There has been a folk club in Mansfield for over 50 years.

Its venue has changed many times, but since October 2011, its home has been upstairs at the Black Bull Pub on Woodhouse Road in Mansfield, and a warm welcome is extended to all.

We meet every Monday evening throughout the year (including Bank Holidays). Doors open 7.45pm for prompt 8.15pm start and we aim to finish at 11pm.

A varied programme runs throughout the year with:-
  • Acoustic "Singers & Musician Nights" open to whoever turns up;
  • "Feature Nights" where 2x20 mins are given over to the named performer - the rest of the evening being opened up to floor spots;
  • Monthly "Guest Night" with main artist + named support act(s).
There is a break halfway through the evening for a few sandwiches (included in admission fee) and a raffle.
ADMISSION CHARGES
All Singers' Nights: £1. Feature Nights: £2.
Guest Night prices vary and are shown in the programme. Tickets are available approx 4 weeks in advance and can be reserved by contacting the club organiser...see Contacts page.
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UKULELE GROUP
The MUGS (Mansfield Ukulele Group) Meet every Monday evening 18.45 - 20.45 at Forest Town Methodist Church, Clipstone Rd West, Forest Town, MANSFIELD NG19 0BT
Until we get going again, here's the top one hundred most liked folk songs to practice in the meantime.
  • This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
  • Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  • City of New Orleans - Steve Goodman
  • If I Had a Hammer - Pete Seeger
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
  • Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
  • We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger
  • Four Strong Winds - Ian and Sylvia
  • Last Thing On My Mind - Tom Paxton
  • The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell
  • Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio (Trad)
  • Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
  • Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny
  • Goodnight Irene - The Weavers (Trad)
  • Universal Soldier - Buffy St Marie
  • Don't Think Twice - Bob Dylan
  • Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
  • Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
  • Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds (Pete Seeger)
  • Puff The Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Thirsty Boots - Eric Andersen
  • There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs
  • Across The Great Divide - Kate Wolf
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band (Robbie Robertson)
  • The Dutchman - Steve Goodman
  • Matty Groves - Fairport Convention (Trad)
  • Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
  • Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton
  • Hello In There - John Prine
  • The Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers
  • Scarborough Fair - Martin Carthy (Trad)
  • Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
  • Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  • Paradise - John Prine
  • Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
  • And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle
  • Changes - Phil Ochs
  • Streets of London - Ralph McTell
  • Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford
  • Barbara Allen - Shirley Collins (Trad)
  • Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds
  • The Water is Wide - Traditional
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
  • No Regrets - Tom Rush
  • Amazing Grace - Odetta (Trad)
  • Catch The Wind - Donovan
  • If I Were a Carpenter - Tim Hardin
  • Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
  • House of the Rising Sun - Doc & Richard Watson (Trad)
  • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - The Weavers
  • Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
  • The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Someday Soon - Ian and Sylvia
  • 500 Miles - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Masters of War - Bob Dylan
  • Wildwood Flower - Carter Family
  • Can The Circle Be Unbroken - Carter Family
  • Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound - Tom Paxton
  • Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills Nash & Young
  • Deportee - Woody Guthrie
  • Tecumseh Valley - Towns Van Zandt
  • Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
  • Cold Missouri Waters - James Keeleghan
  • The Crucifixion - Phil Ochs
  • Angel from Montgomery - John Prine
  • Christmas in the Trenches - John McCutcheon
  • John Henry - Traditional
  • Pack Up Your Sorrows - Richard and Mimi Farina
  • Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl
  • Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
  • Gentle Arms of Eden - Dave Carter
  • My Back Pages - Bob Dylan
  • Arrow - Cheryl Wheeler
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  • Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
  • Man of Constant Sorrow - Ralph Stanley (Trad)
  • Shady Grove - traditional
  • Pancho and Lefty - Townes Van Zandt
  • Old Man - Neil Young
  • Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  • American Tune - Paul Simon
  • At Seventeen - Janis Ian
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Road - Nick Drake
  • Tam Lin - Fairport Convention (Trad)
  • Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
  • Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
  • Love Is Our Cross To Bear - John Gorka
  • Hobo's Lullaby - Woody Guthrie
  • Urge For Going - Tom Rush
  • Return of the Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
  • Chilly Winds - The Kingston Trio
  • Fountain of Sorrow - Jackson Browne
  • The Times They Are A Changing - Bob Dylan
  • Our Town - Iris Dement
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver