Green Note, Camden, North London
"Vegetarian café-bar/live music venue featuring styles ranging from jazz and blues, to folk, roots, world, singer-songwriters and americana. A great venue for acoustic/intimate gigs. Located at 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN, just a few minutes walk from Camden Town tube station (Northern Line).
London's best acoustic music venue!
'FolkOnMonday', Camden, London
Folk Night held on the first and third Monday of the month, featuring the best of the folk scene, some names you may have heard of and hopefully some that will be new to you....
Jamboree, Limehouse, East London
Monday Night is Red Sky at Night - Folk, Americana, Cajun, Roots, Gypsy Swing/Jazz £4 Door Entry
Tuesday Night is Alastair Caplin's Celtic Session - Open Trad Session - Free
Wednesday Night is Traditional Cretan night, every week, a jam session in Greek Folk style by resident band El Khandak, free entry - see www.jamboreevenue.co.uk
Traditional Irish Session at The Alma, 59 Newington Green Rd, London N1 4QU
Every Wednesday - All Welcome.
Mondegreen Folk Club
Held on the first Sunday of the Month at The Auld Shillelagh pub Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16
Hosted by folk group Mondegreen (combining Irish fiddle music with original and traditional folk songs), this is an anything goes, all welcome night. Free entry.
The Lamb, 54 Holloway Road, Islington, London N7 8JL
Traditional Irish Sessions every Tuesday night and Gypsy, Irish, Scottish and Eastern European Folk Session every Sunday evening (All musicians are welcome to join.)
The Harrison, Kings Cross, London
Hosts a wide range of folk events, including their weekly 'Into The Warm' night every Sunday.
Folk in the Cellar at The Cellar Bar, The Constitution, St Pancras Way, Camden, London
Folk in the Cellar at The Constitution, 42 St. Pancras Way, Camden, NW1 0QT
Every 2nd and 4th Monday. Acoustic floor spots, sometimes with short featured act.
Softly Softly, Crouch End
"Held on alternate Sunday afternoons
Entirely unplugged, the evening features sets from three or four top folk and acoustic acts per night, in a cosy, laid-back setting..."
Islington Folk Club
Held every Thursday evening with guests.
Rebetiko Jam Session, The Horseshoe, Clerkenwell Close, London EC4 (Farringdon tube)
A monthly Rebetiko jam session is held on the first monday of every month
Entry is free. All are welcome to play, dance, sing or listen to the music at London's best Greek music party night.
Contact Andy on 07910 160 114 or Chris on 07950 660361. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Christopherjones99@yahoo.co.uk
The Kalamazoo Klub, Crouch End, North London
A monthly Folk/Acoustic Club held at various venues around North London
Unity Theatre Folk Club
Meets at Torriano Meeting House, Kentish Town
On the last Monday of the month.
Folkmob, Eltham, South East London
"The FolkMob is an acoustic music club that meets every Wednesday............... New players and singers are always welcome. It doesn't have to be pure folk music! we also like blues, country, cajun, jazz, rock, pop or anything else that you can play."
The Goose Is Out Folk Club, East Dulwich, South East London
Concert nights at The Ivy House
Also Club Nights and Singarounds at:
The Old Nun's Head
15 Nunhead Green
London SE15 3QQ
Folk Of The Wood, West Norwood, South London
FOLK OF THE WOOD is a new monthly live music and ceilidh event held at The Portico Gallery - a former music hall in West Norwood, south London. On the third Friday of the month we bring you a fun filled, family friendly evening of music and ceilidh dancing with visiting acts from Folk, Blues, Country and beyond - full details at www.folkofthewood.co.uk.
Blackheath Folk Club, Blackheath
Meets every tuesday for an open mic acoustic session at The British Oak, Old Dover Rd, Blackheath SE3 8SU. All welcome.
Raven play a range of traditional and contemporary folk music and original material following the folk tradition. Using vocal, guitar and flute to interpret traditional ballads, folk song and shanties.
"De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo playing fast instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music"
Skiffle and the Piffles
"We are a London based 8 piece, formed in 2010, consisting of banjo, accordion, ukulele, cajón box drum, lagerphone, guitar and bass. And, of course, washboard. Inspired by rockabilly, folk and bluegrass of the 50s and 60s, we add a mix of girl group harmonies, stomping rhythms and finger pickin’ riffs."
"David is a guitarist and songwriter born and based in London. Since first picking up a guitar in 2005 he has played traditional and contemporary folk music and is now writing his own songs with a strong emphasis on story telling and truth. Since 2009 he has been playing the folk scene and having made the Semi Finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young folk award, will be gigging more widely in 2011."
The London Klezmer Quartet
"The London Klezmer Quartet is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes. Their deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds."
"Tatcho Drom is a London-based quintet who play acoustic music from the Balkans and beyond with the flair and passion of generations past"
London based band Paprika is a well-established band in the World music scene. Coming from Romania, Serbia, and UK the boys have a generous serving of musical minestrone, with ingredients from Eastern European traditional, Balkan, Gypsy and classical music.
Lochnagar Ceilidh Band
"One of the most popular and regular bands at London's 'Ceilidh Club'"
"play original material and a mixture of pre-war blues, American folk, country and Southern Gospel."
