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 27th January 2021 we have our next virtual guest night featuring, From Australia, the ever so engaging……..

Margaret Walters

Margaret Walters (Sydney, Australia) has been singing for over 40 years: folk songs, ballads, sea shanties, songs for peace, social justice, workers, the environment. Her preference is for unaccompanied song; she loves harmonies and has been singing with 40 Degrees South and its precursor for decades, as well as with many other ad hoc groups. For ten years Margaret collaborated with songwriter John Warner, producing several fine albums.

Learn much more about margaret at here two websites…..

https://margwalterssteadfast.wordpress.com 
and  margaretwalters.com

Margaret’s first visit to England was in 1976 when she spent a year absorbing the folk music being played in and around Sussex – and she’s returned 12 times over the years, visiting folk clubs and festivals and making friends from Newcastle to Devon, Fleetwood to Maidenhead.

Schedule for the evening will be as follows

Floor singers 7:45-8:50
1st Guest spot 8:50-9:20
Interval 9:20-9:30
Floor singers 9:30-10
2nd Guest spot 10-10:30

 

We have no further guest nights planned currently

​Our Schedule for the next two months
 

    Date                                  MC/Host
                                                
         
Mon 18  January                Steve Last           Guest – Margaret Walters    
Mon 25  January                Tim Edwards                                                  
Mon 1 February                 Philip Green                                                         
Mon 8 February                 Lesley Brooks                                              

Mon 15  February              Tim Brooks                                                   
Mon 22  February              Kitty Vernon                                                  
Mon 1 March                      Steve Last                                                   
Mon 8  March                     Tim Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

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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!