Wednesday, 14 January 2015

STOP PRESS  Trying to find out about Faldingworth Live? Faldingworth is nine miles from Lincoln. 

SKYHOOK on Saturday 21 February - tickets selling nicely and more available.  Skyhook was voted by the audience the best act and the one they wanted to return at Folk 21, held at Faldingworth in 2014.


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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Something for those of you who like to play folk music

STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT...posted Thurs 5 March

(All levels apart from absolute beginners)
  • do you play any instrument?
  • are you interested in playing for dancing?

JOHN KIRKPATRICK is leading a workshop for you on
Saturday 7 March 2015 1.00pm-4.00pm               £10


WHERE?  in Lincoln at 'Impart' 39B High Street LN5 8AS
(behind Mussons' tailors shop)

TICKETS  ENTRY TO THIS EVENT MUST BE BOOKED WITH LIAM ROBINSON on 01522 560163 or  You will then pay your £10 fee to Liam who will be on the door.

Liam Robinson is an amazing player, performer and organiser. He has a well known ceildh band. Go to to get some idea of the range of his local, national and international activities.

EVENT INFORMATION   Liam is  the organiser, as well as being on the door.  Please bring your own instrument.  There will be a break approximately half-way through this three hour workshop.


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,



John Kirkpatrick 
8.00 pm Sat. 7th March 2015         £8.50 conc. £8.00

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE posted Thursday 5 March …JUST PHONE 01522 535770 OR EMAIL….or go to Salamanders……

Widely regarded as England's leading exponent of squeezebox instruments, John has a long & varied career in the folk revival including stints in both the Albion Band & Steeleye Span. He is still a member of Brass Monkey but it is as a solo performer of largely English traditional songs & tunes that he is most renowned. He won the musician of the year in the BBC Folk Awards 2010. In addition to the evening concert, in the afternoon John will be giving a three hour workshop on playing music for dancing. (All details regarding this workshop for players of any instrument as to what, when, where and how much are posted at the top of this website.  It is organised by Liam Robinson and the venue is not the Unison Club cellar).

Support    Robinson, O'Dwyer and Kelly, three strong voices and four instruments go for making a really good sound!

Colum Sands 
8.00 pm Sat. 9th May 2015             £8.50 conc. £8.00

Colum has performed in over thirty countries around the world, confirming the universal appeal of the songs & stories with which he observes the minute & often humorous details of life. On his travels he found that many of his songs were well known having been recorded by artists such as June Taber & Roy Bailey. He effortlessly enhances his performance with humorous or thought provoking stories & songs picked up on his many journeys.

Support     John Blanks, a singer & interpreter of traditional & contemporary material who has a particularly fine voice.

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 tba, 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 says 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!