Morris Folk Choir

Welcome to the website for Morris - possibly the best folk choir in London!

Loud & Proud: Ten Years of Morris Folk Choir. Digital album and CD available from Bandcamp. Song-by-song information and lyrics here.

Since 2008 we have been coming together to learn sea-shanties, murder ballads, protest songs, work songs, love melodies, folkified non-folk songs, and good old knees-up tunes, from across the centuries and all over the world. We learn tunes and harmonies by ear (ability to read music is not required).

We perform at festivals and folk clubs, in train stations and park bandstands, and our concert ceilidhs are our latest addition to the London folk scene. Notable venues have included Cecil Sharp House, City of London Festival, the InHouse Festival, the New Cross Inn, Sharp's Folk Club, the Dalston Curve Garden, Battersea Barge, Union Chapel, the Southbank Centre, the Young Vic, Bang Said The Gun and several London stations!

Our thirty members, from all over London, are led by choir director Michelle Woolfenden, ranging from seasoned singers to those who hadn't sung since school.

And the Morrisons don't stop at singing: our choir ensemble can include two banjos, two guitars, two fiddles, two concertinas, a mandolin, a ukelele, a recorder and a host of random percussion instruments.

Our choir is currently fairly full - but if you can sing or would like to, or can pick a guitar, fiddle a fiddle, blow a harmonica or tap a bodhran, contact us by emailing morrisfolkchoir at gmail dot com to see how things stand at the moment. Spaces do open up from time to time!

We meet weekly in term-time on Tuesdays and sing our socks off. Our rehearsal venue is upstairs in St Barnabas Mission upper hall (entrance in courtyard), Shacklewell Row, Dalston E8 2EA.

Our Morris Folk Club happens on the last Tuesday of the month - usually every month except December (but do check Twitter and Facebook).

Our rehearsals lead to performances! You can keep an eye on our performance schedule on this website too - or contact us to be added to our emailing list.

Finally, if you want to read more about Morris, you can read an article on the first ten years of the choir here.