Tyne Folk

17 March 2020: tynefolk closed until further notice

The current situation with the Coronavirus has necessitated that, for the foreseeable future, it is sensible that Tyne Folk Thursday nights are canned until the Government lifts restrictions on gatherings in pubs, restaurants, theatres etc.

It seems that a lot of clubs are following a similar course of action particularly to safeguard the more vulnerable amongst us.

Rest assured as soon as possible we will endeavour to re-book guests on the recommencement of activities.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad tidings but the virus is bigger than we thought!

Pete Wood has written an article about Classified Newcastle in the 1800's. Click here to read.

Tyne Folk

Tyne Folk

tynefolk has been renowned as one of the best folk music venues in the North East since its founding in 1990.

Our venue is at the Black Bull in Blaydon, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Folk Nights

Tyne Folk

Each Thursday at 8:30PM, come and join singers and musicians for an evening of folk, both traditional and contemporary. Audiences are also welcome. Guest nights are approximately monthly. Please see our guest list for details.

Next Guest

vic gammon Will Duke

2nd Apr: Vic Gammon and Will Duke

Will is an outstanding concertina player, having learnt his style and even playing some of the instruments of the famous Sussex concertina player Lewis 'Scan' Tester.

Vic is well-known to Tynefolk as a club regular. (read more...)

Upcoming Guest Nights in 2020

Mar 26
Club closed due to Wedding at Black Bull.
Apr 2
Vic Gammon and Will Duke.
Apr 16
Johnny Handle and Chris Hendry.
May 7
Tom McConville.
Jul 2
Rachel Hamer.
Sep 17
Welly Swap at Blaydon. (tbc)
Oct 22
Sara Grey and Kieron Mearns.
Oct 29
Carolyn Robson and Iris Bishop.
Dec 3
Welly Swap at Wolviston. (tbc)

Other guests to be announced soon. Watch this space.

Each week when there is no guest, we run a singers and musicians night where everyone is welcome.


Coming Soon

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Tyne Folk


Black Bull,
Bridge Street,
Tyne & Wear,
NE21 4JU
Black Bull Website


Lindsey Thornton: 0774 877 7598

Black Bull: 0191 414 2846.