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 over Christmas.

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

 

 

 

31 July 2019

Entrance £9

 

JACK RUTTER

 

Still in his mid 20s, Jack grew up in the Holme Valley area of West Yorkshire, a place steeped in a wealth of traditional song. He has forged a hugely successful career playing music professionally in various guises across Britain and Europe on guitar, bouzouki or concertina. In this new solo outing, the BBC award-winning musician delivers folk songs with a rich, unassuming Yorkshire charm and an easy-going stage presence that gives a live performance which is ‘wonderful, pure and simple. The audience just falls head over heels for this man, and rightly so.’

www.jackruttermusic.com

 

 

 

AUGUST BREAK

 

 

11 September 2019

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: Family Jig – D (58)

 

18 September 2019

Entrance £9

 

LIZ SIMCOCK

 

Liz Simcock writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast and beyond. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Her fourth album (Friday Night Train Home) was released in 2013 and she has continued to perform her own songs. 2019 will see the release of a new Liz Simcock album: working title “Winter Hill”.

www.lizsimcock.com

 

 

25 September 2019

Entrance £9

 

MILTON HIDE

 

Milton Hide had a flying start to their first musical year - opening for R2 Folk Awards Winner, Jim Moray, supporting the legendary Martin Carthy and the iconic singer-songwriter Steve Tilston. They wrote and recorded a charity Christmas single, Christmas Lite. Now they have honed their stage craft, written new material, created new arrangements and are about to release their first official EP, Little Fish.

www.miltonhide.com

 

 

02 October 2019

Entrance £3

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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: La Bastringue – D (75)

 

09 October 2019

Entrance £9

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CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY

 

Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby will have you tapping your feet, joining in choruses, enjoying their stories and being in awe of Cathryn’s great singing and Brian’s inventive guitar playing.     “A wonderful weave of songs and stories wrapped in subtle colours of musical genius and delivered with an effortless stagecraft drawn from long roads travelled…’’ Colum Sands, Musician and Broadcaster   .

www.craigandwilloughby.com

 

 

16 October 2019

Entrance £3

 Arts Alive logo

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: Ballydesmond Polka – Am (19)

 

23 October 2019

Entrance £3

 Arts Alive logo

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: Dark Girl Dressed in Blue - D (25)

 

30 October 2019

Entrance £9

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GEOFF LAKEMAN

 

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and 1920's/ 30's jazz on his authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth vocals and concertina accompaniment have won him many fans but only since retiring as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically.

www.geofflakeman.co.uk

 

 

06 November 2019

Entrance £9

 

TOM McCONVILLE

 

Tom was born on Tyneside and brought up in a pub on the famous Scotswood Road with clientele drawn from the Irish and Scottish communities. This is where he first experienced traditional singing and fiddle music; the Hornpipes of James Hill being amongst his first influences. Tom started in the North East folk clubs in the early 70s, turning professional in 1974.   He has been part of many musical collaborations and every new venture brought great success and immense respect from his peers and public alike. Throughout, he has continued his solo show at venues large and small. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. He has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act!

www.tommcconville.co.uk

 

 

13 November 2019

Entrance £3

 

SINGERS’ NIGHT - to benefit Children in Need

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: Fiery Clock Face - D (49)

 

20 November 2019

Entrance £3

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by SINGERS’ NIGHT

There will be a short AGM meeting. Followed by songs, tunes, poems and prose from our regular performers and visitors.

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: Gaspe Reel - D (39)

 

27 November 2019

Entrance £9

 

HARBOTTLE & JONAS

 

'Stunning song-writing and heart-rending arrangements 9/10' - Americana UK

'Damn Fine' - Mike Harding  

‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing

'Definitely one of the best folk acts I've heard in a long while' - Music News

'I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle and Jonas' – Folkwords

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo, based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original contemporary interpretations through a mix of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobra. Having gained widespread recognition and praise for their previous album, Anna is a Dancer, Harbottle & Jonas recently released their highly anticipated second album, The Sea is My Brother.

www.harbottleandjonas.com

 

 

04 December 2019

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: The Wren - G (10)

 

11 December 2019

Entrance £3

 

SINGERS’ NIGHT and CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

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: Christmas carol tunes tbc

 

 

More great acts to come in 2020, 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

01372 729333