FOLK LONDON Club Guide - Updated 12 January 2016

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Mon1st and 3rd monthlyFOLK ON MONDAY Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN
Mon1st and 3rd monthlyTONBRIDGE (NELLIES) Foresters Arms 52 Quarry Hill Road, Tonbridge TN9 2RT 01892 822945 Roger
Mon2nd and 4th monthlyFOLK IN THE CELLAR The Constitution St Pancras Way NW1 0QT
Mon2nd and 4th monthlySCANDIA FOLK DANCE CLUB Swedish Church 6 Harcourt Street W1H 4AG 0773 8293157
Mon3rd monthlyCAJUN JAMMERS The Parliament Bar, George Inn 77 Borough High Street SE1 1NH 01322 340910 Patrick Hogan
Mon4th monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Session) beginners tune session at The Old Nuns Head 15 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ 07985 357958
MonLast monthlyUNITY Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX 020 7485 8752 Gloria Lazenby
MonLast MonthlyFOREST HILL BLUEGRASS The Foresters (All Inn One) 53 Perry Vale, Forest Hill SE23 2NE 020 8291 4170 Dave Marshall
MonWeeklyCRAYSIDE FOLK Foots Cray Social Club 23-27 Cray Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HJ 01689 838077 Sue
MonWeeklyCROYDON folk club at Ruskin House 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD 020 8660 5919 Brian
MonWeeklyFINSBURY PARK (Blues) Blues jam at The Silver Bullet 5 Station Place N4 2DH 020 7619 3639
MonWeeklyHERGA folk club at Pinner Green Social Club Greenwood Hall, Rickmansworth Rd, Pinner HA5 3TJ 07747 768 868 George
MonWeeklyJAMBOREE RED SKY AT NIGHT Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
MonWeeklyLEYTONSTONE (Irish Session) Tommy Flynns 692 High Road E11 3AA 020 8556 1131 (venue) Mick O'Connor
MonWeekly (7:30 - 10:00pm)WALTHAM ABBEY Royal British Legion Club Brooker Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HY 01992 613987 Jan
Tue1st and 3rd monthlyHIGHGATE (Old Crown) Instrumental session at The Old Crown 90 Highgate Hill N19 5NQ 07958 282898 Pete
Tue2nd and 4th monthlyORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 01689 836545 Frank Bigham
Tue2nd monthlyLEWES (Concertinas Anonymous) See Lewes Saturday
Tue3rd monthlySCANDI SESSION see website for current venue
Tue4th monthlyLEWES (English Tunes Practice Session) See Lewes Saturday
TueLast monthlyCLAPTON (Global Folk) Global Folk Night at Biddle Bros 88 Lower Clapton Road E5 0QR Christina Borgi
TueLast Monthly (term time only)HOXTON (Folk Club) Morris Folk Club at The Stag's Head 55 Orsman Rd N1 5RA
TueWeeklyBLACKHEATH (Folk Club) The British Oak Old Dover Road Blackheath SE3
TueWeeklyDARTFORD Dartford Working Mens Club (Rear Lounge), 40 Essex Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 2 AU 01322 222553
TueWeeklyGREENWICH (Greentrad) Greentrad at Star and Garter (new venue for 2016) Greenwich Park Street SE10 9NY 020 8858 7593
TueWeeklyHOLLOWAY ROAD Irish music session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL 020 7609 0253 Mick O'Connor
TueWeeklyHOY AT ANCHOR Royal British Legion 7 - 9 Northview Drive, Westcliff SS0 9NG 01702 715111 Tony
TueWeeklyJAMBOREE CELTIC JAM SESSION Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
TueWeeklyROMFORD The Sun Inn London Road, Romford RM7 9QA 020 8592 2409 Mick Brown
TueWeeklySHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01689 825263 Sheila
TueWeekly (10AM - Noon)WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB (Tue) The Village Hall St Peter's Church, Vera Avenue N21 1RJ 020 8926 7293 John Wood
Wed1st monthlyEALING Drayton Court Hotel 2 The Avenue W13 8PH
Wed1st monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Old Time) Old Time and Bluegrass session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL Helen Keen
Wed1st monthlyKINGSTON UPON THAMES (Woodys) Folking Around at Woody's Bar and Kitchen 5 Rams Passage, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HH
Wed1st monthlyPINNER (Village Hall) Pinner Folk and Blues Club at Pinner Village Hall car park off Chapel Lane, Pinner 07895 306434 Viv
Wed3rd monthlyHIGHGATE (Music Hall) Lissenden Players at Lauderdale House Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6 5HG 020 8674 0526
WedFortnightlyHARRISON (Folkroom) The Folkroom Fortnightly at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
WedLast monthlyNEST COLLECTIVE (QH) Old Queens Head 44 Essex Road N1
WedSee diaryROTHERHITHE (Sands) concerts at Sands Films 82 St Marychurch Street SE16 4HZ 0207 231 2209 Box office
WedWeeklyHAVERFOLK The White Horse 118 High Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 6NU 01708 724544
WedWeeklyWANSTEAD Irish music session at The Nightingale 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY 020 7267 7737 Mick
Thu1st and 3rd monthlyTRAVELLING FOLK Various, see diary West Kent/East Sussex 01732 864487 Terry or Steph King
Thu1st monthlyBOWES PARK folk club at Mum's Lounge 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG 07774 147296
Thu2nd monthlyBOROUGH FOLKLORE South East London Folklore Society talks at The Old Kings Head King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street SE1 1NA Nigel of Bermondsey
