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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:

21st January Singers Night The usual format - a song, a tune, a poem, a joke or just come along and be entertained by us.

28th January Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching www.zoemulford.com www.tomkitching.co.uk American songwriter, folk singer and guitar/banjo player Zoe Mulford teams up with English fiddler/ mandolinist Tom Kitching to bring together the best of both worlds.

4th February Moonrakers www.moonrakers.net Moonrakers is an Oxford-based multi-instrumental group playing Celtic traditional music and some original tunes and songs in the idiom.

11th February Theme ‘Town & Around’ Songs about any town or its surroundings will fit this theme.

18th February North Sea Gas www.northseagas.co.uk One of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three-part harmonies.

25th February Singers Night Another opportunity for you to show us what you can do.

4th March Harp and a Monkey www.harpandamonkey.com A really entertaining trio from Manchester who are rapidly making a name for themselves on the folk scene.

11th March Theme ‘Crime & Punishment’ A popular folky theme. Let’s hear your songs on the subject.

18th March Wildwood Jack www.wildwoodjack.com Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing.

25th March Ange Hardy www.angehardy.com BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee and winner of FATEA Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Ange Hardy is a folk singer/ songwriter performing original contemporary songs with an emphasis on vocal harmony.

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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