7th March featuring Dariush Kanani plus floorspots

Hi all,

The next Tooting Folk is upon us and on Saturday 7th March we will be joined by singer/guitarist Dariush Kanani.

Dariush Kanani is a fingerstyle guitarist and singer who has worked and performed with Stefan Grossman, Jacqui McShee, Clive Carroll, John Renbourn and Wizz Jones.

Last year Dariush played guitar in Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle at The Isle Of Wight and will be doing so again this year. He is currently collecting and arranging material for a new solo album.

As always there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/196878131550191/

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1st February featuring Bird in the Belly plus floorspots

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Greetings all,

February is upon us, dry January is over (if it ever started!) and we’ve got another great act at the Gorringe Park for Tooting Folk.

Bird in the Belly is a Brighton-based group composed of folk-duo Hickory Signals (Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti), alt-folk singer-songwriter Ben Webb (Jinnwoo, Green Ribbons), and multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor.

They create what have been described as “hypnotically original compositions” based on little known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK.

As always there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546144559045036

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4th January featuring Karandash plus floorspots

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Hi all,

2020 is upon us and we’re kicking off the folk year with Karandash on 4th January!

Based in Brighton, Karandash play traditional Eastern European and Balkan folk music from the Danube to the Volga.

Balalaika, accordion, guitar and sweeping harmonies combine to create exciting music spanning Rebetika, Macedonian dance, funeral ballads, Jewish wedding songs and gypsy folk.

As usual there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1024411521226850/

7th December featuring the Nunhead Folk Circle plus floorspots

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Hi everyone,

Winterval is coming and we have our last Tooting Folk of the year on 7th December!

This month we’ve got the Nunhead Folk Circle as the featured artists.

The Nunhead Folk Circle blend African, Latin and Old English musics with humour, rhythmical power and lyrical intrigue, producing an idiosyncratic folk brew.

As usual there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023289728019360/

2nd November featuring Rupert Browne plus floorspots

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Hi everyone,

It’s that time again – Saturday, 2nd November, it’s Tooting Folk!

This month we’ve got Rupert Browne as our featured artist.

Rupert is an established singer-songwriter and performer of traditional British folk songs, influenced by the artists of the sixties folk revival such as the Incredible String Band, Anne Briggs, Martin Carthy. Apart from performing in numerous bands down the year, Rupert was also previously an organiser of Tooting Folk!

As usual there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1667369480067083/

Saturday 5th October featuring THE THUMPING TOMMYS plus floorspots

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The first session in Tooting Folk’s new home, the Gorringe Park, takes place on 5 October, when the headline act will be the Thumping Tommys.

The Thumping Tommys play a fiery mix of bluegrass, Americana, Scottish and Irish traditional music – and whatever else takes their fancy – and have recently released their first album, comprised of original material!

The Tommys have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe captivating audiences with their heady brew of barn-storming, blues infused Irish, American and English folk music.

Their debut album showcases the versatility of the band, from Dylan-esque ballads to thumping bluegrass and devilish blues hooks. You can also check out their live album, recorded in Norway, on Spotify.

As usual there will also be floor spots! Those who want to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £6.

Upstairs at the Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting, SW17 9JR

See y’all there!

Any queries, call/message 07375481959!

Saturday 4th May featuring BRAZEN THIEVES plus floorspots

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Brazen Thieves are a new quartet made up of sisters Laura (voice and violin) and Rebecca Woolf (voice, guitar and concertina), and Lucy Gaster (vocals and cello) and Mark Fraser (guitar). Laura and Rebecca began their recent foray into folk by adapting songs and arrangements originally selected by their father, Clive Woolf, for his sets when he was playing on the scene in the late 60s/early 70s. This inspired the name Brazen Thieves.  Brazen Thieves combine contemporary and classical influences to create new and interesting takes on traditional songs, with a strong emphasis on harmony singing.

Saturday 6 April featuring HATFUL OF RAIN plus floorspots

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Back to Tooting Folk by popular demand, Hatful of Rain are an East Sussex trio (previously quartet)  made up of Chloe Overton – vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmonica. Phil Jones, double bass, vocals, guitar, banjo and Fred Gregory, guitar, vocals and mandolin. Their music is a blend of Folk/Americana styles, centred round songs with timeless themes of love and loss, domestic hardships, migration, identity, celebration & grief. They have released 4 CDs to date and toured widely in the UK on the folk circuit; pubs & bars, villages halls, festivals, house concerts and theatres.

As always there will be floor spots too! Those witshing to perform should come along at 7;30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm. Entry £5

Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, London SW17 0ES

Saturday 2 March 2019 featuring SOPHIE CRAWFORD plus floor spots

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Sophie Crawford sings traditional English folk music as well as her own songs accompanying herself variously with accordion, dulcimer and ukulele. Her voice is a thing of beauty, managing to be both powerful but delicate at the same time. She released her debut album ‘Silver Pin’ in November 2018 for which she has been touring extensively. She also runs the monthly singaround at the Harrison in Kings Cross. Alongside this, she is heavily involved in theatre as a performer, producer and artistic director.

As always there will be floor spots too! Those withing to perform should come along at 7:30pm to put your name on the list.

Doors 7:30pm. Music starts at 8pm Entry £5

Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, London SW17 0ES

Saturday 2 February 2019 featuring The Old Time Wasters plus floor spots

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The Old Time Wasters play and sing American traditional old-time music and songs drawn from the dark and dusty corners of the 20’s and 30’s string band repertoire, with the occasional detour into English music-hall. Their often eccentric and amusing selections are complemented with rock-solid rhythm and infectious three-part harmonies.

http://theoldtimewasters.com/

There will of course be floor spots too! Those wishing to perform should come along at 7.30pm to put your name on the list. We welcome performers from all corners of the folk spectrum!

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Entry £5.

Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, London SW17 0ES