The CellarUpstairs
The CellarUpstairs

 Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street,  London NW1 2HR (on the corner of Cobourg Street, near Euston and Euston Square stations; parking is easy), on Saturdays at 8.15pm

INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700; E-mail: Cellarupstairs;
ENTRANCE: Members: £6, non-members: £7 (unwaged £1.50 less), except on nights marked * when it will be £7 and £8. 

 MEMBERSHIP: £2 for the year (September to August).

ACCESS: The club room is up a short staircase.

September 2014 – January  2015


6 SEPT: NEW DEAL STRING BAND (possibly the best old-timey band in Britain – Tom and Ben Paley and Joe Locker; mainly traditional American songs on guitars, banjoes and fiddles)

 13 SEPT: TOM REID + ALISON FROSDICK & JACK BURNABY (impressive Irish singer-songwriter, new to the folk scene, shares night with popular duo who sing mainly traditional songs; Jack also plays melodeon)

 20 SEPT: JAMES FINDLAY (fine young West Country singer of mainly traditional songs; he also plays fiddle and guitar, and he won BBC Young Folk Award in 2010)

 27 SEPT: ROB MASON and SIMON PRAGEER (probably the UK’s best blues harmonica player and fine blues singer-guitarist; both have played in other popular duos and bands)


4 OCT: ROSIE STEWART AND ROÍSÍN WHITE (two of Ireland’s greatest singers, from County Fermanagh and Armagh respectively; their repertoires range from big traditional ballads to comic songs)


11 OCT: BARTRAM, BROOKES & WEATHERALL (Chris, Neil and Tony, respectively; mainly traditional songs and tunes from English trio who play fiddle, melodeon and washboard)


18 OCT: BEVERLY SMITH & JOHN GRIMM (excellent US singers of old-timey American songs; they play various instruments; Beverly has played at the club twice with Alice Gerard and once with Carl Jones)


25 OCT: CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY NIGHT with DAVE BURLAND (very popular Barnsley singer of traditional English and contemporary songs, known for his relaxed style, on an extremely rare visit south, plus cake)


1 NOV: FRASER SISTERS (Jo Freya and Fi Fraser, members of the Old Swan Band (both), Blowzabella (Jo), the Old-Fashioned (Fi) and other bands; diverse range of material; fiddle, saxophone, clarinet, whistle and other instruments)


8 NOV: THE CLAQUE (great harmony group from Devon, made up of five fine singers: Barry Lister, Tom Addison, Dave Lowry, Sean O’Shea and Bill Crawford; the group includes former members of various popular groups, such as the Songwainers and Isca Fayre)


15 NOV: PETA WEBB, KEN HALL & SIMON HINDLEY (traditional American old-timey, Irish and English songs in harmony, plus the odd blues from guitarist Simon)


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


29 NOV: THOMAS McCARTHY (great Irish traveller singer with distinctive style and repertoire, many of his songs learnt from his extended County Offaly family)


6 DEC: JOHN KIRKPATRICK (masterly squeeze-box player and singer; traditional songs and tunes and some of his own, both serious and hilarious)


13 DEC: KATE LISSAUER (first-rate singer and champion fiddler from Maryland with mountain, bluegrass and folk songs; she plays banjo and guitar too)


20 DEC: Closed


27 DEC: Closed


3 JAN: LONG HILL RAMBLERS (excellent old-timey band – fine singing and playing from Ben Paley, Tab Hunter, Dan Edwards and great young singer Laura Hockenhull)


10 JAN: ROBB JOHNSON (popular political singer-songwriter – Rosa’s Lovely Daughters, 6B Go Swimming, Undefeated and many other well-known songs)



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

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