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

Saturday 5 January 2019 featuring Ed Hopwood plus floor spots

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The first TOOTING FOLK of 2019 is on Saturday 5 January and we are lucky enough to be featuring Ed Hopwood as our featured act.

Ed is a multi-instrumentalist and harmonica virtuoso who plays traditional songs and his own compositions. Whilst Ed’s music is firmly grounded in Blues and roots music, the songwriting is very much in the present and Ed’s blues is a living & breathing art, not a relic from the past.

As usual, we will also have floor spots, so come and have a go at a song!

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm, entry is £5. Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, London SW17 0ES.

https://www.edhopwood.com/

Saturday 3 November 2018 featuring The Ninetree Stumblers plus floor spots

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Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, UK, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes. They will be performing as a duo.

http://www.ninetreestumblers.co.uk/about/

There will of course be floor spots too! We welcome performers from all walks of folkie life, come sing a song, unaccompanied or with an instrument, play a tune, do a dance.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. £7 entry.

Floor spot performers should come along at 7.30pm to put your name on the list.

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

 

Saturday 6 October 2018 featuring Woven Sky plus floor spots

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Woven Sky are a new trio consisting of Dan Stewart (Rattle on The Stovepipe), Guy Hayes and Sarah Hill. They play folk songs from Sussex and beyond with accompaniment on banjo, guitar and fiddle. They interpret diverse sources from traditional singers, Sacred Harp and Appalachian fiddle music. With these broad influences they deliver pared-down, uncomplicated renditions staying true to the songs and the singers that passed them down.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, London SW17 0ES.

There will be floor spots too! Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down to perform.

Saturday 1 September 2018 featuring Lis Stewart, Jess Cahill & Chris Dyer

Lis Stewart, Jess Cahill and Chris Dyer come together in unusual and rather marvellous combinations of nyckelharpa, fiddles, hurdy-gurdy, duet concertina, melodeon and voice. They will be performing their own arrangements of traditional dance tunes and songs from France, Scandinavia and England, along with some more contemporary material.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, London SW17 0ES.

There will be floor spots too! Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down to perform.

Saturday 5 May 2018 featuring Cath & Phil Tyler plus floor spots

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We are very pleased to welcome back the mega great awesome duo that is Cath & Phil Tyler as our next guest act!  Cath and Phil bring together folk music from both sides of the Atlantic using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Described as having a wonderful combination of earthiness and grit, the duo performs raw yet beautifully heartfelt songs with immaculate musicianship. They released their new album The Ox and The Ax in March 2018.

https://cathandphiltyler.bandcamp.com/

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, London SW17 0ES.

There will be floor spots too! Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down to perform.