Updated 11/08/22

 

Welcome to our rather basic website.

We hope it provides you with the information you need.

 

Almost all of our gigs take place at:

Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

 

For further information or ticket reservations for all of our events, either call:

Des O'Byrne on: 01428 607096

or e-mail:

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

 

Grayshott Folk Club brings you the best in Folk, Roots and Acoustic live music events. We have a well-appointed and comfortable venue, which has wonderful facilities for both performers and audience alike, as well as having superb acoustics.

 

We run a  fully-licenced Bar, which stocks a range of locally-sourced Bitters (from the Triple fff Brewery near Alton and Langham's Brewery, near Midhurst), Wine, Cider, Lager and a variety of soft drinks. We also offer Tea and Coffee.

All of these are sold at reasonable prices. 

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Next Up at Grayshott Folk Club:

Saturday 24th September 2022 @ 7.30pm

 

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

 

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Duo of The Year Award in 2013 and 2016, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have blazed a trail through the Traditional and Contemporary Folk landscape for over twenty-five years.

 

On June 15th 2022, Mark Radcliffe played one of their older tracks on the BBC Radio 2 Folk show. It's about a lonely, real-life Whale whose song is the wrong frequency to communicate with his fellow Whales and who is unble to attract a mate.

It is a sad, poignant but beautiful song:

 

Listen to "52 Hertz" here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os8ilgu2hbs&ab_channel=KathrynRoberts-Topic

 

On Wednesday 3rd August 2022, "Money or Jewels" was played on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. This is a song from Kathryn & Sean's most recent  album, called "Personae", which has had much praise heaped upon it.

 

You can link to a recording of the Folk Show here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0019j6f

Listen from 5 minutes in to the programme.

 

"While they continue to produce albums of this stature, Kathryn and Sean need have no fear of losing their reptutation as one of the most assured and entertaining duos on the Folk scene"

fRoots

 

"They have reached a peak with 'Personae'; a fine and accessible album built on firm foundations of skilful songwriting, World-class arrangements and performances"

Folk Radio UK

 

"This album is brilliant"

Fatea

 

"Their best yet"

Living Tradition

 

From early days in Folk supergroup "Equation", through to their most recent work, acclaimed as "Their best yet" (Living Tradition), with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.

 

Tickets £18.

Please call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 to reserve yours.

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Saturday 15th October 2022 @ 7.30pm

 

BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY

 

York's funnest and finest big band return to treat us all to an exhilirating and uplifting evening of entertainment.

This is not for the faint of heart or those who prefer quiet and gentle Folk music. This is full on Festival Folk Rock.

Grab your stripy t-shirt, your neighbour's Parrot and a Cutlass and prepare to board the Good Ship Grayshott Folk Club, as we on on a musical raiding party.

 

 

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Saturday 12th November 2022 @ 7.30pm

THE WAY DOWN WANDERERS

(on tour from Chicago, U.S.A.)

 

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Saturday 3rd December 2022 @ 7.30pm

INDIA ELECTRIC CO.

 

 

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Friday 16th December 2022 @ 7.30pm

"Christmas Special" with:

ST. AGNES' FOUNTAIN

 

 

 

Are:

Chris Leslie

Chris While

Julie Matthews

 

For info/tickets, call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 

 

 

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Between March 2020 and June 2021, the Covid pandemic meant that events were beyond our control and whilst we had to postpone a dozen gigs or more last year, we are proud to say that we did still witness some memorable musical performances between lock downs, those being:

 

Katherine Priddy/Jon Wilks

September 26th 2020

 

Zoe Wren + Hannah Dorman

October 22nd 2020

 

Police Dog Hogan

Friday 25th June 2021

 

We sincerely thank all of those performers for putting on excellent shows, despite the obvious challenges that the Covid-19 situation created.

We would also like to thank those willing, supportive punters who kept the faith and helped us stay afloat, when so many were sinking.......

 

 

Since restrictions were fully lifted in July 2021, we have thoroughly enjoyed cracking gigs by:

 

Friday 6th August 2021

MERRY HELL 

 

Sunday 5th September 2021

SERIOUS CHILD WITH ANDY RUDDY

+ KIRSTY MCGEE

 

Saturday 30th October 2021

INDIA ELECTRIC CO.

 

Saturday 6th November 2021

THE TANNAHILL WEAVERS

 

Friday 12th November 2021

COIG

+ COPPER VIPER

 

Friday 28th January 2022

NIALL MCNAMEE & BAND

 

Saturday 19th March 2022

THE TRIALS OF CATO

 

Friday 22nd April 2022

CUA

+ ANTOINE & OWENA

 

Friday 14th May 2022

HONEY & THE BEAR with FRIENDS

 

Friday 15th July 2022

BOB FOX

 

Saturday 6th August 2022

THE OCELOTS

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Postponed gigs in 2020, included:

 

Siobhan Miller, Bob Fox, Oysters 3, Daphne's Flight, John Blek,

Tannahill Weavers, Fara, Tim Edey, Jonny Coppin,

Honey & The Bear and Becky Mills.

 

We fully intend to reschedule their gigs just as soon as we can.

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Sadly, owing to continuing Covid-19 restrictions in 2021, we have so far had to postpone planned gigs with:

 

The Bully Wee Band, The Leisure Society, John Blek, The Way Down Wanderers (due to be on tour from the USA), McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle and Daphne's Flight.

 

We also intend to re-arrange gigs with these performers,

IF and WHEN possible. Please keep checking back here as new information will appear here just as soon as we confirm things.

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Please note: our e-mail address is now:

grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com

Or you can call us on 01428 607096

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A little bit of Grayshott Folk Club history:

 

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 have included;

 

Altan, Bob Fox, Acoustic Strawbs, Ashley Hutchings/Blair Dunlop/Becky Mills, Belshazzar's Feast, Breabach, Coig, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Jon Wilks, Katherine Priddy, Lau, Merry Hell, O'Hooley & Tidow, Sam Carter/Sam Sweeney,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 live Americana/Pop/Rock/Prog Rock music and

Caravan, Colin Blunstone & Band, Jarrod Dickenson, Joe Topping & Scott Poley, Linda Lewis, Mike d'Abo, Police Dog Hogan, The Christians and The Leisure Society 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,

Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD,

Surrey GU26 6TZ

 

and from time to time, we also use

 

Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, Grayshott,

Nr. HINDHEAD Surrey GU26 6HL

and

St. Alban's Church, Tilford Road,

HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6RB

as venues to host our live music events.

 

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

Grayshott Post Office, Crossways Road, Grayshott GU26 6HJ

 

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

or e-mail me at: grayshottfolkclub@btinternet.com 

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.

 

Ents24 tickets

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Watch this space and do please keep coming back to us for updates!