A warm welcome to our rather basic website.

Although basic, 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 put on quality live music at affordable prices.

There are no membership, subscription or joining fees.

Everyone is welcome to all of our gigs.


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, as well as 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

And now Haslemere Bookshop, in Haslemere High Street is also stocking tickets.

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

Saturday 12th April 2014 @ 7.30pm:

Joe Topping and The Vagrant Kings

Joe Topping is a brilliant Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter from The Wirral. He has begun to make a name for himself as a solo performer and also because he is both a member of Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers and a festival band called Elbow Jane. Clearly Joe is a musicians' musician but now he wants to reach a wider audience with his own compositions.

Joe has toured the length and breadth of Britain with his unique blend of British and American Folk, with more than a hint of the Delta Blues and we are delighted that he has included Grayshott as part of his UK tour. He is also bringing along The Vagrant Kings with him and they are the perfect backdrop for his heartfelt blues style guitar and vocals.

" A cracking album"-Mike Harding Radio 2

" A beautifully crafted album, played to perfection, fused with passion and heart". Maverick Magazine

"Heartfelt vocal backed by intricate, intensely accomplished guitar work". fRoots Magazine

 + Jess Morgan

On Wednesday 5th March 2014, Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2 Folk Show), played "The Last Song" from Jess Morgan's brand new album "Langa, Langa" to be released on April 15th 2014. It is a beautiful song and Mark suggested that this may be the "breakthrough" that Jess has worked so hard to achieve. Let's hope so. Expect simple, evocative songs that tell stories, peppered with influence from British Folk as well as Country, Blues and World Music.

It's great to finally welcome our favourite songstress from Norwich

to Grayshott Village Hall


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

*** A free Joe Topping "taster" CD, featuring 4 tracks from his soon to be released album, will be given to the first 15 personal callers who buy their tickets from Magical Rooms, Grayshott.

That's one CD per purchase, not one CD per ticket.............. 

Or call Des O'Byrne on 01428 607096 for postal tickets


Coming Soon:

Saturday 26th April 2014 @ 7.30pm: Jed Grimes 

                                              + Damian Clarke

At Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, GRAYSHOTT GU26 6HL

Adults £10, Children under 16, £5


Saturday 10th May 2014 @ 7.30pm


                                          + Pepper & Shepherd

At Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GRAYSHOTT,

Nr Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TZ


Saturday 31st May 2014 @ 7.30pm: The Outside Track

(with new lead singer, Aoife Scott)

                                                        + Cate Ferris

At Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ


Saturday 14th June 2014 @7.30pm: The Kennedys

                              with special guest Edwina Hayes

At Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ


Saturday 28th June 2014 @ 7.30pm: Maz O'Connor with Matt Jones

                                                        + Hannah Aldridge (from the USA)

Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ 


Friday 11th July 2014 @ 7.30pm: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby

Venue: to be confirmed


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,

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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