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Hambledon Folk Club will be re-opening on Wednesday 13th October 2021!


Our guest at the re-launch of Hambledon Folk Club is Tom Lewis, a firm favourite at the club who performed here in its earliest days. A retired submariner, Tom sings songs about the sea: shanties, his own compositions and miscellaneous numbers, all linked by water. Accompanying himself on ukulele and button accordion, he has a strong, clear voice and will soon have you singing along to his rousing choruses. Tom chats easily with his audience and punctuates his songs with fascinating stories and anecdotes.

"...a charismatic stage presence ... the tang of salt still lingers in his lyrics."

(Stephen Pederson, Chronicle-Herald, Halifax NS)

"Thoroughly entertaining ... brimming with robustly resonant harmonies and songs, by turns traditional and contemporary, thoughtful and whimsical."

(Mike Joyce, The Washington Post)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)


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Bob Wood gave us a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the club in 2017 when he stood in for fellow-Scot Archie Fisher. Originally from the west of Scotland, Bob is a warm and engaging singer and performer with an easy-going sense of humour. He is a highly accomplished finger-style guitarist. Exploring a range of open tunings, his playing and song interpretations display a rare sensitivity, lightness of touch and great technique.

“..performs with an astonishing degree of virtuosity ... a superbly mellow-voiced  singer and outstandingly deft guitarist” 
(FRoots Magazine)
“Bob Wood is one of the deftest pickers and tastiest arrangers of songs it has been my pleasure to hear...a real delight!”
(Steve Tilston)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)


Janice Burns and Jon Doran are an Anglo-Scottish duo based in the North-East of England who formed in 2017 after discovering their shared love for traditional song. Their compelling storytelling comes alive through tight vocal harmonies and thoughtful interplay between mandolin and bouzouki, with arrangements that balance intricacy with energy. They gather songs from a range of sources and their vibrant repertoire displays respect for tradition whilst remaining relevant. Their dynamic performances are a celebration of their own musical and geographic backgrounds, embracing the differences that connect them.

‘The clarity and blend in their voices and their beautifully honed playing captivated the sell out audience at Folklub Newcastle to the point that you could hear a pin drop. They have invested fully in their craft and their sound as a duo and the results are breathtaking.’  (Katie Doherty of Katie Doherty and the navigators)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)

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Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer are a charismatic duo who effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass and she also plays various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa. Jonny is an able composer and competition-winning guitar  player with a wide-ranging musical taste. Their shows are packed with toe-tapping tunes and songs, presented with gentle humour, lots of smiles and skilful musicianship.

‘Swan and Dyer have built a richly deserved reputation for their superb skills in compositon, arrangement and performance.’ (Mike Nacey, Shirefolk)

‘Musical excellence and stylish performances coupled with a refreshing and enterprising approach to repertoire.’ (David Kidman, fRoots)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)

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This new trio combines the acclaimed talents of Rosie Hodgson, Rowan Piggott, and Philippe Barnes. Rosie, a finalist for the BBC Young Folk Award, has a voice that brings “a ruby-richness to lyrics new and old” (Folk Radio UK); Rowan is a traditional fiddler and a fine singer with a “deep understanding and feel for tradition” (FolkWords) and Philippe is a virtuosic flautist and magnificent guitarist. Independently they are consummate musicians; together they weave a tapestry of traditional and self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.

‘The Wilderness Yet combine exceptional individual instrumental and vocal abilities with a deft collective touch in their arrangements of traditional and original repertoire. Not just engaging performers, they’re also folk scene activists and advocates.’

(Steve Hunt, Bodmin Folk Club)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)


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A welcome return of this five piece band who gave us such an excellent Christmas set in 2017. Magpie Lane hail from Oxford and specialise in traditional English songs and dance tunes. The band has been delighting audiences for over 25 years with a combination of powerful vocals and vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Between them they play concertinas, melodeons, cello, whistle, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki and harmonica and they all sing; when they suddenly burst into five part harmony the majestic swathe of sound is a joy to hear.

'Individually and collectively the band have so much talent and whichever combination of voices and instruments were blended together, they all sounded really beautiful. There was an interesting variety in what they offered and each song and tune was a musical gem in its own right.’ (Des O'Byrne, Grayshott Folk Club)

‘Thanks for another great evening. Every time Magpie Lane appear at Ringwood Folk club we are near to capacity, with plenty of great singing from you and the audience. It's really good to hear proper Southern English Traditional music played so well.’ (Rod Biggs, Ringwood Folk Club)

  • 8.30pm start (doors open 8.00pm)

  • Entry: £10.00 (£8.00 members,  £5.00 under 18s and students)