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 7 Feb 2022 – Malcolm Ward

Well known as one of our residents, Malcolm possesses a fine voice which is equally at home belting out a sea shanty or performing a tender ballad. He sings acapella or accompanied by Maccann duet concertina.


Mon 21 Feb 2022 – Impressed

Liz Randall & Roger Resch perform an eclectic mix of Shanties and other more reflective sea songs, both acapella and accompanied by various instruments. Plenty of chorus songs to sing along to. Impressed

This replaces Alan Reid, who unfortunately has had to cancel his tour for reasons affected by Covid. We hope to rebook him soon.

Mon 7 Mar 2022 – The Pitmatics

This four-piece band play multiple and varied instruments and use thought provoking lyrics, mixed with funny and sing-along songs, to keep their audiences entertained. They also perform many self-penned numbers and some creative arrangements on modern classics. The Pitmatics

Mon 21 Mar 2022 – Milton Hide

Welcome return of Jim and Josie Tipler who tell stories through original song, blending guitar and pure vocal delivery with arrangements including percussion and clarinet, transporting you from the Sussex Downs to the Appalachian Mountains and many places in between. Milton Hide

Mon 4 April 2022 – Four Gone Confusion

A local group which consists of our residents John & Di Cullen, together with Pete & Brenda Storer. An eclectic mix of songs with beautiful harmonies and accompanied by skilful guitar playing. Four Gone Confusion

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 6 Jun 2022 – Ian K. Brown | Mon 4 Jul 2022 – Skinner & T’Witch | Mon 19 Sep 2022 – Richard Grainger | Mon 17 Oct 2022 – Christopher Mark Jones | Mon 7 Nov 2022 – Nick Dow

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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.

Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)