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

watergrain-band-1Mon 16 Jan 2017 – The Watergrain Band

Consisting of Ben Paley, Pip Ives and Geoff Sandiford together with songwriter Martin Young, such a combination of skilled and experienced musicians and singers guarantees an entertaining evening. The Watergrain Band

andy-clarke-1Mon 6 Feb 2017 – Andy Clarke

A fine traditional singer from Devon, who accompanies himself with skill. A speciality of his, is the music from the Baring Gould manuscripts. Andy Clarke


delta-ladies-1Mon 20 Feb 2017 – Delta Ladies

The description ‘Hillbilly Trance’ has been applied to their fusion of Roots, World, Folk and Blues rhythms. Vi Martin & Dee Stone between them have a command of various instruments, guaranteed to entertain. Delta Ladies



Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn

Master of various instruments and a fine singer, Matt provides a mix of traditional songs and tunes. We heard him as part of the Dovetail Trio in 2016, now come and hear him on his own. Matt Quinn


Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger

Acclaimed guitarist and singer songwriter, Richard is perhaps best known for his songs of the North East, since his roots are in Middlesbrough, and his current home in Whitby. Expect an eclectic mix of land and sea songs from this area. Richard Grainger

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 3 Apr 2017 – Chris Green & Sophie Matthews | Mon 15 May 2017 – Four Gone Confusion | Mon 5 Jun 2017 – Impressed  | Mon 19 Jun 2017 – Tim Jones & the Dark Lanterns | Mon 3 July 2017 – Miriam Erasmus |  Mon 17 Jul 2017 – Alan Austen & Linda Smith | Mon 7 Aug 2017 – Allan Richardson | Mon 21 Aug 2017 – Tonic | Mon 18 Sep 2017 – Jeff Warner | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Gareth Davies-Jones.

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Folk gig at Lingfield

The next Folk stuff at the VSSC in Lingfield is Doug Hudson & Ian Cutler on Friday December 16. Tickets available here. Facebook : [2] Web Site : [3] Support will be from Sue Rule and Nellies...