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Dulwich hosts a wide range of folk activity covering most all aspects of folk and catering to a wide range of interests.. Within a couple of miles you can experience:

Dulwich Folk

Our monthly club now at the Castle Pub on the first Sunday of the month for the intense and intimate nights with great singers and musicians, introduced by our resident band Shötley Crüe.


Shötley Crüe are Andy Clark, Alison Craig, Mary Currie, Penny Letts, Cathy Slater, Phil Stevens, and John Seargeant. They originally met through the Dulwich Folk Choir and formed a "pocket choir" formed to perform at the Harwich Sea Shanty Festival in 2014, taking their name from the local Suffolk Hamlet of Shotley.


Since then they have played at Festivals, Folk Clubs and other venues around the country singing characterful sea songs and shanties and whatever else takes their fancy really.

Also regularly resident are Sarah Lloyd and Ian Kennedy. Both fine singers in their own right, together they provide exquisite two part harmonies 

The Goose is Out! at the Ivy House

Based at the Ivy House in Nunhead, the Goose is Out! runs concerts with well known names from the folk world- usually on the last Friday of the month- plus what many think are the best singarounds in London on the second Sunday of the month.

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses


Large community garden in the centre of Brockwell Park who put on gigs in their greenhouses (seats 70) April through to October, usually  on Sunday early evenings featuring folk and world musicians. Homemade  and grown food and drink served at all gigs. On line booking  or cash/card at the gate.

Dulwich Folk Choir

The Choir meets upstairs at the Castle Pub at 7pm on Tuesday in term time. All welcome to drop in.

The Choir have performed at venues across London including the Cutty Sark and the Maritime museum as well as locally.

Contact Aimee Leonard at

SELfolk Orchestra

The orchestra meets on Saturday mornings from 10.30  to 12.30 at the Friends Meeting House, 34 Sunderland Road, Forest Hill, SE23 2QA. All acoustic instrument players are welcome.

Contact Richard Jones at 

Scottish Traditional Music Session

On alternate Saturdays from 11am, usually until around 2:30pm, upstairs at the United Reformed Church hall, Love Walk, Camberwell, SE5 8AE. Players and listeners welcome.

Contact for info and schedule.


Larkin’ the woods


Larkin' the woods are a South London Folk and Ceildh band.  They host an open and friendly tunes session on the last Monday of the month at 8pm at the Crown and Greyhound, 73 Dulwich Village, which is open to all acoustic players.  

They are available for bookings to play at Ceilidhs and community events of many kinds. For bookings contact them at their Facebook page woods

Dulwich Folk Dance Club


Meet on Thursday evenings, 8.00 till 10.00 in Dulwich Village (NB not East Dulwich) at St Barnabas Parish Hall 23 Dulwich Village, Dulwich, London SE21 7B. All welcome. Mainly English Country Dancing with some dances from Scotland, America and beyond.

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