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