Train is sponsored by The Rambler Country Hotel, Edale,
and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HPHVCRP), and Northern
Rail. Performers are organised by Gerry Bates of The South Riding Folk Arts
The Folk Train
usually runs on the fourth Tuesday of each
month, (not necessarily the last Tuesday!), departing from Sheffield (platform 5A, south end - please do check!)
at 1914 (7:14pm) and returning on the 2129 (9:29pm) from Edale.
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Last month – Scuppered
These Folk Train old timers have taken on the
Festive Season Folk Train on a number of previous occasions, being a week
earlier than normal, and they have once again been of great value. As before
they performed material from a wide range of sources, traditional folk, 60's
pop, contemporary folk, Country and Scottish Dance.
You will not be unnoticed that they're probably the best Coal Aston based
band in the World!
View the slideshow. (not necessarily
The next outing is on 23 January with Dogwood Rose.
They have now appeared in sequence several times in January over the last few
years. Despite the growing Folk Train attendance in other months, January
had previously been subject to less dense audiences but, after a couple of
Dogwood Rose's appearances, it has subsequently
been drawing a moderately large audience. So, a welcome back for the band.
Folk Train guidelines:-
On occasion Northern Rail's revenue protection team has made a
platform ticket check, so bear in mind these simple guidelines:
- Don't come at the
- Buy your ticket at the
ticket office - or in advance from Northern Rail.
********* Folk Train Etiquette *********
During performances – on the train or in the pub
- please 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