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London Folk Clubs

GUEST,matt milton 18 Jan 17 - 09:24 AM
Leadfingers 18 Jan 17 - 08:08 AM
GUEST 13 Jan 17 - 11:48 AM
Bev and Jerry 12 Jan 17 - 03:04 PM
severed-head 12 Jan 17 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,The Goose Is Out! 12 Jan 17 - 04:39 AM
Bev and Jerry 11 Jan 17 - 01:50 PM
GUEST 11 Jan 17 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,Peter 11 Jan 17 - 09:03 AM
GUEST,Chris Lamb 11 Jan 17 - 08:06 AM
Leadfingers 11 Jan 17 - 05:39 AM
Bev and Jerry 10 Jan 17 - 08:47 PM
GUEST 10 Jan 17 - 06:04 PM
Bev and Jerry 10 Jan 17 - 04:08 PM
McGrath of Harlow 15 Aug 02 - 01:43 PM
Kate 15 Aug 02 - 11:52 AM
Micca 15 Aug 02 - 05:01 AM
Herga Kitty 15 Aug 02 - 04:53 AM
Chris Amos 15 Aug 02 - 02:32 AM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Aug 02 - 07:26 PM
Ralphie 14 Aug 02 - 07:22 PM
Herga Kitty 14 Aug 02 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,Peter from Essex 14 Aug 02 - 05:31 PM
GUEST,John Hernadez 14 Aug 02 - 05:30 PM
Chris Amos 14 Aug 02 - 05:24 PM
Kate 14 Aug 02 - 04:27 PM
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Kate 14 Aug 02 - 03:15 PM
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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,matt milton
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 09:24 AM

A lifelong londoner and I'd never heard of the Unity Folk Club before this thread! Well I never


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 18 Jan 17 - 08:08 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jan 17 - 11:48 AM

Tooting Folk Club is fun and welcoming.
https://tootingfolk.com

(on the northern line tube)


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 03:04 PM

Garry:

Brickfolk sounds great and we have added it to our list. We won't be around for the Shanty & Sea Songs though this is one of our favorites.

As for The Goose is Out, we'd love to attend but, alas, neither the March or April singaround will occur while we're in London.

Thanks.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: severed-head
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 07:55 AM

I highly recommend Brickfolk (last Sunday of the month) which is about 10 mins walk from Putney Bridge tube station. It is an afternoon session, from 2:30 to 5:00pm, and is ALL chorus songs. Bricklayers Arms, Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD.

Also the monthly Shanty & Sea Songs singaround which will be Sunday 19th March. 12 Noon to 3:00pm, Horseshoe Inn, Melior Street, SE1 3QP. 5 mins walk from London Bridge Station.

Good Luck
Garry


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out!
Date: 12 Jan 17 - 04:39 AM

You could try us :)


http://www.thegooseisout.com


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for the info so far. The King & Queen is a very short walk from the flat we have rented so we probably will attend although they haven't posted the programs that far in advance yet.

Leadfingers, we have sent you a PM. Thanks.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 11:48 AM

For a CENTRAL club, you won't beat the MT club at the King & Queen near Warren Street tube- held in the room where Bob Dylan sang his first song in England!


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,Peter
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 09:03 AM

They only have to ask


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,Chris Lamb
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 08:06 AM

One venue missing from the Folk London list is the monthly singaround at The Cambria, 40 Kemerton Rd, SE5 9AR, near Loughborough Junction station (last Thursday)


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 05:39 AM

I am based in West London , and would be happy to assist eith transport to clubs West of London - Land line set by PM


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 08:47 PM

Yeah, that's where we got the four clubs we mentioned. The rest seem to be either not what we're looking for or too far away. Any other ideas??

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 06:04 PM

There is a comprehensive list available on line.


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 04:08 PM

We are planning to be in London during the last part of March and the first part of April and we are interested in attending some folk clubs there. We are primarily interested in singing (as opposed to instrumental sessions) and we're looking for singarounds or open mike situations but we might be interested in a guest singer. Anywhere we can reach on the tube will be considered.

Our list so far includes Cecil Sharp House (Tuesdays), Folk in the Cellar (2nd and 4th Mondays), Folk Around (Thursdays) and the Unity Folk Club (last Monday).

We would appreciate it if anyone can verify the above or add to our list with current information.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the offer Chris, I might take you up on it. But I've checked and the last trains turn out to be 11.33 and 12.03 from Liverpool Street, so it should be doable by tube.

Though, for Tottenham Hale, it turns out the last train is 10.53, and nothing more till 5.30 am. What a way to run a railway. How does it compare with the situation of people living 20 miles or so outside other capital cities, in towns with a railway link?


