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 18 Nov 2019 – Sally Ironmonger with

Brian Carter

Welcome return of this popular duo from Kent, with Sally’s songs brilliantly accompanied by Brian’s guitar. Songs serious and amusing, many of them with a Kent theme. Sally Ironmonger 



Mon 2 Dec 2019 – Chris N’Alan Davis

Popular duo from Kent with traditional and contemporary folk song skilfully accompanied by guitar and recorder. 



Mon 16 Dec 2019 – Alan Richardson

Welcome return of a local singer–songwriter who accompanies himself with guitar. Mainly self-penned songs with some of a seasonal nature.  Alan Richardson





Mon 6 Jan 2020 – Morrigan

Seasonal songs from this four piece acapella group who provide such beautiful harmonies. Good to have them back! Morrigan 


Mon 20 Jan 2020 – Capella

Tony & Lesley Petty, well known on the folk circuit for a wide range of songs, traditional and contemporary, with beautiful harmonies, make a welcome return to the club. 


Mon 3 Feb 2020 – Ben Walker

From rural Worcestershire, Ben’s songs are deeply rooted in the tradition and accompanied by his fine guitar playing which has been widely acclaimed. Ben Walker 

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 17 Feb 2020 – Zetor in the Kailyard | Mon 2 Mar 2010 – Karen Langridge | Mon 16 Mar 2020 – Steve Turner | 6 Apr 2020 – Christopher Mark Jones | Mon 20 Apr 2020 – Richard Grainger | Mon 18 May 2020 – David Fisher | Mon 6 Jul 2020 – Skinner & T’Witch | Mon 3 Aug 2020 – Martin Ledner | Mon 7 Sept 2020 – Jeff Warner | Mon 21 Sep 2020 – Miriam Erasmus | Mon 5 Oct 2020 – Dick Miles | Mon 16 Nov 2020 – Alden, Patterson & Dashwood

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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!