Founded in 1996, the Milkmaid Folk Club became a Community Interest group 2007.
The main Milkmaid base is at the Constitutional Club in Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds. There are two Guest nights each month there, including many very well know performers such as Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Peggy Seager, The Demon Barbers, Fairport Convention acoustic, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan and Sam Carter.
We also work with the Apex, which is a wonderful large capacity venue in Bury St Edmunds. This enables us to present artists such as Show of Hands, Dervish, Lau, Fairport Convention, Spire & Boden, Cara Dillon & Karine Polwart.
In addition to guest nights, we have a thriving 'local artist' community. We have both 'Unplugged' nights and nights with a full PA system. All of the support artists for our Guest nights are chosen from performers we hear first at one of these 'local artist' nights. We're always delighted to welcome new performers.