Welcome to the Forest Folk Club in the Beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire!

It seems so long ago that we were all able to enjoy our folk events together, so much has changed but perhaps we can, with caution, begin to peep above the parapet and resume in a restricted capacity.

Sunday 17th October
Forest Folk Club are hosting another guest night on Sunday 17th October at The Orepool, Sling near Coleford with Steve and Julie Wigley, a Derby duo, who have been singing together for many years, performing mainly original songs written by Julie.
They are regulars at Burton Folk Club and other midlands folk clubs and also enjoy travelling to clubs further afield..
They have been finalists in BBC Song for Lincolnshire and the John Birmingham Cup and have now recorded five albums of Julie’s songs, with a sixth in progress.
They have a number of Julie’s songs on Soundcloud (Steve and Julie Wigley) and videos on Youtube.
Julie’s songs often tell a story and many have been also published as poems. Their Derbyshire home features in songs like The Derbyshire Hare, West End, The Mermaid’s Pool and the Poppies Weep and her song The Spoon in the Brook won last year’s Lymm Folk Club songwriting competition.
We are still operating on limited, pre booked audience seating. If you would like to attend please let me know ASAP by email to secure a seat. £7 is payable on the door, please arrive by 7.45. Mask wearing is preferable until seated and we would ask that you are double vaccinated. We look forward to seeing you! To reserve your seat please email: forestofdeanfolkclub@gmail.com

Orepool Inn

Orepool Inn, Chepstow Road,
Sling, Coleford GL16 8LH

p: 01594 833883

e: orepool.inn@hotmail.com

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At Forest Folk Club we have been promoting Folk and acoustic music in this area for in excess of 35 years and are proud of our legacy of keeping music live and accessible to everyone in this area and beyond. Our legendary “Singers Nights” welcome musicians and performers of all acoustic music to come along and showcase their talents, we always extend a warm and encouraging welcome!
Over the years the club has hosted many great professional acts from around this country and beyond – such names as Steve Tilston, Jez Lowe, Vin Garbutt, Sarah McQuaid, Harvey Andrews, Johnny Coppin, Archie Fisher…..to name but a few!
Our venue at Orepool Inn,  Sling near Coleford boasts a cosy, warm atmosphere, good food and ale, and even bed and breakfast accommodation.
Check the What’s On in 2021  page for upcoming dates and guests. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Forest Folk Club is a “not for profit” organisation