Thursday, November 05, 2009

Folk in South East London

Folk clubs are like dog fighting clubs, they're often little known about and in more places than you think. Hither Green, Eltham, Blackheath, Borough, Woolwich, the Union Tavern in Camberwell and Deptford have, or have had, regular folk sessions.

Greenwich has the institution that is the tuesday night Greenwich Traditional Musicians Co-op  and there is the gig-based One World Club who have gigs every Thursday night.

Playing tonight are Lewisham and Greenwich (via Essex mudflats and Norwegian coast) band The Kittiwakes, a well-executed trio performing traditional English folk with a Scandinavian tickle. It's a free night at The Mitre tavern, 291 Greenwich High Road, from 8pm. The reviews of their album all seem rather positive.


Anonymous said...

There are some really good folk sessions recently at the Jolly Farmers on Mondays, but I was there this Monday and there was a notice saying the pub will change hands and therefore the coming session may be the last one for a while.

Scott Wood said...

Thank you for the update. Those folkies do get everywhere.

I went past the 'Tiki Lounge' in Greenwich on Sunday, formerly the wonderful Carpenters pub that had folk sessions on a Tuesday night, and noticed it had closed. I think it's a curse for closing a good pub and evicting the folkies.

Anonymous said...

if anyone ever feels like travelling a little further west we have regular nights also: