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


The club is now normally at:

The Brewhouse & Kitchen
2a Corsica Street
N5 1JJ

The pub is just off the north-east corner of Highbury Corner. Highbury and Islington station (Victoria line, London Overground, and National Rail) is a couple of minutes away. Bus routes 4, 19, 30, 263 and 393 stop in St Pauls Road almost outside the pub; routes 21 and 43 stop nearby in Holloway 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 listings for variations) £9.00 (£7.00 for the unwaged or students). Membership (2.00 for a calendar year) is available on the door, and entitles you to a discount on future visits. Members pay £7.00 (£5.00 for the unwaged or students) but singarounds are often free for members. You can pay by card or in cash. 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. 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 nine years and throughout the many months of lockdowns in 2020, the club ran, via the internet, our version of X Factor for unaccompanied singers. Entrants posted their performances of songs on YouTube and sent the URL to the competition email address. The title TRAD2MAD stems from the club's motto, "From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric", first coined by former resident singer David Campbell. During 2021 we ran two more competitions in the Spring and Summer.


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 5th December 2023