Thu2nd monthlyCROYDON (session) traditional music and song session at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
Thu2nd monthlyDALSTON (Session) Tunes session at The Duke of Wellington 119 Balls Pond Road N1 4BL Ted Kemp
Thu2nd monthlyHARRISON (Balkan) Balkan jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Thu2nd monthlyHIGHGATE (Folk Club) Follow the Crows Folk Club at The Boogaloo 312 Archway Road N6 5AT
Thu2nd monthlyTRAVELLERS REST folk club at The Bell High St, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NB 01689 825263
Thu3rd monthlyBRIXTON Rip Roarin Roots upstairs at The Ritzy Picturehouse Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane SW2 1JG 0776 6658909 Hubert Murray
Thu3rd monthlyKENNINGTON The Folk Sessions at The Old Red Lion 42 Kennington Park Road SE11 4RS 020 7735 4312
Thu4th MonthlyCHALK FARM Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch 40 - 42 Chalk Farm Road NW1 8BG 07962361871 Steve
ThuLast monthlyUXBRIDGE folk club at The RNA Club 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG 07985 018317 Peter Slavid
ThuWeeklyANCHOR FOLK CLUB Blue Anchor High Rd, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7RL 07971 198412 Mike
ThuWeeklyISLINGTON The Horseshoe 24 Clerkenwell Close EC1R 0AG 020 8360 8610 Bernard Puckett
ThuWeeklyLOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 07892745665 Carol
ThuWeeklyNEWINGTON GREEN Folkaround at The Alma 59 Newington Green Road N1 4QU Colin Chambers
ThuWeeklyORPINGTON FOLK CLUB Change of Horses Farnborough High St, Nr Orpington BR6 7BB 020 8325 6513 Ted Handley
Fri1st monthlyTILLER FLAT Golden Hinde II St Mary Overies Dock, Clink Street SE1 9DG 020 7403 0123
Fri1st monthly (may vary)ST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 01727 864511
Fri2nd and last monthlyWILLOUGHBY OPEN MIC Willoughby Arms Willoughby Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LN 020 8241 0014 Peter
Fri2nd monthlyFILE GUMBO Cajun dance club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8367 2439 Tim Rutherford
Fri2nd monthlyKALAMAZOO KLUB The Kings Head 2 Crouch End Hill N8 8AA 0208 341 0716
Fri2nd monthlyON BOUGE Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinson's Place, Fitzroy Road NW1 8TN 020 7639 6635 Chris Shaw
Fri2nd monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Club) The Old Nuns Head 15 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ 07985 357958
Fri3rd monthlyKNEES UP Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8986 8834 Mary Panton
Fri3rd monthlyWEST NORWOOD (Folk of the Wood) folk music and ceilidh at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS
Fri4th monthlyPOETRY CAFE Fouth Friday at The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9BP 0207 420 9888 (venue)
FriFortnightlyGUILDFORD folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriLast monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Concerts) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE 07985 357958
FriSee diaryMUSICAL TRADITIONS King and Queen 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 Peta Webb
FriWeeklyAYLESBURY (Limelight) folk club and concerts at the Limelight Theatre Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT 01296 431 272 / 424 332 Box Office / Enquiries:
FriWeeklyFINSBURY PARK (Irish) Irish music session at The Auld Triangle 52 St Thomas's Road, (corner of Plimsoll Road) N4 2QW 020 7354 2869
FriWeeklyRAM CLUB Old Cranleighan Club Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0HB
Sat1st monthlyHADDENHAM Village Hall Banks Park, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE 01296 415333 John Heydon
Sat1st monthlyHARRISON (Down in the Basement) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sat1st monthlyTOOTING (Folk Club) The Selkirk 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0ES 07941 958779 Ruth Jacob
Sat2nd monthlyLONDON BARN DANCE Cecil Sharp House (check diary for temporary venues in 2016) 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01628 633962 Andrew or Jane
Sat2nd monthlyWINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB (Sat) Trinity Church Hall Church St / Gentleman's Row, Enfield EN2 6AN 020 8926 7293 John Wood
SatFirst monthlyHAMMERSMITH BLUES Brooks Blues Bar at Jazz Cafe Posk 238-248 King Street W6 0RF 07810 647199
SatSee diaryFARRINGDON The Winemakers Club Farringdon Road EC4A 4AN 020 7236 2936 Advance tickets only
SatSee diaryGODALMING CEILIDHS Borough Hall Godalming GU7 1HR 01483 871443 Lawrence Heath
SatSee diaryST ETHELBURGA'S world music concerts at St Ethelburga's Centre 78 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AG 020 7496 1610
SatSee DiaryJAMBOREE (Helter Skelter) Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
SatSee DiaryJAMBOREE (Pizzica) Southern Italian folk dance at Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
SatWeeklyCELLAR UPSTAIRS either Calthorpe Arms (C) or Lucas Arms (L) 252 (C) or245A (L) Grays Inn Road WC1X 8JR / WC1X 8QY 020 7281 7700 Sheila Miller
