Programme

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.

Please be prepared to pay in cash as the club does not have the facilities for card payments.

 

26 Jul 2017

Free for members, Visitors £5

SINGERS’ NIGHT End of Season Buffet 

The MC for the evening has invited several members to entertain us; there will be an extended interval for the buffet, together with a special raffle.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: Woodland Revels – G

 

06 Sept 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: The Ton – G

 

13 Sept 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: Uncle’s Jig – G

Unfortunately, Tom & Barbara Brown's visit, scheduled for this date, has had to be postponed and will be rearranged, perhaps next year.

 

20 Sept 2017

Entrance £9

EILEEN McGANN

 

"One of the finest singers, songwriters, and interpreters of traditional music on either side of the Atlantic."   The Music Hound Guide to Folk

Eileen McGann's performances are full of laughter, stories and shared voices. With a singing voice of breath-taking beauty, a compelling guitar style and arrangements that grab the ear and the heart, her live shows are riveting, enthralling - and interactive. Lyrics that challenge, stimulate and inspire, combined with melodies that soar, make Eileen McGann one of Canada’s finest songwriters. From award-winning environmental anthems and stark social commentary to side-splitting political satire, McGann's is a strong voice for justice and the earth. As song-finder, song-interpreter and keeper of the spirit of our ancient and modern traditions, McGann often finds songs that have not been heard for many years and shows todays’ audiences that ancient songs still have the power to move and enchant.

www.eileenmcgann.com

 

 

27 Sept 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: The Man in the Moon – G

 

04 Oct 2017

Entrance £9

SI BARRON

 

‘I think he’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs.’ Mike Harding

On his website, Si says ‘I have been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now as a solo performer. As a self-taught guitarist I try to keep the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s the songs that matter. I am a folk fanatic - this is exciting, moving and relevant music, hallowed by time - the only kind of music that never gets old. I celebrate that and hope that I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.’

www.sibarron.eu

 

 

11 Oct 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: College Hornpipe – G

 

18 Oct 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: Rig-a-Jig – G

 

25 Oct 2017

Entrance £9

WINTER WILSON

 

Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson. Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and they haven’t looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life, which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. “Songs for local heroes,” as one punter said.

Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”.

Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.

But it’s in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!”

www.winterwilson.com

 

 

01 Nov 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT 

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time & let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: Waiting for the Federals – G

 

08 Nov 2017

Entrance £9

HARP AND A MONKEY

 

Formed in 2008, Harp and a Monkey have been building up a loyal following via the old fashioned practice of relentless gigging and modern practice of social network sites. Songs about cuckolded mole-catchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims…

The harp ‘n’ banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling of Martin Purdy (vocals, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonica and keyboards), Simon Jones (harp, guitar and viola) and Andy Smith (banjo, melodica, guitar and programming) is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance.

The outfit, who have been friends for more than 20 years, channel the ghosts of summers spent in municipal parks and winters walking on the moors. Ask them about their influences and they are as likely to cite Ordnance Survey maps and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as they are Bert Jansch, Bjork or The Oldham Tinkers.

www.harpandamonkey.com

 

 

15 Nov 2017

Entrance £3

CLUB AGM and SINGERS’ NIGHT

The club’s AGM will take place during the first half of the evening and will be followed by a shorter singers' night.

The M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, perhaps one item each on a first come, first served basis.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time & let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: Soldiers’ Joy – D

 

22 Nov 2017

Entrance £9

CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY

 

Cathryn and Brian met in Michael Snow's recording studio in Nashville. He and Brian had written the song Hard Luck Café… Michael said he knew just the person to sing it!

When Brian came to record the first album of his own songs, Black & White (which includes Hard Luck Café), he invited Cathryn to sing. Together they wrote The Fire, Alice's Song and Black & White.

Apart from Love Belongs Right Here, a Mary Hopkin/Brian composition sung by Mary, Cathryn sang on the whole album and the duo of Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby was born…

“Combine a consummate singer and songwriter, with an outstandingly brilliant guitarist and you have pure magic. Their performances leave audiences spellbound.” Ann and Eddie Green, Kirkham

“One of Nashville's finest voices and one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists.......stunning.” Rob Shaw, Maltby

“A superb selection of material, together with many humorous stories of travels on the road of life. Not to be missed.” Pam & Alan Colls & Colin Searle, Dartford

www.craigandwilloughby.com

 

 

29 Nov 2017

Entrance £9

HARBOTTLE & JONAS

 

Dave Harbottle & Freya Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing.

www.harbottleandjonas.com

 

 

06 Dec 2017

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT with Christmas Raffle

Open to any acoustic performers who wish to present one or two of items for everyone’s enjoyment, in a floor spot taking no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are becoming increasingly popular and often are very well attended. Although the M.C. for the evening will try to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed for later arrivals on busy nights.

If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time & let the door person know.

Featured ‘join in’ tune*: The Seven Stars – D

 

 

 

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

 

More great acts to come in 2018, so keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .

 

 

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.

 

Note: phone number below is for Dorking Folk Club not Dorking Golf Club.

Contact Information

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Dorking Golf Club
Deepdene Avenue
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 4BX

info@dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

07754 853171