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 by a committee made up of "the regular players". This means that if you come along regularly you can have a say in how we do things and run the occasional evening. We sometimes ask for an entirely voluntary contribution to the "jug". Any money is used for advertising, the upkeep and purchase of equipment such as leads, mike stands, etc.
We thank Richard and Claire 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 now 7:30pm and we finish at about 10:30 so arrive early, get on the list and enjoy your evening.
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 Folk & Blues CluB - Chiddingly, East Sussex