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.

We are now meeting at
11th Southampton Scout Hall, Kentish Road, Southampton SO15 3GX.

Dates for 2024:
Our sessions are on Sunday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Spring: 14, 21 January, 4, 18 February, 3, 17 March (6 sessions)
Summer: 21, 28 April, 12, 19 May, 2, 9, 23 June, 7 July (8 sessions)

Pay per session £7 full waged / £5 low waged or pay in advance for the whole term:
6 session term: £36 full waged / £26 low waged
8 session term: £48 full waged / £34 low waged

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