What They Say...

"London's friendliest folk club" ~ Folk and Roots

"A bloody fine club" ~ Robb Johnson

"Awesome Gig" ~ Jim Page

"During the soundcheck, the cat ate my dinner!" ~ Nancy Kerr

"We love this place" - Mawkin:Causley

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Club Night

Doors open at around 7:30. We have floorspots and the band up until our main guest who appears at around about 8:15 for the first of their two sets. We aim to finish at around 10:30. An evening at the club is a relaxed affair with plenty of time for chatting and meeting new people. We also have a raffle and a selection of CDs for sale including rare and hard to find albums.


Walthamstow FolkIn addition to our house band and main guest you can expect to hear some contributions from our resident performers. Our current residents are: Kevin Sheils, Russ Chandler, Claire Chandler, Alison Scott, Frankie Cleeve, Jim Kane, Brian Toberman, Graham Larkbey and Sian Allen.


If you sing or play an instrument we would love to hear you. We have a series of floorsposts from our resident performers and anyone who would like to perform before each half of the evening. If you'd like to play or sing just ask the person on the door or the MC for the evening. You don't have to stick to traditional material but if you can keep your piece reasonably short we'd appreciate it - no 48 verse ballads without prior notice please!

The Band

In addition to our resident and guest singers we also have a house band. Anyone is welcome to join in for a blast through some classic tunes from all over the British Isles.

The band always welcome new performers so don't be afraid to bring an instrument and join in!

Disabled Access

The club room is located on the first floor with a winding staircase to reach it so unfortunately disabled access is poor and the venue is not suitable for wheelchair users.

We are hopeful that this situation will improve in the near future.


If you would like to enquire about performing at the club as a main guest please email bookings@walthamstowfolk.co.uk

It's a club!

Always remember that Walthamstow Folk is not a concert promotion venture - it's a club! We always welcome ideas and suggestions as to artists we can book and how to improve what we do.

We are also always happy to hear from people who might be able to spare some time to help us out whether that's delivering leaflets, assisting with the admin side whatever else you might be able to offer to help the club.

We'd particularly welcome offers of support to help us out on club night.

Folk Time Lord!


The club has it's own MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/walthamstowfolk - come and be our friends!


Other Folk Clubs around London & Essex:

The Waltham Abbey Folk Club

The Cellar Upstairs

The Islington Folk Club

Musical Traditions

The Magpies Nest

Friends of the Club

"Jim Piano Red" Redfarn ~ Our resident boogie-woogie pianist.

Other Theresa ~ "Pam Ayres for Generation X”

Ken Lees

EFN Magazine ~ The folk / roots listings magazine for Essex and East London.

Folk London

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner