A warm welcome to our website.

I hope you find out all you want and need to know about Grayshott Folk Club here.

Grayshott is a village which lies on the borders of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

Grayshott Folk Club started up in January 2011 and our most frequently used venue is:

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

We also use other venues nearby, including Grayshott Social Club and St. Alban's Church.


The main aim of Grayshott Folk Club is to offer quality live music at affordable prices.

There are no membership, subscription or joining fees.

Everyone is welcome to all of our gigs.

More information is available at:



We strive to encourage and showcase young, local and emerging talent, whilst offering the very best in Folk, Roots and Acoustic Music from all around the UK and abroad.

We have a fully licensed bar that stocks bottled beers from Langham's and

Hog's Back, our favourite local breweries. We also serve other alcoholic drinks and a range of non-alcoholic drinks. 


If you cannot get to Grayshott easily to buy your tickets in person,

please call Des O'Byrne on: 01428 607096 or e-mail: family@obyrne1.plus.com

to find out how you can get tickets by post or if you want to find out more about our events.


You may purchase tickets in person from either:

Magical Rooms, 2 Headley Road GRAYSHOTT,

Nr Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6LE

(01428 ) 608340


Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, GRAYSHOTT,

Nr Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6HL (01428) 604041


Haslemere Bookshop, in Haslemere High Street is also selling our tickets. Call: 01428 652952

-----------------------------------------------Next Up:

Friday 11th July 2014 @ 7.15pm:

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

(www.craigand willoughby.com)

At: Haslemere Educational Museum, 72 High Street, HASLEMERE, Surrey GU27 6LA

Brian and Cathryn have created their own genre of music, which they call "Brit Americana". Cathryn was born in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. and has spent lots of time recording in Nashville with musicians such as The Righteous Brothers, Chet Atkins and Shel Silverstein. She has applied her substantial songwriting skills to some big issues and she delivers all of her songs with genuine passion.

Brian's precision and vituoso playing on both acoustic and electric guitar has meant he has been sought after by the best musicians. Twenty-five years playing as a member of Strawbs, recording and performing with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World and Roger Whitaker has meant that Brian has continued to improve and develop his guitar technique and he makes a wonderful sound with whatever he plays.

We are delighted to have Brian and Cathryn back and their return to Grayshott Folk Club is long overdue. We know that they like to reach out and get to know their audience and they are a warm and engaging couple. The Lecture Room at Haslemere Museum is the perfect place for you to get to know them. Welcome back, Brian and Cathryn!   


Support: Steve Dan Mills;

Steve Dan Mills is another musician from across the pond and he has been personally recommended to us by Brian Willoughby. His powerful voice combined with his acoustic guitar and harmonica playing elicits tears and laughter from his audiences but ultimately his songs are those of hope.

Tickets: Adults £12, Children under 16, £6


Call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 for postal tickets


Coming Soon:

Saturday 27th September 2014 @ 7.30pm:

Ken Nicol and Becky Mills

One time Steeleye Span and The Albion Band singer and gutarist with former Waking the Witch songstress.

Support: tbc

Venue: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT,

Nr. Hindhead, Surrey GU 26 6TZ


Saturday 11th October 2014: The Lucy Ward Band

                                                 + The Foxglove Trio


Friday 14th November 2014: Hannah Sanders & Liz Simmons 

                                               + The Black Feathers


Saturday 29th November 2014: House Devils

                                                   + Kim Lowings and The Greenwood


Friday 11th December 2014: Grayshott Folk Club's

                                               Christmas Special with:

                                               The Churchfitters + Edwina Hayes


For further information telephone

 Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


Past gigs: 2014

The Bully Wee Band, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash,

Lady Maisery, The Sam Carter Trio with special guest Sam Sweeney, Joe Topping and the Vagrant Kings, Jed Grimes,

CrossHarbour, The Outside Track, The Kennedys with

Edwina Hayes,  Maz O'Connor with Hazel Askew,

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby 


Past gigs: 2013

Pilgrims' Way,The Churchfitters,The Old Dance School, 

Acoustic Strawbs, The Outside Track, The Little Unsaid,

Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Jamie Smith's Mabon, Cara Luft 

Hatful of Rain, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, 

The Gavin Davenport Band,  Ewan McLennan, Tyde, Magpie Lane

                                            Past gigs: 2012

Saturday 28th January: THE BULLY WEE BAND (Scottish Folk/Rock)

                                                         + Dan Bennett/Frank Cartwright/Scott/Charlie

Saturday 25th February: ACOUSTIC STRAWBS (Folk/Rock Legends)

                                                                                                                    + Joe Mills

Saturday 24th March: THE WILLOWS (English Folk/Americana/Pop)

                                                                                                                  + Ben Maggs

Saturday 14th April: MARY JANE (Folk/Rock)

                                                                                + Joanne Louise (of The Jetsuns)

 Saturday 26th May: KEVIN DEMPSEY & ROSIE CARSON (Guitar/Fiddle/Vocals)

                                                                                                                 + Tinderbox 

Saturday 30th June: MAGPIE LANE (Traditional English Folk)

                                                   + Baby Face Nelson & The Contra Band

Saturday 14th July 2012: BOF!

Bastille Day "Bash" with traditional French Music, Song & Dance

Friday 28th September 2012: CRAIG & WILLOUGHBY 

 (Brit Americana)

                                                                                      + Pluck and Beat

Saturday 20th October 2012


                                            + Dave O'Brien, Steve Redshaw and Martin

Saturday 24th November 2012


                                                                                    + Lindsay Ullmann

Friday 14th December 2012

BLAST FROM THE PAST- A Victorian Christmas


Past gigs: 2011






If you are a performer and would like to play for us or you just want more information about

Grayshott Folk Club


Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

e-mail: family@obyrne1.plus.com


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