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Welcome to The Goose Is Out!

We are Nyge and Sue, and we  run regular folk music concerts, club nights and singarounds, all  in Nunhead, London SE15.

We are proud that all these nights are  now held  at The Ivy House, which is London’s first community-owned pub (the Goose has community shares!)

We are also  involved in various other community events, and for the last few years have run the music stage at the Dulwich Festival Fair on Goose Green in SE22, right opposite the pub where we first started out!

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PHIL BEER plus Rosewood and Sumner Anderson! TONIGHT Friday 24 February!




Phil Beer

We are very excited to have Phil Beer coming to the Goose for the first time!

Half of that little-known (joke) duo Show of Hands, Phil is an absolutely superb singer and musician in his own right. And as always (we hope you agree) we have two cracking support acts too tonight.

Click here to find out more about Phil Beer!

Click here to find out more about Rosewood!

Click here to find out more about Sumner Anderson!

Tickets are £14/12 advance, £15/13 on the door.

Click here to buy tickets now!

Advance tickets are also available from The Ivy House bar.

PLEASE NOTE! We take advance tickets offline during the afternoon of the concert to enable us to go down to the venue and set up. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR TONIGHT FROM 7PM!

Door 7pm, Live music starts 8pm.

Click here to find out more about the evening!

The Goose in 2017 – Important, please read!




We have now completed all our bookings for 2017.  We have nearly finished putting all the artists’ information online, so please bear with us as it’s a long job!

Online concert tickets for all forthcoming concerts  are now on sale.

Click here to buy advance tickets for all our concerts!

Tickets are also available  from The Ivy House bar.

All our nights are now held at The Ivy House. We have had to make quite a few changes to the website due to this. We think we have found them all, but please let us know if you come across anything which is still out of date!

We would like to thank Russell and all the bar staff at The White Horse for being so welcoming and  helpful  whilst we held our club nights  there.

Please note that we have also changed  some of our door and start  times. For ALL our nights, the door will now open at 7pm. For concerts and  club nights, the live music will start at 8pm. Singaround singing will start at 7.15pm.

Changes to our Singarounds




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When we first started our Singarounds, back in the day at the CPT (then the Mag, then the Nun),  they were  free.

Some time later, we began sending a bag around in the interval for voluntary contributions to help cover the general expenses of running the Goose. We  made the contributions voluntary  because we did not want to deter people from coming who genuinely could not afford to pay.

We have very reluctantly decided that (as from our  October 2016 Singaround) , we will ask people to pay £2 on the door .

We have come to this decision because we need to use this money to subsidise any losses (which in some cases can be considerable) we make on our concerts and club nights.

Because The Ivy House holds 100 fewer people than DHFC (our previous concert venue) did, our sellout concerts no longer make as much  money, so we have less dosh available  to subsidise those concerts which are not well attended (and to help cover all our other expenses).

Having a cushion of money in hand will hopefully stop us (well, Sue Laughing)  stressing quite so much about advance ticket sales, or  lack of them  ……

We hope that you will understand our reasons for doing this, and that £2 is sufficiently low that even those on a low income will be able to afford it. Additional donations are of course welcome Laughing

To soften the blow, we now give you a free raffle ticket (though unlike the club night raffle, we are  afraid that the prizes do not include CDs we have actually paid for ……Laughing   )

 Please click here to find out lots more about our Singarounds!

Due to increasing numbers of people coming to our Singarounds, hooray, as from March we will be moving “our” table to the door from the front bar, to leave more room for people to sit in the ballroom. We will make every effort to still keep the seating arrangements as informal as possible – ie not in a circle and not in rows!

Concert Tickets on Sale!




Concert at The Ivy HouseWell, we have lots of other things on apart from concerts, but at the moment our concerts are the only things we sell advance  tickets for.

You  can either buy tickets online (see below) or at  The Ivy House bar. However if we are close to selling out, we stop selling tickets at The Ivy House to prevent overselling.

Subscribers to our newsletter will receive updates on the ticket situation, which we will also post on our home page here if selling out looks likely. You can subscribe via the link on the right of this page!

We have  completed our bookings for 2017 and are just in the process of putting all the info on here. Tickets are already on sale, and we expect some of next year’s concerts to sell out.

Click here to buy advance online tickets for our concerts!

Please note that  there may sometimes be more than one page of our concerts  on WeGotTickets!

Click here to find out more about what our concerts are like!

Click here for more information about what’s on, including our club nights and Singarounds!

Local Folk Tunes Session




Local Session

The Goose does not run sessions but if you are looking for one locally, South London Tunes Collective meets on the last Monday of the month for a friendly and informal session at The Castle pub, 280 Crystal Place Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9JJ.  All acoustic melody instrument players are welcome.

Each session  a new folk tune is learned by ear, phrase by phrase, and  tunes learned  in previous sessions are revisited.  More details can be found at