The singaround will take place on the second Thursday of the month between around 8.00 and 11.00pm, and the first one is on the 8th July. It's free, very informal, there's no PA and if you want to perform just roll up. If you simply want to listen, that's fine as well. There's no restriction on the style of music, except it has to be acoustic.
The Lion is noted for its range of good real ales. The regulars are Deuchars IPA, JW Lees Bitter and Youngs bitter, with changing guest beers too. A fuller description of this unspoilt city pub is in my Dale Street pub crawl (it's pub number 6).
The second Thursday was chosen to avoid a clash with the Woody Guthrie Folk Club which meets around the corner in the Ship and Mitre on the last Thursday of the month.
The picture shows the Lion steam engine, built in 1837,
after which the pub was named.