Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)

Diary of Events

Mon 21 Oct 2019 – Geoff Higginbottom 

Well known on the folk scene for his renderings of an eclectic mixture of songs, Geoff possesses a powerful voice which can do justice to Sea Shanties but he also can perform the quieter material as well. Geoff Higginbottom 


Mon 4 Nov 2019 – Daria Kulesh

Welcome return to the club of a lady who continues to make an impact on the folk world, with her original and melodious songs based on her Russian heritage and experience of life. Daria Kulesh 



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




Forthcoming attractions: Mon 20 Jan 2020 – Capella | Mon 3 Feb 2020 – Ben Walker | 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 6 Jul 2020 – Skinner & T’Witch | Mon 3 Aug 2020 – Martin Ledner | Mon 7 Sept 2020 – Jeff Warner | 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!

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.