Musical Traditions Club

The Musical Traditions Club aims to present the finest traditional singers from Britain and Ireland in a friendly and appreciative atmosphere.

"I wanted to learn something about my own tradition ... I've been going to the Musical Traditions Club ... and just love it. It's so simple and so immediate and it just speaks to me in a way that other music doesn't."

Verity Sharp, Radio 3 Late Junction presenter, fRoots No.244 October 2003


Important: Following the latest government advice on Covid-19 and the closure of all pubs, the club will be closed until further notice.

The club meets about once a month on Fridays (see the current programme for dates). Past guests have included Len Graham, Gordon Hall, Fred Jordan, Elizabeth Stewart, Sheila Stewart, and Roisin White.

We take pride in the strength of our resident singers and musicians, who include: Peta Webb, Ken Hall, Dan Quinn, Jim Ward, The Rakes, and Roger Digby & Liz Giddings.

The club was founded thirty years ago -- in October 1990 -- in the spirit of Musical Traditions magazine, now happily available in electronic form on the Web. Over the years Kevin McDonnell has taken many photos of the club. and posted them on his Flickr Photostream.

From 2005 to 2011 the club organised a festival in honour of Keith Summers, one of the club's founders, who died in 2004. The funding for this has now run out but we are now organsing smaller-scale gatherings each year.

Venue and admission

The club meets from 8pm to 11pm at:

The King and Queen
1 Foley Street

The pub is a friendly local serving real ales (including Adnams) on the corner of Foley Street and Cleveland Street in the Fitzrovia area of the West End of London. There is a map of the area on the UK Street Map Page.

The nearest tube station is Goodge Street (Northern Line, Charing Cross Branch); Oxford Circus, Great Portland Street, and Warren Street are within easy walking distance too. Public transport information can be obtained from Transport for London. Parking in the evening is easier than you might imagine -- and although we're within the congestion charging zone, it doesn't apply after 6pm.

Admission is normally £9.00 (concessions £8.00); Members £8.00 (concessions £7.00). Cash only (sorry, no cards) on the door from 7.30. Membership is no longer compulsory but members will be given priority.


For further details, contact:

Peta Webb
Telephone: (020) 8340 0530 or 07801 432901 (Ken's mobile)
or email Peta Webb

Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 25th March 2020