Islington Folk Club

Forthcoming programme


December 2018 to April 2019

Our programme for Winter-Spring 2019. Download this programme as a pdf.
Day Date Venue Artist  
Friday 14th December 2018 King & Queen 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL Christmas Party at the Musical Traditions Club
Thursday 20th December 2018 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Informal singaround
Thursday 27th December 2018 Closed -- Happy Christmas!
Thursday 3rd January 2019 King & Queen 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL New Year song & tune session
Thursday 10th January 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Shamblestone Joanna Stark and Elisabeth Flett first started playing together in 2008 as part of folk trio Three's a Crowd (Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 Youth Hub Band Artists) and have performed across the UK ever since.
Thursday 17th January 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Amanda MacLean Pre-Burns' Night Singaround
Thursday 24th January 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Blue Thursday! Our annual blues night with Simon Hindley, Chris Bluestreet, and more.
Thursday 31st January 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Song & tune session
Thursday 7th February 2019 King & Queen 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL Brian Peters A "top-notch singer and player, also one of the best-researched performers currently doing the rounds, and master of several crafts" (Living Tradition magazine) and "one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music" (Dirty Linen magazine).
Thursday 14th February 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Jim Murray & The Too Good To Hurry Band Though he began performing on his native Tyneside, Jim has long been a stalwart of the London folk scene. Islington regulars will no doubt spot one or two familiar faces amongst the band. To quote Valmai Goodyear from the Lewes Saturday club: "an excellent evening, with some intelligent reworkings of old songs, some revivals of songs I hadn't heard since my teens, and some new songs in solid traditional style. Highly recommended . . . and for those too young to remember (ahem) the band's name comes from the advertising slogan for Murray Mints!"
Thursday 21st February 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Carol Burtt, Bernard Puckett and friends A double bill from two of our regular contributors. Carol will not only treat us to her delightful renditions of traditional song but will also be regaling us with songs from France and Spain. Bernard, a man always on the move, will, with poetry, song and his uke, take us to many different places, quite often by bus and sometimes on a bike.
Thursday 28th February 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Song & tune session
Thursday 7th March 2019 King & Queen 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Vicki Swan (nyckelharpa, flute, bagpipes) & Jonny Dyer (guitars, accordions) blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.
Thursday 14th March 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne A highly regarded singer whose style and approach is rooted in the traditions of the British Isles. A master of the melodeon and anglo concertina.
Thursday 21st March 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Panjandrum - starring Martin Nail! Our one-time house band return, with our ex-treasurer singing mostly English traditional material and a few music hall songs. And maybe some Clive James / Pete Atkin.
Thursday 28th March 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Roses Night singaround Rob Twisse and Brian Gardner will be performing songs, poems and monologues from Lancashire and Yorkshire. Songs and tunes from the north of England and from everywhere else will be welcome.
Thursday 4th April 2019 King & Queen 1 Foley St, W1W 6DL Bob Davenport & Roger Digby What can we say? Come early.
Thursday 11th April 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Tom Reid Strong-voiced Irish singer and club regular Tim Reid performing his own and other peiople's songs
Thursday 18th April 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Sound Tradition Sound Tradition is an a cappella foursome singing in glorious harmony. Their varied repertoire ranges from lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, and from medieval times to the modern day, but always with an ear for the English folk tradition.
Thursday 25th April 2019 Tap Room 163 Upper Street, London, N1 1US Song & tune session

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



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