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 MeetUpstairs Function Room, Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.
Evening FeeA hat collection is held on guest nights and a contribution of £7 (£5 concessions) is suggested.
Singers WelcomeFloor spots available – arranged on the night.
Mon 15 May 2017 – Four Gone Confusion
A new local band consisting of club residents John & Di Cullen with their friends Pete & Brenda Storer. An eclectic mix of material, with four part harmony, and guitar bouzouki and flute.
Roger Resch & Liz Randall perform sea songs, including shanties, and also more reflective or humorous songs, both from the tradition and from contemporary sources. They sing a cappella as well as accompanied by a variety of instruments, and are noted for their rousing chorus songs, inviting audience participation. Impressed
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
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
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.
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
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 21 Aug 2017 – Tonic | Mon 4 Sep 2017 – Pete McClelland | Mon 18 Sep 2017 – Jeff Warner | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Gareth Davies-Jones | Mon 4 Dec 2017 – Nick Dow | Mon 18 Dec 2017 – Will Duke | Mon 5 Feb 2018 – Fiddle & Faff
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Here's a video clip of Richard Grainger, our guest on Monday, 20th March
Here's a video of the Watergrain Band - our guests on Monday, 16th January - in rehearsal.
The next Folk stuff at the VSSC in Lingfield is Doug Hudson & Ian Cutler on Friday December 16. Tickets available here. Facebook : www.facebook.com/hudsonandCutler  Web Site : http://www.hotrats.net/hotratsduo.html  Support will be from Sue Rule and Nellies...