2020 Gig List


11th January - Private Function

18th January - Private Function

20th January - John Ward interview with Lesley Dolphin, BBC Radio Suffolk - 13.20

22nd January - Red Lion Folk Club, The Red Lion, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LY - John Ward Trio - 7.45pm

25th January - Burns Night with John Ward & Jim O'Toole - The Gallon Pot, Market Place, Gt Yarmouth, NR30 1NB

26th January - Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft, Suffolk - John Ward Band - Songs of Lowestoft and Beyond (with photographic slideshow)


1st February - Private Function

2nd February - Sailors' Home, Church Road, Kessingland, NR33 7RS - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

9th February - Choir meet up with John & Lynne, Stephen & Paul Amer - Seagull Theatre - 2.00-5.00pm - anyone welcome to attend who might want to be part of the choir project (more details to follow soon)

23rd February - Blaxhall Ship - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

29th February - Private Function

MARCH 2020

1st March - The Fleece, St Mary's Street, Bungay - John & Lynne - 6.00pm

8th March - The Stanford Arms, Lowestoft - The John Ward Band - 3.00pm

17th March - St Patrick's Night at The Globe, Wells-Next-the-Sea - John, Jim, Les

20th March - Cambridge Folk Club - John Ward Trio

23rd March - Chichester Folk Song Club, The Chichester Inn, West Sussex - John Ward Trio - 8.15pm

27th March - West Street Loft, 20 West Street, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WG - John Ward Trio

28th March - Private Function

APRIL 2020

26th April - Sailors' Home, Church Road, Kessingland, NR33 7RS - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

MAY 2020

2nd May - Deepdale Beltane, 1 Deepdale Granary, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk, PE31 8DD - John Ward Trio - time tbc

16th May - Trinity Folk Festival, Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3RR - John Ward Trio (times tbc)

17th May - Blaxhall Ship, Suffolk - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

21st May - Black Swan Folk Club, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR - John Ward Trio - 7.45pm

22nd-25th May - Great North Folk Festival, Botton, North Yorks - John Ward Trio (days & times tbc)

29th May - Royston Folk Club, The Old Bull Inn, 56 High Street, Royston, Herts, SG8 9AW - John Ward Trio, with opening act - Mark Gamon - 8.00pm

30th May - Private Function

JUNE 2020

3rd June - Spalding Folk Club, South Holland Centre, Spalding, Lincs - John Ward Trio

4th June -The Cockpit, Pickering - John Ward Trio

6th June - Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square, Buxton, Derbyshire, WK17 6PY - John Ward Trio

7th June - Wirral Folk Festival, The Whitby Club, Ellesmere Port, CH65 6QF- John Ward Trio - 11.30am-12.15pm and 4.45-5.30pm

12th June - Folk in the Foyer, Conquest Theatre, Bromyard - John Ward Trio plus support - £9.00

13th June - Clinks Farm Fundraising Ceilidh with Skiphire (more details to follow)

16th June - Bracknell Folk Club, The Sun, Chertsey Road, Windlesham, Surrey, GU20 6EN - John Ward Trio - 8.30pm

20th-21st June - First Light Festival, Lowestoft Suffolk - John Ward Band plus more (details to follow)

24th June - Southwold Arts Festival - John Ward Trio opening for The Pitmen Poets

27th June - Private Function

JULY 2020

1st July - Lamb Folk Club, High Street, Eastbourne, BN21 1HH - John Ward Trio

2nd July - Orpington Folk Club, Rosecroft Social Club, 269 High Street, St Mary Cray, BR5 4AR - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

3rd July - Milkmaid Folk Club, Risbygate Sports Club, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RR - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

11th July - Ely Folk Festival, Ely Outdoor Centre, Downham Road, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2SH: Songwriting Workshop with John Ward 11.00-11.50; The John Ward Trio - 14.30-15.10 www.elyfolkfestival.co.uk

19th July - The Reindeer, Norwich - The John Ward Band - 4.00pm


1st August - Private Function

11-13th August - Broadstairs Folk Week - John Ward Trio (more details to follow)

13th August - Anchor Folk Club, Blue Anchor Pub, 155 High Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7RL - John Ward Trio - 8.15pm

22nd August - Moira Furnace Folk Festival, Furnace Lane, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6AT - John Ward Trio

23rd August - Folk East Festival (more details to follow)


8th Sept - Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JH - John Ward Band - Special Event! (details to follow)

12th Sept - Blaxhall Ship, School Road, Blaxhall, Suffolk, IP12 2DY - John Ward Band - 9.00pm

13th Sept - Whitby Brewery, East Cliff, Whitby, YO22 4JR - John Ward Trio - 7-9pm

14th Sept - Stirling Folk Club, Stirling County RFC, Bridgehaugh Park, Stirling, Scotland, FK9 5AP - John Ward Trio -7.30pm

15th Sept - Quarter Acoustic Music Club, Quarter Boolin Club, Limekilnburn Road, Quarter, Hamilton, South Lanarks, Scotland ML3 7XA - John Ward Trio - 7.30pm

16th Sept - Cross Keys Folk Club, Cross Keys Inn, Running Hilll Gate, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6LW - John Ward Trio

19th Sept - Songwriting Workshop with John - East Anglian Traditional Music Trust - The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket (afternoon times to follow)

19th Sept - East Anglian Traditional Music Trust Concert - John Ward Trio - The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket (evening times to follow)

20th Sept - South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis - John Ward Trio - (venue & times to follow)

26th Sept - Deepdale Festival, Norfolk - The John Ward Band (times to follow)


4th October - Guisborough Folk Club, The Rugby Club, Belmangate, Guisborough, North Yorks, TS14 7BB - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

5th October - Glenfarg Folk Club, Backstage at the Green, Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland, KY13 8AS - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

7th October - Irvine Folk Club, Vineburgh Community Centre, Quarry Road, Irvine - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

10th October - Foyer Folk @ No 8 Pershore, Worcestershire - John Ward Trio

13th October - Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Rugby, Warwickshire - John Ward Trio


1st November - The Fleece, St Mary's Street, Bungay - John & Lynne - 6.00pm

8th November - The Stanford Arms, Stanford Street, Lowestoft, NR32 2DD - The John Ward Band - 3.00pm

15th November - Horsham Folk Club, The Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1JF - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

22nd November - The Reindeer, Norwich - The John Ward Band - 4.00pm


6th December - Sailors' Home, Church Road, Kessingland, NR33 7RS - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

11th December - The Seagull Theatre - Songs of Lowestoft and Beyond (with photographic slideshow) - The John Ward Band - a repeat of the 'sell out' show at The Seagull Theatre in January 2020

13th December - Blaxhall Ship - John & Lynne - 3.00pm

16th December - Ely Folk Club - John Ward Trio

31st December - New Year's Eve with Skiphire Ceilidh Band - The Froize, Chillsford, Suffolk

2021 Gig List

MARCH 2021

4th March - Railway Roots, The Railway Inn, Boundary Road, Portslade, BN41 1GA - John Ward Trio

JUNE 2021

4-6th June - Folk Festival - John Ward Trio (more details to follow)

8th June - Dragon's Breath Folk & Acoustic Club, Treuddyn Village Hall, Queen Street, Treuddyn, Mold, CH7 4LU - John Ward Trio - 8.00pm

JULY 2021

31 July - Private Function