Welcome to the Dorking Folk Club website and our programme page.

Membership can now be renewed for 2024, either on the door when you attend or via TicketSource at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/dorkingfolkclub/

We continue to have some restrictions in place following the Covid pandemic. Currently:

  • People should not attend the club if they have any symptoms (no matter how mild) of any acute illness that could be Covid. These include symptoms associated with the common cold, flu, raised temperature and / or digestive upsets.

We will post updates here so please check the website regularly.

Please note that admission to the Club is by card payment only and that this is also the preferred method of payment at the bar.

For all evenings, doors open at 8pm and the entertainment commences at 8:30pm.

We cannot admit dogs or other pets to the Folk Club. Guide and assistance dogs are permitted and we would be grateful for advance warning of these.

 
 

26 June 2024

Dove’s Vagaries

Entrance £10

A very talented duo, well known to the club. You name it and they probably play it. Multi-instrumentalists with material drawn from early music to music hall, all presented in a lively and entertaining way. You will leave, after the gig, with a big smile on your face and definitely wanting to see them again.

https://www.dovesvag.co.uk/

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03 July 2024

Singers’ Night

Entrance £3

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.

   
 

10 July 2024

Georgia Shackleton and Aaren Bennet

Entrance £12

Georgia works with fiddle, voice, tenor guitar and drones to create crisp arrangements of old songs and new compositions. She is a critically acclaimed song writer. Georgia is influenced by singers from the east of England such as Harry Cox, Walter Pardon and Phoebe Smith. Her traditional material and her own compositions often stem from her native East Anglia. She is accompanied tonight by Aaren Bennet.

https://georgiashackleton.co.uk/

 
   
 

17 July 2024

Singers’ Night

Entrance £3

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.

   
 

24 July 2024

Patakas

Entrance £12

These exceptionally talented brothers, Joe and Will Sartin, recently launched their first recording as Patakas. So here we have a new duo bursting on to the English folk scene. With Joe’s sublime singing and Will’s dexterous mandolin work, the brothers beautifully and skilfully express the music-making and folk tradition that runs through the very core of their family. Not to be missed.

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31 July 2024

Special Summer Social

   
 

The Club is closed for the summer, returning on 11th September with a singers’ night.