The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club


 The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club

Saturdays, 8.15pm. Floor-singers welcome.

Venue: Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR (020 7278 4732).   Tube stations: Kings Cross, Russell Square and Chancery Lane;  buses; 17, 45, 46.

Access: club is in an upstairs room 

Entrance: Pay on the door, no need to book, except for 15th September.  Members: £6, non members: £8, except on nights marked ** when it is £8 and £10. 

Membership: £4 for the year (September to August)

Information: e-mail, Organiser 020 7281 7700

Kevin McDonnell's  photos of past guests at the  club.

December 2018 - February 2019

1 DecemberHazel Richings and John Clough (two fine solo singers, originally from central Scotland and Lancashire respectively, now living in East and West Yorkshire respectively, join forces – some solos and some duets, traditional and other songs)

 8 Decemberthe New Deal String Band (a new version of the UK’s best old-time American band: Joe Locker, Ben Paley and Robin Gillan sing and play traditional songs and tunes, most from the US 

Then closed until 5 January 2019


5 Jan: Ballad evening with Gail Williams & Jim Younger, Peta Webb, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve and Amanda MacLean (NB: floor-singers are not obliged to sing ballads, but can sing what they like)

12 Jan: Rattle on the Stovepipe (masterly old-time trio, playing traditional songs from the US on fiddle, banjo, guitar and melodeon – Pete Cooper, Dave Arthur and Dan Stewart)

19 Jan: Frankie Armstrong (great feminist singer – ballads and other traditional songs from all over the place, and some modern songs)

26 Jan: Chris Miles (first-class, powerful Scottish singer – traditional and more recent songs, some serious and some amusing; she used to sing with Palaver)


RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger & Gail Williams, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams, Katrina Rublowska, Amanda MacLean..


The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club