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Welcome to The Goose Is Out!

We are Nyge and Sue, and we  run regular folk music concerts 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!)

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Latest update from the Goose!

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We have 2021 concerts pencilled in with Alasdair Roberts (24 September ), Ewan McLennan (29 October) and Martin Simpson (26 November),  plus a 2022 concert with Eliza Carthy, Saul Rose and Dave Delarre (22 April 2022). The first two were postponed from 2020.

None of us knows what Covid restrictions may be in place on these dates, so until it is confirmed that these concerts can go ahead as normal,  we will not be selling tickets.

We will let you know as soon as we are (hopefully!) able to put tickets on sale. If you don’t already subscribe to our newsletter, do click on the link on the right as we will be letting newsletter subscribers know as soon as we are able to put tickets up on WeGotTickets.

Meantime, we continue to run  our Zoom Singarounds on the second Sunday of the month! As with our “live” Singarounds, both singers and listeners are welcome! We send out the Zoom link on the Saturday before the Singaround.  Please let us know by the Friday before the Singaround  if you would like to be sent the link (you will then be on the emailing list for each month’s  Zoom singarounds unless you let us know otherwise).

You can contact us here!

Keep safe and well, everybody xxx

Please Help to Save The Ivy House!

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Keep The Ivy House Alive!

Our lovely venue, London’s first community-owned pub, is presently closed – for obvious reasons – but still has to pay some costs.

It has started a crowdfunder to help cover those costs until such time as it can re-open, and is now on phase 2 with a new stretch target of £12,000.

The Ivy House says: “These crucial funds will enable us maintain our beautiful building and cover the pub’s costs during closure for 1 extra month. They will also help us increase the assistance we can offer to those members of our team who are facing financial hardship.

Thank you for your wonderful support to date. Let’s keep going! ”

Please consider contributing! There are rewards! Including tickets to Goose concerts (with – shock horror) – A RESERVED SEAT  OF YOUR CHOICE !!!

Click here for details of the crowdfunder and how you can contribute!

Please help our artists out by buying their music!

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At this weird time, singers and musicians are losing a lot of money because – for obvious reasons – their gigs are being cancelled.

We are gradually updating this website to include links where you can help them out by buying their music.

Please bear with us whilst we work out the best place to put the links, and then finish doing it.

Keep safe, everybody, and see you on the other side ….. the other side of the virus thing that is, not the other side of the Styx ….

Coronavirus as of 3 May

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We have sadly had to postpone our March, April and May concerts, and will be rearranging them as soon as we can.

We are now running our Singarounds as virtual Singarounds via Zoom (see above! Please contact us if you would like to take part!)

We are keeping all other forthcoming gigs under review.

We will keep in touch with you re the situation via this website, our newsletter (if you don’t subscribe, click on the “contact us” link on the menu on the left of this page) and via social media such as Facebook (The Goose Is Out) and Twitter (@thegooseisout).

We hope you understand. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Take care of yourselves!

Love Nyge and Sue x

Coronavirus as at 12 March

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We are keeping a close eye on the situation re the coronavirus, and (as you will see above) have already reluctantly decided to cancel our upcoming concert with Wizz Jones, Alfie Jones and Zach Johnson.

Apparently people can have this virus  and transmit it to others without having any symptoms themselves, and without knowing they have got it. So they  themselves  may be fine, or go on to have very mild symptoms, but they could transmit it to somebody else who might not be so lucky.

Given that people will be sitting close together at our  concerts and singarounds  for quite a long time, and that the demographic of our audience  means that a  lot of them will be in high risk groups, we don’t want to be responsible for anybody catching the virus.

We know that government advice has not yet extended to this kind of gathering, but  we seem to be lagging behind some other countries in that respect, so we would rather be safe than sorry.

We will be keeping our forthcoming singarounds and concerts under review on a date by date basis, but as things are at the moment it looks like we may have to cancel/postpone some of those as well.

We will keep in touch with you re the situation via this website, our newsletter (if you don’t subscribe, click on the “contact us” link on the menu on the left of this page) and via social media such as Facebook (The Goose Is Out) and Twitter (@thegooseisout).

We hope you understand. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Take care of yourselves!

Love Nyge and Sue x

SEATS AT OUR CONCERTS – A REMINDER!

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As you will know if you have been there, the lovely Ivy House is a pub, not a theatre!

As we say elsewhere on our website, and on our WeGotTickets page, our concerts are half seated and half standing. The capacity of the ballroom where we hold our concerts is 150.

The pub only has a limited number of chairs and stools, and clearly some of those have to be used for people in the two other rooms who are not coming to our concert!

If you must have a seat, for example if you have a disability which means you are unable to stand, please arrive when the door opens at 7pm in order to be sure of a seat.

If you are not able to arrive at 7pm, please contact us in advance explaining the situation, and we will make appropriate arrangements.

If you do not do this, and you bring in chairs or stools from elsewhere in the pub, please do not be offended when you are  asked to take them out again, as they are needed for customers who are not coming to the concert, plus you will be taking up space which is needed for people to stand.

Thank you for your understanding!