Club guide

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

Most clubs remain closed. Check with organisers before travelling.

Mon1st, 3rd and 5th monthlyEALING FOLK DANCE CLUB St Barnabas’s Church Hall Pitshanger Lane W5 1QG 020 8360 6226
Mon1st monthlyCHARLTON (folk club) A Roving Folk Club at The Buglehorn 6 The Village SE7 8UG Jim Kimberley
Mon2nd and 4th monthlyFOLK IN THE CELLAR The Constitution St Pancras Way NW1 0QT
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 (Start 7pm)SCANDI SESSION Please see website
Mon3rd monthlyCAJUN JAMMERS The Parliament Bar, George Inn 77 Borough High Street SE1 1NH 01322 340910 Patrick Hogan
MonFirst monthlySYDENHAM (Bluegrass) Bluegrass session at The Golden Lion 116 Sydenham Rd SE26 5JX 07931 624047 Dave Marshall
MonFortnightlyCHIPPING BARNET FOLK DANCE CLUB Church House Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BW 020 8360 6226
MonLast monthlyUNITY 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 (Slow session 7pm, main session 8pm)PECKHAM RYE (Scottish Session) The Clock House 196A Peckham Rye SE22 9QA
MonWeekly (7:30 – 10:30pm)WALTHAM ABBEY folk club at The Sultan (new venue from 2020) Sewardstone Road EN9 1 PD
Tue2nd and 4th monthlyORPINGTON FOLK AND BLUES CLUB Orpington Liberal Club 7 Station Road, Orpington BR6 0RZ 07515 486379 John Edwards
Tue2nd monthlyLEWES (Concertinas Anonymous) See Lewes Saturday
Tue4th monthlyLEWES (English Tunes Practice Session) See Lewes Saturday
TueLast MonthlyDALSTON (Folk Club) Morris Folk Club at The Vortex Downstairs 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ
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
TueWeeklyGREENWICH (Greentrad) Greentrad at Star and Garter Greenwich Park Street SE10 9NY 020 84612440 John
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
TueWeeklyROMFORD FOLK CLUB The Sun Inn, London Road, Romford, RM7 9QA 07534 029702 Garry Walker
TueWeeklySHARPS folk club at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY
TueWeekly (10am – noon)WINCHMORE FOLK DANCE CLUB The Village Hall St Peter’s Church, Vera Avenue N21 1RJ 020 8360 6226
Wed1st and 3rd monthlyMERTON (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 monthlyEALING (Grange) The Grange Warwick Road, Ealing Common W5 3XH
Wed1st monthlyHARRISON (Cajun) Cajun jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street
Wed2nd monthlyKENTISH TOWN (Story telling) 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
Wed4th Monthly (alternate months)CHALK FARM FOLK Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch 40 – 42 Chalk Farm Road NW1 8BG 07962361871 Steve
WedLast monthlyHACKNEY DOWNS (Starry Starry Nights) Acoustic music night at The Star by Hackney Downs 25 Queensdown Road E5 8NN 020 7458 4481 venue
WedWeeklyHAVERFOLK The Golden Lion 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR 07905 654380 or 07980 370536 Mark or Ali
WedWeekly (7:30-10:00pm)PRIMROSE HILL (folk dance) English Folk Dance at Primrose Hill Community Centre 29 Hopkinsons Pl NW1 8TN
WedWeekly (8:30pm)ST ALBANS (Robin Hood) session at The Robin Hood 126 Victoria St AL1 3TG 01727 852111 Alison Macfarlane
Thu1st and 3rd monthly (from 9pm)BRENTFORD (Jug Band Bonanza) Open session lead by the house trio 11 London Road, Brentford TW8 8JB 078 1463 7317 Ed Hopwood
Thu1st monthlyBOROUGH (Scottish Session) The Gladstone Arms 64 Lant Street SE1 1QN
Thu1st monthlyBOWES PARK FOLK CLUB at Mum’s Bistro 143 Myddleton Road N22 8NG 07774 147296
Thu1st monthlyISLINGTON FOLK CLUB (alternative venue) The King and Queen Foley Street W1W 6DL
Thu1st monthlyKINGSTON UPON THAMES (Folking Around) Folking Around at Woody’s Bar and Kitchen 5 Rams Passage, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HH
Thu2nd and 4th monthly (from 9pm)BRENTFORD (Session) Folk and Blues/American Roots session at The Northumberland Arms 11 London Road, Brentford TW8 8JB 078 1463 7317 Ed Hopwood
