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 Somerset area (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:

Thursday 28th February

Tuesday 12th March
Thursday 28th March

If you are looking for SONG Sessions,  these take place on the Second Thursday of the month.

Complete Session Dates for 2019

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:

Thursday 28th February
Tuesday 12th March and Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 9th April and Thursday 25th April
Tuesday 14th May and Thursday 23rd May
Tuesday 11th June and Thursday 27th Jun
Tuesday 9th July and Thursday 25th July
Tuesday 13th August and Thursday 22nd August
Tuesday 10th September and Thursday 26th September
Tuesday October 8th and Thursday 24th October
Tuesday 12th November and Thursday 28th November
Tuesday 10th December
Thursday 26 December (To be confirmed and subject to cancellation)