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

delta-ladies-1Mon 20 Feb 2017 – Delta Ladies

The description ‘Hillbilly Trance’ has been applied to their fusion of Roots, World, Folk and Blues rhythms. Vi Martin & Dee Stone between them have a command of various instruments, guaranteed to entertain. Delta Ladies



Mon 6 Mar 2017 – Matt Quinn

Master of various instruments and a fine singer, Matt provides a mix of traditional songs and tunes. We heard him as part of the Dovetail Trio in 2016, now come and hear him on his own. Matt Quinn


Mon 20 Mar 2017 – Richard Grainger

Acclaimed guitarist and singer songwriter, Richard is perhaps best known for his songs of the North East, since his roots are in Middlesbrough, and his current home in Whitby. Expect an eclectic mix of land and sea songs from this area. Richard Grainger


Mon 17 Apr 2017 – Singaround

As this is Easter Monday we are not booking a guest, but we invite anyone to come along and play or sing, or simply to listen. No charge for admission.


Mon 15 May 2017 – Four Gone Confusion

A new local band consisting of club residents John & Di Cullen with their friends Pete & Brenda Storer. An eclectic mix of material, with four part harmony, and guitar bouzouki and flute.


Mon 5 June 2017 – Impressed

Roger Resch & Liz Randall perform sea songs, including shanties, and also more reflective or humorous songs, both from the tradition and from contemporary sources.They sing a cappella as well as accompanied by a variety of instruments, and are noted for their rousing chorus songs, inviting audience participation. Impressed



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Jun 2017 – Tim Jones & the Dark Lanterns | Mon 3 July 2017 – Miriam Erasmus |  Mon 17 Jul 2017 – Alan Austen & Linda Smith | Mon 7 Aug 2017 – Allan Richardson | Mon 21 Aug 2017 – Tonic | Mon 18 Sep 2017 – Jeff Warner | Mon 2 Oct 2017 – The Snapes | Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Gareth Davies-Jones | Mon 4 Dec 2017 – Nick Dow.

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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...