Friday 24 April - POSTPONED



Please read this first bit, and then scroll down – you can help our headliners by buying their music!!

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, this concert has sadly been postponed, to a future date as yet to be decided.

If you have already bought tickets and wish to hold onto your tickets until the new date, that’s great,  but you are welcome to a refund now if you prefer (or later on if you can’t make the new date once it has been confirmed).

You will be contacted by either WeGotTickets (if you bought advance tickets online) or by The Ivy House (if you bought advance tickets from The Ivy House bar).

We are very sorry for any inconvenience and/or disappointment caused.

Please contact us if you have any queries (there is a contact form at the bottom of the menu on the left hand side of this page).

Love Nyge and Sue aka The Goose Is Out!  xxx


Three excellent joint headliners for our first Goose Americana Night!

Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke

Fran McGillivray ( vocals & bass guitar ) and Mike Burke ( acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals)  are exciting and compelling performers and songwriters with  a strong following on the roots music scene.Their own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of material from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues.

Click here to find out more about Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke!

You can buy Fran and Mike’s CDs from their website:



Jackdaw launch

JackDaw is a union of Rob Anderson and a number of London musicians, primarily from the local Americana community. Rather than a band per se, JackDaw is home for songs written by Rob and Wayne Drury and live performances include a varying combination of the musicians involved.

Greg Johnson of Maverick Magazine has said of their recent album, ‘No Cactus’: “This is an excellent album… great musicians, fine songwriting and a wonderful laid back groove.”

Here’s what Rob has to say about JackDaw!

I’ve been playing acoustic guitar music for far more of my adult life than I like to admit, and up until a few years back it was always material written by others, including my old pal Wayne Drury, who back in the States created a catalogue of great songs that we sang and walked away from… at least I did. In 1979 I went to France (staying longer than planned) and in 1981 Wayne wrote a song for me while I was there. It took more than 30 years for me to finally write one for him. And somehow that kicked off my own writing.

Amazingly, there are now enough songs for an album, and with astounding support from too many Londoners to list here, I’ve been persuaded to try and put them down.

Over the last year I’ve been sneaking into a local studio with a generous producer and a gang of wonderful musicians quietly recording nine of my songs and two of Wayne’s, including the two mentioned above.

Click here to find out more about JackDaw!

If you’d like to listen to the songs and perhaps buy a CD, do go to JackDaw’s website at (info coming soon 🙂 )

James Riley

Anglo-American and raised in London, James followed his roots back to Nashville in 2015 for a short trip – which ended up becoming a 2-year odyssey. Whilst in Tennessee he met Grammy-winning producer Matthew Odmark, and recorded his debut album “Transatlantica”.

Since returning to the UK, James has been building towards his the release of his new record, putting out teaser singles, creating cinematic music videos, and through a slew of live shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness, Shrewsbury Folk & Maverick, slow-burning his way towards national notoriety– and heads have indeed begun turning. The past 18 months have seen James nominated for no fewer than 4 awards – as well as yielding national TV and radio coverage, and international tours on both sides of the Atlantic.

This is an exciting new chapter for this transatlantic songsmith, and a long-awaited opportunity to share with the world the fruits of a hard-won musical journey.

“Awesome… like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions”

Laura Marling

Click here to find out more about James Riley!

You can buy James Riley’s fantastic new CD here:


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