Temporary relocation!


“Due to the refurbishment work at The Town Mead Sports & Social Club! The Waltham Abbey Folk Club has been asked to relocate! whilst work is carried out. This would continue until further notice! ” New Venue”: The Town Hall, James Suite, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey. EN9 1DE, Normal times apply. Parking is available either in the car park opposite or in the Cornmill carpark, behind the Town Hall. Should you have any questions, please email keithrobertbritain@gmail.com.

WALTHAM ABBEY FOLK CLUB Announcement of updated details:RELAUNCH OF CLUB ~ Monday 21st June 2021(Summer Solstice) 19.30 ~ 22.30pm~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To be held at The Town Mead Sports & Social Club 112 Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey EN91JH, where you will find plenty of space for parking.Entrance: Mead Suite (Blue sign). Track and trace system is in place, next to the sanitising station. Please complete with name and contact details. Please wear a mask until seated at the table. Drinks orders will be taken and served at the table. Following these government guidelines enable us to have a maximum of 30 people attending, should these numbers increase we can use a larger room, allowing for distancing.P.s. All tables are sanitised before and after our club meeting, # masks can be removed once seated .Apart from all this: Let’s have a good turn out, and a musical evening! Look forward to seeing you all there!

Guest eve Mon Mar 9th

We are looking forward to welcoming the glorious Daria Kulesh .

With a striking voice and her strong Russian and Ingush heritage , bold , exotic and impressive , Daria is a unique character on the folk scene .

Come and enjoy a thoroughly engaging and entertaining evening .

Bright blessings


Summer Sing


New date June 18/19/20th 2021 – only date available now – bound to clash with something but at least clear of the local events.

Flyers and booking form not yet available.! Jan Ayres

Please let me know if you do intend to attend as I need to know if financially viable . If not enough positive responses will be able to cancel and hopefully get a return of some of the £100 booking deposit .

Hope to hear from folk soon . if you would like information and booking forms please email or text me .janpoetayres@yahoo.co.uk mob 07799407363.

This is a relaxed folk weekend with shared meals , singing and a just for fun ( small prizes and a returnable trophy) traditional step dance on a small board contest . Jan

How to find us

The club takes place on Monday evenings 19.30hrs ~22.30hrs


The Sun Inn Public House

(back room)


free parking after 18.30hrs in the Co-op Carpark

Click here to see a map of the area.

Waltham Abbey is just off the M25 between junctions 25 and 26 and is also on the A112.

The nearest BR station is Waltham Cross which is a 15 minute walk from the club. Click here for the National Rail Enquiry homepage.


Some website run by friends of the club:

www.folkmusic.org.uk – Homepage of Club regular Alan Francis.
The Chingford Morris Men
EFN – the folk & roots listings magazine for Essex and East London.
Walthamstow Folk Club


(Not for profit event)

Taking place again at

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
The Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End Essex

18/19/20June 2021
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friendly, sociable Singaround Weekend.
Wheelchair friendly
Children & Dogs welcome (must be supervised)

Songs/tunes/spoken word/solo/group/modern/trad/originals – All welcome!

Good level camping for tents, vans, etc close to Meeting Rooms & all facilities
(shower/toilet blocks, courtyards & points of interest).
Secure, comfortable Meeting Room includes toilets & use of attached kitchen from 7.30am until midnight (limited refrigerator space). Free tea & coffee throughout. Bring your own alcohol.

Site has small farm with rare breeds, gardens & allotments which you can visit.
Country setting with nearby forest walks.
Song, chorus, tunes, ad-lib jamming all weekend. “Audiences” welcome.

Friday – Site opens 4pm – Meet-&-Greet – Sing-&-Play
Friday Night – you are welcome to participate in our “Bring-&-Share” supper

Saturday from 10am singaround

Saturday Night – optional fish or veggie-burger & chips from local chippie, with all the trimmings – (to be booked/paid in advance).

Sunday 11am – 4pm – “Survivor” Singarounds / jam sessions / fun-&-games

Saturday afternoon 2pmish
Open to all Free entry

Guest musicians Will Allen melodeon & Martin Clarke fiddle to play for stepping contest and a guest 45 min spot @ 4.30


NB Charges may change due to Lambourne End Centre raising their prices .

