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GIGS 2023

8th: The Drummers Arms, Blackburn: 65 King William Street, BB1 7DT 3 - 4.30pm (2 x 45 min sets)

*15th: Fleetwood Rhythm & Blues at Deaduns: Lord Street FY7 6SR     CANCELLED    

19th: Lawro’s Folk In the Bailiff Bar, Old Courts, Wigan: King St W, Wigan WN1 1NG  (1 hour Guest Spot)    FREE                         Tel: 01942 834747   

22nd: The Golden Lion, North Allerton: 114 High St, Northallerton DL7 8PP    (2 x 45 min sets)

28th: The Church House, Sheffield4 St James' St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2EW 

          3pm (45 mins) A Martin Bedford event.


28th: The Taps Bar, Darwen:1 Railway Rd, Darwen BB3 2RG, 9 - 11pm (2 X 45min sets) 01254 447241           

29th: Support for 'Dagger Debs', The Railway: 25 King St, Belper DE56 1PW 5pm (45 min set)


2nd: The Golden Lion, Todmorden: Fielden Square, Todmorden OL14 6LZ  8.30pm: Cobalt Tales (3 songs)

5th: The Flute & Firkin, Poynton: 51 Park Ln, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RD 4.00 - 6.00pm (2 x 45 min sets)

9th: Not A Valentine Day's Show, Stockport:  The Spinning Top, 20 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK4 1AA     

       8pm 3 sets from: Taylor Giacoma, Kevin, Cobalt Tales plus a few ensemble songs to start & finish.

13th: Featured Artist @ The White House, Stalybridge: 1 Water St, Stalybridge SK15 2AG  

         9pm (40 mins then short closing set c. 11pm)

14th: Featured Artist @ The Beer Traders, Marple: 111-113 Stockport Rd, Marple, Stockport SK6 6AF​                                            9pm  (40 mins then short  closing set c. 11pm)

15th: Otley Folk Club, The Black Horse Hotel: 2 Westgate, Otley LS21 3AS 8pm (2 X 45 min sets) 01943 465950

16th: The Oakswood, Glossop: High St West, Glossop SK13 8AZ  8pm (2 X 45 min sets)

19th: The Famous Albert, Hebden Bridge: 1-3 Albert St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AH  4pm (2 X 45 min sets)  

26th: The Ale Stop, Buxton: 3 Chapel St, Buxton SK17 6HX  5pm  Free   


4th: Seven Arts Cafe Bar, Leeds: 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD 4pm (2 X 45 min sets)

        Free entry but hat goes round (Pay as you feel)

THEN: Spinning Wheel  at The Spinning Top, Stockport:  20 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK4 1AA                                            Birthday Party (Plus other artists inc. Taylor Giacoma & Kevin Farrell) From 8pm      

5th: Industry Barista Lifestyle Lounge: Mill Hey, Haworth BD22 8NQ 4pm (2 X 45 min sets)

* 11th: The Taps Bar, Darwen:1 Railway Rd, Darwen BB3 2RG  POSTPONED until 13th May                          

20th: Featured Artist @ Leigh Acoustic Night: Beech Walk, Leigh WN7 3LH  £2 entry From 8pm

         9.00pm: Cobalt Tales (50min set)      

25th: George & Dragon, Mexborough Church St, Mexborough S64 0HE 8.30pm (2 X 45 min sets)     

31st: Cambridge Folk Club, Open Stage Special Guests: The Golden Hind, Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1SP       

          Doors 7.30pm (30min set)                 


9th: Private Party: Crookes Social Club, Sheffield

23rd: The Greystones, Greystones Rd, Sheffield S11 7BS: Cobalt Tales and Spinning Wheel 

          TICKETS:  Tickets: £10  Doors 7.30/Start 8pm

29th: House Concert, Doncaster: 7.30pm (2 X 45 min sets)

30th: The Victorian Craft Beer CafePowell Street, Halifax HX1 1LN  5pm (2 X 45 min sets)  



1st:   Belper Arts Trail, Belper: DE56 1PZ  2.15pm

 THEN:The Flower Pot, Derby: King St, Derby DE1 3DZ 8pm (2 x 45 min sets)

13th: The Taps Bar, Darwen:1 Railway Rd, Darwen BB3 2RG 9 - 11pm  (2 X 45 min sets)           


18th: GREGSON LANE FOLK CLUB, Featured Artist: Net's bar, Gregson lane, Hoghton PR5 0FD  8pm 


         * This will be re-arranged (Family bereavement)        

20th: The Crown, Worthington: Platt Lane, Standish, Wigan WN1 2XF  7.45pm (2 x 45 min sets)

           * We hope this will be re-arranged (Family bereavement) 

25th: TOPIC FOLK CLUB at THE Groove Pad: Saltaire Road, Shipley BD18 3HN  7.30pm


         * This will be re-arranged (Family bereavement)     Double - header gig with folk trio


         AUKA     Tickets: £7 on the door (£^ members)


27th: Private Party: Fulwood, Preston

28th: The Old Hall Hotel Beer Festival, Hope Valley: Market Pl, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6RH       (2 x 45 min sets)                                                 

         01433 620160


3rd: One Valley Beer Festival: Drone Valley Community Brewery: Unit 2, Unstone Business complex, Main Rd,                            Unstone, Dronfield S18 4AB   Event starts at 1pm. Various musicians. Cobalt Tales @ 2pm (45 mins)


