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

Hoy Singers Sessions


June 2018
19      Quicksilver MC Tony
26      Richard Digance & Eric Sedge
MC Tony (No floor-singers)

The Hoy at Leigh Folk Festival 22/24 June 2018

Friday 22nd - Singaround with Tony Prior at the Crooked Billet
7.30pm - 11.00 pm

Saturday 23rd - Hoy Stage in the Lower Field of Leigh Library Gardens
11.30am - 6.00pm

The Archers
The Umbrella Factory
Joe Migdal
Mains'l Haul
Roy Mette
Elie Rees
Bob's Barbershop Boys
Thameside Mummers
Random Folk
Hoy Shanty Crew
Colette Meury
Mucky Dennis & The Grifters
Emerald Hill
Arfur Do & The Toe Rags

Sunday 24th - Hoy Showcase Stage on Billet Wharf
11.00 am to 6pm

Mick Denny
Terry Hiscock
Pete Dunhill
Hoy Shanty Crew
Emerald Hill
John Ward Trio
Paul Downes & Mick Ryan
Said the Maiden
Arfur Do & The Toe Rags

Sunday 24th - Outside Simply Seafood
1.30 pm

The Hoy Shanty Crew



3rd      Pete Morton MC Jane
10th    John Ward Trio
MC Yael

17th    Martin Carthy
MC Steve
24th    Open Night
MC Tony
31st    Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer
MC Trevor


7th        Joe & Jolene
14th      Open Night
21st      Roy Mette & A Rum Do
28th      TBA


4th         Adrian Nation
  Open Night
     Nancy Kerr
25th     Steve Turner


2nd    Georgia Lewis Trio
9th     Glymjack Duo
16th    John Kirkpatrick
23rd    Open Night
30th    Alastair Anderson


6th      Martyn Wyndham-Read
Hunter Muskett
Open Night
   Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp


4th    Open Night
11th  Jenny Sturgeon Trio
18th  Hoy Christmas Party
25th  Closed
26th  Boxing Day at The Billet

                     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