An international line-up of acts at this relaxed Greenwich Village-style hangout for beatniks has included the Coal Porters (the ‘world’s first alt-bluegrass band’) and in summer 2009 the venue staged its third annual Festival of Latin Music. Follow on Twitter for updates. Paintings of folk icons Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan line the walls. Food is vegetarian and organic; daily specials, salads and tapas can be eaten in the café/restaurant area out front, or in the music venue at the back.
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Champion of the working classes and writer of witty, left-leaning songs performs tracks from throughout his career.Folk, country and blues Saturday October 1 2016Read more
This quintet play their own brand of uniquely British bluegrass.Jazz Saturday October 1 2016Read more
Pavlos Carvalho: Greek Roots Series
The bouzouki player recreates some of the magic of Rebet Asker, a small live venue in a side street by Peiraeus harbour where Rebetiko urban roots music evolved.Folk, country and blues Sunday October 2 2016Read more
Three Cane Whale
Bristol experi-folk trio 3CW build works of minimal instrumental beauty on trumpet, harmonium, mandolin, bowed psaltery, glockenspiel and guitar. The effect is eccentric but uplifting and sometimes spellbinding, and not unlike Portico Quartet. Drawing...Classical and opera Monday October 3 2016Read more
The London-based singer-songwriter performs dynamic, melodic songs of brooding, confessional, indie poetry.Acoustic Tuesday October 4 2016Read more
London-based folk and blues singer-songwriter. With Natalie Shay and Alex Francis.Acoustic Wednesday October 5 2016Read more
The band from Hackne, plays what they call ninja folk, with ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars.Folk, country and blues Thursday October 6 2016Read more
Never The Bride
Rock sisters who formed in 1991. And, fact fans, if you remember 'Faking It' in great detail, one of them was the scary vocal teacher from the 'rock chick' episode.Rock and indie Friday October 7 2016 - Thursday December 29 2016Read more
The London-based traditional bluegrass band performs.Folk, country and blues Saturday October 8 2016Read more
The New Essex Bluegrass Band
An award winning troupe of gentlemen who hark back to the '40s with their authentic dress and banjo-toting sounds.Saturday October 8 2016Read more
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I love this place! It's my favourite music venue in London. I'm going there as often as I can. Excellent music plus veg food is an amazing combination! Really intimate atmosphere and unique gig selection. Thanks to be there!
You have to pass a lot of good music venues in Camden to get to the one that I feel is the best. I am not alone in that judgement , as The Green Note was voted best live music venue 2015 by readers of Time Out. I know cos it says so on their events programme.
The place is tiny - probably holds less than 100 , with a small stage but perfect sound. It feels like you have just discovered a secret shrine , where real music fans hang out.
The bar staff are incredibly friendly. I love the tip jar that proclaims. The more you tip the better looking you get. I tipped, my looks did not improve but the bar team flirted in a friendly way.
I went with my son who is studying in London. Naturally he was starving, but the Bombay Potato rolls soon sorted him about - as well as the free pints provided by dad !
Then it was all about the music. Square Roots ( www.folktracks.org ) produced a wonderful evening, with Virginia Thorn and Dan Evans taking us back to heady days of protest in Greenwich Village and Washington Square.
The whole evening was perfect.
I just don't believe Mondays come any better, and I know music venues in London don't.
Place and performance - 5 stars !