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Kate
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:52 AM

Thank you for the info. There's several venues that I'm going to check out. Particularly looking forward to seeing Rory Mcloud play. It's also good to know about the mebership policies.


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Micca
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 05:01 AM

Sharps has a summer season during August,at a pub, PM me and I will give directions


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 04:53 AM

Oh dear, I've just caught up with Rick Fielding's thread, from which I gather his British tour has been postponed on account of illness and family bereavement.

Kitty

PS I keep thinking I must get to Sharps too.


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Chris Amos
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 02:32 AM

Usually finishes about 11pm.

I won't be able to get there my self till at least the end of Sept but if you le me know when you are going I'll make sure I go and give you a lift to the station.

Chris


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 07:26 PM

I keep on meaning to get to Sharps, haven't been for many years - one worry is about last train connections home from Tottenham Hale or Liverpool Street to Harlow. What time does it actually wind down?


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Ralphie
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for the plug Kit....!!
And the week after PJD at the Rose & Crown, you get the mighty Rory McCleod....Yowsa!
The Onion Bhajis are on me!
Love Ralphie xx


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 07:14 PM

Herga is a walk-in and non-smoking club (drinks are bought in the bar downstairs). We usually have one guest a month, and run the other Mondays as singarounds (instruments welcome), except that on 2 September we have Packie Byrne with Breda McKinney, and on 23 September we have Mudcat's own Rick Fielding. And we don't meet on Bank Holidays.

I've just been sent the forthcoming programmes for Musical Traditions and the Cellar Upstairs, and they both look pretty good. And if you're thinking of going to the Old Rose and Crown, Patterson, Jordan, Dipper will be launching their Flat Earth CD there on 5 September. Alternatively you can see Ralphie as a Fraser sister at the Cellar Upstairs on 16 November. The new venue is The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, NW1 1HB (on the corner of Chalton Street, near King's Cross and Euston stations)8.15 on Saturdays, from 7 September.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,Peter from Essex
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:31 PM

Anahata beat me to it, but:-

OR&C has some guest nights in August.

What Anahata missed is that due to the lack of PELs OR&C, Islington, Cellar Upstairs and Musical Traditions are all strictly members only.

Sharps is open to customers "off the street". Don't know about the other two, I'm sure Kitty will advise about Herga.

For OR&C and Islington membership go to clik.to/membership

If you want singer/guitarists sitting in a circle try the singers nights at Tudor at the end of the Met line.

For a purely music session there are the English music sessions at the Market Porter, Borough Market.

For mixed music/song sessions you will need a car to get out into the Home Counties.


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: GUEST,John Hernadez
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:30 PM

I know just about nothing about the London folk scene except that if I'm ever in London on a Tuesday, I make it a point to go to Sharps.


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Chris Amos
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 05:24 PM

'scuse me butting in,

Sharps is held in the basemet a Cecil Sharp House,Regents Park Rd' Camden Town, every Tuesday (except in August)it's most likely the best folk club in the country ad well worth a visit.

Chris


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: Kate
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:27 PM

Massive thanks Anahata. I'm going to check several of those out in my guide when I get home. Definately the Rose and Crown. I think I remember seeing that they had several good guests. I'm also interested in Sharps. Sounds good but don't remember seeing that in the listings. Would you mind telling me where and when that is?

I saw your name listed in a discussion about Sidmouth and part of it mentioned the Middle Bar Singers. Did you go to the Anchor this year? I normaly end up pretty much living there for the week!


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Subject: RE: London Folk Clubs
From: treewind
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 04:02 PM

I can recommend:
  • Old Rose and Crown, Walthamstow - good strong club almost always guest nights except in the Summer.
  • Islington - always guest nights, resident band, very assorted residents, gets a bit eccentric sometimes
  • Sharps - full of strong unaccompanied traditional singers, very friendly and always lots of fun, almost always singers nights.
  • Cellar upstairs - good small club
  • Musical Traditions - great place to hear real trad singers you may have never heard of, run by Peta Webb and Ken Hall, hence Irish/American bias. Tiny room.
  • Court Sessions, Tooting. Good if you're in South London.
  • Herga - excellent reputation, I haven't been there for about 25 years, must do something about that....
Those are all on the fairly trad side. If your idea of folk music is American-style singer/songwriter/guitarist stuff, try Bunjies Folk Cellar if it's still going, can't help much otherwise on that type.

Anahata


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Subject: London Folk Clubs
From: Kate
Date: 14 Aug 02 - 03:15 PM

I recently moved here and would welcome any recommendations for good London Folk Clubs. I have a copy of Folk London but would be grateful for any comments on the clubs around here. What's good and what's not? I particularly like informal venues with both musicians and singers.

Thanks.


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