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Lewisham: owt going on?

the button 21 Aug 07 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,Lewisham lady 21 Aug 07 - 04:58 PM
the button 21 Aug 07 - 05:40 PM
Jhim 21 Aug 07 - 05:50 PM
the button 21 Aug 07 - 06:06 PM
Dipsodeb 22 Aug 07 - 03:15 AM
manitas_at_work 22 Aug 07 - 04:15 AM
the button 22 Aug 07 - 04:50 AM
Roger the Skiffler 22 Aug 07 - 09:55 AM
the button 22 Aug 07 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,buspassed 22 Aug 07 - 11:36 AM
NormanD 22 Aug 07 - 04:18 PM
GUEST,buspassed 23 Aug 07 - 05:44 AM
GUEST,Sapper on the TIC waiting at Battersea 23 Aug 07 - 06:01 AM
the button 23 Aug 07 - 06:12 AM
Gedpipes 23 Aug 07 - 06:51 AM
Roger the Skiffler 23 Aug 07 - 09:31 AM
GUEST,buspassed 24 Aug 07 - 07:34 AM
GUEST,buspassed 24 Aug 07 - 07:38 AM
GUEST,Jhim 04 Feb 11 - 08:54 PM
Mr Red 05 Feb 11 - 05:59 AM
Rafflesbear 05 Feb 11 - 08:17 AM
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GUEST,The Goose Is Out 09 Feb 11 - 03:15 PM
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Subject: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 03:55 PM

No, not the one in Australia.

Anything going on in Lewisham or South East London on the traditional music front? Or, does anyone fancy starting anything up?

If your session/singaround needs a guitar player/pisspoor box player, post here. ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,Lewisham lady
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 04:58 PM

Lewisham?? Blimey, didn't know there was anyone else with any interest in folk music down here! The Fox & Firkin on the high street has a lovely acoustic night most Sunday evenings, though that's more 'general acousticy stuff' than actual folk. Don't know of anything else - would be nice though, if you're thinking of starting something up...


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 05:40 PM

I knew the F&F had live music, but didn't realise they had an acoustic night. They also have them at Dirty South, up Lee High Road, IIRC, although (again) I've never been myself.

One possibility for starting something up could be the Goldsmiths Tavern. They used to have acoustic nights in an upstairs room, which were singer/songwriter oriented with a bit of folk (this was a couple of years ago), but I think they died on their arse. But at least the management is sympathetic. The Tavern also has the advantage of being close to Goldsmiths College, which could provide a bit of an audience.

I should probably check out whether Goldsmiths has a folk club, and see what they're up to, and if they're interested in linking up.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Jhim
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 05:50 PM

The most active Folk Club in SE London is the "Folk Mob", which meets in Eltham (Wednesdays - upstairs at the Tudor Barn, Well Hall Pleasance, Eltham, London SE. From 8:30 - 02088 543178). There are regular music/singer sessions in Sydenham and if you want to go further afield there is the Folk Club at Ruskin House in Croydon and various sessions at pubs in Woolwich and elsewhere. If you go along to a Folk Mob session (they are usually musicians and singers' nights with occasional guest artists) in Eltham you will make contact with people who can point you towards all the other folk venues in the area.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 21 Aug 07 - 06:06 PM

Cheers for that, Jhim. I'm living up Lee High Road, so that's quite handy for me. Or so I've been told just now (what do I know? I've only lived in the borough for 5 years).


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Dipsodeb
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 03:15 AM

Hi Button
we would love to see you up at the Tudor Barn everyone is welcome there. It is very informal and friendly. There is a Singaround tonight if you fancy it 8.30 onwards. We alternate between acoustic singarounds one week and a Pa the other.
Hope to see you there.

Debs


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 04:15 AM

Apparently there are sessions at Dillons/Dylans in the town centre at weekends. There are a few others in the area and you can use the search facility at www.thesesssion.org to find these.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 04:50 AM

Cheers for the responses, all. It's a bit short notice for the Tudor Barn this week, I think, but the internet tells me that it's an easy journey from where I live (a choice of buses! Luxury!), so will try & come in the next couple of weeks.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 09:55 AM

When I worked at Goldsmiths' in the early '70s local pubs had lunchtime strippers and music was of the Kilburn & the High Roads variety tho' Stan Tracey was rumoured to have appeared once and we saw several good jazz acts at the old Concert Hall in Catford.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 10:18 AM

New Cross has now been gentrified, Roger. Some of the pubs won't let you in, unless your tattoos are spelled correctly.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 11:36 AM

Some years ago we bought tickets for a gig at the old Lewisham concert hall [now Lewisham Theatre] It was billed as 'An Evening with Andres Segovia' and for some reason we thought it was part of the comedy festival and local hero Spike Milligan might show up. Bugger me, come the night who should shuffle onto the stage but this dapper old gentleman carrying a guitar who sat down on the spotlit stool and for over the next hour played the most beautiful music with barely a squeak or a clunk despite having fingers obviously wracked with arthritis.

