We do not have floor spots on guest nights as time is very limited.
The start of the evening is filled by the OFC residents singers and musicians.

On Singers & Musicians nights we welcome performers of any ability.
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Farnborough Social Club
6 Pleasant View Place
Via Farrow Fields
Farnborough Village

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Please be aware that the Post Code takes you to a residential road where there is an entrance but no parking available. The entrance you should use to the club car park is via Farrow Fields.  The What3Words address is more accurate.
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.
Every Thursday @ 8:00pm
Orpington Folk Club

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Hi All,

The start of a new season 1st September sees Nick Dow a man with a great guitar style and a mellifluous voice.  Yes he really has.

(Please see our diary for dates).
In between times we will continue with our weekly singers & musicians nights.  So plenty to look forward to.

As is customary during August, we will be having Singers & Musicians Nights.
They will be hosted by residents or guest hosts.

August Singers & Musicians Nights 4th ~ 11th ~ 18th ~ 25th

These nights are an excellent opportunity to try out a new song or two.

1st September Nick Dow
Nick Dow @ orpington folk Club, Farnborough Social Club 2022

Nick has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over Forty years.  He plays a mean guitar and has a voice I describe as mellifluous.  He has had a big influence on the Folk scene and made numerous recordings.

Nick is an acknowledged expert on West Country Folk Songs and together with his wife Mally, has collected over 300 songs in Dorset, and also found singers in Lancashire and Essex.  Nick and Mally now live happily in East Lancashire surrounded by Moorland and Fells.

‘A Secret Stream’ brings together over a hundred mostly unpublished folk songs and tunes, carols, including songs  in the Anglo-Romany tongue ,collected from English Gypsies by Victorian and Edwardian collectors such as Cecil Sharp, Ella Leather, Lucy Broadwood, George Borrow and Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Selected by Nick Dow, the musical notation has been transcribed by Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and there are authoritative historical notes to each song supplied by Steve Gardham, along with detailed biographical material for many of the singers.

Orpington Folk Club, the Farnborough Social Club 2021

Singers nights at the Orpington Folk Club are an opportunity for singers and musicians to get together to perform their songs and or tunes to an audience. Traditional, contemporary and blues music can all be heard on any one night. The Social Club is an excellent space to play in and the bar prices are so reasonable.

So what's stopping you from giving it a go?  See you there?

Folk Club news :

Admission :

  • On singers nights you will be asked to contribute at the folk club door £2pp.
  • Guest nights will now be a single contribution of £7.50pp.  Occasionaly this may have to increase on certain guests nights.

Us @ OFC.

Edit: 16/102020 - 17/10/2020_1_2 - 25/10/2020 - 7/5/2021 - 21/05/2021

Covid Guidant’s :


  • There is no requirement to wear a face mask by law in England, in pubs and restaurants.  However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas.
  • For those who feel the need sanitiser is available at many tables.
  • You do not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with. There are also no limits on the number of people you can meet.
  • However, it is still advised in order to minimise risk at a time of high prevalence to limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually.  This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
  • COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe.

Many thanks and stay safe.

Edit : 02/04/2021 - 21/05/2021 - 30/07/2021 - 14/07/2021 - 12/01/2023 - 27/02/2023


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0208 325 6513
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01959 532 754
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