Welcome to Mondegreen Folk

Mondegreen Folk is a London-based folk music and creative arts organisation with strong Irish roots.

Mondegreen Folk Club has established itself as one of London’s most distinctive folk venues. The group, Mondegreen, has recorded an album of original and traditional folk music and songs, Sweet Memory Bells, kindly supported by the UK Arts Council. Mondegreen Folk has co-founded the Hackney School of Folk Music, bringing this beautiful music and outlook to a whole new generation.

Mondegreen is hosting a St Patrick’s Day special at Ryan’s Bar, 17th March 2017 – raising money for the Irish Elderly Advice Network. £5 entry, All welcome!

Info and tickets here

Poster 2017

Our work

Hackney School of Folk Musicwww.hackneyschooloffolk.com @SchoolofFolk


A music school in Hackney for children (aged 8+) and adults. They teach fiddle, guitar, tin whistle, bodhran, songs, harmony singing and – most importantly – a love of folk. We have a Folk Band which includes everyone in the school and we ensure the school has regular places to perform to really drive their sense of excitement about playing music.


If you would like to book Hackney School of Folk for a performance, for a workshop in your school/community group/club or would like to take up lessons, please contact us at hackneyschooloffolk@gmail.com. 



Mondegreen Folk Club

Mondegreen folk club runs on the last Sunday of every month, 7.30pm to 10.30pm in Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0UL. Now in its 4th year, we have been lucky enough to welcome a host of outstanding musicians and singers to the club. This is a free and open club where our Featured Artists share the stage with people who turn up on the night to play. Everyone is encouraged to “bring your instruments, voices and selves..”

If you would like a Featured Artists spot, please contact us here.

Conor Ryan, Nora Mulready, Kathy Gentles and Billy Stevens - Mondegreen March 2013


“Landmark” St Patrick’s Day concert in East London

We were very pleased to be part of this Irish concert brought together some great Irish musicians – including Joe and Michael Searson and Mick Mulvey, who came over from Ireland especially for the event – for the first of what we hope will be an annual East London Irish concert. Funded by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and organised in partnership  with the Irish Elderly Advice Network, the Irish Pensioners Forum of East London and Unite (the trade union). It was attended by over 700 people, with queues around the block. Read the Irish World Newspaper write-up here.

From left to right: Brogan McAuliffe, Nora Mulread, Mick Mulvey, Orlaith McAuliffe, Sinead Munroe (Linane), Joe Searson, Seamie Mulready, Michael Searson, Tom O'Connell, Eoin Quiery, John O'Connor, Billy Steven, Molly Mulready-Jones

From left to right: Brogan McAuliffe, Nora Mulread, Mick Mulvey, Orlaith McAuliffe, Sinead Munroe (Linane), Joe Searson, Seamie Mulready, Michael Searson, Tom O’Connell, Eoin Quiery, John O’Connor, Billy Steven, Molly Mulready-Jones










Sweet Memory Bells, by Mondegreen

A collaborative folk album funded by the Arts Council UK

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This album brought together 13 folk musicians from across the folk music genre, singing original songs (written by Nora Mulready) with arrangements by the group, as well as traditional Irish tunes. If you would like to buy a copy of the album please visit here.

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‘Nannie’s song’

‘Some Day’ 

Red Flag jig, Sally Gardens, Green Mountain, (melody performed by Molly Mulready-Jones and Eamon Galdubh) 

Mondegreen album cover