FOLK LONDON Club Guide - Updated 31 May 2017

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Mon1st and 3rd monthly FOLK ON MONDAY Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN Also regular additional events - check diary
Mon1st and 3rd monthly TONBRIDGE (NELLIES) Ye Olde Chequers Inn 122 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1AS 01892 822945 Roger
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 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 OLD FORD (session) Irish music session at The Eleanor Arms 460 Old Ford Road E3 5JP Terence O'Flaherty / James Carty
Mon3rd monthly CAJUN JAMMERS The Parliament Bar, George Inn 77 Borough High Street SE1 1NH 01322 340910 Patrick Hogan
MonLast monthly EAST DULWICH (SLTC) South London Tunes Collective Learning by Ear sessions at The Castle 280 Crystal Palace Rd, East Dulwich SE22 9JJ
MonLast monthly UNITY Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX 020 7609 2758 Neil Rogers
MonLast Monthly FOREST HILL BLUEGRASS The Foresters (All Inn One) 53 Perry Vale, Forest Hill SE23 2NE 020 8291 4170 Dave Marshall
MonWeekly CRAYSIDE FOLK Foots Cray Social Club 23-27 Cray Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HJ 01689 838077 Sue
MonWeekly CROYDON FOLK CLUB folk club at Ruskin House 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD 020 8660 5919 Brian
MonWeekly Club closes 25 JuneHERGA folk club at Pinner Green Social Club Greenwood Hall, Rickmansworth Rd, Pinner HA5 3TJ 07747 768 868 George
MonWeekly (7:30 - 10:00pm)WALTHAM ABBEY Royal British Legion Club Brooker Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HY 01992 613987 Jan
Tue1st and 3rd monthly HIGHGATE (Session) Instrumental session at The Old Crown 90 Highgate Hill N19 5NQ 07958282898 Pete
Tue1st monthly CHISWICK (Open Mic) Old time / bluegrass open mic at The Old Pack Horse 434 Chiswick High Rd W4 5TF 07814637317 Ed Hopwood
Tue2nd and 4th monthly ORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 07907 845458 Frank Bigham
Tue2nd monthly KENTISH TOWN (Story telling) Story Night at The Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2RX
Tue2nd monthly LEWES (Concertinas Anonymous) See Lewes Saturday
Tue3rd monthly CHISWICK (Session) Old time / bluegrass session at The Old Pack Horse 434 Chiswick High Rd W4 5TF 07814637317 Ed Hopwood
Tue3rd monthly (7:30)EAST FINCHLEY (Black Gull) Black Gull Bookshop 121 High Road N2 8AG 020 8444 4717
Tue3rd monthly SCANDI SESSION The Green Man 36 Riding House Street W1W 7EP (Start 7pm)
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 E5 0QR Christina Borgenstierna
TueLast Monthly (term time only)HOXTON (Folk Club) Morris Folk Club at The Stag's Head 55 Orsman Rd N1 5RA
TueWeekly BLACKHEATH (Folk Club) The British Oak Old Dover Road Blackheath SE3
TueWeekly (7-11pm June to September only)DALSTON (Woodburner) Woodburner Music at Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane E8 3DF
TueWeekly DARTFORD Dartford Working Mens Club (Rear Lounge), 40 Essex Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 2 AU 01322 222553
TueWeekly FINSBURY PARK (Bedford) Thank Folk its Tuesday at The Bedford 160 Seven Sisters Road N7 7PT 020 7281 2943
TueWeekly FITZROVIA (Moonshine) Acoustic music night at The Lucky Pig 5 Clipstone Street W1W 6BB
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 at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL 020 7609 0253 Mick O'Connor
TueWeekly HOY AT ANCHOR Royal British Legion 7 - 9 Northview Drive, Westcliff SS0 9NG 01702 715111 Tony
TueWeekly NUNHEAD Irish music session at The Ivy House 40 Stuart Road SE15 3BE 0207 277 8233 (venue)
TueWeekly ROMFORD FOLK CLUB The Sun Inn, London Road, Romford, RM7 9QA 020 8592 2409 Mick Brown
TueWeekly SHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01689 825263 Sheila
TueWeekly SOUTH WIMBLEDON (Irish session) Irish music session at The Kilkenny Tavern 13 Merton High Street SW19 1DE 020 8543 7308
Wed1st and 3rd monthly MERTON (English Session) English music session at Trafalgar Freehouse 23 High Path SW19 2JY
Wed1st and 3rd monthly (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 HOLLOWAY ROAD (Old Time) Old Time and Bluegrass session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL Helen Keen
Wed1st monthly KINGSTON UPON THAMES (Woodys) Folking Around at Woody's Bar and Kitchen 5 Rams Passage, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HH
Wed1st monthly MARDEN (Chorus song session) The West End Tavern West End, Marden, Kent TN12 9JB Gavin Atkin
Wed2nd and 4th monthly SURBITON (Session) Irish music session at The Lamb 73 Brighton Road KT6 5NF 020 8390 9229
