Folk promoters The Magpie's Nest, formed in 2006 because of the lack of "places to see and hear good folk music in a contemporary environment," clearly feel that London's folk scene has space for a new weekly series. Hence 'Cocked-Ale' at the underground Manero's Bar on Kingsland Road, which launched with a regular Tuesday night spot at the beginning of September.
It should be a suitable venue for what is being billed as a "truly unplugged and intimate affair". In the good old folk music tradition, entrance is free but a hat is passed round for each artist on the bill. Artist-wise, there are four acts each week, which will no doubt lead to some impromptu artistic collaborations.
Click here for line-ups and details on The Magpie's Nest's website.