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
Making their second visit to the club, they bring fine performances of both traditional and self-penned songs, accompanied by Andrew’s concertina and Carole’s woodwind instruments. Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton
A fine traditional singer and master of various instruments including guitar, mandolin fiddle whistle and dulcimer, John has previously played with the John Renbourn Band. He is also noted as a storyteller. John Molineux.
Two’s Company (Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson) are a Yorkshire-based acoustic folk duo. They perform a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes, from and inspired by the folk tradition of the British Isles, accompanied by flute, guitar and cello-mandolin. Two’s Company
Based in East Anglia, John, Lynne & Les sing John’s own and traditional songs in three-part harmony, accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran. John Ward Trio
With his fine singing of traditional and self-penned songs and skilled guitar accompaniment, Bob can command a good audience anywhere. Songs of Kent, railways and humorous ones feature, he is a resident of the club but this is your chance to hear him do a full set. Bob Kenward
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 17 Dec 2018 – Nonesuch Mummers | Mon 4 Feb 2019 – Bond of Union | Mon 18 Mar 2019 – Richard Grainger | Mon 1 Apr 2019 – Will Finn & Rosie Calvert | Mon 15 Apr – Hickory Signals | Mon 20 May 2019 – Na Mara | Mon 16 Sep 2019 – Wildwood Jack | Mon 21 Oct 2019 – Geoff Higginbottom
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News and Blog
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!
Here's a video of Gavin and Julie Atkin of Tonic. There's lots more of them on Youtube.