Folk Music for all

Welcome to the Cross Keys Inn Folk Club

Built in 1745 in the heart of Saddleworth lies the 'Cross Keys Inn'. It is situated on the old Marsden Packhorse route and first opened as a Tavern in 1753. (Some believe that Jim was actually first at the bar on opening night!)

The Inn is host to one of the longest running Folk Clubs in the North West of England and is hosted by Jim Schofield. We meet every Wednesday evening in the much acclaimed "Buckley's Kitchen", a small intimate room with a stone flagged floor and a big, ancient cooking range. The club is regularly visited by artists from home and abroad who never fail to entertain. Why not come along for an evening of good music and entertainment, we are quite sure you will not be dissapointed. 

Breaking News 7th Aug 2015

The web site has now been handed over and is now under the control of Jim Schofield. Please bear in mind that contributions for additions to or modification of the web site will always be considered. Please help Jim deliver to you the information that you would like to see published here. Thank you for your support in the past.


Buckley's Kitchen

The Red Room

The Barn


Wow what a night we had for George and Wendy's farewell singer's night. The place was full before 8.30 we started the night with a couple of songs from George accompanied by myself and Mick Collins. We had 29 singers perform on the night, far to many to mention by name but all regular visitors and guest singers there to wish George and Wendy well with their move to Scotland. Everyone had a great nights entertainment certainly one to remember, and we were treated to an excellent supper provided by David and Craig our hosts at the Cross Keys.

This Wednesday 2nd September we have Brennan and Buchanan at the club for their first guest night with us. Some of you will have seen them 2 weeks ago at George and Wendy's singers night and many have asked when they are on.
Esther and Ian came together as an act after a few chance meetings at folk sessions and events over several years and an impromptu performance together at the Moorlands Folk Gathering in 2011. After that they decided that performing and recording together might be a good idea!
They have finally got around to recording their debut album “The Bird and The Rose”, due shortly for release... at long last!

Please contact George or Jim for further information.