Ash Folk Music Session


Welcome to the Ash Folk Music Session Page

Folk Music Sessions in Ash in Somerset

The Ash Folk Music Sessions are a continuation of over 20 years of folk music sessions in the South Somersetarea (originally based at The Wheatsheaf in South Petherton). Our catchment area covers Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire and the session really is “the place to be” in the Yeovil Area. The session content is mostly folk music (because that’s how they got started) but singers are equally welcome, with the understanding the session is not a folk club and that we are performing amongst the pub regulars who my well continue talking while you sing.

There is no fixed programme, with the musical mix of each session determined by the musicians and singers who are there at the time. We use a “jump in and play” format to keep things moving and also to give people the opportunity to contrubute as and when they feel ready.  The music is Multinational including English/French/Scandinavian/American and more, and covers possibly the broadest range of folk music played in Somerset or even the SouthWest!

Sessions are held in the bar area or the Function Room of the Bell Inn at Ash (postcode TA12 6NS) on the Second Tuesday and the Fourth Thursday of the month starting at 8:30pm, but we will start any time after 8pm if there are enough of us.

For further details about the Ash Music Sessions, phone Martin Hughes on 01458-223123 or Email


The next Folk Music Session dates are:

Tuesday May 9th and Thursday May 25th (both in the Function Room)
Tuesday June 13th and Thursday June 22nd

If you are looking for SONG Sessions,  these take place on the Second Thursday of the month. The next ones are Thursdays 11th May and 8th June.

Complete Session Dates for 2017

The Bell Inn, Ash, Somerset (TA12 6NS). Folk Music Sessions run on the Second Tuesday and the Fourth Thursday of the month from 8:30pm onwards on the following dates:

Tuesday May 9th and Thursday May 25th
Tuesday June 13th and Thursday June 22nd
Tuesday July 11th and Thursday July 27th
Tuesday August 8th and Thursday August 24th
Tuesday September 12th and Thursday September 28th
Tuesday October 10th and Thursday October 28th
Tuesday November 14th and Thursday November 23rd
Tuesday December 12th and Thursday December 28th