Guest eves

Due to the coronavirus lockdown Waltham Abbey folk club is closed for an indeterminate period .

All guests booked up until the end of July 2020 have been postponed to similar dates for 2021.

No decision has yet been made for guest artists booked from Sept 2020 on.

The Sultan Pub closed the week before the official lockdown and we have not been notified if this closure is due to covid 19 or lack of custom in general.

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 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 at

The Sultan

Sewardstone Road

Waltham Abbey

From JAN 6th 2020 NEW VENUE


Sewardstone Road

Waltham Abbey EN9 1PD

Parking off road ,outside the pub .

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: – 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


Facebook: folkclubwalthamabbey

Whats on?

Diary Dates

All guest evenings for 2020 now postponed until2021- to as near date as possible to original day , but obviosly a year on !

2021Venue Sultan PH Sewardstone Road

Jan 4th Bank Holiday club closed

Jan 11th / 25th Singarounds

Jan 18th Singaround plus Feature Alan Orris

Feb 1st/8th/15th/22nd Singarounds guest TBA

Mar 15th Guest Richard Grainger

Mar 1st/8th/22nd/29th singarounds

April 5th Easter Monday Club Closed

April 12thFeature John & Monica Harris charity eve

April 19th/26th singarounds

May 17th guest Odette Michell

May 3rd &31st Bank Holidays Club Closed

May 10th/24ths singaround

June 14th guests Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

June 7th/21st/28th singarounds

June 18th/19th/20th Summer Sing weekend at Lambourne End Manor Rd RM 4 1PD Entire weekend or session tickets.

See separate page for further details .Guest musicians for stepdance contest Will Allen ,melodeon & Martin Clarke , fiddle

July 6th guest Bernard Hoskin

July 12th, 19th singarounds

July 26th guest Terry Hiscock

Aug 2nd/9th/16th/23rd singarounds

Aug 30th BankHoliday Club Closed

Sept 13th guests Hannah Elizabeth & Griff Jameson

Sept 6th,20th & 27th singarounds

Oct 11h guest Robert Lane

Oct 4th , 18th & 25th singarounds

Nov 15th guests Na-Mara

Nov 1st, 18th, 22nd & 29th singarounds

Dec 21st Yuletide meal & singaround

Dec 6th gueat Craig Joiner

Dec 143h singaround

Dec 20th Yuletide meal tbc

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.