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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   
  • Wessex Folk Festival
  •  ...more

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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.

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