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).
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 26th January 2018 – Bully Wee Band
Larger-than-life band members combine to create a big event
It’s always a great event when the four larger-than-life members of the Bully Wee Band park themselves on our small stage and deliver their own brand of tuneful folk-rock. Ian Cutler (fiddle and keyboards), Fergus Feely (mandocello), Colin Reece (guitar) and Jim Yardley (mandolin, whistles) are wildly contrasting characters but the resulting blend of instruments, voices and knock-about humour makes for a glorious and varied evening, featuring tunes and songs both traditional and contemporary.
£11 members/£13 non-members
Friday 2nd February 2018 – Harpers Ferry
An engaging and thought-provoking folk-rock/pop band
Expect something excitingly different from this bright and thought-provoking folk-rock/pop band that specialises in meticulously crafted songs and arrangements. Based around the core of its three founding members, this Gloucestershire group is currently a five-piece made up of Ben Harvey, Christopher Rayner, Pia Varma, Simon Frankton and Oliver Court. Their sound is an engaging mix of folk, pop, rock, country, Americana and blues and their lyrics are full of ideas about modern life and how to cope with it.
£9 members/£10 non-members
Friday 9th February 2018 – Night Fall
A top quality traditional sound
A new and highly accomplished trio of young performers, all graduates of the Newcastle folk music degree but who never met as students. Kate Locksley, who was part of a memorable and storming recent Ram Club concert by The Teacups, provides vocals; Dave Wood, who has played with Tom McConville and Malinky, plays guitar; and Kevin Lees, who has been guided in his craft by the likes of Kathryn Tickell, is a fine exponent of Scottish and Northumbrian traditions on the fiddle. A top quality traditional sound.
£11 members/£12 non-members