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Tonbridge Folk Club (Nellie's)

Traditional music and song at Tonbridge Folk Club. First and third Mondays of each month, 8-11 pm. Musicians, singers and audience welcome. Upstairs Function Room, Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS.

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The Where's Spot Band  

Mon 16 May 2016: The Where's Spot Band

A popular 4 piece band from Essex, who offer interesting arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk, with a leavening of other material added. Skilled musicianship, with beautiful harmonies. The Where's Spot Band

Richard Grainger  

Mon 6 Jun 2016: Richard Grainger

Welcome return - a taste of Yorkshire from a man of many talents. His songs are sung by many on the folkscene, and his style of singing, accompanied by guitar, never fails to entertain. Richard Grainger


Mon 20 Jun 2016: Na-Mara

Welcome return of duo Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara. A mix of traditional and self-penned songs from the British Isles and Brittany etc. with skilled instrumental accompaniment. Na-Mara

Causton & Walker  

Mon 4 Jul 2016: Causton & Walker

A duo consisting of Bryan Causton (formerly of Shave the Monkey and Strangeworld) and Singer Songwriter Penni McLaren Walker. They feature a mix of traditional and contemporary folk beautifully performed. Causton & Walker

Si Baron  

Mon 18 Jul 2016: Si Barron

Solo return of Si, who previously performed for us as half of Barron Brady. Beautiful singing with skilled guitar accompaniments and interesting interpretations of traditional songs. A new string to his bow is his harmonium playing. Si Baron


Mon 1 August 2016: The Morning Tree

A trio from Ireland, Italy and America, who combine their skills with fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and vocals to produce a sound with strong Irish influence, with elements of folk, blues and Jazz. The Morning Tree

Forthcoming attractions: Mon 19 Sep 2016: Steve Turner | Mon 3 Oct: Phil Hare | Mon 7 Nov 2016: Wild Geese | Mon 21 Nov 2016: Dovetail Trio | Mon 5 Dec 2016: Emily Askew Band

A hat collection is held on guest nights and a contribution of £7 (£5 concessions) is suggested. Floor spots available - arranged on the night.
Note: No meeting first Monday in May. Last updated: 29 April 2016.


TFC News

Change of venue
If you are on our mailing list, you will no doubt already be aware that we had to cancel yesterday's session, because of the non-availability of the Foresters. Scott and Debbie, who have been very supportive of us, have now moved on, and the new landlord apparently proposes after Easter to close for 4-5 weeks, for the pub to be refurbished. We understand that this work involves incorporating the function room into the living accommodation. Obviously therefore doing nothing is not an option.

Yesterday evening Paul Stepto and I approached the landlord and landlady of the Chequers, who received us very courteously, and said that they would be happy to make their function room available to us on a regular basis. We consider the room to be totally suitable for our requirements, it is in fact historically the old court room for the town. They also serve good beer.

So we commence in our new home on Monday 4 April with Ninebarrow, an exciting award winning duo. Close harmonies, with a mixture of skilfully crafted original material, and their own take on traditional songs. You will find us at:

Ye Olde Chequers Inn, 122 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AS. 01732 358957 On the left just beyond the Great Bridge going north.

There is parking available at the rear off Bank Street, near the castle, which is free that time of the evening.

We hope you will come along and support us then.


Roger Resch - 22 March 2016


Hosted page for Roger Resch added.


Nellie's (TFC) is now affiliated to Folk21, a voluntary group of musicians, organisers and promoters dedicated to supporting Britain's guest-booking folk clubs and local venues and providing a collective voice for Britain's folk club scene. Click on the logo to learn more.

John and Di Cullen have joined Nellie's residents.

eyeseeyoupromotions is a fledgling set-up trying to promote folk acts on a monthly Sunday at the Clubhouse at Tunbridge Wells Football Club.

On 10th May they have Blue Rose Code and on 21st June David Francey. Further information on their website.

Stuff - a CD album from Pete Metcalfe and Paul Stepto