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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Seasonal Singaround – SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER!
Thanks to Thomas McCarthy and all the singers for a great night to end our 2016 concerts!
Next up is our Seasonal Singaround on Sunday 11 December!
This will be different from our usual Singarounds, as we will be interspersing (good word that!) individual singers with unison singing of carols (we will project the words onto a screen, Sue’s laptop and Powerpoint skills permitting 😀 )
If you want to find out more about our Singarounds, please click here! (although please bear in mind that the page describes the usual format of our Singarounds and not this one, though it may still be useful if you haven’t been before!
£2. Door 7pm, Singing starts 7.15pm.
If you would like to, please bring seasonal food to share (The Ivy House doesn’t serve food on Sunday nights).
We look forward to seeing lots of you there!
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 will not be on sale from The Ivy House bar for a few weeks yet.
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/