About the Club
Our home is the White Hill Centre, Chesham, Bucks. HP5 1AG – see ‘Contact Us’ page for a map.
Chesham Folk Club traces its roots back to the ‘Trap Door’ club, founded in Chesham over 50 years ago, through a number of venues, notably the Tudor Rooms at the Crown in Amersham (when we became known as Tudor Folk Club). Finally in 1989 we moved to the White Hill Centre, Chesham, where we meet every Monday evening.
The White Hill Centre has given us a long term stable home. Many clubs have faltered at the whim of a brewery or landlord, but we have prospered. This stability allows us to plan our future with confidence. The Centre has a well-stocked bar and disabled access, with none of the noise and distraction problems normally associated with a licensed venue.
There is free parking on site but if this is full there are a number of public car parks close by. Please note the Waitrose car parks are privately administered, close one hour after store closure, and are subject to hefty fines for late night call-out. Please observe the parking notices in the local car parks.
Over the last 50 years guests have ranged from Paul Simon (in 1964), with many well-known artists such as Martin Simpson, Kate Rusby, Fairport Acoustic, and the last ever performance of Lindisfarne.
The club refuses to be pigeonholed. Our guests, 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. You are able to get up close and personal with our guests and regular performers, in a room which has superb acoustics and a great atmosphere.
Each month we have a Guest Night, a Feature Night (for local and emerging artistes), interspersed with Singers Nights. 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 with a passion the task of providing a platform to showcase the best in folk and acoustic music.
To find out more, come and see us on a Monday night.