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


Mon 6 June 2022 – Ian K Brown

An accomplished singer – songwriter from Northumberland who performs with guitar  accompaniment. A seasoned performer at many festivals around the country he has a reputation second to none as an entertainer. Ian K Brown 


Mon 20 June 2022 – Capella

Traditional and contemporary folk music sung unaccompanied with beautiful harmonies. A very welcome return for Tony & Lesley Petty. Capella


Mon 4 Jul 2022 – 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 18 Jul 2022 – Triage

Welcome back to folk trio of Malcolm Peet on mandolins, weissenborn and dobro, Kevin Henty on melodeon, guitar and vocals and Dean Tainio on guitar and vocals, performing traditional and original tunes and songs from across the UK and US folk genres. Triage 

Mon 1 Aug 2022 – Natasha Norodien & Terry Lees

First booking at the club for these two as a duo but a welcome return for both. Natasha combines skilled guitar playing with a beautiful voice and Terry is noted as a nationally known guitar player.



Mon 15 Aug 2022 – Paul Stepto

Paul is of course well known as an organiser and resident at the club. His songs accompanied by guitar or mandolin, range from the comic to the more thought provoking.



Forthcoming attractions: Mon 5 Sep 2022 – Four Gone Confusion | Mon 19 Sep 2022 – Richard Grainger | Mon 3 Oct 2022 – Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer | Mon 17 Oct 2022 – Christopher Mark Jones | Mon 7 Nov 2022 – Nick Dow | Mon 21 Nov 2022 – Vic & Tina Smith | Mon 5 Dec 2022 – Sally Ironmonger with Brian Carter | Mon 19 Dec 2022 – Simon Kempston

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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!