The Team




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(Unless otherwise stated entrance = (£6 Members / £7 Non-Members)

PLEASE NOTE:- Doors Open at 7:30 Music starts at 8:00


26th July

The Drystones
(£8 / £9)

The Drystones started out when Dean Collier, Chairman of the Priddy Folk Festival needed to fill a slot at short notice at one of his venues in July 2011 and asked his son Ford if he could step up to the plate. One quick phone call to fiddler friend Alex Garden and the Drystones were formed.

Alex and Ford were friends from school. They both had a background in playing various instruments and in different styles. But they clearly found their stride in arranging lively jigs played on Guitar, Fiddle and Whistle.

Encouraged by the warm reception at Priddy, and the success of some lucrative busking through the summer the lads decided to enter the Mid Somerset Battle of the Bands. On Sunday 23rd of October they had got themselves into the finals. The odds surely stacked against them, as easily the youngest contestants and the only purely acoustic band they found themselves up against techno, grunge, rap and heavy metal bands. But somehow they seemed to span the wildly different audiences and won over the judges and audience alike to win the contest!

Five years on they have racked up a lot of stage time playing beer festivals, weddings, pubs, and charity events, as well as an impressive list of music festivals including Sidmouth Folk Week, the Bath International Music Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Sunrise, Halsway Hothouse, Bromyard Folk Festival, The Village Pump Fest, and Purbeck. All whilst still doing their A Levels! Whilst playing on the Avalon Café Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 they were spotted by Steve Lamacq and announced as his "recommendation of the day" on Radio 2. In 2015 they released their second album and won a Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award, and appeared with Ray Davies and The Shires on Glastonbury Extravaganza.

There will be No GUEST Nights in August, However the club will be running SINGERS NIGHTS throughout.
Faversham Folk Club will also be running a Session at BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK on the 16th August.

6th September

Jeff Warner
(£7 / £8)

Welcome return of a superb singer, son of the famous collecting family who have made so many contributions to the US heritage. Warm personality, banjo and the real deal.

13th September

Eileen McGann
(£8 / £9)

Irish/Canadian singer/ Songwriter, Juno nominated album - Celtic influences with commitment and a delightful presence

27th September

Steve Ashley
(£8 / £9)

Stroll on, it's a Speedy Return for a favourite songsmith with a fine voice and an eye for the original!

4th October

Roger Sufcliffe
(£7 / £8)

Blues comes to the club in the person of this much- travelled troubadour.

25 October

Brian Peters
(£8 / £9)

A real folk man who has done so much over the years to preserve and energise traditional music. Collector, sage, fine musician and above all generous with his talent.

1st November

Gilmore & Roberts
(£8 / £9)

Stars of many a stage and tour, a duo not to be missed. Adventurous guitar and vocals to match, panache and style

15th November

Said The Maiden
(£7 / £8)

Jess Distell, Kathy Pilkington & Hannah Elizabeth : 3-part a capella with many other instruments in the mix. Support act on many tours, see them close to in their own right!

29th November

Dana & Susan Robinson
(£8 / £9)

'Guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience...'

Look 'em up- they're good!

6th December

Keith Donnelly
(£7 / £8)

If you haven't seen Keith you really should... Has marquee audiences in stitches all around the country, one of the funniest men you'll ever find. Helpless fun.

13th December

Magical Christmas Tree
(£10 All)

Fun, Folk and Carols!

The Magical Christmas Tree Tour is Pete Morton, Emily Sanders, Chris Parkinson and a tree. Not just any old Christmas tree but a very magical one. After eight successful seasons touring the UK this show is a festive treat where the audience pick scrolls from the tree and make every night a unique occasion. Pete, Emily and Chris are a high-flying combination. Together they deliver a richly textured collection of vibrant new songs, beautiful old carols and stunning instrumentals.

All Wednesdays
without guests.

Singers Nights.
Admission £2 for everyone.

Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.

Contact PAT on 01795 423674 to book seats or for information