FOLK LONDON Club Guide - Updated 12 January 2019

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Mon1st, 3rd and 5th monthly EALING FOLK DANCE CLUB St Barnabasīs Church Hall Pitshanger Lane W5 1QG 020 8360 6226
Mon1st and 3rd monthly Also regular additional events - check diaryFOLK ON MONDAY Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN
Mon1st monthly (2-6pm)CAMDEN TOWN (Set Dance) Set dancing at London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB 020 7916 2222
Mon1st monthly CHARLTON (folk club) The White Swan 22 The Village SE7 8UD Jim Kimberley
Mon1st monthly MERTON (Blues) Colour House Theatre Blues Club Merton Abbey Mills SW19 2RD 020 8542 5511 Box Office
Mon2nd and 4th monthly FOLK IN THE CELLAR The Constitution St Pancras Way NW1 0QT
Mon2nd monthly (8:30 - 10:30)COLINDALE FOLK CLUB The Chandos Arms 31 Colindale Avenue NW9 5DS 020 8200 0032 (venue)
Mon3rd monthly CAJUN JAMMERS The Parliament Bar, George Inn 77 Borough High Street SE1 1NH 01322 340910 Patrick Hogan
MonFirst monthly SYDENHAM (Bluegrass) Bluegrass session at The Golden Lion 116 Sydenham Rd SE26 5JX 07931 624047 Dave Marshall
MonFortnightly CHIPPING BARNET FOLK DANCE CLUB Church House Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BW 020 8360 6226
MonLast monthly DULWICH (Session) Tune session hosted by Larkin the Woods at The Crown and Greyhound 73 Dulwich Village SE21 7BJ 07710 327 624 - please text Amanda
MonLast monthly UNITY Singaround at Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX 020 7609 2758 Neil Rogers
MonWeekly CRAYSIDE FOLK Foots Cray Social Club 23-27 Cray Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HJ 016 8983 8077 Sue
MonWeekly CROYDON FOLK CLUB folk club at Ruskin House 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD 020 8660 5919 Brian
MonWeekly HERGA AT THE CASTLE singers club at The Castle 30 West Street, Harrow HA1 3EF 01923 264536 Tim Brooks
MonWeekly (7:30 - 10:30pm)WALTHAM ABBEY folk club at The Angel Sun Street EN9 3DP 01992 613987 Jan
Tue1st and 3rd monthly ORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES (Session) Infiormal playaround at Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 07515 486379 John Edwards
Tue1st monthly CHISWICK (Open Mic) Old time / bluegrass open mic at The Old Pack Horse 434 Chiswick High Rd W4 5TF 078 1463 7317 Ed Hopwood
Tue2nd and 4th monthly ORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 07515 486379 John Edwards
Tue2nd monthly LEWES (Concertinas Anonymous) See Lewes Saturday
Tue3rd monthly (Start 7pm)SCANDI SESSION The Green Man 36 Riding House Street W1W 7EP
Tue4th monthly LEWES (English Tunes Practice Session) See Lewes Saturday
TueLast monthly CLAPTON (Global Folk Night) Global Folk Night at Biddle Bros 88 Lower Clapton Road Global Folk Night at Biddle Bros Christina Borgenstierna
TueLast Monthly DALSTON (Folk Club) Morris Folk Club - check our website for venue
TueWeekly BLACKHEATH (Folk Club) The British Oak Old Dover Road Blackheath SE3
TueWeekly DARTFORD FOLK CLUB Dartford Working Mens Club (Rear Lounge), 40 Essex Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 2 AU 01322 222553
TueWeekly (18:30)EFDSS (Morris) Drop in classes in morris dance at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
TueWeekly GREENWICH (Greentrad) Greentrad at Star and Garter Greenwich Park Street SE10 9NY 020 84612440 John
TueWeekly (9:30 - 11:45pm)HOLLOWAY ROAD (Irish) Irish music session for experienced players with Mick O'Connor at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL 020 7609 0253 venue
TueWeekly HOY AT ANCHOR Royal British Legion 7 - 9 Northview Drive, Westcliff SS0 9NG 01702 715111 Tony
TueWeekly MERTON (Irish Session) The Trafalgar 23 High Path, Merton SW19 2JY 020 8543 7308
TueWeekly ROMFORD FOLK CLUB The Sun Inn, London Road, Romford, RM7 9QA 07534 029702 Garry Walker
TueWeekly SHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01689 825263 Sheila
TueWeekly (10am - noon)WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB The Village Hall St Peter's Church, Vera Avenue N21 1RJ 020 8360 6226
Wed1st and 3rd monthly MERTON (English Session) English music session at Trafalgar Freehouse 23 High Path SW19 2JY
Wed1st and 3rd monthly may vary (from 19:45)PINNER FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Sing-around Style Folk and Blues at Pinner Village Hall car park off Chapel Lane, Pinner HA5 1AA 07774416696 Barry Bond
