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.
Owing to the ongoing situation with the Corona Virus there is still no immediate prospect of clubs like ours being able to re-open. We are re-booking our intended guests for future dates and look forward to the time when we can welcome back both the performers and the audience.
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 19 April 2021 – Nick Dow
A man with a superb voice and sensitive guitar accompaniments who has been on the folk scene for over forty years. He is best known for his traditional songs, some of which he has collected, especially in the West Country and from the travelling community. Nick Dow
Mon 17 May 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 7 June 2021 – Vic & Tina Smith
Well known for running the Royal Oak Folk Club on Lewes for over 20 years, they now present a multi-media show “All the Birds of the Air” which features birds in song, verse, tunes and folklore with illustrations. This has already received acclaim at various folk festivals. Vic & Tina Smith
Mon 5 July 2021 – Skinner & T’Witch
Welcome return of this Leeds based duo performing folk, flamenco and theatre style songs, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics. Skinner & T’Witch
Mon 20 September 2021 – Richard Grainger
Welcome return of a man who writes songs about his native Teeside and about the sea, accompanied by guitar. The North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby Town and the East Coast, Captain Cook’s “Endeavour” and Cleveland Steel al feature in his songs. Richard Grainger
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Jul 2021 – Martin Ledner | Mon 6 Sep 2021 – Celtic Caim Trio | Mon 4 Oct 2021 – Christopher Mark Jones| Mon 21 Feb 2022 – Alan Reid
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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...
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!
Here's a video of Will Finn and Rosie Calvert. See more of them on Monday!