The Market Tavern is situated by the crosses near Sandbach centre (MAP)
The Market Tavern
8 The Square,
Cheshire CW11 1AT
As well as hosting Sandbach Folk Club, the Market Tavern has live bands every Saturday night plus other regular entertainment.
26th April - Singers
3rd May - Pelican Babies (see news)
10th May - Singers
17th May - Red Shoes
24th May - Singers
31st May - Dave Gibb
7th June - Raintown Sears
14th June - Singers
On the evening before their appearance at Sandbach Folk Club, Pelican Babies are performing a live 30min set plus interview on the below podcast radio show.
This is on Monday 2nd May at 9.00 pm on the link below
Ruga travel have sent the following information:
Following a nice phone conversation with Winston, I'm sending you all the information regarding the events from Ruga Travel Groups. We organize traditional festivals in Spain, Croatia, Prague and also Tuscany, Italy. We welcome groups from all around the world composed between 2 and 100 members and we are really flexible regarding the duration of your stay, your arrival, departure dates and the duration of your performance. We would be really glad to welcome the Sandbach Folk Club at one of our festivals. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information, Best regards,
Sasha Vuillermet Ruga Travel Groups Calle Sant Elm 51 08380 Malgrat de Mar España Tél. & Fax: 0034 932 228 732 Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
On 16th October, Alan and Joyce Dickson organised a Music Evening at Wrenbury Village Hall to raise funds for “Cancer Research U.K.”
Alan and Joyce write:
It was a very successful night. The performers did an excellent job and there were lots of favourable comments from the audience. We managed to raise £660 for "Cancer Research UK" and the local branch of this charity has sent "thankyou" cards to all the sponsors who supplied the raffle prizes and who were mostly shops, pubs, cafes, etc. around the Nantwich area.
We would like to thank all those Sandbach Folk Club performers who took part and the other local performers and helpers who made it such a successful night. Thanks too to Nightshift who finished the night off with a grand finale.
All in all it was a great night for a great cause.
Local group Rockafella performed two excellent special feature spots on 21/7/2015 as they said goodbye to two members of their singing group, Kim and Stella, who are moving out of the area.
Congratulations to Geoff and Louise on their wedding on June 18th
Michelle Martin used to be a regular folk club floor singer and is currently on the Llangollen Canal in her narrow boat "Willowmoor". She has asked me to update the link to her music website as follows:
She also takes commissions to produce fine detail watercolour or pencil portraits from your photographs of people, animals and pets, details here:
and video here
Alan and Joyce who have been folk club regulars since it started in 1981 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in August 2014
Kim and Stella, folk club regulars and singers in the group "Rockafella" celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in August 2014.
Roberto Stampini will be launching his new album on an unsuspecting Folk Club on Tuesday, 1st of July. Put this date in your diaries immediately and then desperately try to find a conflicting engagement. During the evening, you will have the opportunity of hearing four songs from the album performed by the original artists such as the Lovely Miss Liz Rosenfield, the harmonious Rockefellas and the Dave Hiett Brass Ensemble featuring both Dave and Jan Hiett. In the interval there will be an opportunity to talk to the artists and have your photograph taken with your favourites. There will, of course, be a small fee payable if you decide not to engage in this activity.
Winston has agreed to supply, at his own expense, some imaginary sandwiches with imaginary fillings of your choice and a small glass of imaginary Champagne upon your arrival. Unfortunately, as a result of a screw-up by some totally fictitious caterers, there will be no imaginary vegetarian option.
There will be something for everyone on the evening and especially for the music lovers among you: it will also be a normal Singers' Night.
The album will available for sale on the night at the very low price of £5.00. Every penny of the sale price will be given to Dave Hughes who will pass it on to Christies Hospital as part of the ongoing John Stoker appeal. You can listen to one of the least annoying tracks from the album by clicking on the link below.
The Magnificent Ambersons would like to thank everyone that took one of our CDs and made a donation to Christies Hospital, in rememberance of John Stoker. Thanks to your incredible generosity we raised £37! I suggest you all give yourselves what Winston got when he fell while rounding up his cows : A big pat on the back. Unfortunately, we now have only 5,000 CDs remaining and will continue to keep on about them until someone tells us to shut up. As you may be aware, the CDs available last night had inserts with a massive 'typo', these will no doubt be exceptionally valuable in years to come (conditions may apply).
In the face of popular demand, Keith Haines, Phil Jones and Bob Stamp would like to announce the formation of "The Magnificent Ambersons". To commemorate this momentous occasion, they have produced a sampler CD which will be available from Dave Hughes at the Folk Club. Technically it's 'FREE!' but it would be nice, in the unlikely event of you wanting one, if you gave a £2.00 donation to Dave Hughes, which will be added to the John Stoker fund for Christies Hospital. For a taste of the quality songs listen to track 2 now, completely at your own risk.
A video of the special night on 13th August 2013 which was a tribute to John Stoker is now available. Its has been filmed and edited to a very high standard. Its costs £10.00, of which £4.50 goes to the Christie Hospital.
See Yvonne on the door or contact Dave Hughes.
A separate web page has now been created to remember John. This contains photographs, sound recordings of John, a brief video, and Dave Hughes' excellent press release tribute to John.
Alan Casey has set up a Facebook group space exclusively for people who attended the Sing-Out Folk Club in Crewe and it’s associated functions, to keep in touch, share images, sounds, stories news, and memories, and perhaps update the “where are they now?” records.
The group already has some interesting contributions including the photograph on the right of Steve, Winston and myself in the Providence Jug Band in 1975. (we were probably playing Candyman!)
So if you attended the Sing-Out Folk Club in Crewe ask Alan Casey, Steve Green, Phil Brightman or any other existing member to invite you in.
Crazy little Monkey - Watch it here
Don't Think I'm Falling Watch it here
Click here for pictures of John and Dave's celebrations at the Tavern 7/2/2012
Bob has recorded a great video of John Renbourn's Plainsong. Click here to listen.
Click here for pictures of Sue's 60th party held at the Tavern 27/2/2009
The Providence Jug Band have released their second CD "RedStreet Rendezvous" It has 14 tracks at a bargain price of 6.99. You can hear 3 of the new tracks on MySpace click here to listen
Phil has a gained a record contract and also made a new video. See it here
Click here for pictures of Winston's 60th party held at the Tavern 22/2/2009
For bookings please phone Winston on 07815721933
For matters other than bookings relating to Folk Club business, please use this address.
To contact Phil Brightman regarding this website or matters not related to the folk club please use
The Market Tavern, Sandbach Website