Hadleigh Folk & Acoustic Music Nights




Originally formed  in 2009 The Medlars are folk trio from Essex, performing songs and tunes originated and rooted in the folk tradition, revisiting and creating new arrangements of classic English folk songs with a contemporary feel.  Their current line up, formed from a chance encounter at Folk East 2017, The Medlars are Alie Barnes – vocals, Emma Hardy – fiddle/vocals, Tom Hardy guitar/vocals.  Alie grew up with the influences of the East Anglian fens in her blood and has been performing and running folk clubs since the mid-1980s. The group have performed at festivals, such as Bobbing Barn, Moira, The White Horse, and Upton, and Folk Clubs including Colchester,  Loughton, The Hoy at Anchor, Waveney, and Wivenhoe. More information on their websiteHERE


With Featured Guest
Sarah Stock

Originally from Hadleigh, Sarah now lives and performs mainly in and around London.
Sarah is a traditional folk singer and songwriter, whose self-penned songs reflect her views on today’s political climate. She has been a finalist in the New Roots competition. Listen to more of Sarah’s songs on Bandcamp.


Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights are normally, though not always, held on the first Friday of the month – from September to July at the Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DL.

We feature folk music in the broadest sense of the word. In addition to “traditional” and “contemporary” folk music, you can expect to hear hints of pop, country, jazz or even classical music.

Our doors open at 7.45 and the music starts at 8 o’clock.

Each evening starts with an informal short  “floor spot”. Please contact us in advance to book a floor spot.

Next, after a short break, is our Featured Guest: a 30-minute performance from an individual or group.Finally, after another short break, our Main guest finishes the evening with a 60-minute performance. Occasionally we have two joint main guests each of 45 mins. Our evenings finish around 10.00.

Entry price is £8.00 – no advance tickets

There is no bar at the Ansell Centre, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.

There is plenty of free parking within easy walking distance of the venue.

For further information, contact club organisers Simon or Val Haines on 07818 417780 or 07818 417781 or email simonhaines1@icloud.com