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
The Flying Dutchman, 118 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, TN11 9EN.
A hat collection is held on guest nights and a contribution of £7 (£5 concessions) is suggested.
Floor spots available – arranged on the night.
Diary of Events
Acclaimed by Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, and Declan Sinnott, they are a young duo from Devon who are making a name for themselves with exciting renditions of traditional songs, accompanied with guitar and concertina. Harbottle & Jonas
Beautiful harmony singing by this Kent based duo, accompanied by fiddle, accordion, nyckelharpa, double bass and mando bass. Fiddle & Faff
Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar, whistle) and Steve Banks (fiddle, vocals, Hardanger fiddle, guitar) have joined forces to form an exciting folk duo. They are both very skilled and experienced musicians, and together they play exciting, imaginative arrangements of captivating folk music from Britain, Europe, and beyond, both traditional and contemporary. Cosgrave & Banks
Influenced by folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic, this trio weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Alden, Patterson & Dashwood
Originally from Tasmania, Malcolm is steeped in the Scottish fiddle tradition of his forebears. He is also a fine singer and plays the bouzouki and whistles, and has received tributes from Tom McConville with whom he has collaborated. Malcolm Bushby
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 21 May 2018 – Tom Lewis | Mon 4 Jun 2018 – Sam Walter | Monday 18 Jun 2018 – Chris Cleverley | Mon 2 Jul 2018 – Consort of 1 | Mon 16 Jul – Triage | Mon 6 August – Border Crossing | Mon 3 Sep 2018 – Rosewood | Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton | Mon 19 Nov 2018 – John Ward Trio
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News and Blog
Residents Paul Stepto and Pete Metcalfe have released a new CD. ‘The Devil Inside Us’ includes eight original songs and four covers. The styles and subjects are varied, ranging from 19th century American history, mobile phones and guns, to chocolate, Caravaggio and...
Some performers have the knack of drawing you in to their music, arousing your interest and connecting you with whatever they’re singing and playing. Nick Dow, our guest on Monday, 4th December has this ability in spades - probably acquired over decades of treading...
Here's a video of Monday's guest Nick Dow. Enjoy!