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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Organiser 020 7281 7700
Kevin McDonnell's photos of past guests at the club.
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)
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..