Village Folk Clubrooms

at Derby Folk Festival 2019

The Guildhall, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AE

We are absolutely thrilled to be invited back to this year’s Derby Folk Festival ‘Weekender’ for a fourth year, curating our very own Festival Clubrooms! We're really looking forward to bringing you some very special artists, for a late afternoon and evening clubrooms session, at The Guildhall Clubrooms in the Market Place, right in the heart of the City’s Cathedral Quarter.


We feel very privileged and excited, to be a part of this annual festival once again and we hope you can come along to enjoy all the fantastic live music - including concerts in the Cathedral and The Old Bell Hotel and also the free fringe events on the Market Place with music, dancing and craft fair.

**To gain entry to our Clubrooms sessions, please show any valid 2019 Festival Weekender ticket you have purchased**

Doors 4pm - 5:30pm approx


We welcome back The Kimberleys after they played for us last year at the Clubrooms. They followed that up with a fantastic gig for us at The Lawns Hotel back in February.

With a life long history of involvement in and on the borders of folk, The Kimberleys have developed a sound which is both true to the tradition and refreshingly original. Isobel Kimberley possesses a startlingly authentic voice, coupled with her singular guitar skills and idiosyncratic approach to harp and ukulele, she defines The Kimberleys sound in unique fashion. Vocalist, guitarist and arranger Jim Kimberley is the perfect complement and foil to Isobel's strong musical personality.

Doors will be 4pm approx.

Jimmy & Sid

Doors 7:15pm - 8:30pm approx

Jimmy & Sid 2 sml (Credit Emily Fairweat

The Village Folk team are really thrilled to be welcoming Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith back to Derby on Sat 5 Oct 2019, to perform in our Clubrooms at this year’s Derby Folk Festival Weekender! The duo have recently been nominated for Best Traditional Track (The Reedcutters Daughter, from their 2018 album Many A Thousand) in the 2019 BBC Radio Folk Awards, which takes place in Manchester on Wed 16th October and we wish them the very best of luck! 

Jimmy and Sid will be appearing during a late evening session, with Doors at 7:15pm and their performance will finish in time for those who wish to attend the 9 o’clock concert, being held in Derby Cathedral. We hope you can come and join us, as they perform a very special and intimate concert!


And remember... just bring any 2019 Festival Weekender concert ticket to gain entry to this event.

See you there folks!

For festival news and ticket information, visit Derby Folk Festival Weekender here >>