Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)

When We Meet

First and third Mondays of each month from 8-11 pm. Musicians, singers and audience welcome.

Where We Meet

Upstairs Function Room, Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.

Evening Fee

A hat collection is held on guest nights and a contribution of £7 (£5 concessions) is suggested.

Singers Welcome

Floor spots available – arranged on the night.
Diary of Events

Phil Hare (1)Mon 3 October 2016 – Phil Hare

Fresh from Tenterden Festival , and an acclaimed performer, he combines passionate performances of the finest material, with skilled finger picking guitar work. Phil Hare


Daria Kulesh (1)Mon 17 October 2016 – Daria Kulesh

Russian born, but now resident in the UK, Daria with her striking voice, and skilled songwriting, is rapidly making a name for herself on the folk circuit and elsewhere. Daria Kulesh



Triage (2)Mon 7 November 2016 – Triage

A recently formed group, Triage consists of seasoned performers on the folk scene: Dean Tainio, Kevin Henty, and Malcolm Weissenborn. They give spirited performances, accompanied by guitar, dobro, mandolin, recorder and melodeon.

Dovetail Trio (1)

Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Dovetail Trio 

Three extremely talented young performers, who give fresh and vigorous performances of traditional songs. Beautiful singing, and skilful instrumentation. Dovetail Trio

emily-askew-band-1Mon 5 December 2016 – Emily Askew Band

Emily Askew is of course well known at this club, having appeared with her sister and other artists before. Now she combines with Jamie Roberts, John Dipper and Louise Anna Duggan, to give stunning performances of medieval and modern folk music. Emily Askew Band



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Dec 2016 – John Morgan | Mon 2 Jan 2017 – Chris Harrison | Mon 16 Jan 2017 – The Watergrain Band | Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn | Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 20 Nov – Gareth Davies-Jones.

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News and Blog

Folk gigs at Lingfield

We’ve had details of some gigs taking place in Lingfield featuring top notch guests. The venue is the Victoria Sports and Social Club in Lingfield High Street and entry is £10/£8. Here’s the link for the first gig, which is Jonny Coppin on Friday, 14th...

Daria Kulesh on TV!

Daria Kulesh, our guest on 17th October has been on TV in Russia. The feature starts about 22 minutes in and, although she’s speaking Russian, some of the songs are performed in...

Recent email problem

We apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced by our club emails being down, but we are pleased to say that normal service has been restored, and we look forward to hearing from you.