Pin Drop Silence

Nobody really knows what folk music is. Some people – the purists – will tell you that it’s songs that have been passed down orally from generation to generation. There are some folk clubs in the UK that stick so strictly to this idea that they present acts with extensive lists of pre-approved tracks. Lists that literally define which songs are (and which songs are not) folk songs. But what can this version of folk music offer 21st century... Read More

Folkroom postpones all Summer/Autumn 2020 dates including Brighton & Hove Folk Festival

In light of the continuing risk of Coronavirus, Folkroom are stepping back from putting on live in-person gigs for the season. Sadly, this means that we’ve had to reschedule our inaugural Brighton & Hove Folk Festival for 11th September 2021. Our Autumn run of the Toy Museum Folk Club and our event with Eliza Carthy on the Golden Hinde will also be postponed. While it’s true that countries across the world are looking hesitantly towards... Read More

Spring 2020 at the Toy Museum Folk Club

Our Toy Museum Folk Club gigs remain one of our most popular Folkroom events series, so we’re thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 season, which will run from February to May next year. As ever, we’ve worked hard to pull together a fantastic and varied line-up that captures the British folk scene at its very finest. We have eight headliners joining us next spring, and a selection of wonderful support acts for you to discover alongside... Read More

Toy Museum Folk Club’s 2019 Spring Season Announced!

As we bring a thrilling sell-out first season of the Toy Museum Folk Club to an end this week, we’re excited to launch our 2019 season with a line-up announcement! It’s been a wonderful inaugural year for Folkroom’s folk club, which is housed in the spectacular and yet intimate Brighton Toy & Model Museum. We’ve seen stunning sets from some of Britain’s rising folk stars, a couple of unexpected collaborations and... Read More

Toy Museum Folk Club

Mairearad and Anna Folkroom is launching a new live music series of gigs – the Toy Museum Folk Club! We’re excited to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Brighton Toy & Model Museum on this project, which will see us bring some of the finest folk musicians in Britain to their unique (and absolutely stunning) location beneath Brighton train station. Our aim is to bring to Brighton a friendly and inclusive take on the... Read More