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.

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 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes

A legendary duo from Lancashire who perform with passion a well balanced mix of fine traditional and humorous songs. Barbara’s fine vocals are matched by Peter’s sensitive accompaniment. The Snapes


Mon 16 Oct 2017 – Phil Hare

A skilled singer-songwriter who writes and performs with passion. His fine voice and exceptionally skilled guitar playing combine with a good rapport with the audience to give an unforgettable experience. Phil Hare


Mon 6 Nov 2017 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter

Witty & topical songs from a local singer-songwriter, performed in a charismatic way. Sally’s strong voice and Brian’s skilled guitar playing combine to give a good stage presence which never fails to entertain. Sally Ironmonger


Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Gareth Davies-Jones

Originally from Ulster, but now resident in the Tyne Valley, Gareth is a skilled singer-songwriter whose subjects cover many themes such as maritime, coal mining and iconic landscapes, much relating to his current home. Gareth Davies-Jones


Mon 4 Dec 2017 – Nick Dow

Nick has been singing traditional folk songs for over forty years. He married into a traveller family, and this reflects in some of his songs. He is also noted for his songs from the West Country, many of which were collected by him.


Mon 18 Dec 2017 – Will Duke

A skilled player of the anglo concertina inherited from Scan Tester, and a noted traditional singer. Will can be relied upon to provide us with a mixture of serious and amusing songs, some of which will have a Christmas flavour.




Forthcoming attractions: Mon 15 Jan 2018 – Harbottle & Jonas | Mon 5 Feb 2018 – Fiddle & Faff | Mon 5 Mar 2018 – Cosgrave & Banks | Mon 19 Mar 2018 – Alden, Patterson & Dashwood | Mon 16 Apr 2018 – Malcolm Bushby | Mon 21 May 2018 – Tom Lewis | Mon 4 Jun 2018 – Sam Walter | Monday 18 Jun 2018 – Chris Cleverley | Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

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