Grayshott Folk Club started up on 22nd January 2011 with the aim of bringing "quality live music at affordable prices " to Grayshott, which is a village near HINDHEAD in South-West Surrey.


We mostly host Folk bands/musicians and our past guests include;

Altan, Ashley Hutchings/Blair Dunlop, Belshazzar's Feast, Breabach, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Lau, Merry Hell, O'Hooley & Tidow, Sam Carter/Sam Sweeney, Strawbs,The Bully Wee Band, The Churchfitters and Tide Lines, amongst many others. 


We also occasionally stray off-piste with a little bit of Americana/Pop/Rock music and Caravan, Colin Blunstone & Band, Jarrod Dickenson, Joe Topping & Scott Poley, Linda Lewis, Mike d'Abo, Police Dog Hogan and The Christians have all played for us.


Basically, we do whatever we can, to keep hungry musicians off our streets......


Our first choice venue is:

Grayshott Village Hall,

Headley Road,



Surrey GU26 6TZ


and from time to time, we also use


Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD Surrey GU26 6HL


St. Alban's Church, Tilford Road,


as venues to host our live music events.


If you wish to buy tickets for our gigs, you can buy them in person from either:

Grayshott Post Office, Crossways Road, Grayshott GU26 6HJ


Haslemere Bookshop, High Street, HASLEMERE, Surrey GU27


Alternatively, you can call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

or e-mail me at: for all enquiries relating to Grayshott Folk Club


We also sell our tickets online through ENTS 24 but please be advised there is a 10% surcharge for using this service


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Our brand new 2019/2020 Season starts on:

Saturday 21st September 2019 @7.30pm

when our very special guests at Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ will be:













Despite writing memorable, infectious tunes accompanied by thought-provoking and intelligent lyrics, combined with terrific musicianship, these guys are still not superstars.

I cannot think of one good reason why  not..........


It all started eleven years and five albums ago:

The Leisure Society released their first single, "The Last of The Melting Snow", which instantly caught the ear of those who know what a great song sounds like. Guy Garvey (of Elbow), for one. It was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. High praise indeed.


Here it is: 


In 2009, the band released their cracking debut album            (The Sleeper"), which was chock full of great songs, including another one ("Save It For Someone Who Cares"), which was also nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.                                              To get one nomination, is an accolade, to get two, is simply outstanding.


The band then proceeded to bring out another four stunning albums:

"Into The Murky Water"-2011

"Alone Aboard The Ark"-2013

"The Fine Art Of Hanging On"-2015


and now in 2019, their latest album entitled:                     

"Arrivals & Departures" (with a special guest appearance by Brian Eno, who is another big fan of The Leisure Society).


From the cover art work, to the musical performance and production, all of these albums have been carefully crafted and each is a stand alone classic. If you don't know their music, here are a couple of tasters to get you started:


"Fight For Everyone"                                                      


"A Matter of Time"                       

The Leisure Society are:

Nick Hemmings-Vocals/Guitar/Piano

Christian Hardy-Key boards/Vocals

Mike Siddell-Violin/Viola

Sebastian Hankins-Percussion/Vocals

Jon Cox-Bass/Vocals


I can't tell you how chuffed we are to have booked The Leisure Society to play for us at Grayshott Village Hall and we hope that you will be there to join us for what is bound to be a wonderful night of live music.


2019 could be the year they finally break through-be there to see why.



In a matter of time..........


+ Support (tbc)


Tickets £16

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


Friday 27th September 2019 @ 7.30pm












+ Mighty Ian W. Brown

At Grayshott Village Hall


Saturday October 19th 2019

to be confirmed


Friday 8th November 2019 @ 7.30pm



"Fairport Beginnings"


No Support


At Grayshott Village Hall


Friday 29th November 2019 @ 7.30pm


cua-A traditional Celtic/Irish Folk band from the Emerald Isle.


Listen to them singing "The Other Man" here:


+ Zoe Wren


At Grayshott Village Hall


Friday 13th December 2019 @ 7.30pm


Grayshott Folk Club's "Christmas Special" with:

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer



Other dates will be added, as we confirm them.


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