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 6 Aug – Border Crossing

An Englishman an Irishman and a Scot combine to give a mix of traditional songs and tunes from all three countries. First time at the club. Border Crossing 

Mon 20 Aug 2018 – Pete Metcalfe & Paul Stepto

Two of our residents with an eclectic mix of songs, mostly accompanied by various stringed instruments, and many self-penned. Now is your chance to see them do a full set! Pete and Paul’s FB

Mon 3 Sep 2018 – Rosewood

Welcome return of this popular band from East Anglia. Lively renderings of traditional and contemporary folk music accompanied by a variety of instruments. Rosewood 

Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton

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


Mon 1 Oct 2018 – John Molineux

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.



Mon 15 Oct 2018 – Melanie Crew & Ross Palmer

Two accomplished singer-songwriters in perfect harmony, both with fine voices and skillful accompaniment. They promise a mix of their own songs and some traditional material. Melanie Crew   Ross Palmer



Mon 5 November 2018 – Two’s Company

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


Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Nov 2018 – John Ward Trio | Mon 3 Dec 2018 – Bob Kenward | 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 20 May 2019 – Na Mara | Mon 16 Sep 2019 – Wildwood Jack | Mon 21 Oct 2019 – Geoff Higginbottom

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Monday at the club

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...