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The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club
Home of Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music for 45 years

Every Tuesday Night at 8.00pm

The Royal British Legion
Telephone: 01702 347581
7/9 Northview Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 9NG.


Hoy Contact: Tony Prior : anthony.t.prior@gmail.com 07805 641797


Aug 9th        Said the Maiden                            Royal British Legion         (7)    MC Simon

Aug 12th      10 Beach Hut Festival                  Southend Pier (5.30pm)    Hoy Shanty Crew

Aug 16th      Open Night                                    Royal British Legion          (2)          MC Tony

Aug 21st      Leigh Maritime Festival               Old Leigh Town (12.30pm)    Hoy Shanty Crew

Aug 23rd      Emerald Hill & Dusty Pedlars     British Legion                     (5)    MC Mick

Aug 29th      Hadleigh Roundhouse Picnic      Hadleigh Country Park     Free    Darren Jones         

Aug 30th      My Sweet Patootie                       Royal British Legion          (8)     MC Judy

Sep 5th        Hoy Singers Night                         The Crooked Billet                      MC Tony 

Sep 6th        na-mara                                           Royal British Legion        (6)    MC Jane           

Sep 13th      Two Coats Colder                          Royal British Legion        (6)    MC Steve

Sep 16th      Estuary Festival                            Tilbury Cruise Terminal (8pm) Hoy Shanty Crew

Sep 18th      Leigh Regatta                                Old Leigh Town                         Hoy Shanty Crew

Sep 20th      Open Night                                     Royal British Legion                 MC Tony
                     with Colette Meury

Sep 27th      Wild Willy Barrett's                     
                     French Connection                       Royal British Legion         (8)   MC Darren

Oct 3rd         Hoy Singers Night                       The Crooked Billet

Oct 4th         David Francey
                     & Mark Westburg                    
    Royal British Legion          (7)

Oct 11th       Jess & Rich Arrowsmith        
    Royal British Legion          (7)

Oct 18th       Open Night
                                  Royal British Legion
                      with Mick & Pete

Oct 25th       Sara Grey & Kieron Means    
    Royal British Legion        (7)

Nov 1st        Liz Simcock                              
    Royal British Legion        (6)

Nov 2nd       Hoy Singers Night                        The Crooked Billet

Nov 8th        Rachel Hamer Band                
    Royal British Legion        (7)

Nov 15th      Cardboard Fox                         
    Royal British Legion        (10)

Nov 22nd     Dansmall                                  
    Royal British Legion         (7)

Nov 29th      Open Night                               
    Royal British Legion

Dec 5th        Hoy Singers Night                        The Crooked Billet

Dec 6th        TBC

Dec 13th      Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer's
                     Carols & Cheer                        
    Royal British Legion         (7)

Dec 20th      Hoy Christmas Party              
    Royal British Legion

Dec 27th      Closed


Jan 3rd       Crafting for Foes
                    & Fran Morter                                Royal British Legion        

Jan 10th      Geoff Lakeman                            Royal British Legion
Jan 17th      Open Night                                    Royal British Legion

Jan 24th      Phil Beer                                       Royal British Legion    (8)

Jan 31st      Martin Carthy                                Royal British Legion    (10)

Feb 7th       John Kirkpatrick                           Royal British Legion    (7)

Feb 14th     Open Night                                    Royal British Legion

Feb 21st     Tannahill Weavers                        Royal British Legion

Feb 28th     Richard Digance                           Royal British Legion    (10)

Mar 7th       Bob Fox                                         Royal British Legion    (8)

Mar 14th     Pete Coe                                       Royal British Legion    7

Mar 21st     Open Night                                    Royal British Legion

Mar 28th     James Brothers                            Royal British Legion     8

Apr 4th       The Watergrain Band                    Royal British Legion 

Apr 11th     TBC

Apr 18th     Open Night                                   
Royal British Legion

Apr 22nd    Folk n Ale Festival                      Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier

Apr 23rd     Folk n Ale Festival                      Royal Pavilion, Southend  Pier

Apr 25th     TBC

May 2nd     Dovetail Trio                                Royal British Legion

May 9th      Jed Grimes                                  Royal British Legion
May 16th    Open Night                                   Royal British Legion

May 23rd    Gluepot                                        Royal British Legion    8

May 31st    James Keelaghan                       Royal British Legion    7

Jun 6th       Jez Lowe                                     Royal British Legion
Jun 13th     TBC

Jun 20th     Open Night

Jun 27th     Ewan Wilkinson
                    & Sandy Brechin
Royal British Legion     7



Booking a Floor Spot at The Hoy

Guest Nights

On a normal guest night we have several floor-spots who perform between 8.00 and 9.00 pm
Please arrive early and ask to the MC on the night if you want to perform. 

Open Nights

These often feature a 40 minute spot by a pre-booked guest, sometimes a local semi-professional artiste.
If you would like to be considered for this spot, please contact Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or 


Programme Subject to Change

These bookings are subject to change, often due to circumstances beyond our control. 
For up to date information call Tony Prior on 01702 715111 or email


Hoy Singers' Club
The Crooked Billet, High Street, Old Leigh

On the first Wednesday of each month The Hoy hosts a Singers' Club 

The sessions are friendly & informal and everyone is welcome to attend and/or participate

They give all those attending the opportunity to try new songs
or even attempt a performance in front of others for the first time.

Encouragement and advice is offered on a friendly basis
from experienced long-term members of The Hoy.


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