       The Taps Bar, Darwen:1 Railway Rd, Darwen BB3 2RG, 9 - 11pm (2 X 45 min sets)  01254 447241

4th: The Famous Albert, Hebden Bridge: 1-3 Albert St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8AH 4pm (2 X 45 min sets)

7th: Over Hulton Folk Club, Over Hulton Conservative Club, St Helens Road, Bolton. BL5 1AA  Event: 7.30 - 10.30pm 

          Tickets: £10   Website   07841 288238      


17th: Tunstall Village Hall: Tunstall, United Kingdom, DL10 7QR     

          7.30pm: Support from Trudi Brunskill  8.15 Cobalt Tales (2 X 45 min sets)       

         Tickets: £7   

18th: *To re-arrange this one to later in the year The Flute & Firkin, Poynton: 51 Park Ln, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1RD                 4.00 - 6.00pm (2 x 45 min sets)       

24th: Spinning Wheel  Seven Arts Cafe Bar, Leeds: 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD    4pm                     (2 X 45 min sets)     Free entry but hat goes round (Pay as you feel)

THEN... Thorn Tree Pub & Kitchen, Osset: Queen St, Ossett WF5 8AS 8.30pm (2 X 45 min sets)

25thSpinning Wheel  Tribal Gathering Festival: 12 - 1pm email Cobalt Tails for details

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2nd: The Stafford Arms, Cleckheaton: Scholes Ln, Scholes, Cleckheaton BD19 6LS

        4.30pm (2 X 45 min sets)

3rd: CDYST Fayre, Sheffield: Coldwell Ln, Sheffield S10 5TJ 2.00pm (2 X 45 min sets)

22nd: Alston Live Festival: Main Stage, Tyne Willows Field, Alston, Cumbria 2.00pm (1hour)

27th: Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum, The Moose Stage: Belladrum Estate, Kiltarlity, Inverness

         6.30pm (45min set)

28th: The Market bar, Inverness: 32 Church St, IV1 1EH 10.30pm (2 X 45min sets)

30th: Stockport Pride, The Martyn Hett Stage: Stockport Market Place 13.20pm (25min set)

30th: The Station Restaurant Bar, Doncaster: Station Rd, Blaxton, Doncaster DN9 3AA                                                                   7.30pm (2 X 45min sets)


2nd: Harrogate Folk Club, Double Header with HAZJAK Roosters Brewing Company,                                                                  Unit H5, Fifth Avenue, Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT 7.30pm

2nd: Ripon Folk Club Mini-Festival: Coltsgate Hill, Ripon HG4 2AB Noon - 5pm 

        Cobalt Tales on c. 4.30pm
19th: The Kings Lock Folk Weekend: 1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ Cobalt Tales on c. 4pm
25th: The Old Hall Hotel Beer Festival: Market Pl, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6RH 4pm (2 x 45 min sets)
25th: Grove Hill Club, Otley Day Fest: Ilkley Rd, Otley LS21 3JR 2.00pm (1 set)

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2nd: Private Function: Bolton

3rd: Industry Barista Lifestyle Lounge: Mill Hey, Haworth BD22 8NQ 4pm (2 x 45min sets)

9th: Wigan Diggers Festival: Rowbottom Square. Wigan Town Centre WN1 4.35 - 5pm Song & Story Stage


10th: Skipton Sound Bar: Unit A, Canal St, Keighley Road, Skipton BD23 2DZ 4.30pm (2 x 45min sets) 


15thPeace Through Folk Gathering: Hulme End, Manifold Valley, Peak District SK17 0EX


         Tickets: Cobalt Tales: The Peace Tent @ 9.15pm 

16thOtley Folk Festival: The Black Horse Stables at 3pm Then The Parish Church at 7pm


          Tickets & Info:


17thPeace Through Folk Gathering: Hulme End, Manifold Valley, Peak District SK17 0EX


         Tickets & Info: Cobalt Tales The Peace Tent @ 9.15pm

23rdPrivate Function: Preston

24thStockport Blues & Roots Festival: The Spinning Top, Stockport:  20 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK4 1- 2.00pm 


           Then: Acoustic Stage upstairs at The Garrick 16.00 – 16.25  



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5th: The Drummers Arms, Blackburn: 65 King William Street BB1 7DT, 3 - 5pm (2 X 45min sets)

5th: Farmyard Inn, Youlgreave: Bakewell DE45 1UW, 9pm (2 X 45min sets)

23rd: Ruthin Folk Club, Guest: The Feathers Inn, Well Street, Ruthin 7.45pm (40 mins) Floor spots available

25th: *Event CANCELLED by Venue Country Night, Grove Hill Club:


2nd: Seven Arts Cafe Bar, Leeds: 31A Harrogate Rd, Chapel Allerton LS7 3PD 4 - 6pm (2 X 45min sets)                                       Free entry but hat goes round, (Pay As You Feel)

3rd: Bollington Folk Club: The Dog & Partridge: Palmerston St, Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX  7.30pm  (2 X 45min sets) 
  £5 Pay on the door

5th: Morley Folk Club: The Miners Arms, Albert Road, Morley LS27 8LG  7.30 for 8pm  (2 X 45min sets)  

       £5 Pay on the door

14thThe Spinning Top, with Montgomery & Swann: 20 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK4 7.30pm 

31st: Waggon & Horses: Pimlico Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2AG Ticketed event inc. food and Rock & Roll Bingo Details TBC


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