Minchinhampton Folk Club

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Tir na Nog do it for the door for MFC


On Thursday March 23, at just four days' notice, we were thrilled to have the chance to  host the famed folk duo Tir na Nog, who have been stunning audiences with their fabulously harmonious and original Celtic-based music for nearly 50 years, with a few breaks. A gig had been cancelled at the last minute, and Sonny and Leo accepted our invitation, via Karina, to play for us on a 'for the door' basis, entertaining a packed house of around 60 people. They later told Karina that they had enjoyed the Minch gig most of all.

  We continue 2017 with more theme nights and guest spots. Following comic song specialist Mike Scott on April 13 we have we have that excellent singer-songwriter Colin Pitts on May 18. Following Colin on June 15 will be Iron & Oak and on July 13 the guests will be

Our old home - Crown in Minch still closed till further notice


The Crown in Minchinhampton, our original home, has now been closed for well over three years, and the town is missing it badly. According to local news reports (May 2017), a new tenant is now being sought and the pub will 'definitely be re-opening', though no dates have been mentioned. A major repair and renovation project is still not completed. Indications are that the Barn where MFC was born will not be open until well after the main pub is ready. We are all hoping the town will get its pub back soon, and we may even be able to make music there again from time to time.

  The Crown was our home from July 2003, when John Mills founded the club, to November 2011, when it was sold.              


Moonrakers from Oxford. Admission on all nights will remain the usual requested donation of £2, but please give more if you can on our 'for the door' nights.


Our new home at the

Old Crown, Paganhill


We now meet in the Maypole Room at the Old Crown, Paganhill, chosen after an exhaustive search covering more than 70 venues. The Maypole Room is a circular function room on two levels, so there’s a ‘stalls’ area in front of the ‘stage’ and a ‘circle’ above and around it.  This give us our own space, well laid out for performance, a big car park, no access difficulties, separated from the rest of the pub, the right sort of size (and free chips at half time!) We're expected to support the pub for this to work, so please buy your drinks and snacks from the bar and resist the temptation to bring your own.