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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 or £12, 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
On 3 December at 7.30
THE DULWICH TRANSATLANTIC SESSION
Basically this a commissioned concert. You will not have heard this anywhere before unless you were at the South Bank Centre in 2014, which is the only ever time its been performed. I saw it and it remains one of my favourite ever concerts. It will show how English Scottish and Irish tunes and songs travelled with emigrants to North America and how they changed (for example “ The trooper cut down in his prime” morphs into the “ Streets of Laredo”). Obviously Cecil Sharp made the original discovery that this was happening , and many people have returned to the subject since ( for example Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins) .
We have the best possible musicians to make the idea a reality . Pete Cooper and Dan Stewart are two thirds of “ Rattle on the Stovepipe” a band formed to explore the connections between British, Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes . Dan is acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading old timey banjo players ( he also plays guitar). Pete teaches fiddle at Cecil Sharp House and was a guest at Dulwich folk’s second ever gig , (playing with Richard Bolton).
Peta Webb and Ken Hall offer superb harmony singing and an encyclopaedic knowledge of folk songs. Their Musical Traditions club was for 25 years the essential London venue to hear traditional singing . They are still occasional residents at the Cellar Upstairs club. Peta and Ken can also do an Irish session, a old time country session ( think the Carter family). Peta can also do something completely different with the Swing Time Serenaders!
This is going to be fabulous, fun and we will learn something too! Any folk festival/folk club organiser should get on down to Dulwich and hear for themselves .
As always harmonies ( and silliness) from Shotley Crue and great harmonies from Ian and Sarah and songs/tunes from the floor .
Entrance is £12.
AFTER BURNS NIGHT WITH CAROL ANDERSON