Welcome...

The clue’s in the name...

'Raising the Rafters, Live Accoustic Music' started in May 2013 to raise money for the Wath-upon-Dearne Parish Church roof appeal – and it’s all gone on from there! We raised nearly £2000 to help rescue one of the finest Tudor roofs in England and have gone on to become what we believe is a unique Live Accoustic Music Club! A Live Accoustic Music Club run to raise money for local and national charities. Everything we take – we donate!

Who’s the ugly face?...

Meet Hugo one of Wath Parish Church’s world famous roof bosses! He’s been up there since at least 1540 (24 years before Shakespeare was born!) and has led a generally quiet life until being catapulted to stardom by the Raising the Rafters, Live Accoustic Music Club who use him as their mascot. Since then his image has appeared all over the place.... such is fame!

When does it happen?...

Every second Saturday of the month! Starts at 8.00 p.m. in the Saint James Rooms, Church Street, Wath-upon-Dearne, S63 7RD, in the centre of Wath. There’s free parking next to the Montgomery Hall and a 24hr Tesco across the road, which is handy as the Saint James Rooms are not licensed. Don’t worry, it’s not a “dry” folk club (there’s no such thing!). All visitors are encouraged to bring their own wine, beer and spirits and we provide the glasses.

The friendly folk club...

We’ve built up a large band of supporters who all agree that Raising the Rafters is a friendly folk club and it doesn’t matter whether you want to bring an instrument and join in or just come and soak up the atmosphere and the music....you’ll be very welcome. The door prices are kept deliberately low and as there are no rip-off bar prices to pay, a Raising the Rafters evening is a good value night out!

And it’s all for charity...

Everything we raise goes to charity! We have raised over £8000 for good causes since we started! On Guest nights we leave it to you..... got a charity you’d like us to support? Email Hugo and tell him!

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