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.

 

06 Sept 2017

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 Ton – G

 

13 Sept 2017

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: 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

LIZ SIMCOCK

 

Liz Simcock will be our guest for this evening.  Unfortunately Eileen McGann is unable to appear.

Liz has trodden an independent path, growing in reputation as both performer and songwriter.  She counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main song-writing role models. For the past few years Liz has worked with the virtuoso backing of Dave Ellis on guitar and Boo Howard on bass.  In his review of her fourth album ‘Friday Night Train Home’ Tim Carroll at Folk Words said ‘The sheer simplicity and precise poise of this album takes you right to the heart of her song-writing’.  

www.lizsimcock.com

 

 

27 Sept 2017

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 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

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 – G

 

18 Oct 2017

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: 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 

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: 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.

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: 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

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 Seven Stars – D

 

 

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

 

 

 

17 Jan 2018

 

Machan

 

 

 

31 Jan 2018

 

Ghost Town Showdown

 

 

 

14 Feb 2018

 

Michelle Holding & Bonz

 

 

 

28 Feb 2018

 

North Sea Gas

 

 

 

07 Mar 2018

 

Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner

 

 

 

21 Mar 2018

 

Mick Ryan & Paul Downes (£12)

 

 

 

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.

Contact Information

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Dorking Golf Club
Deepdene Avenue
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 4BX

info@dorkingfolkclub.org.uk

07754 853171