The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club 
Home of Contemporary & Traditional Folk Music since 1970

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 : 07805 641797

Hoy   The Hoy Shanty Crew  Folk n Ale Fest 2018

December 2018

4th    Open Night with Fran Foote & Belinda Kempster    MC Mick
    Hoy Singers' Session at The Smack
11th  Jenny Sturgeon Trio    £7        MC Steve     PA
18th  Hoy Christmas Party with The Thameside Mummers (Free for Members)
19th  Hoy Tunes Session at The Smack  
25th  Closed for Christmas Day
26th  Boxing Day at The Billet

January 2019

1st    Closed for New Year's Day
8th    Special Night with The Hoy Shanty Crew   MC Simon
15th    Georgia Shackleton    £7              MC Tony    PA
22nd    Liz Simcock    £6          MC Trevor
29th    Alden Patterson & Dashwood    £7    MC Steve


5th    Arfur Do & The Toe Rags    £6      MC Jon tbc
12th    Open Night featuring Broomdasher    £2  MC Tony
19th    The James Brothers    £10    MC Judy
26th    Brian Peters    £6    MC Mick


5th    Granny's Attic    £7    MC Jane    PA
12th    Elizabeth & Jameson   £7    PA
19th    Open Night with Terry Hiscock    £2
26th    Si Barron      £6    PA


2nd    TBC
9th    Open Night    £2
16th    Jez Lowe    £8
23rd    Saul Rose & James Delarre    £8
30th    Alice Jones    £7    PA


7th    Open Night    £2
14th    Chris Cleverley    £7
21st    Sara Grey & Kieron Means    £7    PA
28th    Jack Rutter    £7


4th    TBC
11th    Gilmore & Roberts    £8    PA
18th    Open Night    £2
25th    Ewan Wilkinson & Sandy Brechin    £7


2nd    Na-Mara    £6
9th    Flossie Malavielle    £7
16th    Open Night    £2

27th    Open Night    £2


3rd    Said the Maiden    £8    PA
10th    Wizz Jones    £8    PA
17th    James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan    £7
24th    Zoe Wren Trio    £7


8th    Open Night
15th    Fraser Nimmo    PA
22nd    Andy Irvine    PA


                     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 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 07805 641797
or email

The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club Privacy Policy 

Should an individual be asked to provide certain information by which they may be identified, they may be assured it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. 

The following information may be collected and stored: Name, telephone, email address, Hoy membership details (including membership number and Club joining date)

How is information collected ? From a Hoy membership application form, verbally or by email

What is done with the information obtained ?  To communicate with Hoy members and other supporters to provide details about Club-related events as well as items relating to membership welfare. Membership information is not passed on to third parties for any reason.

Where is the information stored ? In order to prevent unauthorised access, appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures are employed to safeguard and secure the information collected which is stored on membership cards held at 7-9 Northview Drive, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 0NG, on computer records by the Club Membership Secretary and with Mailchimp for the purpose of distribution.

Controlling Personal Information:
An individual may choose to restrict the collection or use of their personal information by writing to: Jane Oliver Hoy at Anchor Folk Club Membership Secretary, Ravenswood, 148 Essex Way, Benfleet, Essex SS7 1LN or  by sending an email to

This policy is effective from May 2018 but may be changed from time to time by updating this document.



Doors Open at 7.30pmpm - The Music Starts at 8pm
New Members are always welcome

Contact Tony Prior for more details
07805 641797