Glossop Labour Club

Special Events

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 28 April, starting at 8.30 pm.


Thursday 25 April

Folk Train: Wilson McGladdery

Well known in the area, Gaynor Wilson and Paul McGladderyare Saddleworth singer-songwriters recognised for their quirky, harmony-driven music, delivered with humorous anecdotes and ancient gags.


Travel on the 18.59 from Piccadilly (arriving at the Club about 7.30). Return on the 21.48 from Glossop.

Forthcoming Folk Trains:

23 May: Pastry Shoes

27 June: Nelson Peach


Sunday 5 May

Red Film Club

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Directed by Elia Kazan and starring Gregory Peck as Philip Green - a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. ‘You'd think a 60-year-old movie about prejudice would be passé by now. You'd be wrong.’ Come and find out!

The film lasts 118 minutes, and 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:

June 2: PadMan (2018)


Saturday 8 June

The Road to Peterloo

8 pm; doors open 7.30

Tickets £10; students £8

The Road to Peterloo’ tells the story of one of the most notorious incidents in British labour history – the ‘Peterloo Massacre’ in Manchester in 1819 – through some of the many broadside ballads that were printed around the time of the event. Three singers and musicians from North West England – Pete Coe, Brian Peters and Laura Smyth - trace the story from its roots in the poverty and hunger suffered by handloom weavers in the early 19th century. Their songs describe the terrible events of the day itself, when mounted soldiers
charged a peaceful crowd demanding votes for all and killed or injured many men, women and children by their indiscriminate use of sabres, and tell of later political developments inspired by the carnage.
Laura, Brian and Pete present a trove of freshly-discovered material, with ballads sourced from Alison Morgan’s new book on the broadsides of the day, and from their own research, with many set to original tunes. Between them they offer three fine voices and instrumental skills on concertina, melodeon, bouzouki, guitar, cello and banjo, and add to the mix period dance music from the Manchester area.

Tickets are available from the Club, and from George Street Community Bookshop. They are also available from wegottickets.


Saturday 25 May

The Hunch

8 pm; doors open 7.30

Tickets £8

A 4 piece acoustic band singing and playing a variety of Irish, Folk, Americana, Blues and Flamenco music with a generous dash of humour.
Michael Doonan:
Founder member of the legendary 70s folk-rock band Hedgehog Pie, Michael comes from a famous Tyneside musical dynasty - his Dad, John Doonan Snr, was an All-Ireland piccolo champion and founding figure of the UK folk revival in the 60s.
As well as the Hunch, Michael fronts The Mighty Doonans folk-rock band, and adds vo-cals, flute and pipes to many a session from Shields to Sheffield.
Bob Thomas:
Bob fronted another highly respected folk-rock outfit, Kitsyke Will, and has since lent his wonderful soul-inflected vocal style to The Solicitors, as well as singing, playing percussion and harmonica with The Hunch.
Alongside these two are the stunning acoustic guitarist/vocalist Chris Hanks and key-boards/accordionist/vocalist Tony Bacon, both alumni of West Yorkshire’s thriving roots music scene.
A collective ready wit & easy rapport with audiences of all sizes, ensures that any gig involving THE HUNCH goes with a swing -tasteful, exciting, assured, soulful, enjoyable and lasting in the memory.

Tickets are available from the Club, and from George Street Community Bookshop. They are also available from wegottickets


Saturday 4 May

Defiance Session

An evening in the company of two of the UK's finest songwriters.
Robb Johnson + Paddy Nash
With host Quiet Loner.

7.45 pm. Doors open 7 pm

Admission £8 (£6 advance, £4 low income)

Acclaimed songwriter Robb Johnson will be playing songs from Ordinary Giants - a song suite by based on the life and times of his father, Ron Johnson. It’s a family history of the 1930s, the Second World War and the Welfare State. There are songs and spoken word pieces about the social realities of the 30s, the growth of fascism, the experience of the second world war, the NHS, comprehensive schools, anti-racism and the attacks on the welfare state by the Right. Some of the songs are funny, some are sad, some are love songs and some are political satires. The album is dedicated to the generation that built the welfare state, and a celebration of the idea that we can make a better world through collective action.

In a recent interview in The Irish News, Folk Legend Christy Moore cited Paddy Nash as one of the few songwriters he admires. Paddy’s unique blend of Folk-Rock-Country-Punk-Blues continues to build an audience who revel in rich lyrics and big melodies. Derry based songwriter Paddy has also enjoyed huge solo success playing the LeftField stage at Glastonbury in 2011 & 2017 and supporting Billy Bragg on Irish and German Tours. Paddy & Billy went on to introduce Billy’s ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ in the prisons of Northern Ireland and Paddy is currently the musician in residence at HMP Magilligan.

Tickets available behind the bar of Glossop Labour Club or online at


Thursday 9 May

Glossop Record Club

Curtis Mayfield

8 - 11 pm

Admission free

The music of soul legend Curtis Mayfield featuring classic cuts from The Impressions and Curtom Records.