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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Sunday 23rd April
 
Kadia
Kadia

Kadia (pronounced kay-dee-­ah) are an acoustic trio from Bournemouth in Dorset performing a mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, strongly rooted in the British folk tradition. They combine cello, fingerstyle guitar, 8-string ukulele and mandolin with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music, interspersed with history and storytelling.

In 2016, Kadia performed on Main Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival alongside La Vent du Nord, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Wildwood Kin. This adds to an ever increasing list of respected festivals at which they have played, including Priddy Folk Festival, Stogumber Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Cornwall Folk Festival, Bath Folk Festival, Swanage Folk Festival, Wessex Folk Festival, and Wickham Festival.

Kadia have had the opportunity to support Jim Moray, Gilmore and Roberts, The Willows, Moulettes, Nizlopi, Jackie Oates, Chris Leslie, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, Jess Vincent, and Ninebarrow among others.
Admission £7 (members £5)
Sunday 30th April   Victoria Vox
with Jack Maher

The welcome return of Victoria Vox! She recently married singer/songwriter Jack Maher and she's bringing him to see the delights of Horsham.

Her infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her fans who truly appreciate her art.From the cover of the Spring Issue of Ukulele Magazine to the front page of The Wall Street Journal, Victoria Vox is making appearances everywhere—and rightly so. The artistry of her performances is both unique and endearing, captivating an incredibly diverse audience and drawing even the least musical of folks into her harmonious web.

Vox has been teaching workshops for ukulele and songwriting at ukulele festivals since 2006. She has also been a featured guest artist at the Center for Children (San Diego, CA in 2010, 2014, 2016) and her original song, "The Bird Song" was included in the New Zealand Ukulele Trust songbook for kids (2014-2016). She traveled to New Zealand in 2014 to perform "The Bird Song" alongside 2,500 children singing and playing ukulele. Vox has completed 5 school residency programs (2015 - 2016) where she worked with children on ukulele playing, singing, and songwriting. Originally from Green Bay WI, via Baltimore MD, she is newly based out of Costa Mesa CA, but tours across the USA and internationally at venues and festivals which celebrate original music, French music, and/or the ukulele.
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 7th May
 
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 14th May
 
Open Floor and Spotlight
on Jerry and Thea
Jerry and Thea

Styling themselves as ‘Not A Proper Duo’, Jerry & Thea come from Horsham Folk Club amateur and church choir backgrounds. An established act maritally, they have performed together relatively rarely and suspect being ‘Spotlighted’ was a vain attempt at getting them to practise together more! You can expect 2 voices, 1 guitar, 2 or maybe 3 languages, an eclectic mix of folk and pop covers with plenty of opportunities for singing along and maybe the odd (very odd!) self-penned song.

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 21st May
 
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 28th May  
Jimmy Aldridge &
Sid Goldsmith
JImmy and Sid

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.

They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. Their debut album on Fellside Records was described as 'utterly absorbing’ with ‘excellent musicianship and sympathetic instrumentation twinned with fine harmony singing.

"To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." The Guardian
"Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. You’re in for a treat.” Mike Harding
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 4th June
 
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 June
 
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 18th June
 
Cloudstreet
Cloudstreet

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun. 
Admission £8 (members £5)

Sunday 25th June
 
Friction Farm
Friction Farm

Friction Farm is guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay from Greenville SC. The duo has performed from Tokyo to Miami; from Barcelona to Cape Town; from New York City to Austin, Texas. They are at home on the road wherever that may lead. They are avid readers who decided to turn that passion into a project, discussing a book, seeing where the story would take them, and writing a song. It is fun & frustrating, invigorating & exhausting, but always interesting.
They were inspired by true tales (The Voyage of the Beagle) and fictional works (The Cellist of Sarajevo). Occasionally real life filtered in and begged them to re-read books: Reading Lolita in Tehran and A Walk in the Woods.
They combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.
“Aidan and Christine command any stage they’re on. Their appreciable force is gently delivered with keen lyrics and beautiful melodies, with a hint of humor to mitigate the seriousness of some of their material.” David Engels, Emerald
Admission £7 (members £5)

Sunday 2nd July
 
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)

Saturday 8th July
 
Horsham Festival - Folk Club
stage in Carfax

Once again this year we will be putting a stage in the Carfax (outside Panino - weirdly called the Amphitheatre) and putting on exciting acts from 9:00 a.m. onwards - if we can get any performers out of bed at that time. We'll be stopping at 2:30 p.m., probably exhausted. Magog will be dancing entre-act.

A full list of performers will be here shortly: at the moment it reads Dr Bluegrass, Touchstone, Mike Nicholson, John Scott Cree....

Sunday 9th July
 
Noble Jacks with
HFC support at
The Capitol Studio
Noble Jacks

Noble Jacks
NOBLE JACKS are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy and whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together with a mixture of upbeat folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines.
They will supported by half an hour from Folk Club members of varying shapes and sizes but all of outstanding...
Admission £12 (members £10)
       
HERE COIMES SUMMER....
       

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