Sunday Evenings at 8 pm (doors open 7:45) at:
The Normandy Centre Denne Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1JF

Acoustic folk club - Licensed bar - Non members welcome
Admission varies between £2 and £8 (discounted for members)

Stop Press!!! - Membership prices held for yet another year!!!!

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Annual membership is only £15. Under 21s are free on any evening.
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Sunday 16th November
 
So Last Century StringBand

Appalachian old-time music with fiddle, banjo, guitar & double bass. Squaredance tunes, songs of whisky and gambling and chickens, old gospel, jug-band songs, weird crooked tunes, three-part harmony, a bit like recordings from the 1920s and 30s only maybe not quite as scratchy...

If Dan Edwards doesn't have a banjo in his hands, then it's a guitar or fiddle. He took up the banjo while living in the States, played in a whole bunch of bands in Oklahoma and Texas, and is much in demand as a musician.
Michi Mathias was smitten by old-time fiddle as a teenager growing up in the US and hearing this music on the radio. She can hardly remember what it's like to walk around without fiddle tunes constantly playing in her head.
Jaime Regan has long been a singer/ songwriter as a solo artist or with his own bands, but when he discovered old-time music it was "like finding a door to another room in your house that you never knew was there. And not just a room but a whole suite."
Ben McGuire is a blue-grass banjo player in his other life, and also a student of jazz...

"Your recent visit to Bath as part of the Americana Festival was a real treat for me. ... Your appearence on July 6th in my opinion was utterly superb. Each instrument was a sheer delight."
- Sue B, Somerset
Admission £6 (members £4)

Sunday 23rd November
 
Song and Dance

Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 30th November
 
Open Floor and Spotlight on Phil & Jane


Phil and Jane met a couple of years ago at a local folk club in West Sussex and have been singing together ever since. They both love close harmonies.
Neither of them came from a musical back ground and so it takes a long time for them to perfect a song. But they say the practising is just as enjoyable as performing because they both love music and feel frustrated that they didn’t pursue it a long time ago. They perform some self penned songs which are mainly about areas of outstanding beauty in Sussex and Hampshire.

Our open floor nights are also an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)


Sunday 7th December
 
Jennifer Crook Duo

Jennifer's songwriting draws on her Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. A multi-instrumentalist, Jennifer sings, plays harp, guitar and banjo and for tonight’s concert, will be performing alongside Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven).
Jennifer and her trio have recorded her latest album ‘Carnforth Station’ at Real World Studios it is set to be released in September 2014.
With the combination of great musicianship and songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this is first class contemporary folk.

"Amazing….the kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name"
Zeitgeist
"Utterly beguiling" Properganda
“A Class Act” R2

Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 14th December
 
John Joseph


When George Bush made her successful come-back in the Hammersmith Apollo rocket to rapturous reviews John Joseph was inspired to do the same at Horsham. If you’ve not seen him before you won't know what to expect. We have, and we don’t either.
A man of contraceptions whose haemorrhoids are a pain in the neck now comes with an eclectic mix he uses to beat eggs with. Look out for his ballistic onions – a sure fire hit at any folk club. All this and less than twelve shopping days to Christmas.

Admission £5 (members £3)

Sunday 21st December
 
Song and Dance and the Christmas Party

Songs, tunes and poems from members & guests plus dancing to our excellent ceilidh band.
Beginners and experts alike are welcome and our experienced callers ensure everyone can work their way through the dances with enjoyment. Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 28th December
 
Open Floor

Our open floor nights are an opportunity for anyone to try a song, a tune or a poem knowing they have a sympathetic audience, although there is no obligation to perform, and those who simply like to listen (and taste the excellent and inexpensive beer) are welcome. Admission £2 (members £1)
       
Coming in 2015      
Sunday 11th January   Will and Wolfie  
Sunday 15th February   Dovetail Trio  
Sunday 22nd March   Cathryn Craig and
Brian Willoughby
 
Sunday 12th April   Greg Russell and
Ciaran Algar
 
       
       

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