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 Apr – Singaround

Bank Holiday Singaround, all singers and musicians welcome, or anyone else to come and listen. No admission charge, just bring your voices and instruments.

Mon 16 Apr 2018 – Gordon Jackson

This replaces our originally advertised guest, Malcolm Bushby, who is unfortunately ill. Gordon has appeared at the club before as one half of “The Jones Boys”, and will perform traditional songs from the British Isles and further afield. We are very grateful to him for agreeing to perform at short notice, and look forward to hearing him again. The Jones Boys


Mon 21 May 2018 – Tom Lewis

A legend of the nautical festival circuit, Tom sings rip-roaring shanties and other songs of a salty nature, with and without accompaniment of Button accordion or ukulele. Come along and have a good sing! Tom Lewis




Mon 4 Jun 2018 – Sam Walter

An immensely talented young singer with a new slant on traditional songs, and his own songs written in the traditional style. Expect stirring songs about Jacobite uprisings and the Napoleonic wars. Sam Walter




Mon 18 Jun 2018 – Chris Cleverley

An extremely talented singer-songwriter with many diverse topics in his songs, accompanied by accomplished finger style guitar playing. Chris Cleverley 

Mon 2 Jul 2018 – Consort of One

Lizzie Gutteridge combines medieval and renaissance music and song, on traditional instruments, with 21stC looping technology. Described as “Looping Through Time” this gives an interesting new slant to traditional music. Consort of One





Forthcoming attractions: Mon 16 Jul 2018 – Triage | Mon 6 Aug 2018 – Border Crossing | Mon 3 Sep 2018 – Rosewood | Mon 17 Sep 2018 – Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton | Mon 1 Oct 2018 – John Molineux | Mon 19 Nov 2018 – John Ward Trio | Mon 3 Dec 2018 – Bob Kenward | Mon 17 Dec 2018 – Nonesuch Mummers

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