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  23rd March.  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

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

March - June 2019
 2 Mar: Rosie Stewart (mighty Irish singer from Fermanagh, widely admired, sings lyrical and comic songs, traditional and modern, some in sean nós style)

9 Mar: Rob Johnson (popular singer-songwriter of political and personal songs – Rosa’s Lovely Daughters, 6B Go Swimming, Be Reasonable, Undefeated,UK Talking and many others)

16 Mar: Jacquelyn Hynes and Racker Donnelly (for St Patrick’s day – Jacquelyn is a highly regarded flautist, rooted in Irish and English traditional music, who has played with Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick and Lunasa; the Telegraph gave her CD Silver and Wood four stars, and described it as "haunting, wonderful... an album of the year"; Racker is a former UK slam champion poet, and has played with the Chieftains, Christy Moore, Ardal O'Hanlon and DaraÓ Briain)

23 Mar*: Martin Carthy (simply one of the best singers and guitarists around – supreme performer) NB: entrance tonight is £7 (members) and £9 (non members) by ticket (contact ) or pay on the door

30 Mar: David Campbell (virtuoso singer of traditional and other British and American songs; son of well known folk singer Ian Campbell and brother of three of UB40, he also plays the banjo and guitar)

6 April: Kate Lissauer (first-rate American singer and musician – old-time songs and tunes from the US on fiddle and banjo)

13 April: closed for Easter

20 April: closed for Easter

27 April: Amsher (Annie Winter, Anna Baldwin, Alison Frosdick and Jack Burnaby perform the songs of Hampshire singer Patience Vaisey)

4 May: Kevin and Ellen Mitchell (great Irish singer and excellent Scottish singer, on infrequent trip south, bring us their wonderful repertoire of songs, most traditional)

11 May:  Jack Rutter (young singer from West Yorkshire, rising star, also a third of Moore Moss Rutter; traditional and other songs on guitar, bouzouki and duet concertina)

18 May: John Kirkpatrick (serious and funny songs, traditional and his own, from popular singer and squeezebox maestro)

25 May: closed for bank holiday

1 June: the Fraser Sisters (Jo Freya and Fi Fraser sing traditional and other songs in beautiful harmony, with accompaniment on fiddle and saxophone)

8 June: Hector Gilchrist and Carol Anderson (two Scots  singer with beautiful, mellow voice and great repertoire, and brilliant fiddler who’s been a great hit at Sidmouth, Whitby and other festivals)

15 June: Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (lovely voices, lovely harmonies and lovely songs – some traditional and some of Dave's own, eg, Lady of Autumn) 

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