Forest Folk  - a great folk club in Hampshire

What's on:           

Monday 10 June, 8 pm - Gordie MacKeeman 

& His Rhythm Boys

The Canadian award – winning quartet Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are back with their fourth studio recording, Dreamland.
  Joined by noted roots producer R.S. Field (Justin Townes Earle, Steve Earle, Tim O ’Brien), the album features intricate bluegrass, down – home country and reckless rockabilly, in a driving set of originals, fun covers and foot – stomping instrumentals.

The group features all–star pickers and singers, trading instruments and styles every song. The Rhythm Boys are Gordie MacKeeman (fiddle, acoustic guitar, feet percussion, vocals), Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (guitars, bass, banjo, steel guitar, vocals), and Jason Burbine (bass, percussion, guitar, vocals).  Gordie lives up to his nick-name, "Crazy Legs," hoofing with abandon, or sawing out a solo perched on top of the doghouse bass. 

 Crowds love them everywhere they go, thanks to Gordie's charm (and flying fiddle and feet) and their unique blend of just about every roots genre going.  They love it all, old and new, and put on a variety show that has the fans dancing, laughing and singing along.   (

Saturday 22 June, 11.30 am to 11 pm - Forest Folk Day

Our Forest Folk Day takes place on Saturday 22 June, starting at 11.30 am and going through to 11 pm.  The day will start with song and music sessions,  moving on to feature spots during the afternoon, and an acoustic concert with J C & Angelina Grimshaw at 7.30 pm. Real ales and refreshments available throughout the day - free entry with jug collections. 

J C (John-Claude) Grimshaw is a song writer/multi-instrumentalist, who plays guitars, mandolins, harmonica, ukulele and Hawaiian lap guitar with a deep rooted passion.  J C grew up on the Isle Of Wight where from a young age he found himself in the company of artists, poets and musicians of all genres of music, from seaside holiday entertainers through to reclusive old time jazzers and rock stars!  With his sister Angelina, J C formed a successful and now long standing duo act, playing acoustic instruments and delivering a high energy, original show, largely self-penned.  Their emphasis is old time jazz, folk, country and blues, and heart felt ballads.

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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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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


3 June 2019                                  Singaround

10 June 2019                                Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (tickets £17 non members, £15 members)

22 June 2019 (Saturday)                Forest Folk Day (supper guests JC & Angelina Grimshaw)

1 July 2019                                     Singaround

15 July                                            Saltfishforty (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

closed during August

2 September 2019                            Singaround

9 September 2019                            Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

7 October 2019                                  Singaround

14 October  2019                              JigJam (tickets £16 non members, £14 members)

4 November 2019                              Singaround

18 November 2019                            Daoiri Farrell (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

2 December 2019                              Singaround

9 December 2019                           Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)

16 December 2019                         The Jigantics (tickets £14 non members, £12 members)



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


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 21 September 2015  -  The New Rope String Band

Monday 16 November 2015  -  Oysters3

Monday 14 December 2015  -  Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit

Monday 21 December 2015  -  Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs

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