August Bank Holiday, Carshalton Park

Music Cafe

This stage provides a great atmosphere with folk, country, bluegrass and other acoustic music from around the world. Tea and home made cake is served in the marquee so this is the ideal spot to sit and relax!
The Music Cafe is powered by EcoLocal's mobile solar power station.

Played in 2018 – Mathis and Dolphin


All original songs: and launching their album Natural History at the Fair!  

Played in 2018 – Les Elvin

les elvin

Les Elvin plays guitar and harmonica, with material covering a wide range of styles from across the British Isles, with a dash of Americana.

He has played as a member of a number of lively ceilidh bands, and currently plays bass with Worthing based country/rock band, Snakes and Ladders.

Played in 2018 – High Chaparrals


Yehaa! Awesome americana from the High Chapperals!

Played in 2018 – Evensong


Originals with a smattering of bluesy covers

Played in 2018 – Guy Padfield

guy padfield

Wonderful songs played on the Autoharp by the Dapper Gent from The Wandering Wurlitzer.

Played in 2018 – Cajun Boogaloo

Brilliant cajun band – not to be missed. With harmonies from nowhere, they will transport you to a place far away!

Played in 2018 – Moth


Accordion driven steampunk triphop chanteusings.

Played in 2018 – ELTEL

Incredible songs with such a powerful front man you will wonder what hit you!

Played in 2018 – Sticklebacks


Mix virtuoso¬†Spoons, Washboard, Didgeridoo and Saw performances, with sublime Sax, Piano, Guitar and Drum extravaganzas, throw in some Rock and Boogie, and you’ve got ¬†..The Sticklebacks!

Played in 2018 – Gay’s Ceilidh

Gay's Ceilidh

This is your home-grown ceilidh (or barn dance) band.

They run a monthly ceilidh dance right here in Carshalton and they’re going to give you a little sample right here in the Music Cafe.

Their band includes fiddles, banjos, bodhran and more! We’ll clear a space so you can join in the dancing. What better way to finish your day at the fair!