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Folk train fun on the Glossop Line

For a fun evening with a special twist, the all year round programme of live music folk trains on the Glossop line in the Peak District of Derbyshire is hard to beat. For just the price of your train ticket, music lovers can sit back and admire the views from the carriage window while being entertained by a live folk music band on board the train.

The folk trains have been running successfully for many years with full support from Northern Trains and are well known to folk music fans in the Manchester area and to fans living locally along the Glossop line. It is organised and run by a small team of passionate volunteers, independently of High Peak & Hope Valley CRP.

The Glossop folk train runs once every month on the fourth Thursday evening of the month. The band and a good number of folk music fans board the 19.03 Manchester Piccadilly – Glossop train with the band playing in the front carriage as the train makes it station stops along the line picking up more participants along the way.

Glossop Labour Club is a short walk from the station and forms the venue for another set of songs from the folk band whilst everyone enjoys a drink and light refreshments purchased from the bar. Then it’s time to catch the 21.22 train back to Manchester.

So for a fantastic trip out filled with good music, good company and grand views from your seat on the train, do join the next folk train!

Details of each event are posted on the Manchester Folk Trains Fan Page Facebook group. Please note this group is not run or moderated by High Peak and Hope Valley CRP. Click here to visit the group on Facebook: Facebook.

Useful Information

East Midlands Railway

Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site

National Rail Enquiries

phone: 03457 48 49 50

Northern Trains

phone: 0800 200 6060

Peak Rail

Heritage steam railway

phone: 0800 200 6060


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phone: 0871 200 2233