Tag Archives: Folk

4th December *Christmas* featuring Lunch Special plus floorspots

Hi all!

Christmas is almost upon us! Kind of.

And for our Christmas gig we have lined up the terrific Lunch Special as our featured act.

Lunch Special are a trio who perform a tubthumping mix of bluegrass, country, and gospel, combining mind-blowing vocals, close-knit harmonies, and rambunctious energy.

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.

Feel free to come armed with a few Christmas songs as well!

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://www.facebook.com/events/222767053298723

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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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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 February Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

Dry January is over and Tooting Folk is back for another Zoom singaround on 6th February!

If you want to join, just download Zoom (if you haven’t already) and then click the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81151097092…

When prompted, type this password: 265412

Meeting ID: 811 5109 7092

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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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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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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3rd July Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

Sorry for the slight delay in hosting an event this fortnight, but this Friday 3rd 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/86477058909?pwd=ZG10d1pOdlZyWGRLQkUrdSt2bEh3QT09

When prompted, type this password: 138702

Meeting ID: 864 7705 8909

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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15th May Tooting Folk Zoom singaround

Hi all!

This Friday 15th May we’re going to have another Zoom singaround (since one-to-one folk sessions in the park are a bit limited!)

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89885570119?pwd=Uy9pUEZtaVJqYkJscW9tSVN0U1hvUT09

When prompted, type this password: 347556

Meeting ID: 898 8557 0119

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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