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14th ~ 21st ~ 28th Singers & Musicians Nights
singers' nights where local singers and visiting singers and musicians provide the entertainment; traditional, contemporary and original ...
Jim Mcleen
Jim Mcleen @ Orpington Folk Club 2018

Jim on the right giving us the hard sell for 50p flights, good luck Jim.

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.

Nick Dow (Postponed until 2024)

Hi All,

Some of you by now will know that Nick will not be with us on 7th September.  He unfortunately suffered a heart attack a week or so ago.  Our wonderful NHS have however have put him right and now he is home recovering.  His gig at the club has therefor been postponed until next year.

We at Orpington Folk Club wish Nick a speedy recovery.

Steve & Us @ OFC.

Nick Dow @ orpington Folk Club, Farnborough Social Club 2022

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.¬† 7th September the start of the new folk club year.

Orpington Folk Club
Orpington Folk Music & Song