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

Triage (2)Mon 7 November 2016 – Triage

A recently formed group, Triage consists of seasoned performers on the folk scene: Dean Tainio, Kevin Henty, and Malcolm Weissenborn. They give spirited performances, accompanied by guitar, dobro, mandolin, recorder and melodeon.

Dovetail Trio (1)

Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Dovetail Trio 

Three extremely talented young performers: Jamie Roberts, Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn, who give fresh and vigorous performances of traditional songs. Beautiful singing, and skilful instrumentation. Dovetail Trio

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



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 16 Jan 2017 – The Watergrain Band | Mon 6 Feb – Andy Clarke | Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn | Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger | Mon 3 July – Miriam Erasmus | Mon 18 Sep – Jeff Warner | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 20 Nov – Gareth Davies-Jones.

To join our mail list click here

News and Blog

Some upcoming gigs

We've had notifications of some great gigs coming up. Here they are: On Saturday, 15th October at 7:30, Otis Gibbs will be playing at Plaxtol Memorial Hall. Tickets are £12.00 from Tony Werneke on 01732 810 482 or (Tony also owns Replay...

Folk gigs at Lingfield

We've had details of some gigs taking place in Lingfield featuring top notch guests. The venue is the Victoria Sports and Social Club in Lingfield High Street and entry is £10/£8. Here's the link for the first gig, which is Jonny Coppin on Friday, 14th...

Daria Kulesh on TV!

Daria Kulesh, our guest on 17th October has been on TV in Russia. The feature starts about 22 minutes in and, although she's speaking Russian, some of the songs are performed in...