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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@ the
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 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
Orpington Folk Club

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Hi All,
For July we welcome a long time regular guest, Jim McLean and a young performer new to the club, Christopher Crompton.

(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.

July Singers Nights 11th ~ 18th

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.

4th   Jim McLean

Jim McLean at Orpington Folk Club ​ Born and raised in Scotland and now based in London, his roots are buried deep in the fertile soil of British and American traditional music. He has been fortunate enough to be able to play across the UK, Europe and USA at clubs, festivals and shows. Although primarily a singer/songwriter Jim enjoys playing anything from Celtic instrumentals through Folk, Americana, Blues and Country. He loves the challenge of continuing the folk tradition, including reinterpreting songs to keep them current whilst staying faithful to the original. Jim's guitar playing uses a variety of tunings, and mixes rhythm and finger picking styles. Jim plays 6 and 12 string guitars, both acoustically and through various FX and PA, and mainly plays solo, but when the occasion calls for it, He will play with a variety of skilled musicians on bass, mandolin, violin and percussion. Whether with a band or playing solo, the music style is strongly acoustic guitar based.

25th   Christopher Crompton

Christopher Crompton ​ Christopher Crompton is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, writer and poet from the West Midlands. His work is created from a diverse palette of influences that cross genres and cultures. His distinctive voice and guitar playing draw these threads together into a unique sound and presentation. The subjects he addresses are equally heterogeneous, from the personal to the political, from the Stoic to the spiritual, from the everyday to the extraordinary. In every corner of experience, Christopher seeks the sensibilities that render the individual universal. His words and music set out to make you feel something. They challenge but carry compassion. They empathise, lament, celebrate and encourage.


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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