Category Archives: Gig

5th March featuring Alex & Tommy MacDonald plus floor spots

Hi all,

Unfortunately, Tom McConville has had to cancel his appearance at Tooting Folk on 5th March.

As such, dragged kicking and screaming at short notice, Alex and his brother Tommy are going to step in as the featured slot for this month!

Alex and Tommy have, for almost two decades, performed a wide variety of music – blues, jazz, country, ragtime, bluegrass, as well as traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Spain, America, Turkey, Jamaica, England, Trinidad and god knows where else.

In the last few years they have grudgingly managed to put aside their mutual suspicion and play as a duo! On guitar, banjo, saz, accordian, tin whistle and anything else they can carry, they plunge into hundreds of years of musical history from around the world to keep the old traditions alive.

Hope you can all still come!

As always, there will be floor spots for those who want to sing a song, perform a tune or play the spoons.

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 £5 on the door (cash only – no pre-booking, sorry!)

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://fb.me/e/54Mbl4R2i

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5th February Featuring Simon Prager and ‘Doc’ Stenson plus floor spots

Hi all,

Tooting Folk is back for the new year – among other things, Omicron has thrown a spanner in the works but as it stands we are back up and running for 2022!

For our first gig we have Simon Prager and ‘Doc’ Stenson!

Simon and Doc are folk stalwarts who play a mixture of acoustic music from Country Blues to Ragtime, skiffle, Americana and novelty songs – always with ‘feel’ and humour. They are seriously legendary singers and instrumentalists, having studied at the feet of some of the greats.

As always, there will be floor spots for those who want to sing a song, perform a tune or play the spoons.

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 £5 on the door (cash only – no pre-booking, sorry!)

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

See y’all there!

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

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6th November featuring Ben Paley plus floorspots

Hi all,

For our third gig of 2021 at the Gorringe Park we have folk maestro Ben Paley.

Ben is very much folk royalty who has been described as “just about the best folk-fiddler of his generation” by fRoots magazine.

He has been playing fiddle music from America, Ireland, Sweden and wherever else since the age of six and has toured widely with father Tom Paley, The Long Hill Ramblers, Tab Hunter, The New Deal String Band and many others.

He also wrote Swedish Fiddle Music: An Anthology, which has become the standard work on the subject in English.

As before, there will be floor spots for those who want to sing a song, perform a tune or play the spoons.

This month, for a variety of reasons, we will be on the ground floor of the Gorringe Park, but otherwise all should be as usual!

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 £5 on the door (cash only – no pre-booking, sorry!)

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

See y’all there!Any queries, call/message 07375481959 (Sarah) or 07951163434 (Alex)

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2nd October featuring Bird in the Belly plus floorspots

Hi all,

For our second gig of 2021 at the Gorringe Park we have the brilliant Bird in the Belly as our featured act.

Bird in the Belly is a Brighton-based group composed of Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti, Ben Webb and 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 before, there will be floor spots for those who want to sing a song, perform a tune or play the spoons.

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 £5 on the door (cash only – no pre-booking, sorry!) 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://fb.me/e/2w4s5Z89y

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4th September featuring Rigmarollers plus floorspots

WE’RE BACK!

After a looong break, Tooting Folk is hosting our first live indoor event since March 2020 on 4th September.

The set-up is the same as in the pre-pandemic days: floor spots, featured acts, beer and gossip about the folk world!

Our first featured act is the Rigmarollers. Featuring Ed Hopwood and Julian Marshall, the group play uplifting, original and classic, ragtime, blues, jazz, jug band and fiddle tunes on harmonica, fiddle, guitars, mandolin and washboard.

As before, there will be floor spots for those who want to sing a song, perform a tune or play the spoons.

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 £5 on the door (sorry, no pre-booking – cash only!)

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

See y’all there!

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

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1st May Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

It’s been a strange year and a bit, but this May’s Zoom singaround will be the last one we’re doing (hopefully) for the forseeable future!


