Club guide

Regular folk music events in and around London. Contact us to have your event listed here.

Mon1st, 3rd and 5th monthlyEALING FOLK DANCE CLUB St Barnabas’s Church Hall Pitshanger Lane W5 1QG 020 8360 6226
Mon1st and 3rd monthlyFOLK IN THE CELLAR MAP Studio Cafe 46 Grafton Rd NW5 3DU Nigel
Mon1st and 3rd monthlyTONBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The Beer Seller 64 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1EH 01892 822945 Roger
Mon2nd monthlyBROMLEY (Folk Club) A Roving Folk Club at The Shortlands Tavern 5 Station Rd. Bromley BR2 0EY Jim Kimberley
Mon2nd monthly (8:30-10:30)COLINDALE FOLK CLUB The Chandos Arms 31 Colindale Avenue NW9 5DS 020 8200 0032 (venue)
Mon2nd monthly (7pm-10pm)MONDAY MUSICIANS Folk dance music session at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent’s Park Road NW1 7AY
Mon3rd monthlyCAJUN JAMMERS The Adelaide 57 Park Road, Teddington TW11 0AU 01322 340910 Patrick Hogan
MonFirst monthlyFOREST HILL BLUEGRASS The Foresters (All Inn One) 53 Perry Vale, Forest Hill SE23 2NE 020 8291 4170 Dave Marshall
MonFortnightlyCHIPPING BARNET FOLK DANCE CLUB Church House Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BW 020 8360 6226
MonLast monthlyDULWICH (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 (7.30pm)UNITY Singaround at Torriano Meeting House 99 Torriano Avenue NW5 2RX 020 7609 2758 Neil Rogers
MonWeeklyCROYDON FOLK CLUB folk club at Ruskin House 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD 0792 889 8111
MonWeeklyHERGA AT THE CASTLE singers club at The Castle 30 West Street, Harrow HA1 3EF 01923 264536 Tim Brooks
MonWeekly (except bank holidays) (7:30-10:30pm)WALTHAM ABBEY FOLK CLUB The Sun Inn 21 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1ER 07444 177257 Dave Part
Tue2nd and 4th monthlyORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 07515 486379 John Edwards
Tue2nd monthlyCARSHALTON (Cryer Folk) Floor spots and music jam at Cryer Arts 39 High Street SM5 3BB Sarah
Tue3rd monthlyLEWES (Concertinas Anonymous) See Lewes Saturday
TueWeeklyBLACKHEATH (Folk Club) The British Oak Old Dover Road Blackheath SE3
TueWeeklyDARTFORD FOLK CLUB Dartford Working Mens Club (Rear Lounge), 40 Essex Road, Dartford, Kent DA1 2 AU
TueWeekly (18:30 – check term times with venue)EFDSS (Morris) Drop in classes in morris dance at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
TueWeekly (8:30-11:15pm)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
TueWeeklyHOY AT ANCHOR Royal British Legion 7 – 9 Northview Drive, Westcliff SS0 9NG 01702 715111 Tony
TueWeeklySHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY
TueWeekly (10am-noon)WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB (Tue) Winchmore Hill United Reformed Church Hall 77 Compton Road N21 3NU 020 8360 6226 Gillian
TueWeekly except Cryer Folk nightsCARSHALTON (Music session) Trad tunes and some songs at The Hope 48 West Street SM5 2PR Sarah
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
Wed2nd monthlyKENTISH TOWN (Storytelling) NW5 2RX 99 Torriano Avenue, NW5 2RX
Wed3rd monthly (may vary please check website)HIGHGATE (Music Hall) Lissenden Players at Highgate Literary and Scientific Society 11 South Grove, Pond Square N6 6BS 020 8674 0526
WedFirst montlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Informal bluegrass) Informal open bluegrass session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL
WedLast monthlyHACKNEY DOWNS (Starry Starry Nights) Acoustic music night at The Star by Hackney Downs 25 Queensdown Road E5 8NN 020 7458 4481 venue
WedWeeklyFOLK MOB Blackheath Rugby Club Kidbrook Lane Eltham SE9 6TE 07809 095237
WedWeekly (7:30-10:00pm)PRIMROSE HILL (folk dance) English Folk Dance at Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinsons Pl NW1 8TN
WedWeeklyROMFORD HAVERFOLK The Golden Lion 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR 07905 654380 or 07980 370536 Mark or Ali
WedWeekly (8:30pm)ST ALBANS (Robin Hood) session at The Robin Hood 126 Victoria St AL1 3TG 01727 852111 Alison Macfarlane
Thu1st monthlyCROUCH END (Railway) Irish music session at The Railway Tavern 23 Crouch End Hill N8 8DH
Thu1st monthlyLEYTONSTONE FOLK St John’s church hall 829-837 High Road, Leytonstone E11 1HH
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 George Hoyle
Thu2nd monthlyBOWES PARK FOLK CLUB Folk club at Mum’s Bistro 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 Carol Whinnom
ThuFirst and third monthly (7.30-10pm)WIMBLEDON (Session) English tune session at The Sultan 78 Norman Road, Wimbledon SW19 1BT Jason Tilbrook
