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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.

Saturday 3 March 2018 featuring Bird In The Belly plus floor spots 

Our guest act for March is newly formed folk band Bird In The Belly. 

The group is formed of solo artist Jinnwoo, traditional folk duo Hickory Signals, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor, and visual artist and musician Epha Roe. Together they have spent the last 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded – all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon.

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 3 FEBRUARY 2018 – FEATURING GEMMA KHAWAJA PLUS FLOOR SPOTS

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Singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in North Norfolk, Gemma’s arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies. Her voice is captivating, stunning and unique.

https://gemmakhawaja.bandcamp.com/

Saturday 6 January 2018 – featuring Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick plus floor spots

http://www.towerscarrivick.co.uk/

Playing and singing tunes and songs from the Appalachian mountains of North America, Kieran’s fiddle weaves and pulses around Charlotte’s intricate banjo, mandolin and guitar. Their debut album of traditional and original instrumentals recieved high praise across the board, with their live set also containing a selection of traditional old time songs as well.

December – CLOSED – Back 6th Jan with Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick!

Please note we are not running a TOOTING FOLK night in December. The next one is Saturday 6th January and we have Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick as guest act! Plus floor spots.