Keeping the Music Live

Bridlington Folk Club


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Visiting performers please note - on guest nights, support acts are planned in advance, so please contact the Club before visiting, to avoid disappointment on the night.  Many thanks.

The late John Cooke, who was one of the regular performers at the

Bridlington Folk Club

Bridlington Folk Club, which enjoyed its 50 Anniversary in 2013, meets alternate Tuesdays throughout the year at its latest venue - The Telegraph Inn, 110 Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4JB


The  Club has  had a number of venues over the years,  and now meets at The Telegraph Inn, every other Tuesday. Throughout the year there is a smattering of guest-nights when folk "notables" - both local & international - are persuaded to come along and entertain us all.


Doors are open at 8:00 p.m. and the evening gets off to a start at 8:30 p.m., with evenings rounding off around 11:00 p.m.


Admission is £1 per person for the Singaround nights, and (usually) £5 for the Guest nights.

The ubiquitous raffles are held each night, and the landlady/lord provide us with a sumptuous spread of tempting tasty tit-bits!


All performers are welcome at a Singaround evening, but please note, the only restriction we impose is that with the exception of  keyboards, we do not permit amplification - the room has good acoustics so it's not needed.

Forthcoming Guest Night

David Walmisley - 13 September 2016 - Admission - £5.00 on the door

Site last updated 08 September 2016

“He writes from the heart in a gentle and memorably tuneful way, and his voice has a relaxed style. Really top songs here include the haunting tune and irresistible chorus of 'To Face It All', already a folk club favourite”     Agraman, City Life Magazine

It is with great sadness that we report the death of longstanding member of the Bridlington Folk Club,  John Cooke, Monday 29th August 2016.


John will be sadly missed by all the members of the club, especially those closest to him. John was the victim of a very debilitating stroke some two years ago, but after spending quite some time in hospital, with the aid of friends, he returned to the club, where he rarely missed an meeting. John’s stroke left him unable to play any of the many stringed instruments that he loved, but, not to be beaten, he still joined in, one handed, on his tin-whistle.


John loved Irish music, especially the Dubliners and the Pogues, and a there will be a tribute evening held in the club room at The Telegraph, Bridlington, 25 October 2016, where many of his favourites will be played.


For any up-to-date information, please check our FaceBook page.

Every other Tuesday

John Cooke