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.

 

21 Mar 2018

Entrance £12

MICK RYAN & PAUL DOWNES

 

In this duo Mick Ryan is joined by the consummately skilled and expressive Paul Downes. The duo has been well received: 'Positively oozes skill and professionalism' ("Folk North West").

MICK RYAN is well known as a fine singer of traditional and original songs, described by "Folk Roots" as 'definitely the most underrated singer in the country.' Having written both comic and serious material for the popular band "Crows" in the 1980's, Mick has since written for radio as well as a series of highly successful folk musicals: 'A Tollpuddle Man' (with Graham Moore); 'A Day's Work'; 'The Voyage'; 'Tanks for the Memory' and, recently, 'The Navvy's Wife.'

PAUL DOWNES has a sensitive, yet fun approach to live performances which puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today. He has been introduced (to his embarrassment) as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. It is easy to see why when you witness the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but Paul considers himself a singer of songs rather than a guitar technician.

Together Mick and Paul provide singing, music and entertainment of the very highest quality.

www.wildgoose.co.uk

 

 

28 Mar 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Our singers’ nights are open to anyone wishing to perform one or two acoustic items for the enjoyment of all. Each floor spot should take no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are often well attended. Although the MC tries to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed on busy nights. If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

The Singers' Night 'join in' tune played after the interval can be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9

Tonight’s Join-in tune is: Smash the Windows – D (no. 38)

 

04 Apr 2018

Entrance £9

ALDEN PATTERSON & DASHWOOD

 

Christina Alden, Alex Patterson and Noel Dashwood are a very popular Norwich based folk / Americana trio who are regularly booked to perform at Folk Clubs and Festivals across the UK.

They weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Come and see them now while we can still afford to book them!

www.aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

 

 

11 Apr 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Our singers’ nights are open to anyone wishing to perform one or two acoustic items for the enjoyment of all. Each floor spot should take no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are often well attended. Although the MC tries to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed on busy nights. If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

The Singers' Night 'join in' tune played after the interval can be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9

Tonight’s Join-in tune is: John of Paris – G (no. 56)

 

18 Apr 2018

Entrance £10

CHRIS RONALD TRIO

 

Contemporary folk singer-songwriter, Chris Ronald emigrated from his native England in 2002 to Vancouver. Chris' music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots.” He is a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician (guitar, harmonica, ukulele). He will be joined tonight by John Ellis on piano and vocals and Canadian fiddler, Mike Sanyshyn.

www.chrisronald.com

 

 

25 Apr 2018

Entrance £9

THE TWAGGER BAND

 

“The Twaggers” are based in Sussex and play mostly traditional music. They boast five very talented and busy musicians and singers who play an astonishing range of instruments.

Will Duke is one of the best traditional singers and exponents of the Anglo concertina. He has played in several bands, including the Etchingham Steam Band and the Albion Dance Band.

Joy Lewis and Derek Hughes also perform as a duo in Kent and Sussex and are famed for their skill with Northumbrian pipes, hammer dulcimer, Celtic harp, bowed psaltery, whistle, recorder, guitar and of course……., “Hissing Sid the Serpent”. Ian Chisholm plays guitar, bouzouki, banjo and mandolin.   A talented multi-instrumentalist, Sue Evans plays piano, hammer dulcimer, concertina, guitar and hurdy-gurdy. I think we may need a bigger stage tonight! It will certainly be a night to remember.

www.twaggerband.co.uk

 

 

02 May 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Our singers’ nights are open to anyone wishing to perform one or two acoustic items for the enjoyment of all. Each floor spot should take no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are often well attended. Although the MC tries to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed on busy nights. If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

The Singers' Night 'join in' tune played after the interval can be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9

Tonight’s Join-in tune is: Boys of Bluehill – D (no. 69)

 

09 May 2018

Entrance £9

DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD

 

Dave’s intricate guitar work combine with Boo’s mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk club scene. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but demonstrate imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians.

www.daveandboo.com

 

 

16 May 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Our singers’ nights are open to anyone wishing to perform one or two acoustic items for the enjoyment of all. Each floor spot should take no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are often well attended. Although the MC tries to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed on busy nights. If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

The Singers' Night 'join in' tune played after the interval can be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9

Tonight’s Join-in tune is: Lemmie Brazil's Hornpipe – D (no. 41)

 

23 May 2018

Entrance £12

JOHN KIRKPATRICK

 

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of "Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

 

 

30 May 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

Our singers’ nights are open to anyone wishing to perform one or two acoustic items for the enjoyment of all. Each floor spot should take no more than 10 minutes.

Our regular singers' nights are often well attended. Although the MC tries to accommodate all performers, this cannot be guaranteed on busy nights. If you are keen to perform, please arrive in good time and let the door person know.

The Singers' Night 'join in' tune played after the interval can be found in "English pub session tunes" by Dave Mallinson, ISBN 1 899512 65 9

Tonight’s Join-in tune is: Miss McLeod's Reel – G (no. 100)

 

 

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

 

 

 

06 June 2018

 

Lee Collinson

 

 

 

20 June 2018

 

Moirai

 

 

 

27 June 2018

 

Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson

 

 

 

11 July 2018

 

Landermason

 

 

 

 

 

THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED DURING AUGUST

 

 

 

19 September 2018

 

Clive Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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