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.

In 2009-2017 the Club held an annual Trad2Mad competition for unaccompanied solo singers.


We normally meet every Thursday (except in July and August); the evenings begin at 8pm (doors open normally at 7.30) (at the King & Queen we start at 7.30pm (doors 7pm) and end by 10.45pm. See our programme giving details of forthcoming bookings.


Most of the time, except the first Thursday of the month, we meet at:

The Taproom
163 Upper Street
N1 1US

On the first Thursday of each month we will be at other venues, normally the King & Queen, 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL -- see programme for details.

The nearest station to the Taproom is Highbury and Islington (Victoria line, London Overground, and National Rail). Angel station (Northern line) is also within walking distance. Buses 4, 19, 30 and 43 run along Upper Street between them. 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) but singerarounds are often free 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: Floorspots. If you're looking for a booking, contact the booking committee, email: Bookings -- but much the best way of being considered is to come along and do a floor spot.


For further information contact:

Nick Moran
122 Plimsoll Road
N4 2ED

Or, email the club at

Contact emails for other committee members are on this page.

Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 3rd April 2019