Author Archives: Alex MacDonald

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!