The CellarUpstairs
The CellarUpstairs

INFORMATION: 020 7281 7700; E-mail:;
ENTRANCE: Members: £6, non-members: £8 (unwaged £1.50 less), except on nights marked * when it will be £7 and £9.
START TIME:  8.15pm, doors open about 8.00pm.

MEMBERSHIP: £3 for the year (September to August).

ACCESS: Club is in an upstairs room at both the Calthorpe Arms and the Lucas Arms.
VENUES:The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road,WC1X 8JR and the Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road,WCIX 8QY


September – December 2015

5 Sept:Pete Morton (powerful singer of his own songs – Another Train, When We Sing Together and many others – who also sings traditional songs).  Calthorpe Arms.


12 Sept: Carol Anderson and Racker Donnelly (superb Scots fiddler and witty Irish performance poet share evening – quality and entertainment guaranteed).  Calthorpe Arms.


19 Sept: closed (venue unavailable)


26 Sept: Andrew Frank and Michael Hebbert (lovely singer and masterly concertina player; songs of the 30s and 40s, the music hall, and elsewhere).  Calthorpe Arms.


3 Oct:Ben Paley and Tab Hunter (great singing and playing of American old-timey songs, plus the odd Klezmer and Swedish tune or song, from two of the Longhill Ramblers).  Tonight at the Lucas Arms.


10 Oct:Scold’s Bridle (Sue Bousfield and Liz Moore, female duo from Lancashire who have been singing together for 30 years; chorus songs, ballads and other songs).  Calthorpe Arms.


17 Oct:Ewan McLennan (impressive young Scots singer who’s also an accomplished guitarist; very popular; traditional and other songs).  Calthorpe Arms.


24 Oct:Jim Woodland (singer, songwriter and former member of the Fabulous Salami Brothers – Sanctuary, Ghost Story, We Apologise for Any Inconvenience and many other great songs).  Tonight at the Lucas Arms.


31 Oct: Chris Foster (singer of mainly traditional songs, also an excellent guitarist; now living in Iceland, and on fairly infrequent visit).  Calthorpe Arms.


7 Nov*:Dick Gaughan (very popular, stirring singer and guitarist from Leith; political and other songs, including some of his own).  Calthorpe Arms.


14 Nov: Archie Fisher (eminent Scots singer and guitarist with lovely voice, singing traditional and other songs).  Calthorpe Arms.

 21 Nov:Janet Russell (Scots singer who lives in West Yorkshire, member of Sisters Unlimited; feminist, traditional and other songs, most accompanied on guitar). Tonight at the Lucas Arms.

28 Nov: Jim Causley (first-rate young singer and musician from Devon; mainly traditional songs; also a member of the popular trio the Devil’s Interval).  Calthorpe Arms


5 Dec: closed (both venues unavailable)


12 Dec:Rory McLeod (distinctive singer, songwriter and musician seen too rarely in London these days; guitar, harmonica, trombone, assorted percussion, tap shoes, etc).  Calthorpe Arms.

Then closed until 9 January 2016


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


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