South Shields Folk Club
most Sunday nights at

The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields
NE33 1ES
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30 start.


SSFC resident singers' and musicians' material is mostly traditional, as are most of the guest performers we book, but we do like to hear other kinds of music as well, and very much appreciate visitors who perform contemporary, country, blues, or their own material. Even when our guest diary is full floor singers are especially welcome, as are new resident singers and musicians. It'll cost at least 6 each for admission to a guest night and 3 each for admission to a resident singers' and musicians' night. Membership is free and once you're on the list you'll get email updates etc., and you'll be at the beginning of the queue for special events tickets which may also be a special (probably more expensive) price.

n.b.  Musicians who bring their own electrical equipment/amplification are required by The Customs House to have a PAT certificate for any such apparatus.


Our Diary   13/9/17 update

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Folk Club Contacts

By telephone; Keith Cunningham 0191 510 1589, Brian Hunt 07971 828 465.

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Our Diary

September the 17th
Benny Graham
plus residents and visitors

September the 24th
Resident and visiting singers and musicians

October the 1st
plus residents and visitors

October the 8th
The Teacups Trio
(KateLocksley, Rosie Calvert, and Will Finn)
plus residents and visitors

October the 15th
Paul Downes
plus residents and visitors

October the 22nd
The Foxglove Trio
plus residents and visitors

October the 29th
Resident and visiting singers and musicians

November the 5th

November the 12th
plus residents and visitors

November the 19th
Martyn Wyndham-Read
plus residents and visitors

November the 26th
Two Black Sheep And A Stallion
plus residents and visitors

December the 3rd

Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham
plus residents and visitors

December the 10th
The Wilson Family
plus residents and visitors

December the 17th
December the 24th
December the 31st

January the 7th
January the 14th
January the 21st
January the 28th

February the 4th
February the 11th
February the 18th
February the 25th

March the 4rd
March the 11th
March the 18th
March the 25th

April the 1st
April the 8th
April the 15th
April the 22nd
April the 29th

May the 6th
May the 13th
May the20th
May the 27th

June the 3rd
June the 10th
June the 17th
June the 24th

July the 1st
July the 8th
July the 15th
July the 22nd
July the 29th

August the 5th
August the 12th
August the 19th
August the 26th

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