Posted in Uncategorized on May 14, 2011 by rabbitholeevents

Hello everybody, Welcome to the cyber-home of Rabbit Hole Events and The Travelling Tavern, purveyors and lovers of live music. To discover some of the most curious, most intimate, most imaginative musical marvels in East London, have a little look at what we’ve got going on. And if that isn’t enough for you, check our our ‘recommends’ page to see the venues and nights where we hang out.


Sunday 26th February – Shosto-Vodka

Posted in Uncategorized on February 21, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

Dinner and music 6pm-9pm
followed by drinks

Entrance will be £7
Entrance with reserved food £18
Entrance with food (limited availability) £20

Dalston Boy’s Club, 68 Boleyn Rd

A perfect evening to draw winter to a close – a night of Russian music, food and vodka…

The award winning Benyounes Quartet are joined by regular Boys club pianist Holly Cullen-Davies for a journey through the ages of Russian music including favourites by Rachmaninov, Rimsky Korsakov and Shostakovich plus lots more…

Between each set of music will be chances to experience fine vodka accompanied by caviar and other Russian treats…

All to take place in the Sumptuous setting of the Cholmeley old boys Club where an open fire and cosy sofas make your evening extra special…


Salmon Caviar Hors D’oevres.
Poor Man’s Caviar Hors D’oevres (V)

Goulash served with Grechka
Vareniky served with Borsht

Blinchiky with honey and Smetana.


Saturday 11th February – Hair of The Dog

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by rabbitholeevents


Free entry

Mason & Taylor, 51-55 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA and Mason & Taylor are back with our weekly cure for that bastard behind your eyes…

Mason & Taylor provide a connoisseur menu of craft beers from around the world and an exciting British brunch menu, not to mention Bloody Marys and a cosy room to host your recovery. provide The Goodtime Family, east London’s newest country/skiffle army with a barrage of banjos, so many voices, accordion, dobro, mouth-harp, a washtub bass and spoons, not to mention musical allies made up of some of the finest local musicians to croon and groove you through Saturday – that most difficult of mornings.

Entrance will be free and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there for the warmest busking pitch in London


Saturday 11th February – The Trad Academy

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

4.30 – 6pm

Entry by donations

The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace


Back in our regular home this week at The Russet, is proud to announce another new and exciting venture – The Trad Academy with Nick Hart

The Trad Academy is a new project which aims to serve as a pain-free introduction to the world of traditional dance music. Every Saturday from 4.30-6.00, a group of us, lead by Nick Hart, will work through some traditional (mainly English) tunes, whilst looking at some of the trickier aspects of this music such as timing, phrasing and playing for dance.

Nick Hart plays melodeon and MacCann duet concertina, as well as border pipes, clarinet, whistles, bones, tambourine, tenor guitar and a whole host of other instrumentsf. As an instrumentalist he has played extensively for dancing, including Morris, English Country Dancing and French Couple Dances.

The Trad Academy will run from 4.30-6pm in The Russet on a donations basis and has been designed for musicians who already play their instrument but wish to gain a foundation in the traditional music of Great Britain. Recordings of our first two tunes are linked on the Facebook page.

Saturday 11th February – The Cider Sessions

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

7pm – Midnight

Free Entry

The Russet, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace

After a change of scene last week The Cider Sessions returns to The Russet for a blast of Celtic Trad and contemporary Scots folk with two of London’s favourite Scottish musicians.
Ali has played with The John Langan Band, Abigail Washburn, Richard Thompson and plays regularly with Adam Beattie & The Consultants, Brooke Sharkey, Garance Louis & The Mitochondries and many others.
Adam Beattie is the singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader for The Consultants and formerly played banjo in local heroes The Bonfire Band. He is an incredibly tasteful musician with a huge repertoire of folk songs from throughout the ages.

As ever, there will be a huge range of carefully sourced ciders and ales, not to mention the food…

Music starts at 7pm, entry is free, but we’ll be passing around a hat so you can show the musicians how much you love them.

Tuesday 14th February – Cocked Ale

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

8pm – 11pm

Free entry

The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane

Join us every Tuesday for this most magical of evenings. Rabbit Hole Events has teamed up with legendary folk club The Nest Collective to bring you a weekly night of ‘old folk, new folk and no folk’. With at least three live acts each week, and all number of spontaneous collaborations and contributions, this truly is Hackney’s most unpredictable folk night. Come down to be entertained and inspired or to get involved if you have a song or story or somethingorother that you want to bring.

Tuesday 31st January – Cocked-Ale

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

8pm – 11pm

Free entry

The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane

Since the summer we have been running a gorgeous little underground folk night alongside The Nest Collective (formerly known as The Magpies Nest), called Cocked-Ale. Well, as happens in life, it’s time to move house, so we’ve moved up the road a little to a bigger better venue offering fabulous local ales…and I’ve heard a rumour about stew too. Now at The Three Compasses (once voted Britain’s Worst Pub, but recently taken over by some friends of ours with a big vision and even bigger smiles), this night will be, as it always has been, a truly unplugged and intimate affair with booked artists, impromptu collaborations and plenty of surprises.

This week the night is hosted by Tanya Jackson, who will be treating us to some of her own tunes in and amongst music from Kasia Sommerfeld, Goldsmiths Folk Society and Joanne Burke.

Come down to be entertained and inspired or to get involved if you have a song or story or somethingorother that you want to bring. Entry is free but we’ll be passing a hat around so come prepared to give generously.

Friday 3rd February – Rumpus Vol.8: Carnival of the Animals

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 by rabbitholeevents

10pm – 6am

Ticket prices vary – check the Rumpus website

Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens St. EC1 1NQ

If you’ve been before, I need not say more. If you haven’t, well, basically, you really should. Three floors and six rooms of indescribable party, and we’ll be there with our Travelling Tavern of ramshackle musical merriment… 6 rooms including circus, and orchestra, two rave rooms, a live room, the courtyard, and our very own Travelling Tavern featuring the Dakota Jim Family Orchestra and guests… check the website for more details and to get your hands on tickets – they’re selling fast so do it NOW NOW NOW! It is simply the best party in London BY A LONG WAY.