club singers and musicians
Meeting at the Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar Near Loughborough, LE12 8PN.

Grand Union is a traditional style folk club that meets on Monday nights in the friendly setting of a village pub serving a range of real ales. A place to sit back, relax and lose yourself for a few hours in the company of like minded people with a love of traditional music. Why not come and join us?

"Great singing club" The Wilson Family.

Singarounds and Guest Nights

Singarounds and guest nights start at 8.00pm (Doors open at 7:30). Singarounds are the very essence of what the club is about and are on the 2nd Monday of each month throughout the year (check the website for the January date if the 2nd Monday is Plough Monday). There is no formal entry charge, but a voluntary contribution of just £1 to help us offset our running costs would be most welcome. Guest night charges vary.

Traditional English Music Sessions and Workshops

The music sessions take place in the bar and run from 9.00pm until the landlord kicks us out. They are usually fronted by Phil Preen (subject to the commitments of the Bang On The Wall Ceilidh Band). The music has a bias towards the English tradition but apart from that the format is reasonably free. The sessions are open to any musician who enjoys playing traditional music, there is no entrance fee and the pub keeps a good cellar with real ales always available. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us.

The musicians workshops take place before the bar sessions in the Grand Union club room at the back of the pub and run from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. The music is taken at a steady pace and they are open to anyone who has mastered the rudiments of their instrument and has an interest in English Folk music. They regularly attract an ensemble of melodeons, English / Anglo concertinas, accordions, fiddles, whistles, recorders, mandolins and guitars. There is no formal entry charge but a voluntary contribution of just £1 to help us offset our running costs is always appreciated.

Core Members

The Grand Union Folk Club has at its core a group of well established singers and musicians who are drawn together by a common passion - the love of a good session. Even allowing for the occasional absentee, there are enough of us to guarantee that, if you enjoy tradition style acoustic folk music, you will have a great evening out. Members of the core are: Stuart Booth, Pete Burnham, Lyn Cooper, Bob Crosby, Tony Jalland, Karen Harris, Jacky Lockley, Phil Preen, Martin Tabraham, Steve Tunnicliff, Martin Wildig and Bill Wilkes.