What's On




MONDAYS 8 - 11pm

Patron: Phil Beer. Residents: Kith & Kin, Bruce Gomersall and Jackie Oates.


September 3

Fara — The Orcadian folk Quartet return to Nettlebed to coincide with the release of their second album - songs and instrumental tracks to celebrate the community which inspired them to become musicians - an album rooted in the spirit of the Orkney Isles and its people, it combines the unique Orkney fiddle tradition with contemporary and original songs and tunes.

September 10

MICHAEL McGOLDRICK TRIO — Mike on pipes & flute with Dezi Donnelly on fiddle & Ed Boyd on guitar. Mike & Dezi have been playing together in the Manchester area since they were 9 years old & tonight they present their new album "Dog in the Fog" with Ed who is widely regarded as the finest guitarist on the European folk circuit.

September 17

DAPHNE'S FLIGHT — Back in 1995, five of the finest folk, blues and soul singers of their generation met at Cambridge Festival where they decided to sing some songs together. Magic happened & Daphne's Flight took off. Now after two decades Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Chris While, Julie Matthews & Helen Watson are doing just a few shows — so don't miss this special concert.

September 24

THE PHIL BEER BAND — Best known as one half of Show of Hands, our patron, Phil is touring his band again. Vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, melodeon, bass & drums. Described by The Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, 'feel-good' and leavened with a good helping of humour.


October 1

CHRIS LESLIE — Chris is a singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist who is member of Fairport Convention, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain. He's provided music for BBC plays and classic serials as well as being heard on Heartbeat, Midsomer Murders & Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland. Vocals, fiddle, mandolin, tenor guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, banjo, oud, whistle and native American flute.

October 8

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN — Twice winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards & consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances. They have never been trapped in a groove — always bold & innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive, across folk, rock, country and blues genres.

October 15

STICK IN THE WHEEL — This East London five-piece folk band are headed by singer Nicola Kearey & guitarist/producer Ian Carter. 'From Here' was fRoots 'Album of the Year' & MOJO 'Folk Album of the Year' plus they have four BBC Folk Award nominations. Known for Kearey's fierce, authentic delivery, they've been widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk & skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past.

October 21(Sunday)

RALPH McTELL — This show is at the Reading Concert Hall - He made his debut in 1968 with the album 'Eight Frames a Second' and in 1974 the release of 'Streets of London' earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Folk Awards. Call 01189 606060 for tickets.

October 29

NANCY KERR & LUKE DANIELS — Two of the scene's top performers team up for a limited number of shows to perform their own & each other's material. Luke, originally from Sonning Common & no stranger to the club has gone on to play in Jethro Tull, De Danann & Riverdance! Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk performers of her generation, winning 6 Folk Awards from the BBC including 'Folk Singer of the Year'. This new duo show promises to be a stunning mix of folk song & inspired instrumental virtuosity.


November 5

FRIGG - Hot Fiddles From Finland — Hugh Crabtree from Feast of Fiddles has being trying to get this band to perform at Nettlebed for some time! This seven piece outfit are possibly the most exciting, uplifting, gut-wrenching & hip-twitching band in the Northern Hemisphere. Don't miss this swirling blizzard of jigs, reels, polskas & bluegrass inventions.

November 12

SIOBHAN MILLER — One of the foremost young Scottish folk singers, Siobhan is an exceptional talent. Her soulful & stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the title of Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, as well as the 2018 BBC Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.

November 19

PETER KNIGHT'S GIGSPANNER BIG BAND with PHILLIP HENRY & HANNAH MARTIN — Their appearances together are rare but highly sought after, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship, great singing and arresting chemistry.

November 26

CELTIC FIDDLE FESTIVAL — A supergroup of fiddle players including Ireland's Kevin Burke from The Bothy Band, Christian Lemaitre of Kornog from Brittany & from Scotland Capercaillie's own Charlie McKerron. Add in Nicolas Quemener, the master of the open-tuned guitar and you have the Celtic Fiddle Festival!


December 3

MARTIN TAYLOR & MARTIN SIMPSON — Award winning Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor teams up with acoustic and slide guitar virtuoso Martin Simpson. The pair shares the stage throughout the performance - adding to each other's songs and instrumental pieces, taking them to sublime new heights.

December 10

ST AGNES FOUNTAIN — You are advised to get your tickets before this show sells out!

December 17

BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST — Paul Hutchinson's & Paul Sartin's much-loved Christmas Show.

Other advanced dates

Closed until Jan 21 2019

January 21 - BULLY WEE BAND

January 28 - Seth Lakeman