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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HORSHAM FESTIVAL
9th - 17th July. The following Horsham Folk Club events are also part of the Horsham Festival. Click here for a flyer.

Friday 15th July
 
FOLK IN THE COLLEGE
with GRANNY'S ATTIC
supported by:
  The Fables
  Octet
Granny's Attic


BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominees, Granny's Attic return - it's their second Horsham gig this year - to play a concert in the Duckering Hall, Collyer's College, and very welcome they are too. A lively young folk trio from the Midlands, with members Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals). They play a variety of traditional folk music from the British Isles and further afield, complemented by original compositions. The most exciting folk band to hit Horsham since....ever.

Granny's Attic will be supported by The Fables and Octet, musician students from Collyers - it should make a very lively and entertaining evening.

Admission £10 (Horsham Folk Club members £8 - students £5).
To reserve tickets - and collect them on the door - email to admin@horshamfolkclub.co.uk

Saturday
16th July
 
Folk in the Carfax with
:
Granny's Attic

Flossie Malavialle

Dr Bluegrass

The Full Shanty

Sunjay

During the day Horsham Folk Club will have a stage in the Amphitheatre (by Panino's) and there'll be half hour turns from the acts, starting at 9:30 in the morning and roughly in the order they are on the list..
Between acts Broadwood Morris and Magog Ladies Morris will be dancing.
Click on one of the acts to see their website.
Admission FREE.

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Sunday 17th July
 
Sunjay
Sunjay


To round off Horsham Festival, Sunjay will be performing at Horsham Folk Club and demonstrating his ability to entertain all-comers.
You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends. A completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn´t put it down since.

Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK´s rising stars on the folk and acoustic circuit. Sunjay's performances have been described as "mature & confident", while his guitar playing has been hailed as "superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless".

Winner of the Wath Festival Young Performers Award, Nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2012 and at the British Blues Awards 2014, he has caught the eyes and ears of many venues and festivals across the country.
"You´ll be truly amazed at his maturity, skill and expertise; not only does he engage the audience with his exquisite guitar work but he brings a depth of meaning to all the songs he sings that belie his age."
- Woodman Folk Club
Admission £8 (members £5)
SUMMER BREAK      
     

Sunday 4th 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 11th September
 
Open Floor - Theme:
SUSSEX FOLK SONGS

This evening we're hoping to hear as many Sussex Folk Songs as can be remembered. Possibly we won't have time for all 420 of Henry Burstow's songs, but anyway we'd like to hear the very best of the favourite Sussex folk songs that you like to sing or hear. To prevent duplication, there'll be a list on the door (and on the previous week) so that you can put a song down with your name by it.
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 18th September
 
Caroline Kendall supported by Spotlight on Steve & Jill
Caroline Kendall
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Singer and guitarist Caroline Kendall's 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.

She will supported this evening by Steve and Jill who will squash their two 10-minute Spotlight slots into one in the first half playing mainly American Oldtime music.

Admission £5 (members £3)


Sunday 25th 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 2nd October
 
David Francey & Mark Westberg
David Francey

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.

Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
Admission £8 (members £5)


Sunday 9th 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 16th October
 
Worry Dolls
Worry Dolls

London’s Worry Dolls have been rapidly building momentum with their unique approach to indie-folk. Formed in late 2010, the duo met at Paul McCartney’s school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets Worry Dolls apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing “cliché love songs”.

Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With a strong online following, tracks from Worry Dolls debut EP have clocked up over 100,000 views on YouTube, and over 80,000 spins on SoundCloud.

With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in 2016. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls’ sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains – still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they’ve forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 23rd 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)

Sunday30th October
 
Jim Causley
Jim Causley

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Westcountry. He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon. After studying Jazz & Popular Music at Exeter College he went on to study Traditional Music at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. During this time he became involved in the wider folk scene and gained interest as a solo performer in folk clubs and festivals throughout the country.
His recording debut came in 2005 as part of Martyn Wyndham-Read’s 'Song Links II' project (Fellside) which linked English Traditional songs with their American variants. That same year he released his first solo album; 'Fruits of the Earth' (WildGoose) and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Causley received further acclaim for his work as part of a cappella trio; The Devil’s Interval whose album ‘Blood & Honey’ (WildGoose) also received another BBC Folk Award nomination in 2007. As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album ‘Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man’ (Topic).
He then went on to collaborate with the rebellious Essex ceilidh band 'Mawkin' to form Mawkin:Causley whose albums received excellent reviews and their highly energetic live shows brought them yet more plaudits. Since then Causley has recorded with several respected artists including Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Causley's latest solo project was creating an album of poems written by his relative, the late Charles Causley, which Jim had set to music and recorded in Causley senior's cottage to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet.
Jim has become reknowned for natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence.
Admission £7 (members £5)
       
2017      
Sunday 26th March   Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection
Sunday 23rd April   Kadia  
Sunday 14th May   Cloudstreet  

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