Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)

Diary of Events

Mon 1 Jul 2019 – Stone Junction

A mix of  folk, bluegrass, Americana, Celtic, roots and original acoustic music, with three-part harmonies and accompanied by guitars, mandolin, banjo, accordion and whistles. An exciting evening, not to be missed. Stone Junction

Mon 15 Jul 2019 – Lyndsey Rule

Formerly part of the well-remembered Pig’s Ear band and now performing with her mother Sue Rule as Silk Purse, Lyndsey has a fine voice and an affinity for traditional songs, backed up with an ability to play a variety of instruments.

Mon 5 Aug 2019 – Natasha Norodien

An eclectic assortment of traditional and contemporary folk song from a lady with a beautiful voice and skilled guitar accompaniment.



Mon 19 Aug 2019 – Kelter

An eclectic mix of World Music including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Spanish, Gypsy, Swing, Jazz and Celtic, all skilfully played with panache. Kelter



Mon 2 Sep 2019 – Broomdasher

Glorious harmonies and carefully crafted arrangements of traditional songs from this six-piece acapella group. Broomdasher



Mon 16 Sep 2019 – Wildwood Jack

Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman are a husband and wife duo, who perform an eclectic mix of folk, country and world music, accompanied by finger-picked guitar and ukulele. Wildwood Jack




Mon 7 Oct 2019 –Tom Lewis 

Renowned for his robust renderings of shanties and other sea songs, Tom served in the Royal Navy as a submariner and has extensive knowledge of all things nautical. Tom Lewis





Forthcoming attractions: Mon 21 Oct 2019 – Geoff Higginbottom | Mon 4 Nov 2019 – Daria Kulesh | Mon 18 Nov 2019 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter | Mon 2 Dec 2019 – Chris n Alan Davis | Mon 16 Dec 2019 – Alan Richardson

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News and Blog

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!

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.