Every Thursday from 7:30pm at Loughton Club 8 Station Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4NX

8 October 2015 £3

Tom & Jessica Dalton
  & Lara and the Three Bears

MC Gary James

       In aid of Send a Cow

Tom and Jessica (previously Tom Dalton and Jessica Cheetham- they got married!) are singers of traditional folk music from the British Isles. They have been New Roots finalists on three occasions (a national competition for young folk singers) and have played at a variety of festivals and clubs, as well as regular private engagements. Their previous appearances include Warwick Folk Festival, St Albans Folk Club (supporting John Kirkpatrick), The Herga, Redbourne Folk Club and Norfolk and Loughton Folk Clubs. They love to sing at their local session, Birmingham University Folk Society, whenever they can. 

They are both classically trained singers and have sung a variety of roles in opera and operetta with The National Theatre, 2x2 Opera, at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and with several choirs. Jessica runs Birmingham based community opera project The Willmore Singers. Website


15 October 2015 £4

Nick John Wilson

MC Jennifer Davies

"Born with left side Microtia, Nick picked up the guitar from his folk playing parents when he was seven years old. His uncle played drums with Suzi Quatro in the seventies, so music has alway run in the family. Nick started to sing and produce his own songs at eighteen having honed his blues, rag finger style and soulful rocky tones. He ran a studio for three years and in 2013, now with time to focus on himself as an artist, released his debut EP followed by his debut album in late 2014. 2015 will see Nick out and about more than he ever has been. So watch this space, Facebook & Twitter."


22 October 2015 £5

The Victory Arms

MC Steve O'Donoghue

1940's celebration

Picture the scene. It’s the East end of London, 1940. Last night’s bombing has       left everyone’s favourite local “The Victory Arms” a little bruised, but relatively            unscathed. 

Joaney, the landlady is getting ready to call last orders whilst the general dogs body and pot man Albert is collecting glasses and chatting to the regulars. To cheer things up before everybody has to head off into the blackout, somebody calls for a song.

Join Joaney and Albert in a right old East End ding dong as they lead their regulars (that’s you!) through the music and stories of the times.

Armed only with a Guitar and a Ukulele they pay tribute to the wartime spirit of the people of the United Kingdom and their allies. Without whom, none of this would have been possible.


29 October 2015 £3


Foxen - also known as John and Margaret - play and sing songs from the English and other traditions as well as our own compositions and other writers.Sometimes we get sidetracked. For example, we spent a lot of time working out what we considered a beautiful and sensitive arrangement of The Water Is Wide. We performed it once at the Havering Folk Club (now Haverfolk) and resident wit Trevor Sharples came up with a disgraceful parody, My Bottom Is Wide, which has now become far more popular than our original version. We've tweaked his song here and there and added a verse or two but otherwise this splendid song is all Trevor's. Well done that man. We like humorous songs but we also like traditional tunes such as The Trees They Do Grow  High. Website


5 November 2015 £4


MC Jennifer Davies

Southwest Music Awards 'Best Folk Act' finalists 2013 Devonbird have bought an exciting new sound to the Devon folk scene (and beyond) in recent months. Devonbird - Kath Bird (Singer Songwriter), supported by Sophia Colkin (aka Squeak) on violin and Rob Wheaton on guitar, show their wide and versatile range and their passion for folk music, both original and traditional. The trio combine foot stomping jigs and reels with haunting ballads and songs, often having their origins in old Devonshire folklore and dialect. The band has been described as having a clarity and purity of sound, vocally and instrumentally, which is both profoundly soul touching and magical.  Website


12 November 2015 £3

Phil Lyons

"Phil Lyons has been on the English folk scene since the 1970’s. He’s a versatile and accomplished singer-guitarist from East Anglia who always impresses when he performs. Though heavily involved in French traditional music and dance since the 1990’s, he remains attached to his British traditional roots as well and has a solo album" Time and Tide.

He performed solo concert spots at Whitby and Folk East festivals in 2014.

“He is his own man, with a distinctive voice”  Living Tradition. 


19 November 2015 £6

Winter Wilson

MC Jennifer Davies

During 17 years of part-time touring, Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) and Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar, banjo) built a reputation for fine songs, stunning harmonies and spontaneous, (occasionally outrageous!) off-the-wall humour. 
Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the UK’s best contemporary, acoustic songwriters. A great wordsmith, his songs are sometimes challenging, often lyrical, but always poetic and have been widely covered, including “Storm Around Tumbledown” recorded by Vin Garbutt, Anthony John Clarke and others. 
Kip Winter has simply one of the best voices in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure. In the past she has sung everything from opera to soul and jazz, but is at her best (and happiest) singing folk and blues. 

After becoming full-time professional musicians in 2012, Winter Wilson have gone on to be one of the hardest-working duos on the UK acoustic music scene. Their sixth album “Cutting Free” was selected as one of the Daily Telegraph’s top 10 Folk albums for summer 2014, but it is above all their live performances which have continued to      delight audiences across the UK. Website

Supported by

Bernard Hoskin


26 November 2015 £6

Music Hall with 

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

plus guests

Master of Ceremonies - Kevin Sheils

              Including Russ Chandler, Tony Beardwell, Foxen


3 December 2015 £6

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

Their songs are intelligently constructed, elegantly articulated and never less than

entertaining.The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but the songs are at the heart of it all, served by imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians. Their live act has now been honed to perfection in the folk clubs where they have developed a large faithful following in the south of England. Website

Supported by

Tim's Band    2015 New Roots Finalists.

Tim'Band formed as the result of causal post-dinner jam sessions between friends brought together by a love of folk music, and also the desire to experiment with different musical styles and combine a diverse range of influences from the classical and traditional worlds. We regularly sesssion together and have played played for various ceilidh bands, including Oxford University Ceilidh Band, Cunning Plan and Blyth Company. Since parcipitating in New Roots we have been invited to play at folk clubs across London.


10th December 2015 - £3

Apples I'm Home


17th December: Christmas Party with Special Guests

Entry only £1

(members of Loughton Club FREE)





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