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. 

Breaking News 7th Aug 2015

The web site has now been handed over and is now under the control of Jim Schofield. Please bear in mind that contributions for additions to or modification of the web site will always be considered. Please help Jim deliver to you the information that you would like to see published here. Thank you for your support in the past.


Buckley's Kitchen


The Red Room

The Barn


Wednesday 31st August
Singers night hosted by Heather McNeill.

Wednesday 7th September
Martin Stimson one of our local singer/songwriters.

Wednesday 14th September
Singers night hosted by Dave Tuxford.

Wednesday 21st September
Ian Tyzack a popular singer from the North East.

Wednesday 28th September
Peterloo story told in verse,song and newspaper stories of the time with Geoff Higginbottom, Martin Gittings and Bob Ashcroft. 
Please contact George or Jim for further information.