The Ram Club

One of the most famous folk music clubs in the country, the Ram Club's permanent home is at the OC Club on Friday nights.

Some of the finest musicians in the UK and Ireland have performed here, such as Phil Beer, who has sold out the Albert Hall twice. Great artists like Hank Wangford put on a fabulous show here and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Hank was rendered speechless (probably a first) when he and Andy Roberts got an award for Best-Dressed Artistes of the Year. The laughter broke all records too...

a night at the Ram Club 

The Ram Club is renowned as one of the finest venues in the South East of England for Folk, Acoustic and Roots music. Our aim is to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere to allow you to enjoy the best in music to the fullest in our convivial surroundings. Now successfully relocated in the Old Cranleighan Sports Club in Thames Ditton, Surrey, we have been running since 1983. Every Friday (apart from our summer break in August) we strive to bring you a full and varied programme of Folk and Acoustic artists and bands at the top of their profession. We only put on guests we like ourselves and can therefore recommend, and there is a very special kind of warmth and friendliness about the club which makes an evening there so enjoyable. Such is our reputation that we often have guests who don't normally play in a small venue like ours, and they love it so much they clamour to come back!

The music ranges from Traditional to Contemporary Folk, Blues to Ballads, Instrumental to a cappella, Comedy, a smattering of jazz and much more. Our fine PA gives a natural acoustic sound so that you can hear everything. Doors open at 8.15 after the sound check. If you arrive earlier, you can relax in the bar area, and order your interval drinks to avoid the half-time bunfight!

If you haven't been before, try us! We don't have a problem with the stereotyped image of Folk Clubs because those open-minded enough to give us a try don't see labels, just great music. And they come back!

For more details have a look at our website, www.theramclub.co.uk. Please note we are a club in the traditional sense, run by volunteers and ‘not for profit’. We are an important cog in the touring circuit and, while we lack the infrastructure, advertising budget and paid staff of a commercial venue, we have lower overheads and therefore lower prices! Our capacity is 100 seated and 30 or 40 standing, but we only sell advance tickets for really big nights. We are very successful in attracting a wide range of punters who usually all fit in, so see you there!