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 20 June 2022 – Capella

Traditional and contemporary folk music sung unaccompanied with beautiful harmonies. A very welcome return for Tony & Lesley Petty. Capella


Mon 4 Jul 2022 – Skinner & T’Witch

Welcome return of this Leeds based duo, performing folk, flamenco and theatre style songs, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics. Skinner & T’Witch

Mon 18 Jul 2022 – Triage

Welcome back to folk trio of Malcolm Peet on mandolins, weissenborn and dobro, Kevin Henty on melodeon, guitar and vocals and Dean Tainio on guitar and vocals, performing traditional and original tunes and songs from across the UK and US folk genres. Triage 

Mon 1 Aug 2022 – Natasha Norodien & Terry Lees

First booking at the club for these two as a duo but a welcome return for both. Natasha combines skilled guitar playing with a beautiful voice and Terry is noted as a nationally known guitar player.



Mon 15 Aug 2022 – Paul Stepto

Paul is of course well known as an organiser and resident at the club. His songs accompanied by guitar or mandolin, range from the comic to the more thought provoking.




Mon 5 Sep 2022 – Fourgone Confusion

Two of our residents, John & Di Cullen, are joined by Pete & Brenda Storer to form a formidable foursome. Beautiful harmony singing, accompanied by a variety of instruments and presenting an eclectic mix of material, makes this an evening not to be missed.



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Sep 2022 – Richard Grainger | Mon 3 Oct 2022 – Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer | Mon 17 Oct 2022 – Christopher Mark Jones | Mon 7 Nov 2022 – Nick Dow | Mon 21 Nov 2022 – Vic & Tina Smith | Mon 5 Dec 2022 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter | Mon 19 Dec 2022 – Simon Kempston

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News and Blog

Songwriting retreat

We've received notification of a songwriting retreat taking place between 15th and 19th June. The legendary Jon Boden is hosting it and the venue will be located in idyllic surroundings in the west of Scotland. Details here.

New venue

Our first event at the Beer Seller on Monday was great! Karen Langridge (and friends/relatives) entertained and sang beautifully, there was a numerous and enthusiastic audience, and the venue more than lived up to our expectations. Join us on the 16th for the talented...

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.