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

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


Mon 19 Dec 2016 – John Morgan

A long-time favourite at the club, John is one of the best singers of traditional song in Kent. He sings to guitar and melodeon, as well as unaccompanied.



chris-harrison-2Mon 2 Jan 2017 – Chris Harrison

Chris has visited the club before, most recently as one of Morrigan. On this occasion he brings “Carols from the Coalfields”, which are poems written by his great great Grandfather Joseph Skipsey, which Chris has skilfully set to music. Chris Harrison


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



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn | Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger | Mon 3 Apr 2017 – Chris Green & Sophie Matthews | 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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