Farncombe Concerts

as seen in the “10 of the best live music venues” feature in April 2014’s Surrey Life magazine

All Farncombe Music Club concerts take place at St John’s Church, St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3EJ

Friday 12th February – Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear – An Evening of Iona music and more... – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Friday 19th February – Martin Simpson – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 4th March – Oye Santana – the music of Carlos Santana – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Saturday 12th March – CaravanSOLD OUT 

Thursday 17th March – T’Pau – Songs & Stories – £18 adv / £22 door TICKETS

Friday 8th April – An Evening with Hazel O’Connor – £18 adv / £22 door TICKETS

Friday 22nd April – An Evening with Reed Maxfield – £10 adv / £12 door TICKETS

Friday 6th May – Any Colour You Like – Pink Floyd tribute band in aid of Trinity Trust Team – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Friday 20th May – Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders – £20 adv / £24 door TICKETS 

Friday 27th May – David Knopfler – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Thursday 2nd JunePete Brown & The NewGrass Cutters – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Thursday 21st JulyEve Selis – £16 adv / £19 door Online tickets on sale soon. 

Saturday 13th August – Gryphon – £20 adv / £24 door TICKETS

Friday 23rd September – The Book of Genesis – Genesis tribute band – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Friday 7th October – Eduardo Niebla in aid of CAFOD – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Friday 14th October – Jo Harman + special guests, Godalming Community Gospel Choir – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 21st October – Focus – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 11th November – Never The Bride – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Saturday 19th November – Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash– £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 25th NovemberKiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – £18 adv / £22 door TICKETS

Friday 2nd DecemberSally Barker – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 9th Decembersave the date – details to be announced on Friday 12th February

All concerts start at 7.45pm with doors / bar open from 7.00pm. For full listings and more details see Events page on Farncombe Music Club’s Facebook page.

Tickets 

Advance tickets are available as follows:

–  online from Eventim and WeGotTickets – subject to a  modest 10% booking fee.

in person from Record Corner in Pound Lane, Godalming – no booking fee for cash or cheques, 50p per ticket for credit or debit cards.

– by BACS payment – please e-mail julianlewrymusic@aol.com for details.

– by cheque made payable to Julian Lewry for the appropriate number of tickets (no booking fee) and send to:  Julian Lewry, 6 Wood Road, Farncombe, Surrey GU7 3NN (please enclose an  SAE or otherwise tickets will be held on the door for  collection  on the night).

in person from myself at any of my concert promotions.

N.B. Door prices are usually £3 or £4 higher than the advance prices.

Regular attendees might be interested in purchasing carnet tickets which have many advantages including saving pounds on each concert here, are transferable to others and have no expiry date. For more details contact me or pick up a flyer at any of my concert promotions.

For further information on any of the concerts please call 01483 421520 or e-mail julianlewrymusic@aol.com

The Venue

Built over 160 years ago, St. John’s Church was refurbished in 2012 and has wonderful acoustics and a unique atmosphere (described by some as like a small Union Chapel). The venue capacity is up to 350 in  a mixed seating / standing format (c.250 if all-seated). Seating is unreserved and on a first come first served basis. Disabled access is excellent. The more intimate St. John’s Church Room is occasionally used for some concerts and can comfortably hold up to 100 in unreserved seating plus standing.

Finding Us / Parking / Rail Travel 

Situated in St. John’s Street right in the centre of the village just opposite the Co-op store, there are public car parks in Station Road, North Street and on Meadrow – all of which are within 5 minutes walk of the venue – as well as on street parking.

Farncombe railway station is just 2 minutes walk from the venue. For rail travellers, Farncombe is on the London Waterloo – Portsmouth mainline. Trains are regular and journey times are London – 40 minutes and Portsmouth – 1 hour. All concerts finish before the final trains.

Refreshments

Served by a superb team; beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate bars, crisps etc. are available in the Church Room from doors opening. Drinks may be taken into the Church but no alcohol is allowed to be taken outside the building.  Fairtrade goods are used wherever possible. To enable us to comply with the Premises Licence and the four licensing objectives alcohol cannot be brought into the venue. The only alcoholic drinks which are permitted to be consumed are those which we sell at the bar i.e. beer and wine. 

Who Has Played Here

Since the Farncombe Music Club concerts started in June 2007, St. John’s Church has played host to acts such as Caravan, Beverley Craven, Curved Air, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, Julie Felix, Antonio Forcione, Julia Fordham, Gordon Giltrap, Jaki Graham, Steve Howe, Iona, Steve Knightley, Kokomo, Dennis Locorriere, Hazel O’Connor, Nerina Pallot, Tom Russell, Eve Selis, Vonda Shepard, Martin Simpson, Stackridge and Judie Tzuke. 

Good Causes

Through these concerts, thousands of pounds have been raised for our chosen charity; the Godalming-based Trinity Trust Team youth project whose full-time employees and volunteers work with young people in the local schools, community and churches . Funds are raised for other charities and causes from time to time.

Featured photo

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders performing in St. John’s Church, Farncombe.  They make a welcome return on 20th May 2016.