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ABOUT US...

We usually meet on the first Sunday of the month doors open at 7pm, finishing around 10.15pm. Singing starts at 7.30ish 

EXPECT....

intense and intimate nights with great singers and musicians!

Our residents are Sarah and Ian and the 7 piece harmony group Shötley Crüe, followed by floor singers. Put your name down on the list at the door if you want to sing.

Our guest singers and musicians will do 2 sets, the first starting shortly after 8pm.

LOCATION

 

We are upstairs at The Castle pub, 280 Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9JH

The pub is a 20 mins walk from East Dulwich station or get a bus to Crystal Palace Road. Parking is a lot easier on Sunday!

 

ENTRANCE is usually £10 or £12, pay on the door. 

 

CONTACT 

peterfmgreig@hotmail.com

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Our events are organised by and are responsibility of Dulwich Folk, not The Castle Pub

Monthly Folk night in Dulwich 

At the Castle Pub, Crystal Palace Road

 

On 7 July at 7.30
BITTER BLOSSOMS  

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Following English , Welsh and Scottish acts, its time to go international! 

 

Bitter Blossoms are an exciting new vocal trio based in the Netherlands. Phoebe  Kirrage, Julie Hasfjord , and Viktoria Nikolova  combine their skills and knowledge of traditional and other music to create a unique performance integrating songs, tunes and stories.

As an international ensemble Bitter Blossoms draw on folklore and tradition from their own countries) creating a show which is simple and beautiful with darker undertones which is why its called "Nettles and Hemlock". Expect quality singing with some unusual harmonies.

 

I saw them in December when their show was Xmas focussed. This is a summershow and their songs will reflect this as well as referencing their multiple traditions and seasonal rituals. Expect English , Bulgarian and Norwegian songs and some surprises. Their musical histories include choir , neo folk and classical experiences.

 

ENTRANCE TONIGHT IS £12   

 

4 AUGUST

FREE SINGAROUND

1 SEPTEMBER

MARTIN WOODFORD “Hull Trawling”

 

This is a multi-media show with film footage complemented by songs. Martin, who is from Hull, is a fine singer well known to North London’s folk clubs.

 

It is a show about Hull’s deep-sea fishing fleet – the practices, the people and its demise.It is a story of how a group of Hull women took action which forced the government to improve safety in the fishing industry. Songs by folk artists including Mike Waterson, Richard Grainger and Dave Evardson are woven together with Martin’s video footage of those who were there and readings from sources including Rupert Creed’s Turning the Tide and The Headscarf Revolutionaries by Brian W Lavery.

A CD of Songs from the show will be available on the night.

  

All money raised tonight will be going to Medecin Sans Frontiere.

Entrance tonight is £10. 

15 SEPTEMBER

MAIRE NI CHATHASLAIGH AND CHRIS NEWMAN

The great Irish harpist and the brilliant Stevenage guitarist!

 

Not for the first time we are putting on musicians who by rights should be in a much bigger venue! Mairi is one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians . She is a serial winner of All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic Harp Competitions. Mairi has come from the tradition; her sister Nollaig is also  ; her seminal  1985 album “The New Strung Harp”  has just been re-released. This was described as “ An intensely passionate and intelligent record... a masterpiece of virtuosity... a milestone in Irish harp music" CORK EVENING ECHO
Chris joined up with Mairi in 1987 and they have made at least seven albums together . As a live act they are amazing . My favourite review from the Belfast Telegraph gives you a flavour of what to expect ““This celebrated harp/guitar duo took the place by storm. Stately Carolan tunes, jazzy Django-ish numbers, dazzling Doc Watson style flat picking fliers, driving Irish dance tunes - this pair can nonchalantly do the lot. Their musicianship was enviable. Guitar players applauded and went sadly home to burn their instruments!”


 
Chris has also made at least four solo albums . His most recent “Breaking Bach” was described as “Groundbreaking - a magnificent tour-de-force... a toweringly impressive achievement" by Living tradition magazine .


