Tue 1st

Dec 2015

Oka Vanga


This duo were performing at South Hill Park on the same day as the Birch Hill Charity Folk Festival. Anxious for a taste of the big time, they dropped in for a floor spot and that was it - we had to book them! Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer and William Cox and they’re good! I think these quotes about sum it up: -

"spellbinding technique, delightful expression, scintillating synergy" - FolkWords. "exceptionally brilliant" Fatea.

"fantastic techniques, lush sounds, evocative chords" FolkAll.

“Brilliant guitar work!” Genevieve Tudor – BBC Radio Sunday Folk. "absolutely fantastic! A wonderful journey and truly stunning!” Sue Marchant, BBC Radio, Cambridge

Tue 15th

Dec 2015


Photo  by John Maw

The Telegraph, Top 10 Folk Albums for Autumn 2014, Best Folk Albums of 2014

Love Folk LIVE award winners for Most Exciting Live Performance

Top 10 Independent Artists of 2014, Ladylake Music Indie Awards

KARA, a "unique and innovative" folk quartet, have a distinctive sound combining original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes; with Daria Kulesh's charismatic vocal delivery, Kate Rouse's haunting hammered dulcimer and harmonies, Ben Honey's driving guitar and Gary Holbrook's soulful accordion. We’re happy to welcome them back.

Tue 5th

Jan 2016

Maz O’Connor

Maz sings traditional and self-penned songs accompanying herself on guitar, shruti box, piano (not at our club!) and harmonium. I first heard her on Radio 3, thought “Cor! She’s good!” and immediately went to the internet to find more. In 2013 she was nominated for the BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award and selected for a creative fellowship with the EFDSS, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. In 2014 she was Fatea Magazines female artist of the year. In 2016 she’s performing for us!


Tue 26th

Jan 2016

Skip Finn

Skip reached no. 1 in the UK Blues Charts in summer 2010, is an All Ireland champion in the grupai cheoil and was our guest at the club in June, 2014. He’s a man for whom the blues seems to run in his veins and he has a significant portfolio of self-penned songs to draw on accompanied by guitar and mouth organ. We liked him so much that we’ve invited him again! Don’t miss your chance to hear this man perform.

Tue 8th

Mar 2016


Jinski are Steve Wegrzynski and Dave Kennedy. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they’re a pair of performers with a wealth of original songs that draw on acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern. Intricate, soulful, beautiful songs, foot-stomping, raucous, sing-along songs; music for the head and the heart.

Tue 5th

Apr 2016

Skyport Ade’s Pottingshed Band

Skyport Ade’s Pottingshed Band are young, rising stars of the international blues scene. Singer/songwriter Ade Tucker is the band leader, accompanying himself on the guitar  and mouth organ to such tearjerkers as “Back in Reading Again” or  classics like “Van Driving Bloke” while Stéphane Grappelli’s Pete Crowther’s violin soars into jazz dreams alongside. Sometimes they even have a percussionist! This group should go far. See them live at Bracknell Folk Club.


Tue 26th

Apr 2016

Jim McLean

Guaranteed to sing your socks off and an old favourite at the club, Jim has a fine repertoire of songs and a warmth of delivery that fills the club every time we book him. You can’t perform like that if you’re not enjoying it, so it can’t be just for the money. Should we charge him? You decide (we’ll ignore your decision anyway). Whatever you decide, don’t miss it!


Tue 17th

May 2016

Mean Mary

Mean Mary’s been around music for a while, there are pictures of her learning guitar at 4 and film of her performing with it on stage at 6. She’s been a bit of a nomad around the U.S.A., but currently lives in Tennessee and apart from being a novelist is a red hot singer/songwriter and banjo player and is no slouch when it comes to the fiddle. She’s on tour in the UK for a month and we’ve managed to book her. This will be one that you won’t want to miss!

Tue 31st

May 2016

Kyle Carey

Kyle’s another American performer, but of a very different stamp to Mean Mary, describing her style as “Gaelic American”. Having won a scholarship to study Gaelic and traditional fiddle styles on Cape Breton, she then spent a couple of years on Skye improving her pronunciation of the language she already knew and her grasp of Gaelic music. This doesn’t mean that the American influence is lost either, so we end up with what is on these shores at least, an unusual combination. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear her perform!

Tue 28th

Jun 2016

Said The Maiden

This trio from darkest Hertfordshire are deservedly storming the clubs and festivals and have recently been awarded the Bristol Folk festival’s Isambard Folk Award. They sing traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American songs both a capella and accompanying themselves with instruments including guitar, mandoliin, fiddle, accordion, flute, clarinet and whistles.

“I like anything these girls do, they mean it! Their harmonies are extraordinarry!” Dave Swarbrick

“A great act.” Clannad

“I think it’s brilliant!” Mike Harding

What’s On                             Guests by name

                                                                                                                                                    Guests by date

Bracknell Folk at The Sun in Windlesham - 8:30 p.m. Every Tuesday

The list below gives only our guest nights, which always include floor spots as well for performers in the audience.

Every other Tuesday is a “Come all ye” to play, sing, join in or just  enjoy the music and the company.

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