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


Renovations at the Old House at Home are now finished - but don't expect any improvements to the club room. We shall be meeting back at the Old House from Wednesday 31st. May.

A HUGE THANK YOU from us all to the the staff and landlords at the Rose in June who always make us so welcome when we meet there - thanks guys.

We now have a FACEBOOK PAGE or search Facebook for 'Broadside Folk Club'. Thanks to Allan Jones for setting that up.

Ian from Aberdeen

On Wednesday 19th April we were joined by Ian Hamilton from Aberdeen. He was an entertaining guitarist and singer and played both trad folk songs and blues.

Ian emailed the Broadside club after getting back to Aberdeen:

" Many thanks for the lovely session on Wednesday night.
The Broadside club truly felt a ‘home from home’ for me."

Thanks Ian - we enjoyed your music and hope to see you again some time.

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.



If you're looking for the Rose In June Session website - please click here. To be added to the mailing list go to our R inJ contact page.


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' : ))


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.

Update - funeral / wake:

Fran's funeral will be a fairly small short ceremony at Porchester Crematorium at 1.45pm on Tues March 7th. Please contact Fran's son Tony if you would to attend. -

The wake will be at the Golden Bowler pub in Stubbington at 2.45pm and all her old friends are invited. Bring your instrument / voice if you would like to join the singing and tunes.

Update - We will remember her

Fran's funeral was a very short but moving affair. The small hall was packed and the following wake filled the Golden Bowler with family and friends but also with songs and tunes in her memory. Goodbye Fran - we shall continue to sing your songs.

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