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 email@example.com, Organiser 020 7281 7700
Kevin McDonnell's photos of past guests at the club.
September - December 2018
27 October: Damien Barber and Mike Wilson (excellent, powerful singing and entertaining chat from Norfolk-born singer and concertina player and the youngest of the famous Wilson family from Tees-side)
3 November: Beverly Smith (singer, fiddler and one of the most respected guitar players in old-time American music; she has played in duos with Alice Gerrard, Carl Jones and John Grimm, and on recordings of well-known old-time performers such as Bruce Molsky; she’s been a featured guest on many TV and radio programmes, including A Prairie Home Companion (with Garrison Keillor), has toured extensively in the US and the UK, and has played concert halls and festivals all over Europe, Canada and the US)
10 November: Patterson Dipper (mainly traditional English songs and tunes from masterly singer and guitaristJames and virtuoso fiddler John; members and ex-members of various bands, including Crows, Alma, the English Acoustic Collective and the Emily Askew Band)
17 November: Iona Fyfe (considered by many to be one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, Iona is rooted in the singing traditions of north-east Scotland; nominated as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2017, a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year and the winner of the Molloy Award at the Trip to Birmingham Irish Trad Fest 2017
24 November: Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley (impressive young singer with strong voice and piano accordion – a member of the Teacups – in entertaining duo with superb young fiddler, a member of Speldosa; traditional folksongs and tunes from England)
1 December: Hazel 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 December: the 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
RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger & Gail Williams, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams, Katrina Rublowska, Amanda MacLean..