Bermondsey Folk Festival is an annual free folk festival in the heart of South East London. It was founded 4 years ago after a conversation between a local musician and a fishmonger at his market stall. Over a few years it has matured from an idea into a local calendar event which is going from strength to strength.
After the day's events in the Blue Anchor Market, the Bermondsey Folk Festival continues at Shortwave Cafe with an evening of fantastic folk acts. Shortwave Cafe is fully licensed & has a great selection of beers
Ady Johnson is a Suffolk born, London based troubadour who is a Radio 6 regular; Tom Robinson says “He’s damn good live!”.
David Jaycock is a virtuoso guitarist, comparable to John Fahey, who has performed with many folk luminaries including Marry Waterson. He will be performing songs from his new album "The Decline of the Mobile Library".
Cunning Folk performs traditional British folk songs & songs inspired by British folklore. The Guardian describes him as "charming & mesmeric"
Russman is a local fishmonger & community organiser. His songs about life in Bermondsey are a celebration of the everyday urban folk of Bermondsey.