Join the singaround at the Brighton Tavern!

Photo:Some singers accompany themselves on the guitar or other instrument but that's not essential

Some singers accompany themselves on the guitar or other instrument but that's not essential

Songs, tunes and poems in a supportive environment

Have you ever tried the Brighton Singers Club at the ‘Brighton Tavern’ in Gloucester Road? It’s one of the longest running ‘folksie singarounds’ in England, meeting every Wednesday from 9pm in the right-hand bar to share a few hours of songs, tunes and poems with old friends, new listeners and visitors.

Anyone can have a go

It’s all inclusive. Anyone taking an interest in these evenings can have a go if they want to – or just sit and listen.

How it started

The Club started in 1980 when two teachers at Falmer High School, along with a University of Sussex student, decided to start a song circle in the bar of the Marlborough Hotel. It was there that the ethos of the Club was born: everyone has a chance to sing and no-one is missed out.

Hosted by Kluggers the Barred

Several pubs later and Brighton Singers Club is now comfortably settled at the ‘Brighton Tavern’, with host ‘Kluggers the Barred’ coordinating events. During those 35 years hundreds of people have made their ‘public debut’ at the Club. In the early days the Club issued numbered certificates to first-time-ever singers, but lost count at around 200!

A singaround includes everyone

So Brighton Singers Club would like to invite anyone who likes to listen to acoustic folksie music (broad definition!) to pop along and enjoy the fun. Essentially a singaround includes everyone and particularly welcome would be beginners who’d like to try a song in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

For more info

Further information from Kluggers on 01273 590850 or 07547 012886.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 237, November/December 2015]

This page was added on 26/12/2015.

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