Folk Music Society

For folk musicians, dancers, and anyone else interested; we run a variety of events for both the society and the general (primarily student) public.


About Folk Music Society

Primarily we run through weekly sessions, described below. We also perform a variety of ceilidhs and gigs throughout the year, both privately and publicly.

Monday Sessions:
Learning session, 7-9pm in 02/3041. Committee members teach tunes and songs.
Pub Session 9-11pm in The Guide Dog. A more free-form folk jam.

Monthly Sessions (not organised by us, but we recommend them!):
Euro Session, 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9pm, The Junction (by St Denys). Dedicated to European tunes.
Doghouse Session, 4th Monday of the month at 9pm, The Guide Dog. A wider variety of people and tunes than most sessions.

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Folk Music Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year MembershipFREE30/09/2019 - 01/07/2020This entitles you to come to the teaching sessions and play at ceilidhs with us. :)

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Folk Music Society this year are:

  • Andrew Laszcz
    Extraordinary Member
  • Corin Holloway
    Extraordinary Member
  • Rebecca Cook
  • Isaac Treuherz
  • Laura Cunliffe
    Publicity Officer
  • Akhilesh Shastri
  • Lily Nicolson
    Social Secretary
  • Ffion Ridgway
  • Peter Holden
    Welfare Officer

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Folk Music Society are available to view below