FOLK LONDON Club Guide - Updated 1 April 2014

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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 Old 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 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 Ruskin House 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD 020 8660 5919 Brian
MonWeeklyHERGA folk club at Pinner Green Social Club Rickmansworth Rd, Pinner HA5 3TJ 07747 768 868 George
MonWeeklyJAMBOREE RED SKY AT NIGHT Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 07931 474 379
MonWeeklySTAINES The Bells 24 Church St, Staines TW18 4YA 0208 897 9227 Geraldine
MonWeeklyWALTHAM ABBEY Royal British Legion Club Brooker Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 1HY 01992 613987 Jan
Tue2nd and 4th monthlyORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Oprington BR6 0RZ 01689 836545 Frank Bigham
Tue2nd monthlyBLOOMSBURY Folk at The Duke - Duke of York 7 Roger Street WC1N 2PB Pete Morton
Tue2nd monthlyCONCERTINAS ANONYMOUS See Lewes Saturday
Tue3rd monthlySCANDI SESSION The Horseshoe 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP
Tue3rd monthlySHOREDITCH (HB) Hey Banjo at Translate Bar 12-14 Kingsland Road E2 8DA 0796 2361871 Steve
Tue4th monthlyLEWES FAVOURITES ENGLISH TUNES See Lewes Saturday BN7 2DJ
TueLast monthlyCLAPTON Global Folk Night at Biddle Bros 88 Lower Clapton Road E5 0QR Christina Borgi
TueLast Monthly (term time only)DALSTON Morris Folk Club at Hysteria Bar 578 Kingsland Road E8 4AH
TueweeklyMERTON (Tue) Irish music session at The Kilkenny Tavern 131 Merton High Street SW19 1DE 020 8543 7308
TueWeeklyBLACKHEATH folk club at 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 TRAD The Lord Hood 300 Creek Road SE10 9SW 0208 858 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 07931 474 379
TueWeeklyROMFORD The Sun Inn London Road, Romford RM7 9QA 0208 592 2409 Mick Brown
TueWeeklySHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01689 825263 Sheila
TueWeeklyWANDSWORTH IRISH MUSIC SESSION The Ship 41 Jews Row SW18 1TB 020 8870 9667
TueWeekly (10AM - Noon)WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB (Tue) Grange Park Methodist Church Park Drive N21 2EU 020 8926 7293 John Wood
Wed1st and 3rd monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (3) Old Time at Bluegrass session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL Helen Keen
Wed1st monthlyEALING Drayton Court Hotel 2 The Avenue W13 8PH glyn@hatherall.org.uk Glyn
Wed1st monthlyROSE AND CROWN Open Mic at the Rose and Crown Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA
Wed2nd monthlySHOREDITCH (PDV) Music Box Folk and Acoustic at Paper Dress Vintage 114 - 116 Curtain Road EC2A 3AH 020 7729 4100
Wed2nd monthly (may vary)WALTON ON THAMES concerts at Riverhouse Arts Centre Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF 01932 253354 Box Office
Wed3rd monthlyLISSENDEN PLAYERS (Music Hall) Lauderdale House Highgate High Street 020 8674 0526
WedFortnightlyHARRISON (5) The Folkroom Fortnightly at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
WedFortnightlyKENTISH TOWN On the Fiddle at The Fiddlers Elbow 1 Malden Street NW5 3HS JC Carroll
WedLast monthlyNEST COLLECTIVE (QH) Old Queens Head 44 Essex Road N1
WedMonthly see diaryTHE RAKES AT THE HOUSE Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 85278419
WedWeeklyFOLK MOB Club at Well Hall Kidbrook Lane Eltham SE9 6TE 07809 095237
WedWeeklyHAVERFOLK The White Horse 118 High Road, Chadwell Heath RM6 6NU 01708 724544
WedWeeklyJAMBOREE EAST EUROPEAN NIGHT Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 07931 474 379
WedWeeklyST ALBANS (Session) White Swan Upper Dagnall Street, St Albans AL3 5EA 01923 351739 Trevor
WedWeeklyWANSTEAD Irish music session at The Nightingale 51 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EY 020 7267 7737 Mick
WedWeekly (various genres - see diary for folk)BRUNEL MUSEUM concerts in Thames Tunnel Underground Shaft, Brunel Museum Railway Ave, Rotherhithe SE16 4LF
Thu1st and 3rd monthlyBETHNAL GREEN Irish music session at The Dundee Arms 339 Cambridge Heath Road E2 9LH
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 monthlyCROYDON (session) traditional music and song session at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR
