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.

 

12 February 2020

Entrance £9

 

GILMORE & ROBERTS – Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo has toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk

 

 

19 February 2020

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 in D (38)

 

26 February 2020

Entrance £11

 

GRANNY’S ATTIC

Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals)

‘We formed in 2009 as three students at secondary school with no better way to spend our lunchtimes than scrape a tune or two. Gradually the band became less about avoiding socialising with our peers and more about actually playing music, and so Granny’s Attic premiered in 2010 at the prestigious Claines Church Fete.’

‘Granny’s Attic are a fantastic folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians and fine singers and play English traditional and original music. Formed in 2009, they have since played at clubs and festivals up and down the country, and have been heralded for their lively performances and maturity beyond their years in their delivery and selection of traditional songs.’ Doug Bailey, Wildgoose Records.

www.grannysattic.org.uk

 

 

04 March 2020

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: College Hornpipe in G (99)

 

11 March 2020

Entrance £9

 

ALDEN PATTERSON AND DASHWOOD

Highly acclaimed folk trio Alden Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and dobro around beautifully written original songs and melodies. Their music takes influence from English folk traditions with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. Their independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ received widespread critical acclaim and was awarded ‘Editor’s Choice Album of the Year’ by fRoots.   Over the last three years the trio has made a name as one of the best new acts on the scene and toured the UK and Europe extensively including main stage slots at the UK’s most prestigious festivals and a tour with folk legends Show of Hands. ‘It’s lovely stuff’ – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

 

 

18 March 2020

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: Evesham Stick Dance in D (29)

 

25 March 2020

Entrance £9

 

TRIAGE

Kevin Henty - Melodeon, Vocals, Guitar; Malcolm Peet - Dobro, Mandolin; Dean Tainio - Guitar, Vocals, Recorder. This Maidstone-based folk trio perform traditional and original tunes and songs from across the UK and US folk genres.   Paying a welcome return visit.

 

 

 

 

More great acts to come in 2020, so keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .

 

 

 

 

08 April 2020

 

John Kirkpatrick

 

 

 

 

 

22 April 2020

 

John James

 

 

 

 

 

06 May 2020

 

Wizz Jones

 

 

 

 

 

20 May 2020

 

John Watterson

 

 

 

 

 

03 June 2020

 

Dave Ellis and Boo Howard

 

 

 

 

 

17 June 2020

 

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy

 

 

 

 

 

Also booked for the Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival:

 

 

 

 

 

07 October 2020

 

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

 

 

 

 

 

21 October 2020

 

The Crows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Information

Notice: Dorking Folk Club reserves the right to change, re-schedule or cancel events.

 

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