Wed1st monthly EALING (Grange) The Grange Warwick Road, Ealing Common W5 3XH glyn@hatherall.org.uk
Wed1st monthly HARRISON (Cajun) Cajun jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street
Wed1st monthly KINGSTON UPON THAMES (Folking Around) Folking Around at Woody's Bar and Kitchen 5 Rams Passage, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HH
Wed2nd monthly KENTISH TOWN (Story telling) NW5 2RX 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2RX
Wed3rd monthly HIGHGATE (Music Hall) Lissenden Players at Highgate Literary and Scientific Society 11 South Grove, Pond Square N6 6BS 020 8674 0526
Wed4th Monthly CHALK FARM FOLK Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch 40 - 42 Chalk Farm Road NW1 8BG 07962361871 Steve
WedLast monthly HACKNEY DOWNS (Starry Starry Nights) Acoustic music night at The Star by Hackney Downs 25 Queensdown Road E5 9NN 020 7458 4481 venue
WedLast monthly NEST COLLECTIVE (QH) Old Queens Head 44 Essex Road N1
WedSee diary ROTHERHITHE (Sands) concerts at Sands Films 82 St Marychurch Street SE16 4HZ 020 7231 2209 Box Office
WedWeekly CAMDEN TOWN (Fawcett) Irish music session at The Colonel Fawcett 1 Randolph Street NW1 0SS 020 7358 0605
WedWeekly HAVERFOLK The Golden Lion 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR 07905 654380 or 07980 370536 Mark or Ali
WedWeekly NEW CROSS GATE (Session) Irish music session at The White Hart 184 New Cross Road SE14 5AA 020 7358 0605
WedWeekly (7:30-10:00pm)PRIMROSE HILL (folk dance) English Folk Dance at Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinsons Pl NW1 8TN
WedWeekly ST ALBANS (Robin Hood) session at The Robin Hood 126 Victoria St AL1 3TG 01727 852111 Alison Macfarlane
Thu1st monthly BOWES PARK folk club at Mum's Bistro 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG 07774 147296
Thu1st monthly ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB (Ist Thursday) The King and Queen Foley Street W1W 6DL
Thu2nd monthly BOROUGH FOLKLORE South East London Folklore Society talks at The Old Kings Head King's Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street SE1 1NA George Hoyle
Thu2nd monthly CROYDON (session) traditional music and song session at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
Thu2nd monthly HARRISON (Balkan) Balkan jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Thu2nd monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Club) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
Thu2nd monthly TRAVELLERS REST folk club at The Bell High St, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NB 01689 825263
Thu3rd monthly NEW CROSS (Session) Irish music session at Telegraph at The Earl of Derby 87 Dennett's Rd SE14 5LW
ThuLast monthly UXBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The RNA Club 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG 07985 018317 Peter Slavid
ThuWeekly BRENTFORD (Session) Folk and Blues/American Roots session at The Northumberland Arms 11 London Road, Brentford TW8 8JB 078 1463 7317 Ed Hopwood
ThuWeekly (19:30)EFDSS (County dance) Drop in classes in English country dance at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
ThuWeekly HAMPSTEAD (Session) Irish music session at The Flask 14 Flask Walk NW3 1HE 020 7435 4580
ThuWeekly (except 1st monthly)ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB (main venue) The Tap Room 163 Upper St N1 1US
ThuWeekly LOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 078 9274 5665 Carol
ThuWeekly NEWINGTON GREEN (Folkaround) Folkaround at The Alma 59 Newington Green Road N1 4QU Colin Chambers
ThuWeekly ORPINGTON FOLK CLUB Change of Horses Farnborough High St, Nr Orpington BR6 7BB 020 8325 6513 Ted Handley
ThuWeekly WHITTON (Session) Irish music session at The Prince Albert TW2 7EX 020 8898 1871
Fri1st monthly HIGHGATE (Ceili) Irish Ceili at St Joseph's Parish Centre Highgate Hill N19 5NE
Fri1st monthly (may vary)ST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 0333 666 3366 (box office)
Fri2nd and 4th monthly AYLESBURY (Limelight) folk club and concerts at the Limelight Theatre Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT 01296 431 272 / 424 332 Box Office / Enquiries:
Fri2nd monthly FILE GUMBO Cajun dance club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8367 2439 Tim Rutherford
Fri2nd monthly KALAMAZOO KLUB The Kings Head 2 Crouch End Hill N8 8AA 0208 341 0716
