The Late-'60s London Folk/Blues Explosion


You’ll be surprised at who played there….

Mike Absolom
Cliff Aungier
Long John Baldry
Derek Brimstone
Alex Campbell
Martin Carthy
The Clay County Travellers
Johnny Collins
Shirley & Dolly Collins
Billy Connolly
The Copper Family
The Critics Group
Sandy Denny
Richard Digance
Diz Disley
Robin & Barry Dransfield
The Gants Hillbillies
Gordon Giltrap
Davey Graham
Doris Henderson (with John Renbourn)
The Humblebums (Billy Conolly & Gerry Rafferty)
Incredible String Band
John James
Bert Jansch
Wizz Jones
(solo and with Pete Stanley)
Johnny Joyce
The Jug Trust
Dave Kelly
Jo-anne Kelly & Bob Hall

Alexis Korner
Gerry Lockran
Trevor Lucas
Shelagh Mc Donald
John Martyn
Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger
Paul McNeil
Jacqui McShee (with John Renbourn)
Ralph McTell
Roger Moss
Nick Pickett
Duffy Power
Malcolm Price
Gerry Rafferty
John Renbourn
Peter Sarstedt
Johnny Silvo
Stefan Sobell
Joe Stead
Al Stewart
Jeremy Taylor
Richard Thompson
The Watersons
The Young Tradition


Welcome back…

To those who were a part of its brief but glorious blossoming during the folk/blues boom of the late 1960s, Toad Hall Folk Club was, simply… unforgettable. That’s why we decided to create this little corner of the web, which we hope will expand to provide a modest homage to the club itself and bring long-lost friends back into contact once again.

Time passes, people move on (and away) but the music and the memories remain. You’d be surprised at what people are up to now, yet one or two shining lights played their first faltering notes in front of a live audience at Toad Hall. We haven’t forgotten.

So, it begins all over again… If any of this strikes a chord, or you know someone who was part of it all, please spread the word and ask them to get in touch with us.

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