Sponsored by The Rambler Country Inn, Edale, Northern Rail and High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership (HPHVCRP). Organised by South Riding Folk Arts Network.


What's it all about?

Before taking the procedure for the Newsletter, below, or if asking the reason for losing receipt of it,  please note that I regret the circumstances caused by the catastrophe affecting the operation of my computer. Although its action was subsequently restored, I regret that several programs no longer operate and each one of those has caused the loss of some very important contact and diary information for arranging the Folk Train programme and of the system for spreading the Newsletter to those who have applied for it.

As previously stated, I'm asked the initial question of this item quite frequently so I thought that a brief description of what goes on, on the night, would not go amiss.

On the fourth Tuesday of each month we no longer gather on platform 2C. It has been 5A at times but please check the departure boards in Sheffield Station foyer to view the 19:14 train to Manchester which calls at Dore (19:20) and all stations along the Hope Valley. There is music from the band throughout the journey. We reach Edale at 19:47, where we alight and make our way to The Rambler, the pub next to the station, where the musical entertainment continues.

We take the 21:29 train back to Sheffield - with more music - arriving at 22:04.

For more information see the FAQ.

Crowded coach
Over recent years the coach occupied by the band has been so crowded that a number of people have had to ride in the second coach. Kris Hudson-Lee, a member of the band Ethryll, has offered to assist us by extra folk music being made available to entertain those in the second coach. This can happen on some occasions. See their web site at .


See the Programme for details of future Sheffield-Edale Folk Trains and performers.

Click this for the Latest Pictures.
Following the change to Google's Picasa system there is no real operation for this process. So, when the blank frame opens click the term 'Play full-screen Picasa slideshow' below it. The opening page will show a selection of the pictures and double click the first one to produce an enlargrd image with its readable caption. Move between all the pictures by clicking the arrow buttons on each side of the image..
If the button does not function, select this link:


There are a number of Folk Trains running on the other side of the Pennines, including the one which runs on the 2nd Saturday of the month to Hathersage.




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South Yorkshire Folk

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