During the folk revival of the 1960’s, and subsequent years of the twentieth century, Harrogate Folk Club was one of the leading venues in the north and was highly influential in developing the musical careers of many artists.  Harrogate Folk Club was revived again in 2018, with monthly sessions upstairs in the function room at The Empress. The club proved very popular and over the next two years we built a community who loved to share and listen to music. We had some memorable nights with talented local performers and top guest artists. THEN…..Covid 19 stopped everything! Well not quite everything because we enjoyed monthly Zoom get togethers and our regular local singers had a presence on our Harrogate Folk Club Soundcloud page. But then Harrogate Folk Club arose from the ashes in September 2021 in our new location at Roosters Brewery for yet another folk revival!! It’s a tough time for live music as it emerges from the Pandemic, but we shall keep the music going for as long as there are people who want to share it!

What folks say about Harrogate Folk Club:

“It’s one of the most varied clubs I’ve ever been to -hardcore unaccompanied trad at one extreme and cross handed guitar wizardry at the other -magic! Thankyou for making it happen” – Chris Manners

” I have to say the standard was extraordinarily high with some incredible musicians……you are obviously doing something right!” Den Miller

What a lovely audience, atmosphere and welcome. Fantastic floorspots and  enthusiastic singing from the audience. A really fun night!” Yan Tan Tether

“Great bunch of people tonight – and well organized.” Jez Lowe

 “ What a wonderful folk club!” The Jon Palmer Band

“Best folk club we’ve been to in years! Wonderful hosts, singers, floorspots and audience” Rebekah Findlay and Lee Huck

“ It was so lovely, what a gorgeous folk club!” Edwina Hayes

“A great club, lovely atmosphere, fine singers, great hosts.” John Watterson