Deal Friday Folk Club

Deal Friday Folk Club meets every Friday at 8pm in the upstairs room at the Royal Marines Association (RMA Club), 37 The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7DX.  All are welcome, audience and performers alike, but it helps if you come prepared to join in the choruses – after all, they do say that singing is therapeutic!

Approximately once a month we have a Guest Performer and all other Fridays are Singers’ Nights.  Floor Singers are welcome on all nights, although we cannot guarantee to fit everyone in on guest nights.

Traditional and contemporary folk music predominates, but we also have a sprinkling of blues, country, cabaret, music hall and poetry, so our tastes are quite cosmopolitan!

Admission on Singer’s Nights is £1.50 for singers and £2 for non-singers.  Guest nights are usually £5.

For more information contact Sue on 01-304-360877.

How to get to us – When driving in to Deal from Dover on the A258 you will come to Walmer Green (and the sea) on your right-hand side.  The RMA Club is part of a terrace of houses opposite the bandstand on Walmer Green, beside a fish & chip shop.

Deal Friday Folk Club - CT14 7DX

A Potted History

Deal Folk Club has been in existence since the 1960s in one form or another. Indeed, some of our members remember it from the original days when it was held at Linwood Youth Club and, later, on the end of Deal Pier. The club folded like so many others at the time, but re-opened in 1981 at the Yew Tree, Mill Hill, thanks to Lynda Borley and Dave Frakes – we celebrated the club’s silver jubilee in 2006. Since then the club has moved to various different venues. Firstly The Pelican where Sue Watson and Colin Baldwin were the MCs. This was followed by The Drum Major, The Green Beret, The Alma and the Star & Garter. The late Alan Sugden ran the club at the Alma and for a while at the S&G, and the late Avril Cameron ran the club for many years, keeping it going through thick and thin.  The club is now run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers (otherwise known as The Committee).  Our current home, the Royal Marines Club on Walmer seafront, is a lovely venue with great sea views.  We meet nearly every Friday night (hence the name!) except sometimes over Christmas.