Folk Train History:

  • 24 April 2001 visit to the Old Nag’s Head 
  • August 2001 Spain
  • 22 January 2002  Ireland
  • September 2005 North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire
  • October 2006 Sheffield Folk Festival
  • June 2007 The Day after the big flood. The Folk Train was cancelled.
  • October 2007 New Mills Town Hall
  • October 2008 The Sheffield Folk Festival    ...more info

 

Useful Folk Train Sites:

Past News:

Hope Valley Line Folk Train

The Hope Valley Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction ten years ago, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Folk Train for the fantastic experience it is ..!

The Folk Trains run from Manchester to Hathersage and Sheffield to Edale.  (See below)

Manchester - Hathersage Folk Train

Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1145 calling at all stations from Reddish North to Hathersage. The band plays at the Little John Hotel, Hathersage. Return on the 1432 train from Hathersage, calling at all the same stations, except Strines, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 1532.

Saturday 11 April 2009 with the Rainy City Bluegrass Band
Traditional bluegrass at its best.

Saturday 2 May 2009 with The Duffers
Lively traditional music plus the Crown Rapper Sword dancers.

Saturday 23 May 2009 community rail month event with Dom Colins
Excellent comedy solo performer

Saturday 6 June 2009 with Blue Heart
Country, blues and bluegrass

Saturday 20 June 2009 with Nelson Peach
Traditional and American folk music.

For up-to-date information on the Manchester Folk Trains, call (0161) 244 1880 (24 hours) or (01663) 746377.


Sheffield to Edale Folk Train

The Folk Trains are renowned amongst local music lovers and costs no more than an ordinary train ticket. Our enthusiastic musicians play on the train, and at Edale everyone alights to visit The Rambler, the pub next to the station, where the music session continues.

The Folk Train departs from Sheffield (platform 2c) at 1914 calling at all stations to Edale. The band plays at the Rambler Inn, Edale. We return on the 2128 train from Edale, calling at all stations to Sheffield, arriving there at 2203.

Tuesday 28 April 2009 with Jack's Rake
Performing a vibrant mix of styles on a mixture of stringed, wind and percussion instruments.

Tuesday 26 May 2009 community rail month event with Strings and Reeds
Formed in 1986 this popular band play English, Irish and Scottish music.

Tuesday 23 June 2009 with Sheffield City Morris
A highly entertaining combination of music, dance song and stories.

All Sheffield artists are subject to confirmation. For the latest information visit www.folktrain.org.uk , ring the Events Line on (0161) 244 1880 or contact Gerry on (0114) 266 9532.


Glossop Line Folk Train

Our talented musicians play on the train, and at Glossop where everyone alights to visit Glossop Labour Club for liquid refreshment and a further session from the band. The Club is fully accessible to wheelchair users. There is no charge for the event - just the price of your ordinary train or Wayfarer ticket.

Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1848, calling at all stations except Ardwick to Glossop. The band play at Glossop Labour Club, Glossop before returning on the 2139 train from Glossop, calling at all the same stops, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 2212.

Thursday 23 April 2009 with the Cross Keys Folk Club
Traditional and contemparary folk music.

Thursday 28 May 2009 community rail month event with Acoustic Collective
Sing-along chorus folk and self penned numbers.

Thursday 25 June 2009 with Acoustak
A popular group from Northwich, playing folk, country and classic pop.


Buxton Line Folk Train

Our talented musicians play on the train, and at Furness Vale Comunity Centre. There is no charge for the event - just the price of your ordinary train or Wayfarer ticket.

Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1152, calling at Stockport then all stations to Buxton. The band plays at The Dome. Food is available. Return on the 1527 from Buxton calling at all the same stops and arriving in Manchester at 1628.

Saturday 16 May 2009 community rail month opening event with Hatstand Medicine Band
Blues and Jug, 20's to 30's music and Klemzmer Kollective playing exciting Eastern European, Jewish and traditional dance music.


Easy Reference Calendar April - June 2009
Manchester to Hathersage Sheffield to Edale 'Edale Rambler' Manchester to Glossop
11 April 28 April 23 April
2 May 26 May 28 May
23 May 23 June 25 June




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