Hello all and thank you for taking the time to read the latest edition of ‘The Music Connection‘ column, for the Crouch End Connection magazine.
For this edition, I decided to write a review on one of the most loved music and arts venues in London. It’s Crouch End’s very own Earl Haig Hall.
The Earl Haig Hall is one of the great benefits of living in the local area and I have always had a weird vision of spending my later years in Crouch End, just so I can spend this period of my life propping myself up at the famous Earl Haig bar.
The Earl Haig Hall was previously known as a British Legion social club and community hall. After a period of closure, the Earl Haig Hall was reopened by the Antic Chain in 2013, for the purpose of providing the local people with an experience which was very different from their local pub.
I have to say, that the Earl Haig Hall is one of the most unique & ambient places that I know, as the décor gives the venue a beautiful 1980’s feel, which is very rare to find, particularly in London.
The Earl Haig Hall is located on the quiet Elder Avenue, which is slightly away from the heart of Crouch End Broadway and the venue is known for providing a diverse array of entertainment, which varies from night to night.
In recent years, the Earl Haig Hall has hosted some very special music events, which have included gigs by Andy Smith from Portishead, Bad Manners, Cam Cole, Howard Marks, Jack Hollywood, Jack Tyson Charles, King Salami & the Cumberland 3, Mirror Signal, Son of Dave, TJ Johnson Band, The Rusty Sons, The Drink to name a few.
The venue has also hosted festivals which have included the London Blues Festival, The UP Festival, Oxjam Festival, The Stroud Green Festival and The End Festival.
As well the venue being host to several music events, the venue also plays host to regular Pub Quiz nights, baby and toddler groups, yoga, tai chi, live comedy, movie screenings, life drawing classes, fitness groups, dance lessons, choirs, language classes, live theatre and cabaret.
The Earl Haig Hall also boasts a separate function room which often provides a wonderful setting for events including wedding receptions, comedy nights, private parties, theatre or pretty much anything else.
One of the recent events at the Earl Haig Hall which I had the pleasure of attending, was the Funky dory event, which is bi-monthly funk, disco & 80s soul music night, where the DJ plays several musical classics, where you can expect to hear artists such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chic, Jackson 5 & the Fatback Band.
The night was great as always and I would encourage you all to take a visit to the Earl Haig Hall soon. There certainly is something for everyone.
Thank you again for reading this month’s edition; catch you all soon.
Mark Anthony’s official website can be found at www.markanthonymusic.net
Pictures courtesy of www.earlhaighall.com