Before The Gold Rush: In Session

We record and film regular sessions with our favourite performers, in association with Folk Radio UK. Click through to our YouTube page where you can check out the latest uploads or search for a particular performance. Remember to set them to HD for the best quality, and please subscribe to our channel!

Before The Gold Rush: Neil Young Night

Check out these great videos from our recent Neil Young themed night where artists of our choosing covered tracks from Neil’s back catalogue.

Before The Gold Rush: Live

Whenever possible, we film the performances from live events in HD, record the audio to a high standard, then marry the two and upload the finished product to YouTube, providing all our acts, and the world, with a high quality live video.

We always document our events with a set of high standard photos. Bands, artists and press are welcome to use the images. please credit Nina French, unless otherwise stated. To view our full photostream, including images from previous events, please click here.

Here are some shots from our 5th anniversary night with the very talented Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and support from The Hallelujah Trails, also featuring a solo showcase with Louis Brennan, Tom Hyatt, Blanche Ellis, and Jack Harris. Huge thanks to John Banyard for the shots.

BTGR 5th Anniversary @ Borderline - April 1, 2017

Below are links to some of the many folky friends, artists, groups and organisations who we admire, have performed with us, helped us, or have just been useful sources of information. If you’d like to exchange links just email us at


    Aaron Fyfe
    Adam White
    Alex Highton
    All The Queen’s Ravens
    Andrew Butler
    Apples… I’m Home
    Avert Francis
    Because Of The Bears
    Beck Lanehart
    Blind Atlas
    Bob Meyer
    Borough Lovers
    Buzzard Lope
    Camille Delean
    Cat Meat
    Coley Garratt
    Conrad Vingoe
    Claudia Heidegger
    Dan Beaulaurier
    Daniel Duke
    Dan Korn
    Dan Raza
    Daniel and the Lion
    Danni Nicholls
    Danny Sherwood
    Dave Gerard & The Watchmen
    Dave Sears
    Dirty Duncan and the Herrings
    Early Ghost
    Elin Ivarsson
    Emma Ballantine
    Emma Gatrill
    Eliza Shaddad
    Enderby’s Room
    Forth & Folsom
    Forty Elephant Gang
    Frankie The Gambler
    Georgia Bruce
    Ghost Town Showdown


    Green Rock River Band
    Green Diesel
    Harry Harris
    Hollie Aires
    Inti Rowland
    Jack Day
    Jack Harris
    Jack Joseph Band
    Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings
    Joe Innes & The Cavalcade
    Joey Herzfeld
    Joe Wilkes
    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker
    Keith Austin
    Kitchen Drinkers
    Lazy Heart Parade
    Like Spinning
    Long Dead Kings
    Lucy Cait
    Lucy Kitt
    Luke & Charlotte Ritchie
    Mahoney & The Moment
    Ma Polaine’s Great Decline
    Martin Brooks
    Merlyn Driver
    Music Of Seville
    Ned Roberts
    Nick Edward Harris
    Oh Sister
    Patch & The Giant
    Paul Straws
    Peter Conway
    Robert Chaney
    Robin Elliott
    Robin Grey
    Rory Butler
    Running The Colour
    Russell Joslin


    Sam Sallon
    Scowlin’ Owl
    Simon Stanley-Ward
    Slow Wolf
    Sophie Jamieson
    Souther Still
    Stephen Hallam
    Steve Folk
    Stick In The Wheel
    Suburban Dirts
    Tarq Bowen
    Terry Emm
    The Barker Band
    The Bonfire Band
    The Cedars
    The Dog Roses
    The Duke Of Norfolk
    The Ely Plains
    The Glue Ensemble
    The Golden Retrievers
    The Goodtime Family
    The Hallelujah Trails
    The Heartlands
    The Lost Cavalry
    The Moon, the Son & the Daughters
    The Naming Of Things
    The Ouse Valley Collective
    The Paper Shades
    The Phoenix Collective
    The Self Help Group
    The Sea Kings
    The Yes Mess
    Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns
    Tom Hyatt
    Tommy Hinkley & The Wandering Horse
    Turnstile Junkpile
    Various Guises
    We Used To Make Things
    Worry Dolls
    Young Causeway


    Alexandra Palace
    Amersham Arms
    Chalk Farm Folk
    Folk Roots New Roots
    The Boogaloo
    The Fiddler’s Elbow
    The Gallery Cafe
    The Gladstone
    The Haberdashery
    The Harrison
    Into The Warm
    Songs From The Shed
    The Local
    The Sebright Arms
    The Slaughtered Lamb
    The Sunday Fete
    The Wilmington Arms
    Under The Influence


    Air Balloon Garden Party
    Cambridge Folk Festival
    Cock & Bull Festival
    Green Man Festival
    Home Farm Festival
    Hop Farm Festival
    London Folk & Roots Festival
    Larmer Tree Festival
    Lyme Folk Weekend
    Seend Acoustic Festival
    Unsigned London Festival
    Wild Things Festival


    All Gigs
    Breaking Music
    Bright Young Folk
    Different Class Radio
    Emma Hartley
    Fling Folk
    Folk Alley
    Folk and Tumble
    Folk Cast
    Folk Geek
    Folking It Up
    Folk Is Not A Rude Word
    Folk Orbit
    Folk Radio UK
    Folk Words
    For Folk’s Sake
    For The Love Of Folk
    Hornsey Journal
    Kentish Towner
    London Folk Music
    London Gig Guide
    London Gigs
    Mixed Tape
    Simple Folk Radio
    Thank Folk For That
    Time Out London
    UK Folk Music

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  • Our Venues

    Our regular events are currently being held on Friday and Saturday nights at The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon and The Harrison in King’s Cross.

    The Slaughtered Lamb is a 150 capacity venue, The Harrison is a 70 capacity venue. Both are fully equipped to host live music events.

    Please check the events section for specific details.

    We also have many other contacts and experience of running events in other venues around the capital, should artists and/or booking agents require something different.

  • Find Us

    A: The Harrison, Kings Cross

    B: The Slaughtered Lamb

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