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Paul Cherrigton & Pamela Ward
Paul Cherrigton & Pamela Ward

This is a lively duo presenting a mixture of music from traditional and contemporary folk to ragtime and blues.

Pamela’s versatile voice is equally suited to traditional songs as it is to the more gutsy blues style of Bessie Smith.

Whilst never detracting from the vocals, Paul's accomplished guitar playing acts as the perfect foil to Pam's voice.  They guarantee an entertaining evening.  They started their musical careers after winning the Brewhouse music prize in a U.K. folkfinder competition in the late 80's

"Sail on By"

1. Sail On By
2. My Donald
3. Sunset Over Cucklett Delf
4. Little Mesters
5. Whitsuntide Clothes
6. The Warrior
7. Iris & Daffodil
8. Kevin's Song
9. Errand Lasses and Buffer Girls
10. Nightingale
11. Barefoot Through Yon Heather
12. Banchory

Singers & Musicians Night (In the Bar)
Singers nights are a popular part of the club's program with all types of acoustic folk music and songs performed.  This is the chance for SOLO or GROUPS of singer musicians to come and showcase their talent.
John Barden
John Barden @ Orpington Folk Club (The Change of Horses 2007)

John has a rich, powerful, but also subtle voice, which he ably complements with guitar or bodhran.  He sings a mixture of traditional, not-so-traditional and self-penned songs.

A must hear...

"The Lady Gray" & "Long-a-Growing", fantastic...

Re-Fried Ginger Jug Band

The latest version of the Ginger Jug Band - which dates back to times long, long ago and forgotten.  Among the many instruments look out for fine wash board, kazoo and jug!

Ginger Jug Band as they were 1971

Ginger Jug Band as they were 1971 @ Orpington Folk Club (The Royal Oak 1971)
Two photos from Orpington Folk Club
(Green St Green) 20th December 1971

Left to right............
Geoff Beaumont, Steve Horne...........
...........Tony Petto, Bob Jones..............
Ginger Jug Band as they were 1971 @ Orpington Folk Club (The Royal Oak 1971)

The Ginger Jug latest incarnation are....

Tony Petto; Vocals, Kazoo, occasional guitar / banjo, grin.
Jane Petto; Vocals, 'Old fashioned' looks, natural voice practitioner.
Geoff Beaumont; Vocals, jug, banjos, mandolin, guitar, cackhandedness.
Andy Beaumont; Vocals, guitar, jug, fiddle, mandolin....? wit?
Rick Harper, Washboard, jug, pints...
Gideon Payne; Harmonica, shy smile, ...more pints...

Re-Fried Ginger Jug latest incarnation 2008

A more resent photo of the band...

Ginger jug band More...

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