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 Beer Seller, 64 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1EH.

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 Mar 2020 – Karen Langridge

A local singer from Kent with a beautiful voice, who sings traditional and contemporary songs, both acapella and accompanied.


Mon 16 Mar 2020 – Steve Turner

Well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional songs, Steve is particularly noted for his skilled accompaniments with English concertina. Steve Turner


Mon 6 Apr 2020 – Christopher Mark Jones

Described as a bonafide storyteller in the mould of the classic folk troubadour, he combines captivating lyrics with skilled guitar accompaniment. Americana at its best. Christopher Mark Jones

Mon 20 Apr 2020 – Richard Grainger

Hailing from Tees-side, Richard is an accomplished performer, with guitar, of both his own and traditional songs. Expect material with a maritime theme and reflecting the former industries of the north-east. Richard Grainger



Mon 18 May 2020 – David Fisher

A strong voice accompanied by fine guitar playing does justice to his songs, both traditional and self-penned, inviting audience participation. David Fisher



Mon 1 Jun 2020 – Vic & Tina Smith

All the Birds of the Air, a multi-media show featuring birds in song. Images on the screen illustrated by live music from Vic & Tina who are accomplished musicians and singers.


Forthcoming attractions: Mon 6 Jul 2020 – Skinner & T’Witch | Mon 20 Jul 2020 – Martin Ledner | Mon 7 Sept 2020 – Jeff Warner | Mon 21 Sep 2020 – Miriam Erasmus | Mon 5 Oct 2020 – Dick Miles | Mon 19 October – Celtic Caim Duo | Mon 2 Nov 2020 – Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds | Mon 16 Nov 2020 – Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

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News and Blog
Forthcoming move

Forthcoming move

From the end of February the club will be re-locating to The Beer Seller, 64 High Street, Tonbridge, TN9 1EH. We have been grateful to the Flying Dutchman for hosting us, and have had some good sessions there, but have always felt the desirability of being in the town centre if possible. Starting with the Karen Langridge session on 2 March 2020 we will be in the upstairs function room at the Beer Seller, where they serve a splendid selection of real ales and a full range of other drinks. Do come and join us then if you can.

Na-Mara review

To whet your appetite for our guests on 20th May, here's a review of Na-Mara's latest CD: "One of life's certainties, thus far, is that any music produced by Na-Mara, be it live or recorded, will be of the highest quality and guaranteed to involve subjects and themes...

Hickory Signals

Here's a taster of next Monday's guests, Hickory Signals. Check out Youtube for more of their videos and join us at the Flying Dutchman on Monday!