The band originally formed out of a series of folk feasts in Vauxhall, London. These private events brought queer lovers of folk music, food and drink together in people’s homes and were a huge amount of fun. So much fun, in fact, that we wanted to bring something of the ethos of the original folk feasts to the public! The Queer Folk Sessions were born. It's a chance for musicians of all abilities to join the band for a night and for others to just have a jolly good sing-along in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.

We've been doing folk feasts since 2009 (before the band even existed) in venues ranging from living rooms and rehearsal spaces, to a boat on the Thames. We've done them round fires deep in Sussex woodland and by the sea in Suffolk, and even on a remote farm in Galiza! These days, to make them more accessible, we host a monthly Queer Folk Session at the Apple Tree’s pop up space in Clerkenwell, London. There’s even a public bar, so no-one has to worry about bringing a bottle with them!

For details, keep an eye on our social media channels – or you can join the Queer Folk Co-operative, our Facebook group, which we set up to foster a sense of community among queer folk artists and enthusiasts and to support this exciting, burgeoning scene!