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. 

Buckley's Kitchen

The Red Room

The Barn

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Well done Heather for hosting another great singers night last week.

This week Sept 17th we have Pete Morton.

Peter  is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His live shows are dynamic and thought provoking, while remaining approachable and fun loving.

Morton was born in Leicester, England on July 30, 1964, and was educated at Countesthorpe Community College where he spent most of his time in the music block learning guitar and playing new wave and punk songs. He was lead singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist in his two school bands: The Mafia, and Tone Deaf. He left school at 16 in 1980. It was during this summer that he discovered folk music, when hearing a friend's father playing a Buffy Sainte-Marie record. This had a profound effect which led him to buy an acoustic guitar and learn songs from early 60s protest singers. He started busking and visiting folk clubs, travelling around the UK and Europe. He began learning traditional songs as well as writing his own songs mainly of social commentary.

As usual, see you there 8:30 Pm.


Road Diversion Information

The road up to the Cross Keys, Church Road is closed for the next six weeks (sewers being replaced). There are diversion signs from the end of Shaw Hall Bank Road Greenfield which send you along Chew Valley Road past Tescos then left up Kinders Lane and along Gelfield Lane. The signs are well placed but you may need a little more time to get there. You can also get there from Diggle taking the road opposite the Hanging Gate Pub this will bring you to the Cross keys from the other side.

If you are not sure my phone no 07740697257.



Cross Keys Inn

Our hosts, Dave, Sharon, Becks and Craig would like to welcome you to their traditional country pub and join them for a warm welcome, great atmosphere, fine cask ales and traditional       freshly prepared home cooked food.   

We have several rooms throughout the pub which can be dined in or booked for any occasion, we have a large beer garden to the rear and children's play area.  We also have a large covered terrace and outside seating to the front.

Opening times:

Our hours of food service are:

Monday - Friday  12:00 to 14:30 and 17:30 to 20:30

Saturday            12:00 to 20:30

Sunday              12:00 to 19:30

Web Site prepared by George Pilch 2011. All Rights Reserved.