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  • Judy Cook
    Friday 22nd March 2019 - 8.00pm


  • O'Hooley & Tidow
    Friday 5th April 2019 - 8.00pm


  • The Dartmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance
    Saturday 6th April 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 12th April 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Jake Plus
    Friday 26th April 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne
    Friday 3rd May 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Magpie Lane
    Friday 27th September 2019 - 8.00pm


  • T.B.C.
    Friday 11th October 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 18th October 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Pigott
    Friday 25th October 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Jack Rutter
    Friday 8th November 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 15th November 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Rachel Newton
    Friday 22nd November 2019 - 8.00pm


  • T.B.C.
    Friday 6th December 2019 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 13th December 2019 - 8.00pm


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    Friday 20th December 2019 - 8.00pm


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    Friday 10th January 2020 - 8.00pm



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    Judy Cook
    Friday 22nd March 2019 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    JUDY COOK
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    A welcome visitor from the USA, Judy Cook has been touring Britain and the US as a professional musician for more than fifteen years and this will be her fourth visit to the club.

    Judy lifts the spirit and entertains with splendid traditional ballads and songs from a huge and varied Anglo-American repertoire. Her clear and engaging presentation combine with her joy of singing is guaranteed to delight all lovers of traditional song. She is also recognised as a folk music researcher, author and historian, but above all she is a performer, communicator and entertainer.

    “Judy’s the Real Thing. With Capital Letters.” Peggy Seeger

    Admission £10.00 on the door, £9.00 in advance
    (There is a reduction of £1.00 on these prices for 2018/19 members of the Music Institute)

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  • O'HOOLEY & TIDOW
    Friday 5th April 2019 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    BELINDA O'HOOLEY & HEIDI TIDOW
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    This will be Belinda and Heidi's third visit to the club (Belinda's fourth including her accompanying Jim Boyes on piano in their collaboration Sensations of a Wound). As well as high praise for their beautiful, interweaving harmonies and sublime musicality, they are acknowledged as one of the strongest songwriting partnerships on the contemporary folk scene - and Belinda certainly takes full advantage of the club's Bechstein grand piano!

    With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, umpteen five star reviews, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as "one of British folk music’s mightiest combinations" (Mojo). Nominated this year for the fourth time in the BBC Radio Folk Awards, this will be a very special evening of original, contemporary and traditional songs

    Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as "exceptional". From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Both lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart.

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    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11.00 in advance
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  • Pigeon Swing
    Saturday 6th April 2019 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.40pm - evening finishes at 11.00pm
    THE DARTMOOR PIXIE BAND & SARAH BAZELEY
    Godalming Borough Hall Barn Dance

    The Dartmoor Pixie Band were due to make their umpteenth visit to Godalming in March 2018 but the Winter weather had other plans and they ended up being snowed-in on Dartmoor! We are therefore delighted to announce, weather permitting, they will be at the Borough Hall for our final dance before our Summer break.

    The "Pixies" are an English country dance 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.

    Calling the dances will be the band's resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, to guarantee a fabulous evening from, without doubt, one of the most popular bookings at the Borough.

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

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  • Come All Ye
    Friday 12th April 2019 - 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 2017/18 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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  • JAKE THACKRAY
    Friday 26th April 2019 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    JAKE PLUS
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    As so many ticket holders were unable to make it through the snow to see Andy Johnson's show on Friday 1st February he has arranged to perform it again tonight. Those of us who did brave the weather and got to see the show, his fifth homage to English singer-songwriter, poet, wit and raconteur Jake Thackray, had a brilliant evening and would strongly recommend it to everybody. The show is free for those of you who had tickets but couldn't get to the club.

    Jake Thackray's work ranged from satirical to bawdy to sentimental to pastoral - all of which Andy captures and interprets with great skill, enthusiasm and respect. This this time the show includes a healthy seasoning items form the pens of oyther witty songwriters including Noel Coward and Jeremy Taylor.Tickets are £12 on the door; £11.00 in advance. Further details can be obtaine fby emailing Andy directly at ayjn252@yahoo.co.uk..

    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11.00 in advance
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  • COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE
    Friday 3rd May 2019 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    COHEN BRAITHWAITE-KILCOYNE
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Literally booked at the club by "public demand"! Many of the club's regulars first came across Cohen at Sidmouth Folk Week and we were all blown away by his fantastic singing and squeezebox playing. He graduated from the University of Leeds in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree in music plus an additional award as the most outstanding student in his faculty. You will understand why when you see him.

    Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens. He has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. He is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival’s Future of Young Folk Award for singing. He has been performing at club's and festivals for over a decade and initially reached his widest audience as a member of Granny's Attic.

    Cohen's solo repertoire consists mainly of traditional songs with accompaniment from anglo concertina or melodeon plus the occasional traditional tune and unaccompanied song. His style, approach and repertoire is rooted in the English tradition, however material and influences from Scottish, Irish, American and European traditions are also present in his performance.

    He is one of the best young musicians we have seen in a very long time - "a future folk megastar in the making".

    Admission £11.00 on the door, £10.00 in advance
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