Our Next Event

SHOWCASE
Friday 25th November

At The Royal British Legion
7:30 for 8pm to 11pm
£7 cash or card on the door

Featuring …
Cambridge & Walker

David and Jenna … truly a most impressive …a classic blend of traditional and contemporary material, layered intelligently and contextually into an abiding listening pleasure.’ – FATEA

Along with …
Mandy Woods

A seasoned writer and performer in both the UK and America, Mandy has spent most of her adult life giving in to wanderlust and crafting songs, many of which tell a story – about the ups and downs of relationships, her own and other people’s struggles and quests for whatever it is we think our life is about, and anything else that has set her imagination off on her unconventional journey to where she is now.

Along with …
Umbrella Factory

The Umbrella Factory is a blues-folk duo based in Southend, Essex, they regularly play across various local and further-afield gigs and festivals, including the much loved annual Leigh Folk Festival. 
Their music is a heady mix of the earthy blues tones of Memphis Minnie with the poignancy of artists such as Gillian Welch, Mary Gauthier, and Ola Belle Reed.  

Along with …
Steve Warner

‘Steve tells great stories through his songs and captures the audience with his engaging delivery’ Gilmore&Roberts

‘I Thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s set. He is an engaging performer armed with a collection of thought-provoking, inspiring songs’ Hannah Scott

‘Steve puts audiences at ease, playing original and well-chosen covers, delivered with a fine singing voice and accompanied by a variety of guitars and even occasional mandolin’ Redbourn Folk Club

COVID 19

We are offering contactless payment and social distancing, sitting in groups around tables, in our large airy hall with mechanical ventilation.
There are screens at the bar.

Our FULL Programme for 2022
It is all here on our
‘What’s On’ page

With video examples of every artist on our programme

Our NEW Venue

The Royston Royal British Legion Mill Rd, Royston SG8 7AE

Large stage
Social distancing with our own bar
Full range of drinks available at any time

We have been welcomed on the Second and Last Friday of every month … 7:30 for 8pm start and 11pm finish

The British Legion provides us with …
Our own entrance and reception
Capacity for 100 socially distanced in groups at tables
A ‘proper good’ stage and lighting
Our own Bar and bar staff serving us at any time throughout the evening
With on tap … Lagers, Guinness, John Smiths, IPA and a Guest Ale …
… plus the usual softs, spirits and wines
Snacks but not cooked food are also available

Car parking at The British Legion … is not obvious but (Our Survey Says) …
There are regularly about 20 spaces in Mill Rd, Queens Rd, Stamford Rd and Lumen Rd
(these are only restricted 10am to 11 am so NOT RESTRICTED when we will be there)
Additionally in Lumen Rd there are a number of unrestricted car parks with capacity for about 45 cars
Furthermore … The King James Wall, Royston’s civic car park, is FREE OF CHARGE after 3pm and is about 10 mins walk away with ample capacity.

More Detail … to help you find our venue and all about us on our ‘About’ page

Tickets from 2023

RESERVE YOUR TICKET NOW for our 2023 events
FOR A £3 DISCOUNT AND A RESERVED SEAT

Receive an email reservation – Pay cash or card on arrival

It is not essential to reserve seats – we have 100 seats

We are not taking advance payments as Covid still provides uncertainty … If we lose any of our booked acts to covid we will continue with the help of our local musicians and the door price will be adjusted.

You may be asked to show the email on your phone … But we do aim to add your reservation to our pre-booked list and your request will be honoured until 9pm on the day of the show.

Our Mission

Royston Folk Club is a constituted  “Not for Profit” Organisation with a committee of volunteers. Its aim is to help build a friendship community for those who like to regularly gather together and enjoy listening to live music with those that enjoy playing live music.

Our SHOWCASES give opportunity for new artists, new material, new collaborations, new instruments and help us find and develop paid support acts for our concerts.
Our CONCERTS (when re instated) are our opportunity to invite paid artists both local and far flung to perform and entertain us.

The breadth of musical genre that we embrace is wide, but predominantly acoustic, but does not preclude electric guitar and bass, keyboards, or percussion.  It includes “All Roots” and the full spectrum of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Protest, Story telling, Sung and Spoken as well as contemporary composers and song writers who work in these genres. 

We especially encourage young musicians and run regular
“Young musician of the year” contests with cash and gig prizes.

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