Folk Train

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

One of the more offbeat ways to enjoy live music is to ride the Folk Train, a one-hour journey between Manchester and Hathersage in the Peak District. On-board entertainment is blues, folk, Irish and old-style country music, played by a rotating list of terrific local bands. There’s nothing formal about it: just get on board and enjoy the music. The train departs from Manchester Piccadilly.