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 2019


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


4th    Open Night with Beth & Nigel £2
11th    Gilmore & Roberts    £8    P
13th     Hoy Social at Simply Seafood in Old Leigh
18th    Bob Fox  £10
25th    Ewan Wilkinson & Sandy Brechin    £7
28th     Leigh Folk Fest Singaround (Crooked Billet)
29th    Leigh Folk Fest (Lower Field Library Gardens) Line-up to be announced.
30th    Leigh Folk Fest (Billet Wharf)
featuring: Terry Hiscock, The Hoy Shanty Crew, Zoe Wren, Roswell, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer,The Hut People, Trials of Cato & Granny's Attic.


2nd    Na-Mara    £6
9th    Flossie Malavielle    £7
16th    Open Night with Fran & Belinda  £2
23rd    Molly's Kiss £7
30th    Columbines £6


6th    Anthony John Clark
13th    TBC
20th    Open Night
27th    Emerald Hill


3rd    Said the Maiden    £8    P
4th    Hoy AGM at The Smack (7.30pm)  followed by Song/Tunes Session
10th    Wizz Jones    £8    P
17th    James Keelaghan & Hugh McMillan    £7
24th    Zoe Wren Trio    £7


1st    Open Night with Pete Dunhill & Mike Blant
8th    Damien Barber
15th    Fraser Nimmo    P
22nd    Andy Irvine    P
29th     Open Night


5th    Tannahill Weavers
12th    Gigspanner
19th    Mile Roses
Vicki Swann & Jonny Dyer


3rd    Watergrain Band £8 P
10th  Hoy Christmas Do
17th    Trials of Cato
24th & 31st Closed

  January 2020

7th    Open Night
14th    Dave Ellis & Boo Howard
21st    Famous Potatoes
28th    Arfur Do & The Toe Rags


4th    TBC
11th    Open Night
18th    Greg Russell
25th    TBC


3rd    Vera van Heeringen £7
10th    North Sea Gas £7
17th    Open Night
24th    Tom McConville
31st    John Connolly £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 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