Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)

Diary of Events

Mon 21 Jan 2019 – The Jones Boys

Welcome return to the club for this duo from East Kent with an eclectic collection of songs accompanied by squeeze box and strings.



Mon 4 Feb 2019 – Bond of Union

This trio from Brighton perform traditional & contemporary folk music unaccompanied, with superb harmonies. Bond of Union 


Mon 4 Mar 2019 – Glymjack Duo

Greg McDonald, acclaimed songwriter, is joined by Gemma Gayner, virtuoso of the fiddle, to give a superb rendering of folksongs old and new. Glymjack Duo



Mon 18 Mar 2019 – Richard Grainger

Making a welcome return appearance, Richard is an accomplished songwriter and guitarist whose songs have been widely adopted by other noted singers. Based in Whitby, many of his songs relate to the North East and the sea. Richard Grainger



Mon 1 April 2019 – Will Finn & Rosie Calvert

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a dynamic up-and-coming duo from the heart of Newcastle. Playing traditional music with a contemporary flair, their shows are a veritable smorgasbord of folk fusion, utilising piano, steel pan, and close-knit harmony singing to tremendous effect. Will Finn and Rosie Calvert



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 15 Apr 2019 – Hickory Signals | Mon 20 May 2019 – Na Mara | Mon 3 Jun 2019 –  David & Alison Fenner | Mon 17 Jun 2019 – Milton Hide | Mon 1 Jul 2019 – Stone Junction | Mon 15 Jul 2019 – Lyndsey Rule | Mon 19 Aug 2019 – Kelter | Mon 2 Sep 2019 – Broomdasher | Mon 16 Sep 2019 – Wildwood Jack | Mon 7 Oct 2019 – Tom Lewis | Mon 21 Oct 2019 – Geoff Higginbottom | Mon 4 Nov 2019 – Daria Kulesh | Mon 18 Nov 2019 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter | Mon 2 Dec 2019 – Chris n Alan Davis

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News and Blog

Folk gig at Redhill

Happy New Year, everybody! We've had word of a gig at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill on 23rd January by Band of Burns. This is an incredible collaboration between 12 highly respected folk musicians who have come together to celebrate the life and works of Robert...

Our next guests

Here's the Youtube channel for Two's Company. There are lots of great clips here that should entice you to come and see the real thing on 5th November!

Folk on TV

On tonight's edition of Ian Hislop's Olden Days, he looks at the history of folk song collecting and Morris dancing. There's an interview with Vic Gammon, professor of folk music at Newcastle University and sometime guest at Nellie's. Here's the link to the programme...

When We Meet

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

Where We Meet

The Flying Dutchman, 118 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, TN11 9EN.

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.