Entrance tonight is £14  

6 OCTOBER

KEVIN SHEILS sings London Songs

Kevin is one of the folk scenes great survivors and is  currently usually found on Sunday MCing Walthamstow Folk club.He is a regular concert MC at some of the country's major Folk Festivals and for the past 20 years has presented the weekly"Traditional Music Hour" radio show on London based Arts Radio Station -ResonanceFM.

Taking London songs from The Critics Group in the 60s as a starting point, Kevin takes us through London, loosely following the Thames, with songs and stories of places we pass.
Some traditional, some relatively recent, some comic, some serious. Some of his anecdotes may even be true!

Entrance is £10 tonight.

 

20 OCTOBER

ANGELINE MORRISON

Angeline is a song writer whose songs are underpinned with a love and feeling for the tradition and are also infused with elements of soul music, literature, ‘60s pop sounds, folklore, myth and the supernatural. Her album “Songs of  Black British experience “ was described by the Guardian as “...a startling record of resistance, rebellion and celebration”  and was their no 1 folk album of 2022.

A versatile and talented multi-instrumentalist Angeline is also half of the Psych-folk duo Rowan:Morrison and half of the alt-folk duo We are Muffy.

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Image Copyright Abel Kesteven @abelkesteven

ABOUT US...

We usually meet on the first Sunday of the month doors open at 7pm, finishing around 10.15pm. Singing starts at 7.30ish 

EXPECT....

intense and intimate nights with great singers and musicians!

Our residents are Sarah and Ian and the 7 piece harmony group Shötley Crüe, followed by floor singers. Put your name down on the list at the door if you want to sing.

Our guest singers and musicians will do 2 sets, the first starting shortly after 8pm.

LOCATION

 

We are upstairs at The Castle pub, 280 Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9JH

The pub is a 20 mins walk from East Dulwich station or get a bus to Crystal Palace Road. Parking is a lot easier on Sunday!

 

ENTRANCE is usually £10 or £12, pay on the door. 

 

CONTACT 

peterfmgreig@hotmail.com

Find us on Facebook

Our events are organised by and are responsibility of Dulwich Folk, not The Castle Pub

Monthly Folk night in Dulwich 

At the Castle Pub, Crystal Palace Road

 

On 2 June at 7.30
DEBBIE ARMOUR  

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Raised in Glasgow and the Isle of Mull Debbie is a hauntingly evocative singer of (mostly) traditional songs  and tonight she will be solo, helped by her shruti box. She will choose songs  from her broader repertoire, featuring many pieces that she rarely gets the chance to sing, when performing in Burd Ellen.

 Expect songs in English Scots Gaelic (and possibly Welsh!).  To make this a properly Scottish night resident’s duties are being taken on by the local Dulwich Scottish music group, led by Andy Clarke who will MC, so there will be a lot of Scottish tunes (as well as the odd bit of piping!)

Debbie is best known for her role as half of Burd Ellen , and as a member of Green Ribbons, the formidably brilliant harmony group. She has recently developed live shows with songs concentrating on women’s struggles over paid and unpaid labour in Glasgow “She Works Hard for the Money” and a joint show with artist Ruth Ewan “ A jukebox of people Trying to change the world.”  

Entrance tonight is £12      

 

 

 

ULY 7

BITTER BLOSSOMS

Take three female voices, one from England, one from Bulgaria and one from Norway. Add folk song , add harmonies. A unique sound!  

AUGUST 4

FREE SINGAROUND

SEPTEMBER 1

1 September MARTIN WOODFORD “Hull Trawling”

– a charity gig for Medecins sans Frontieres (£10 tonight)

 

15 September MAIRE NI CHATHASAIGH AND CHRIS NEWMAN. The great Irish harpist and the brilliant Stevenage guitarist!   (£14 tonight)

 

6 October KEVIN SHIELS sings London Songs (£10)

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