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Chinese New year of the Rat
Cute Rat Year 2008

7th February 2008 is the Year of the Rat,
which is also known by its former name of Wu Zhi.

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the
Chinese calendar.   The Chinese year 4706 begins on Feb. 7, 2008.
This year of the rat begins a new 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.

If you were born in any of these years your Chinese Zodiac sign is the Rat
1948 - 1960 - 1972 - 1984 - 1996 - 2008 - 2020 - 2032

Chinese legend holds that, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year.  Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one.  He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality.  Those born in rat years tend to be leaders, pioneers and conquerors.   They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, William Shakespeare and Mozart were all born in the year of the rat.

Another opportunity to say Happy New Year

 7th
Singers & Musicians Night
Singers night's 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.
14th
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard
Dave Ellis & Boo Howard @ Orpington Folk Club (the Change of Horses 2006)
Dave & Boo are an acoustic duo from London whose musical partnership goes back to 1979 - and they have scars to prove it!  Own songs backed by Dave on guitar and banjo and Boo on bass.
21st
Singers & Musicians Night
28th
Graham Cooper
Graham Cooper @ Orpington Folk Club (the Change of Horses 2007)
Return visit from this fine singer and guitarist.  Erstwhile co writer and performer with Harvey Andrews and others in the past, he has been living in Portugal since April 2000.
Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song