The Manchester Folk Trains
This unusual musical entertainment is renowned amongst local music lovers and costs no more than an ordinary rail or Wayfarer ticket. Our enthusiastic musicians play on the train, and at Hathersage everyone alights to visit the Little John pub for liquid refreshment, entertained by a further session from the band. Food is also available and this pub is wheelchair accessible and sells REAL ALE!
The Folk Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Folk Train for the fantastic experience it is .....!
Wayfarer tickets may offer you the best deal if you are travelling in a group or from further afield.Manchester - Hathersage Folk Train
Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 1145 calling at all stations from Reddish North to Hathersage. The band plays at the Little John Hotel, Hathersage. Return on the 1432 train from Hathersage, calling at all the same stations, except Strines, arriving at Manchester Piccadilly at 1532. Note: Train departs Marple Station approx 12noon but always double check times with National Rail)
.12 April: The Beech Band
Returning for their second visit to the Hathersage folk train from their home at the Snug of The Beech Inn, Chorlton. An informal gathering of musicians and singers performing mainly, but not exclusively, traditional folk songs, many with choruses. Squeeze boxes, banjos, guitars etc and a range of percussion, to entertain everyone.10 May: Geoff Higginbottom
No folk train year would be complete without our great regular folk train favourite singing his own blend of local and classic folk songs, enjoyed by all fans of folk and popular music alike.14 June: DH Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show
Brand new to the folk train all the way from Nottingham they describe themselves as a bunch of classically trained washboard & kazoo players. Hailing from the green hills and valleys of 'Lawrence County' and bringing a subtle mix of traditional British Folk Music and Bluegrass with an emphasis on witty Americana-flavoured lyrics. Reported as "...one of the most fun and unique acts in Nottingham.. always really entertaining.”
For up-to-date information on the Manchester Folk Trains, call 0161 494 9814.
Watch this space for more folk trains in future months.
for more details.The "Expires" date in the heading of this topic refers to the last scheduled event that we have details for. It does not mean that the Folk Trains are ending or expiring on this date!