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

27 Nov 2014 Entrance £4

Gemma Khawaja

Gemma Khawaja is a singer & guitarist from the Midlands, now based in Norfolk playing and singing traditional songs of the British Isles and creating her own songs inspired by rural poets. 

Gemma's arrangements of traditional songs emphasise the universal stories and themes found in folk traditions and sensitively draw out the richness and beauty of the old melodies.


Supported by deMerc Barbershop

The men of the Harlow-based de Merc Chamber Choir return to Loughton Folk Club in their guise as a Barbershop Group with two contrasting sets from their extensive repertoire.  Pretty much as   "un-Folk" as you can get, they will perform a programme of luscious four-part Barbershop standards and then delve back in time to the seedy Elizabethan and German student taverns for some bawdy 
rather non-PC drinking songs before weighing anchor and setting sail with some Sea Shanties including the promised rude words to the "Maid of Amsterdam" with every opportunity for everyone to join in. So sing up or be keel-hauled!" Website

4 Dec 2014  Entrance £3

Foxen in aid of Headsmart Campaign 

Having failed for years to write the great British novel John has resorted to writing songs - a two-minute song being easier to dash off than a 1,000 page book. It also gives him more time to concentrate on playing guitar, violin, concertina and mandolin - and also to find the perfect pint of Old Speckled Hen.
Before seeing the dark, Margaret learned to sing in the Salvation Army where she earned the coveted black belt in the art of self-defence with a tambourine (the
weapon of choice for sellers of War Cry in pubs). She now also plays autoharp, bowed psaltery and hammered dulcimer and the Fox-headed lagerphone.

 In addition to singing in clubs - particularly HaverFolk in Chadwell Heath, East London,  and the Fab Club in Grays, Essex - Foxen can also be found occasionally playing for the Border Morris sides Lodestone of Devon, theWreckers of Cornwall and the Widders of Chepstow.


Supported by
Thursday's Band

Thursday’s Band are Mark Gamon (voice and guitar), Nick Blishen (guitar), and Matt Kelly (fiddle, viola, mandolin and voice). Based in Cambridge, their repertoire is built around original songs steeped in the American and English folk tradition, with a bit of blues and cajun spice - and an occasional country cover - thrown in for good measure. Sometimes the songs are poignant and personal; sometimes they tell tales, tall and otherwise - but they’re always sensitively performed, and often designed for audience to sing. Website

11 Dec 2014 Entrance £3

Les Elvin
in aid of Action Against Hearing Loss

Les plays guitar, harmonica and bouzouki, and his entertaining repertoire includes blues, ballads, ragtime and guitar instrumentals. Expect class! Both contemporary and traditional.

supported by Louis Gilman

Walthamstow based singer songwriter who got his guitar out and won the 2010 Towersey Folk Festival Song Slam. Original, bluesy arrangements of traditional staples and original compositions both serious and strange. Keeps being told he looks like John Martin.

Listen here

18 Dec 2014 Entrance £3

Moose Rosser
In aid of TBA

Moose sings big chorus songs or long ballads about death, incest, miscarriages of justice, death, infanticide, death, fratricide - did I mention death? He says he's not funny and not very clever but he's alive and doesn't have a guitar!

Supported by Trio Saozon

Trio Saozon (saʊzɒn/sɔːzɒn) is a coming together of Gwendal Moële (vocals) Emma Hardy (violin) and Tom Hardy (guitar) to explore the traditional song and dance repertoire of Brittany and beyond.  Saozon is a Breton words for English the trio arose from a chance meeting at Wivenhoe Folk Club and an immediate desire to play together. They have a shared enthusiasm that draws on inspiration from such diverse artists as Alan Stivell, Denez Prigent, Martin Carthy and Fairport Convention. Audiences both familiar with and new to the repertoire will find melodies, harmonies and rhythms to enjoy. Website

                     25 Dec 2014 Closed - Have a mince pie and a glass of sherry!

1 Jan 2015

8 Jan 2015

15 Jan 2015

22 Jan 2015

Liz Simcock

29 Jan 2015

Tom Blackburn

5 Feb 2015

12 Feb 2015

19 Feb 2015

26 Feb 2015

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

5 Mar 2015

12 Mar 2015

Tony Winn

"Singing in the Bath"
in aid of Comic Relief

19 Mar 2015

26 Mar 2015

2 Apr 2015

9 Apr 2015

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28 May 2015

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25 Jun 2015

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24 Sep 2015

1 Oct 2015

The Mob

8 Oct 2015

15 Oct 2015

22 Oct 2015

29 Oct 2015

5 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

19 Nov 2015

26 Nov 2015

Music Hall
with Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

3 Dec 2015

10 Dec 2015

17 Dec 2015

24 Dec 2015


31 Dec 2015



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