The Broadside Folk Club in Portsmouth - Wednesday evening singarounds for acoustic and folk music

Welcome to the Broadside Folk Club, Portsmouth

Acoustic Folk Music Singaround in Portsmouth every Wednesday evening at 8pm

Our format is a singaround the room with an M/C just to make sure everyone gets their turn. If you prefer to just listen or take an occasional turn that is entirely up to you.

Our Music is folk - traditional and modern - so we welcome singers of folk songs, players of folk tunes, acoustic instruments, single person or joint offerings. We do try to keep our idenitity as an acoustic folk music club.

The bar is available all through the evening - a ring of the bell will bring one of the bar staff through from the main bar to the function room.



It is with great regret that we announce that Fran passed away at 12.30 today, Thursday 16th of February shortly after going to the Rowan's Hospice. Fran was not only a fine singer but a lovely and helpful person who was always keen to develop talent in others.

Fran had been fighting cancer for some years but continued to go out and sing or support local music whenever she was able. We will remember this lovely lady for a long time.

More news when availalbe.



We have another new landlord as of January 2017. Mike, who also runs The Pelham Arms in Chichester Road, came and introduced himself to club members, as did Tracey, his bar manager.

Here's looking forward to a bit of stability for the pub that has been our home since the 1970s.


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Many folk clubs like to claim to be friendly and welcoming, but the Broadside actually is. We welcome all styes, abilities and interpretations of what constitutes folk music. Come and enjoy a warm welcome, whether playing a tune, singing a song or just listening. The room is open from 7.30ish onwards and we start at 8pm. Come early and introduce yourself and meet some of the current perfomers.

See you soon

John and Sue and all the Broadside 'artists' : ))

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