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.
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
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
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
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
Mon3 Apr 2017 – Chris Green & Sophie Matthews
Acclaimed performers of traditional English songs and tunes in a style very much their own. Their instruments include cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion. Chris Green & Sophie Matthews
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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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...
Here are some clips of the Emily Askew Band, our guests on 5th December, playing at Islington Folk club