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 23rd February 2018 – Emily Maguire & Christian Dunham
An inspirational singer and deeply moving songs
Classically trained Emily has toured with the likes of Eric Bibb and Don McLean and is often heard on radio, either when her deeply moving music is played or when she is talking about combating the stigma of mental illness. Emily makes no secret of being affected by bipolar disorder – negatively and positively, as even the dark times have provided space and inspiration. After two years out of action, Emily is back stronger than ever with a hauntingly beautiful new album and accompanied by Australian bassist Christian Dunham.
£11 members/£12 non-members
Friday 2nd March 2018 – Ewan McLennan
Voice full of character and passion – and guitar skills to treasure
Ewan is a beautifully polished and cultured guitarist with a voice full of character. This former BBC folk award winner credits Martin Simpson and Dick Gaughan as influential in guiding him along a musical path that respects traditional songs and their role as social commentary. He is a modern-day troubadour and balladeer with a strong sense of fairness and justice, who fills his stories with a passion that is perfectly balanced by the peaceful serenity of his effortlessly skilful guitar playing. It’s a combination to treasure.
£10 members/£11 non-members
Friday 9th March 2018 – 4Square
Bright and distinctive sound from a super-talented four-piece
This super-talented four-piece from Manchester has wowed Ram audiences before and will do again with a bright and buoyantly distinctive sound that is intricate and delicate but also powerful and driving. Nicola Lyons plays fiddle, sings and clog dances; Jim Molyneux plays piano and accordion and sings; Michael Giverin plays mandolin and guitar; and Dan Day plays percussion and sings. This is folk music infused with touches of jazz, Latin and a range of styles – from the seductive and harmonious to the seriously toe-tapping.
£11 members/£13 non-members