Herga at The Castle is a folk and acoustic music evening, with roots going back to 1963. We meet on Monday nights at The Castle – a Fuller’s public house atop old Harrow on the Hill with it’s panoramic views across London.

What’s on this month and next month?

The live club remains closed due to the Corona Virus epidemic for the forseeable future.

However, we are now running weekly singarounds using Zoom, and approximately once a month are featuring a booked guest.

To be added to the distribution list for log-in details each week send an e-mail to oldtimetim(*at*)gmail.com, or sign up using the form on our ‘contact’ page.

On Monday 28th September we have our next virtual guest night featuring the ever so engaging……..

Steve and Julie Wigley

Steve and Julie Wigley Portrait

Julie’s varied and prolific output of songs are enhanced by Steve’s instrumental skills and the lovely blend of their voices. 

There will be  an online tipjar to cover this event

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The next Guest Night will be on Monday 12th October with

George Sansome

George Sansome Portrait

George Sansome is a vibrant trad folk singer and guitarist from Worcester, UK.
Having achieved a grand repututation performing with ‘Granny’s Attic’,  George has developed as a charming and entertaining solo performer as well.   ‘ His relaxed stage presence and engaging delivery make for a captivating and exciting performance.’

Read more about George on his website here

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Then on Monday  23rd November we have the incomparable

Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner portrait

With a pocketful of wonderful songs – many of which were collected across the United States and Canada between 1938 and 1969 by his parents, Anne and Frank Warner,    Jeff, from Caffé Lena, Saratoga, NY, performs with a relaxed and entertaining style which belies his musical skill and professionalism.

Read more about Jeff on his website.

 

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Help with Zoom

For those who take part in our zoom meetings here are a number of documents to help you install Zoom, and also to optimise the sound performance – recommended if you are playing an instrument, but ideally should be followed by everyone.

We recommend that you hold a one-to-one zoom meet up with a friend to get your sound sorted out, well in advance of joining one of our meetings.

Herga – How To join Zoom without installing the Zoom app

Herga – How to install the Zoom 5 client App

Herga – How to join Zoom using the clent App

Herga Zoom meetings – General Information

Herga – Optimizing Zoom settings for musical meet

Herga – How to turn off the Windows 10 AGC

Zoom Audio Settings for i_pad and i_pod

 

See our Calendar  for events further into next year

Free Entry on Singaround and Theme Nights – Arrive from 7:30pm for the chance buy a drink and chat – or earlier if you want to eat first (menu)we start at 8pm.

If you decide to eat at The Castle tell the bar-staff that that you are there for the folk club and you will get a 20% discount on your food!

Led by a compere, everyone gets the chance to play or sing. 

All are welcome to perform or simply sit back and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Raffle tickets for a bottle of fine wine.

The Castle’s website offers a free drink for first time visitors.

We look forward to seeing you on The Hill!