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 – Isembard's Wheel
This was the second
appearance of the folk band based in Sheffield,
regarded as comprising an eclectic cast of wayfarers and bohemians collected in
the years since the band was begun in 2013 by Alexander Isembard.
They have partaken on festival stages, released an EP called Autumn in
Eden, and aim to take their act even further afield.
This event unfortunately finished with the lack of a return train to
Sheffield and we travelled by some buses and I wasn't able to.give them their subscriptions on time.
View the slideshow. (not necessarily
The next outing is on 28 November with Cocklebread.
They make a further appearance on the Folk Train, again for a charity
purpose. As before, the money which would normally go to the band, will be presented to the charity collectors,
previously having been well summed.
They comprise a group of musicians, from Sheffield Hallam
specialise in charity appearances to greatly deserved appreciation.
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