Wed3rd monthly (9pm)BATTERSEA (Celtic Session) hosted by 58 Degrees North at The Magic Garden 231 Battersea Park Road SW11 4LG 0207 622 4844 (venue)
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 (Session) Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch 40 - 42 Chalk Farm Road NW1 8BG 07962361871 Steve
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 CROUCH END (Session) Irish music session at The Railway Tavern 23 Crouch End Hill N8 8DH
WedWeekly HAVERFOLK The Golden Lion 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR 01708 724544
WedWeekly MAYFAIR (Session) Irish music session at The Guinnea Grill 30 Bruton Place W1J 6NL 020 7499 1210
WedWeekly ST ALBANS (White Swan) music session at The White Swan Dagnall Street AL3 5EA 01727 852976 Rick Payman
WedWeekly (9:30 - 11:45pm)WANSTEAD (Session) Irish music session at The Nightingale 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY 020 7267 7737 Mick
Thu1st monthly BOWES PARK folk club at Mum's Bistro 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG 07774 147296
Thu1st monthly TOOTING (Americana) Americana and Folk Night at The Sound Lounge 210/212 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7EW 020 8543 9555
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 DALSTON (Session) Tunes session at The Duke of Wellington 119 Balls Pond Road N1 4BL Ted Kemp
Thu2nd monthly HARRISON (Balkan) Balkan jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Thu2nd monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Club) The White Horse 20 - 22 Peckham Rye SE15 4JR 07985 357958
Thu2nd monthly TRAVELLERS REST folk club at The Bell High St, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NB 01689 825263
Thu3rd monthly KENNINGTON The Folk Sessions at The Old Red Lion 42 Kennington Park Road SE11 4RS 020 7735 4312
ThuLast monthly CROUCH END (Session 2) Irish music session at The Queens N8 9DE 020 8340 2031
ThuLast monthly UXBRIDGE folk club at The RNA Club 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG 07985 018317 Peter Slavid
ThuWeekly ANCHOR FOLK CLUB Blue Anchor High Rd, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7RL 07971 198412 Mike
ThuWeekly CAMBERWELL (Session) Irish music session at The Bear 296A Camberwell New Road SE5 0RP 07903 088 009
ThuWeekly CANONBURY (Sesion) Irish music session at The Canonbury Tavern 21 Canonbury Place N1 2NS
ThuWeekly FOREST HILL (Irish) Irish music session at The Blythe Hill Tavern SE23 1JB 020 8690 5176
ThuWeekly ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB The Horseshoe 24 Clerkenwell Close EC1R 0AG 020 8360 8610 Bernard Puckett
ThuWeekly LOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 07892745665 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 TOTTENHAM (Woodburner) Woodburner at Styx 28 Ashley Road N17 9LJ
ThuWeekly WHITTON (Session) Irish music session at The Prince Albert TW2 7EX 020 8898 1871
Fri1st monthly (may vary)ST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 01727 864511
Fri1st monthly TILLER FLAT Golden Hinde II St Mary Overies Dock, Clink Street SE1 9DG 020 7403 0123
Fri2nd and last monthly WILLOUGHBY OPEN MIC Willoughby Arms Willoughby Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LN 020 8241 0014 Peter
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 EAST DULWICH (Session) East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane SE22 8EW 020 8693 1316
Fri3rd monthly KNEES UP Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8986 8834 Mary Panton
Fri3rd monthly WEST NORWOOD (Folk of the Wood) folk music and ceilidh at The Portico Gallery 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS
Fri4th monthly Venue will change in JulyPOETRY CAFE Fourth Friday poetry and music at Bar 48 48, Brixton Road SW9 6BT
FriFortnightly GUILDFORD folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriLast monthly BARNET FOLK CLUB Bull Theatre 68 High Street, Chipping Barnet EN5 5SJ JJ Dunne
FriLast monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Concerts) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE 07985 357958
FriSee diary AYLESBURY (Limelight) folk club and concerts at the Limelight Theatre Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT 01296 431 272 / 424 332 Box Office / Enquiries:
FriSee diary FILE GUMBO Cajun dance club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8367 2439 Tim Rutherford
FriSee diary MUSICAL TRADITIONS King and Queen 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 Peta Webb
