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We are UCL Folk and World Music Society, a group for anyone and everyone wanting to enjoy the plethora of folk and world music in and around London. 

Our philosophy is that music has the power to bring people together from all walks of life. We are in constant search for people who have a story to tell through music. We want to listen to these stories and the beauty of their fusion. London’s Global University has stories to tell, traditions to celebrate, and a growing community of cultural curators, writing the rhythms and harmonies of tomorrow. Join us!

Here's a list of some of our regular events that you can get involved with. Check out our website and Facebook page for more events!

Folk and World Mondays  - 7pm Mondays, upstairs of The Huntley

Weekly free gigs from members of the society as well as up and coming London-based performers. Followed by a jam session. Bring your instruments and voices or simply come to listen to some foot-stompingly great music! All abilities and instruments welcome, no membership needed.

Ceilidh Band Practice - 6pm Wednesdays, Room 204 Bloomsbury Theatre Building

Interested in joining UCL Ceilidh Band? Come along to a rehearsal, or get in touch for more information. Ceilidh band perform regularly on campus and around London, both for paid gigs and volunteering our services within the larger community. No experience of folk music is required, and we learn music from sheet music and aurally, so if you play an instrument and want to get involved, we'll make sure to accommodate you. Membership required to join ceilidh band.

As well as our weekly events, we host Ceilidh dances, gigs and workshops every term, and have regular socials to the best gigs on the London folk scene, as well as meals out!

Our St Patrick's day Ceilidh won Best Non-Performance Event of the year and our Society was voted Most Developed (2018/19) - we're looking forward to keeping up the momentum this year with many more exciting opportunities for our members.

Membership means discounts on all folk events and info on all the folk and world-related shenanigans you could want.

Date established: 
September 2013