About the Club

Chesham Folk Club can trace its roots back to the “Trap Door” club, over 50 years ago. Through a number of venues, notably the Tudor Rooms at the Crown in Amersham (We were known as Tudor Folk Club for many years), we moved to the White Hill Centre, Chesham, in 1989, where we meet every Monday evening.

The White Hill Centre has given us a long term stable home. Whilst many clubs have faltered at the whim of a brewery or landlord, we have prospered. This stability means we can plan for a future with confidence. The centre provides us with; a well-stocked bar, disabled access and secure parking, with none of the noise and distraction problems normally associated with a licensed venue.

White Hill CentreOver the last 50 years guests have ranged from Paul Simon, to Martin Simpson, to Kate Rusby, to Fairport Acoustic, to feature spots for young artistes, to the last ever performance of Lindisfarne.

If the club has a unique feature it is that it refuses to be pigeonholed. Our guests, who  cover all aspects of folk music, come from all over the globe; be they young or old, traditional or contemporary, song based or instrumental, famous or just beginning, the key criteria is quality.

We are proud to be a club rather than a concert venue. We are able to get up close and personal with our guests and regular performers, in room which has unique acoustics and a great atmosphere.

We alternate Guest Nights with Singers Nights, and throughout the year we slot in a good number of feature spots for local and emerging artistes. As a club we actively seek out and promote young performers.

We may be a one of the longest established clubs in the area, but our eye is on the future and not the past. We approach the task of providing a platform for showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music with passion

To find out more, come and see us on a Monday night.