Worcester's Weekly Folk Club

Every Friday 8.30 - 11.00 p.m.

The Alma Tavern, 74 Droitwich Road, Worcester, WR3 7HT

£1.50 for members - £2 for visitors


Membership £5 to 31 December - join at the door


What People Say

The best club for singing in EnglandSara Grey
The choruses were definitely the best I've ever heard - totally amazing!Vicky Swan
Some of the best chorus singing we've ever heard, and we've played nearly all the folk clubs in BritainNapper & Bliss

What To Expect

"The Somers" is named after a (long gone) Worcestershire pub where the club originally started meeting over 30 years ago. Traditional music in all its varieties has always been celebrated at the club, but is by no means an exclusive requirement for performers. There are certainly plenty of beautiful choruses, ballads, and rousing shanties etc. from English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, American and even French traditions that are enjoyed on Friday folk nights. But you're just as likely to hear contemporary and self-penned songs in the folk idiom, acoustic blues, spirituals, musical hall and humorous numbers, as well as instrumental tunes played on guitar, fiddle, harmonica, flute, whistle, concertina, and so on. Poetry and spoken word performances are also contributed. All kinds of folk are welcome!

  • The club is friendly, relaxed and encouraging
  • We don’t have paid guests on club nights
  • We try to fit in everyone who wants to perform
  • We can't guarantee a slot if you arrive after the evening starts
  • Our tradition is not to perform from sheet music
  • We don't use amplification
  • We're not a singaround session
  • But we do join in choruses
  • The club loves to sing!

What's On

  • 06 Folk night, with choruses to start
  • 07 Members Harvest Supper with Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman (members only, tickets in advance)
  • 13 Folk night
  • 20 Folk night
  • 27 Folk night
  • 03 Folk night, with choruses to start
  • 10 Folk night
  • 17 Folk night: featuring Chris Stewart
  • 24 Folk night
  • 01 Folk night, with choruses to start
  • 08 Folk night
  • 15 Folk night
  • 22 Folk night
  • 29 no meeting
  • 05 Folk night, with choruses to start
  • 12 Folk night
  • 19 Folk night
  • 26 Folk night


Tel: 01684 561378 (Sam & Eleanor)

email (Chris)

As regular club meetings are floor spots only, we are unable to offer paid artists routine bookings.

The organising committee is currently:
Bob Fox, Selwyn Lane, Lesley Milton, Eleanor Simmons, Sam Simmons, Chris Stewart.

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