Fri2nd monthly ON BOUGE Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinson's Place, Fitzroy Road NW1 8TN 07940 269223 Chris Shaw
Fri3rd monthly KNEES UP Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8986 8834 Mary Panton
Fri4th monthly POETRY CAFE Fourth Friday poetry and music at The Poetry Cafe 22 Betterton Street WC2H 9BX
FriLast monthly MERTON (Irish) Irish music session at South London Irish Association Club 138-140 HartfieldRd, Merton SW19 3TG 020 8543 0608
FriLast monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Concerts) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
FriSee diary GUILDFORD folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriSee diary MUSICAL TRADITIONS King and Queen 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 Peta Webb
FriWeekly (from 9PM)CAMDEN TOWN (Irish) Irish music session at The Golden Lion 52 St Thomas's Road, (corner of Plimsoll Road) NW1 0TH 020 7354 2869
FriWeekly CHISWICK (Session) Irish music session at Connolly's 450 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF 020 8994 3980
FriWeekly (9:30PM)GUNNERSBURY (Session) Irish music session at Connolly's 450 Chiswick High Rd W4 5TT 020 8994 3980
FriWeekly (beginners 5pm, main session 6 - 8)HAMMERSMITH (Session) Irish music session at The Irish Cutural Centre 5 Black's Road W6 9DT
FriWeekly KILBURN (Friday Session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY 020 7693 5443
FriWeekly RAM CLUB Old Cranleighan Club Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0HB 020 8686 9421 Bob and Maggie Wood
Sat2nd and 4th monthly BARNSBURY (Irish) Irish music session at The Hemingford Arms 158 Hemingford Road N1 1DF
Sat2nd and 4th monthly FINSBURY PARK (Session) Irish music session at The W B Yeats 20 Fonthill Road N4 3HU 020 8617 3400
Sat2nd monthly LONDON BARN DANCE Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01628 633962 Andrew or Jane
SatLast monthly (5pm-8pm)HARRISON (Singaround) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
SatSee diary GODALMING CEILIDHS Borough Hall Godalming GU7 1HR 01483 871443 Lawrence Heath
SatSee diary TOOTING (Folk Club) The Selkirk 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0ES 0795 1163434 Alex MacDonald
SatWeekly CELLAR UPSTAIRS Calthorpe Arms 252 Grays Inn Road WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 Sheila Miller
SatWeekly (4pm - 7pm)HOXTON (Saturday Session) Irish music session at Howl at the Moon 178 Hoxton St N1 5LH Nigel Stevens
SatWeekly KILBURN (Saturday Session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY 020 7693 5443
SatWeekly LEWES SATURDAY Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
Sun1st and 3rd monthly (from 7:30)CROYDON (Ukes) Ukulele jam session at The Green Dragon (Upstairs Bar) 60 High Street, Croydon CR0 1NA Carol Whinnom
Sun1st monthly (noon to 3pm)BOROUGH MUSIC SESSIONS The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP Martin Nail
Sun1st monthly (6 - 9:30pm)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 (7 - 10:30)HOUNSLOW (Open Mic) hosted by Elaine Samuels at The Cross Lances 236 Hanworth Rd., Hounslow TW3 3TU
Sun1st monthly (7:15pm)ISLINGTON (Angel Acoustics) Jaz and Jul's Chocolate House 1 Chapel Market N1 9EZ presented by Folk on Monday
Sun1st Sunday of alternate months (February then every other month. Noon - 3:30 winter, 4:30 summer)THAMESIDE FOLK Essex Wildlife Trust Cafe Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking SS17 0RN
Sun2nd and 4th monthly (evening)HARRISON SESSIONS (Irish) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun2nd and Last monthly TWICKENHAM (Ailsa) open mic at The Ailsa Tavern 263 St Margarets Rd, Twickenham TW1 1NJ Elaine Samuels
Sun2nd monthly (limited winter season only - see diary, 3PM)ABBOTS LANGLEY Abbots Langley Community Centre Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0AP 01923 264536 Tim Brooks
Sun2nd monthly ( 14:30 to 17:30)FAB CLUB The White Hart Argent Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6HR 01375 387071 Liz
Sun2nd monthly (2:45 - 5pm)SOFTLY SOFTLY Kiss The Sky Park Road, Crouch End N8 8TD 07931 718876
Sun2nd monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Singaround) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
Sun3rd monthly (lunchtime)BOROUGH SHANTY SESSION The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP 07534 029702 Gary
