For those seeking a floor spot on a guests night.  We recommend
you phone or email us first, especially if coming from a long way.
On singers / musicians nights we welcome performers of any ability.
Horse & Groom, the Change of Horses, Farnborough Village, Kent.
Orpington Folk Music and Song Club
exists to promote folk music and song.
It is a non profit making organisation
and is for those who wish to listen to
or take part in an informal evening of
folk music and song.
the Change of Horses
August Folk Festivals 2016
Farnborough High St
Marina Russell article from the latest edition of Living Tradition by : Nick Dow
Hi All,

Please excuse the blanket E.mail and some information you may already know. The latest edition of Living Tradition has my article on Marina Russell of Upwey  Dorset, who sang ‘The Bed Making, and ‘Ye Mariners All’ plus another 100 songs to the Hammond brothers in 1907/8. It also has the newly discovered photo of her and her husband Charles. I have enclosed a PDF of the piece, and sending it to all who may be interested. I hope that some festivals will be interested in a workshop on the Hammons brothers singers. I’ll try my luck for next year, meanwhile  I’ll look forward to seeing you all somewhere soon.

Below is a link to the article.

Nick Dow : Marina Russell of Upwey Dorset...
Allan Richardson
Hi all,

The Dark Girl Dressed in Blue was going to be my song of the month for August, but somehow it never got finished. The video is now on YouTube at

The song is the title track of my 2015 CD and a bit of a favourite. A 21st century reinvention of a music hall song dating from the 1860s. The video includes the lyrics and, for anyone who is interested, chord symbols for the guitar.

Hope you enjoy it.

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