In June and July, we’ll be aiming to do so outdoor singarounds before our standard August break and then – fingers crossed – we might be able to transition back into some proper physical gigs, assuming there isn’t another Covid resurgence.


So, once more with feeling on 1st May!


If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7147915213?pwd=TlV2bjVObmlqTUJ5bndaeHhUOXA3dz09

Meeting ID: 714 791 5213


Passcode: 546321


You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting.

Trying to avoid gatecrashers – a problem we’ve had a couple times now – so if I don’t know you or someone else can’t vouch for you I might send a message to you before accepting you just to check.


We’ll be hosting the Zoom meeting from 7:30pm – send me a chat message in the application if you want to play/sing a song and I’ll sign you up. Music will kick off at 8pm, just like the normal events. We’ll finish sometime after 11pm.


Check you have “use Original Sound” activated on Zoom. If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!


Any questions, send a message on 07951163434.

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6th March Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

As we creep slowly back towards some kind of freedom, we’re still doing Zoom singarounds and the latest is 6th March!

If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83308569102…

When prompted, type this password: 323968

Meeting ID: 833 0856 9102

You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting.

Trying to avoid gatecrashers – a problem we’ve had a couple times now – so if I don’t know you or someone else can’t vouch for you I might send a message to you before accepting you just to check.

We’ll be hosting the Zoom meeting from 7:30pm – send me a chat message in the application if you want to play/sing a song and I’ll sign you up.

Music will kick off at 8pm, just like the normal events.

We’ll finish sometime after 11pm.

Check you have “use Original Sound” activated on Zoom.

If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!

Any questions, send a message on 07951163434

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5th December Tooting Folk Christmas Zoom singaround

Hi all!

Oh yes people, Saturday 5th December we will be hosting our Christmas Zoom singaround!

Come armed with mulled wine and – if you fancy – a Christmas song or two.

If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86237918665?pwd=dCtMSkdkbFFUQ2JpL0tiTTRGMXAwUT09

When prompted, type this password: 908743

Meeting ID: 862 3791 8665

You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting.

Trying to avoid gatecrashers – a problem we’ve had a couple times now – so if I don’t know you or someone else can’t vouch for you I might send a message to you before accepting you just to check.

We’ll be hosting the Zoom meeting from 7:30pm – send me a chat message in the application if you want to play/sing a song and I’ll sign you up. Music will kick off at 8pm, just like the normal events. We’ll finish sometime after 11pm.

Check you have “use Original Sound” activated on Zoom. If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!

Any questions, send a message on 07951163434.

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31st July Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

Brace yourself, this Friday 31st July we will indeed be hosting another Zoom singaround.

If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84554897356?pwd=dlBoc3g1cklGaU9UTlJ0ekpxUVFzQT09

When prompted, type this password: 806693

Meeting ID: 845 5489 7356

You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting.

Trying to avoid gatecrashers – a problem we’ve had a couple times now – so if I don’t know you or someone else can’t vouch for you I might send a message to you before accepting you just to check.

We’ll be hosting the Zoom meeting from 7:30pm – send me a chat message in the application if you want to play/sing a song and I’ll sign you up. Music will kick off at 8pm, just like the normal events. We’ll finish sometime after 11pm.

Check you have “use Original Sound” activated on Zoom. If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!

Any questions, send a message on 07951163434.

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17th July Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

Once again, this Friday 17th July we will indeed be hosting another Zoom singaround.

If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83484132829?pwd=a29KeWJKRG9CVHlGVzF4U250MnZ5QT09

When prompted, type this password: 333775

Meeting ID: 834 8413 2829

You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting.

Trying to avoid gatecrashers – a problem we’ve had a couple times now – so if I don’t know you or someone else can’t vouch for you I might send a message to you before accepting you just to check.

We’ll be hosting the Zoom meeting from 7:30pm – send me a chat message in the application if you want to play/sing a song and I’ll sign you up. Music will kick off at 8pm, just like the normal events. We’ll finish sometime after 11pm.

Check you have “use Original Sound” activated on Zoom. If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!

Any questions, send a message on 07951163434.
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