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 and Peckham, London SE15.
We are proud that both our concerts and singarounds 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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JOHN SPIERS, Aartwork, Emma & The Hot Tub Men – FRIDAY 28 October at The Ivy House!
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 will wait until our last night at The White Horse, which is on Thursday 10 November with the fantastic Elliot Morris. We would like to thank Russell and all the bar staff at The White Horse for being so welcoming and helpful whilst we were there.
Please note that we are also changing some of our door and start times next year.
Advance Drinks Orders at Concerts
We know sometimes when the bar is very busy on a Friday night, you may have to wait a while to get served.
To try to help both you and the bar staff, the lovely people at The Ivy House have agreed to take advance orders for drinks which will be available for you at the main interval (presently at 9.15pm at the end of the headliner’s first set).
All you have to do is to order (and pay for) your interval drinks when you buy your first drink/s of the evening on arrival.
The drinks will be waiting for you at 9.15pm on the bar in the refectory (the room at the side of the ballroom where the concert is held. We now block this door for most of the concert, so that we don’t need to have somebody there all night checking handstamps, but we will make sure it is open during this interval to ensure that you can pick up your drinks!
If by some horrible mischance the particular ale you ordered has run out by the time of the interval, the bar person will either refund you or suggest a suitable yummy alternative.
We do hope that this system will work (and thanks to Elizabeth for suggesting it!) but if there are any glitches at first, do let us know and we’ll try to sort them out.
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!
Well, we have lots of other things on apart from concerts, but at the moment 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!
Still to come in 2016 are John Spiers, and Thomas McCarthy.
As of October, we are just firming up (oh dear, remnants of corporate speak there, sorry) our bookings for 2017. We will be putting them onto this website (and onto WeGotTickets) soon, hopefully by the end of this month. Watch this space – OR subscribe to our newsletter (via the link on the right of this page) to get the first news. We expect some of next year’s concerts to sell out.
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.