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; various buses

Access: club is in an upstairs room 

Entrance: Pay on the door, no need to book.  Members: £6, non members: £8, except on nights marked * when it is £7 and £9. 

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

Information: e-mail, Organiser 020 7281 7700

December 2017 - February 2018

 2 Dec: Andrew Frank and Michael Hebbert (great singer and virtuoso concertina player form one of the most entertaining acts around – songs of the music hall and the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s)

9 Dec: Duck Soup (Dan Quinn, Ian Kearey and Adam Bushell – former members of Gas Mark 5, the Oyster Band, Flowers and Frolics and other bands – with assorted songs and tunes on various instruments)


Then closed until 6 January 2018


 6 January*: Ewan McLennan (mainly traditional Scots songs from excellent younger singer and guitarist, winner of BBC Folk Award and other awards)

 13 January: Ben Paley & Tab Hunter (great fiddler – the son of Tom Paley – and fine guitarist, both members of the Longhill Ramblers; American old-timey songs and tunes, plus some Klezmer, Swedish and other material)

 20 January: Gail Williams & Jim Younger (great singing and playing of American, British and Irish songs and tunes from much-admired, though less known, duo)

 27 January: Jess & Richard Arrowsmith (half of the Melrose Quartet with Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, the Arrowsmiths are also an excellent duo – traditional and other songs)

 3 February: Jeff Wesley (traditional singer, retired farmer from Northamptonshire, with a large repertoire of fine songs)

 10 February: Pete Cooper (fine fiddler and singer, English, Irish and American old-timey songs and tunes; also one-third of popular band Rattle on the Stovepipe; date to be confirmed)


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