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.
We’re open again!
After all the lockdowns and false dawns we are glad to say that the club re-opened on Monday 19 July 2021, the day that the restrictions were eased.
Jamie, the manager of our venue, and his team welcome us back, and it is normal bar service as usual, although they very sensibly suggest that we all exercise reasonable caution.
We hope that you have all come through recent events OK and look forward to welcoming you back at the club.
Mon 6 September 2021 – Celtic Caim
Celtic Caim consists of Heather Innes, Jacynth Hamill & Pauline Vallance, whose beautiful voices combine with their instruments to provide music and song from both sides of the Irish Sea.
Mon 20 September 2021 – Impressed
IMPRESSED perform sea songs, including shanties, and also more reflective or humorous songs, both from the tradition and from contemporary sources.They sing a cappella as well as accompanied by a variety of instruments, and are noted for their rousing chorus songs, inviting audience participation. Impressed
Please note, this is a change to the originally advertised programme.
Mon 4 October 2021 – Helen North
Time to welcome back a lady from north Kent who writes captivating songs, many of them about the sea, and she is a keen sailor, all performed with a beautiful voice and guitar accompaniment. Helen North
Mon 18 October 2021 – Alan Austen & Linda Smith
Beautiful harmonies from this duo accompanied by a variety of instruments. Self-penned and traditional songs are likely to include Kent and harvest themes.
Mon 1 November 2021 – David Fisher
David Fisher is now based in Birmingham, where he returned to after spending three and a half years travelling and busking across nearly 50 countries, including every country in the EU. His critically acclaimed album ‘Busking Beyond Borders‘ was released in December 2018, receiving comparisons to artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Richard Thompson and Bob Dylan. David Fisher
Mon 15 November 2021 – Allan Richardson
Noted for his self-penned songs, many of them humorous, Alan is well known on the local folk circuit and it is a pleasure to welcome him back. Allan Richardson
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 21 Feb 2022 – Alan Reid | Mon 4 Jul 2022 – Skinner & T’Witch | Mon 19 Sep 2022 – Richard Grainger
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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.
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...
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.