Open Mic

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Friday 18 December

The Yuletide Shindig: Ben Somers String Band, Hackney Harmony & CLF

Venue: Kings Place, London

Time: 7:30pm

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Wednesday 27 January

Winter 2016 (Jan) at The Old Queens Head: Moira Smiley & Fabrizio Cammarata

Venue: Old Queen's Head, London

Time: 8:00pm

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Wednesday 24 February

Winter 2016 (Feb) at The Old Queens Head: Jim Kweskin & Bonnie Dobson

Venue: Old Queen's Head, London

Time: 8:00pm

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About The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective (offspring of The Magpie’s Nest – BBC Folk Club of 2010) – has grown to become London’s place to go for discovering the amazing resurgence in music being made under the banner of ‘New Folk, Old Folk & No Folk’. Formed in 2006, The Nest Collective hosts regular events, creating platforms for traditionally-inspired British and World artists from both emerging and established backgrounds. Musicians and audiences alike come for our unique intimate and un-pedestaled environment, no matter which venue, for the making of music and the opportunity to be part of a shared experience.

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