Our mission continues in bringing a variety of top folk artists to Wetherby



Many thanks to Nigel Plant for the superb photographs



1st Anniversary Special at the Engine Shed

7:30 Sunday 14th April


What a cracking night we had with the true legends of folk rock, Lindisfarne!


A sell-out audience of nearly 300 packed the Engine Shed who sang, clapped and danced to a night of classics - Fog on the Tyne, Run For Home, Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On The Corner, Clear White Light, etc, etc. 


Many thanks to the fantastic band, Viking Productions for the sound & lighting, voluteer stewards and the staff of The Engine Shed. Particular thanks to the audience for supporting live music making for a truly memorable evening. 


Youtube - Lindisfarne 'Lady Eleanor ' Live at Wetherby


A great night - Alan

That was a great night - Steve

Superbly organised, slick, smooth - Jacquie

Brilliant night. Well done to all concerned - Rory

Absolutely fantastic evening, thank you to all involved - Liz

Great night - Phil

They were excellent, relaxed and entertaining - Alan

Epic Night - Tracey

Absolutely brilliant night! - Verity

What a great night! Brings me way back. - Ron

What an amazing evening - Steve

Lindisfarne were great, the organisation of the event was great and we were made to feel very welcome! - Val

They were true professionals, easy to work with and really nice guys - me



Edwina Hayes, Gary Stewart, Emily Slade

7:30 Friday 17th May - Sold out


What a great night of live music this will be - not 1, not 2 but 3 headliner performers!


We are delighted to have the brilliant Edwina Hayes, one of the finest female singer/songwriters this country has produced in years. Edwina brings together English folk, Americana and the rich Northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own.


Gary Stewart is an amazing talented Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist in the Folk/Pop vein. Gary is influenced by the Folk Artists of the '60's and '70's (Paul Simon/James Taylor/The Eagles/Joni Mitchell/Carole King). 


Emily Slade is an outstanding acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter carving out a staggering reputation amongst audiences and fellow musicians alike.


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John Palmer Acoustic Band, The Brothers Gillespie - 7:30 Friday 21st June


We are delighted to welcome back the brilliant and very popular John Palmer and his full 6-piece band. They blew us away when they came to Wetherby last June.


Their Album 'Vacca Wall' has won many plaudits and they will be singing songs again from that album.


Jon will be abley supported by the fine harmonising duo The Brothers Gillespie with influence from their wild Nothumberland roots. 


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The Hunch, Martin Heaton

7:30, Friday 12th July


We have been trying to book The Hunch. for a long time now They are one of the most established and respected bands around, so we are delighted that they will be coming for a 'double set'.

Five musicians at the top of their game, honed from years of performance. With talent in great measure, they showcase their creativity & technical brilliance in every song.


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Merry Hell with Plaum Hall

Tuesday 10th December (Engine Shed)


Merry Hell return to Wetherby Folk Club to end the year on a high with some memorable entertainment.


They will be joined by PlumHall who are also returning to Wetherby after recently supporting the Fairport Convention tour.


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More terrific line-ups planned...


Friday 17th May - Edwina Hayes, Gary Stewart, Emily Slade Sold Out

Friday 21st June - Jon Palmer Acoustic Band, The Brothers Gillespie

Friday 12th July - The Hunch, Martin Heaton

Friday 6th September - Straw Men, Cobalt Tales, Gerry Ffrench

Friday 27th September - Bella Gaffney, Henry Parker, Judith Haswell & Trish McLean

Friday 18th October - Louise Rogan, Rueben & The Bridge, Anna Howells

Tuesday 10th December - Merry Hell, Plum Hall (The Engine Shed)