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Regular Bluegrass Clubs/Jam Sessions
in the NW Area of England  

Last updated 7 November 2004 because no-one send details

Principal Bluegrass Clubs and Sessions: ("Possibles" below)
Always 'phone to check if open on the night before travelling any distance! Especially holidays/ weekends. If you live very far away and the club has no Write to facilities, Write to us for the latest details - we'll let them know and Write to you back.
If you don't know where a venue is use a map.

For details of "all" British Clubs, Sessions, etc. click here


Mossley (East Manchester)

Prestwich (N.W.Manchester)

Rainford (North of St. Helens) |

Halton, near Lancaster

Walton, Liverpool

Whaley Bridge (Bridgemont)

Clapham, North Yorks

North Wales

Secondary venues

LIVERPOOL The Grapes on Roscoe St, Liverpool City Centre (Info 8 Sept 2004)
Every Thursday 8.30pm - 11pm. Mainly Bluegrass
Contact Jimi Fallows Tel: 0151 727 4667
E-mail: (but without the 'X')

Birkenhead: Monthly bluegrass nights at Club 57 Price St. Bands booked.
Details: Dannie McNamara 0151-639 3791. e-mail (Info 8th Nov 2002)

Bridgemont (Whaley Bridge) First Sunday afternoon monthly at the Dog and Partridge Inn.
Bluegrass jam session 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m in a private room.
Hosts: The High Peak Ramblers
Contact: Tom Travis Write to  Tel: 01457-861789


  • Ex-Serviceman's Club, Weekly beginners-only workshop/session every Thursday about 8.30 pm. Stuart Williams 01928-726587 Write to Stuart
  • Robin Hood Hotel, first Sunday of the month. Open Pick 7:00pm followed by Open Mic. Bryn Williams Tel 01928-723256 Write to Bryn

Ince: 2nd Tuesday monthly, Duke of Wellington, 9:00pm Open Pick.
Tel: 01928-723256

Halton (Lancaster): Club closed down 2001. Click for a map For info on the area
Write to Bill or tel: Bill Gilson (01539-735653) or Mark Currie (01524-812264) (Article)

Quarrygreen Residents Club, Northwood, Kirkby.
Every Monday 8.30 pm.
All styles and combination of instruments welcome.
Continued availability of the venue dependent on level of support.
Info: Jim Richardson, Tel: 07812413410

North Wales

North Wales Bluegrass Club, Halkyn
A real bluegrass-only jam session aimed at a high standard.
Separate beginners hour and novice session.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at the Britannia Inn, Pentre Rd., Halkyn.
Tony Keysell 01492-533011 Write to Tony

Llanelian, Old Conwy:Old-Time, blues & some Bluegrass.
White Lion, every Wed. evening, Free. Folk-club style ‘sing-around’ (not usual jam session).
Hosts Highly Strung Details: John Les, 01492-580454.

Abergele:  Llandulas British Legion.1st Tuesday every month 8pm. Small fee.
W'shop for beginners to experienced; all pickers welcome. Details: John Blissitt, 01492-533969

The following offer some possibility of Bluegrass

Clapham, North Yorks: in the Limestone Dales. Flying Horseshoe Hotel,
General session 1st Saturday every month, free. BG pickers welcome.
Camping/Caravaning summer season at attached but private site: discount for BBMA Members!
Flying Horseshoe web site Tel: 015242-51229

Heywood: The Hobo's Retreat has occasional Bluegrass Gigs.

Liverpool: (Near the Liver Building) Thursday night at Pig & Whistle, junction of Water St. and Covent Garden (St.), by St. Nicholas' Church. 8.30 to pub shut. Several good bluegrass pickers but mixed music, folk-based format.

From Lancs side: M62 to A580 (East Lancs Road). Go to end of A580 (Rice Lane Roundabout) then ask.

From Wirral: Exit old (Birkenhead) tunnel. Straight ahead to Roundabout. Good idea to stop in car park (2nd exit) and get your bearings, or go direct to 3rd exit (Dale St.). Right lane turns right at lights. Left lane turns left at T-jcn. into Water St. Before Liver Building on right turn rt. into Covent Garden (cross-street) to park. Info: Brian 0151-734-4721

LIVERPOOL: The Bistro, Everyman Theatre, Hope Street
Mixed acoustic format with some bluegrass, Thursday nights, 8.30pm.
Contact: Brian 0151 734 4721

Blackley, North Manchester, The Duke of Wellington every Thursday, Free. Acoustic Music Club. At junction of M66/A576 follow Manchester signs. Turn left into Victoria ave A6104 for ¾ mile. Take the 1st right after garage then immediate left.
Tel Ken Nield on 0161-633-9708.

Nantwich: Every Wed.night, free, 8.00pm. General jam session. New venues being tried - phone for latest details. Tel: Julie (Crewe) 01270-211491

Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool. The Falcon. Wed night get together, acoustic players, mostly 'Folk' but C&W, Bluegrass, Skiffle, '60s (&'50s) pop, any kind of music and at any level of ability is welcome, People come to sit, play and sing (drink!) and generally enjoy themselves.
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