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

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 They
have just released their new album Facebook Friend.

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 - £4

         Apples I'm Home

                                    MC Steve O'Donoghue 

 Recently described as “The Mamas & The Papas meets Mumford & Sons”,apples... i’m home are a  pop/folk four piece based in West London.They began life in 2007 as a song-writing duo in the  Scottish town of Ayr. Having since re-located to Glasgow and Gloucestershire, they can now be  found writing and  performing their original brand of catchy, melody-driven songs across the London  folk  scene. Glasgow Arts Council funded their first single recording, at the prestigious Park Lane  studios (Paolo Nutini, The Proclaimers) and, following a number of further demos, the band  recorded their debut EP, ‘Last Week’, in 2012. To support the release, they set off on their first UK tour, playing gigs from the south of England to the north coast of Scotland in August that year. Their latest EP, 'From The Road', was released to coincide with the band's second appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the CD's first print run sold out within four days.


17th December: Christmas Party with Special Guests

Entry only £1

(members of Loughton Club FREE)





7th January 2016 - £4

Sally Ironmonger

MC Steve O'Donoghue

 Sally Ironmonger is a Kent singer who also happens to write terrific songs,songs which resonate with  your own experiences, and make you laugh and recall when exactly the same thing happened to you!  Accompanied by husband Brian Carter on guitar Sally’s great vocals and engaging stage presence  bring a breath of fresh air to any occasion. 

 If youcan relate to the playful words of Jake Thackray, the working class roots of Billy Bragg and the  rangey vocals of Kirsty McColl, you’re going to adore Sally Ironmonger


14th January 2016 - £4


An evening featuring two New Roots Finalists 2015

 MC Gary James

                   ANNA MULLENS and BETH GIFFORD

 Anna (violin) and Beth (viola) met whilst studying at Birmingham Conservatoire as members of Joe  Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. They have performed as a duo for the past two  years,playing folk clubs and festivals, including Sidmouth in 2015. Anna and Beth play traditional  tunes with a contemporary twist and have just released their first EP 'Well Wishes'. This is their  firstvisit to Loughton Folk Club.

Hannah Cumming 

Hannah is 23 and has been fiddling for 12 years, and within the last 2 years has started singing alongside playing the fiddle. She has a passion for traditional English folk songs as well as acoustic and popular music. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr and Jackie Oates, Hannah embraces these, and creates unique arrangements to suit each song along with her sweet but haunting voice.'



21st January 2016 £4


Danny and Rosie are two young dynamic musicians who formed as a duo in late
2011. Danny (from Essex) plays Hurdy Gurdy and Accordion and Rosie
(from Wiltshire) plays five string fiddle and sings. They play mostly
songs and tunes from the English and French tradition. Their music is
characterised by flowing melodies, intricate harmonies and strong
rhythms, while keeping a flavour of the traditional style. They have
performed at various clubs and festivals, including Sidmouth and
Beverley, and recently the London Folk Festival at Cecil Sharp House.

They have released one mini album 'Bold'.


28 January 2016 £5


MC Gary James 

PerKelt has performed it's unique, progressive Celtic music since 2008. All it's members are highly-qualified, accomplished and award-winning musicians. They unleash the passion and energy of strong melodic

Celtic sounds, having invented their original powerful "speed folk" style, which instantly grabs the attention of audiences everywhere.

So far PerKelt have released three highly acclaimed albums and they have performed over 400 gigs across the world. They regularly perform at various Celtic festivals, World music, folk music and Irish music venues, as well as pubs, churches, castles and Arts Centres. 

They are extremely proud to bring refreshing, innovative and evocative Celtic music in a way that has never been heard before. They simply cannot be missed!


4th February 2016 TBC


11th February 2016 £4


MC Steve O'Donoghue

TRED are a sophisticated contemporary folk trio playing a diverse range of
meticulously arranged tunes and songs. The culmination of Elly Rees’
uncompromising flute, David Delarre’s melodious but driven guitar
and Pete Thomas’ full and harmonic double bass sound. An energetic
fresh approach to traditional material, the members of Tred bring

together a vast musical experience that spans many genres.

                      with support from 

Russ Chandler

Everything from traditional music from the UK and the US through music hall and the folk revival to the work of some of the best contemporary song writers out there. And the occasional surprise, too! All accompanied by some sweet guitar and banjo playing. Russ Chandler is the driving force behind Walthamstow Folk Club and a well known face on the London and Essex folk scenes. He was listed as one of the top five performers in Waltham Forest by the local press in 2010

We look forward to welcoming you

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