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We are saddened to hear of the death of Mitch Howard, singer, songwriter & musician. He was a co-founder of the Ruskin House Folk & Blues Club as well as the Rhythm & Blues Club. He was also the founder and lead singer of the 'Rhythm Dogs' who opened our annual festival for many years. He was former editor of 'The Teacher' magazine & a longstanding member of the NUJ. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten



Mitch with the Rhythm Dogs and friend Kiff


For more pictures of the Sunday nights click on 'Gallery' above



Cinema Ruskin

Saturday 21 October 2017

Steppin' Toes - Hazel Ascot - 1938

Fighting Buckaroo - Charles Starrett - 1943

Admission 2 on door

                                                      8pm start      Club opens 7pm



Shanty Group

Meets at Ruskin House every Monday

Anyone interested in playing or singing shanties is welcome

Further info from Jamie on schiehallion295@btinternet.com and 020 8462 5160






   Sunday 22 October 2017



             Commie Faggots



    Click here for more information



    Floor singers & musicians welcome



Admission 2

Every Sunday from 8pm

All welcome!

Forthcoming ev


            Sunday  22 October 2017   

        Commie Faggots &  Singers Night



           Sunday  29 October 2017   

       Dave Marshall & Singers Night



          Sunday  5 November 2017   

                     Singers Night



          Sunday  12 November 2017   

              Folk & Blues Concert

  with a special  tribute to Leonard Cohen


 Libre Fuego, Andy Smythe, George Lloyd

  Sharon & Robin Malyan, Denny Terrell

             Tony Field    Keith Hobbs

                  David Goulding

           Adm 3      8pm to 11pm





 Croydon Folk Club

 meets at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1BD at 8pm on Mondays.               

October 2017

October 23rd – Ron Trueman-Border – Artist Website
Doors: 8.00pm
Non Members: 6.00
Members: 5.00

October 30th – Suntrap – Artist Website
Doors: 8.00pm
Non Members: 8.00
Members: 6.00

Members: 6.00

November 2017

November 6th – Singers and Musicians night – 3

November 13th – Dave Ellis and Boo Howard – Artist Website
Doors: 8.00pm
Non Members: 7.00
Members: 5.00

Further info  www.croydonfolkclub.org.uk

Contact us                                                                              Jenny or Brian on: 020 8660 5919  or 0770 3210 795

 email: croydonfolkclub@aol.com



Lime Meadow Acoustic Folk & Blues Club

Lime Meadow Avenue,   Sanderstead  CR2 9AS

Wednesday Fortnightly

9pm to 11pm      Bar opens 7pm

      Free entry & parking


cClub phone 020 86572014



St Patrick's Night 2017


 was held in the Cedars Hall on Friday 17th March 2017

and featured

John Wild & Eddie Greene

George Lloyd        Dougie Field  & Kim Brett

Dave Marshall   Liz Beaumont    Tony Field

  Luke Davey

Paddy Gallery HERE



The Croydon Folk and Blues Club meets every Sunday evening from 8:00 at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, Surrey (see how to find us)Everyone is welcome - not just musicians, and those of all abilities are encouraged to "have a go" if they want to - it doesn't have to be folk OR blues either! Originals or covers are all welcome. The music starts around 8:30 with the regular sessions. An hour later there is usually a 'hotspot' which features a special guest. After the hotspot it's back to the regular session and the evening usually ends featuring club organiser Garry Davis and his harmonica with other musicians and singers. It is a very friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere and only costs 2, which also enters you into the fabulous end-of-evening prize draw. Real ale and a wide range of drinks are also available from the main bar till 10:45. Ruskin House also hosts Croydon Folk Song Club on Mondays.

If you would like to play at Ruskin House on a Sunday, prepare about five numbers and make yourself known to Garry when you arrive. If it's busy and you're at the end of the line, you may not get on till late. We don't generally use amplification, even for vocals, because unless you're using a keyboard or MIDI device, electric bass or guitar, we find that unplugged is plenty loud enough. This can be quite a challenge for those used to being miked up! The adjacent Cedar Room, which we use for large-scale events, has full PA facilities (and a bar). In the summer we often have a barbeque on the huge patio.

Contact us:
Ruskin House Bar Telephone (UK) 020 -8688-5339 

Garry Davis (club organiser) Telephone (UK) 01737-553493 



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