Wednesday, 14 January 2015

OUR LAST CONCERT WAS COLUM SANDSnot a huge audience so we decided to do it acoustically placing the artistes in the middle of the room….   and what a lovely evening we had,  John Blanks giving his usual polished performance as an intro for Colum.

Colum is such a gentle performer that you could be forgiven for wondering at the beginning of his first set what the fuss was about….and then the humour mounts and the word and song pictures this man paints come alive in front of your eyes….and everyone suddenly starts singing along.

Some wonderful one liners too - one of my favourites was a quote of his Dad's…" Isn't it an amazing thing that whatever is going on in the world that day, the news is always the same length."

                                   BOB FOX
on Saturday 13 June                £8

Needs no introduction really….but tickets are on sale now and we recommend buying them as soon as you can. This website has just been updated to include details of the just confirmed act
The New Rope String Band for FRIDAY 19 June 2015.  Dovetail Trio is our next concert on Saturday 30 May 2015.

SCROLL DOWN to find out all about Lincoln Folk in the Cellar…

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

JOHN KIRKPATRICK workshop MUSIC FOR DANCING organised by Liam Robinson went well. There were fourteen attendees, some of whom joined us in the evening and gave a little play before the start of the concert. (posted Sunday 8 March)


Monday, 12 January 2015

CHRISTMAS PARTY - early I know, but it is booked!

SATURDAY January 9 2016

Jez Lowe with support spots tba 7.30pm start and, as usual,



Bob Fox 
8.00 pm Sat. 13th June 2015           £8.50 conc. £8.00

One of the country's top folk singers & guitarists, Bob was the song man for the National Theatre's production of Michael Morpurgo's 'Warhorse' both in the west end of London & in the touring production - stint terminating in February 2015. Bob was nominated Best Folk Singer in the BBC Folk Awards 2003 & 2004. He tours extensively & internationally performing regularly at most of the UK's folk clubs & major  festivals.

Support    Stitherum a duo from Gainsborough, who sing a wide range of contemporary, self-penned & traditional material with humour and feeling.

…AND AT LEAST ANOTHER TWO CONCERTS for 2015 at Lincoln Folk in the Cellar… the first is Pete Morton and the next is Robinson, Kelly and O'Dwyer now supports by Gina Le Faux…. as well as our christmas party on 9 January 2016 with JEZ LOWE (see near top of this site).


SPEAK or EMAIL to the organiser Andy Watkins for information on 01522 535770


either: over the counter - only at

SALAMANDERS, a shop, in Park Street which is a small street opposite Ruddocks on Lincoln High Street.

Thanks again for this service to us Kim!

or: email Andy on or phone on 01522 535770 (answer phone available). 

Andy will ask you to send a sae with a cheque or, if close to the time of the concert, may be able to save tickets on the door.  (Details for sending/making out of cheque at top of website).  If you wish you can purchase tickets directly by sending an sae/cheque without contacting us first.  On receipt of your sae/cheque Andy will send you your tickets.  Unfortunately no card sales.

Monday, 1 January 2007

VENUE - the venue for Lincoln Folk in the Cellar is the UNISON CLUB

The Unison Club is in central Lincoln, one minute's walk from the High Street, seven minutes walk from the Cathedral. 

Finding us  LN1 1EZ IS THE UNISON CLUB'S POST CODE.   The Unison Club is in a red brick victorian house surrounded by trees in the BIG car park in front of Lincoln City Council offices.  Folk in the Cellar is in … its cellar!  

Usually you can park relatively easily, although we are ashamed to say that you have to pay after 6.00 pm.   The car park entrance is from Beaumont Fee Road, a left turn when coming from the direction of  Lincoln High Street, and just before (or after) and roughly opposite, the Police Station but behind a row of victorian houses.

There is no big sign saying Unison Club so you do need to look carefully. We are down some rather steep stairs at the side entrance to the building.

Access  Because of 'and down the stairs',  access isn't as easy as we would like, so for all those who are DISABLED, or anyone who doesn't like the sound of those steep steps - just contact us by phone or email a few days before a gig, and we will make sure that someone will guide you to the second access (a set of very shallow doors leading downstairs from the outside to the fire escape door into the concert room.)

Comfort  This is a seated venue.  The cellar has its own pleasant and separate bar. The beer is good and reasonably priced and tea or coffee is also available.  Seating in the concert room is on padded bench seating around the room. There are also chairs. Again if you would like us to reserve chairs or bench seating we will be pleased to do so.

Performing  John Renbourne told us that playing for us is like the old days! The acoustics are fantastic because of course the concert room is a cellar. When necessary sound is provided by the artists or some generous soul like Terry Cater, but some artists prefer not to use sound equipment and be truly acoustic.

We have a small temporary stage, which we put up for any artist who prefers a stage.  Otherwise there is no stage. We start with a forty-five minute support set from a quality local artist. The artists are very close to their audience (even if they are using the stage) and this makes for an intimate experience, which peformers like. All our main artists are contracted to play for an hour and a half. This allows them, and you, to really 'get into' the music and we feel is a different experience from say a festival performance of perhaps twenty minutes or half an hour. We really have had some fantastic evenings!