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4 October 2011

Listen to folk at Blackheath Folk Club

Occasionally your author gets bouts of Laurie-Lee-style nostalgia for a folk club he used to attend as a child in a Cotswold village. So, it was a real treat to find about about Blackheath Folk Club, a similar event which takes place every Tuesday in South East London.

The club holds its weekly meetings from 8.30pm in a room at the British Oak, at 107 Old Dover Road on the Blackheath/ Kidbrooke borders, and when your author popped in last week there were many fantastic performers, of a quality you would usually expect to pay good money to watch.

One who is especially memorable is Jim Radford, known for his acapella sea shanties and British and Irish folk songs, but as with many folk clubs of this type, the floor is open to performers who just show up and play, so you never know what treats might be in store.

For more, see http://blackheathfolk.com/ (website has live recordings which play automatically, so switch your speakers off at work - unless you work at a folk music record label).


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our club. The fpositive irst of many I hope. Thanks for the review.

  2. Thanks Mick. I did really enjoy it and I hope to be back soon.