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

Thursday 21st JulyEve Selis + special guests, Reed Maxfield– £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 12th August – Gryphon – £20 adv / £24 door  TICKETS

Wednesday 28th SeptemberJane Siberry – £16 adv / £19 door. TICKETS

Friday 30th September – Fake Thackray ” An Audience without Jake Thackray” – £12 adv / £15 door  TICKETS (show in the Church Room)

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

Saturday 8th OctoberSteve Howe – £20 adv / £24 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

Saturday 5th NovemberJohn Lees’ BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST £25 adv / £30 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

Saturday 3rd DecemberChina Crisis – £18 adv  / £22 door  TICKETS

Friday 9th DecemberGlenn Tilbrook – The Best of Times – £18 adv / £22 door TICKETS

2017 DATES are starting to be announced….

Friday 13th January – PENCILLED DATE

Saturday 28th January TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Wednesday 1st February – Bob Cheevers – £12 adv / £15 door TICKETS

Friday 3rd February – PENCILLED DATE

Friday 10th February – Colin Blunstone – £16 adv / £19 door TICKETS

Friday 24th February – PENCILLED DATE

Friday 3rd MarchTO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Friday 17th March – PENCILLED DATE

Friday 31st March – PENCILLED DATE

Friday 7th April – TO BE ANNOUNCED AUTUMN 2016

Saturday 22nd April – TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Friday 5th May Gregson & SimcockThe Songs of Gregson & Collister and more….performed by Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock – £14 adv / £17 door TICKETS

Friday 19th May – PENCILLED DATE

Friday 26th May – PENCILLED DATE

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. If the concert has SOLD OUT it is highly unlikely any tickets will be on sale on the door unless there are any returns. 

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, the main venue St. John’s Church was refurbished in 2012 and has wonderful acoustics and a unique atmosphere (described by some as Surrey’s own Union Chapel). St. John’s Church has a capacity of up to 350 in  a mixed seating / standing format (c.250 if all-seated).  The more intimate St. John’s Church Room is occasionally used for concerts and can seat up to 100. Seating in both venues is unreserved and on a first come first served basis. Some pillars in St. John’s Church can restrict views especially on busy evenings. Access to both venues is the same via the path leading up to the hallway which connects the two venues. Disabled access to both venues is excellent.

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 (GU7 3NF) , North Street (GU7 3HE) and on Meadrow (GU7 3HY) – all of which are within 5 minutes walk of the venue (charges may apply). There is  also some on street parking nearby. Please do not park in PRIVATE CAR PARKS. 

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 St. John’s Church Room from doors opening until the end of the show irrespective of which venue the concert is in. Drinks may be taken into St. John’s 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. 

For those arriving in the area early, there are a range of eating and drinking options nearby including the Natter Cafe (opposite St. John’s Church), the Farncombe Tandoori Restaurant and several pubs and take-aways.

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 made their 3rd sell out appearance here on 20th May 2016.