Practical Stuff

We are an open mic club meeting every Tuesday at the British Oak pub in Old Dover Road, Blackheath. We are more of an acoustic than a pure folk club. Recent sessions have included virtually every musical genre.

We have a 300 watt Yamaha PA system with 2 mics and 4 other inputs. If more inputs are needed a Behringer mixer can be made available with prior notice. The space is relatively limited and a four-piece band is probably the optimum.

We operate a first come-first served system. There are 10 minutes/2 song slots. It is best to arrive by 8pm to avoid disappointment and ask for Lynne. We only have one rule we ask performers to respect: our excellent host, Peter, prefers people not to publicise gigs in other pubs, which seems fair enough to us.

The British Oak, 109 Old Dover Rd, London SE3 8SU

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Tuesday 28th April

One of those nights that started out quietly, and ended with us running out of time to squeeze in all the performers we had. Really great to see some new performers (John and Niall's version of The Flight of the Conchords' Most Beautiful Girl In The Room went down particularly well). It was also great to hear Baxter perform excellent versions of Copperhead Road and Beeswing on the dulcimer - a great example of the kind of eclectic performance we get at the Club.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Monday, 13 April 2009

Tuesday 14th April: BRUISE + 1st Birthday!

Good news: Bruise have agreed to open proceedings at our first birthday this tuesday. We're looking forward to seeing lots of old faces and regulars, and hopefully some new performers. Come along and help us celebrate a year of folk, almost-folk, and not-even-nearly-folk music at the British Oak.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Photos, Videos, Links, etc

If anyone has any photos or video from the Club that they'd be happy to share, please send them on to: and I'll try to post them up here. Also, if any performers have their own website/MySpace pages, let me know and I'll add a link.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

ADVANCED NOTICE: Blackheath Folk Club's 1st Birthday - Tuesday 14th April 09

Please come and help us celebrate one whole year of Blackheath Folk Club on the 14th April. It should be a great night, with some old faces, and the usual regulars in attendance. New performers always welcome!