Islington Folk Club

Forthcoming programme


Winter - Spring 2024

Date Venue Artist Note
6th June 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Kath Tait A New Zealander of mild appearance and acid wit, and one of the cleverest singer-songwriters around. She covers ground others might fear to tread, somehow managing to be poignant, shocking and outrageously funny. She's a nifty guitarist too. A great talent criminally under-exposed.
13th June 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne A master of the melodeon and anglo-concertina and a highly regarded singer. Traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles form the basis of the repertoire, with a smattering of baroque, renaissance, ragtime, and music-hall thrown in for good measure. Usually found as part of the highly acclaimed trio Granny's Attic Cohen has also worked in numerous collaborations, most recently with Reg Meuross in the song cycle 'Stolen from God'. Nominated for best newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2018. The third visit for a club favourite.
20th June 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Suthering A welcome first visit for a duo who are becoming a fixture at clubs and festivals across the UK and beyond. Julu Irving and Heg Brignall perform traditional and self-penned material on piano, guitar and harmony vocal.
'Excellent musicians, beautiful harmonies and a fresh approach to traditional music. 5 stars' Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine
27th June 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ End of Term Party This will be a sing-around evening so it's your turn now. Hope to see you there!
July to August 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Closed for summer holidays
5th September 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Jim Murray & The Too Good To Hurry Band. 80th Birthday party! Jim and co. back with an eclectic mix of Geordie humour, traditional and self-penned songs and the odd instrumental interlude - and he's promised to bring the cake!
12th September 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ The John Ward Trio Self-penned and traditional songs from East Anglian-based trio, featuring powerful 3-part harmonies, with accompaniment from guitar, bodhran, harmonica, double bass, mandolin, accordion and whistles. A widely-travelled band with a growing and glowing reputation making a welcome return to the club.
19th September 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Reg Meuross Superior songs of social import from Reg.
'A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer' Martin Carthy.
'Classic, with echoes of early Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen' The Guardian
A welcome return to the Club.
26th September 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Pauline Vallance Back from Ayrshire with songs from Burns, Tannahill and ... Stevie Wonder? Performing on clarsach (harp), flute and kazoo, Pauline is a perfect fit for our mission statement.
'... a delight ... a voice that has clearly benefitted from some classical training, also a fine clarsach player.' Edinburgh Music Review
'Hilarious and totally batshit...' Attila the Stockbroker
3rd October 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Tom McConville One of our greatest fiddle players and a former BBC Folk Musician of the Year - and he says we're his favourite club!
'Tom is a brilliant fiddler and a great singer; a wonderful ambassador' Aly Bain
10th October 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Clementine Lovell, Carmen Ruiz Vicente & Duncan Menzies Clementine returns with her accordion, her spectacular voice - and a brand new band. Percussionist Carmen features regularly in blues and country line-ups. Duncan (mandolin/fiddle) has visited the Club with bluegrass trio Copper Viper.
17th October 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ The Embers London-based five-piece return to perform their brand of British folk music, Americana and bluegrass. Guitar, double bass, break-neck fiddle and sorrowful harmonies abound.
24th October 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Tamesas A welcome return for former Trad2Mad winner Emmie, fine fiddler, Kate and bodhran player extraordinaire Aimée. Harmony vocals, flute and ukulele complete the mix.
31st October 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote Fran (also of Stick in the Wheel) and mother Belinda sing songs from their Essex family tradition.
'... totally captivating and enormously powerful and resonant... ' RnR magazine
7th November 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Isabel InkCap & band A young, much travelled, Essex singer/songwriter currently making her mark in the clubs. Isabel writes, sings and plays banjo and guitar with lap-steel and double-bass from the band.
14th November 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Bob Fox Bob began in the northeast in the 70's with Tom McConville. He has played everywhere since - recently touring with Jez Lowe in 'The Pitman Poets' and taking the part of 'Songman' in The NT production of 'Warhorse'.
Perhaps the final tour of a glittering career.
21st November 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Carrivick Sisiters Top-class playing on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and dobro blended with fabulous close harmonies. Charlotte and Laura play mainly bluegrass and old-time American music to international acclaim.
28th November 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Nick Hart We've finally got him!
'Probably the finest interpreter of English folk-songs this generation has produced' Tradfolk.co
'Superb' The Guardian
Enough said?
5th December 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ John Hegley The Bard of Luton returns with tales of Keats, bungalows and guillemots. Come early and get your Christmas presents from the merch table.
'Marvellous, joyful fun' The Daily Telegraph
'An incurable entertainer' The Guardian
12th December 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Christina Alden & Alex Patterson Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters from East Anglia make a first visit. They have toured Europe, guested at Celtic Connections and played across the road at Union Chapel - welcome to the Brewhouse!
19th December 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ End of Term Christmas Party Time to make your own fun.
Happy Christmas!
26th December 2024 Brewhouse & Kitchen, 2a Corsica Street, London, N5 1JJ Club Closed for Christmas

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



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