Traditional Music and Song at Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellies)
When We Meet
First and third Mondays of each month from 7-30 – 10-30 pm. Musicians, singers and audience welcome.
Where We Meet
Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High St., Tonbridge, TN9 1AS
Mon 2 Oct 2023 – Bruce Watson
A major Australian songwriter and performer in the folk tradition, he performs around Australia and internationally at festivals, clubs and other venues. His songs range from witty and amusing, to profound and sad and he has the ability to thoroughly engage his audience. Bruce Watson
Mon 16 Oct 2023 – The Rabbitts
Norwich based indie folk band ‘The Rabbitts’ are acoustic at heart but experimental in nature; they set out to avoid the well trodden path and instead define their own unique sound with creative harmonies, fingerstyle guitar arrangements, epic mandolin solos, and an intricate yet impactful rhythm section. The Rabbitts
Mon 6 Nov 2023 – Wildwood Jack
Contemporary folk music with a twist of bluegrass and world music played with outstanding fingerstyle guitar and ukulele from husband and wife, Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman. Wildwood Jack
Mon 20 Nov 2023 – Johnny Campbell
Described by Tradfolk as a Modern-day Billy Bragg, his songs are set deep in the tradition of Northern England, whether self-penned or traditional. He sings both acapella and accompanied by guitar with a gritty style which well suits his material. Johnny Campbell
Mon 4 Dec 2023 – Gavin & Julie Atkin
A local husband and wife duo perform a mix of traditional folk song and mid-20th-century songs. Gavin is noted for his singing of traditional songs, many of which are less well-known versions. Julie’s clear voice is accompanied by Gavin’s skilful accompaniments on melodeon, guitar, and Jeffries duet concertina. Gavin & Julie Atkin
Mon 18 Dec 2023 –Bob Kenward
Bob Kenward of course needs no introduction to this club, but it is always good to hear him do a full set. Traditional songs, plus his own songs, skilfully crafted, some serious and some extremely funny, acapella or accompanied by guitar or mandolin. Bob Kenward
Forthcoming attractions: Mon 5 Feb 2024 – Daria Kulesh | Mon 19 Feb 2024 – Ian K. Brown | Mon 15 Apr 2024 – Steve Pledger | Mon 17 Jun 2023 – Dove’s Vagaries | Mon 4 Nov 2024 – Hunter Muskett
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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!
Here's a video of Richard Grainger, our guest on 18th March. Come along and see him live!