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Welcome to the Tanners Hatch Music Site.

Next Folk Sessions:


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Tanner's Hatch YHA
Off Ranmore Common Road
Surrey RH5 6BE
(SatNav: RH5 6SR)

To book a bed or camping, please click here otherwise just turn up on the night.

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About the folk sessions

Tanners Hatch is quite possibly the most beautiful, ‘traditional’ Youth Hostel in England, in an idyllic National Trust woodland setting in deepest Surrey near Polesden Lacey, Dorking. For many years on the second Saturday of every month (except June, July and August) there was an informal session of acoustic music, loosely referred to as ‘folk’ but ranging from traditional folk songs and tunes to the finest in rock and pop classics, depending on who is there! Although these regular events are not so regular any more we do aim to have at least 3 a year, which we will advertise on this site. The main music session is on Saturday but if we have Friday booked, there will be an informal session then too. As ever, players, singers and listeners of all ilks are welcome. You can come just for the session or stay the night in one of the heated single sex dormitories!

Top rate performers and bands associated with Tanners (see links) ‘drop in’ regularly. It’s always real music ‘from the wood’, (sometimes into the early hours), and with that log fire it’s never cold! On Saturday, the music starts around 8pm but do consider coming earlier to take in the beauty of the area and cook yourself something in the communal kitchen (no food available to buy).

To join the mailing list for Tanners music events, please email email@tannersmusic.co.uk

Created by Neil Poole. Content by Steve Poole.

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