Activities & Groups

There are various groups in North West England which provide opportunities for learning and participation in folk music. Here you can find information about some of them.

Orchestra in Folkus

Our Orchestra in Folkus was established in 2016. Led by band leader Sian Phillips, it will be returning in online form in 2021. Watch our News page or Facebook page for announcements...

Lancaster Irish Tunes Class and Slow Session

Folkus tutor Bev Whelan's Irish tunes class and slow session has gone fully online. It meets weekly and features a slow and steady session, plus the opportunity to learn new Irish tunes. Go to the website for more details, or contact Bev Whelan.

Palatine Fiddlers

The Palatine Fiddlers are based in Mellor Brook, Blackburn, and are continuing to meet weekly online. For more information visit the website, or contact Julian Taylor