Of course it was Segovia, on a Sunday night! In Lewisham! Who'd have thought it? Glad to say I was there!


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: NormanD
Date: 22 Aug 07 - 04:18 PM

The Lewisham Theatre in Catford has had its moments over the years. I've seen Art Blakey (when there was a Lewisham Jazz festival) and The Chieftains. Now, it's mainly tribute bands.

There's an Irish session at The Blythe Hill Tavern, Stanstead Road, Catford, every Thursday evening from about 9.00 pm (get the 185 from Lewisham High Street, get off two stops past the Town Hall going towards Forest Hill). This is my local boozer!

A little bit further afield (nominally in Southwark) there's an acoustic night every Weds. The Easy Come Club has been going about 15 years, run by The Hank Dogs and is presently based at The Nun's Head (Nunhead Green, near Peckham). It's the closest you get to a folk club. The standard of performers is variable, but it's always a good time - also a chance to find out what's going on.

Norman


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 05:44 AM

In the late '60's my wife had lodgings in New Cross opposite the Marquis of Granby [the Blessed Chris Wellard's record shop was two doors down]One memorable hot Saturday summer evening we had the sound of Big Tom and Mainliners from the Harp Club across the road blasting in the front of the flat and then King Crimson started up on the back lawn of Goldsmiths College at the back!

We attended the KC concert later and got a bit paranoid when they turned on the strobe effects, we thought the college back wall was crumbling! That may have been due in some part to that year's fine crop of herbal produce round the back of the pottery dept!

Great days!


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,Sapper on the TIC waiting at Battersea
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 06:01 AM

Went to Folk Mob last night and enjoyed it! They even allowed me to sing!!
(Thinks; Pehaps I'd better go back again to appologise)


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: the button
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 06:12 AM

I had the twin delights of going to the gym & doing my laundry instead. :(


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Gedpipes
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 06:51 AM

Dylans on Sunday afternoon.
Blue skies
Ged


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 23 Aug 07 - 09:31 AM

buspassed mentions Chris Wellards'shop. I had to pass it twice a day and usually spent my lunch hours browsing his second hand stock which formed the basis of my vinyl collection of jazz & blues, mostly at ridiculous (low) prices. It closed soon after I left and my former colleagues attributed that to the loss of my custom(actually the college took back the lease so they could demolish and build on the site).

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 24 Aug 07 - 07:34 AM


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 24 Aug 07 - 07:38 AM

Whoa! What happened there? Not predictictive 'kin text on MC now surely?

Anyway I was about to say that I think Chris Wellard moved to a shop in Eltham after he was forced out of New Cross


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,Jhim
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:54 PM

The FolkMob folk club in South-East London no longer meet at the Tudor Barn in Well Hall Road, Eltham but have moved to the Rugby Club next door.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 05:59 AM

What does Folk London tell you?

Also linked to from cresby.com - as it happens


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: Rafflesbear
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 08:17 AM

The Station Hotel at Hither Green, just outside Hither Green Station (surprise), has the Icarus Club on Thursdays and the One World Club on Fridays


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: NormanD
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 08:06 AM

There's a weekly session in Forest Hill -
Day: Monday
Time: 8.30 - 11.00
Venue: All In One, Forest Hill, SE23 info

The music is mainly oldtimey / bluegrass / roots & blues. All levels of players, from near beginners onwards - singers, fiddles, guitars, dobros, banjos, mandolins, etc.


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Subject: RE: Lewisham: owt going on?
From: GUEST,The Goose Is Out
Date: 09 Feb 11 - 03:15 PM

We have two gigs a month , plus a singaround which we are starting up this sunday (13th)in East Dulwich .All welcome.

full details about everything here http://www.thegooseisout.com


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