FriWeekly FINSBURY PARK (Irish) Irish music session at The Auld Triangle 52 St Thomas's Road, (corner of Plimsoll Road) N4 2QW 020 7354 2869
FriWeekly GUNNERSBURY (Session) Irish music session at Connolly's W4 5TT 020 8994 3980
FriWeekly (May to September)NEST COLLECTIVE (Campfire Club) various open air venues location advised on booking
FriWeekly RAM CLUB Old Cranleighan Club Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton KT7 0HB 020 8686 9421 Bob and Maggie Wood
Sat2nd monthly LONDON BARN DANCE Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01628 633962 Andrew or Jane
Sat2nd monthly WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB (Sat) Trinity Church Hall Church St / Gentleman's Row, Enfield EN2 6AN 020 8926 7293 John Wood
SatSee diary FARRINGDON The Winemakers Club Farringdon Road EC4A 4AN 020 7236 2936 Advance tickets only
SatSee diary GODALMING CEILIDHS Borough Hall Godalming GU7 1HR 01483 871443 Lawrence Heath
SatSee diary HADDENHAM Village Hall Banks Park, Haddenham, Bucks HP17 8EE 01296 415333 John Heydon
SatSee diary NEW CROSS (Folk Club) The Amersham Arms 388 New Cross Road SE12 6TY
SatSee diary SOUTH NORWOOD (Concerts) Stanley Halls 12 South Norwood Hill (7pm) SE25 6AB 0203 287 9901 Venue:
SatSee diary Closed until September 2017TOOTING (Folk Club) The Selkirk 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0ES 07941 958779 Ruth Jacob
SatWeekly CELLAR UPSTAIRS Calthorpe Arms 252 Grays Inn Road WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 Sheila Miller
SatWeekly LEWES SATURDAY Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
Sun1st and 3rd monthly 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 HORSMONDEN Mainly English tune session at The Gun and Spitroast Horsmonden, Kent 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
Sun2nd and 4th monthly ( 2:30 to 5:30)FAB CLUB The White Hart Argent Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6HR 01375 387071 Liz
Sun2nd and 4th monthly 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 BRIXTON (Windmill Session) hosted by No Frills Band at The Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill SW2 5BZ
Sun2nd monthly THE GOOSE IS OUT (Singaround) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3QQ 07985 357958
Sun3rd monthly HARRISON SESSIONS (Americana) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun3rd monthly (10AM - 4:30PM)QUADRILLE CLUB Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY Chris Rogers
Sun3rd monthly (6PM)ST ALBANS (Great Northern) session at The Great Northern 172 London Road AL1 1PQ 01727 852111 Alison Macfarlane
Sun3rd monthly TOOTING (Breathing Room) acoustic session at The Antelope 70 Mitcham Road SW17 9NG Ellen
Sun3rd monthly (lunchtime) BOROUGH SHANTY SESSION The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP
SunLast monthly (2:30 - 5:00)BRICK FOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthly (September to April)MARDEN (Song and tune session) The Unicorn High Street, Marden TN12 9DR 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
SunLast monthly WIMBLEDON Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common SW19 4RQ 020 8540 1689 Tim
SunWeekly (5:00 - 7:30)CRICKLEWOOD (Session) 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
SunWeekly (5pm - 7pm)HOXTON (Session) Irish music session at Howl at the Moon 178 Hoxton St N1 5LH Nigel Stevens
SunWeekly RUSKIN HOUSE Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD 01737 553493 Gary
SunWeekly (6 - 8:30pm)SHEPHERDS BUSH (Session) Irish music session at O'Donoghue's 74 Goldhawk Road W12 8HJ 020 8743 1587
SunWeekly TWICKFOLK folk club at The Cabbage Patch 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
SunWeekly WALTHAMSTOW Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA 07740612607
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 ASHFORD Revelation St Mary St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG
VariesSee diary BARBICAN The Barbican Centre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 Box Office
VariesSee diary BROOKS BLUES BAR Sound Lounge 210-212 Upper Tooting Road SW17 7EW
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 Nick Castell
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 JAMBOREE Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 0207 7915659
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 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 UNION CHAPEL Union Chapel Compton Terrace N1 2UN
VariesSee diary WALTHAMSTOW ST MARY'S St Mary's Church, Church End, Walthamstow Village E17 9RJ
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