Folking Around is an independent acoustic showcase night held at Woody’s Bar, Kingston, on 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.
FOLKING IT UP SINCE 2013
Established seven years ago, the night has grown to receive a loyal 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.
WHO WE ARE
A non-profit organisation, Folking Around was formed in the spring of 2013 by two local musicians; Jacob Daley, a private music tutor; and Ricky O’Donnell, resident guitarist at Piano Works, as well as performing regularly with his band Eddy Smith and the 507. In the winter of 2020 the team expanded to introduce Niamh Downes, singer-songwriter under the moniker Neev.