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

Mon 19 June 2017 – Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

Tim Jones, guitar & vocals, combines with Ted Kemp concertina and Karen Phillips fiddle to perform a mix of traditional and original material. Described as “a must-see band at this summer’s festivals”, come and see them at Tonbridge. Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns  

Mon 3 Jul 2017 – Miriam Erasmus

Noted for her crystal clear expressive voice, with or without sensitive guitar accompaniment, she sings songs from the tradition and contemporary sources. Making a welcome return visit to the club. Miriam Erasmus



Mon 17 Jul 2017 – Alan Austen & Linda Smith

No strangers to the club, they sing songs from the tradition, as well as Alan’s self-penned songs, some of them relating to Kent. Beautiful harmonies and accompanied by various instruments.


Mon 7 Aug 2017 – Allan Richardson

Another local performer, Allan is noted for his self penned songs, many of them topical and witty, and mostly accompanied by guitar. The subjects of his songs are wide ranging, and highly entertaining. Allan Richardson




Mon 21 Aug 2017 – Tonic

A classic old fashioned country dance band, noted for their highly dance-able tune playing, but they are also singers of some repute. Expect an eclectic mix of songs and tunes, both humorous and serious, with plenty of opportunity for audience participation. The Tonic




Forthcoming attractions: Mon 4 Sep 2017 – Pete McClelland | Mon 18 Sep 2017 – Jeff Warner | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 6 Nov 2017 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter | Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Gareth Davies-Jones | Mon 4 Dec 2017 – Nick Dow  | Mon 18 Dec 2017 – Will Duke | Mon 15 Jan 2018 – Harbottle & Jonas | Mon 5 Feb 2018 – Fiddle & Faff | Mon 5 Mar 2018 – Cosgrave & Banks | Mon 19 Mar 2018 – Alden, Patterson & Dashwood | Mon 16 Apr 2018 – Malcolm Bushby

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