About the Folk Collective

Acoustic roots and beyond

The Collective brings together performers and audiences in a relaxed, listening environment. Whether you are into Folk, Roots, Americana, Blues, Jazz, World etc, you'll be welcome at the collective.

Our Open Floor nights provide the opportunity for individuals or small combos to perform to a listening audience on a 'turn up and play' basis. Booking is not required and it's 'pot luck' re running order and length of slot. Experience says that a minimum three song set seems likely for each act. This event is free entry to all.

Our 'WVFC Presents' evenings feature a very talented headline act (which may be from the national acoustic roots music scene) supported by one of our wonderful local bands or artists. This is a great opportunity to see highly accomplished musicians right on your doorstep!

Development of musicianship

One of our aims is...

"To promote and facilitate the development of musicianship and performance within the local community".

Now that we have found our feet both functionally and financially, we will continue to help develop the musicianship of local people. This involves laying on workshops for people of all abilities, including beginners and young people.


We are affiliated to Folk 21, an organisation that helps to develop and sustain a thriving 'guest booking' folk club scene in the UK.


Become a friend - it's free...

By becoming a friend of The Waveney Valley Folk Collective, you'll receive regular email updates about developments and forthcoming events.

Simply reach us via the Contact Us page and ask to become a friend. It's free.

Where's the Waveney Valley?

Centered around the river Waveney which runs from Redgrave in Suffolk to Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, The Waveney Valley embraces many towns along the Norfolk/Suffolk border. These include Diss, Eye, Harleston, Halesworth, Bungay, Beccles and more.

We have set up camp in the Diss area but we welcome musicians from throughout the region – and beyond.