Islington Folk Club

The Islington Folk Club is an old-established club which has met at various venues 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 normally meet every Thursday (except in July and August); the evenings begin at 8pm (doors open normally at 7.30) and end by 10.45pm. However, in Summer 2018 we are only presenting the five dates listed in the programme giving details of forthcoming bookings.

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


On 10th May 2018 we are back, for one night only, at our previous venue, The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AG. Thereafter we will be at:

The Rugby Tavern
19 Great James Street

The Rugby Tavern is a popular Bloomsbury pub serving Shepherd Neame beers on draught.

The nearest stations are Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines), Russell Square (Piccadilly line), and Chancery Lane (Central lines) all about a nine-minute walk. Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith & City underground lines, and Thameslink), is only a fifteen-minute walk away. Buses 19, 38, 55 and 243 stop in Theobalds Road, 17, 45, 46 and 341 stop in Grays Inn Road. 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

Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 6th April 2018