Folking Around is an independent acoustic showcase night held at Woody’s Bar, Kingston, on our new regular date, the first THURSDAY of every month. From hushed and delicate singer-songwriters to rowdy and rambunctious bands, Folking Around is dedicated to presenting high quality, contemporary folk and acoustic music from the local scene, London and beyond.


Established six years ago, in the Spring of 2013, the night has grown to receive a dedicated following based on our commitment to bringing exceptional musicians, from grassroots acts to some of the finest emerging talent on the scene, to our intimate riverside venue in the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames.


Folking Around was formed in the spring of 2013 by two local musicians; JACOB DALEY, a private music tutor; and RICKY O’DONNELL, a guitar teacher and regular performing musician with his band Eddy Smith and The 507.

However, Folking Around is about more than the sum of its parts. We consider it a musician lead collective; every person who has ever performed, photographed, recorded or attended is an integral part of what makes Folking Around.

We are a non-for-profit organisation but we continue to grow and develop with your support.


Our aim is simple; encourage and promote live folk music.