ThuLast monthlyUXBRIDGE FOLK CLUB The RNA Club 388a Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG 07985 018317 Peter Slavid
ThuWeekly (19:30 – check term times with venue)EFDSS (Country dance) Drop in classes in English country dance at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
ThuWeeklyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Singalong) Pub piano singalong at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL
ThuWeeklyISLINGTON (Irish set dancing) Unity Hall 277a Upper Street N1 2TZ 07939 269983 Carlotta
ThuWeeklyISLINGTON FOLK CLUB Brewhouse & Kitchen 2a Corsica Street N5 1JJ 020 8360 8610 Bernard Puckett
ThuWeeklyLOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 078 9274 5665 Carol
ThuWeeklyNEW CROSS (Open mic) Open mic night at Telegraph at The Earl of Derby 87 Dennett’s Road SE14 5LW
ThuWeeklyNEWINGTON GREEN (Folkaround) Folkaround at The Alma 59 Newington Green Road N1 4QU Colin Chambers
ThuWeeklyORPINGTON FOLK CLUB Farnborough Social Club 6 Pleasant View Pl, via Farrow Fields, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 7BL 020 8325 6513 Ted Handley
ThuWeeklyTWICKENHAM (Irish session) The Prince Albert 54 Hounslow Road TW2 7EX Mick Bailey
Fri1st monthlyHIGHGATE (Ceili) Irish Ceili at St Joseph’s Parish Centre Highgate Hill N19 5NE
Fri2nd monthlyKALAMAZOO KLUB The Kings Head 2 Crouch End Hill N8 8AA 0208 341 0716
Fri2nd monthly (not July or August)ON BOUGE Heath Street Baptist Church Hall 84 Heath Street NW1 1DN 07940 269223 Chris Shaw
Fri3rd monthlyKNEES UP Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8986 8834 Mary Panton
FriLast monthlyMERTON (Irish) Irish music session at South London Irish Association Club 138-140 Hartfield Road, Merton SW19 3TG 020 8543 0608
FriLast monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Concerts) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
FriSee diaryFILE GUMBO Cajun dance club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 8367 2439 Tim Rutherford
FriSee diaryGUILDFORD The Music Institute folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriWeekly (7.30-10pm)BECKENHAM FOLK DANCE CLUB Azelia Hall 258 Croydon Road BR3 4DA Margaret Ferrier
FriWeeklyCHISWICK (Session) Irish music session at Connolly’s 450 Chiswick High Road W4 5TF 020 8994 3980
FriWeekly (beginners 5pm, main session 6-8)HAMMERSMITH (Session) Irish music session at The Irish Cultural Centre 5 Black’s Road W6 9DT
Sat1st monthlyTOOTING (Folk Club) The Gorringe Park 29 London Road SW17 9JR 0795 1163434 Alex MacDonald
Sat2nd and 4th monthlyBARNSBURY (Irish) Irish music session at The Hemingford Arms 158 Hemingford Road N1 1DF
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 Street, Enfield EN2 6AN 020 8360 6226 Gillian
SatFortnightly (11am-2pm)CAMBERWELL (Scottish Session) United Reformed Church Hall Love Walk SE5 8AE
SatLast monthly (2pm-5pm)HARRISON (Singaround) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
SatWeeklyCELLAR UPSTAIRS Calthorpe Arms 252 Grays Inn Road WC1X 8JR 020 7281 7700 Sheila Miller
SatWeekly (4pm-6pm)HOXTON (Saturday Session) Irish music session at Howl at the Moon 178 Hoxton St N1 5LH Nigel Stevens
SatWeekly (7-10pm)KILBURN (Saturday Session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY 020 7693 5443
SatWeeklyLEWES SATURDAY Elephant and Castle White Hill, Lewes, Sussex BN7 2DJ 01273 476757 Valmai
SatWeeklyLEYTONSTONE (What’s Cookin’) Leytonstone Social Club 2 Harvey Road E11 3DB Steve
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 (2:30pm)BOROUGH MUSIC SESSIONS The Royal Oak 44 Tabard Street SE1 4JU Martin Nail
Sun1st monthly (2-6pm)CAMDEN TOWN (Set Dance) Set dancing at London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square NW1 9XB 020 7916 2222
Sun1st monthlyDULWICH FOLK The Castle 280 Crystal Palace Road SE22 9JH 079 5778 9180 Peter Greig
Sun2nd monthly (from 7:00pm)BRIXTON (Windmill Session) hosted by No Frills Band at The Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill SW2 5BZ
Sun2nd monthly (evening)HARRISON SESSIONS (Irish) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Sun2nd monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Singaround) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
Sun3rd monthlyACOUSTIC ELEPHANT Electric Elephant Cafe 186a Crampton Street SE17 3AE George Hoyle
Sun3rd monthly (film 1pm: music from 2pm)BOROUGH (Klezmer) The Ship 68 Borough Road SE1 1DX
Sun3rd monthly (lunchtime)BOROUGH SHANTY SESSION The Horseshoe Inn 26 Melior Street SE1 3QP 07534 029702 Gary
Sun3rd monthlyEFFRA SINGAROUND The Junction 171 Coldharbour Lane SE5 9PA Trista
