The Cellar Upstairs Folk Club
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 at the Calthorpe Arms
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. Floor-singers welcome.
Membership: £4 for the year (September to August)
Information: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7281 7700
26 Nov: Donal Maguire (virtuoso singer from County Louth via Rossendale; performs traditional and other Irish songs, some with guitar and other instruments)
3 Dec: Roy Bailey (popular singer of songs about politics and relationships great voice)
10 Dec: (C)New Deal String Band (Tom Paley, Joe Locker and Ben Paley – possibly the best old-timey band in the UK; American songs with guitar, banjo and fiddle. Tom, now 88, has played with an astonishing range of performers, from Woody Guthrie to Tom Jones) Calthorpe)
7 Jan: Robin Gillan (fine singer, fiddler and banjo player performing old-timey songs)
14 Jan: Copper family (famous singing family from East Sussex with great repertoire and centuries-long history of singing)
RESIDENT PERFORMERS: Jim Younger & Gail Williams, Peta Webb & Ken Hall, Bob Wakeling, Frankie Cleeve & Sue Williams.