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.


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Saturday 8th July
 
Horsham Festival - Folk Club
stage in Carfax

Once again this year we will be putting a stage in the Carfax (outside Panino - weirdly called the Amphitheatre) and putting on exciting acts from 9:00 a.m. onwards - if we can get any performers out of bed at that time. We'll be stopping at 2:30 p.m., probably exhausted. Magog will be dancing entre-act.

Performers will be: Dr Bluegrass, Touchstone, Mike Nicholson, John Scott Cree, Full Shanty and the spectacular Horsham Folk Club Band.

Sunday 9th July
 
Noble Jacks with
HFC support at
The Capitol Studio
Noble Jacks

Noble Jacks
NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines.
They will besupported by half an hour from Folk Club members Dave Algar, John Byng, Chris Griffin, Rory Foxley, Jean Foxley and Mike Nicholson.
Admission £12 (members £10 - members tickets only available from the club)
       
HERE COIMES SUMMER....

THEN......
     

Sunday 3rd September
 
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 10th September
 
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)

Sunday 17th September
 
Harbottle and Jonas
Harbottle Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and
is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including
Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been
endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far
and wide across our beautiful island.
'Damn Fine' - Mike Harding
‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing
Admission £7 (members £5)


Sunday 24th September
 
Open Floor plus Spotlight on Alan Atkinson

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 1st October
 
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 8th October
 
John Kirkpatrick
John Kirkpatrick

John is one of the outstanding figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and he has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.
Following his appearances on the massively popular TV series “Victorian Farm”, John takes us through a year in the countryside, reflecting the highs and lows of each season. 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 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 15th October
 
Tim Dalling
Tim Dalling

Tim Dalling is a unique performer, songwriter and accordionist. His work has ranged from musical and theatrical clowning to serious songwriting for theatre, performance and recording. His style ranges from traditional folk to jazz and music hall and has been described as a cross between Ivor Cutler and Randy Newman. His main job, for years, has been that of the kilted, accordionist fall-guy in The Old Rope and then The New Rope String Band, internationally-famous theatrical and visual comedy folk band. Feeling the need to create more time for new theatrical and musical projects, The New Rope String band did a final farewell tour in 2015.
But while he’s spent most of his musical life making people laugh, he’s been quietly working away at a body of emotional and inspiring songs of his own and song-settings of many different poets - and these feature in his solo performances which may engender joyfulness, tearfulness and downright hilarity.
Admission £8 (members £5)


Sunday 22nd October
 
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)

Sunday 29th October
 
Caroline Kendall/
Will & Wolfie
Caroline Kendall>
Will and Wolfie


Singer and guitarist Caroline has an impressive back catalogue of own songs. Her wider repertoire includes traditional and contemporary songs from around Britain, the Americas and Spain from the 16th century to the present day. She has toured Italy with the music of Nick Drake and performed at festivals across England. She has previously released two albums of original songs and she is now working on a new album.

Will Fly and Chris "Wolfie" Wolferstan play and sing a unique combination of jazz, blues, ragtime, rock'n roll and good-time music. All-round entertainment with dazzling guitar-picking from Wolfie.

Admission £6 (members £4)


Sunday 5th November
 
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)

Sunday 12th November
 
Song and Dance WITH
Jig Doll Spectacular!!!
Jigdoll

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. This evening we invite anyone with a jigdoll to join in the massed jig doll dance session(s).
Admission £2 (members £1)

Sunday 19th November
 
Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow
Kit Hawes Aaron Catlow

Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow are a Bristol based duo playing acoustic, folk and roots music.
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, they draw on their many influences to created unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond; combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship.
"such dexterity, energy and passion.....mightily impressive" - R2 Magazine
“The pair demonstrate an eclectic approach that lifts them head and shoulders above the rest” - Acoustic Magazine
“Never a dull moment, with imagination firing throughout and an abundance of creative energy” - Living Tradition
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 26th November
 
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)

Sunday 3rd December
 
Sally Ironmonger
Sally Ironmonger

Sally is a singer-songwriter based in Medway, writing and performing with Brian Carter, her long suffering husband, guitarist, and musical director. Their aim is to entertain, with songs that make you laugh, or cry, or just think – and make a connection with listeners and audiences.
We tend to get categorised as folk musicians – and we often sing stuff that people like to join in with.
Brian has worked as a professional and semi-professional musician all of his adult life.
Over the years we have written commissions for BBC documentaries and Broadstairs Folk Week, we ran the First Friday Folk club at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate, and have been supporting artists for Belshazzar’s Feast, Barbara Dickson, Jacqui McShee, Chris Wood & Jez Lowe. We also won the Milkmaid Folk Club Folk Song competition in 2016.
“What an absolutely brilliant evening at Bedworth Folk club with the fantastic Sally Ironmonger and Brian Carter….If I said ‘Wow’, it would be an understatement! To say that they gave a phenomenal performance during the evening and we could have stayed listening, laughing and joining in with their songs is an understatement. I can’t wait to see them again.” (Bedworth Folk Club, March 2017)
Admission £7 (members £5)


Sunday 10th 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)

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)
       

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