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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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OYSTERS 3, Hadrian’s Union, Julian Lebender – FRIDAY 31 MARCH!




Oysters 3Well what can we say? It’s the three founder members of the fantastic Oyster Band!

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories   –    an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career.


Click here to find out more about Oysters3!

Hadrian’s Union are a brilliant five piece folk rock band.

Click here to find out more about Hadrian’s Union!

Julian Lebender

Julian Lebender is a name to watch – you will be able to say in years to come that you saw him first in 2017 at The Ivy House!

Click here to find out more about Julian Lebender!

Click here to find out more about the evening!

Click here to find out more about our concerts!

Tickets are £16/13 advance, £17/14 on the door (if any left)

Click here to buy advance tickets!

Tickets are also available in advance of the evening from The Ivy House bar.

Problems with our newsletter/mailing list provider/contact form




Crying gooseAs those of you who currently receive our newsletter will have noticed, there are some recent problems which we are trying to resolve with the provider.

Please bear with us, and profuse apologies for any inconvenience.

And it never rains but it pours. We have just discovered that some messages sent to us via the contact form on this website have been going into a spam folder. Where they are deleted after thirty days (we have just retrieved three).

If you have contacted us and received no reply (and probably thought us extremely rude) please if you see this could you contact us again.  We always reply to messages unless they don’t apppear to need a reply.

AAAAARRRRGGHHHH modern technology, eh  🙁

The Goose in 2017 – Venue, times, tickets, door, Singaround and food changes!




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All our nights are now held at The Ivy House.


Please note that we have  changed  some of our door and start  times. For ALL our nights, the door will now open at 7pm. For concerts and  club nights, the live music will start at 8pm. Singaround singing will start at 7.15pm.


Online concert tickets for all forthcoming Friday (and one Saturday) concerts  are now on sale. Tickets are also available  from The Ivy House bar.

Click here to buy advance tickets for all our concerts!

We do not sell advance tickets for our Thursday club nights and Sunday singarounds.


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 do not allow food in the ballroom during the live music  because of the potential disturbance to our  artists and audience.

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 in advance to reserve a table to eat in  one of the other rooms.

As from the March concert with Oysters3, we are trialling allowing eating in the ballroom prior to the live music starting. However you will only be able to order food up to 7.30pm, and all plates etc will need to be cleared from the room by 8pm. This will be dependent on there being space available to eat.

Please note that the Ivy House does not serve food on Sunday evenings, so the above does not apply to the Singaround.


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 …..


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. You can subscribe via the link on the right of this page!

Click here to buy advance online tickets for our concerts!

Please note that  there may sometimes be more than one page of our concerts  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!

Local Folk Tunes Session




Local 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