Railway Roots Night should mean:

Live words, music and performance…

In a capacious back room in a pub: the newly-refurbished Railway Inn in Boundary Road, Portslade, right by the station…

Usually on the first Thursday of every month, (excluding January when its the 2nd Thursday) from 8pm to 11pm…

Occasional random specials…

The Railway Inn serves a range of premium ales and lagers, and does lovely food too, including vegan options.

And admission is £8 minimum.

Who could ask for more?

Performers will include both a (paid) guest, and a featured (unpaid) support act, so consequently floor spots need to be booked in advance – email info@railwayroots.co.uk if you are interested in doing a support act.

Admission is on the basis of first-come, first-served on the night. The minimum cost of entry is £8 per person; but if you are not unwaged / a student / skint for other reasons / a floor performer, a voluntary donation over and above that sum would be much appreciated.

The resident is Robb Johnson (thoroughgoing singer-songwriter). Floor performers are very welcome.

“And isn’t it funny the excitement generated by the raffle? Like me, buying a ticket for £1, so I can win a bag of sweets that are worth £1, that I don’t want, in order 2give 2my son, who I don’t want 2eat them, yet I’m excited and delighted when I win!” (Jo Chedgey)

Railway Roots Night has been at  the newly-refurbished Railway Inn in Boundary Road, Portslade BN41 1GA since December 2015 – right by the station, which is very handy if you don’t live within walking distance.

We started out in September 2008 as the Hove Folk Club in the Eclipse, which then became the Poets’ Corner, in Montgomery Street, Hove. But we don’t predominately focus on folk (if by that you understand traditional songs), we cover all kinds of other music. And we are certainly not a club – we welcome first-timers just as warmly as long-term regulars.

So the change of venue, from the Poets’ Corner to the Railway Inn, was a golden opportunity to change our name to something more appropriate, and to re-start in a blaze of energy and music to suit all tastes. If you used to come to the old Hove Folk Club, make sure you come to our new venue; if you haven’t tried us yet, come and see what we are all about!