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. 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!

Past Guest Performers at the club: Jack Rutter, Flossie Mallavialle, Cohen Braithwait-Kilcoyne, Jez Lowe, John Watterson, Dan Walsh, Leeds Folk Degree Students, The Jon Palmer Band, Edwina Hayes, Yan Tan Tether, John Kirkpatrick, Katie Spencer, Damien Barber and Mike Wilson, Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones, The Hunch, Maddie Morris, Sam Barrett

Past Spotlight Performers and support acts: Sarah-Louise Boyle, Roger Knowles, Zeke Deighton, Robin Van Zeltz, Sam Barrett, Heathen Kings, Rebekah Findlay and Lee Huck, Atlas Bridge, Chris Manners, Steamtown, Tom Richardson, Maddie Morris, Hazjak, The Paper Waits, Christine and Dylan Summers, Maddie Andrews and Steve Lacey, James Mitchell, Lucie and Graham Else.