This page provides a home for downloadable files of some of the tunes used in the Friday folk music sessions (in PDF format), as well as song sheets and tunes for some of the special Sunday/Saturday sessions and other events.
If you want any of the music in abc format contact Jeremy Dale
With the addition of volume 3, there are now 100 of our favourite tunes. Which of these we actually play changes over time, but if you know any of them, we would be happy to play them with you. The versions shown are (more or less) as we play them. You may find they are a bit different from versions you get from elsewhere - that's folk music for you!
Our occasional Sunday afternoon Eurosessions have proved very popular. See the Home page of this website, or the Club's Facebook page, for a notice of the next session. Most of the tunes sre in Les Panards Dansant tunebook. For additional tunes, click the link below.
Tunes from Galicia and Asturias. These are provided by courtesy of Rob Garcia of Na-Mara. For more information about Na-Mara, visit their website.
Carols from Derbyshire
In many parts of the country there is a tradition of singing local carols, often in pubs. The ‘Sheffield Carols’ are the most famous, but the tradition also exists in many villages in North Derbyshire. We have a session in December when we sing carols from Hathersage, Castleton, Eyam, Foolow and Sparrowpit. These carols are all great fun to sing. You don’t need to be able to sing well; the main quality required is enthusiasm!
Our Sing this year is on Friday Dec 8, starting at 7.30.
The list of carols we will sing can be downloaded (see below), as well as the wordsheets and a file showing the tunes as well.
Edited extracts from the 2021 sing are available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IzBUxbpfAzA
Celtic (Welsh/Irish) night
Come along to sing your favourite music hall songs and recite you favourite monologues. The session will be run informally in the style of a folk singaround.
We'll welcome all types of songs, humorous or non-humorous that may or may not have come from the music hall tradition of the UK, Ireland, or elsewhere.
This event has not yet re-started; look out for the next one.
Some of the people who come to the Tuesday Folk Club and/or the Friday/Sunday music sessions have written songs; some of these you can see by following the links below. You don't need permission to perform them, nor to reproduce them for non-profit purposes. If you plan to start making money out of them, that would be a different matter!
Songs, including Aberfan and A tin of sardines, written by Jeremy Dale
A number of original songs by Jim Johnson can be seen on YouTube - go to BlackNed51