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):
Under 21s get free admission to all events.

Go to our 'Contact Us' page and click there to join the Horsham Folk Club mailing list. You'll be kept up to date with Folk Club activities and guests - and it's free!
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Sunday 10th December
 
Open Floor and
Henry Burstow night
Henry

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.

Tonight we'll be celebrating the birth of Henry Burstow - 11th December 1826 - and all are invited to sing one of the 400 songs he bragged that he could sing from memory. It's probably better to leave out the 4 songs that he said had 150 verses each - even if you do know them all.

Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday17th December
 
Song and Dance and 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 24th December
 
No Club - Panic shopping.

We wish all our members a peaceful and happy christmas, although those with grandchildren may find this more difficult.

Tuesday 26th December
 
Broadwood Morris

Broadwood Morris will be dancing somewhere, but their website doesn't say where yet... It may.

Sunday 31st December
 
No Club

Watch Jools Holland whilst sipping the last of the sloe gin.

Sunday 7th January
 
Charlotte Carrivick &
Kieran Towers
Towers Carrivick

Expanding on the tradition of fiddle/banjo duets, award winning multi instrumentalists Kieran and Charlotte combine their thorough knowledge of Appalachian folk music to create a new take on old time and contemporary string band styles. Inspired by forefathers of the tradition and modern day masters, their music is infused with groove and distilled with intricacies as they weave ever-evolving ideas together on stage for audiences to see. Expect breakneck fiddle tunes, lyrical banjo playing and occasional glimpses of Charlotte’s Bluegrass prowess when she picks up a mandolin or guitar. Add in some old songs with sweet vocal harmonies and you have the complete package.
Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 14th January
 
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 21st January
 
Chris Moreton
Chris Moreton

Award-winning guitarist with more than 40 years of guitar-playing experience. A multi-instrumentalist rated as the UK’s “best bluegrass guitarist” and as playing “truly world class lead guitar”.

“Some hot picking by Chris Moreton… the best bluegrass guitarist in the country.”
- The Independent

“Chris Moreton’s performance of Arrival of The Queen of Sheba saw jaws dropping throughout the audience in the Live Music Hall at the National Music Show.”
- Guitarist Magazine

Admission £6 (members £4)

Sunday 28th January
 
Open Floor and Desert Island Folk with
Andrew Wickens
Andrew Wickens

Tonight in Desert Island Folk Andrew Wickens will be interviewed by Caroline Thomas about his life as an orchestral violinist. Since retiring from the Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew has been a member of the folk club and now plays with Classical Folk. Tonight we'll be finding out about how orchestral life looks from the point of view of a violinist. We're hoping for some risqué stories about famous musicians but Andrew is famously discreet. However....

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)

Sunday 4th February
 
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 11th February
 
John Kirkpatrick:
THE VICTORIAN FARMER’S YEAR IN SONG
John K

Following his appearances on the massively popular TV series “Victorian Farm”, John Kirkpatrick presents a programme of traditional songs to take us through a year in the countryside, reflecting the highs and lows of each season, and giving an authentic voice to the old way of life. Although agricultural working conditions in the later nineteenth century were as bad as any in the country, the songs that have been handed down from this time choose to embody hope and optimism, and a great delight in the processes of nature - songs designed to keep the spirits high and buoyant, rather than dwell on the gloomier side of a life that most of us today would find quite impossible.
So here we have The Victorian Farmer’s Year In Song – songs about farmers, and songs sung by farmers; songs about the work on the farm, and songs to make that work easier; songs celebrating particular days in the country calendar, and songs celebrating the daily miracle of life, death, and renewal. And the world we are shown here is not a romantic pastoral idyll viewed through rose-tinted spectacles – this is a world full of sweat and muck, a world with dirt under the finger nails, a world full of snorting, and grunting, and heaving.
And then there’s the animals………………
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 18th February
 
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)

FRIDAY 23rd February
 
Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection
Wild Willy


AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE.
A Horsham Folk Club gig! This gives one of our favourite performers an evening of their own in the Studio at the Capitol. Special rates for Folk Club members. More anon.


Sunday 25th February
 
Hickory Signals
Hick Sig

Brighton-bred duo, Hickory Signals, combine strong, female vocal melodies with vibrant guitar, shruti, flute, and pulsing percussion, performing both original and traditional material. Live they have been described as enthralling, spellbinding and absorbing. In 2016 Hickory Signals released their second EP, 'Noise of the Waters'; recorded and produced by Ian Carter of Stick in the Wheel. The EP has been well received as a haunting, cinematic and un-rushed record, cementing their timeless sound as one to listen out for.
"Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere"
- Ken Brown, FATEA Magazine.
Admission £6 (members £4)

Sunday 4th March
 
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 11th March
 
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard
 

Sunday 8th April
 
(Georgia) Shackleton Trio
 

Sunday 22nd April
 
Drystones
 

Sunday 7th October
 


Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig


Sunday 14th October
 
Stepling
 

Sunday 28th October
 
Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

Sunday 11th November
 
Jody Kruskal
 

Sunday 18th November
 
Steve Turner
 
       

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