week. He also holds a modest range of bottled ciders and European beers to compliment the draught varieties.

Echo Arena. This week
Aug 7 @ 8:35 pm
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This month at Hermon Chapel
Aug 8 @ 4:01 pm

Click here for the “What’s On Calendar”

hermon-headerA space for the arts, education and therapy has finally blossomed in Oswestry.

hermonI can assure you there is no other like it. You step in from the outside world and into another dimension.

So what is it?

It’s an old welsh chapel designed by the Revd. Thomas Thomas and built in 1862-63. In style it has a classical, three bay Tuscan pilastered facade under overall pediment.

Due to lack if use it was auctioned and sold to it’s new owner Duncan Kerr in 2011 with the intention of running it as an arts centre.

I will be looking at running art exhibitions, gigs, comedy nights, workshops, 1-1 education, groups, talks, seminars and much much more! (Thank god i’m not trying to write this in Twitter)
My main interest is providing this to the community and sustaining a vibrant arts scene for all ages.

Hermon Chapel Arts Centre is kitted out with lighting, a top of the range P.A, stage, can seat up to 150 (people), facilities to record and film all events, loads of places to hide and a licensed bar!

Any one who would like to come and have a look, attend events, hire, start workshops, you name it!

Bromborough Folk Club
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

portsunlightBromborough Folk Club is one of the longest established folk clubs in Merseyside, and possibly in the UK. We have operated from various pubs over 30+ years and have an active and extremely popular club.

Performers are always welcome, even on guest nights. We thrive because we appreciate and showcase a wide range of styles and talents, and because our Wirral and Liverpool networks and links are alive and kicking.

Many have supported John Coleman in running the club over the last 30 + years. The current regular co-hosts / residents also include Maurice Purcell, Pam Winship, Steve Barker, Jan Hampson, Phil Chisnall, & John Thackray. Other hosts are invited occasionally to bring a fresh approach. Our resident Shanty Crew, the Port Sunlight Sea Dogs enjoy a popular high profile in Merseyside. Other residents have successful bands themselves, and are well supported at their own events.