Thu2nd monthlyTRAVELLERS REST The Crown 10 High Street, Otford, Kent TN4 5PQ 01689 825263
Thu3rd monthlyCOOL AS FOLK Hackney Picturehouse 270 Mare Street E8 1HE 0871 902 5734 Box Office
Thu3rd monthlyDUTON HILL folk club at The Three Horseshoes Duton Hill, Essex (just off B184 north of Dunmow) CM6 2DX 01787 462731 Colin
Thuantipenultimate and last monthlyUXBRIDGE folk club at The RNA Club 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG 01895 464154 Archie Macaulay
ThuFirst monthlyBRIXTON Rip Roarin Roots upstairs at The Ritzy Picturehouse Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane SW2 1JG 0776 6658909 Hubert Murray
ThuWeeklyANCHOR FOLK CLUB Blue Anchor High Rd, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7RL 07971 198412 Mike
ThuWeeklyCAMDEN TOWN (WE) Irish music session at The Worlds End 174 Camden High Street NW1 0NE 020 7482 1932 Brian Kelly
ThuWeeklyISLINGTON The Horseshoe 24 Clerkenwell Close EC1R 0AG 020 8360 8610 Bernard Puckett
ThuWeeklyLOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 0776 214 6623 Jim Coombes
ThuWeeklyMAIDA HILL Traditional Irish session at Prince of Wales 351 Harrow Road W 9 3RA
ThuWeeklyORPINGTON FOLK CLUB Change of Horses Farnborough High St, Nr Orpington BR6 7BB 0208 325 6513 Ted Handley
Fri1st and 3rd monthlyPINNER FOLK AND BLUES Pinner United Services Club Corner of Love Lane and Avenue Road, Pinner HA5 3HA 07895 306434 Viv
Fri1st monthlyCAJUN JAMMERS 2 Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 01322 340910 Patrick
Fri1st monthlyST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 01727 864511
Fri1st monthlySTOCKWELL session with The No Frills Band at The Grosvenor 17 Sidney Road SW9 0TP
Fri1st monthlyTILLER FLAT Golden Hinde II St Mary Overies Dock, Clink Street SE1 9DG 020 7403 0123
Fri2nd and last monthlyWILLOUGHBY OPEN MIC Willoughby Arms Willoughby Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LN 0208 241 0014 Peter
Fri2nd monthlyFILE GUMBO Cajun dance club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8367 2439 Tim Rutherford
Fri2nd monthlyHAMPSTEAD SOUTH END GREEN folk nights at The White Horse 154-156 Fleet Road NW3 2QX 0796 2361871 Steve
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 PBP 0207 420 9888 (venue)
FriFortnightlyGUILDFORD folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriLast monthlyARTSDEPOT Barnet Folk Club at Artsdepot 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner N12 0GA 020 8369 5454
FriLast monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Concerts) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE 07985 357958
FriLast monthly (except August)TOTTENHAM Comhaltas East London Branch session at Haringey Irish Centre Pretoria Road, Tottenham N17 8DX 020 83618688 Orlaith McAuliffe
FriSee diaryMUSICAL TRADITIONS King and Queen 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 Peta Webb
FriSee 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
FriWeeklyBLYTHE HILL WHALERS shanty session at The Blythe Hill Tavern 319 Stanstead Rd SE23 1JB 07949 662654 Paddy
FriWeeklyCHISWICK Irish music session at Connolly's 450 Chiswick High Rd W4 5TT
FriWeeklyCRICKLEWOOD (1) Irish music session at The Crown 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED
FriWeeklyFINSBURY PARK Irish music session at The Auld Triangle 52 St Thomas's Road, (corner of Plimsoll Road) N4 2QW 020 7354 2869
FriWeeklyFOLK UNION Kings Place 90 York Way N1 9AG 020 7520 1490 box office
FriWeeklyKILBURN (2) Sir Colin Campbell 266 Kilburn High Rd NW6 2BY 0207 624 7553
FriWeeklyORPINGTON FRIDAY Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 01 689 838 077 Sue
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 monthlyTOOTING The Selkirk 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0ES 07941 958779 Ruth Jacob
Sat2nd monthlyLONDON BARN DANCE Cecil Sharp House 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
Satsee diaryNEST COLLECTIVE (BLACKHEATH) limited concert series at The Conservatoire 19-21 Lee Road SE3 9RQ
SatSee diaryCAJUN BARN Cajun dance club at King Charles Church Hall 3 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TA 01892 533493 Steve or Lynne Lane
SatSee diaryGODALMING CEILIDHS Borough Hall Godalming GU7 1HR 01483 871443 Lawrence Heath
