Alternate Wednesdays from 8pm

(see Diary for actual dates)



Black-Eyed Nancy formed in early 2017 and play a combination of original material with traditional folk elements. They have played gigs the length and breadth of Cornwall from pub rooms to main stages and have represented Cornwall at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient in Brittany. They recently won the Kan rag Kernow competition and will be representing Cornwall at the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland.

Tel: 01726 879500. And from the Club

29th May: MARK DOWDING .


Mark Dowding has been performing folk music since his days at school eventually finding the local folk club network and establishing himself as a resident singer at various clubs around the country as he moved with his job. In the early 1980s he was a resident at Harry Boardman’s Unicorn Folk Club where he was able to integrate songs of his native Lancashire into his repertoire.

Since those early days, Mark has had regular gigs throughout the years, runs a successful folk club in his home village for the last ten years and has appeared on numerous local radio folk programmes as either a guest or guest presenter.

Over the last ten years or so, Mark has been a regular visitor to folk clubs in Cornwall including Penzance and Bodmin and Bude festival whilst on holiday in the area and is delighted to be asked to Penzance as the guest.

Tel: 01726 879500. Tickets can also be bought at the NT Welcome Centre by the Penzance Rail & Bus Stations.



Granny’s Attic are a fantastic folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and selection of traditional songs.
Tel: 01726 879500. And at the Club. Tickets will also be available from The Acorn

Thursday 5th Sept: BRIAN PETERS

Please note that, owing to external circumstances, this event has moved to the Thursday evening..


A giant on the international folk circuit, Brian has visited the Club on several occasions, always to great acclaim. A highly entertaining performer, squeezebox ace and guitarist, with traditional songs and tunes, and who knows what else.

"One of the best English singers and musicians on the folk club and festival scene." English Dance & Song

"Excellent songs performed to a high standard…. magnificent instrumental playing." The Living Tradition

"A singer, guitarist and melodeon player of rare ability…. one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music."
Dirty Linen (USA)

Tel: 01726 879500. And at the Club


6th November: BEVERLY SMITH

Please note... this is an extra Folk Club event, so please come along and support!

Beverly Smith is an award winning musician who travels the world playing the music of the southern Appalachians. She is an avid preserver, performer and teacher of American fiddle music and early country singing. Featuring banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and song, her music ranges from energetic dance tunes to mournful, haunting ballads. She is also a tune-smith and songwriter and is known for her ability to compose new pieces that sound as old as the hills where she makes her home.

Tel: 01726 879500. And at the Club



27th November: A SPECIAL TREAT!

On Wednesday 27th November, a new band will be launched at Penzance Folk Club: MONEY TO THE MOON, a five-piece outfit, featuring fiddles, melodeon, bouzouki and mandolin, "creates a multi-textured sound bringing the emotion and energy of beautiful Cornish tunes alive"

They'll be doing a Hot Spot at the club which should not be missed. and it's free of charge.... what's not to love!!