Forthcoming Events...

We are booking now for 2020/2021 events - if you would like to book Columbines for a private event (house concert/festival/private function) please get in touch with us.

Email - or via the contact form on this website.

Future Events...

**Due to the current situation with the Covid19 outbreak, our forthcoming events: Dance Folkus, Woodbridge & Wivenhoe Folk Club have been postponed.  We will hopefully reschedule these events for later this year and will post updated info when we have it.**


Friday 3rd April 2020

Dance Folkus

Cèilidh event, Columbines will play a guest spot
Special guest band Cèilidh band 'Polkaworks'

Woodbridge Community Hall
Woodbridge, Suffolk

Thursday 7th May

Wivenhoe Folk Club (headline)

The Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, CO7 9BX

Doors 7.30pm - 8pm start


Saturday 20th June 2020 - 11am - 2.30pm

Summer Fete @ St. Leonard's, Colchester, CO3 4BL
2 x30 minute sets (11:45 & 1pm)

Past Events...



Tuesday March 21st 2017 8pm - CAA, Covent Garden, London   

The Brandenburg Fringe Festival
Columbines will be joining with a-capella groups Ultrasound from Oxford, and In the Smoke for a special evening of musical energy

See our blog!

Thursday 23rd March - Extended floor spot at Bishops Stortford Folk Club.  The Royal British Legion, 28, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Herts CM23 3NG

Saturday 25th March, Coggeshall, Essex
Private party

Saturday April 1st  8pm - Full gig @ The Bromley Cross at Great Bromley, Essex

Floor spots at:

Wed April 5th - Oakes Barn Contemporary Folk, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Thurs April 6th - Wivenhoe Folk Club, Essex

Tues April 11th - Dartford Folk Club, Essex

Monday May 1st  -  Spring Wood Day with Gerry the Bard and Bards Aloud

Sat May 20th  Slackfolk at the Piatto Café, Colchester

Saturday July 1st  Bury Folk Festival, Bury St Edmunds, SuffolkDetails to follow

Mon July 3rd  Live appearance on Loxley’s radio show  6-9pm

Sunday 16th July - Stanstead Abbotts Ceilidh Society Concert - Supporting Terence Blacker

7pm for 7.30pm start (until 10pm)

At Stanstead Abbotts Parish Hall, Roydon Road. 
Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on door - or call 01920 870557

Sunday July 23rd   5th Annual Bromfest, Little Bromley Church, Little Bromley, Essex CO11 2PP 

Sat  August 19th  Private Wedding 

Sunday August 20th   Folk East, Glemham Park, Suffolk
We’ll be performing on Sunday on the Folk Club stage. Time tba


Fri August 25th  Royston Folk Club, 50 minute set.


Friday September 1st   7:30 pm   Hadleigh Folk Club, Anstell Centre, Hadleigh, Suffolk
Columbines will play the 30 minute feature spot.

Saturday Sept 2nd   6-9pm Beehive Café, DutchBarn Nursery,  Diss, Norfolk
An evening with Columbines at the coffee shop at the Dutch Barn Nursery.  A lovely venue, serving great, reasonably priced food. Free entry.

Saturday Sept 9th  3pm  Wix Heritage Open Day (projected date)
Concert gig to support Wix Church, to correspond with Heritage Open Day, a great chance to visit local buildings of historic interest that may generally be kept closed and unavailable for visiting

Monday March 13th  Shottisham Sorrel Horse

See our blog!

Thursday December 7th
Headlining Wivenhoe Folk Club

The Royal British Legion, The Quay
CO7 9BX Wivenhoe, Colchester


16th February 2018

Showcase set at The Milkmaid in Bury St Edmunds

30 minute set

April 15th 2018

Local Charity Fundraiser


Private Event

May 4th
Floor spot at Hadleigh Folk Club, Suffolk.  8pm

May 5th

Full gig at Ramsey Church (St. Michael's) Dovercourt, Essex CO12 5EU. 4-6pm

No tickets required but a donation on entry

May 7th
Spring Wood Day 2018


'A day to celebrate Spring at Spring Wood, Ipswich'

Columbines will be performing at 1.35pm in the welcome tent and 2.45pm at

the bonfire site.
Directions and more information via the link.

