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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January at the Goose!
All our regular nights are now held in The Ivy House ballroom – hooray!
The Goose year starts with the first Singaround of 2017 on Sunday 8 January. Do come along, singers and listeners all welcome!
Door 7pm, Singing starts 7.15pm, £2 on the door.
Then on Thursday 12 January we have our first club night of the year, with the fantastic Loreley!
This will be a preview show for Loreley’s new album “The Frozen North”, which is now due out in March.
This will also be our first club night at The Ivy House, which is exciting – but also slightly disconcerting, as we don’t yet know basic things like whether we will need to use PA! We are hoping not, but it depends on noise levels from the other rooms of the pub.
Floorsingers welcome, as always at our club nights! Please note, though, that we are rejigging our timings a bit to allow for three intervals, so there will now be twenty five minutes of floorsingers in each half. First come first served, so if you want to sing get there early (ish!) and put your name down at the list on the door.
The main interval will be a bit shorter than it was, but hey – there will still be the famous Goose raffle!!
Door 7pm, Live music starts 8pm, £7 on the door (no advance tickets for our club nights).
We finish January with a welcome return from the wonderful Jackie Oates, headlining our first concert of the year. Supports tonight will be the excellent Solasta and the equally excellent Mitchell & Vincent.
Click here to find out more about the evening!
Door 7pm, Live music starts 8pm, £12/10 advance £13/11 on the door.
Click here to buy advance tickets for Jackie Oates!
Advance tickets are also available from The Ivy House bar.
Please note that in future at concerts we will be having three intervals, with a short break after each of the support artists and a longer interval (but shorter than before!) after the headliner’s first set.
The lovely Ivy House will continue to offer the opportunity to order your interval drinks at the beginning of the evening so that they are ready for you at the bar at the start of the interval. In future, these will be on the ballroom bar, so please pick them up quickly so that those who didn’t order in advance can get to the bar!!
We hope to see you in January at one or more of the above Goose nights! xx
The Goose in 2017 – Important, please read!
We have now completed all our bookings for 2017. All the dates and artists’ names are now on the website, but it will take some considerable time to add all the artists’ information, so please bear with us.
Online concert tickets for all forthcoming concerts including 2017 are now on sale.
Click here to buy advance tickets for all our concerts!
Tickets are also available from The Ivy House bar.
From January 2017, all our nights will be held at The Ivy House. We have to make quite a few changes to the website due to this, so again, please also bear with us while we do that. 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 are also changing some of our door and start times next year.
Changes to our Singarounds
When we first started our Singarounds, back in the day Upstairs at the Mag, 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 (or rather, at our table, see below!).
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 ……
Now that our Singarounds are held in the Ivy House ballroom, we will take the money at our ticket table in the middle of the room. This will mean that people not coming to the Singaround can still move freely between the other two pub rooms. Interested pub goers will also still be able to stand at the back and get a taste of the Singaround without having to pay.
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
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/