Club / Singers' Nights

Upcoming Club / Singer's Nights in  2019, starting at 8-00pm, are:
 
  January
 3rd 10th
 24th & 31st
  February
 7th 14th 28th
  March
 14th  21st 28th     
  April
 4th 18th
 25th
  May
 2nd 16th 23rd & 30th
  June
 6th 13th 20th
  July
 4th 11th 18th
  August                     
 1st        
 8th & 15th      
 22nd & 29th
  September
 12th 19th 26th
  October
 3rd
 10th
 17th & 24th
  November
 7th 21st 28th
  December
 12th 19th 

All dates in 2019 are now confirmed!
NB The next Folk at the Drum Christmas Dinner is on 12th December 2019, pre-booking is mandatory.  The Club will will close on 26 December 2019, Boxing Day!

Upcoming Club / Singer's Nights in  2020, starting at 8-00pm, are:
 
  January
 2nd 16th
 23rd & 30th
  February
 6th 13th 20th
  March
 5th 12th 26th     
  April
 9th 16th
 23rd & 30th
  May
 14th 21st 28th
  June
 11th 18th 25th
  July
 2nd   9th 23rd
  August                     
 6th        
 13th       
 20th & 27th
  September
 3rd 10th 17th & 24th
  October
 1st
   8th
 29th
  November
 12th 19th 26th
  December
 10th 17th 

Dates in black are confirmed, those in Italicised  blue are provisional, if further guest nights are booked the table will be amended accordingly!
Only one month, August, is left without a guest booking and I am undecided whether  to make such a booking in 2020 due to attendance at festivals.  However, I may yet do so as we have two guests on consecutive Thursdays in October, THEREFORE THERE ARE NO GUESTS IN SEPTEMBER!  Final Club Night Dates will be confirmed in the table above as and when guest bookings are finalized!

NB. The 2020 Folk at the Drum Christmas Dinner is on 10th December 2020, pre-booking is mandatory.  The Club will will be closed on 24 December 2020, Christmas Eve, and 31 December 2020, New Years Eve!

Most Thursday evenings at The Drum  are Club (Singers') nights as we only have one guest a month. These start at 8-00pm  and are opportunities for singers and acoustic instrumentalists (or both) to get together to perform their songs and or tunes to an audience. Traditional and contemporary serious and comic folk songs predominate and are preferred but you may also hear music hall and blues
.  Also, some of the local performers perform their own songs so, if you are a budding singer/songwriter, come along to see how your songs sound to an audience. Some performers prefer to sing unaccompanied whilst others use a wide range of instruments including guitars, banjos, dulcimers, mandolins, recorders, whistles, harmonicas and various accordions. If you don't want to perform you can still enjoy these evenings by not only listening  but also by joining in and singing along to choruses. This club is known as a friendly club and is well known for strong audience participation.  By joining in you can keep your voice anonymous but add to the overall sound of the songs. So do not worry about how your voice sounds, loosen up your vocal chords and join in, perhaps even try some harmony! 

The Drum Inn is noted for its excellent food and superlative ales, wine & other drinks. Often, club members and visitors have a meal in the pub prior to the start of the evening's entertainment and this is highly recommended.  Once a year, at Christmas time, we have the Club Dinner (prior booking required) where we celebrate the festive season together with food, conversation and song.

For more information phone David Pleasants on 01797 320518 or 07890 292467, alternatively you can e-mail me at david@plesbit.net.