Music, fun and friendship every Thursday evening

If you sing, play or just like to listen, come and join us at the Cotswold Club

Meetings are held every Thursday through the year. Turn up, tune up and sing, or just sit, watch and enjoy. All welcome!


● The meetings are MC’d by the regulars on a rota basis and take place every Thursday, unless it clashes directly with Christmas or New Year, with singing and playing from 7.45 to around 10.30. All kinds of music and song are welcome.

● On arrival, please either join the Cotswold Club (or rejoin if lapsed) by seeing us on the door (only £10, or £5 for the over 65s), or register with your name and address as a guest each time you attend. If you join, you’ll be asked for a £2 min donation to the club on each visit to help us cover overheads, book occasional bands etc, otherwise your £2 is treated as an admission fee and goes to the Cotswold Club.

● There is limited space, so please arrive in plenty of time to make sure of a seat. Parking is often available on the street, but if not there is a small car park on the right just past the Market House.

● Please support the Cotswold Club by using the bar – drinks and nibbles are available at very reasonable prices.

● If you’re feeling under the weather with any symptoms that might relate to Covid, flu (or any other infectious disease!) we would ask you to stay away until you’re sure you are clear.


Join us any Thursday at the Cotswold Club, High Street, Minchinhampton, GL6 9BN. It’s two doors up from the Crown.

MC rota

July 18: Dave Crofts

July 25: Jan Anderson

August 1: Amber Honeyfox


Saturday September 14: we’re delighted to present an evening concert in the Market House with Carmina, a fusion folk/jazz trio founded in Bristol in the 1990s. They have appeared at many international venues including Glastonbury, Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh and Bath Fringe Festivals and the Madrid Folk Festival. Tickets (£10) at Carmina – Minchinhampton Market House or nearer the time from the Market Stores in the town (cash only).

Other events are being organised and we’ll keep you updated here and on our Facebook page as details are known.

RIP JOHN MILLS, 1937-2024

Founder of Minchinhampton Folk Club

John Mills, who founded our club in July 2003, sadly died in April after some years of poor health. He had just passed his 87th birthday. John had a passion for folk, particularly the trad kind, and brought enormous warmth and enthusiasm to the club’s early years. He was a great believer in upbeat chorus songs and familiar sing-along material, and had a wonderful ability to get the room going and encourage everyone to join in. Thank you for everything, John.

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