May 14th 2018

The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham, Suffolk
Full gig (with support)

Friday June 2nd - Book Launch at North House Gallery, Manningtree, CO11 1AS    7:30pm


Friday June 8th 7:30pm - Julia’s Tearooms, High Street Ely, Cambs CB7 4JU


June 9th Coggeshall Community Festival

We will be playing the headline set at 4.45pm (1 hour set)

June 28th 2018 - With the Black Sandal Poetry Group on LV18 Lightship, Harwich.  3pm.  Part of Harwich Arts Festival.

July 13th - Running Well Folk Club, Wickford, Essex.

July 14th - North House Gallery with Black Sandal Poetry Group.

Part of the 'Stour Festival'. 6.30pm

July 15th 2018 - Munnings Tearoom, 12pm+ Full set.

July 21st 2018 - With Black Sandal Poetry Group at Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk.

July 29th 2018 - BROM FEST - At Lt. Bromley Church, Essex.
The 6th annual Folk Day.

August 20th 2018 - Folk East Festival - Soap Box Stage @ 3.30pm (45 minute set).

September 9th 2018 - WoodFest, Hatfield Forest, Essex. 4.20pm.

September 22nd - CB2 Cafe, Cambridge.

October 5th 2018 - Julia's Tearooms, Ely, Cambridge.

October 6th 2018 - Slack Folk Autumn Mini Festival.  1.50pm.  FirstSite Art Gallery, Colchester.

October 12th 2018.  Henley Folk Club ' Big Music Night'.

November 2nd 2018

Special Guests at 'Dance Folkus' Woodbridge

November 10th 2018

Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk.
6-9pm - Hour long set from us and a chance to look around the new exhibition.

Tickets £5

November 24th 2018

'Singing Safari' - St. Peter's by the Waterfront, Ipswich.


"2018 brings the seventh annual Singing Safari concert to Ipswich. We are very excited to be joined for the first time by the Columbines folk trio: "an acoustic folk/Americana trio specialising in original songs and self arranged versions of traditional and lesser known folk songs. They are recognised for their striking use of close harmony singing".

In October 2018 an intrepid bunch of singers will set off from Ipswich on an imaginary Singing Safari to collect songs from all over the world. Their journey ends in Ipswich in November where they will share the songs they've learnt at St. Peter's by the Waterfront.

Tickets: £8 (£3 under 16s).

Tickets available from

December 19th 2018

Christs College Cambridge- Private Event


Feb 7th 2019

Floor spot at Wivenhoe Folk Club (EllY Tree Headlining)

Feb 8th 2019

Headlining The Running Well Folk Club, Wickford, Essex.

Doors 7.30pm

April 4th 2019

Headlining Great Bardfield Folk Club

April 5th 2019

Showcase sets at Julia's Tearoom, Ely Cambridge

April 15th 2019

Support @ Colchester Arts Centre

25 minute set

Supporting Gilmore & Roberts

"Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.
Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work."

Tickets available here:

May 4th 2019

Woodbridge, Suffolk (near the Tide Mill)
'Spirit of Beowulf Fundraiser'

30 minute set from 3.55pm on the deck of the Marie
Music 12-6pm

June 2nd 2019

Bentley Open Gardens

Little Bentley Hall, Essex

Time tbc

July 30th 2019

Hoy At Anchor Folk Club


Headline act -2x 45 minute sets

October 11th 2019

Big Music Night 37

Henley Community Centre, Church Meadows, Henley, Ipswich IP6 0RP
Tickets 01473 213740 or

Columbines and several other local musicians will perform 15 minute sets

Raising money for good causes

November 9th

Private event, Mistley, Essex.

Friday 13th March 2020

Running Well Folk Club - 'All Stars Night'

Barnhall Social Club, Alderney Gardens, Wickford, SS11 7JP, starting at 8pm and finishing around 11:15pm. Doors open 7:30pm.  There is a free car park adjacent to the club.  Admission £2.50

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