Come out and enjoy a good evening’s folk! Lots of variety and a warm welcome awaits in our venue at Dorking Golf Club (click here for directions).

The club meets each Wednesday except for breaks during August and after the first Wednesday in December until the New Year.


30 Nov 2016

Entrance £9



A Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor in Devon for 37 years, Geoff has been described as ‘a stalwart of the west country folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty’. He is dad to Seth, Sean and Sam, all of whom are renowned performers who began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy.

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs both self-written and West Country songs and English, Irish and Scottish folk music along with other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, The Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He is also one of a few who play 1920s and 30s jazz on an authentic 1920s instrument. See Geoff performing on ‘Youtube Geoff Lakeman’.


07 Dec 2016

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT with Christmas Raffle 

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: St Mary’s Polka in G


The Singers' Night 'join in' tunes are to be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9


We start 2017 on 11th January with a Singers’ Night, when membership will be due for renewal. There are plenty of great acts to come: guest artists already booked for 2017 are listed below, so note your diaries now and keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .


18 Jan 2017


Bob Wood




25 Jan 2017






08 Feb 2017


Greg Harper




22 Feb 2017






08 Mar 2017


John Watterson




15 Mar 2017


Judy Cook




29 Mar 2017


Bram Taylor




05 Apr 2017


Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe




19 Apr 2017


Huw Williams




26 Apr 2017


Tom McConville




10 May 2017


Nick Dow




17 May 2017


Coope Boyes & Simpson




24 May 2017


James Hickman & Dan Cassidy




07 Jun 2017


Jim McLean




21 Jun 2017


Martin Carthy




05 Jul 2017


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman




18 Oct 2017


Broom Bezzums




25 Oct 2017


Winter Wilson








Important Information

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 Dorking Golf Club
Dorking Golf Club
Deepdene Avenue

07754 853171