January 12, 2014 in Videos

Video: “Hunker Down” at the Hope & Anchor

Just before Christmas we played a barnstormingly fun gig at the wonderful Hope & Anchor in Islington – legendary home of punk, and now of folky swing! Here’s our tune “Hunker Down”, a relatively new song and so much fun to play that we’re thinking about including it on the EP we’re recording in February…

(With thanks to Arun’s dad for the camerawork)

January 3, 2014 in News

New Year, New Shows!


And a very Happy New Year to you! How are you? Did you have a good ‘un? It’s been ages since we caught up! We should definitely fix that. We’ve got a few gigs coming up over the next few weeks:

17th Jan: Lost Horizons Folk Club, Leytonstone!
19th Jan: Softly Softly @ Kiss The Sky, Crouch End!
31st Jan: Before The Gold Rush Relaunch Party @ The Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden!
6th Feb: The Finsbury, Manor House!

Full details are on the “Shows” page…hope to see you there!


December 21, 2013 in Blog, Our Spotify playlists

Ringlefinch Listens: Christmas Edition!

Hello hello! How are you? Presents bought, tree up, wine mulled and pies minced? Or scrambling round Westfield trying desperately to remember who's supposed to be getting what, and did I get those socks for Dad last year, and where on earth can I get a tree now? Think you can guess where we are…

It's been a stonkingly marvellous year, full of excitement, gigs and friends old and new! We've been lucky enough to share stages with some truly marvellous bands – too many to mention, but have a look at the “Friends and Folks” page and you'll see some there. Particular highlights for us have been Patch & the Giant's Sunday Fete, the three Folkroom Fortnightlies we've done, the magical Before the Gold Rush acoustic night at the Haberdashery, and of course headlining the folk stage at the Tabard for Chiswick Oxjam! Huge, huge thanks to everyone who's supported, encouraged, clapped along and generally been completely marvellous along the way – we couldn't do it without you, and for as long as you want to hear from us we'll continue to bring the folky-swing good times!

There's loads to look forward to next year as well, of course… Plenty of gigs in the new year with our cracking new lineup, recording our first EP, curating a night at the Harrison for Folkroom, and maybe even some festivals… Don't want to spoil all the surprises though! So here's a little folky Christmas present from us – a lovely Spotify playlist put together for you by our awesome new friend and guitar-maestro Arun – and we wish you a very, very merry Christmas and thoroughly happy New Year! xx


November 21, 2013 in News

Full house!

BIG NEWS: We’re highly chuffed to welcome the super-talented Arun Entwistle to the band as our new guitarist! It feels great to be back up to full strength – a new era for the Ringlefinch machine, with lots of exciting times to come…

Arun played a blinder in his first gig with us on Tuesday, a mere 7 days after his audition (which was also his only rehearsal with the band!), so great things clearly await. In particular, they await on Sunday at the Betsey Trotwood! See you there!



November 9, 2013 in News

Lots o’ gigs coming up!

Hello hello!

How are you? Hope you’re well – we certainly are, and keeping busy too! A number of gigs coming up over the next few weeks:

– 19th Nov – The Harrison, for Patch & the Giant’s a Folkroom Takeover

– 24th Nov – The Betsey Trotwood, raising money to buy Christmas presents for homeless people

– 7th December – The Hope & Anchor on Upper Street

Full details of these, and more, on our “Gigs” page!