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How To Get To Play At Bermondsey Folk Festival 2018

Bermondsey Folk Festival 2018 will be on Saturday 8th September 2018 & is now into it’s 4th year. From small beginnings it is starting to flourish as a calendar event in the London Folk Scene. The headline acts for the day have been booked: Martin Carthy, Lisa Knapp, Circulus, Arfur Doo & The Toerags.

Now is the time to start programming acts who would like to have an opportunity to play on the day. This is why I am starting the Bermondsey Folk Club. Over the course of this year we will be having monthly singarounds at Shortwave Cafe, a lovely licensed venue in Bermondsey. The first singaround is on Sunday January 28th from 7-10pm & all comers will be welcome to play. The singarounds will be on the last Sunday of the month from then on & will be free, though I will pass a hat around with a suggested £3/1.50 concessions for organising & running the session. Regular attendees who want to perform in September will be scheduled a spot.

I will also be starting featured artist club nights from March with floor spots & support slots available. So even more opportunities to play.

I’m a folk musician myself & I get my gigs from people who have met me & I have a relationship with. In my opinion the best way to get booked is to get out & physically meet people & play in front of them. So if you want to come & play in Bermondsey you can: come down to the singaround & say hello!

 

 

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Bermondsey Folk Festival 2016

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So here it is. The 2016 Bermondsey Folk Festival is going to be from the 6th to the 11th of September. A week of free folk events in the heart of South East London. Eventbrite links will be provided shortly.

Watch this space for exciting news about the Bermondsey Folk Club which will be starting in October….

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Bermondsey Folk Festival: Full line-up!

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Bermondsey Folk Festival: a week of free folk music in the heart of South East London.

Southwark Park Road is a stone’s throw away from Bermondsey Underground Station. On the first week of September there is a programme of free folk music from established performers in & around Southwark Park Road.

Featured performers include acclaimed Irish Traveller singer & storyteller Thomas McCarthy, much loved old time American player & singer Tom Paley, veteran folk & blues player Wizz Jones & the excellent Steve Tilston.

Here is the full line-up & schedule with links to more details:

 

TUESDAY 1/9/2015 At The Queen Victoria,

148 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 3RP

8pm

RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE

 

WEDNESDAY 2/9/2015 At The Old Bank

239 Southwark Park Road, London SE16 3TT

8pm

THOMAS MCCARTHY, GEMMA KHAWAJA, FRAN FOOTE

 

THURSDAY 3/9/2015 At The Blue Anchor,

251 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 3TS

8pm

SIMON PRAGER & DOC ROWE, THE LUCKY DANDY & THE KNOWN ASSOCIATE

 

FRIDAY 4/9/2015 At The Ancient Foresters

282 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 2HB

STUART FORESTER, GENTLEFOLK

 

SATURDAY 5/9/2015 At The Blue Market,

Market Place, Bermondsey, London SE16 3UQ

SATURDAY FOLK STAGE from 12.30pm

 

12:30-1 DULWICH FOLK CHOIR

1:10-1:40 NIALL KELLY

1:50-2:10 FORBES MONCRIEFF

2:20-2:50 BLACK SCARR

3-3:30 STUART FORRESTER

3:40-4:20 KATY CARR

4:30-5:10 WIZZ JONES

5:20-6 UMBRELLABIRDS

 

SUNDAY 6/9/2015 At The Biscuit Factory

100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG

SUNDAY FOLK STAGE

 

12:30-1:10 BARA BARA BAND

1.20-2 LORDS OF THYME

2:20-3 TOM PALEY

4-4:20 HANK DOG

4:30-5:10 MISHAPED PEARLS

5:20-6 STEVE TILSTON

 

 

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Bermondsey Folk Festival is in 3 weeks time!

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“A free folk festival in Bermondsey on the first week of September?” we hear you ask.

Yes indeed; Cunning Folk, in association with Blue Bermondsey Bid & Grosvenor, is delighted to present the first Bermondsey Folk Festival.

An incredible calibre of folk performers playing for free in locations a stone’s throw from Bermondsey tube station.

If you like folk music & are in London on the first week of September this is the place to be.

Expect more details very soon….

 

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