It is with disappointment that the scheduled re opening of Waltham Abbey Folk Club set for 21st June will now be postponed for a further 4 weeks due to the revised Government guide for Lockdown. All being well, the NEW DATE will be Monday 19th July.
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.
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 .
NEW DATE FOR SUMMER SING AT LAMBOURNE END.
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 .firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The club takes place on Monday evenings at
The Town Mead Sports & Social Club
The Mead Suite 19.30hrs for 20.00hrs through until 22.30hrs
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:
(Not for profit event)
Taking place again at
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
The Lambourne End Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End Essex
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Friendly, sociable Singaround Weekend.
Children & Dogs welcome (must be supervised)
DAY & FULL WEEKEND TICKETS AVAILABLE
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
‘STEPDANCE ON A SMALL BOARD CONTEST’
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
MIDSUMMER SING TICKETS
NB Charges may change due to Lambourne End Centre raising their prices .
FULL WEEKEND: £24 per person
OR DAY TICKETS:
FRIDAY (after 4pm) £ 5 per person
SATURDAY (Full day & night) £15 per person
SUNDAY (until 4pm) £ 5 per person
+ ADDITIONAL FOR CAMPING
VENUE CAMPING CHARGES: £7 per person per night
SATURDAY EVENING: FISH / VEGGIE-BURGER & CHIPS SUPPER – £8 per person
All guest evenings for 2020 now postponed until2021- to as near date as possible to original day , but obviously a year on !
July 26th singarounds
Aug 2nd/9th/16th/23rd singarounds
Aug 30th BankHoliday Club Closed
Sept 13th guests Hannah Elizabeth & Griff Jameson (to be confirmed)
Sept 6th,20th & 27th singarounds
Oct 11h guest Robert Lane (to be confirmed)
Oct 4th , 18th & 25th singarounds
Nov 15th guests Na-Mara (to be confirmed)
Nov 1st, 18th, 22nd & 29th singarounds
Dec 21st Yuletide meal & singaround
Dec 6th guest Craig Joiner (to be confirmed)
Dec 143h singaround
Dec 20th Yuletide meal (to be confirmed)
Dec 27th Bank Holiday club closed
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 Â£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.