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 over Christmas.

Please be prepared to pay in cash as the club does not have the facilities for card payments.

 

 

 

10 April 2019

Entrance £10

 

STEVE TILSTON with Hugh Bradley on double bass

 

Steve is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else.    

Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs. If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it’s Steve Tilston!

www.stevetilston.com

 

 

17 April 2019

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: Sonny’s Mazurka – D

 

24 April 2019

Entrance £10 for all

 

RICHARD DIGANCE PLATINUM TOUR

 

Is Richard Digance still going at 70 years of age? The answer is yes and he’s as powerful and prolific as ever. Despite the demand for his soundtrack and incidental music for TV and film, he’s still doing what he knows and loves best, performing on stage.

Nearly 3,000 songs and 34 albums later, Richard embarks on his 2019 Platinum Tour with the same enthusiasm he had when he first toured with Steeleye Span back in 1974. The fun chorus songs are all there, along with the heart-rending songs about life’s issues, plus his popular comedic poems.

Richard Digance is a master of his trade and yet no-one is more surprised than Richard himself that he has been getting away with it for so long.

www.richarddigance.com

 

 

01 May 2019

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: Upton Upon Severn Stick Dance – G

 

08 May 2019

Entrance £9

 

DAVE BURLAND

 

Dave Burland is one of the most well-respected and long-established performers on the folk scene. His apparently effortless singing and guitar playing has gained him widespread acclaim over many years.

Dave has a wide repertoire of material ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. The deadpan humour of his mischievous, and often surreal, introductions is legendary.

https://bry282.wixsite.com/daveburland

 

 

15 May 2019

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: Man in the Moon – G

 

22 May 2019

Entrance £10

 

annA rydeR

 

annA rydeR is a musical dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a musical style that, although based in Folk, spans an array of genres. She is a multi-instrumentalist and plays keyboard, guitar, banjo, dumbek, accordion and French horn allegedly the last two instruments at the same time!

Amongst others annA has worked with Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan (All about Eve).

Attracting various invitations to perform with and for many different artists, annA is a musician’s musician.

www.annaryder.co.uk

 

 

29 May 2019

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: Rickett’s Hornpipe – D

 

05 June 2019

Entrance £9

 

QuickSilver

 

Few performers shine as strongly as Hilary Spencer and Grant Baynham! They are a heady brew of superb singing, instrumental virtuosity and humour...lots of humour! Hilary is, of course, famous for her work with Artisan and The Mrs Ackroyd Band and as a solo performer in her own right. Grant is equally known for his time on TV’s “That’s Life!”, his superbly versatile and hilarious song-writing and his brilliant jazz-influenced guitar playing. Together they represent sheer, excellent, joyful entertainment.

www.quicksilveruk.com

 

 

12 June 2019

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: Saddle the Pony – G (73)

 

19 June 2019

Entrance £9

 

STANLEY ACCRINGTON

 

Stanley Accrington is a magnificently funny singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist. One of the finest comedic singer-songwriters on the folk scene.

Expect the silly, the very silly, the deadly serious, in a range of styles and rake of subjects – poems, pastiches, parodies and possibly anything. There will be old-style songs on current happenings and modern style songs on ancient events.

www.stanleyaccrington.me.uk

 

 

26 June 2019

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: Church Street – G (31)

 

03 July 2019

Entrance £9

 

STEVE TURNER

 

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, mandolin and banjo.

After a thirteen-year break, building up an internationally known stringed instrument business, he made a welcome return to performing in folk clubs and festivals in 2005.

He has a busy schedule on the festival and folk club circuit this year.

www.steve-turner.co.uk

 

 

10 July 2019

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 Sloe – D (27)

 

17 July 2019

Entrance £10 for all

 

REG MEUROSS

 

Whether it’s a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg’s clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller.

www.regmeuross.com

 

 

24 July 2019

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. 1 – G (46)

 

31 July 2019

Entrance £10 for all

 

JACK RUTTER

 

Still in his mid 20s, Jack grew up in the Holme Valley area of West Yorkshire, a place steeped in a wealth of traditional song. He has forged a hugely successful career playing music professionally in various guises across Britain and Europe on guitar, bouzouki or concertina. In this new solo outing, the BBC award-winning musician delivers folk songs with a rich, unassuming Yorkshire charm and an easy-going stage presence that gives a live performance which is ‘wonderful, pure and simple. The audience just falls head over heels for this man, and rightly so.’

www.jackruttermusic.com

 

 

 

 

More great acts to come in 2019, so keep checking this website for further details and updates . . .

 

 

 

 

18 September 2019

 

Liz Simcock

 

 

 

 

 

25 September 2019

 

Milton Hide

 

 

 

 

 

09 October 2019

 

Craig & Willoughby

 

 

 

 

 

30 October 2019

 

Geoff Lakeman

 

 

 

 

 

06 November 2019

 

Tom McConville

 

 

 

 

 

13 November 2019

 

Singers’ Night – for Children in Need

 

 

 

 

 

20 November 2019

 

AGM and Singers’ Night

 

 

 

 

 

27 November 2019

 

Harbottle & Jonas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

01372 729333