Licence to Ceilidh
"young and energetic five-piece ceilidh band based in London and available for hire throughout the UK and beyond. We have an extensive repertoire of traditional folk dances suitable for people of all abilities, and absolutely no previous dancing experience is necessary to take part."
"Rún gives new life to old songs. With a repertoire based on four-part harmony interpretations of Celtic songs about one-horned cows, red-haired girls, hayropes and bogeymen, the five-strong group performs acapella and with Celtic harp."
"Play traditional music from Cuba, the Caribbean and South America."
London based Country/Folk Singer Songwriter.
Whirling Skirmish produce a full, rich and highly rhythmic sound, far larger than might be expected from just two musicians, easily sufficient to fill any size venue and guaranteed to get toes tapping. Their repertoire is wide, including English, Scottish, Irish and American.
Listings magazine for Folk Clubs and events in London and the South-east of England.
Barnet Folk Club
"Barnet folk club is on the 3rd Friday of every month at The Arts Depot, North Finchley - Admission £3.00, Bar available"
Cecil Sharp House
The home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society and hosts several folk/Cajun/Bluegrass etc events
Sharp's Folk Club, Camden, North London
A friendly informal sing-around downstairs in the bar at Cecil Sharp House every Tuesday evening. If you've a folk song to sing, come along, you will get on. Each evening begins at 8pm. Admission is £3.50 per person (£3.00 for performers) on singers' nights, and on guest nights usually £5.00 (£4.50).
Hammersmith Irish Centre, Blacks Road, Hammersmith
London's premiere centre for Irish arts
|The Climax Ceilidh Band|
"Glorious, orgasmic ceilidh music"
|The Abbys Ceilidh Band|
"London's premier Irish Traditional Music Band specialising in Irish Ceilidh Dances, Irish Sessions, Concerts and Events with Mike Pelton Vocals/Guitar/Mandolin, Mike Hartes Vocals, Guitar Colette O'Dowd Accordian, Kirsten Hughes Fiddle Vocals
The band members have appeared on T.V and Radio and have performed at festivals in the U.K and Europe and released records in the States"
Held Every Sunday
Has "been presenting folk music events most Sundays at the Cabbage Patch Pub in Twickenham since 1983. It's now one of best known and most highly respected folk venues in the London area and takes great pride in presenting an eclectic selection of folk/acoustic acts from all over the world in 'concert' conditions"
Teddington Acoustic Music Club, The Adelaide, Park Road, Teddington, West London
"Formerly the Teddington Folk Club, TAMC is now held upstairs at The Adelaide on Park Road on the first Friday of each month, from 8.30pm to 11pm. The club is run to an open-mic format and all genres of acoustic music are welcome – traditional and modern folk music, blues, singer-songwriter, instrumental or a capella. Entry is free to audience and performers. Anyone wishing to play should turn up on the night and give their name to that month's host/MC. Contact email@example.com to join the emailing list for regular updates."
Uxbridge Folk Club
"Uxbridge Folk Club re-opens initially on a monthly basis at the Uxbridge Royal Naval Association (in the car park behind the shops at Hillingdon Circus). Floor singers and musicians welcome. If you enjoy traditional and modern folk music in an atmospheric setting with a great bar, then this is for you. Hillingdon tube station is just two minutes walk from the venue"
South London's Premier Venue for Traditional Music and Song
Friday evenings at 8pm, at: The County Arms
345 Trinity Road
London SW18 3SH
London Cajun Club
Meets on the first friday of each month with guests in Camden
Aint Nothing But the Blues
Probably the only venue outside the States providing live Blues every evening
Folk Song Club
Meets Monday evenings close to the centre of Croydon
Croydon Folk and Blues Club
Meets every Sunday at Ruskin House, Croydon, Surrey
Sutton Musicians Co-operative, Sutton Cricket Club, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey
£3 singers night / open mic, £5 guest band night
Hosts Victoria and Camilla from The Feuding Lloyds and Mike and Betty from the Acoustic Astronauts
Guest Musician each week, All acoustic acts welcome
Acoustic Music & Song Session at Two Brewers Public House, Gloucester Road, Selhurst (Nr Croydon), South London (from 8:30pm)
Very informal format; traditional and contemporary British songs, plus mainly traditional tunes, with English bias. However, every evening is unique, and depends upon the mix of performers. No charge
Every Monday at Pinner Green Social Club, Rickmansworth Road, Pinner, Middlesex, North West London
Walthamstow Folk Club, Walthamstow, London E17 Held every Sunday Night from 7:30pm
Loughton Folk Club, Loughton, Essex
Loughton Folk Club is open on Thursdays from 8pm at Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX for live acoustic music of all kinds. Loughton Club is next to Brown’s Garage, very close to the High Road for Buses and a few hundred yards from Loughton tube station. There is parking front and rear and the inexpensive bar serves real ale.
We have sessions for Tunes, Chorus Songs, Ukuleles plus we feature local artists and have floor spots. Entrance £2 except guest and feature nights. ALL MOST WELCOME.
Whats Cookin', Leytonstone
"East London’s new weekly club devoted to the country, bluegrass, western swing, cajun, rockabilly, hillbilly and alt-country scene. Every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm (starts 28 April). Admission FREE! Featured artists, guest performers and DJ’s Midnight Vernon and Rockin’ Steve playing the best roots sounds ever committed to vinyl."