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 however we welcome performers of any ability.

Please be aware all of our events & evenings are cash only please.

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Farnborough Social Club
6 Pleasant View Place
Via Farrow Fields
Farnborough Village
Kent
BR6 7BL

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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 next to the Woodman public house.
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
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Hi All,
June sees the welcome return of two Guest Nights, the first time this has happened since we opened at this venue.  The first being at long time regular guest, Nick Dow. Later in the month we have Tim Broadbent, visiting from Kazakhstan. .

(Please see our diary for dates).

During the month either side of the guest we continue with our singers & musicians nights. So plenty to look forward to.

June Singers Nights 13th ~ 27th

Great times are to be had on singers nights.  Why not come along and give it a try. 

Perhaps sing a song yourself.

Don't forget you can just coming along and listen.

6th   Nick Dow

Nick Dow at Orpington Folk Club ​ Nick Dow has been singing traditional Folk Songs for over Forty years. He has had a big influence on the Folk scene and most recently award winning English Folk Musician Jim Moray has quoted Nick as an influence singing two songs from his repertoire and including one {Seven Long Years} on his latest album ‘Skulk’ 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. He has also made recordings of Gypsy Singers some of which have been included on Topic Records series ’The Voice of the People’ Nick Dow has returned to the Folk Scene after a long absence. He spent several years building up his business of Signwriting and building and restoring Gypsy Wagons. Nick has lived an amazing life. From a rough childhood in South London, he has lived on his wits since he left home at eighteen; travelling half way round the world, living on the road with the Travelling Folk and learning their songs, working as a TV and Film Extra, broadcaster, Narrowboat painter, writer, Folklorist, Guitar Teacher and General Dealer. Every song Nick sings has a story attached to it, and his gigs are as informative as they are entertaining. Nick and Mally now live happily in East Lancashire surrounded by Moorland and Fells. Nick Dow one of our all-time favourites who always give us an excellent, entertaining evening of music and stories from all walks of life. Including songs from the Gipsy folk, collected in part from his wife Mally and the Gipsy community.

20th   Tim Broadbent

Tim Broadbent at Orpington Folk Club ​ Originally from Brighton (Hove, actually!) and brought up on the UK and European folk club circuit, live performances in solo, duo and band formations have taken Tim all over the world during a long, professional career. He moved permanently to southern France over 30 years ago but has now moved to Kazakhstan where his French wife is teaching. Remaining faithful to his acoustic, finger-pickin' roots and almost certainly influenced by an Irish granddad, Tim's sets cover a multitude of transatlantic musical styles from traditional and contemporary ballads and songs from Ireland and the British Isles to country-blues and assorted Americana.

 

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 £2 pp.
  • Guest nights will now be a single contribution of £7.50 pp.  Occasionaly this may have to increase on certain guests nights.  All events are cash only please.

Us @ OFC.

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