Southampton Folk Orchestra

  • Play some fantastic tunes
  • Make music with others
  • Create musical arrangements
  • Perform live
  • Learn about our musical heritage

Do you play an instrument? Would you like to play with other people in a relaxed and friendly setting? Southampton Folk Orchestra is an open access group that plays traditional folk music with connections to the local area. The group creates arrangements of tunes together and performs at least once a term.

The orchestra welcomes all players of acoustic instruments from confident experienced musicians to beginners – even if you can only play a few notes! We’ll learn tunes and arrangements from music or by ear, whichever you prefer.

Watch our lockdown videos and live recordings on YouTube.

Listen to our audio recordings on SoundCloud.

Update August 2021
We returned to meeting in person for most of the summer term and are planning to continue meeting in person for the autumn term.

Our venue has changed, and we will now be meeting at
Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HE.

Our sessions for the autumn term will be on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm
5, 19, 26 September, 10, 24 October, 7, 21 November, 5 December  2021.

Pay per session £7 full waged / £5 low waged or pay in advance for the whole term £48 full waged / £34 low waged.

Contact us if you’re interested in joining the orchestra – you can join at any time.