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

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Buckley's Kitchen

The Red Room

The Barn


Wednesday 29th June

The talented (and modest!) local duo “Patchwork“ make a return appearance at the Cross Keys on 17th February. The duo consists of Bill Hackwell and Paul Fernley, who are seen here in rather sombre mood (for them) in concert in France. They have entertained crowds for over 40 years with their mix of songs and music played on various instruments including guitar, banjo, tenor recorder, tin whistles, and more recently even a viola! They have played twice in concerts in Montigny-le-Brettoneux, near Versailles, twinned with Denton, Manchester, where they were well received (nobody threw anything!) Their music includes a wide variety of styles, but on this occasion the programme will be predominantly folk music, including songs which will get you singing along (except for the instrumentals!) and will have your toes tapping in no time.

Please contact George or Jim for further information.