Folk Train is sponsored by The Rambler
Country Hotel, Edale, High Peak and Hope
Valley Community Rail Partnership
(HPHVCRP), and Northern Rail.
Performers are organised by Gerry Bates of
The South Riding Folk Arts Network.
The Folk Train
runs on the fourth
Tuesday of each month (not
necessarily the last Tuesday!), departing
(platform 5A, south end - please do
check!) at 1914 (7:14pm) and returning on
the 2129 (9:29pm) from Edale.
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month – Sheffield City Morris
Fortunately, unlike last year, Sheffield City
Morris Men were not forced by rain to have to
dance inside The Rambler and the audience gratefully
occupied the picnic tables outside to view the
entertainment by the morris team as well as the
team' friends the Sheffield Celebrated Clog Dancers.
As usual, the response of the audience to all our
presentations confirmed a very positive response to
the entertainment provided in terms of music, song
and dance. It was also welcome, of course, that the
reasonable weather was greeting the start of summer.
View the slideshow. (not necessarily
The next outing is on 26
July with Feet
A very welcome return for the outstanding Feet First
Appalachian clog dancers, based in Chesterfield, who
have given us admirable al fresco performances over recent
years, along with some excellent musical sessions on
the train. This time we really must keep our fingers
crossed for decent weather again this year, to be able
to enjoy their thrilling performance outside The
Rambler at Edale. Bearing in mind this year's worse
weather conditions we must be aware of the
possibility, as in the case of Sheffield City Morris,
of having to enjoy their dancing inside The Rambler.
On occasion Northern Rail's revenue
protection team has made a platform ticket
check, so bear in mind these simple
- Don't come
at the last minute
- Buy your ticket at the ticket
office - or in advance from Northern
Train Etiquette *********
During performances – on the train or in
refrain from talking loudly – it spoils
the enjoyment of others
- in the pub, try to limit your
trips to the bar, etc, to the intervals
between musical items.