The Club

Important Announcement – March 2020

In view of government advice on Covid-19, sadly the club will not be meeting until further notice. For developments, follow us on Facebook.



Swindon Folk Club aims to enjoy and promote folk music from across the spectrum: vocal and instrumental, traditional and modern, music hall, blues, ragtime and country.

We welcome performers of all abilities, or you can just come along to listen and enjoy. The atmosphere is friendly and encouraging, so come along and have a go. It doesn’t matter how good you are – we all had to start somewhere!

Founded by Ted & Ivy Poole and friends in 1960, the club (formerly Swindon Folksingers’ Club) has a long history of keeping traditional music alive in this busy town in north-west Wiltshire. From its beginnings in the folk revival, the club has seen Swindon’s character change from railway town to a modern centre of new technology and financial services; but through it all, Swindon Folk Club has remained as a friendly, relaxed and welcoming place where anyone can come and sing, play or listen.

When & Where

We meet on the FIRST and THIRD FRIDAY of every month from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

The venue is the RAFA Club, 41-43 Belle Vue Rd, Swindon SN1 3HN. The club has a licensed bar, car parking (at the rear) and level access.

Contact Us

You can e-mail us at


Guest Nights: £5                                  Club Nights: £3

Swindon Folk Club is a not-for-profit organization.