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, 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 either:

Grayshott Post Office, Crossways Road, Grayshott GU26 6HJ

or

Haslemere Bookshop, High Street, HASLEMERE, Surrey GU27

 

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

or e-mail me at: family@obyrne1.plus.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

----------------------------------------    See

http://www.grayshott.com/events/

for more details

 

Next Up:

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Saturday October 19th 2019 @ 7.30pm

HATFUL OF RAIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When our audiences so obviously enjoy 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 three times before and we love what they do. Their style is more Americana than Folk but they produce a wonderful sound.

 

Their songs tackle universal themes and social issues but they are not the kind of band who brow beat you into submission but instead, allow their melodious tunes and intelligent lyrics to draw you in and the songs make their point in more subtle ways.

 

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, some of which can 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. In recent times, he has stepped up to the microphone to take a turn on lead vocals too.

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ4pkV6dyKs

 

and this:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASR0yjd6GQo

 

+ 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_st-3UlN8s

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Friday 8th November 2019 @ 7.30pm

 

ASHLEY HUTCHINGS (MBE) + BECKY MILLS

"Fairport Beginnings"                                                                     

 

The genre of "Folk-Rock" was virtually invented by Ashley Hutchings. He was a founding member of 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 back in the 1960s and how he formed Fairport Convention, alongside Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol. He also tells us how he crossed paths with The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

 

Ashley and Becky will also perform some of the songs made famous by that great Folk-Rock institution as well as some lesser-known songs that most people will not have heard. Ashley well and truly put his stamp on Fairport Convention and dtermined their course of travel. They are still going strong after more than 50 years and many personnel changes.                                                                 

 

"Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English Folk-Rock. His group, Fairport Convention, recorded some of the best versions of my unreleased songs.

Listen to the Bass playing on Percy's Song to hear how great he is"

 

 

Bob Dylan

 

No Support

 

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

 

Tickets £16 

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLX2hVUeeA

 

+ Zoe Wren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT5v9uVapvI

 

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

 

Tickets £15 

Available from Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096

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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

 

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Other dates will be added, as we confirm them.

 

For further information go to 

www.grayshott.com/events