Sun3rd monthly (evening)HARRISON SESSIONS (Americana) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun4th monthly (6PM)ST ALBANS (Great Northern) session at The Great Northern 172 London Road AL1 1PQ 01727 852111 Alison Macfarlane
SunLast monthly (7 - 10pm)BERMONDSEY FOLK CLUB singaround at The Old Blue Anchor 251 Southwark Park Road SE16 3TS George Hoyle
SunLast monthly (2:30 - 5:00 not July or August)BRICK FOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthly (not Jan/Feb 2019, see diary)WIMBLEDON (Session) Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common SW19 4RQ 020 8540 1689 Tim
SunSee diary (10:30AM - 4:30PM)QUADRILLE CLUB Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY Chris Rogers
SunSee diary (12:15)WALTON ON THAMES Sunday brunch concerts at Riverhouse Arts Centre Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF 01932 253354 Box Office
SunWeekly (6:30-8:30)CRICKLEWOOD (Session) Irish music session for experienced players with Mick O'Connor at The Crown 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED 020 8452 4175
SunWeekly EALING (Irish) Irish music session at The Plough Inn 297 Northfields Avenue W5 4XB 020 8567 1416
SunWeekly except last monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Scots) Irish / Scottish music session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL Tommie
SunWeekly (5pm - 7pm)HOXTON (Sunday Session) Irish music session at Howl at the Moon 178 Hoxton St N1 5LH Nigel Stevens
SunWeekly (5 - 7pm)ISLINGTON (Thumping Tommys) residency at The Old Queens Head 44 Essex Road N1 8LN
SunWeekly KILBURN (Sunday session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY
SunWeekly LAMBETH (Session) Irish music session at Hole in the Wall 5 Mepham St SE1 8SQ 020 7928 6196
SunWeekly NEW CROSS GATE (Sunday Sesion) Irish music session at The White Hart 184 New Cross Road SE14 5AA 020 7358 0605
SunWeekly RUSKIN HOUSE Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD 01737 553493 Gary
SunWeekly TOOTING (Ramble Inn) Irish Music Session at The Ramble Inn 223 Mitcham Rd SW17 9JG 020 8767 4040 Venue
SunWeekly TWICKFOLK folk club at The Cabbage Patch 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
SunWeekly WALTHAMSTOW FOLK CLUB Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA 07740612607
SunWeekly WANDSWORTH (Session) Irish music session at The Hop Pole 64 Putney Bridge Rd SW18 1HR 020 8870 8818
SunWeekly WOOD GREEN (Session) Irish music session at Monaghan's Tavern 239 High Road N22 8HF 020 8888 6413
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 diary BARBICAN The Barbican Centre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 Box Office
VariesSee diary BETHNAL GREEN (St John) St John on Bethnal Green 200 Cambridge Heath Road E2 9PA Contact promoters direct
VariesSee diary CECIL SHARP HOUSE independently promoted one off events 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY
VariesSee diary CFA Chiltern Folk Association Dances Various Metroland venues 01628 486845
VariesSee diary CROYDON (Oval Tavern) Concerts at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
VariesSee diary (Concerts - doors: 19:00 on-stage:19:30)EFDSS Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
VariesSee diary (Doors 18:30, performance 19:00)FOLK AT THE FOUNDLING Concerts at The Foundling Museum Brunswick Square WC1N 1AZ 0207 841 3600
VariesSee diary GREEN NOTE Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN 0207 485 9899
VariesSee diary HARRISON The Harrison Bar 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
VariesSee diary KINGS PLACE Kings Place 90 York Way N1 9AG 020 7520 1490 box office
VariesSee diary (All day events)LEWES WORKSHOPS Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
VariesSee diary (Doors: 6:30 Start 7:30)LEYTONSTONE ST JOHN St John the Baptist High Rd E11 1HH
VariesSee diary SLAUGHTERED LAMB The Slaughtered Lamb 34-35 Great Sutton St EC1V 0DX
VariesSee diary SOUTH BANK CENTRE See individual listings for hall name Belvedere Road SE1 8XX 020 7960 4200
VariesSee diary STANLEY HALLS Stanley Halls 12 South Norwood Hill (7pm) SE25 6AB 0203 287 9901 Venue:
VariesSee diary (start times vary)UNION CHAPEL Union Chapel Compton Terrace N1 2UN
VariesSee diary (Doors: 6:30 Start 7:30)WALTHAMSTOW ST MARY'S St Mary's Church, Church End, Walthamstow Village E17 9RJ
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