FULL WEEKEND: £24 per person
FRIDAY (after 4pm) £ 5 per person
SATURDAY (Full day & night) £15 per person
SUNDAY (until 4pm) £ 5 per person

VENUE CAMPING CHARGES: £7 per person per night


janpoetayres@yahoo.co.uk 01992 613987
Facebook: folkclubwalthamabbey

Whats on?

Diary Dates

Sept 6th Singaround


Saturday September 11th Jan Ayres
Memorial Day at Lambourne End Centre for
Outdoor Learning, RM4 1NB.

11am ~ 10.30pm There is to be a day of song, music, and prose in memory of Jan

There will be sing-a-rounds and tributes to remember Jan.

Please bring “A-Plate-to-Share”  for lunch and supper.   No bar is
available, so bring your own drinks, but there will be free tea and coffee.

Overnight camping can be booked direct
from Lambourne End at   info@lambourne-end.org.uk   
tel:-  0208 500 3047.

Sept 13th Sing-around

Sept 20th guest Terry Hiscock (CONFIRMED)

Sept 27th Sing-arounds

Oct 4th Sing-arounds

Oct 11th Sing-arounds (at the new temporary venue: The town Hall Waltham Abbey) 

Oct 18th guest Elizabeth Jameson (CONFIRMED)

Oct 25th Sing-around (Theme for the evening is PURPLE Jan’s favourite colour)

Waltham Abbey Folk Club Memorial for Jan Ayres,

all friends welcome!  

Nov 15th guests Na-Mara (Unfortunately have had to cancel due to illness).

Nov 15th guests Glyn & Rachel (CONFIRMED) 

Nov 1st, 22nd & 29th sing-arounds

Dec 6th guest Daria  Kulesh Unfortunately have had to cancel due to continuous problems with venue.

There will still be a sing-around for Monday 6th December, bring warm clothing if weather is still very cold.

Dec 13th guest Al Neville (CONFIRMED)

Dec 20th Yuletide Sing-around  ( CONFIRMED) Please bring a plate of finger food to share! Please feel free

to wear christmas related clothing! hats, jumpers, etc! P.s. Free admission for this meet! 

Dec 27th Bank Holiday club closed

About the club

About the club

Waltham Abbey is a historic and beautiful market town in the county of Essex at the very far North of London and on the edge of Epping Forest. The Abbey church is well worth a visit when you can, and the grounds contain the burial site of King Harold.

The Club has been operating since April 1990, and meets on most Mondays from 7.30 to 10.30pm. at

The Angel pub, Sun Street, EN9 1EJ, (01992 718671)

We are a small and friendly club who run Singarounds most weeks, with special Guest Nights about once a month. Past guests include Mawkin (who launched their first CD here many years ago), John Conolly, Jez Lowe, Pete Coe, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Damien Barber & Mike Wilson, and more recent and diverse newer faces to the Folk scene such as Emerald Hill, Said the Maiden and Delta Ladies.

On Singaround evenings you are welcome to chip in with songs, tunes, jokes, poems, monologues, or anything you would like to share with a friendly and appreciative audience or you can just watch and listen, and join in with the choruses if you will. We welcome traditional, contemporary and original material and a typical evening will produce a wide variety of content.

Although we are now in an open bar, we will continue to ask for your donations to participate, being £3 on Singaround Nights and £6 for Guest Nights (which will include a plate or two of delicious sandwiches). This will enable us to continue to book quality professional Guests and will also allow us to continue our previous policy of donating to good causes. We are now depositing £1 per head in the pubs Charity Jar.

Public Car Parks are nearby in Darby Drive or around the Town Centre, and are free after 6pm. Street parking is available in Darby Drive, which runs alongside and behind the pub. Single yellow lines apply until 6.30pm.

A selection of quality real ales will be on tap, and a good range of reasonably-priced drinks and beverages. For those who might like to eat before the session gets underway, we can recommend the generous hot meals which are served in the pub between 5 and 7pm.