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Welcome to our official website!

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Breaking news will be found on the  Diary Dates page, which shows the latest information we have about club and venue dates for a period of four weeks starting from the current week, updated weekly.

If there are blanks, it means that information has not been provided...!



Using the buttons across the top of each page, you will find information about our member clubs, folk radio, current Federation officers, their duties and how to contact them, and links to find information about all manner of folk-related things.

Our Club Page section has a page dedicated to each member club via the club name links - these do not link directly to a club's website, but you will find a website link (where appropriate) on the club's own page. This enables member clubs with no website to have a web page as part of their Folk NorthWest membership. Diary information is to be found on our Diary Dates page as before - these pages only carry information that isn't 'time sensitive' such as Organiser details, location, residents and the club's format, philosophy, history and so on. There is also space for a logo, venue picture to help people find you and the like.

Please note that parts of this are still 'under construction', so some details may be missing or incorrect, and information may need updating. Organisers, please check your page and email me with any changes you may require, and I will remove the 'under construction banner' when you have approved your page. It works in a similar way to the Hiring Fair in that there is an index page, and each individual page links to the previous/next club alphabetically.

The Hiring Fair is well worth a visit if you are looking for ideas for booking solo performers, duos, trios and ceilidh bands (complete with callers), their style and repertoire, how to contact them, and where they are located. There is even handy advice on how to get started as a performer in our 'Performance Workshop' and 'Hints and Tips' sections.

Wy not visit our nostalgia section? Most of the magazine back-issues have been scanned and are available for you to peruse in our Library!

We're doing our best to keep the website up to date, but inevitably there may be things not quite as they should be... we have tried to make the site as user-friendly as we can, but if you experience any difficulties in navigating through what is quite an extensive and complex site, please let us know!

All Federation contact details are kept in one place, the Federation Page, and all contact links should take you there. Please check that you have the most up to date information.

If you find a broken link, out of date or incorrect information, or you simply have some useful suggestions, please contact me...

Bernard Cromarty
Folk North West Webmaster



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You can subscribe to the magazine here.

Clubs and venues who wish to join the Federation, please click here.

Club organisers, please check your web links on the Club Details page.

Artistes! Please check that we have your Hiring Fair details correct. If you're not in, send us your info!

Folk websites & magazines

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Club Organisers: get extra exposure for your events by advertising them on this free calendar: www.calsnet.net

Last updated 2nd June 2015