SatWeeklyLEWES SATURDAY Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
Sun1st and 3rdCROYDON (Ukes) Ukulele jam session at The Green Dragon (Upstairs Bar) 60 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NA Carol Whinnom
Sun1st and 3rd monthly (2:45pm - 5pm)SOFTLY SOFTLY Kiss The Sky Park Road, Crouch End N8 8TD 07931 718876 Annie
Sun1st monthlyHORSMONDEN Mainly English tune session at The Gun and Spitroast Horsmonden, Kent 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
Sun1st monthlyTWICKENHAM (Stokes and Moncreiff) open mic at Stokes and Moncreiff 13 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AB Elaine Samuels
Sun1st monthly (6 - 9pm)CAMDEN TOWN (Folkaround) Folkaround session at The Old Eagle 251 Royal College Street NW1 9LU Colin Chambers
Sun1st monthly (evening)HARRISON SESSIONS (Klezmer) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun1st monthly (noon to 3pm)BOROUGH MUSIC SESSIONS The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP Martin Nail
Sun2nd and 4th monthlyHARRISON SESSIONS (Irish) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun2nd and 4th monthly, 2:30 to 5:30FAB CLUB The White Hart Argent Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6HR 01375 387071 Liz
Sun2nd and Last monthlyTWICKENHAM (Open Mic) The Ailsa Tavern 263 St Margarets Rd, Twickenham TW1 1NJ Elaine Samuels
Sun2nd monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Singaround) The Old Nuns Head 15 Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ 07985 357958
Sun2nd monthly, limited winter season only - see diary, 3PMABBOTS LANGLEY Abbots Langley Community Centre Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0AP 01923 264536 Tim Brooks
Sun2nd monthly (check diary)WALTON ON THAMES Sunday brunch concerts at Riverhouse Arts Centre (12:00) Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF 01932 253354 Box Office
Sun3rd monthlyHARRISON SESSIONS (Americana) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun3rd monthlyTOOTING (Breathing Room) acoustic session at The Antelope 76 Mitcham Road SW17 9NG Ellen
Sun3rd monthly (10AM - 4:30PM)QUADRILLE CLUB Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY Chris Rogers
Sun3rd monthly (lunchtime)BOROUGH SHANTY SESSION The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP
Sun4th monthlyARCHWAY (Folk and Pastor) acoustic folk night at The Oak and Pastor 85 Junction Road N19 5QZ
Sun4th monthlyWIMBLEDON Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common SW19 4RQ 020 8540 1689 Tim
SunLast monthlyMONDEGREEN FOLK CLUB Ryan's Bar Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UL
SunLast monthly (2:30 - 5:30)BRICK FOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthly (September to April)FRITTENDEN Song and tune session with guests at The Bell and Jorrocks Frittenden, Kent 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
SunWeeklyRUSKIN HOUSE Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD 01737 553493 Gary
SunWeeklyTWICKFOLK folk club at The Cabbage Patch 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
SunWeeklyWALTHAMSTOW Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA 07740612607
SunWeekly (4:30 - 7:30)CRICKLEWOOD Irish music session at The Crown 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED
SunWeekly except last monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Scots) Irish / Scottish music session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL Tommie
Where a venue is listed in italics it means that we have not had a recent confirmation of the details.
Organisers should contact us before the next edition goes to press to ensure continued listing
VariesSee diaryASHFORD Revelation St Mary St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG
VariesSee diaryCAMDEN IRISH London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB
VariesSee diaryCFA Chiltern Folk Association Dances Various Metroland venues 01628 486845
VariesSee diaryEAST FINCHLEY (Artsdepot) Artsdepot 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner N12 0GA 020 8369 5454
VariesSee diaryEFDSS Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
VariesSee diaryGREEN NOTE Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN 0207 485 9899
VariesSee diaryHARRISON The Harrison Bar 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
VariesSee diaryKINGS PLACE Kings Place 90 York Way N1 9AG 020 7520 1490 box office
VariesSee diarySOUTH BANK CENTRE See individual listings for hall name Belvedere Road SE1 8XX 020 7960 4200
VariesSee diaryUNION CHAPEL Union Chapel Compton Terrace N1 2UN
VariesSee DiaryJAMBOREE Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
VariesSee diary CROYDON (Oval Tavern) Concerts at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
VariesSee diary (Doors 18:30, performance 19:00)FOLK AT THE FOUNDLING Concerts at The Foundling Museum Brunswick Square WC1N 1AZ 0207 841 3600 Nick Castell
VariesSee diary (All day events)LEWES WORKSHOPS Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
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