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.

 

09 May 2018

Entrance £9

DAVE ELLIS & BOO HOWARD

 

Dave’s intricate guitar work combine with Boo’s mellow vocals to create something very different and entirely new in the folk club scene. The mix is eclectic (from folk to jazz to blues to bluegrass) but demonstrate imaginative and stylish arrangements and by the singing and playing of two seasoned, wholly in tune musicians.

www.daveandboo.com

 

 

16 May 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: Lemmie Brazil's Hornpipe – D (no. 41)

 

23 May 2018

Entrance £12

JOHN KIRKPATRICK

 

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of "Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk

 

 

30 May 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: Miss McLeod's Reel – G (no. 100)

 

06 June 2018

Entrance £9

LEE COLLINSON

 

Lee Collinson is one of Britain's finest acoustic guitarists and singers. Lee's immense versatility is demonstrated in the range of music he plays - from traditional and contemporary folk to bottleneck interpretations of modern rock and blues.

He started out by playing in rock band Cloud Nine, the duo, Richard III and then another rock band, Typically Max. He currently juggles his solo performances at clubs and festivals with a very busy schedule with his shanty-punk band, “The Salts”.

www.jacey-bedford.com/leecollinson

 

 

13 June 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: The Butterfly – G (no. 21)

 

20 June 2018

Entrance £12

MOIRAI

 

This brilliant trio (Jo Freya, Sarah Matthews and Mel Biggs) will take you on a roller-coaster ride through beautiful traditional tunes, haunting and buoyant compositions and songs that will pluck at your heartstrings as well as have you holding your sides to prevent bursting with laughter.

www.moiraitrio.co.uk

 

 

27 June 2018

Entrance £9

ALISTAIR RUSSELL & CHRIS PARKINSON

 

Alistair and Chris are one of the best acts on the UK folk music scene. They combine great stage presence with inventive and sparkling musicianship. The repertoire is a broad and enjoyable mix of traditional and contemporary music and song with a strong emphasis on audience participation. Both artists are masters of their craft with a combined pedigree which includes membership of the Battlefield and House Bands.

www.alistairrussell.co.uk

 

 

04 July 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: Enrico – D (no. 59)

 

11 July 2018

Entrance £9

LANDERMASON

 

Landermason are a very talented Folk-jazz duo from Northumberland. They are multi-instrumentalist Fiona Lander and guitarist Paul Mason. They are a great song-writing team who deliver their unique music with passion and style. Their music is complimented by informative introductions and gentle humour, guaranteed to delight their audience.

www.landermason.com

 

 

18 July 2018

Entrance £3

SINGERS’ NIGHT

The usual Singers' night principles will apply tonight. The evening has an optional theme of Songs of the South East and profits will go to a local charity The Brigitte Trust.

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: Michael Turner’s Waltz – G (no. 30)

 

25 July 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: Over The Hills And Far Away – D (no. 43)

 

The club will be closed during August, and will return on 12th September with a Singers’ Night.

 

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

 

 

 

 

THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED DURING AUGUST

 

 

 

 

 

19 September 2018

 

Clive Carroll

 

 

 

 

03 October 2018

 

Carrivick Sisters

 

 

 

10 October 2018

 

To Benefit RNLI – Theme: Sea songs

 

 

 

24 October 2018

 

Stephen Fearing

 

 

 

31 October 2018

 

Mary Humphreys and Anahata

 

 

 

 

14 November 2018

 

AGM followed by Singers’ Night

 

 

 

 

 

21 November 2018

 

Mike Nicholson

 

 

 

 

 

05 December 2018

 

Ewan McLennan

 

 

 

 

 

12 December 2018

 

Singers’ Night and Christmas Raffle

 

 

 

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