Lady Bay Music Ensemble
Lady Bay Music Ensemble

The Lady Bay Music Ensemble - fortnightly sessions at the Poppy and Pint. 

A music group for anyone who plays, or has ever played, an instrument and is looking to be involved in group music-making. We have a friendly and supportive environment, and instrumental arrangements are designed towards different musical abilities. So whether you play often, or can only play a few notes, you will be very welcome!

We meet every second and fourth Sunday of the month in the upstairs function room of the Poppy and Pint from 7-8pm. For 2024:-

January 14th & 28th
February 11th & 25th

For more details contact Richard Coffey-Glover at [email protected]

The Poppy Folk Club

The club meets once a month, either on the second or third Sunday of the month, with Guests and/or a singaround / music session

We want to encourage more local people to come along and have a go, so if you think you might have a song or two in you, or if you play an instrument, please come along to one of our regular singaround / session nights.

Start time 7:30pm, in the upstairs room at The Poppy and Pint pub on Pierrepont Road in Lady Bay. See the website, email Juliet at [email protected] or call on 0115 9231513 (Juliet) or 07790 943893 (Dave mobile) for more details.

Upcoming events at the Poppy Folk Club can be found on and are also included in the Lady Bay Events listing.


Both the Lady Bay Community Choir and the West Bridgford Tuneless Choir meet at All Hallows Church and, sometimes, venture out to perform.  For more details, contact Bernie Bracha at [email protected].

Also meeting fairly locally are Everyone Can Sing and West Bridgford Social Singers - or [email protected]

If you prefer the Classical repertoire, there is the Ruddington & District Choral Society - or, if you like a bit of drama with your singing,  there's both the
West Bridgford Operatic Society  and the
Carlton Operatic Society

And last, but by no means least, we have The Heron Music Café - see next entry.......

The Heron Music Well Being Cafe - fortnightly sessions at the Poppy and Pint. 

Meets on the second and fourth Monday morning of each month (not bank holidays), between 10.30 and 12noon, at the Poppy and Pint.  Aims to provide a dementia-friendly and inclusive space for people to come along and enjoy live music based on the five principles of Well Being.

The cafe is about avoiding labels and bring people together with a wide variety of mental health conditions, with those who are socially isolated or who just want to share a cup of coffee and have a song!  No charge is made to attend and refreshments are provided, though we welcome donations to ensure the cafe can continue.

The sessions are led by specially trained musicians who are supported by a team of volunteers. If interested in volunteering, see our Dementia Friendly Lady Bay page.  The cafe is run by musicworks and sponsored by the Trent Bridge Community Trust.  for more details on musicworks in general, see -  Contact us for more details - email on i[email protected] or phone on 0115 9145879.