Sound Advice: New folk club launches in Leytonstone

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sound Advice: New folk club launches in Leytonstone Sound Advice: New folk club launches in Leytonstone

A NEW monthly folk/acoustic night is being launched in Leytonstone this Friday (February 17) by promoters Lost Horizons.

The opening show of the club, upstairs at the Birkbeck Tavern in Langthorne Road, is headlined by Rhiannon the Nightmare with support from James O'Hara-Knight, Louis Gilman and George Gilman.

Entry is £3. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start. There's also an unplugged open mic session from 11pm.

Lost Horizon have lots of experience holding gigs across north and east London and have also run a few shows at the Sheepwalk pub and the Luna Lounge, also in Leytonstone, so expect a good night.

Country rock act The Dials also play the Birkbeck on Sunday (February 19) at a evening organised by promoters What's Cookin'.

Support comes from Whispering Pines, a.k.a. singer-songwriter Matthew Boutler.

The music is from 5pm and entry is free, although donations to the acts are welcome.

Irish-German Americana artist Yngve and the Innocent (pronounced Ing-vuh, apprently...) play the same venue on Wednesday (February 22).

The night kicks off from 8.30pm and it's also free.

The rather good Steve White and the Protest Family headline the Artisan Music Venue in Chingford this Saturday night (February 18).

Support comes from Corporate Machine and the Bombers along with The Stabilisers.

Entry to the venue, in Hall Lane, is £6 on the door. The music gets going around 8pm.

Waltham Abbey Folk Club, at the Royal British Legion HQ in Brooker Road, has a singaround jam night on Monday (February 20). It's £.1.50p to attend and starts at 8.30pm.

Rocking tribute band Already Legends, who play a variety of classics by the likes of the Kinks, The Rolling Stones and more modern acts like Blur, play Walthamstow on Friday (February 17).

It's in the bar of Ye Old Rose and Crown in Hoe Street and should get going sometime around 8pm to 9pm ish.

Rory McLeod performs at Walthamstow Folk Club, in the same pub, on Sunday (February 19).

Described as a “breathtaking performer”, Mr McLeod plays all sorts of instruments from trombone to spoons, and is known for the supreme storytelling in his songs.

Admission is £8, or £7 for concessions. Doors open to the club, upstairs at Ye Olde Rose and Crown, at 7.30pm.

Got a gig? Email dbinns@london.newsquest.co.uk

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