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Saturday 2nd November 2013 – ONE YEAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOTING FOLK PARTY! Featuring Skiffle and The Piffles

Yes, we made it, in November we will have been running for one whole year!  It’s been a great year, and we are very lucky to have some fantastic regular floor spot performers who are a huge part of the night as well as lots of great guest acts.    To celebrate, we have the eight piece Skiffle and The Piffles as our guest act for the night, plus floor spots of course!

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Inspired by the rockabilly, folk and bluegrass of the 50s and 60s, 8 piece Skiffle and the Piffles formed in 2010.  Taking inspiration from the greats like the Carter Family and Wanda Jackson, they stir up a mix of girl group harmonies, stomping rhythms and finger pickin’riffs in their own unique style that is sure to have you singing along and dancing on tables.  Dusting off the washboard, accordion and box drum, expect a contemporary take on some old classics and many brand new tracks from their recent “Bones in the Ground” EP and beyond.


There will also be floor spots as usual, so come along and sing a song!  With or without an instrument, traditional or original.  Or read a poem.  Or do a dance.

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. Come along at 7.30pm to put your name down for floor spots. Entry is £3, all the door money goes to the guest act.

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Saturday 3rd November – Opening Night!

We are very proud to have as our first featured act The Kilcawley Family:

The Kilcawleys have a strong repertoire ranging from country classics, bluegrass, child ballads and blues. Both sing, play guitar and autoharp, Rabouhi’s voice is compared to blues singers such as Lucille Bogan and Bessie Smith and Damon can turn his hand to the flat-picking of Doc Watson and blues harp of Sonny Terry. It should be one hell of an opening night!

There will also be floor spots available so if you’d like to sing please arrive at 7.30pm.



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Brand New Folk Night!

TOOTING FOLK is a folk night held on the first Saturday of every month at The Selkirk, Tooting Broadway.

Come along, sing a song! 

Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm.There’s a monthly featured act plus floorspots – come along at 7.30pm to sign up to perform. We welcome musicians from all corners of the folk spectrum. Sing a song with or without an instrument, traditional or original. Or read out a poem. Or do a dance.Entry is £3, or if you are playing we suggest a voluntary donation of £1 for the featured act.For more info drop us a line at tootingfolk@hotmail.co.uk

Oh and it’s totally unplugged. Yes, no mics, no PA, nada.

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