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 goes back on sale


March 2018: The Crown in the centre of Minchinhampton, our original home, has now been closed for over four years, and the town is missing it badly. Renovation work was suspended last year. The owners have now put the freehold up for sale, and following  a packed public meeting in January, the Parish Council has announced that if no buyer is found, the local community has until June 19 to organise a bid to buy it. We’re happy in our new home, but it would be nice to play there again one day, perhaps on an occasional basis, if the Barn is available for musical events again.

   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.