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!)
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!
COMING UP IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER!
We don’t run our concerts and club nights over the Summer period, when many people are on holiday or at festivals.
We do however continue with our Singarounds!
The next one will be on Sunday 11 August.
Door 7pm, Singing starts promptly at 7.15pm and finishes by 10.30pm at the latest.
Singers and listeners all welcome! Click here for more information about our Singarounds!
Please note that on a Sunday The Ivy House stops serving food at 6pm, so if you would like to eat, please arrive early!
Our first club night after the Summer will be on Thursday 12 September with Jeff Warner.
Our first concert after the Summer will be on Friday 27 September with Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick.
Our September singaround is on Sunday 8 September.
We wish you all a great Summer with lots of good music (and good weather!)
We have lots more coming up in 2019!
Click here to see who is coming up at the Goose!
Advance tickets for all our forthcoming concerts are now available online.
Click here to buy advance tickets online!
If you don’t want to pay the online booking fee (which all online ticket agents apply to cover their admin costs), tickets are also on sale at The Ivy House bar (to personal callers only).
We advise you to buy your tickets early as popular concerts sell out very quickly.
Tickets will also be available on the door provided the concert is not sold out in advance.
We do not sell advance tickets for our club nights or our singarounds.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
UNDER EIGHTEENS – PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE
Following a change in management at The Ivy House, we have just found out that we are no longer allowed to have people under eighteen at any of our nights (except the Singaround up to 8pm). We are very very sorry about this.
We have asked WeGotTickets to contact everybody who has bought concessionary tickets for our forthcoming concerts. If any of these are for under eighteens, we will arrange a refund via WeGotTickets.
If you bought concessionary tickets at The Ivy House bar and you are under eighteen, or you bought them for an under eighteen year old, please contact The Ivy House and they will refund you.
Our apologies again for any inconvenience caused. Unfortunately and confusingly, the policy has changed a few times since we started running our events there.
IMPORTANT! DATA PROTECTION!
You will only be on our emailing list to receive our newsletters if you have either opted in via a form on our website or given us your email address on a form specifically for that purpose at one of our gigs.
We do not use your email address for any purpose except to contact you about our forthcoming gigs and other Goose matters (very occasionally we may additionally include in the newsletter information about other folk-related events).
If at any point you wish to unsubscribe from our emailing list, there is an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every newsletter.
We would never pass your email address to any third party without your express written permission.
If you are not on our emailing list and wish to be, please fill in the SECOND form on the Contact Us page. You can also get to the form via the “newsletter” link on this page (above right).
Some Important Goosey Things To Note!
All our nights are held at The Ivy House.
For all our nights, the door opens at 7pm. For concerts and club nights, the live music starts at 8pm and finishes at 11pm. Singaround singing starts at 7.15pm and finishes no later than 10.30pm.
Online concert tickets for Friday concerts are available from WeGotTickets.
Tickets are also available from The Ivy House bar (in person only), but please be aware that to avoid overselling (and exceeding the venue’s legal capacity) we take tickets off sale at the bar when a concert is near to selling out.
Click here to buy advance tickets for concerts!
We do not sell advance tickets for our Thursday club nights and Sunday singarounds.
For more information about tickets, please click here.
Please contact us if you have a query which is not answered in the link above.
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 experimented for a while with allowing people to eat in the ballroom prior to the live music starting, but for various reasons this did not work, so we no longer allow food in the ballroom AT ANY TIME after the door opens at 7pm.
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 The Ivy House in advance to reserve a table to eat in one of the other rooms.
You may have to wait a while for your food at busy times, so please allow plenty of time to ensure you catch all the live music!
Please note that the Ivy House stops taking orders for food at 6pm on Sundays.
Our concerts and club nights are often very crowded. We never exceed the room’s legal capacity, but in order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the music, we do keep space at the back for standing room only.
Therefore, please do not bring additional seats into the ballroom, as you will be asked to take them out again.
If you must have a seat for health reasons, please either come when the door opens at 7pm to be sure of a seat, or if this is not possible, please contact us before the night so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you.
We hope you understand!
We now charge £3 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 …..
The Singaround finishes no later than 10.30pm, when the bar closes, to give us and the bar staff time to clear up before The Ivy House closes at 11pm (as it is a Sunday).
ENJOY YOUR EVENING!
Concert Tickets on Sale!