The Six Bells Folk & Blues Club started in the early 1990's and has been running fortnightly ever since. Unlike most folk clubs the emphasis is on having a relaxed and enjoyable time of which the music is just one part. It is the informality of the club which attracts some performers and is a little challenging for others.
If you come to play you will usually be asked for two songs or tunes. Let whoever is running the evening know you want to play when you arrive. We welcome just about any sort of entertainment and we are not concerned about how good you are, give it your best shot - don't be shy.
The club is run and organised on a voluntary basis and is non-profit making. We regularly ask for an entirely voluntary contribution to the "jug". Any money is used for advertising, the upkeep and purchase of equipment and also to book artists for a small number of special events. Some of these special events have been run to generate donations to a range of charities (see the blog for details).
We thank Jackie and Paul, at the pub, for the use of the music room and their continued, positive, support and for providing food and drink for our special events. We are very grateful for all of the donations which have helped the club to maintain a positive and creative quality over the years. The starting time is 8:30pm but, in keeping with the pioneering Six Bells laid back approach to folk club management, don't be too surprised if nothing happens until nine. When it gets going it is usually worth the wait.
6 Bells Facts
Picasso once offered to pay for a beer at the 6 Bells with a drawing but was told to use cash like everyone else.
A regular at the 6 Bells was hanged for killing her husband with a onion pie.
The 6 Bells Folk & Blues Club have only produced one CD in the last 10 years that has failed to reach the top ten.
We hope to See you Soon at The Six Bells Pub - Chiddingly, East Sussex