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  • Methera - SOLD OUT
    Friday 17th November 2017 - 8.00pm


  • Alice Jones
    Friday 24th November 2017 - 8.00pm


  • The Mellstock Band
    Friday 8th December 2017 - 8.00pm


  • Come All Ye Open Stage
    Friday 15th December 2017 - 8.00pm


  • Jackie Oates
    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


  • 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



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    Methera
    Friday 17th November 2017 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    METHERA - SOLD OUT!
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

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  • Alice Jones
    Friday 24th November 2017 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    ALICE JONES
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Alice Jones is an exciting young folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer from West Yorkshire. Many of you may have seen her touring with Pete Coe in their show In Search of Five Finger Frank celebrating the music of folksong collector Frank Kidson.

    Solo, Alice sings mainly traditional English and American folk songs accompanying herself on piano, harmonium, tenor guitar and sometimes only body or foot percussion. She also plays the clarinet, whistle and is a dancer specialising in Appalachian clogging as well as other forms of percussive and traditional folk dance. The Ripponden-based artist has a background deeply rooted in the English folk tradition, having first been exposed to folk music by her parents as a “babe in arms”. But she also has a keen interest in American folk song, particularly the vast collections of Cecil Sharp and Frank & Anne Warner.

    “She has the rare knack of the great folk artist - getting so directly to the heart of the matter that it's as if she lived inside every song.” Morning Star

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

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  • The Mellstock Band
    Friday 8th December 2017 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    THE MELLSTOCK BAND
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    The Mellstock Band play and sings the dances, songs, carols and tunes of English village and church bands from the eighteenth century to the present day. Their repertoire and style come from village musicians’ manuscript books from all parts of England and is performed on early nineteenth-century instruments, chosen for their authentic sound, including fiddle, concertina, clarinet, oboe, flute and serpent.

    Tonight they will be performing their new Christmas show When Icicles Hang - The Countryside in Winter. "Frosty farmsteads, winter journeys, old superstitions and seasonal celebrations - there’s nothing like a chilly day in the country to make you appreciate the pleasures of a warm fireside, a glass of something, and a rousing song or a mysterious story. With their distinctive blend of voices and instruments, The Mellstock Band conjures up the spirit and the sounds of the rural past. "

    As with all their shows, When Icicles Hang combines traditional music for voices, fiddle, serpent, clarinet and concertina with spoken extracts from Thomas Hardy and his contemporaries, performed in rural “Sunday-best” costume of the early nineteenth century.

    “Melodious, infectious and fun ... this is great music, well executed by the leaders in the field” Living Tradition

    Admission £12.50 on the door, £11 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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  • Come All Ye
    Friday 15th December 2017 - 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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  • Jackie Oates
    Friday 12th January 2018 - 8.00pm
    Doors open at 7.30pm - evening finishes at 10.30pm
    JACKIE OATES
    The Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH

    Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, Jackie has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a solo capacity and with her band. 2009 saw Jackie walking away with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including the Horizon Award for best newcomer.

    Her second album, Hyperboreans, was followed by Jackie’s first national tour of England and nominations for the 2010 Folk Awards for Folk Singer of The Year, Album of the Year and Best Traditional Track for Isle Of France followed in 2011. In 2012 she began an extensive period of research into an area of song that is particularly close to her heart, lullabies, collating material for England and beyond into a new collection to be house at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library at Cecil Sharp House in London. The album Lullabies was released 2013 followed by The Spyglass & The Herringbone in 2015.

    Of all the younger singers influenced by Shirley Collins, Oates is perhaps the one who most shares the gentle informal delivery that was such a key ingredient of Collins’s grace and charm.

    Admission £12.00 on the door, £11 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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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 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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  • 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

    (125 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
    SPECIAL GUESTS
    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. As they are intended to be a treat and a reward toour members that regularly support the club we shall be announcing the names of the guests and selling tickets only on club nights during the interval (from 24th November onwards).

    (60 tickets remaining)

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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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