Find the Venue...

Saint James' Rooms Address:

Saint James' Rooms
Church Street
Wath upon Dearne
South Yorkshire
S63 7RD

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Get in Touch...

Email Us:

Phone us:

Andrew Wild: 01709 877760
Steve Yerrell: 07554 244023

The Rafters Team...


Club Mascot

The oldest member of the Raising the Rafters team by a few years, Hugo is a cool 474 years old but is showing no signs of retiring any time soon.


Andrew is one of the joint founders of the Raising the Rafters folk club, occasional compere and living proof of the old saying that the definition of a gentleman is a man who can play the piano accordion.....and doesn’t!

Carol uses her design and artistic skills to ensure that every Raising the Rafters is heavy on atmosphere!


Steve has been running folk clubs in Wath since before we went decimal and still isn’t getting sick of it!


Chris can usually be seen at any Raising the Rafters, flashing at the performers! Most of the photos in the gallery are his, and if you like what you see, then Chris would love to hear from you. He sells cards and framed photos of the local area and also organises craft fairs in the area. Contact him on


Keith brings his skills and experience of running the famous Wath Festival to Raising the Rafters!


Dennis has huge experience running other Folk Clubs in the South and West Yorkshire areas and is well known on the Folk scene!


Regular Rafters supporters Terry and Margaret help with all those "behind the scenes jobs" such as setting up and clearing away, as well as helping run the raffle and the door

Our Friends...


Providers of our amazing stage lighting, designed and manufactured especially for Raising the Rafters Folk Club. Contact them on


For three years RAISING THE RAFTERS FOLK CLUB have been proud sponsors of the nationally acclaimed WATH MAY FESTIVAL. Check out their website for more details. We run two clubs every year to raise the sponsorship money and are pleased to be able to financially contribute to this musical event which is close to the heart of this community of Wath upon Dearne.

The Flat Planet

Web Developer

Providers of our Raising The Rafters website.
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Daisy Chain Records

Run by good friend and Rafters supporter, Phil Casey. Daisy Chain Records boasts a mind-blowing array of vinyl records of every background and genre.
Unit 8, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ.
Tel: 01226 745902