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Jim McLean
Jim McLean @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2009
Born on the West Coast of Scotland, he was brought up on a staple diet of Scottish and Irish Folk with a dash of Old-Time and Country Music.  As well as his own powerful songs, Jim is a distinctive and original guitarist, with great vocals, and a huge repertoire of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes.
Singers & Musicians Night
Robin Slater & Fiddle Fit
Robin Slater @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2009

A ‘locals’ night.  Robin, who is a regular singer at the club originally hails from ‘oop north’.  Besides a friendly personality he also has a very varied repertoire.  (And an odd electric guitar!)


Fiddle Fit @ orp[ington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2009
Fiddlefit comprises Bill on guitar and vocals and Judith on fiddle.  They play songs and music from a wide variety of sources in a lively and entertaining way.
Suntrap @ orpington Folk Club, the Change of horses 2009

Now a four piece, Suntrap is Sara Byers (accordion and vocals), Debbie Chalmers and Mary Wilson (violins) and Paul Hoad (guitar and vocals).  They describe themselves as "an original English folk band with dazzling vocal harmonies, guitars, fiddles, accordion, bodhran, whistles, harmonica; playing contemporary, traditional and new roots music".

Suntrap More...

"Sweet East River" Suntrap CD
01. Silver (Byers)
02. Sweet Fast River (Hoad)
03. Blacksmith (Trad)
04. Holdin' On (Seamans/Stone)
05. The Man With The Child In His Eyes (Bush)
06. All Things are Quite Silent (Trad)
07. His or Mine (Hoad)
08. Peacock (Byers)
09. Black Crow's Wings (Hoad)
10. River (Byers)
11. If Tears Were Money (Hoad)
12. Green Wood Laddie (Trad)

Speacial Event

Opington Folk Club Scratch Band @

The Cray Festival of Music

The Cray Festival is being run by the local council, St Mary Cray & St Pauls Cray wards.  There will be several evenings of different forms of music, song, poetry and crafts workshops provided by the local societies and groups.

The Orpington Folk Club Scratch are to host an evening of folk music & song at the Cray Festival of music on 26th June.  As well as the Scratch Band there will be other singers & musicians entertaining on the night. Robin Slater, Paul Steele, Ben Little and others.  For information please telephone or email using the address and phone number below. or telephone 01959532754.

The evening will be run on the lines of a singer & musicians night.  All are welcome to watch and listen.  There will be no entrance fee but there will be a collection with the procedes to help fund the festival and other worthy charities.

The Venue

The venue for tonights evening of Folk Music & Song is The Mary Rose Hotel

36-50 High Street,
St Mary Cray.

Tel : 01689 871917.

26th June 8:15pm - 11:00pm

Hope to see you there!

Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song