TOOTING FOLK FEST 2017!

Well, the sun was shining, we had fantastic acts playing on the main stage, and sessions in full swing in the beer hall! Thanks to all the wonderful acts and session players, and all you lovely people who came along. A few snaps:

TOOTING FOLK FEST 2017! Sat 10 June


Our second mini festival will be on Saturday 10 June at By The Horns Brewery. Acts confirmed so far:

HATFUL OF RAIN

TIM JONES & THE DARK LANTERNS

DAVE ARTHUR & DAN STEWART

THE BARA BARA BAND

GEMMA KHAWAJA

SHOTLEY CRUE

ANDY HANKDOG

EMERALD HILL

Plus sessions, floor spots, and plenty of food and beer!

Entry £5 on the door, advance tickets available here: www.bythehorns.co.uk/shop/events/tooting-folk-festival/ 

Sessions are open for all to join in, so bring your instruments!

The normal TOOTING FOLK night is on hold due to venue issues but we are pleased to confirm that it will be back on in the usual room at the Selkirk on September 2nd!

ON HOLD

We’re currently having some venue issues so please watch this space for further dates! 

Saturday 4th February 2017 featuring Jim Murray and the Too-Good-To-Hurry Band

Master of song Jim Murray is joined by Alex Szyzskowski (concertina, melodeon, mandolin) Davie Wooldrige (fiddle) Chris Dyer (fiddle, nyckelharpa) & Lis Stewart (duet concertina, fiddle & keyboards) to make lively music and plenty of laughs with a strong Geordie flavour.

There will be floor spots too, so get your singing shoes on!

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Floor spots should arrive around 7.30pm to put your name down. £5 entry

Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, London SW17 0ES. Nearest tube is Tooting Broadway.

Saturday 5th November featuring City Ramblers Revival 

Made up of Hylda Sims, Simon Prager and Doc Stenson, they play an eclectic mix of Skiffle, Blues, Folk, and original songs with an occasional excursion into Rock n Roll, Country and Music Hall, and are named after the City Ramblers, a famous late fifties group of which Hylda was a member. They were regulars on BBC Radio, TV’s 6.5 Special and residents at Soho’s Skiffle Cellar in Greek Street.

Saturday 1st October 2016 featuring Tim Jones & the Dark Lanterns plus floor spots

The guest act for October is Tim Jones & the Dark Lanterns.  Influenced by the traditional singers and folk music of the UK, the band use this sound to help Tim Jones’ songs come to life. Whether a capella, shape-shifting fairy tales, or a boozy singalong, a sense of the stories and melodies that underpin folk music runs through all the songs. 

https://timjonesmusic.com/


There will also be floor spots, so come along sing a song/do a dance/read a story/play a tune! 

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. 

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

Entry £5 

Saturday 3rd September 2016 featuring The Matchsellers plus floor spots

After a smashing folk fest in June we are now having a break for the summer but will be back at The Selkirk on Saturday 3rd September!  And we are very excited to have bluegrass folk duo The Matchsellers as guest act, all the way from the USA!

matchsellers poster

The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Playing down-home bluegrass and wild, gritty country-folk, they have been touring relentlessly across Europe and the USA for the last couple of years.

https://thematchsellers.com

There will also be floor spots as usual! Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Entry is £5.

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

TOOTING FOLK FEST! Sat 18 June

tootingfolkfest final poster
MAGIC CITY TRIO

THE BARA BARA BAND

GENTLEFOLK

CONRAD VINGOE

JOE WOOLLEY & TALI TROW (lords of thyme)

TIM JONES & THE DARK LANTERNS

UMBRELLABIRDS

BLACK SCARR

MR ISAAC’S MAGGOTS

CAZ FORBES & STE MONCRIEFF