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Folklore Sessions host live events & showcase performances at venues across the South of England. 

We also host shows at our own venue - The Folklore Rooms

The third Tuesday, every month...


Folklore Monthly Showcase

December 19th

The Folklore Rooms

Free Entry

Once a month we bring three of our favourite artists to our home, The Folklore Rooms.

Having run since September 2014, Folklore has become a staple of the Brighton music scene having hosted over 200 different artists and bands including; Passenger, Bess Atwell, George Ogilvie, Phil Cook, Chloe Foy, Junior Brother, Jacko Hooper, Willy Tea Taylor, Katherine Priddy, The Xcerts and many, many more.

Free entry, doors are at 7.30PM and the first 60 people to arrive will have entry to the show - So arrive early!

Folklore Promoted Shows...


Susan O'Neill

3rd December, 3PM 

The Folklore Rooms


Susan has spent the last few years honing her craft as a solo performer. A songwriter of hidden depths, with a timeless voice that is equal parts balm and blowtorch, she is audacity personified, a free spirit; a real performer. As of now she is Ireland’s best kept secret, however with the release of ‘In The Game’ her collaboration album with Mick Flannery that has all changed.  

‘In The Game’ saw Susan receive nominations for the Choice Music prize and the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards for 'Album of the Year', 'Female Folk Artist' of the Year, and take home the Best Original Folk Track award for the collaborative song ‘Chain Reaction’. Susan was also shortlisted for the ‘Vanda and Young’ Award for her song ‘These Are the Days’.  The collaboration album ended up being the biggest selling Irish independent record of 2021.

Susan's song 'Now You See It' from her EP of the same name won the 2022 RTE Radio 1 'Best Original Folk Song' of the year.    


Michele Stodart
+ Sylvie Lewis + Astrid Williamson

6th December

The Folklore Rooms


Caribbean-born Michele Stodart is an award-winning solo artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist now based in London. Best renowned as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of Mercury-nominated, double-platinum selling band, The Magic Numbers, with whom she continues to play and tour world-wide.

Michele’s diverse skills as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and musical director have led to many collaborative projects in the studio or on stage with artists such as Kathryn Williams, Billy Bragg, Bernard Butler, David Ford, Natalie Imbruglia, Ren Harvieu, Charlie Dore, David Kitt, Hannah White, Rachel Sermanni, O'Hooley & Tidow amongst many others.


Jeffrey Martin
+ Support TBC

27th January

The Folklore Rooms


With three intensely lyric-driven albums under his belt, two of which were released on the Portland indie-label, Fluff & Gravy Records, Martin has developed a loyal and growing audience, both domestically and abroad. Prior to the halting effects that a global pandemic placed on his ability to do so, Martin kept a restless touring schedule.


It's taken him on several laps around the U.S. and Europe and landed him on stages with luminaries from the genre including Joe Pug, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Sean Hayes, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Colter Wall, Ruth Moody, Caitlin Canty, and others.

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Slow Leaves
+ Cormac Nagle

3rd February

The Folklore Rooms


Slow Leaves is a self-contained solo project with Davidson curating every aspect of the music and its presentation, including being the multi-instrumentalist, producer, cover art designer, photographer, and video director. He views the totality of these various aspects as being essential parts of a larger project of self-understanding through artistic methods. His folk and psych-rock stylings recall older songwriters like Mickey Newbury, Nick Drake, Gene Clark, and Neil Young. But they also live in the world of modern classic writers like Andy Shauf, Bonny “Prince” Billy, Bedouine, and Bill Callahan. His voice has been compared to Roy Orbison or Bryan Ferry.


Molly Parden
+ Support TBC

6th February

The Folklore Rooms


It’s tempting to describe Molly Parden’s stunning new album as “dreamy.” Sacramented is reflective, romantic, full of longing; it is suffused with the light of late evening and indeed references dreams in nearly one third of this body of work. The soundscapes, melodies, lyrics, chord movements, and especially Parden’s vocal performances work together to create at times a dreamlike atmosphere. Synthesizers and abstracted guitars glide around frozen reverbs, a piano bench creaks beneath the whisper of a vintage microphone hiss. Strings and woodwinds weave themselves midair into fluttering arpeggios. Old longings awaken: “Take me to that faraway look in your eyes,” Parden sings in the opening track “Wash Me In Rosemary”. Two songs later in “I See Right Now”, she confesses, “I had to give your letters back / Baby they were just too good to have.”

Rendering these moments and memories in song so tenderly is remarkable in its own right. 

Some previous shows by Folklore Sessions

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