Coming Soon to Nonsuch Folk Club 
Bishops Waltham Social Club, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AR
                                              Email for information:           All Phone enquiries to  Lyn  on    01730 858953


                                 Peter Atkins                David Phillips

Si Barron

Louise Jordan

Jim Chorley

Thursday 27 February 2020

Peter Atkins  &  David Phillips

This is the first of our new ‘Double Deal’ evenings.
These sessions are aimed at offering our own members a chance to step into the spotlight in a ‘professional’ capacity.    

Each performer will be asked to perform for half an hour.

Peter Atkins   is a singer/songwriter who has been on the local folk scene for over 40 years. He accompanies himself with a guitar but is equally at home 
singing unaccompanied. Expect a dry sense of humour! 

Peter will perform during the first half of the evening.

David Phillips chooses his material by two criteria; firstly does he like it? Secondly can he play it? A lot of stuff gets over the first hurdle but not the second! Despite this he somehow manages to scrape together enough English folk, Americana and interpretations of classic pop songs to perform at various local 
folk clubs, festivals and pubs and even gets asked back again! They’re all there: traditional and contemporary; melody and harmony, passion and rhythm - if only he could remember where he put them! 

David will perform during the second half of the evening. 

Thursday 26 March 2020


We are pleased to welcome the return of Si to the club. He has visited us several 
times in the last few years and we can be assured of an entertaining evening.

Si Barron is a folk singer, songwriter and superb self-taught musician based in Devon. He has a deep relationship with English traditional music and a gift for turning time honoured  melodies into foot tapping anthems. With his rich 
voice and intense driving guitar sound which can switch from fast and boisterous to measured and moving (sometimes within the same song) Si communicates an infectious love of English music through his exciting renditions of the tradition 
and his own strongly narrative songs. As one half of 'Barron Brady' alongside 
Rosalind Brady he has travelled around the UK and sung in many of the 
main Folk Clubs and Venues. Here, in a solo capacity, the full verve and 
diversity of his ability is unrestrained and makes for an exciting evening 
of acoustic entertainment. 

Si says “I have been singing and playing English Traditional Song nationally for 15
years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now as a solo performer. As a self-taught
guitarist I try to keep the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s
the songs that matter. Folk music is exciting, moving and relevant, hallowed by time-
the only kind of music that never gets old. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate
my love for this powerful music every time I sing”.

Mike Harding has reviewed Si's talents and notes: “I think he’s a really, really fine
guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs.
His album, ‘Sweet Billy Caution’, is a lovely album, revealing a crystal clear voice and
a simple but powerful accompaniment on the album... totally and utterly beautiful.

Thursday 16 April 2020
(Louise will not be performing 'The Hard Way')

Louise Jordan  is a Hampshire based songwriter and performer with 10 years’ experience touring the UK & Europe and an MA in Human Rights. A former secondary school teacher, Louise is self-accompanied on guitar and keyboard and has released 6 recordings, gaining national radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & Radio 4.

In 2016 Louise began touring her critically acclaimed one woman show ‘No Petticoats Here’ about extraordinary women of the First World War 
and in 2018 created ‘The Hard Way: The story of suffragette 
Hannah Mitchell’.

 Commissioned by UK Parliament, Dreadnought South West & Groeninger Museum, Louise has worked with such organisations as the National Trust and the University of Oxford to share her approach to opening the history books and sharing hidden women’s histories through song. Louise is grateful to have received support from the Arts Council England, the  English  Folk  Dance  and  Song  Society  and Help Musicians UK.

Louise has announced that she has received further funding from Arts Council England to work on a new show ‘Florence’ in 2020, which will celebrate 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale. Working with nurses at 'Salisbury District Hospital'' and with 'Wiltshire Creative' she is developing another one-woman performance of original songs and storytelling ready to tour later in the year.

Thursday 16 April 2020 

Lyn's Theme Night   -    'Travelling Light'

The subject 'Travelling Light' follows on the club traditions of theme Nights. Club members invariably produce some compelling yet interesting takes on the theme selected, creating a most enjoyable evening. Anything goes in song/music selection, sometimes giving the audience headaches in working out the theme connection, but all comes clear in the end! 

Previous theme nights have covered far-ranging subjects which can prove challenging in song/music selection, with everyone else puzzling to establish connections. This usually produces a very entertaining evening and not to be missed. 

Come early to be assured of a seat!

Thursday 07 May 2020


Jim Chorley is an Acoustic/Folk singer-songwriter from Southampton.


His magically melodic songs tell stories that are atmospheric and authentic, moving and meaningful, and his latest release ‘The Blueberry Moon’ was described as being ‘achingly beautiful’ and ‘filled with warmth, intimacy and soul’ by FATEA magazine.


One of his most beloved songs, 'Painting Circles in the Corn', is a paean to his late Father, Dave Chorley and his adventures inventing and making 'Crop Circles' in the Hampshire countryside. In 2019, Jim was featured playing the song on the BBC and his story was covered in the national newspapers.


Jim has toured all around the country at acoustic nights, folk clubs and house concerts and has performed at numerous festivals including the renowned Cambridge Folk festival, Larmer Tree festival in Wiltshire and The Wickham Folk festival in Hampshire. He has supported a wealth of artists, including  BBC Folk award nominees The Emily Portman Trio, Polly and the Billets Doux, Folk singer Jackie Oates, Paul Simmonds of The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and Folk legends Martin Carthy and 

Julie Felix.


 Jim is currently recording and has been releasing singles and videos to great reviews. This Summer will see him play the Wessex Folk festival, Folk on the Lawn festival in South Wales and he will be touring across the North West of England.


‘Jim’s uniquely melodic music evokes the styles and timeless traditions of the classic singer-songwriters such as James Taylor and Bob Dylan. The story- telling nature of his songs has been likened to the work of Ralph McTell.'

                                                                            Music in the City festival.