Come out and enjoy a good evening’s folk! Lots of variety and a warm welcome awaits.


01 July 2015

Entrance £3


Featured ‘join in’ tune: Orange in Bloom in G 


08 July 2015

Entrance £9



Master guitarist, Archie Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost folksinger/songwriters and a legendary figure in the Scottish folk music world. He is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning 'Travelling Folk' programme, which he presented for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, in 2007 he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services to traditional music, including his long association with the BBC writing original songs for and producing documentaries and features.

Born in Glasgow into a large singing family, constant music combined with his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, music hall, traditional ballads) had a strong impact on Archie’s musical development, while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his singing and songwriting.

A live performer over many decades at festivals and concerts around the world, his musical knowledge and heritage deserves to be more widely appreciated than in his native land – one of the truly greats.


15 July 2015

Entrance £9



Combining talents of multi-instrumentalist Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxophones, clarinet and recorder) and finger style guitarist / singer Paul Mason, this Northumbrian based duo are becoming widely recognised for their striking arrangements of traditional and contemporary folk, roots and more.

They have been writing, recording and performing together for over ten years, produced 6 albums on their own label LAMA Records and had national airplay on BBC Radio 2 (Bob Harris) and Radio 3 (Lucy Duran).   Their arrangement of ‘Dance to Your Daddy’ was also featured on BBC 1’s Antiques Road Show.

Landermason have performed at some of the best known music venues on the UK circuit including Cambridge Folk Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Celtic Connections, Wales Millennium Centre, The Sage Gateshead plus a host of other festivals, small theatres, clubs, pubs and village halls. They have also toured in Europe.



22 July 2015

Entrance £3


Featured ‘join in’ tune: Tip Top Polka in G 


29 July 2015

Entrance £9


Michelle Holding sings traditional and contemporary British and American songs,  playing guitar, banjo and concertina. Blessed with a striking and distinctive voice, she performs with passion and sensitivity. Confesses publicly to being a Morris dancer and also calls dances for ceilidhs.  Her accompanist Bonz, a talented multi-instrumentalist, plays dobro, banjo and harmonica, and provides harmony vocals when with Michelle. Has been performing in folk clubs, at festivals and concerts since before Michelle was born.


Each year, the Club closes in August for folk festivals and holidays. The Club will be back on 2nd September with a singers’ night.


More great acts to come: guest artists already booked further onward for 2015 listed below, so note your diaries now and keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .

09 Sep


Winter Wilson



- duo returning by popular demand

16 Sep


Steve Tilston



- great guitar, top notch songs and delicious voice

30 Sep


Harpeth Rising



- vocal harmonies, banjo, cello and violin fusions from this fabulous female trio

14 Oct


Chris Wood



- brilliant troubadour, excellent songs

28 Oct


Richard Digance



- Richard Digance makes a welcome return to the club

04 Nov


Twisted Routes



- pipes, guitar, fiddle and voices combine perfectly in this trad trio


Important Information

Please note that the Club venue - the Regency Room - is up a narrow flight of stairs; unfortunately the venue does not offer an alternative access.

Notice: Dorking Folk Club gives no warranty that artists named in the Programme or any publicity will perform at any particular time, or at all, and reserve the right to present alternative performers and re-programme events where unforeseen circumstances prevail. However, every effort will be made to carry out the programme as advertised.


Contact Information

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Venue below N.B. tel no. is not Aviva
Aviva Social Club
Pixham Lane

07754 853171