Folkroom started out in 2010 with a free fortnightly folk showcase in Kings Cross that sought to share the best new music with passionate audiences. These gigs are still going strong over a decade later, but we’ve expanded our offerings: there’s another regular showcase in Brighton, accessible monthly matinées in London, and our Brighton and Hove Folk Club events with more established acts in an intimate setting. Oh, and did we mention Brighton and Hove Folk Festival? See what’s coming up and read more about our events below.

Brighton & Hove Folk Club  

Date City Venue
06/24/22 Brighton The Folklore Rooms
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15. Martin Carthy / Thom Ashworth / Ben Walker & Laura Hockenhull Buy Tickets

Folkroom Matinées  

Date City Venue
05/28/22 London Green Note
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: £12. Amadou Diagne + Support TBA Buy Tickets
06/25/22 London Green Note
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: £15. Martin Carthy / Iona Lane / Thom Ashworth Buy Tickets

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FOLKROOM LONDON & FOLKROOM BRIGHTON

FREE TO ALL

Every other Wednesday at The Harrison / Monthly at The Folklore Rooms

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The Folkroom gigs are our original free showcase events, bringing together the freshest (and finest) new talent on the folk scene in intimate venues in both London and Brighton! The nights are our chance to show you what we’re listening to and loving, as well as a chance to catch some of Folkroom Records’ artists. We have two regular events – Folkroom London, and Folkroom Brighton.

Held every other Wednesday at The Harrison, just six minutes walk from King’s Cross station, Folkroom London is where it all started for us. Expect new musicians, old friends and occasional surprise guests!

Once a month, we host Folkroom Brighton in the very heart of the city, at the aptly named Folklore Rooms. Our Brighton gigs draw on the local music scene, as well as offering a chance for our wider collective of musicians to visit Brighton and offer up a new night of musical discovery.

All the acts are hand-picked to give you a taster of what we love. We want to be proud of the acts we bring you. And we always are.

FOLKROOM MATINEES AT GREEN NOTE

Our newest series of events are inclusive, friendly matinée shows at London’s prestigious Green Note. These shows, which run on the last Saturday of the month, offer a relaxing afternoon of music from some of the very best names in folk music.

Our initial run of headliners includes the likes of Jess Morgan, Amadou Diagne and Martin Carthy – a real range of big folk names playing an accessible event that allows families to introduce younger members to live music, or simply gives audiences a chance to escape from the weekend rush and explore the expansive world of folk music.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE FOLK CLUB

Formerly known as The Toy Museum Folk Club, we’ve had to move on from our magical original location – not least because we couldn’t fit all the people who wanted tickets into the dinky space!

Brighton and Hove Folk Club is a semi-regular series featuring some of the most exciting names in folk music. We’re always working hard to bring in a variety of new and established folk acts, and these ticketed events have featured everyone from folk legends Martin Carthy, Sandra Kerr and John Kirkpatrick to upcoming acts like Katherine Priddy, Kitty Macfarlane and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

One regular guest at these events is former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, who frequently joins us to provide live illustrations of the songs as they’re being performed. We can’t guarantee Chris will be at every gig, but it’s always a magical bonus when he is!

BRIGHTON AND HOVE FOLK FESTIVAL

In 2021 we launched the first ever Brighton and Hove Folk Festival, featuring three stages, 22 acts and live illustration from Chris Riddell. We’re currently finalising plans for our second event, so subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out.

We also occasionally put on larger, ticketed events playing around with themes and ideas that excite us. In the past we’ve put on three Christmas extravaganzas, gigs on boats and even a gig covering Kate Bush songs. In recent years, we’ve hosted a number of Then! gigs, in which we attempt to cover entire Now! compilation albums in one night. Whatever the gig is, we want to make sure it’s the most fun you’ve had all week.

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Acts who have played Folkroom London/Brighton gigs include: Adam Beattie, Anjana Vasan, Annie Dressner, Benedict Benjamin, Brona McVittie, Camille Delean, Catherine Feeny, Citizen Helene, Daniel Duke, Eliza Shaddad, Emily Mae Winters, Forty Elephant Gang, Germa Adan, Hattie Whitehead, HAWK, Jack Harris, Jess Morgan, Joe Innes & the Cavalcade, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Keston Cobblers’ Club, Kirsty Merryn, Kitty Macfarlane, Late Arrivals Club, The Lost Cavalry, Lucy Cait, Nadine Khouri, Patch and the Giant, Pete Greenwood, Phoebe Kreutz, Pica Pica, Robin Elliott, Sarah Jane Scouten, Samantha Whates, She Makes War, Sophie Jamieson, Stick in the Wheel, The Sweeplings, Toby Goodshank, We/Or/Me and Worry Dolls.

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