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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. We also support instrumental sessions  for beginners, all  in Nunhead, London SE15.

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

We also  run stages at various local (to us!) community events during the year, mainly in East Dulwich, London SE22, which was where we first started out.

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!

Tom Blackburn at THE OLD NUN’S HEAD – Friday 12 February!





Last time Tom came to the Goose he supported Martin Carthy at The Ivy House.

This time he is headlining in his own right at our very last club night ever at The Old Nun’s Head before the lovely panelled room upstairs with the great acoustics is turned into a craft beer bar (see below :(  ).

Tom is a very worthy final headliner, so do come along and help give us a good send off before we head for the wilds of Peckham and The White Horse!

Click here to find out more about Tom Blackburn!

Click here to find out more about our club nights!

Tickets £7 on the door only (no advance tickets).

Door  7.45pm, Live music starts 8pm, Floorsingers welcome!

Benefit Concert for Refugees at The Ivy House – THANK YOU!




Ewan McLennan

Thomas McCarthyOur sold out benefit concert for refugees at The Ivy House on Friday 15 January made £2650 from ticket sales, the raffle and donations. With Gift Aid added (ticket sales aren’t eligible for Gift Aid) there is a pretty incredible grand total of £2794 !!!!!

The  excellent  Ewan McLennan   and  Thomas McCarthy   headlined, and also appearing were  Aimee Leonard & Emmie Ward (with Mary Currie), Pete Cooper and Gentlefolk!

Thank you so much to everybody involved who gave their time for free, including all the artists, Rob our poster designer, Pascal our sound technician, and all the helpers on the night.

Thanks also to everybody who bought a ticket, gave a donation, bought a raffle ticket or   donated a prize for the raffle. Thanks to The Ivy House for letting us have a cancelled night at very short notice, and thanks to the fantastic audience.

All  proceeds (less a small amount towards artists’ travel expenses) have gone to Help Refugees, a charitable fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift fund (we have to word it like that for legal reasons, sorry …… )

Help Refugees are a volunteer group providing practical help such as building shelters and providing heaters for refugees in Calais and Lesbos. Their website is

They say “Thanks so much for your” (ie everyone’s!) “wonderful efforts. Really appreciate you holding this fundraising on behalf of the refugees. We will ensure proceeds are put to immediate use. With temperatures dropping below zero, our biggest focus right now is warmth. These funds will very much help towards that.”





We found out on 8 January that the function room upstairs at The Old Nun’s Head is to be turned into a craft beer bar, and we will not be able to hold any Goose nights there after the end of February.

We are very sorry about this as the room is cosy with great acoustics, but of course we are delighted  for all the people who like craft beer and need a whole bar to themselves to buy and drink it in 😀  That wasn’t grammatical, was it? Nor polite. Oh well 😀

We now have replacement venues. Please bear with us while we make all the necessary changes to the website, as we also had to rearrange some dates and bookings.


Ivy House bar
The lovely Ivy House will now be hosting our Singarounds, in the Refectory (this is the room next to the ballroom where we hold our concerts).

They will still be on the second Sunday of the month, and the first one at The Ivy House will be on Sunday 13 March.

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. We hope it may encourage other people in the pub  to get up and give us a song!

We do hope that all our lovely singers and listeners will still come! It’s only just down the road from The Old Nun’s Head, and it’s a friendly, cosy pub with  a great range of ales!


From March, our club nights will  be held on a THURSDAY night at the lovely refurbished White Horse in Peckham.

Click here to find out about The White Horse!

Our final club night at The Old Nun’s Head will be on Friday 12 February with the very excellent Tom Blackburn , replacing Steve Dan Mills who has had to cancel.

Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy on 27 May is Sold Out!




Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy

This concert is now sold out (as of 22 December).

If you missed out on tickets, and want to make sure this doesn’t happen again, please subscribe to our newsletter via the link on the right!

Subscribers get to know immediately tickets go on sale, and we let people know the ticket situation from then onwards  if a gig gets near to selling out (we do also put this information on our website, but you may be less likely to see it in time!).

The Ivy House now runs lists of people who have Goose concert tickets they can’t use and people who want them. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further 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.

Our bookings for 2016 are now complete, and our concert headliners are Wizz JonesThe Furrow CollectiveJohn Kirkpatrick, Eliza Carthy & Martin Carthy (sold out, sorry), Naomi Bedford, 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.