Welcome to the website of the Willows Folk Club! The Willows meets every Wednesday at 7:45pm in the function room of Arundel Football Club, Mill Road, Arundel in West Sussex. The club is committed to offering fine music at the best value prices, and also prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere - we are always pleased to welcome friends both new and old.

The Willows offers a diverse range of music to appeal to a variety of tastes - traditional & contemporary folk, singer-songwriters, Celtic music, bluegrass, acoustic country, skiffle, acoustic blues & ragtime, even some acoustic, folky versions of 1950s & 1960s rock & pop! We run regular guest nights, and are also very proud of our fortnightly Come All Ye - Open Stage Nights, featuring some of the best local singers & musicians performing folk music in its broadest sense.
We look forward to welcoming you!


QUOTES:

Guest Artists:

"The Willows has the vitality and atmosphere that first drew me to the folk clubs of the 1960s...It's at the top of my list of favourites." --- Julie Felix

"The Willows Folk Club is something you should be proud of...the audience was one of the most attentive and appreciative I've played to"
--- Keith Potger (of The Seekers)

"The Willows Folk Club is without doubt one of the best in the country. Brilliant crowd, great organisers, one of the youngest and most enthusiastic MCs we've ever seen, and a real sense of keeping acoustic music live and vibrant. As well as booking an imaginative guest lineup, the club's local talent is excellent and, most importantly of all, the Willows encourages and fosters young musicians."
--- Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

"We travel to many, many folk clubs internationally and The Willows Folk Club at Arundel is one of the very best anywhere." --- Mundy-Turner
Audience Members:

"...thank you for extending a warm welcome and the chance to sing when we visited your club...we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to visiting you again"

"Fantastic night! Many thanks...your enthusiasm is magnificent!"

"Thank you so much for making [us] so welcome on Wednesday when we came to the club"

"Just a note to thank you all for giving us great entertainment on Weds at the Willows' famous Christmas Party night! ...All the effort you made was much appreciated by us, and I can vouch the same for everyone sitting within earshot, who were saying the same thing"

"What a fabulous night we had last Wednesday...I`ve said it before and it does no harm to repeat it-----it`s always a pleasure to come to The Willows, probably the best club around"

LATEST NEWS:

Monday 5th May | Southdown Ramblers stand in for Porchlight Smoker

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Tuesday 1st May | Porchlight Smoker 14th May - CANCELLED

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Monday 24th March | Concert for Arundel Football Club's Flood Appeal

Arundel Football Club Flood Appeal concert poster
Click the poster to view a larger version

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Sunday 23rd March | The Year So Far!

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Tuesday 14th January | Wednesday's Willows is ON! :)

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Tuesday 7th January | **IMPORTANT NOTICE!** Wednesday's Willows CANCELLED due to flooding

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NEWS ARCHIVES:

September - December 2013
April - August 2013
December 2012 - March 2013
August - November 2012
June - July 2012
April - May 2012
February - March 2012
November 2011 - January 2012
September - October 2011
July - August 2011
May - June 2011
March - April 2011
January - February 2011
October - December 2010