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 (unwaged £1 less), 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

February - June 2017

 25 FEB: ALICE AND DAVID WYLDE (singer from the Appalachians and her English husband; first-class singing of old-timey and other songs, unaccompanied and with guitar)

4 MAR: FRANKIE ARMSTRONG (much-admired feminist singer; traditional and other songs)

 11 MAR: RATTLE ON THE STOVEPIPE (Pete Cooper, Dave Arthur and Dan Stewart in great old-timey band; traditional American songs on fiddle, banjo and guitar)

 18 MAR: MARIANNE McALEER AND MICHAEL SHEEHY (prize-winning Irish singer and excellent accordion player share the night to celebrate St Patrick's Day a day late)

 25 MAR: RADIE PEAT (great young Irish singer from popular band Lynched – now Lankum – on a rare solo gig)

 1 APR: THE SPIERS FAMILY (Tom, Maggie and Emma, first-class Aberdeenshire singers; Tom was in respected groups the Gaugers and Shepheard, Spiers and Watson)

 8 APR: KATE LISSAUER (champion fiddler, singer, banjo player and guitarist, originally from Maryland; traditional American songs from the mountains and elsewhere)

 15 APR:  closed for Easter

 22 APR: closed for Easter

 29 APR: ROSIE STEWART (great, popular singer from Fermanagh with a large repertoire of serious and funny songs)

 6 MAY*: JOHN KIRKPATRICK (traditional and his own songs and tunes from popular English singer, master of the concertina and accordion)

13 MAYBALLAD EVENINGPeta Webb & Ken Hall, Gail Williams & Jim Younger, Bob Wakeling, and Sue Williams & Frankie Cleeve will sing traditional ballads; floor-singers may sing ballads or not, as they wish)

 20 MAY: LONG HILL RAMBLERS (old-timey songs on various instruments from excellent band – Ben Paley, Tab Hunter, Laura Hockenhull and Dan Edwards)

 27 MAY: closed for bank holiday

3 JUNE: MARY HUMPHREYS AND ANAHATA (English songs, particularly from Cambridgeshire, and possibly one or two in Welsh, plus dance tunes from duo who play concertina, cello and other instruments)

 10 JUNE: MOIRA CRAIG AND CAROLYN ROBSON (Scottish, English and other songs, mainly traditional, from two fine singers, two-thirds of Craig Morgan Robson)

 Then closed until 9th September


RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger & Gail Williams, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams, Katrina Rublowska.


The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club