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

15 April 2015

Entrance £3

SINGERS NIGHT  (What’s a singers’ night?)


Featured ‘join in’ tune: Clee Hill   in D



22 April 2015

Entrance £9



Gav and Tom are at the forefront of a new wave of traditional folk music.   Nominated for many awards such as Young Folk Award, Radio 2 Folk Awards, Fatea Vocalist of the Year etc), they specialise in delivering gutsy folk music from the whimsical to the downright miserable (of course - it is folk) with a breadth of knowledge and good humour that sets them apart from their peers.

Brilliant artists in their own right, fiddle player Tom has worked with many illustrious folkies (e.g. Pilgrims’ Way) and has a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit.   Gavin’s bold, distinctive vocals, percussive guitar work and impressive songwriting has been admired by many of his contemporaries and winning awards, not least for his time spent in the Albion Band.

Joining forces gives “an uncommonly fine singer” (fRoots) and “one of the best young fiddlers in England” (Living Tradition).   They are working on a joint website for their duo, but in the meantime catch their own musical styles here:



29 April 2015

Entrance £3



Featured ‘join in’ tune: Uncles Jig in G/D



06 May 2015

Entrance £10


 Sorry, no member discount tonight

Entertaining the folk world about as long as Dorking Folk Club has existed (mid70’s) Bob has one of the most recognised and appreciated voices of the folk revival. Solo or with others, his mastery of song and velvet voice has kept him in great demand– touring with Fairport Convention, all the great folk festivals here and abroad, and latterly performing in Michael Morpurgo’s ‘WARHORSE’ in the West End and on tour, Bob’s talent has been applauded by fellow artists such as Vin Garbutt and Ralph McTell. From Radio Ballads to the West End stage, Bob has never lost touch with his roots and continues to delight new listeners at every turn.

Have a read of the Reviews page on his website, then come along and enjoy a talented and enduringly popular singer and musician.



13 May 2015

Entrance £9



Based in Queensland, Australia, Nicole Murray and John Thompson have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, Cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun.   They have always been a favourite at the Club.

This is their 8th tour of the UK and will also introduce Emma Nixon, a superb fiddler, as their special guest



20 May 2015

Entrance £3



Not just for Singers - open to all acoustic performers (music, song, poems, prose) who would like to take a floor spot and perform a couple of items for the enjoyment of all

Featured ‘join in’ tune:   Merrily Kiss The Quaker in G


27 May 2015

Entrance £3



A second week - encouraging local, non-professional folk performers of all abilities to get together and perform traditional music in a relaxed and informal way

Featured ‘join in’ tune:   Off to California in G

Continuing our 2015 programme of professional guest artists, confirmed bookings are listed below to note your diaries now.   Keep an eye on this website for further details and updates as they come in . .. . .

03 Jun

Said The Maiden


   - new vocal trio making waves!

10 Jun

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman


- exceptional entertainment from folk royalty; we are honoured to have them

24 Jun

Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer


- exciting fusion of songs, tunes, guitar and nyckelharpa

08 Jul

Archie Fisher (MBE)


   - legendary Scottish singer/songwriter

15 July



   - multi-instrument/vocals, traditional and contemporary folk duo

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

Eddie Walker


-   folky blues, ragtime, jazz and extraordinary guitar licks

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