Congratulations Cat  for your well deserved British Empire Medal awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cat has been recognised for her astounding and amazing achievement of getting  Folk Weekend  Oxford  online in just four weeks back in 2020. Well done Cat. Richly deserved.

Read about it here:

During the last year or so of Covid Lockdowns all folk related activities have had to be suspended or adadpted to an online format.
Also folk friendly venues, particularly pubs, have had to close or adapt to serving takeaway meals to survive.
Some pubs have closed permanently, and others may do so or be changing hands.

As we slowly emerge from the lockdown regime, folk activities are beginning to recommence:

  • We are now able to meet outdoors in groups of six and groups of friends have started holding small informal music sessions outdoors.
  • From mid May we should be able to meet in groups of up to 30 participants outside. This means it becomes feasible to have larger and more open sessions and recommence morris dancing etc.
    If you plan to hold any such outdoor sessions please let us know and we will include them in our calendar.
  • From mid June it is expected that venues will be able to open more fully and the calendar includes several live events that have been scheduled with this assumption.

Currently we have removed all the previously active session listings so that the calendar does not include a lot of suspended events.
Please let us know if and when these sessions recommence and if there has been any change in venue and contact details and we will update our calendar.

Similarly, regarding pubs and other venues, please tell us if you know of any pubs / venues that have closed permanently and for those that have survived if they will still be willing to host music sessions, etc. in the future.

Please let us know of any updates to activities and venues you are involved with by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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