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

In view of the Government recommendation not to participate in gatherings such as ours, we have taken the decision to close the club until further notice. We regret this, but feel that under the circumstances it would be irresponsible to continue.

We are leaving the programme on the website in the hope that we can resume it as soon as it is safe to do so. We will issue an email bulletin as and when this occurs, so you may wish to sign up for this at the foot of this page.

We of course regret the effect this will have on our venue and the many others affected, and hope it will not be too long lasting. Stay safe and we hope to see you when the club resumes.

 

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 

Cancelled

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

Cancelled

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Mon 15 Jun 2020 – Impressed

A taste of the sea from a duo, Liz Randall & Roger Resch, who sing shanties and other nautical songs, acapella and accompanied by accordion, concertina, whistle and autoharp. Impressed

 

 

 

Mon 6 Jul 2020 – Skinner & T’witch

A welcome return to the club with a mix of folk, music hall and theatre, with sharp commentary on many contemporary issues. Sandra’s beautifully clear voice is ably complemented by Steve’s guitar playing and song writing skills. Skinner & T’witch

 

 

 

 

Mon 20 Jul 2020 – Martin Ledner  A writer and performer of thought-provoking folk songs, ballads and shanties in the traditional style, but very much relevant to the present day. Martin Ledner

 

 

 

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 3 Aug 2020 – Malcolm Ward | Mon 17 Aug 2020 – Ian Petrie | 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 | Mon 7 Dec 2020 – Helen North | Mon 1 Mar 2021 – Richard Grainger

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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.