The ram guitar pictures to print-colour2bRam 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 1st May 2015 – James Hickman and Dan Cassidy

Transatlantic duo return after captivating Ram debut

James and Dan have extraordinary backgrounds that colour their performances – Dan is from Maryland, is brother of the late Eva CassidyJames Hickman and Dan Cassidy, and has a swing band; James is from Shropshire and played with Uiscedwr; and the pair met in Iceland. James has a sweeping voice and plays guitar and Dan has his own style of fiddle playing. When they made their Ram debut in May 2013, the audience was captivated by James’s English wit and Dan’s dry humour and American drawl – and his mesmerising facial expression while playing.

£9 members/£10 non-members

Friday 8th May 2015 – Jez Lowe

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Jez is nominated for two BBC Folk Awards – to be announced on April 22 – singer of the year and best original song. We’ll know the results by the time he visits and we wish him luck. But win or lose, his song “The Pitmen Poets” will sound just as good when Jez brings his easy north-east magnetism to our stage. He’s a polished and moving songwriter, with beguiling stories and an easy, relaxed singing and playing style.

£9 members/£10 non-members

Friday 15th May 2015 – The Gavin Davenport Band

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Gavin has been described as having “the sort of voice that is custom-built to sing folk songs” and a musician “who truly respects the songs and their heritage”. His self-penned songs are simultaneously traditional, original and distinctive and his playing and singing style – a powerful voice and mastery of a range of instruments – has a maturity beyond his years. Gavin’s bandmates are Tom Kitching (fiddle), Nick Cooke (melodeon) and Tim Yates (double bass), who create a precise and delicate but full and rich sound.

£10 members/£11 non-members

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