Traditional Music Around Oxford

Oxford Folk Club

Every Friday, 8:30 p.m, at The Port Mahon, St Clements Street, Oxford.

The club alternates booked guests with open nights where anyone can have a go. Guests have included national stars like Dave Swarbrick, Jez Lowe, Andy Irvine and Martin Carthy, as well as many local heros like John Spiers & Jon Boden, Ian Giles, Graham Metcalf and Three Pressed Men.

The Port Mahon is on the corner of Jeune Street and Saint Clement's Street - here's a map. There is limited street parking on St Clement's St, or a public car park on the north side of St Clement's St, behind the Angel & Greyhound pub, near to the roundabout known as The Plain. (50p flat rate every evening).

Here are time-tables for Stagecoach and Oxford City busses. Amongst others, Stagecoach route 7A and Oxford City routes 2 and 400 (Thornhill Park & Ride service) pass the pub and run until midnight on Fridays. Ask for "St Clement's".

For information contact Pam Cooper ( or see their web site which includes a useful sessions page.

Shire Folk

This free magazine is the region's best and most widely used source of "what's on" information. It covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and parts of Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Hampshire. Copies are available from most clubs and sessions in the district, or direct from the editor, Chris Mills.

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this page updated 27/2/2003