Nonsuch Folk Club 

 8pm- 11pm every Thursday.. at Bishops Waltham Social Club, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AR    
(adjoining the Houchin Street car park, which is free afte
r 6pm)



Come and our join our wonderful regulars !

All Welcome!

  Open to singers, musicians or if you just want to listen..

 (come and have a go at singing, playing an instrument or join in the banter)


(Please don't be put off with the 'members only' notices on the door, Nonsuch folk club have special dispensation to allow in any guests or visitors. Just ring the bell at the door and you will be admitted.)

As usual, in our Singaround format, we are delighted when anyone should take their turn to sing a song, play a tune or tell a story 

- usually from their seat or 'on stage' if you prefer.

We encourage ‘anything goes’ as it is a chance to. try out new styles and content.

feel free to join in the choruses, relax, listen or chill-out in pleasant company. Any stories or comments happily received.

November 30th Our Guests are 'Suntrap'

Mary, Sara, Sue are Suntrap.

Suntrap are a 4 piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original and


self-written material as well as trad folk and covers of things they like!

Suntrap's Sara Byers, Mary Wilson and John Sandall have been joined in the last couple of years by

 Sue Graves, known as the 'Surrey Nightingale'. Sue is a stunning addition to Suntrap's powerful 

vocal harmony sound.

Sara and Mary began singing together after meeting at Cecil Sharp House in 1996. The following 

year they made their first demo at Dave Pegg's Woodwork Studios and Suntrap have gone on to 

make four highly regarded CDs, the most recent of these released on Fellside Recordings. They have

 played all over the UK and Europe at major folk festivals, folk clubs and art centres. The band have

 been privileged to open Cambridge and Warwick Folk Festivals. 

John will not be able to make Nonsuch.


December 21st  Nonsuch Christmas Gather 

December 28th open as usual

Our first meeting of 2018 January 4th with our 

special Nonsuch singaround

11th January we have Ian Kimber doing a feature spot

1st February

Lyn’s famous Theme Evening

Love, Unrequited  love and betrayal.

As you all know, we have occasional nights when Lyn takes over the role of MC.  The evening usually has a 

theme; we’ve celebrated Llamas Night, the anniversary of the American Constitution, water, countries of the 

world, modes of transport, trades, names, events & achievement, the ultimate David Attenborough 

experience, the numbers game, living spaces, the young ones and now:  LOVE, UNREQUITED LOVE .....

. AND BETRAYAL.  All contributions are welcome, but any ditties with a reference to love will be greatly 


So – we hope to hear songs, music or poems (in an obvious or roundabout way) that include something to


do with the above. Casey’s Last Ride, Barbara Allen, The Lakes of Ponchartrain, Fairytale of New York, 

Delilah, The Banks of the Ohio, It’s All Over Now, My Love is like a Red Red Rose – the list is endless.

As usual, we’ll continue the theme with interval refreshments.  Lyn says I’m currently trying to borrow as 

many heart-shaped baking tins as I can get my hands on.  I’ve ordered a consignment of Love Hearts and 

I’ve found a recipe for ‘broken heart biscuits’. All looking good!

Generally we hold a Singaround Every Week from 8 - 11pm with an occasional guest event or a feature spot 

On Special Guest Evenings a door charge of £4 is made For other evenings an occasional donation of approx. £1.00 (+)  


(The links above are still under development) 

Email us with suggestions or queries:

For phone enquiries: Mike or Jan  on 02380 641732

Our venue is the Bishops Waltham Social Club, SO32 1AR 

adjoining the Houchin Street car park, which is free after 6pm.

Important!! - Please do not email or post directly to the Bishops Waltham Social Club. 

FASH : The Folk Association of South Hampshire : has details of other folk clubs in the region.

Site last updated - 25th November 2016