25th April 2019 ~ Jackie Oates & Mike Cosgrave

We are very pleased to welcome Jackie Oates back to the club this year. Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival. She went down a storm…

23rd May 2019 ~ Bob Fox

Since the early 70s, Bob Fox has lovingly developed his skills in the performance of folk song in all its various forms. He has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, has collaborated with many top musicians and is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. His work includes The Pitmen…

27th June 2019 ~ The Trials of Cato

We are very pleased to welcome back The Trials of Cato to Stafford Folk Club! Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, The Trials of Cato formed whilst living in Beirut,and spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues….

26th September 2019 ~ Bernard Wrigley

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, and then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, the career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan’s Coogan’s Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented…