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 1 August 2016 – The Morning Tree

A trio from Ireland, Italy and America, who combine their skills with fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and vocals to produce a sound with strong Irish influence, with elements of folk, blues and Jazz. The Morning Tree



Mon 17 AugustNaomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds (1) 2016 – Naomi Bedford with Paul Simmonds

Highly acclaimed roots singer from Brighton with a beautiful voice is expertly accompanied by Paul Simmonds. Naomi Bedford



Mon 5 SeJed Grimes (2)ptember 2016 – Jed Grimes

Songs from Ireland, Northumbria and Appalachia, accompanied by guitar and bouzouki. Welcome return of a skilled entertainer. Jed Grimes




Mon 19 SeSteve Turner (1)ptember 2016 – Steve Turner

A skilled player on the concertina, he also accompanies himself with the cittern, mandolin and banjo. Superb singing of mainly traditional songs. Steve Turner




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

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 17 October 2016 – Daria Kulesh | Mon 7 Nov 2016 – Triage | Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Dovetail Trio | Mon 5 Dec 2016 – Emily Askew Band | Mon 16 Jan 2017 – The Watergrain Band | Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn | Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger.

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News and Blog
Change of Venue

Change of Venue

If you are on our mailing list, you will no doubt already be aware that we had to cancel yesterday’s session, because of the non-availability of the Foresters. Scott and Debbie, who have been very supportive of us, have now moved on, and the new landlord...

Richard resigns

Richard resigns

We announce with regret that Richard Lawson has decided to stand down as an organiser of the club, because of pressure of other commitments. He will be sadly missed, because since becoming an organiser in 2008, he has worked tirelessly to promote the club, and support...