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.

 

 

 

05 Dec 2018

Entrance £9

 

EWAN McLENNAN

 

Ewan McLennan is known as an artist at the forefront of his generation. The songs he sings, and writes are rooted in traditional songs and the tradition of folk music as social commentary. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.

www.ewanmclennan.co.uk

 

 

12 Dec 2018

Visitors £3 / Members free

 

SEASONAL SINGERS’ NIGHT AND CHRISTMAS PARTY

A small buffet of seasonal snacks and cake will be provided in the interval. The Club's famous annual Christmas raffle will take place. Please bring one or more small wrapped prizes to donate to the raffle, and mark them “Boy/Girl/Any”.

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: Ding Dong Merrily on High – G

 

The club will be closed for the Christmas break and will return on 9th January with a Singers’ Night.

 

09 Jan 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: Sheebeg & Sheemore – D

 

16 Jan 2019

Entrance £9

 

JOHN WARD TRIO

 

The John Ward Trio brings together John, Lynne and Les whose powerful 3-part harmonies blend to give a richer life to John’s original songs and to his traditional repertoire. Accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and with the familiar, relaxed banter, stories and humour, the Trio delights folk club and festival audiences around the country.   John is an East Anglian boy and, when the occasion demands, the Trio love to specialise in John’s East Coast heritage songs and traditional music of the land and the sea.

www.johnward.org.uk

 

 

23 Jan 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: Clee Hill – D

 

30 Jan 2019

Entrance £9

 

MIKE WILSON & DAMIEN BARBER

 

Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity.

Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East – rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.

Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson

www.damienandmike.co.uk

 

 

06 Feb 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: Saint Mary’s Polka – G

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

13 February 2019

 

Ian W Brown

 

 

 

 

 

27 February 2019

 

Brian Peters

 

 

 

 

 

06 March 2019

 

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

 

 

 

 

 

20 March 2019

 

Ninebarrow

 

 

 

 

 

10 April 2019

 

Steve Tilston

 

 

 

 

 

24 April 2019

 

Richard Digance

 

 

 

 

 

08 May 2019

 

Dave Burland

 

 

 

 

 

22 May 2019

 

annA rydeR

 

 

 

 

 

05 June 2019

 

Quicksilver

 

 

 

 

 

19 June 2019

 

Stanley Accrington

 

 

 

 

 

03 July 2019

 

Steve Turner

 

 

 

 

 

17 July 2019

 

Reg Meuross

 

 

 

 

 

31 July 2019

 

Jack Rutter

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Please note: the 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