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 monthlyCROYDON (session) traditional music and song session at The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR Carol Whinnom
Thu2nd monthlyHARRISON (Balkan) Balkan jam session at The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Thu2nd monthlyTRAVELLERS REST folk club at The Bell High St, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NB 01689 825263
ThuLast monthly (7pm-10pm)SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL FOLK CLUB Southwark Cathedral cafe SE1 9DA George Hoyle
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 (County dance) Drop in classes in English country dance at Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road NW1 7AY 020 7485 2206
ThuWeekly (except 1st monthly)ISLINGTON FOLK CLUB (main venue) The Tap Room 163 Upper St N1 1US
ThuWeeklyLOUGHTON Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton IG10 4NX 078 9274 5665 Carol
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, Farnborough, Orpington BR6 7BL 020 8325 6513 Ted Handley
Fri1st monthly (may vary)ST ALBANS (Concerts) Maltings Arts Theatre The Maltings, St Albans AL1 3HL 0333 666 3366 (box office)
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 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 folk club at The Guildford Institute Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH 01483 871443
FriSee diaryMUSICAL TRADITIONS King and Queen 1 Foley Street, W1W 6DL 020 8340 0530 Peta Webb
SatMARGATE Rosslyn Court 62 Sweyn Road CT9 2DD 07902140248 Morag Butler
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
SatLast monthly (4pm-7pm)HARRISON (Singaround) The Harrison 28 Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
SatSee diary (7:30 – 10:30)CARSHALTON VILLAGE CEILIDHS Carshalton Methodist Church Ruskin Road, Carshalton SM5 3DE
SatSee diaryGODALMING CEILIDHS Borough Hall Godalming GU7 1HR 01483 871443 Lawrence Heath
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
SatWeeklyKILBURN (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
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 and 3rd monthly (7 – 10:30)HOUNSLOW (Open Mic) hosted by Elaine Samuels at The Cross Lances 236 Hanworth Rd, Hounslow TW3 3TU
Sun1st monthly (2:30pm)BOROUGH MUSIC SESSIONS The Royal Oak 44 Tabard Street SE1 4JU 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 (starting January 2020)DULWICH FOLK The Lordship 211 Lordship Lane SE 22 8HA 079 5778 9180 Peter Greig
Sun1st monthly (2pm – 5pm)SCANDI SUNDAY SESSION Please see website W1W 7EP
Sun1st Sunday of alternate months (August 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 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 (from 7:00pm)BRIXTON (Windmill Session) hosted by No Frills Band at The Windmill 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill SW2 5BZ
Sun2nd monthly ( 14:30 to 17:30)FAB CLUB The White Hart Argent Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6HR 01375 387071 Liz
Sun2nd monthlyTHE GOOSE IS OUT (Singaround) The Ivy House Stuart Road SE15 3BE
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 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 (2:30 – 5:00 not July or August)BRICKFOLK Singaround at The Bricklayers Arms Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD 07720 420384 Jeff
SunLast monthlyTWICKENHAM (Ailsa) open mic at The Ailsa Tavern 263 St Margarets Rd, Twickenham TW1 1NJ Elaine Samuels
SunLast monthlyWIMBLEDON (Session) The Sultan 78 Norman Road, South Wimbledon SW19 1BT 020 8540 1689 Tim
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 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
SunWeeklyKILBURN (Sunday session) Irish music session at The Sir Colin Campbell 264-266 Kilburn High Road NW6 2BY
SunWeeklyNEW CROSS GATE (Sunday Session) Irish music session at The White Hart 184 New Cross Road, SE14 5AA 020 7358 0605
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