Sun3rd monthly (7-10:30)HOUNSLOW (Open Mic) hosted by Elaine Samuels at The Cross Lances 236 Hanworth Rd, Hounslow TW3 3TU
SunLast monthly (2:30-5:00 not July or August)BRICKFOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthly (8pm-10.30pm)HARRISON SESSIONS (Brazilian) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
SunLast monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD (Bluegrass) Bluegrass/old timey session at The Lamb 54 Holloway Road N7 8JL
SunThird monthlyFRIENDS OF ENGLISH DANCE Acland Burghley School 93 Burghley Rd, Tufnell Park NW5 1UJ 07949 147165 Judith
SunWeekly except last monthlyHOLLOWAY ROAD Folk 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 (8.30pm-late)KILBURN (Sunday session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY
SunWeeklyRUSKIN HOUSE Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD 01737 553493 Gary
SunWeekly (check diary – may be affected by events at the stadium)TWICKENHAM (Twickfolk) folk club at The Cabbage Patch 67 London Road, Twickenham TW1 3SZ
SunWeeklyWALTHAMSTOW FOLK CLUB Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 53 Hoe Street E17 4SA 07740612607
SunWeeklyWILLESDEN (Irish session) Bar 117 117 High Road NW10 2SL Mick Bailey
SunWeeklyWOOD GREEN (Session) Irish music session at PH O’Connors 239 High Road N22 8HF 020 8888 6413
SunWeeklyTOOTING (Ramble Inn) Irish Music Session at The Ramble Inn 223 Mitcham Rd SW17 9JG 020 8767 4040 Venue
VariesSee diary (7:45pm, doors 7pm)ASHFORD Revelation St Mary St Mary the Virgin, The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent TN23 1QG
VariesSee diaryAYLESBURY (Limelight) folk club and concerts at the Limelight Theatre Queens Park, Aylesbury HP21 7RT 01296 431 272 / 424 332 Box Office / Enquiries:
VariesSee diaryBARBICAN The Barbican Centre Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 Box Office
VariesSee diaryBETHNAL GREEN (St John) St John on Bethnal Green 200 Cambridge Heath Road E2 9PA Contact promoters direct
VariesSee diaryBRIGHTON (Folklore Rooms) The Folklore Rooms 12 North Street BN1 3GJ
VariesSee diary (7:30 – 10:30)CARSHALTON VILLAGE CEILIDHS Cryer Arts Centre 39 High Street, Carshalton SM5 3BB
VariesSee diaryCECIL SHARP HOUSE independently promoted one off events 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY
VariesSee diaryCFA Chiltern Folk Association Dances Various Metroland venues 01628 486845
VariesSee diaryCROYDON (Oval Tavern) Concerts at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
VariesSee diaryEFDSS Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
VariesSee diaryFOLK@ASH Ash Village Hall Ash Road TN15 7HB
VariesSee diaryFOLK ON MONDAY promotes events are various venues around London, not just on Mondays
VariesSee diaryGREEN NOTE Green Note Cafe 106 Parkway NW1 7AN 0207 485 9899
VariesSee diaryGREENWOODSIDE Promotes events at various venues around London
VariesSee diaryHARRISON The Harrison Bar 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
VariesSee diaryIRISH CULTURAL CENTRE 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith W6 9DT
VariesSee diaryKING’S CROSS (Jamboree) Jamboree 6 St Chad’s Place WC1X 9HH
VariesSee diaryKINGS CROSS (Jamboree) Jamboree 6 St Chads Place WC1X 9HH
VariesSee diaryKINGS 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 diaryLOST HORIZONS (Kings Cross) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF Paul Knight
VariesSee diaryLOST HORIZONS (Leytonstone) Leyton Technical 265 High Road, Leyton E10 5QN 01923 779332 Paul Knight
VariesSee diaryMARGATE Rosslyn Court 62 Sweyn Road CT9 2DD 07902140248 Morag Butler
VariesSee diaryNEST COLLECTIVE promotes events at various venues around London
VariesSee diaryNEW ROOTS EVENTS Promotes events at various venues around London
VariesSee diarySLAUGHTERED LAMB The Slaughtered Lamb 34-35 Great Sutton St EC1V 0DX
VariesSee diarySOUTH BANK CENTRE See individual listings for hall name Belvedere Road SE1 8XX 020 7960 4200
VariesSee diaryST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 0333 666 3366 (box office)
VariesSee diarySTANLEY ARTS Stanley Arts 12 South Norwood Hill, South Norwood 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
VariesSee diaryWALTON ON THAMES Concerts at Riverhouse Arts Centre Manor Road, Walton on Thames KT12 2PF 01932 253354 Box Office
VariesSee diary (6pm)WHITSTABLE SESSIONS St Mary’s Hall, Umbrella Centre Oxford Street CT5 1DD
VariesWeekly (7-11pm June to September only)DALSTON (Woodburner) Woodburner Music at Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane E8 3DF