We would prefer people coming to the club to be at least 'double-jabbed', preferably boosted and to have had a recent negative COVID-19 test, but we will not insist on either unless the Welsh government changes the rules. We'll be providing hand sanitiser and washable mic covers, but it's up to you if you want to bring your own mic or wear a mask.
We meet upstairs at the
Malpas Road, Newport, South Wales, NP20 5PJ
(Entrance round the corner in Goodrich Crescent)
April saw the return of the legend that is Martin Carthy and our old friends Dave Mann. May gives us another brace of back to back treats with the return of Rob Barratt and Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter. On top of that, the weekend of 6-8 May sees a packed schedule for the 2022 Tredegar House Folk Festival. Check the Festival website for the latest information and to book tickets. Sadly, ill health has forced Barbara Dickson to drop out of her headline spot on Sunday afternoon: we wish her a speedy recovery.
Through our Zoom sessions, we have made so many new friends that might not have visited the club otherwise. As a result, we will continue hosting Zoom Sessions, but these will be on the third Tuesday of every month so that they dont interfere with our live sessions. You can download the Zoom app to pretty much any device. Click on the button below to download the App for your device from the Zoom website.
Once you have Zoom working on your device, Join us in the meeting room using the number below (no passcode required). Please Make sure that your Zoom profile lets everyone know who you are and join us about 15 minutes before the Scheduled Start Time to indroduce yourself to Ruth if you wish to perform. For everyone's benefit, please keep your microphone muted when other people are performing.
If you are joining us after the 8:30 p.m. Start Time, please ensure that you leave your microphone muted to avoid disturbing anyone who is performing at the time you join. We prefer to see everyone's face, but if you are feeling a bit self-conscious, by all means switch off your video feed and just listen.
We welcome ALL acoustic instruments and musical styles and players from beginners to virtuosos, whether you wrote it yourself or borrowed it from someone else. We are not averse to a bit of poetry or purple prose either. Come along to play or just listen to others. We use the Function Room upstairs and the atmosphere is terrific. Come along and find out for yourself!