THERE is a such a breathtaking amount of action around the local folk venues this week – and a quick guide around what is on offer will leave you panting.
Tonight has the folk music of America being performed at Chilwell Road Methodist Church by Buffalo Gals, the latest outfit to be fronted by Kate Lissauer.
Music of Scotland and Ireland can be heard at the Glee Club, Castle Wharf, when that exciting three-piece band Lau make a return to Nottingham.
Annie Smith is tonight's guest at Bingham Folk Club, Town Pavilion, Bingham.
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Meanwhile, over at Burton the intriguing partnership of Paul Downes and Maggie Boyle can be heard at the Brew Town Folk Club, Old Cottage Tavern.
Nottingham's foremost Irish band Kelly's Heroes will be this month's guests at the National Forest Folk Club, Moira Miners' Welfare and Second Time Around Folk Club, Star Inn, Middle Street, Beeston, have a singers' and performers' night.
Kate Rusby has a new album out, simply entitled 20 in celebration of the number of years she has been active in music and the accompanying tour reaches Derby Assembly Rooms tomorrow night.
There are not many tickets left so check 01332 255800 for availability.
On Monday night, Mansfield Folk Club at the Black Bull, Woodhouse Road, holds a singers' night and on Wednesday at Carrington Triangle, The Gladstone, Loscoe Road, there will be bluegrass when the Carravick Sisters return to the club.
There's a difficult choice on Thursday night when Derby Traditional Club at the Old Derby Gaol in Friargate, presents Popular Folk Songs – the ones so popular that nobody sings them now.
In Shepshed, Tales at the Watermill, Mill Farm, Hathern Road, presents the king of the storytellers, Taffy Thomas making his first appearance there.
Tickets will be limited so ring 0116 236 3739 for more details.