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ORPINGTON FOLK & BLUES
Orpington Liberal Club
Would you like to play at
Send an e-mail -
or just turn up at one of the sessions
Next Meetings 11 and 25 October 2016
Next meetings of "Grand Ole Orpy" 4 and 18 October 2016
OF&BC meets on the
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
of each month
Music starts at 8:15pm - Listeners welcome
Admission is £2 and there is usually a raffle
Club nights with an optional PA are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month at the Orpington Liberal Club premises which are ideal as they have a CAMRA rated bar with real ale, the music room is separate and there is good accessibility by public transport. The club is close to the Orpington War Memorial and opposite Tescos. A small amount of parking is available on the forecourt otherwise there is the Tesco Car Park or nearby street parking. Orpington Station is further up Station Road (see map)
Music is the main priority in a pleasant, friendly and supportive atmosphere. The aim is to give people the opportunity to perform well and to be entertaining. With this in mind we discourage dirges with 49 verses and ask those who wish to catch up with chat or to tune their instruments to use the bar next door. This maximises playing and singing time for all and helps the evening to run smoothly.
The club has no religious or political affiliations and should not be used as a vehicle for promoting such causes.
Frank Bigham is well known around the Folk and Open Mic sessions of North-West Kent and South-East London, with his steel guitar and upbeat songs.
Opening time is 8pm. This is to allow time for tuning up, and practice, so we can kick off promptly at 8.15. The idea is to allow a little more time for all those songs and tunes we know you are desperate to perform.
Occasionally we invite performers who reflect our Folk and Blues ethos such as Rag Mama Rag and Hughie Jones of the Spinners together with Swinging The Lead (five part sea shanty group)
Every summer we hold a festival in the garden with a barbeque and range or real ales. Music is supplied by regular musicians together with talent such as Mississippi MacDonald or Jagger Folk. It is always popular and we have been giving part of the proceeds to charity - lately to the Guide Dogs For the Blind Association.
Grand Ole Orpy on 6 January 2015
http://youtu.be/OorhBXTZTbE is a longer version
O87AaP4UDiM is a version of Worried Man Blues
IAHRVkLvD5Q is a version of Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Grand Ole Orpy
Hi friends of Orpy,
Contacts for these evenings are:
http://youtu.be/e_XoQqMIEns Angela McCarron and the Levee Breakers perform Cripple Creek
August 13 was a blast
Great day Saturday for Orpington Folk and blues regulars and friends garden party, great turnout and time to really chat to others from the full on hectic club nights ! Some superb music from all inc Ado Matheson . This event was different to our bank holiday show we have been running for some years, more relaxed- thanks to all who came and supported it. The ww 2 air raid shelter in the garden volunteers have cleared out was a popular "sideshow" for brave explorers and was food for thought for another event with a difference...more to follow !
John Handley sings his protest song Jerusalem 2
New Levee Breakers with Old Joe Clark
Robin Slater sings 500 miles (part)
Pete Thomas is a driver of Grand Ole Orpy
Richard Thew works hard on the music
Email feedback from 24 February evening
Subject: Last Night