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

Are you someone who likes playing and listening to music? Come try out FolkSoc! We welcome everyone regardless of ability. It's all about having fun with good people, good music, and becoming more confident playing music with others.

We play a variety of music ranging from traditional English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh/French music to some much more modern folk music. Along with the variety of music we play, many of our members play a variety of interesting instruments so you'll likely get to see and hear something you've never seen before.

We run weekly teaching sessions on Mondays 7-9pm (location to be announced - potentially online) where a committee member will teach some tunes. Followed by a session/play around 9-11pm.

In a normal year we'd also be performing at a variety of ceilidhs and gigs throughout the year, both privately and publicly. As well as these gigs, we'd play at a number of pub sessions. Now is quite the age of online sessions. Many great sessions have move online for the moment and we'd be more than happy to point you towards some good ones.

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:

Darcy Marriner
Ceilidh co-ordinator
Ondine Watson
Ceilidh co-ordinator
Corin Holloway
Welfare Officer

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Membership 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
Free membershipFREE01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022This membership entitles you to: Play at any session we hold (online or in-person) Access to our Facebook group Play at any public gigs we hold (such as ceilidhs)


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