Forest Folk & Covid-19

We do hope you are all safe and keeping well.

The Government guidance is now that indoor music performances can resume as from 15th August subject to social distancing. We are very aware that circumstances can change overnight, and that everything we do will be according to Government guidelines and subject to whatever Government restrictions apply at the time.

This last Monday saw Forest Folk's second set of socially distanced concerts, this time with Richard Digance. Both sessions were a great success, and we would like to thank everyone who supported us.

We are delighted to announce that on Monday 16th November, Bob Fox will be our guest at Forest Folk, with two socially distanced performances, one at 2.30 pm, and one at 7 pm, with just 30 tickets available for each session.

At the moment, and if possible, Forest Folk will run its guest concerts

with two sessions, 2.30 pm and 7 pm and subject to the following guidelines:

· Advance booking essential, so that we do not exceed 30 audience number

· Hand sanitizer to be used on entering the building

· Social distancing a must

· Face coverings are required in the hall, but can be removed when having a drink

Contact details required for NHS Test and Trace

· Windows and doors will be open (please bear in mind the weather on the night)

· People with symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been advised to self-isolate following contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend.

Take care of yourselves, keep safe, keep washing those hands and following social distancing requirements,

and once again, many, many thanks for your support.

Charles, Forest Folk

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The Forest Folk Virtual Singaround continues

Our Singaround regulars are contributing videos of songs and tunes and until such time as we can meet again

in the bar of the North Boarhunt Social Club, these videos are being posted on the Forest Folk Facebook page.

For some great contributions to our Virtual Singaround, please go to our Facebook page,

and thanks so much to our regulars for sending them in.

For more than 40 years Bob Fox has been regarded as one of “the iconic voices” of British folk song. Deeply influenced by the working class culture and industrial folk song prevalent in his native County Durham, he has become a first rate exponent of storytelling through song.

Bob has long been a favourite on the live circuit both as a solo artist and in his many highly successful collaborations, which include a duo with Billy Mitchell, the BBC New Radio Ballads series, The Pitman Poets, and most recently playing the role of folksinger/storyteller Songman in The English National Theatre’s multi award winning production of War Horse.

Don’t miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, accompanied by a wonderful guitar style that can both drive or embellish his supreme singing. Expect to hear songs of love, joy, work and humour as he performs material from War Horse, newly written songs from the New Radio Ballad series and old favourites from his many recordings.

We need more likes on facebook - please join in the fun, click on the tab,

and like and share Forest Folk on

facebook. Many thanks.

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See below for details of all forthcoming events. Forest Folk meets on the first Monday of the month for Singarounds – 7.30 to 11 pm;

and third Mondays (with occasional second Mondays) of the month for Guest Evenings – 8 to 11 pm, doors open 7.30 pm, unreserved seating.

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To reserve and buy tickets: Tel 01329 833625 / 023 9226 4288 / email Please send cheque payable to FOREST FOLK (together with a stamped, addressed envelope) to Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville, PO7 6PR and we’ll send tickets by return. NB Please do not write on the back of the cheque as the bank has installed a new cheque reader which will not accept cheques with writing on the back!

Membership: Forest Folk membership costs £10 per person or £15 per couple per year, your year starts when you join up. Membership will give you a discount on your guest night ticket.

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We only use your contact details to let you know about Forest Folk related information - events etc - we will never sell or pass on your information. We use Mailchimp, which is fully GDPR compliant, to send out our newsletters. If you have any questions at all do let us know.

To find us: The North Boarhunt Village Hall & Social Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, near Wickham, Hampshire PO17 6DD

From the East, leave the M27 at Junction 10, take the A32 Alton road and fork right at the Shell Garage in Wickham. Turn right by St Nicholas Church onto the B2177 to North Boarhunt, and after approx one and a half miles take the second left into Trampers Lane, Forest Folk is at the Social Club and Village Hall half a mile down the lane on the right, opposite the bottle bank sign. There is plenty of room in the car park behind the village hall so please do use it - many thanks. There are two disabled spaces at the front of the building (which is wheelchair accessible) - please keep free for those who need to use them.

From the West, double back along the M27 from Junction 11 to Junction 10, then follow directions above.

Our thanks to all of you for supporting Forest Folk, and we hope to see you soon!

For more information please contact:

Charles (tel) 01329 833625

Janet (tel) 023 9226 4288 / 07976 713949


Mail to: Forest Folk, 12A Ashling Gardens, Denmead, Waterlooville PO7 6PR



16 November 2020 Bob Fox (£14 member ticket, £16 non member ticket)

21 December 2020 The Young'uns - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE



20 January 2020 Steve Knightley

17 February 2020 The Paul McKenna Band

16 March 2020 The Trials of Cato

21 September 2020 Jim Causley

19 October 2020 Richard Digance


14 January 2019 The Local Honeys

21 January 2019 Steve Knightley

18 February 2019 Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle

18 March 2019 Edwina Hayes

15 April 2019 Glymjack

20 May 2019 The Gerry Colvin Band

10 June 2019 Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

22 June 2019 Forest Folk Day (acoustic concert with JC & Angelina Grimshaw)

15 July Saltfishforty

9 September 2019 Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

14 October 2019 JigJam

18 November 2019 Daoiri Farrell

9 December 2019 Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

16 December 2019 The Jigantics


15 January 2018 Steve Knightley

19 February 2018 Martin & Eliza Carthy

19 March 2018 Broom Bezzums

16 April 2018 The Coal Porters

21 May 2018 While & Matthews

18 June 2018 The East Pointers

16 July 2018 Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

17 September 2018 Granny's Attic

15 October 2018 Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan

12 November 2018 Tide Lines

19 November 2018 Martyn Joseph

10 December 2018 Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

17 December 2018 A Causley Christmas with Jim Causley


16 January Steve Knightley

20 February Breabach

20 March Maddy Prior, Hannah James & Giles Lewin

Easter Monday 17 April Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

22 May John Doyle

19 June Le Vent Du Nord

17 July Melrose Quartet

18 September Merry Hell Acoustic

16 October Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley with Emily Sanders

20 November Tide Lines

11 December Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

18 December The Liberty to Choose


18 January Steve Knightley

15 February Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

14 March The Poozies

18 April Bob Fox

25 April Show of Hands

16 May Jim Causley

20 June Martyn Joseph

18 July Martin Simpson and Dom Flemons

19 September Ranagri

17 October The James Brothers

21 November Skerryvore

(Friday) 2 December Christmas Ceilidh with Simon Care's Banter

19 December 2016 Les Barker


Monday 18 May 2015 - Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys

Monday 8 June 2015 - Mànran

Monday 20 July 2015 - The Dovetail Trio

Monday 16 November 2015 - Oysters3

Monday 21 September 2015 - The New Rope String Band

Monday 14 December 2015 - Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

Monday 21 December 2015 - Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs