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  • Jackie Oates - SOLD OUT!
    Friday 12th January 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 19th January 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Banter & Nick Walden
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 20th January 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Tom Kitching & Zoe Mulford
    Friday 26th January 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Brian Peters
    Friday 9th February 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 16th February 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Members Only
    Friday 23rd February 2018 - 8.00pm


  • The Dartmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 3rd March 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Steve Turner
    Friday 9th March 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 16th March 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Eliza & Martin Carthy
    Friday 23rd March 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Nigel Mazlyn Jones
    Marker
    Friday 23rd March 2018 - 8.00pm


  • The Dovetail Trio
    Friday 6th April 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 13th April 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Rachel Newton
    Friday 20th April 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Second Front & Bridget Flett
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 21st April 2018 - 8.00pm


  • Jez Lowe
    Friday 4th May 2018 - 8.00pm


  • PolkaWorks
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 29th April 2018 - 8.00pm


  • T.B.C.
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 27th October 2018 - 8.00pm


  • T.B.C.
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 1st December 2018 - 8.00pm



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    Come All Ye
    Friday 19th January 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    COME ALL YE OPEN STAGE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Having enjoyed a series of successful come-all-ye's during 2017 we look forward to welcoming back our regular singers, musicians and wordsmiths - as well as meeting as many new local performers who wish to share their favourite songs, tunes, poems and tales. As ever Tim Stansfeld will be hosting the evening and making everybody welcome and inviting everyone who wishes to take the open stage in warm and friendly surroundings. Audience members are also extremely welcome as they are an essential ingredient to the success of the evening.

    Admission £3.00 on the door (to cover the rent)

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  • Banter
    Saturday 20th January - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.40pm - evening finishes at 11.00pm
    BANTER & NICK WALDEN
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance

    Banter are Tim Walker (percussion and trumpet), Nina Zella (Piano and Rhodes) and Simon Care (melodeon). Having all worked with some the uk's top dance bands including Edward II, Tickled Pink and Whapweasel, Banter are are now earning popularity on the festival circuit nationally (they were at Glastonbury last year!). The band was formed to play "fabulous tunes with a fresh viewpoint and a cheeky twist on the Tradition". Exciting and inspirational music.

    Calling the dances will be the ever popular Nick Walden.

    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11.00 in advance (£6.00 children up to 16 years of age))

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    Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming GU7 1BX

    (55 tickets remaining)

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  • Tome Kitching & Zoe Mulford
    Friday 26th January 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    TOM KITCHING & ZOE MULFORD
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Tom Kitching has appeared at the club several times before, in a duo with Gren Bartley and as a member of Pilgrim's Way, and now returns with American singer/songwriter Zoe Mulford.

    Raised near Philadelphia, Zoe took up the guitar and fell in love with the banjo during a twelve-year stint in Durham, North Carolina. Four years in Washington, DC introduced her to the community of contemporary songwriters and in 2006 she moved to the north of England. She invited Tom, described by Rock'n'Reel Magazine as "In the first rank of English fiddlers", to play on her latest album and the duo was formed.

    Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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  • Alice Jones
    Friday 9th February 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    BRIAN PETERS
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Brian Peters is one of the English folk scene’s great all-rounders: a compelling singer, a first-rate squeezebox player and a skilled guitarist. Brian is one of the country’s best anglo-concertina players and is just as good on melodeon, while he’s also internationally-known as a leading performer of the great ‘Child’ ballads.

    Although best known for traditional folk songs and lively English dance music, Brian’s act is full of variety and might include newer songs and tunes or wild squeezebox excursions into ragtime and blues. Add his energy and dry humour onstage, and you have a truly entertaining performer.

    Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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  • Come All Ye
    Friday 16th February 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    COME ALL YE OPEN STAGE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Having enjoyed a series of successful come-all-ye's during our 2016/17 season we look forward to welcoming back our regular singers, musicians and wordsmiths - as well as meeting as many new local performers who wish to share their favourite songs, tunes, poems and tales. As ever Tim Stansfeld will be hosting the evening and making everybody welcome and inviting everyone who wishes to take the open stage in warm and friendly surroundings. Audience members are also extremely welcome as they are an essential ingredient to the success of the evening.

    Admission £3.00 on the door (to cover the rent)

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  • Mystery
    Friday 23rd February 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    MARTIN & ELIZA CARTHY
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    As in previous years we have booked some very special guests that you would usually only see at concert venues or on a festival stage. The chances of hearing these performer together in the intimate surroundings of a club room are very few and far between and not to be missed. Tickets will be on sale at the interval to audience members on 26th February and 9th January, £16 (£15 members).

    (60 tickets remaining)

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  • Dartmoor Pixies
    Saturday 3rd March- 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.40pm - evening finishes at 11.00pm
    THE DARTMOOR PIXIE BAND
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance

    The Dartmoor Pixie Band are an English country dance band (or Ceilidh Band) from the heart of Devon and are steeped in the musical and dance tradition of Dartmoor. Their mix of Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Banjo, Drums and Bass produces a sound that is very much their own and will have you tapping your feet, or better still will have you up and dancing your socks off. They have played together for more years than they care to remember so their style and repertoire is distinctly their own.

    The band has its own resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, with a large repertoire of dances for all abilities so whether you're a do-si-do expert or have never danced before you're sure to have a good fun evening.

    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11.00 in advance (£6.00 children up to 16 years of age))

    Tickets can be purchased online at WeGotTickets
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  • Steve Turner
    Friday 9th March 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    STEVE TURNER
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Steve Turner is one of those artists who have been the backbone of the British folk scene but has been out of circulation as a professional musician for around eleven years.

    He was tempted back recently, in part by Mick Peat but, as he said in a recent article – “folk music seems to get into your blood!” – and four or five years ago he started doing a few gigs again and came gradually back on to the folk scene. Steve will be performing songs from Britain & America beautifully sung with brilliant accompaniment on English concertina, cittern, mandolin & banjo.

    Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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  • Come All Ye
    Friday 16th March 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    COME ALL YE OPEN STAGE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Having enjoyed a series of successful come-all-ye's during our 2016/17 season we look forward to welcoming back our regular singers, musicians and wordsmiths - as well as meeting as many new local performers who wish to share their favourite songs, tunes, poems and tales. As ever Tim Stansfeld will be hosting the evening and making everybody welcome and inviting everyone who wishes to take the open stage in warm and friendly surroundings. Audience members are also extremely welcome as they are an essential ingredient to the success of the evening.

    Admission £3.00 on the door (to cover the rent)

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  • Mazlyn Jones
    Friday 23rd March 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    NIGEL MAZLYN-JONES
    MARKER
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Club member and longtime supporter of the Music Institute Dai Jeffries has contibuted articles and reviews to the RnR (Rock'n'Reel) magazine for several decades. In previous years we have invited Dai to apply his extensive knowledge of the folk scene to 'curate' an evening at the Club and this year is no exception, having enjoyed Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby, Mark T, KARA and Darren Black in the past. This year Dai presents Nigel Mazlyn Jones supported by the resident duo at the Chichester Folk Club, Marker.

    Nigel Mazlyn Jones plays 12 and 6 string acoustic guitars weaving sounds and creating atmospheres that have entranced audiences on the club and festival circuits since 1976. Widely known on the UK music scene he has toured throughout Europe both solo and supporting well known bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Bob Geldof. Nigel has recorded eleven albums over his career. He loves the natural world, once working in conservation with the great apes for Gerald Durrell's Wildlife Trust, and living near the Cornish coast as he does these influences are woven into his music.

    The duo Marker is comprised of Marilyn Campbell and Kerry Manning, who are resident at the Chichester Folk Club. Marilyn has been collecting and singing the tradition since the early days of the seventies when she used to sing, along with the likes of The Watersons, Jim Eldon, et al, at The Rugby in Hull. Kerry provides the musical accompaniment, on guitar, melodeon, bodhran etc., occasionally taking lead vocals on Marker's more contemporary songs.

    Admission £11.00 on the door, £10 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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  • The Dovetail Trio
    Friday 6th April 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    THE DOVETAIL TRIO
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    This will be The Dovetail Trio’s second visit to the club. The coming together of these of three proven young talents (Matt Quinn, Rosie Hood and Jamie Roberts) went down a with their highly distinctive style and sound. They achieve so much with just concertina and guitar and their three voices – but what capable and charismatic voices! There’s a really thoughtful, imaginative quality to the trio’s fresh-hued arrangements of songs of almost exclusively traditional origin, and this gives rise to a unique richness of vision and execution.

    Matt is a Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus and now a veteran of all manner of concert and ceilidh outfit, working for artists as diverse as Geckoes and Eliza Carthy). Rosie is an engaging Wiltshire singer and winner of the Fred Jordan Memorial. Jamie is one half of the multiple-award-winning duo Gilmore & Roberts.

    Admission £11.00 on the door, £10 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

    Tickets can be purchased online at WeGotTickets
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    (54 tickets remaining)

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  • Come All Ye
    Friday 13th April 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    COME ALL YE OPEN STAGE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Having enjoyed a series of successful come-all-ye's during our 2016/17 season we look forward to welcoming back our regular singers, musicians and wordsmiths - as well as meeting as many new local performers who wish to share their favourite songs, tunes, poems and tales. As ever Tim Stansfeld will be hosting the evening and making everybody welcome and inviting everyone who wishes to take the open stage in warm and friendly surroundings. Audience members are also extremely welcome as they are an essential ingredient to the success of the evening.

    Admission £3.00 on the door (to cover the rent)

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  • Rachel Newton
    Friday 20th April 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    RACHEL NEWTON
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Singer and harpist Rachel Newton stunned the audience on her last visit to the club with the sublime musicality of her performance. She specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Gaelic as well as writing and arranging her own music.

    Rachel plays fiddle and viola in addition to harp and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. She was awarded a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best Music and Sound in 2009 for her work with the Rowantree Theatre Company. A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of The Shee, The Furrow Collective (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2017 Best Group) and also plays with the Scottish/Norwegian group Boreas. She was awarded Instrumentalist of the Year 2016 at the Scots Trad Music Awards and is Musician of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017.

    Admission £11.00 on the door, £10 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

    Tickets can be purchased online at WeGotTickets
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  • Second Front
    Saturday 21st April- 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.40pm - evening finishes at 11.00pm
    SECOND FRONT
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance

    Second Front has many years of experience playing for barn dances / English ceilidhs in South East England. Their sound is rich, lively, rhythmic and musical, with a broad range of tunes and influences. Their caller, Bridget Flett’s main aim is to make the dancing enjoyable for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced ceilidh-goes. They perform a mix of reels, jigs and polkas, and the occasional hornpipe and waltz. Also, having a Scottish band leader, they are always happy to include some Scottish ceilidh favourites.

    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11.00 in advance (£6.00 children up to 16 years of age))

    Tickets can be purchased online at WeGotTickets
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    Tickets are also available (cash sales) at
    Record Corner, Pound Lane, Godalming GU7 1BX

    (125 tickets remaining)

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  • Jez Lowe
    Friday 4th May 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    JEZ LOWE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

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