Glossop Labour Club

Special Events

Sunday 7 October

Red Film Club

In Between (2017)

An empowering tale of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, each fighting their own battles for independence and fulfilment, Balancing tragicomic relationship blues with sharp sociopolitical observation, the film is further enriched by outstanding cinematography.

The film will be shown with subtitles.

Admission is free; donations welcome. Members only, but you can join at the door.

The bar will open at 7 pm, and the film starts at 7.30.

Future Programme:

Sunday 4 November: The War on Democracy (2007)


Music Nights

We have regular Sunday night music sessions, on the 4th Sunday of each month. (Note that this is not always the last Sunday). 'Music' here includes not just tunes and songs, but also poems, monologues, or anything else you would like to share.

**The next one will be on Sunday 23 September, starting at 8.30 pm.

**Advance notice: Lancashire Night will be on Saturday 20 October.


Thursday 27 September

Folk Train: Quack on the Tracks

Baked A La Ska's harmonica player and vocalist Robin Sunflower has run the Quack nights since 2001, currently at the White House Stalybridge on Mondays, abd Beer Traders Marple on Tuesdays. Expect a wide ranging assortment of gems from some of the club's regulars. Check for details.

Travel on the 18.59 from Piccadilly (arriving at the Club about 7.30).


Sunday 23 September


13.30 onwards

Come and join in, playing tunes from Europe. Plus some dancing (no experience needed). Or just sit and listen.

£2 contribution towards the cost of room hire.

Note that there will also be our regular monthly music night the same day, starting at 8.30.


Saturday 29 September

Defiance Session

Steve Suffet

Caitlin Gilligan

Quiet Loner

Doors open 7 pm. First artist on stage 7.45

£8 on the door/ £6 advance/ £4 low income

Tickets from the club or online at

From New York City, Steve Suffet describes himself as an old fashioned folksinger. His repertoire is a mixture of railroad songs, trucker songs, coal miner songs, cowboy songs, union songs, old time ballads, blues, ragtime, Gospel, bluegrass, topical-political songs, Woody Guthrie songs, and whatever else tickles his fancy.

He takes songs from whatever sources he wishes and then he sings them his own way, maybe rewriting the lyrics on the spot, flatting a 7th, or changing a major key to a mountain modal. Steve also writes his own songs, sometimes set to the tunes of traditional folk songs, but more often set to an original tune written in traditional style.

In the 1960s, Steve appeared at several of the legendary Broadside hoots in New York City and was a guest on Izzy Young's radio program on WBAI-FM. Back then, Steve also performed at the various pass-the-basket houses in Greenwich Village, and on warm Sunday afternoons he could be found partaking in the music making around the fountain in Washington Square Park.

In the intervening 50 years Steve has played at political rallies and demonstrations, campgrounds, schools, day care centers, weddings, parks, pubs, and pick-up jam sessions. He's accompanied the legendary Peet Seeger and played his songs at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011.

Our special guest will be young Scottish singer-songwriter Caitlin Gilligan who grew up in rural Galloway. Now based in Manchester, her songs still echo the wild empty spaces of her childhood. Mixing old folk songs into sets of clear-throated and poetically-crafted originals, she demonstrates refreshing insight; whilst simultaneously summoning the ghosts of the 1960’s Greenwich village.

This is a We Shall Overcome performance. Steve is providing an unpaid guest performance, and what would have been Steve's fee will go to the Peoples' Voice Cafe, a progressive non-profit music venue in New York City. Any other profits from the gig will go to Glossopdale Foodbank.