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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 28 February plus 14 and 28 March 2017
Next meetings of "Grand Ole Orpy" 7 and 21 March 2017
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
Free Concert Featuring Rag Mama Rag
Top Blues outfit Rag Mama Rag are performing at The Bricklayers Arms, 39-41 Chevening Rd, Chipstead,TN13 2RZ on Sunday, 12 March between 18.30 and 21.00.
SATURDAY 4TH MARCH ORPINGTON LIBERAL CLUB
CHARITY CONCERT FOR COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
ADO MATHESON AND FRIENDS
Ado is performing with some special friends on that night for a truly wonderful cause, and we hope you are able to attend that night for some great music provided by artists who are all playing for free for this event.
It will be a wondrous night and we want to make it a great success not only for the charity but for you to enjoy!
Tickets are only £5 and we will be having a raffle with some fab prizes.
Please, please let me know as soon as you can what tickets you require so we know who is coming as we think it it will be a sell out night and we don't want you to be disappointed!
You can email or phone me and Frank, (alias "Frankie and Johnny"!) details as below
Thanks again for your support
BBC Radio Kent
Listen again to OFBC regular Frank McConnell on Doug Welch's Kent Folk show.
BBC Radio Kent
Tune in every Sunday evening on 96.7 or 104.2 FM or Digital
Russ Evans Show
Russ Evans is a presenter on Surrey Ridge Radio that hits the Internet waves. His shows regularly feature John Denver and Dan Fogelberg. Below is a link to his show transmitted on Sunday 8 January. Listen in around 1.45 hours in for a plug for Orpington Folk and Blues!
John Handley sings his protest song Jerusalem 2
New Levee Breakers with Old Joe Clark
Robin Slater sings 500 miles (part)
Opening the Topic treasure chest
Speaking about folk music at the 2003 BBC Radio2 Folk Awards, Kazuo
Ishiguro said - “ The way I see it
is like this… There is this kind of treasure chest you have sitting in front
of you… I would urge you to open that thing up and delve inside it…”
Barbican Music Library, Barbican Centre, Silk Street,
LONDON EC2Y 8DS
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