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Welcome to Readifolk 

Bringing live folk music to the heart of Reading for 30 years. We have guest nights and singers' nights.

Guest nights

A typical guest night starts with floorspots from club regulars and visitors, followed by a set from our guest artist. Then there's an interval, which is a chance to buy raffle tickets and books from the club, meet the guest and buy CDs. The evening resumes with more floorspots, followed by a second set from the guest.

Singers' nights and theme nights

Performers of all standards are welcome. Sing a song, play a tune, or just come to listen and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.


Our venue is the hall at Watlington House, which you approach from the south side of South Street close to the junction with Watlington Street.


On the door £6 for guest nights and £2 for singers' nights.


Readifolk sessions are from 8pm to 10.30pm on a Sunday night. 

The Readifolk Radio Show

The Readifolk Radio Show is broadcast on the internet four times a week:

Podcasts of earlier programmes can be accessed at www.mixcloud.com/ianfreedman18.

What's on?

Coming up at Readifolk:

03 Apr Theme ‘These Foolish Things’ We have just passed the 1st April so come and christen our new venue with your ‘foolish’ songs.

10 Apr Jez Lowe (www.jezlowe.com) A welcome return to Readifolk of this renowned singer/songwriter with an engaging Geordie wit.

17 Apr Singers Night The usual format – a song, a tune, a poem, a joke or just come and listen. Everyone is welcome. 24 Apr Pete Morton (www.petemorton.com) Beautifully crafted songs from one of England’s finest songwriters.

1 May Theme ‘Summer is a Coming In’ May is the traditional start of Summer, so come along with an appropriate song or tune.

8 May na-mara (www.na-mara.com) A highly-rated duo with a wide-ranging repertoire of songs and tunes for voice, mandolin & guitar.

15 May RyeWolf (www.ryewolf.co.uk) Reading’s very own ‘Super Group’- mixing traditional and self-penned songs with a few surprises.

22 May Singers Night Come and join in the fun. Anything goes and you are sure of a warm response.

29 May Wild Geese (www.wildgeese.nl) A lively Celtic group on tour from the Netherlands. A rare opportunity of seeing this fine band.

5 June Mick Ryan & Paul Downes (www.wildgoose.co.uk/artists.asp) Wonderful songs, wonderful singing with dazzling guitar accompaniment.

12 June Theme ‘Bricks & Mortals’ Lots of possibilities with this theme, including songs about buildings and/or their occupants.

19 June The Snapes (www.thesnapes.co.uk) Barbara on vocals and Peter on melodeon are a really entertaining duo. Their repertoire ranges from English traditional to humorous music-hall songs.

26 June Singers Night Your last chance this quarter to come and entertain us or be entertained by us.

Our full programme is hosted on www.tockify.com/readifolk


Our newsletter, "Notes" is available in PDF and text-only formats.

Contact us here.

Social Networking

We are also on Facebook and Twitter.


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Readifolk website manager ali@readifolk.org.uk

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