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


We were treated to a smashing night with Winter Wilson on Wednesday, they certainly lived up to their growing popularity.

October 7th

Our guest this coming wednesday is local singer/songwriter Stuart Cook, and one I am looking forward to. Stuart who has supported many of the local music venues has been a popular character on the local folk circuit and has done much to keep us informed.

We are in Buckley's Kitchen for this one hope to see you.

Tonight at the Cross Keys I intend to play a mixture of a few tradional songs, others by favourite songwriters and some of my own. Pretty well all of them strong story songs to revive memories, stir emotions and provoke thought. One or two poems possibly and a few jokes and laughs to bring it all together.
I've been committed to folk and acoustic music all my adult life and a good few years before. Nearly all of it has been as either audience or as a floor singer with one or two support and guest spots spread out over the years.
Please contact George or Jim for further information.