Islington Folk Club

The Islington Folk Club is an old-established club which has met at various venues in Islington since the early 1970s. Its continuing aim is to present the best available artists, from the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric. The professional guest artists are supported every week by the house band - The Angel Band - and by resident singers.

Keep up with news from the club on our Facebook page: Islington Folk Club or our Twitter account: IslingtonFolk.


We meet every Thursday (except in July and August); the evenings begin at 8pm (doors open normally at 7.30) and end by 10.45pm. The programme gives details of forthcoming bookings.

Since 2009 the Club has held an annual Trad2Mad competition for unaccompanied solo singers.


The club can be found at:

The Crown Tavern
43 Clerkenwell Green

The Crown is a popular Clerkenwell pub serving real ales and craft beers on draught.

The nearest station is Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City underground lines, and Thameslink), a five-minute walk away. Buses 19, 38 and 341 stop in Rosebery Avenue, 55 and 243 in Clerkenwell Road, 63 in Farringdon Road, and 153 in St John Street. Public transport information can be obtained from Transport for London. There is a map of the area on the UK Street Map Page.


Admission is normally (see lisings for variations) £8.00 (£6.00 for members). Cash only -- sorry, we don't take cards. You don't have to be a member to attend, nor do you have to apply for membership in advance.

Floor singers are very welcome -- we can usually fit you in; please note that we don't offer any reduction in the normal admission price. Email or contact Bernard Puckett (address below). If you're looking for a booking, contact Bernard Puckett ( -- but much the best way of being considered is to come along and do a floor spot.


For further information contact:

Bernard Puckett
29 Macleod Rd
Highlands Village
N21 1SW

Telephone: (020) 8360 8610


Email Martin Nail at

The Crown's phone number is (020) 7253 4973 if you need to contact the staff there or get an urgent message to the club on a Thursday evening.

Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 13th January 2018