The Ram Club features some of the world’s finest musicians on stage every Friday night and is one of the most successful acoustic music venues in the UK. The atmosphere is informal and this is reflected in the warmth and intimacy of the weekly concerts. It is called a club but everyone, whether a member or not, is made more than welcome. Just turn up and pay at the door (we very rarely sell tickets in advance).
NB: the Martin Simpson concert on October 7 is a ticketed event. See below for details.
The concerts are held at the Old Cranleighan Club in Thames Ditton, Surrey. The bar opens at 7.30pm and the hall doors open at 8.15pm.
Friday 30th September 2016 – David Francey
Sheer poetry from a captivating singer-songwriter
This captivating singer-songwriter can say so much in a two or three-minute song. The poetry of his writing can tackle subjects as tragic as the 9/11 attacks (“Grim Cathedral”) and as light as a pretty girl’s looks (“Ankle Tattoo”) with equal perception and clarity. This Scottish-born Canadian will perform with Mark Westberg as accompanying guitarist, so that every ounce of his energy and concentration goes into delivering the short, tight but poignant messages in his lilting repertoire.
£10 members/£11 non-members
Friday 7th October 2016 – Martin Simpson
Simply one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitarists
NB – This is a ticketed event. Tickets are now on sale and can be bought at the club on Friday nights or from Bob and Maggie Wood at other times, by calling 020 8686 9421 or e-mailing email@example.com
Look away from the stage when Martin Simpson is performing and it is hard to believe there is only a single person playing the guitar. Every superlative has already been used to describe his virtuosity, and he is much sought after for collaborations and appearances. But we have him all to ourselves and can enjoy up close his skill, his subtle singing voice and his great humour.
£11 members/£13 non-members
Friday 14th October 2016 – Adrian Nation
A warm and magical evening with another guitar great
We are being horribly spoilt with virtuoso guitarists this month, as Adrian is another master of the instrument, putting his brilliance down to a determination to learn it well enough to play and sing in front of other people. He has accomplished that mission magnificently and his last visit to the Ram was a warm and magical occasion, with a thought-provoking and ravishing selection of songs.
£9 members/£10 non-members
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