February 2018


The Folk Train is sponsored by The Rambler Country Hotel, Edale, High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HPHVCRP), and Northern Rail. Performers have been organised by Gerry Bates of The South Riding Folk Arts Network.

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 Dogwood Rose

Pictures of the bands peformance can be seen using the link mentioned after the Stop Press button on the Folk Train website.

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 who once again performed very captively, with a selection of amplifiers.

The next outing is on 27 February with Jig for a Kiss.

Their first appearance on the Folk Train will indicate to us that they are an eight-piece folk band with whistle, recorder, flute, clarinet, sax, harmonica, melodeon, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, bass, percussion and voices. They play their own arrangements of music old and new from the British Isles, Europe, and beyond.


Folk Train guidelines:-

Revenue Protection
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 last minute
  • 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 items.



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See you on the Folk Train

27 February 2018