South Shields Folk Club
most Sunday nights at

The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields
NE33 1ES
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30 start.


SSFC resident singers' and musicians' material is mostly traditional, as are most of the guest performers we book, but we do like to hear other kinds of music as well, and very much appreciate visitors who perform contemporary, country, blues, or their own material. Even when our guest diary is full floor singers are especially welcome, as are new resident singers and musicians. It'll cost at least 6 each for admission to a guest night and 3 each for admission to a resident singers' and musicians' night. Membership is free and once you're on the list you'll get email updates etc., and you'll be at the beginning of the queue for special events tickets which may also be a special (probably more expensive) price.

n.b.  Musicians who bring their own electrical equipment/amplification are required by The Customs House to have a PAT certificate for any such apparatus.


Our Diary 18/12/18 update

November December

January February
May June
July August September

Folk Club contacts
Other Folk Clubs' Links 10/3/13 update
Facebook and Twitter
North East Folk Directory


Don't let slow dial-up
          Internet get you down. Super-fast up to 8Mb broadband from
          only 9.99 per month. Free setup now available - terms apply.
          PlusNet broadband.

We've used Force9/Plusnet/Free-Online since July the 31st 1997

Folk Club Contacts

By telephone;
Keith Cunningham 07773 299 694

By email:

Ken Arkley

Keith Cunningham

Facebook page

and Twitter


Our Diary
January the 7th:- Jez Lowe
January the 14th:- Marie Little

January the 21st:- Ken Wilson & Jim McFarland
January the 28th:- Will Finn and Rosie Calvert
February the 11th:- Dogwatch
February the 18th:- Bob Wood
February the 25th
Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner
 March the 11th George Welch and Christine Jeans
March the 18th Ed Pickford and Jim Sharp 
March the 25th Broadband
April the 8th Jim Mageean
April the 15th Iona Fyfe and Luc McNally
April the 22nd Stanley Accrington
May the 6th Ruth and Sadie Price
May the 13th Moira Craig & Carolyn Robson
June the 3rd Benny Graham
June the 10th Di Henderson
June the 17th Barrie and Ingrid Temple
July the 1st Alistair Russell and Chris Parkinson
July the 8th Tony Wilson
July the 15th John Conolly
July the 22nd Chris and Steve Wilson
July the 29th Terry Docherty
September the 9th Pipe Dream
September the 16th Paul Dalton
October the 7th Brian Peters
October the 14th Mary Humphreys and Anahata
November the 4th Paul Downes
November the 18th Ken Wilson
December the 2ndJim Causley
December the 9th Two Black Sheep And A Stallion
December the 16th The Wilson Family

January the 6th
Resident and visiting singers and musicians

January the 13th

January the 20th
Jez Lowe
plus residents and visitors

January the 27th

February the 3rd
February the 10th
February the 17th
February the 24th

March the 3rd
Geoff Lakeman
plus residents and visitors

March the 10th
Martyn Wyndham-Read
plus residents and visitors

March the 17th
March the 24th

March the 31st
plus residents and visitors

April the 7th
April the 14th
April the 21st

April the 28th
Rosie Hodgson and Rowan Piggot
plus residents and visitors
 May the 5th
May the 12th
May the 19th
May the 26th

June the 2nd
Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn
plus residents and visitors

June the 9th
June the 16th
June the 23rd
June the 30th

July the 7th
July the 14th Residents
July the 21st
July the 28th

August the 4th
August the 11th
August the 18th
August the 25th

September the 1st
September the 8th
September the 15th
September the 22nd
September the 29th

October the 6th
October the 13th

October 20th

October the 27th Residents

The Mike Harding Folk Show
The Pot and Glass Folk and Acoustic Club, Egglescliffe
Ashington Folk Club
The Black Swan Folk Club
The Bridge Folk Club
Cramlington Folk Club
Cutty Wren Folk Club
Durham University Folk Society
Foggy Furze Folk Club, Hartlepool
Kelso Folk and Live Music Club
Phoenix Folk, Ouseburn
Rothbury Roots
Stockton Folk Club
The Welly Folk Club
The Old Town Hall Theatre, Hemel Hempstead
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Cobweb Orchestra
The Sage Gateshead


The Customs House
The Marsden Writers
Gary Hogg's ToontoonS Site
Folk and Roots
Ron Angus
Dick Gaughan's Website
The Kitchen Musician Website
National Trust Surnames Website