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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These are all really excellent local artists, so please come and support them (and us!) It’s FREE, there’s lots of other stuff going on and it’s always a good afternoon! Though as always we hope for good weather!
And yes – it is the same day as our May Singaround at The Ivy House in the evening. It always is. And yes we will be very tired (we have to be on Goose Green at crack of dawn for the stage and PA arriving). AAARRRGGGHH but it’s always a great day!
We wonder how many of you recognise the picture above, which was on the front (or back, depending which way round you looked at it) of our very first flyers?
Our first Goose gig ever was on 28 March 2008, Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern (right opposite Goose Green), and our headliner was Dave Swarbrick. He was very late due to being held up in a motorway jam following an accident (not his, luckily!) and we had to rearrange the whole evening to put all the supports on first. In those days we were quite naive, and if memory serves there were about five lots of supports!
Oh what a relief when we saw Swarb come into the room with his fiddle under his arm, to do his two (brilliant, obviously) 45 minute sets back to back!
Well, there have been a lot of venue changes and quite a few ups and downs since then, but somehow we have survived it all.
Thanks to everybody along the way who has been so supportive – artists, agents, pub staff and of course our lovely audiences. Another ten years? Maybe ….. 😀
Tickets are also available from The Ivy House bar, but please be aware that to avoid overselling (and exceeding the venue’s legal capacity) we take tickets off sale at the bar when a concert is near to selling out.
Please contact us if you have a query which is not answered in the link above.
Please note that during our concerts and club nights, you will not be able to access the ballroom (where our nights are held) from the refectory, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BOUGHT AN ADVANCE TICKET . If you are already in the refectory, please use the garden door and go round the side of the pub to access the ballroom and the ticket/handstamp table from the front bar.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, but unfortunately we have had problems in the past with people using this door to avoid payment, and we can no longer have somebody there every night checking handstamps.
We experimented for a while with allowing people to eat in the ballroom prior to the live music starting, but for various reasons this did not work, so we no longer allow food in the ballroom AT ANY TIME after the door opens at 7pm.
If you want to eat the Ivy House’s yummy food, please try to arrive in time to eat in one of the other rooms. You are welcome to save a seat in the ballroom once the door opens at 7pm and eat elsewhere, and you can also phone The Ivy House in advance to reserve a table to eat in one of the other rooms.
You may have to wait a while for your food at busy times, so please allow plenty of time to ensure you catch all the live music!
Please note that the Ivy House stops taking orders for food at 6pm on Sundays.
Our concerts and club nights are often very crowded. We never exceed the room’s legal capacity, but in order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the music, we do keep space at the back for standing room only.
Therefore, please do not bring additional seats into the ballroom, as you will be asked to take them out again.
If you must have a seat for health reasons, please either come when the door opens at 7pm to be sure of a seat, or if this is not possible, please contact us before the night so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you.
We hope you understand!
We now charge £2 entry to the Singaround, for both singers and listeners. We hope that this is sufficiently low that nobody will be deterred from coming due to the cost.
To soften the blow, we include in the price a raffle ticket. In the interval we will draw two tickets for the lucky winners to have a dip in our famous (or infamous) Goose raffle bags …..
The Singaround finishes no later than 10.30pm, when the bar closes, to give us and the bar staff time to clear up before The Ivy House closes at 11pm (as it is a Sunday).
ENJOY YOUR EVENING!
Concert Tickets on Sale!
Well, 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!
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.