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Welcome to The Goose Is Out!

If you don’t already know us, we run regular folk music concerts, club nights and singarounds, all  in Nunhead and Peckham, London SE15. We also support (but do not run ourselves) instrumental sessions  for beginners.

We are proud that both our concerts and singarounds are  now held  at The Ivy House, which is London’s first community-owned pub (the Goose has community shares!)

We also  run an outdoor  stage at the annual Dulwich Festival Fair in May, on Goose Green in East Dulwich, London SE22, which was where we first started out, and are involved in various other community events.

If you’d like to receive our newsletter and be amongst the first to hear the latest Goose news and bookings, just subscribe via the link on the right!

Please note that some venues and timings are changing from March 2016 – all should be updated on our website but please let us know if you spot anything wrong!

Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds at The Ivy House! Friday 24 June!




Naomi Bedford

We have long loved Naomi Bedford for her fantastic voice and fantastic songs, so we are delighted to be welcoming her back to the Goose as a concert headliner, accompanied by Paul Simmonds (of The Men They Couldn’t Hang)!

Naomi’s second album, A History Of Insolence – Songs of Freedom, Dissent and Strife, released in 2015, received well deserved excellent reviews (including from the Goose in Folk London ! )

She has been described by Maverick Magazine as “…achingly expressive … totally captivating …. Original and quite intriguing ” , with which assessment we would completely agree!

Two fantastic supports tonight, too, folk/punk singer Little Big Noise, aka Nick Torry, and singer/songwriter Kevin Barber.

Click here to find out more and to watch videos of Naomi, Paul, Nick and Kevin!

Door 7pm, Live music starts 8pm.

Tickets £10/8 advance, £11/9 on the door.

Advance tickets are available from The Ivy House bar or online.

Click here to buy advance tickets for Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds!

PLEASE NOTE!! We will be taking tickets offline mid afternoon on the day of the concert to enable us to print out the ticket list and go down to the venue, but TICKETS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR!





Our club nights and singarounds both have new venues, due to the impending conversion of “our” room upstairs at The Old Nun’s Head to a craft beer bar  where no live music is allowed to sully (good word that!) the sacred imbibing of craft beer :)

Hopefully all our website information is now updated, but please contact us  if you notice any errors!


Ivy House bar
The lovely Ivy House now hosts our Singarounds, in the Refectory (this is the room next to the ballroom where we hold our concerts).  If you don’t know it, this community owned pub is  a friendly, cosy place with  a great range of ales!

The Singarounds  will still be on the second Sunday of the month, and now start at 7pm.

Click here to find out more about The Ivy House!

The room will be open to people not specifically there for the Singarounds, so the vibe will be different, but we think there are all sorts of advantages to having a singaround which is actually happening in the community rather than confined to a separate room, and in fact that was how we started out at the CPT (The Crystal Palace Tavern in East Dulwich, which became The Great Exhibition and is now totally unsuited to a singaround!) .

We hope the fact that the singaround is in a bar  may encourage other people in the pub  to get up and give us a song!


As from March, our club nights are on a THURSDAY night at the lovely refurbished White Horse in Peckham, which has good food and real ales!

Click here to find out about The White Horse!


The sessions have moved to  The Castle, 280 Crystal Palace Rd, London SE22 9JJ. Please contact Amanda Tuke on  for more information.

Concert Tickets on Sale!




Concert at The Ivy HouseWell, we have lots of other things on apart from concerts, but 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!

Still to come in 2016 are  Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds, Saul Rose & James Delarre, John Spiers, Mike Cooper and Thomas McCarthy.

Click here to buy advance online tickets for our concerts!

Please note that  there may sometimes be more than one page of our gigs 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!

New Arrangements for Ticket Reallocation for Sold Out Concerts




Where a concert has sold out, we used to put people with tickets they couldn’t use in touch with people who wanted them, on the night of the concert.

This became too much of a hassle for us on top of everything else we had to do, so we reluctantly stopped doing it.

We are delighted to tell you that the lovely Ivy House people have offered to run two waiting lists – one for people who have spare tickets for a concert, and one for people who want to buy tickets (ONLY after all tickets have been sold out).

If you have spare tickets, The Ivy House will give you a refund IF they have somebody who wishes to buy those tickets at their full face value.

We have cleared this arrangement with WeGotTickets, on the understanding that it will only be available for sold out concerts.

Where a concert has not sold out, if you have  tickets bought online which you cannot use you will still be able to reallocate them to somebody else via the WeGotTickets website.