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Monthly Folk night in Dulwich 

At the Castle Pub, Crystal Palace Road


On 4 August at 7.30


On 1 September at 7.30  



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We usually meet on the first Sunday of the month doors open at 7pm, 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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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. 



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 . Mairi has come from the tradition; (her sister Nollaig is an extremely fine fiddle player) and is a serial winner of All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic Harp Competitions ; 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 .

This is not an evening to miss!

Entrance tonight is £14  


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.
Kevin will sing a varity of songsSome traditional, some relatively recent, some comic, some serious. Some of his anecdotes may even be true!

Entrance is £10 tonight.




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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