Music for today ....
.... because of yesterday

A selection of the very best of music and
dance with its roots in the tradition

  • Our next Folk Club guest night:

  • Pete Coe
    Friday 24th November 2023 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Pete has been a professional musician since 1971, playing at festivals concerts, clubs, dances and schools throughout Britain and he has performed at the various folk song and dance venues in and around Guildford since 1973. He has been a frequent guest at the Music Institute and we’re delighted to welcome him back.

    During the ‘70s Pete toured and recorded with Chris Coe, was a member of the legendary ceilidh “supergroup” The New Victory Band and, with Nic Jones, Tony Rose and, again, Chris Coe he was a member of Bandoggs. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s he toured and recorded with Red Shift but since 1985 he’s mainly worked as a soloist and earned an enviable reputation.

    Pete has one of the finest voices on the folk scene, is an accomplished musician (stringed and squeezebox instruments) and a fine step dancer to boot. He is also a researcher of folk song and has a rich and varied repertoire of material from around Britain in general and the midlands in particular.

    Admission £13.00 (member £12.00) - Tickets must be purchased in advance

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  • Our next Come All Ye:
    Come All Ye
    Friday 10th November 2023- 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH


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