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 20th April 2018 – Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
A major force on the acoustic music circuit
Ciaran was still at school when this dynamic duo made a first appearance at the Ram Club and he was already staking a claim to being the most thrilling young fiddle player around. In the five years since then, Ciaran and Greg have simply become better and better and have matured and grown to become a major force on the acoustic music circuit. Greg’s voice has a wondrous clarity and power and his guitar playing is sharp and precise; Ciaran’s fiddle playing – and lightning fast wit – are an absolute joy. Together they are unmissable.
£10 members/£12 non-members
Friday 27th April 2018 – O’Hooley & Tidow
One keyboard and two beautiful voices form a very special combination
This simplicity of their set-up – one keyboard, two beautiful voices – lies at the heart of this very special combination. Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are both highly skilled songwriters, crafting lyrics that can make an audience laugh or cry and that make heart-felt comments on the state of the world. They also have a a magical fun side to their personalities and their music – as the quirky selfie picture they took (right) at their last Ram Club appearance indicates. Belinda’s sensitive keyboard accompaniment, the pair’s perfect harmonies, plus the moving nature of their songwriting, have won them awards and accolades from big names in the folk world and from national newspaper reviewers.
£11 members/£12 non-members
Friday 4th May 2018 – Allan Taylor
Incredibly moving moments from a great collector of stories
Allan is an observer, noting the individual stories of the people he encounters on his travels and capturing them in his music. And with 50 years of experience as a traveller, performer and songwriter, Allan has a fantastic catalogue of stories in his repertoire and a singing and guitar style that oozes class. For example, learning the tragic story that inspired his heart-rending song “Roll on the Day” makes hearing it an incredibly moving moment. With 26 albums under his belt, we shall not be short of great tunes with Allan on stage.
£10 members/£11 non-members