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.

 

 

10 Jan 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: Speed the Plough – G (no. 86)

 

17 Jan 2018

Entrance £9

MACHAN

 

Local folk duo, Machan, perform contemporary and traditional folk with many chorus songs and great harmony singing. Humour is part of their stock in trade.  John Mannel plays guitar, flute and harmonica, John Clachan plays Irish bouzouki and assorted recorders.

http://machan.my-free.website

 

 

24 Jan 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: Staten Island – D (no. 76)

 

31 Jan 2018

Entrance £9

GHOST TOWN SHOWDOWN

 

A wonderful blend of bluegrass, folk and country is on the cards tonight and, in the true bluegrass style of keeping-it-in-the-family, they are brothers Colin and Phil Attrill and cousin Simon Roberts.

Having cut their teeth on various musical styles, Ghost Town Showdown was formed when the acoustic stringed instruments were unleashed and the trumpets, amps and drums packed away. Honing their sound by busking on London streets, the band has since gigged extensively throughout the UK. They have appeared at the Cambridge Folk Festival, performed at opening night celebrity galas and can often be found gigging around London and the south east - including the local Mickleham festival. They write and perform their own songs.

www.ghosttownshowdown.com

 

 

07 Feb 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: Scan Tester’s Polka No. 2 – G (no. 47)

 

14 Feb 2018

Entrance £9

MICHELLE HOLDING AND BONZ

 

Michelle and Bonz are a well-established duo both locally in the North West and increasingly all over England. Playing a mix of English and American contemporary and traditional folk, on banjoes, guitars, dobro and harmonica, with the occasional surprise thrown in, audiences enjoy their relaxed “come into the kitchen” style. With their close harmonies and a gently witty stage presence, Michelle and Bonz enjoy playing music together - and that’s clear to see when you see them perform.

www.michelleholding.com

 

 

21 Feb 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: Rochdale Coconut Dance – G (no. 34)

 

28 Feb 2018

Entrance £9

NORTH SEA GAS

 

North Sea Gas are Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie MacDonald and Grant Simpson, forming one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment.

Both their show and their albums, in a style all their own, consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together with humour and story-telling. This proves popular during their regular tours at home and abroad, in addition to which they have taken their show to theatres, arts centres, colleges, schools, libraries and community halls around the world.   Touring is something the band really enjoys, enabling them to see their native Scotland and other parts of the world. We could say more but put simply "North Sea Gas" are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base covering all age groups and giving the "Gas" shows a wonderful atmosphere and universal appeal.

www.northseagas.co.uk

 

 

07 Mar 2018

Entrance £9

LYNNE HERAUD & PAT TURNER

 

Lynne and Pat have both served long apprenticeships on the shop-floor of folk music. Having each sung with a variety of artists, they eventually settled into a permanent duo and released their first CD in 2003.

Between them, they play guitar, recorder, English concertina and a variety of whistles. However, they both agree that their voices are their most important instruments, though they are not in the least averse to dressing up or dancing should a song require it. With a stunning blend of song and harmony, they perform with a humour that takes their audience on a roller-coaster ride – ‘everything from high tragedy to ingenious smut in glorious vocal harmony’.

www.lynneandpat.co.uk

 

 

14 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: Irish Washerwoman – G (no. 85)

 

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)

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

04 Apr 2018

 

Alden Patterson & Dashwood

 

 

 

18 Apr 2018

 

Chris Ronald Trio (£10)

 

 

 

25 Apr 2018

 

Twagger Band

 

 

 

09 May 2018

 

Dave Ellis & Boo Howard

 

 

 

23 May 2018

 

John Kirkpatrick (£12)

 

 

 

06 June 2018

 

Lee Collinson

 

 

 

27 June 2018

 

Alistair Russell & Chris Parkinson

 

 

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.

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.

 

Contact Information

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Dorking Golf Club
Deepdene Avenue
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 4BX

info@dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

07754 853171