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Northern Rail and Hope Valley and High Peak Transport Partnership (HVHPTP).
Organised by The South Riding Folk Network.


If you live on the wrong side of the

Folk Trains also run from Manchester to Hathersage
on the 2nd *Saturday*of the month.
For Manchester to Hathersage information:
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or 01663 746377
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The Folk Train runs on the fourth Tuesday of each month (not necessarily the last Tuesday!).

Departure is from Sheffield (platform 2C - a long trek from the station entrance!) at 7:14pm
and returning on the 9:28pm from Edale.

Artists are subject to confirmation but this site will be updated as necessary
   tba – to be announced
   tbc – to be confirmed
   ctp - change to programme

Last update: 1 March 2007

Ring 0114 266 9532 (ask for Gerry) for further Sheffield - Edale Folk Train information.
(But before ringing try the Folk Train FAQ)

27 February 2007 The Ugly Mug Jug Band
Hailing from Huddersfield way and new to the Folk Train,  the UMJB promises to add a new dimension to our musical proceedings!
27 March 2007
Crazy Crow
It's far too long since Crazy Crow appeared on the Folk Train. In fact they've gone through a somewhat dormant period but I'm pleased to say that these Irish music specialists now appear regularly at the Irish Heartland and are making a welcome return to the Folk Train.
24 April 2007
The Down Trodden String Band
A competent outfit from the Bakewell area who originally came together to accompany Appalachian dance team Well Heeled. Now they are respected specialists in American Old Time music.

(We may have a couple of dancers along to liven the proceedings)
22 May 2007 Airs and Graces
Sheffield's all-female ceilidh band makes a welcome return.  With melodeon, fiddle, concertina/sax, and percussion expect some entertainingly good music and a song-or-two as well
26 June 2007 Sheffield City Morris Men
I sometimes wonder - organiser's perks aside - whether I'm justified in bringing back my own motley collection of music-makers, dancers and singers for this first summer spot, but every year we go down a storm and there are glowing compliments. Who am I to argue with my public!
24 July 2007 Handsworth Sword Dancers (tbc)
One of Sheffield's two historic, traditional sword dance teams (the other is Grenoside Sword Dancers) but more than a sword dance team - with some surprises as well!

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