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!
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 We think we have found them all, but please let us know if you come across anything which is still out of date!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
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 ) 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
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 …… )
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!
Local Folk Tunes 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthLondonTunes/