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7th November Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all,

Sorry guys, I know it’s been a while since we’ve had a Tooting Folk session, for a variety of reasons. I had hoped to be working on setting up some live gigs again but, alas, it was not to be.

So, since we’re going back into lockdown I thought I’d restart the sessions on a monthly basis on the first Saturday of the month, like the live gigs used to be.

The set-up is the same as before – if you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83120637357?pwd=QTJlRkFjYnp5bjRhNU1yQmJOTE1yUT09

When prompted, type this password: 736760

Meeting ID: 831 2063 7357

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

Trying to avoid gatecrashers 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.

Hope to see some of you there!

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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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29th May Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Once again this Friday 29th May we’re going to have another Zoom singaround, so get your banjos tuned, polished and ready!

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89502910402?pwd=TzFRMTVqM1M1eUVnR3QxUkQ2RlpFQT09

When prompted, type this password: 702409

Meeting ID: 895 0291 0402

You’ll be placed in a ‘meeting room’ and then I’ll accept your entry to the Zoom meeting. Zoom has upped its security recently due to various unsavoury people hijacking links!

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 that your microphone on your device doesn’t have “noise cancellation” enabled. If you have a decent microphone and/or camera, do use it!

Any questions, send a message on 07951163434.

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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!

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