Herga at The Castle is a folk and acoustic music evening, with roots going back to 1963. We meet every Monday night at The Castle – a Fuller’s public house atop old Harrow on the Hill with its panoramic views across London.
This coming Monday 2nd October 2023 we are not at The Castle
Instead we will be meeting at The Trinity bar
378-380 Station Road, Harrow, United Kingdom. HA1 2DE
Coming Guest Nights…….see our What’s On Page for full listing, including themed open evenings
Except for specific special evenings, we don’t sell tickets in advance.
However, if you are travelling a long way for a particular event drop an e-mail to
and we will make sure you are acommodated!
Monday 2nd October – Guest Evening – Steve Suffet, with Peter and Maggie Eiseman-Renyard (£8)
Born in 1947, Steve Suffet is best described as an old fashioned folksinger. His repertoire is a mixture of railroad songs, trucker songs, coal miner songs, cowboy songs, union songs, old time ballads, blues, ragtime, Gospel, bluegrass, topical-political songs, Woody Guthrie songs, Irish songs, and whatever else tickles his fancy. He takes songs from whatever sources he wishes and then he sings them his own way, maybe rewriting the lyrics on the spot, flatting a 7th, or changing a major key to a mountain modal.
Maggie & Pete Eiseman-Renyard, 2/5 of the band Dorten Yonder, sometimes perform as Double Barrel. Drawn to traditional U.K., U.S. and Celtic folk music, then to each other, from opposite edges of the Atlantic (Long Island, N.Y and Guernsey, C.I.), they play and sing old songs and tunes, younger ones and some which Maggie writes.
Monday 30th October – Guest Evening – Seb Stone (£10)
Seb Stone won the Future of Folk award at the Bromyard Folk Festival last year. He has a remarkable singing voice, a good collection of songs and is a polished player of the Uilleann Pipes.
“Seb Stone delivered an exemplary set – such an accomplished ballad singer and musician. Every word clear and the storytelling in the ballads was perfect”
Monday 27 November – Guest Evening – Alice and David Wylde (£10)
Alice Wylde was born and raised as one of eight children in the heart of West Virginia, the only state completely within the Appalachian Mountain range. She spent 43 years of her life living up the same holler, until she made the move to England. With a collection of songs all learnt from her immediate and wider family and a distinct singing style, and a lovely personality, we are guaranteed an entrancing evening.
Monday 11th December – Christmas Party – Sing-around with Buffet! – Bring your Party-Pieces!
Monday 18th December – Carol Singing in the Bar
Monday 25th December – Closed
2024 – Happy New Year!
Monday 1st January – Live club closed, but meeting on Zoom
Monday 8th January – Open Evening
Monday 15th January – Guest Evening TBD
All other nights are come-all-ye singarounds – entrance free! No tickets are sold in advance, but if you want to be sure to get in send an e-mail to oldtimetim(at)gmail.com By popular request the virtual sessions are still being run every Monday evening for those unable to easily attend in person. 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.
See our Events Page 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. There is now food available again at The Castle on Monday nights, serving until 21:30
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 are sold for a bottle of fine wine.
We look forward to seeing you on The Hill!