Welcome to the official Home Page of Redbourn Folk

We meet every Wednesday from 7.30pm - 10.30pm at The Hollybush, Church End.

Also see our facebook page at here.

Please note that Jenny's email address has changed, there is a link at the bottom of this page.


Please see our  program for the second half of 2024 below:

June 26         Sing Around £3                                                      

July 3             St Michael's Folk Night. Please do not come to the Hollybush. We will be at the Waffle House as part of St Michael's Folk Night. Please come and sing and support us - usual times.    

July 10           Sing Around £3

July  17      Graham Goffee & Nigel Hyams  £10
Graham and Nigel have been stalwarts of the local folk scene for many years and we are very pleased indeed to be welcoming them back to the club. Both are fine singers and extremely accomplished musicians, Graham on guitar and Nigel on melodeons and harmonica. Expect a wide and varied selection of songs.

July 24           Sing Around £3

July 31       Jon Doran £10
Jon Doran is a Newcastle-based folk singer and multi-instrumentalist from Gloucestershire. He was a 2019 finalist on BBC Radio 2's Young Folk Awards and a recent winner of Bromyard Folk Festival's 'Future of Folk' competition.

August - We are open Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th for a sing - around. Please come along and join in!  £3 per night.  

Sept 4            Bryan Causton & Penni Walker £10

Both Bryan (mandolin family instruments and guitars) and Penni (guitars and lead vocals) have long and varied musical careers in folk and other types of music, playing in a number of different bands including The Boxwood Chessmen (which operate concurrently with the duo). Bryan also played with fondly remembered Shave the Monkey and Strangeworld. Penni is known as a singer songwriter.

Sept 11         Sing Around £3

Sept 15     Folk on the Common - a special Sunday event on Redbourn Common with guests from 2.00 to 6.00pm. Free Entry 
 

Sept 18      Craig Joiner £10

Whether lamenting a love lost, celebrating the calming beauty of nature or relating the epic tale of a struggle at sea, Craig’s songs are informed by experience, observation, vivid imagination and a desire to take his music “deeper into folk”. As a dextrous and highly accomplished guitarist, Craig is fully equipped to play out his compositions against an acoustic musical backdrop which perfectly suits his subject matter and vocal delivery.

Sept 25         Sing Around £3

Oct 2       Liz Simcock £10

Liz Simcock is one of the country’s finest female singer songwriters. Her songs – often autobiographical and highly personal – are immediately accessible to audiences and injected with poetry, emotion and splashes of humour.

Oct 9             Sing Around £3

Oct 16      Chris Fox £10

A genre defying Folk troubadour Chris made rapid progress through the UK folk and roots scene with his song writing, utilising a variety of styles across the roots lexicon of traditional & contemporary folk, Americana, Country and Blues.

Oct 23           Sing Around £3

Oct 30       Plumhall £10

Plumhall (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) are critically-acclaimed songwriters from the UK, using a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments (occasionally with electronica) to create breathtaking soundscapes to their powerful original songs. They are renowned for their exquisite vocal harmonies and scintillating live guitar playing.

Nov 6           Sing Around £3

Nov 13       Joe Topping  £10

Joe aspires to create songs that resonate with listeners on a profound level, aiming to forge a shared connection and foster a sense of community among his audience. Guided by values of kindness, love, and social activism, Joe's music endeavours to contribute to a better world in every way possible.

Nov 20           Sing Around £3

Nov 27      Elizabeth & Jameson £10

Hannah Elizabeth and Griff Jameson have joined forces to create an acoustic folk-roots sound which encompasses both their individual musical backgrounds.  Hannah’s influences are firmly planted in traditional folk-roots, whilst in contrast Griff has formed his musical reputation within folk pop/rock genres.  Together, Elizabeth & Jameson arguably offer the best of both backgrounds; this is simplistic, classic song writing at its best - a stripped back harmony-driven sound with acoustic guitar, violin and exquisite vocals.

Dec 4             Sing Around £3

Dec 11      Jim Causley £10

Jim Causley is a folk-singer, award winning songwriter, musician, proud Devonian and all-round entertainer. He grew up in a wassailing village not far from Sidmouth Folk Festival and sang with Wren Music before heading to Newcastle University to study on their brand new degree course in Folk & Traditional Music. He rose to prominence singing with The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as touring with Waterson:Carthy and David Rotheray. In recent years his work has focused on his musical settings of poems by his relative Charles Causley, penning his own songs and reviving lost gems from his home county

Dec 18           XMAS PARTY







All restrictions re. numbers have now been lifted.
No need to book a slot - just turn up ready to sing and play!