Grayshott Folk Club went live with our first ever gig on 22nd January 2011. The main aim of Grayshott Folk Club is to bring "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, The Young 'Uns and Tide Lines, amongst many others. 


We 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 since we started out.


Basically, we do whatever we can, to keep it live, keep it local and 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, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ will be:













Despite writing thought-provoking and intelligent lyrics accompanied by memorable, infectious melodies, 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 "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..........


+ Benedict Benjamin

Check out "The Way You Talk To Waiters" right here:


Tickets £16

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


Friday 27th September 2019 @ 7.30pm












Harp and A Monkey are an innovative trio of musicians who have been good friends for many, many years. Martin Purdy (Vocals, Glockenspiel, Accordion), Simon Jones (Guitar, Harp, Fiddle) and Andy Smith (Banjo, Effects), made a big impression on our audience back in March 2018, with their songs on a whole range of topics.                                                                                       


Now they are returning with a newly-devised Victorian-themed evening of songs and stories that is sure to capture the imagination of our audience all over again. 

For a taste of how they sound, check them out here:


+ Zak Hobbs

Local young singer/song writer/guitarist Zak, is the grandson of Richard Thompson. But Zak isn't riding on any coat tails, nor is he expecting favours. Instead, he is making his way, in the music business, through his own talent and hard work.

Listen to Zak here, to see why he is going to be a star in his own right:


At Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ


Tickets £14 each

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


Saturday October 19th 2019 @ 7.30pm










When our audiences like a band or musician, we like to get them back to play for us again. In the case of Brighton-based Hatful Of Rain, they have played for us twice before and we love what they do. Their style is more Americana than Folk but they produce a wonderful sound.


Chloe Overton plays Guitar and Mandolin and also has a beautiful voice. She has a great way with words and rhythm and has written many moving and thought-provoking songs, which really pack a punch.


Fred Gregory plays Guitar and Mandolin and he sings a bit too. He is a proper journeyman musician who brings experience and fun to the Stage.


Phil Jones is a Clawhammer Banjo and Double Bass player, who keeps it all together.


If you are not sure whether or not you should come along to see Hatful of Rain, listen to this:


and this:


+ Jon Wilks 

A recent discovery, Jon is a fine Folk singer and guitarist-someone who has been recommended by fellow musicians and that is always a good sign.


Listen to him here:


Friday 8th November 2019 @ 7.30pm



"Fairport Beginnings"                                                                     



The genre of "Folk/Rock" was virtually invented by Ashley Hutchings. He formed Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band and has been a major influence on Folk music for over fifty years. Tonight we get the chance to salute him and thank him for the massive contribution he has made to put Folk music back in the public eye.


The "Guv'nor" himself makes a return visit to Grayshott to tell us the story of his early days in music and how he formed Fairport Convention, alongside Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol.


Ashley and Becky will also perform some of the songs made famous by that great Folk/Rock institution, which is still going strong after more than 50 years and many personnel changes.


No Support


At Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ


Tickets £16 

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


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, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ


Tickets £15 

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096


Friday 13th December 2019 @ 7.30pm


Grayshott Folk Club's "Christmas Special" with:


Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer


+ Rosewood


At: Grayshott Village Hall, Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ


Tickets £15

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096



Other dates will be added, as we confirm them.


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