The Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club used to be based at The Swan Hotel in Leek but due to the ownership and the pub layout changing, has moved to the nearby Foxlowe Arts Centre in the Market Square. For over 40 years the club has hosted nationally renowned artists on Thursdays at least once a month. Artists that have appeared cover a whole gamut of genres including traditional folk, contemporary folk, folk rock, blues, jazz and even the occasional foray into pop and rock. It uses up to date PA and mixing technology for clarity of sound.
For the forseable future, the club will be run on an ad hoc basis and events will be advertised through this website, Stafford Folk Music & Dance Facebook & the Cuckoo's Nest Ceildih Band Facebook pages.
During each May, the club is host to a number of concerts so the club ceases during this month to host the Arts Festival concerts. This site will advertise all the concerts that take place in the Swan.
Alongside the concerts held at The Foxlowe, a more traditional folk club is held monthly at The Red Lion in nearby Cheddleton. Up and coming events here are announced on this site.
Doors open around 8pm, unless otherwise stated in the next or future gigs pages, and after sound checks have been completed.
Tickets and more details of future events are available from the Ticket Office on 01538 385260. Please excuse the aging and worn answer phone. If you have a problem with the answerphone, please send your order with a cheque made out to Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club to Dave Rhead, CNFC, 3 Daintry Street, LEEK, ST13 5PG.