English Music Session, The Borough: History


The session has taken place in a number of pubs in the Borough area of London since the beginning of 1981.

Venue From Until
Goose & Firkin, 47 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR 4th January 1981 6th April 1986
Rose & Crown, 65 Union Street, London, SE1 1SG 4th May 1986 7th December 1986
Goose & Firkin, 47 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DR 4th January 1987 2nd August 1992
The Ship, 68 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DX 6th September 1992 6th July 1997
The Wheatsheaf, 6 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA 3rd August 1997 3rd June 2001
The Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA 1st July 2001 5th January 2003
The Lord Clyde, 27 Clennam Street, London, SE1 1ER 2nd February 2003 7th December 2003
The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London, SE1 3QP 7th March 2004 5th May 2019
The Royal Oak, 44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU

2nd June 2019


These pictures were taken at the first session on 4th January 1981 and show Dave Roberts (melodeon), Keith Chandler (melodeon), Martin Nail (Anglo concertina), and Cathy Cook (fiddle), and Gerda Ankenbauer who was just listening.

Dave Roberts, Keith Chandler  Keith Chandler, Martin Nail  Cathy Cook

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