What They Say...

"...This pub remains stoically old school. The back room is a theatre that plays host to comedy nights and the Walthamstow Folk Club, where socialist songsmiths play rabble rousers to a beered up Camra crew every Sunday..." The Guardian

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

"We love this place" - Mawkin:Causley

"A bloody fine club" ~ Robb Johnson

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.


In addition to main guest you can expect to hear some contributions from our resident performers. Our current residents are: Kevin Sheils, Russ Chandler, Claire Chandler, Sian Allen, Roger Huddle, John Cain, Simon Armstrong and Tom Reid.

 MC Kevin Sheils


If you sing or play an instrument we would love to hear you. We have a series of floorspots 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 and you can do a song, a tune, a poem or even tell a story. It's a great opportunity to share your music in a supportive environment where people are really paying attention.

You don't have to book in advance, just turn up. Unless we're super busy you can expect to get at least one tune, and you might even get more if there's time.

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 really 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 info@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.

The Team

Walthamstow Folk Club is brought to you by Kevin Sheils, Sandra Murphy, Russ & Claire Chandler, Simon Armstrong, Sian Allen, Steve Foster, Carol Woodward, Rafe Culpin, John Cain, Roger Huddle, Steve O'Donoghue and the endlessly supportive Ye Olde Rose & Crown Theatre Pub.

Website design by Roger Huddle http://rogerhuddle.co.uk

Artist photography by Rafe Culpin http://filk.co.uk

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