SatSee diaryKALAMAZOO KLUB Great Northern Railway Tavern, 67 High Street, Hornsey N8 7QB 0208 341 0716
SatWeeklyCELLAR UPSTAIRS The Exmouth Arms Starcross Street, Euston NW1 1HR 020 7281 7700 Sheila Miller
SatWeeklyKILBURN (1) Sir Colin Campbell 266 Kilburn High Rd NW6 2BY 0207 624 7553
SatWeeklyLEWES SATURDAY Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
SatWeeklyTOOLANS Irish music session at Toolan's Bar 866 High Road, North Finchley N12 9RH Karen Ryan
Sun1st and 3rd monthly (2:45pm - 5pm)SOFTLY SOFTLY Kiss The Sky Park Road, Crouch End N8 8TD 07931 718876 Annie
Sun1st monthlyAILSA JAM AND FEATURE NIGHT Ailsa Tavern 263 St. Margaret's Rd, Twickenham TW1 1NJ Elaine Samuels
Sun1st monthlyHORSMONDEN Mainly English tune session at The Gun and Spitroast Horsmonden, Kent 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
Sun1st monthly (2 - 6PM)CAMDEN IRISH (Dance) set dance at London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB
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 monthlyAILSA OPEN MIC Ailsa Tavern 263 St. Margaret's 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 (2:30pm - 4:30pm) September to MayCAJUN DANCE WORKSHOP Blackheath Newbridge Social WM Club 22 Charlton Rd, Blackheath SE3 7HG 01322 524440 Frank
Sun3rd monthlyHARRISON 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 (lunchtime)BOROUGH SHANTY SESSION The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP
Sun4th monthlyWIMBLEDON Hand in Hand 6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common SW19 4RQ 0208 540 1689 Tim
SunFirst monthlyJAMBOREE FRENCH BAL workshop and French dance at Jamboree, Courtyard of Cable Street Studios 566 Cable Street E1W 3HB 07931 474 379
SunLast monthlyBRICK FOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthlyMONDEGREEN FOLK CLUB Ryan's Bar Stoke Newington Church Street N16 0UL
SunLast monthlyTUFNELL PARK acoustic folk night at The Oak and Pastor 85 Junction Road N19 5QZ Robin Timmis and Nia Roberts
SunLast monthly (September to April)FRITTENDEN Song and tune session with guests at The Bell and Jorrocks Frittenden, Kent 07985 522734 Gavin Atkin
SunWeeklyHARRISON (1) Into The Warm at The Harrison Bar 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF 020 7278 3966
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 0208 991 5461 Gerry
SunWeeklyWALTHAMSTOW Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA 07740612607
SunWeekly (4:30 - 6:30)CRICKLEWOOD (2) Irish music session at The Crown 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway NW2 3ED
SunWeekly (6pm)MERTON (Sun) Irish music session at The Kilkenny Tavern 131 Merton High Street SW19 1DE John Bowe
SunWeekly (7 PM)KILBURN (3) Sir Colin Campbell 266 Kilburn High Rd NW6 2BY 0207 624 7553
SunWeekly except last monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (2) 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
VariesCheck websiteHARRISON (3) Balkan jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
VariesMonthlyCHATS PALACE Hoedown party at Chats Palace 42-44 Brooksby's Walk, E9 6DF Joe Buirski
VariesSee diaryAYLESBURY concerts at the Limelight Theatre Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT 01296 431 272 / 424 332 Box Office / Enquiries:
VariesSee diaryCAMDEN IRISH London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB
VariesSee diaryCFA Chiltern Folk Association Dances Various Metroland venues 01628 486845
VariesSee diaryEFDSS Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
VariesSee diaryFORGE concerts at The Forge 3-7 Delancey Street NW1 7NL 020 7383 7808
VariesSee diaryGREEN NOTE Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN 0207 485 9899
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 diaryST ETHELBURGA'S St Ethelburga's Centre 78 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AG 020 7496 1610
VariesSee diaryUNION CHAPEL Union Chapel Compton Terrace N1 2UN
VariesSee diaryVORTEX The Vortex 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ 07740612607
VariesSee diary (venue may vary)PULL UP THE ROOTS The Slaughtered Lamb 34-35 Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell EC1V 0DX 07966 550702 Will Rees
VariesSee diary (All day events)LEWES WORKSHOPS Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai

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