Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis in concert at the Ram Club Christmas Party

Festive fun guaranteed – 

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis are proven winners at the Ram Club, having played in a trio and as The Changing Room – two fabulous performances. Sam is a hugely talented and hard-working young musician with a memorable voice and Jamie one of the best banjo players you will ever see. This dynamic duo will set the party alight with their mix of old and new. Adding to the frivolities will be a table laden with festive fayre – plus a spectacular gallery of unusual raffle prizes. Huge fun guaranteed.

Friday December 15, 7.30pm (music begins at 8.30). At the Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0HB.

NB: This will be a ticketed event – details to follow – please see the website. All welcome.


Grayshott Folk Club’s Upcoming Gigs

Friday 19th June 2015 @ 7.30pm


Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ

If it’s a quiet Friday night out you are looking for, then maybe you should avoid Grayshott Village Hall tonight? BBTP are York’s answer to The Pogues and they have become big Festival favourites. A Folk/Rock six piece, they are known for their playful arrangements, their lively interpretations of traditional and contemporary Folk songs and tunes and the driving dance rhythms that they add to give them a rock edge. In 2014, they were voted the best band at Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival and they also went down a storm at Glastonbury, Shrewsbury and the World Music Festival in Borneo, last year.

BBTP are currently one of the most in-demand bands in the Folk world.

Hear them on Youtube:

Blackbeard’s Tea Party is made up of: Stuart Giddens: Melodeon/Vocals,

Tim Yates: Bass, Melodeon, Trombone, Sousaphone (what’s one of them?),

Martin Coumbe: Guitar, Dave Boston: Percussion, Liam Hardy: More Percussion,

Laura Boston-Barber: Fiddle, Cello

Come dressed as a pirate or a buccaneer and be prepared to party…………Arrrrrrrrrr Jim lad!

Support : Kevin Barber-Brighton’s troubadour makes a return visit to GFC

Advance Adult Tickets: £14 or £16 on the door

Children Under 16: £7/£8.  Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096


Saturday 4th July 2015 @ 7.30pm


Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ

We finish our 2014/2015 season on a real high with some talented, funny, award-winning

(BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2013 and Horizon Award 2014, nominated for Best Duo 2015), young musicians, who have set the Folk world alight over the past few years. With such a busy schedule, we are fortunate that they have found time to stop by and play for us at Grayshott.

Their thrilling performances and releases have set the standard for young Folk musicians everywhere. Ciaran is one of the most exciting young fiddle players you will ever see – with a quirky wit to match – and Greg is one of the most appealing singers and guitarists. Their mix of traditional and modern Folk songs along with their own compositions, make them one of the most sought-after duos around.

Support: Kelly OliverKelly is a passionate singer/guitarist/songwriter who has travelled widely and who has already packed a great deal into her short life. She comes from Hertfordshire and has recorded a session for Bob Harris’s “Under The Apple Tree” series, which you can watch here:

Advance Adult Tickets: £12 or £14 on the door

Children Under 16: £6/£7.  Call Des O’Byrne on 01428 607096


Our New Season’s Crop of gigs for 2015/2016

Dates for your diary

Saturday September 26th 2015———–Betty and The Boy (on tour from the U.S.A)

At Grayshott Village Hall


                                                                    + tbc


Saturday October 31st 2015—————-The Henry Girls (on tour from Ireland)                    

At Grayshott Village Hall                                                        

    + The Coach House Company


Saturday 7th November 2015————–Fish & Bird (on tour from Canada-a return visit      At Grayshott Social Club                                         from our new best friends)                                                           

               + Support (tbc)


Friday 20th November 2015—————–The Old Dance School

At Grayshott Village Hall                                                         

      + Teyr


Saturday 19th December 2015————–Grayshott Folk Club’s Christmas Special with:

At Grayshott Village Hall                     The Young ‘Uns

      BBC Radio 2-Best Folk Group of the Year 2015

      Spiral Earth-Best Live Act 2015

      FATEA Awards-Band of the Year 2015



Tickets for all Grayshott Folk Club gigs may be purchased in person from:


Magical Rooms, 2 Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT, Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LE

(opposite The Fox & Pelican pub)

Any problems? Call Des O’Byrne on: 01428 607096

Shropshire Roots – Winter-Spring folk concerts

Shropshire RootsSeveral leading folk artists will head to Shrewsbury next year to perform as part of the Shropshire Roots music season.

Shropshire Roots, which is backed by Shrewsbury Folk Festival, has unveiled its winter programme that includes festival patron John Jones performing a rare solo gig at The Hive in Belmont on January 25.

Damien Barber, leader of the Demon Barber Roadshow, and Mike Wilson, from the Wilson family band, will head to the venue on February 8.

One of the most inventive musicians on the folk scene, BBC Folk Award winner Jim Moray will visit The Hive on March 22.

Winners of the Radio 2 Horizon award and BBC Young Folk award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar will follow him there on April 19.

Rising star Emma Sweeney will make her debut at Morris Hall on May 10 and Irish singer songwriter Keiran Goss will make a welcome return to The Hive on May 31.

Festival Director Alan Surtees said the winter-spring line up offered a real treat for fans of acoustic and folk music.

“There is a real cross section of music on offer in this concert series from Celtic to traditional English at two great venues in the town. Every concert will offer followers of acoustic and folk music something different and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible at the performances.”

All concerts start at 7.45pm and tickets for are available from The Hive on 01743 234970 or For more information, visit or