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Local Clubs

Court Sessions - South London's Traditional Song & Music Club
Friday Nights at

The County Arms
345 Trinity Road
London SW18 3SH

Contact Dave or Doreen on 020 8677 9989  sessioneast2.tripod.com/
Ealing Folk Club - Ealing Folk Club meets on the firstWednesday of each month from 8 to 11 pm at Fuller's Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, W13 8PH in the downstairs function room. Soloists, groups, session players, or just listeners welcome. As long as it's "unplugged" anything goes.

Laurel Swift’s Folk Workshop also takes place at The Drayton Mondays 7 to 9 during term-time.Learn a new folk tune every week. All instruments welcome. For further details please contact Laurel on 07739 506517
FolkOnMonday - Twice monthly Folk Night presenting the best of the folk scene  www.folkonmonday.co.uk
Gypsy/Eastern European Night at the Vortex - The Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, Dalston, N16 8JHGina Boreham hosts a night of Gypsy/Eastern European music every month at the Vortex. The date varies each month but details available from the Vortex website.Traditional Balkan and gypsy tunes, klesmer, tango....you know the sort of thing. 0207 254 4097 to reserve a table. Organic cafe downstairs just opened.  www.vortexjazz.co.uk  borehamster@gmail.com
Herga Folk Club - Herga Folk Club is a folk and acoustic music evening with roots going back to 1963, on Monday nights at 8pm at The Castle – a Fuller’s public house atop old Harrow on the Hill with it’s panoramic views across London.
30 West Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3EF www.herga.club   www.herga.club
Pinner Folk & Blues Club - This is an acoustic 'sing around' format club which meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday evenings. We meet at the Pinner United Services Club located on the corner of Love Lane and Avenue Road, Pinner HA3 3HA. We play from 8pm until 10:30pm and entry is £2. Contact Barry on 07584 666 907.  www.northwestlondonacousticmusic.co.uk  pinfab@hotmail.co.uk
Sharp's - In the bar at Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Rd, London NW1 7AY. Every Tuesday at 8.00, for further details contact Sheila on 01689 825263  web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Sharps/SFCintro.htm
The Weavers - Wednesdays
Uxbridge Folk Club - Uxbridge Folk Club runs a monthly basis at the Uxbridge Royal Naval Association (in the car park behind the shops at Hillingdon Circus). Floor singers and musicians welcome.

Uxbridge RNA Long Lane Uxbridge UB10 9PG , entry £8, tel: 01895 464154  sites.google.com/site/uxbridgefolkclub/home  archie.macaulay@gmail.com
Walthamstow Folk Club - Weekly Guest nights every Sunday, 7.30 at the Old Rose And Crown, Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17. Info call 020 8257 8767  www.walthamstowfolk.co.uk  membership@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

Local Dance Sides

Greenwich Morris Men -   www.btinternet.com/~gmm.page/gmmpage.htm
London Pride Morris - London Pride practise morris dancing at Cecil Sharp House near Regents Park on alternate Tuesdays/Thursdays in the Winter and Spring terms and dance around London in the Summer. New dancers welcome, full training given!

Contact Peter on 07817 186 150  londonpridemorris.blogspot.com  bagman@lpmm.org.uk

Local Radio Shows

Irish Eye - BBC Radio Berkshire, Sunday 2pm

Local Resources

Folk London - Full details of all Folk events in the Greater London area can be found in Folk London. Editor: Peter Crabb-Wyke  www.folklondon.co.uk
Martin Nail - Martin Nail is involved with several folk clubs in the London area.  web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Folkmus2.htm

Local Sessions

Aunty Annie's Porterhouse - Wednesdays, Kentish Town Rd.
Beginner/intermediate house sessions email list - Arrange session meet-ups via email. The idea is to be a bit more fluid than an arranged pub session, no clashes with the football, no drunks demanding whatever their granny used to sing, and to make it easier to match up ability & repertoire.

You can join at the web address using a Google account or subscribe directly at the email given. Run by calum@callingthetune.co.uk  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lbihs  lbihs+subscribe@googlegroups.com
Blue Lion old time and bluegrass session - This is a friendly and fun old-time and bluegrass session at the Blue Lion, 133 Gray's Inn Road, London. We meet every other Wednesday. The next session is 31st March 2010  bluelionsession.wordpress.com/
Dylan's - The Woodman pub session (London Sunday) ceased quite a while ago and the core musicians have transferred to Dylan's in Lewisham on Lewisham High Street, opposite the new police station, 2 minutes walk from the Railway/DLR station.They're there every Sunday between 5.30 and 9.00.The standard is quite high but everyone is welcome.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
Greenwich Traditional Musicians Cooperative - Tuesday nights at the Cricketers  www.greentrad.org.uk/
Gypsy music workshop/jam session - Monthly Gypsy music workshop/jam session. br>Evin Cafe and Bar, 115 Kingsland High Street, Dalston. E8 2PBLed by amazing gypsy violinist Piotr Jordan (of Shir and Dunajska Kapelye)All levels welcome. fun evening - we meet around 7pm and have a drink, jam starts around 7.50pm. £7/£5concs.  borehamster@gmail.com
Irish music session - Usually every other sunday, at The Harrison, on Harrison St, just of Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, WC1H 8JF
Free, from 8pm
  www.harrisonbar.co.uk  cadealice@yahoo.co.uk
Liberty's - Thursdays, High St., Camden
London Irish Trad Sessions - Every Saturday 4-6pm, Howl at the Moon, 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH, Eimear McGeown, Nigel Stevens
Every Sunday 2-4pm, The White Hart Hotel, 184 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 5AA, Eimear McGeown, Nigel Stevens & Rita Farrell
Every Sunday 5-7pm, Howl at the Moon, 178 Hoxton St, London N1 5LH, Eimear McGeown, Nigel Stevens

Contact Nigel Stevens 07968 585590
  nigel@rissoles.com
South Kensington Somewhere - Tues/Weds, Mick O'Connor 0181 450 2750
The Blythe Hill Tavern - Every Thursday, Stansted Road near Catford. Big session and the landlord loves to join in on the bodhran.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
The Joiners' Arms (Ex Dylan's) - Dylan's pub in Lewisham is reverting to its old name and is under new, pro-Irish music, management. The session now takes place on Thursday nights from 8.30.  catherine.conroy@ucl.ac.uk
The Kilkenny Tavern - Near South Wimbledon tube station (Northern Line). Every Tuesday, 9pm till late. No admission charge, all welcome.
The Stag's Head - Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun, Chalk Farm Rd, London.
The Vine - Thurs, Fri & Sat, Highgate Rd.