London Folk Events and Promoters
For me, Woodburner is possibly the most important underground folk music event in London.
It began nearly a decade ago around a large woodburner in a squatted Hackney pub, The George, and as far as I know it has always followed the same formula, an outrageously cheap door price and three outstandingly good musical acts.
Lovingly created and curated by the musician Theo Bard, Woodburner has been where just about every musician in London has cut their teeth. This is where you would have heard Sam Lee and Nick Mulvey long before anyone mentioned a Mercury Prize.
Its Theo´s attention to detail which makes Woodburner so special. Every venue it moves to is carefully chosen for it ambiance and atmosphere, this combined with Theo´s uncanny ability to select great acts makes for many magic evenings.
Excitingly, Woodburner has recently branched out from just their weekly event and are now involved is some spectacular collaborations. I am sure they will all carry the Woodburner quality with them.