Islington Folk Club

Forthcoming programme


Autumn 2022

Date Venue Artist Note
7th July - 1st September 2022 Club closed
8th September 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Jim Murray & The Too Good To Hurry Band All the way from Newcastle (via Eastbourne) the former Hedgehog-Pie man returns with his eclectic mix of Geordie humour, traditional and self-penned songs and the odd instrumental interlude. Top-flight entertainment guaranteed.
15th September 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Old Time Wasters Rip-roaring, rib-tickling old-time music from the dark and dusty corners of the 20s and 30s string band repertoire with the occasional detour into English music-hall. All performed with rock-solid rhythm and infectious harmonies.
22nd September 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ The Lowly Strung A welcome debut for foot-tapping Kent-based five-piece Americana/bluegrass band. Comprising three brothers and two others (one of whom played on a Maddy Prior album) they feature guitar, fiddle, mandolin, double-bass & slide. They sing harmonies too.
'...vibrant, exciting, contagious and brilliantly played and sung...' British Bluegrass Music Association.
29th September 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Maria Dunn Top-notch singer and writer of significant songs, originally from Scotland but now living in Canada. Maria has numerous radio and TV appearances to her credit together with seven albums and a clutch of awards. Twice named Canadian Folk Music Solo artist of the Year, her album Joyful Banner Blazing won a 2022 Juno in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category.
6th October 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Robin Gillan Welcome back to a bright star of London's American old-time scene (though now based in Cambridge). He sings, and plays fiddle and banjo, superbly (not to mention guitar, harmonica and mandolin, as required). He was good enough to fill the hole left by Tom Paley in The New Deal String Band, but is equally compelling as a solo performer.
13th October 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Linda Moylan Highly rated London-based Irish singer-songwriter making a welcome return to the club. The reviews for Linda's latest album The Merchant say it all:
'a stunning singer-songwriter, with a voice to die for.' John Barlass, At the Barrier
'one of the finest album projects I have ever been privileged to be involved with.' Phil Beer, Show of Hands
20th October 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Winter Wilson In recent years Kip Winter (voice, flute, piano accordion, guitar) and Dave Wilson (voice, guitar, banjo, harmonica) have toured Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most of Western Europe as well as becoming firm favorites on the UK folk scene. Their profile leapt another notch when they were invited to tour, record and perform with The Fairport Convention in 2018/19.
'Kip Winter's outstanding vocal talents and Dave Wilson's stunning abilities as a songwriter, composer, guitarist and singer melded seamlessly ... a most memorable evening.' John Waltham, Living Tradition Magazine.
27th October 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Reg Meuross Reg is widely recognised as one of our very finest writers and a top-class performer. Expect superior original songs and singing - we are delighted to welcome him back to the Club.
'A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer' Martin Carthy
'Classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen' The Guardian
3rd November 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Oka Vanga Award winning duo Angela Meyer (originally from Cape Town) and Will Cox (London) began playing guitar and mandolin instrumentals together before discovering Angela's vocals. Equally at home with their own compositions or delving into Django Reinhardt they are seriously good musicians: invited to represent the UK at the International Madame Guitar Festival in 2014.
'Distinctly classy ... serious accomplishment and musicality' froots
10th November 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Bernard Puckett, Bridget & Kitty, and Tad Rytwinski Our inestimable MC hosts a three-way split in perfect time with our mission statement. Bernard and his little ukulele share the evening with Eurofolk fiddler/bagpiper Tad Rytwinski, and Bridget and Kitty, whose stunning acappella harmonies so entertained us at the Xmas end of term party. From the frankly eccentric ...
17th November 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton Pete (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Richard (cello, guitar, vocals) play contemporary roots music mixing dance tunes from English and other fiddle traditions with British and American folk songs and pieces of their own. Consummate performers both they have three highly acclaimed albums: Turning Point (2001), The Savage Hornpipe (2006) and Angel's Waltz (2014)
'two superbly innovative musicians' English Dance & Song magazine
24th November 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Harbour Lights Trio Formed in 2016, at The Harbour Inn, Southwold the trio play an entertaining mix of songs drawn from the East Anglian tradition, from music hall and with originals courtesy of banjo player and retired gamekeeper Alvar Smith. Derek Simpson and Rob Neal complete the trio on melodeon, concertinas, guitar and cello.
1st December 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Racker Donnelly A long overdue solo night. Racker is simply world-class: a story-rhymer & entertainer he has done thousands of performances across Ireland, Britain, America & Australia to great acclaim. We are also promised a book launch - if he's finished it by then.
'Brilliant. Genius. Lovely stuff.' BBC Radio 4
'Left the audience crying with laughter.' Kingston Guardian
8th December 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Peta Webb, Ken Hall & Simon Hindley Local legends and long-time Club favourites performing mostly Americana, with voices, guitar, fiddle and kazoo. The Crouch End Nightingale, the Wigan Warbler and the Finchley bluesman will put a smile on your face and then break your heart in three places - all in perfect harmony.
15th December 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ John Hegley The Bard of Luton returns to delight us with tales of his grandma, bungalows and guillemots. Come early to avoid the front row and remember to leave your contact lenses at home. Audience participation obligatory.
'Marvellous joyful fun' The Daily Telegraph
'An incurable entertainer' The Guardian
22nd December 2022 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Christmas Party After a feast of entertainment it's time to make your own fun - sing, juggle, pass the parcel before it's too late ... Talking of feasts, there will be some eats courtesy of the Treasurer, and, if you're a member, it's all free.
29th December 2022   Club closed Happy Christmas

If you're interested, here is a list of previous guests, since 1997.



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