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We meet on the first Sunday of the month at 7.00, finishing around 10.15pm. Singing starts at 7.30ish
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.
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, pay on the door.
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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
'After Burns' Scottish night with Ewan MacDonald and Alastair Caplin
on 6 February
EWAN MACDONALD and ALASTAIR CAPLIN - An after Burns night hosted by Andy Clark.
Ewan and Alastair have played together for years and are best known as stalwarts of the Scottish mega group the Band of Burns. Expect seriously beautiful laments and blisteringly fast tune sets on fiddle, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki and Gaelic (and English!) singing. Andy is going to keep the rest of the evening as Scottish as possible with help from his local Scottish musicians.
Given the Covid situation we'd like anyone coming to take a lateral flow test. Our room will be well ventilated and there is room for some social distancing.
PROGRAMME FOR 2022
6 March – REG MEUROSS
He's written the silly songs, the serious songs, the love songs and the protest songs. he also does mean cover versions and his most recent album gets back to traditional songs. Reg is currently working on a Woody Guthrie project and on a song cycle covering the South-West's connection to the slave trade. Get here early for a great night.
3 April - COPPER VIPER
Copper Viper is an acoustic folk trio from London, comprised of prolific songwriter and guitarist Robin Joel Sangster, fiddle/mandolin player Duncan Menzies and banjo picker Dana Immanuel.
They sing original and dynamic America in three part harmony, underpinned by guitar and fabulous mandolin. Copper Viper’s music marries haunting melodies and intricate vocal harmonies with searing instrumental passages to create a stylistic blend that is at once familiar and unique.
1 May- FRAN FOOTE AND BELINDA KEMPSTER
A real traditional night. Fran is well known for her work with Stick in the Wheel, but tonight she's singing with her mum Belinda, mainly songs that Belinda herself has learnt from her family and private recordings. Together they are passionate about keeping the family singing tradition alive.
5 June-NIAMH PARSONS AND GRAHAM DUNNE
This is a rare chance to catch one of Ireland's great singers, Niamh is an outstanding interpreter of traditional and contemporary songs, described by the great Archie Fisher as "a once or twice in a generation singer". Graham is a virtuoso guitarist. When not accompanying Niamh he does solo guitar folk and jazz gigs. Check out their amazing back catalogue.
Entrance is £12 tonight
1 May -FRAN FOOTE AND BELINDA KEMPSTER
A real traditional night. You may have seen Fran in Stick in the Wheel, but tonight she’s singing with her mum Belinda, mainly songs Belinda passed down from the family. Essex’s answer to the Copper Family!