Some useful links of people and organisations that have been good to the club and the community.
• Papers & Magazines
• Radio & Podcasts
• Internet Websites
• Folk Clubs & Sessions
• Suppliers
• Luthier & Guitar Makers
• Music Shops
• Hotels & Hostels

Papers & Magazines :

Orpington News Shopper
News Shopper Group
Crest View Drive
Tel : 01689 885 716
Website : www.newshopper.co.uk

Kentish Times Newspapers
Kentish Times Newspapers
Kentish Times
38-46 Harmer Street
DA12 2AY
Tel : 01474 363 363

TimeOut magazine
Time Out
Universal House
251 Tottenham Court Road
Tel : 0207 813 300

Sevenoaks Chronicle
Sevenoaks Chronicle
Sevenoaks Chronicasl
54 High Street
TN13 1JG
Tel : 01732 228 000
E-mail : editor@sevenoaks-chronicle.co.uk

London News Network (LNN)
(Daily papers)
60 Stamford
Tel : 020 7928 3000

Traditional Music Maker magazine
28 Grafton Terrace
Tel : 0207 424 0027

Around Kent Folk (Bi-monthly)
15 Repton Manor Road
TN23 3HA
Editor : Alan Castle
E-mail : akf@tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Website :www.aroundkentfolk.org.uk

Folk London  (Bi-monthly)
1 Trafalgar Road
DA11 0QA
Editor : James Eagle
E-mail :editor@folklondon.co.uk
Website :www.folklondon.co.uk

Radio : Podcasts :

Radio Kent
BBC Radio Kent
Folk Program With : Doug Welch, Sundays @ 9:00pm. 96.7, 97.6 &104.2fm. 774 & 1602 AM
Website : www.bbc.co.uk/Doug Welch

Meridian Hospital Radio
Tony White May 2003 Photographed by: Steve Taplin (Stevi Tee)
Tony White 1950 - 2004
One of the most experienced broadcasters at Meridian Radio, Tony first joined the station in 1973 but despite various prolonged absences due to career commitments, he just kept coming back.  His wide ranging musical tastes encompass everything from jazz and blues to rock, pop and the Classics. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster in both commercial and BBC radio.  Tony also produced and researched TV documentaries. After working as a club DJ, Tony said he learned to be a radio presenter at Meridian Radio.  There is a subtle difference, he said. Radio is a medium where you have an unseen audience and it is up to you to create the atmosphere.  As someone once said, radio is a much more visual medium than TV.  The pictures are better.  It is the presenter's job to paint them.  For 9 years Tony presented the Meridian Radio show on Thursday nights at The Empire with his old friend, colleague and musical soulmate Mike Bartlett.  Sadly Tony died on 30th May 2004.  I had not seen him often over the last 15 years he had been a good friend and partner during the sixites running a portable disco unit for weddings and parties.  Some of the club residents including myself, (Steve Jennings, Pauline Snow-(fitzgerald) & Andy Melmore) often played live for the stations folk program.  He leaves a widow Sally, and two children David and Lucy.  This is my memorial to Tony.
Photograph May 2003 : By Steve Taplin (Stevi Tee. Disc jockey) who also ran the disco unit with us.
Tel : 020 8856 1120 (To make a request)
Website :meridianradio.tripod.com
E-mail : kingkevski@ntlworld.com
On-Line Player : Meridian Radio

Radio 3
Folk Program
(90.2 to 92.4Mhz)
With : Andy Kershaw, Sundays @ 10:15pm
Late Junction, Monday-Thursday @ 10:15pm.

Radio 2
Folk Program (88 to 90.2Mhz)
With : Mark Radcliffe, Wednesday 7:00pm.

Mike Harding Folk Podcast
Mike Harding Folk Show Podcast
Folk Program

Mike Harding presents an hour long programme of the best folk, roots and acoustic music.
With : Mike Harding, Sundays @ 5:00pm.
Podcast : www.mikehardingfolkshow.com

Folk Clubs & Sessions :

Titirangi Folk Music Club
Auckland New Zealand P O Box 20176
Glen Eden
Auckland 0641
New Zealand
Website : www.titirangilivemusic.co.nz
Email : titirangilivemusic.co.nz (On line contact form)

Croydon Folk & Blues Club
Croydon Folk & Blues Club

Dartford Folk Club
The Dartford Working Men's (CIU) Club Essex Road
Website : www.DartfordFolk.org.uk
E-mail : PaulHomer@DartfordFolk.org.uk

Folk Mob
Wednesday and occasional Thurday evenings, check before going.
The Tudor Barn public house
Well Hall Road
Website : folkmobonline

Internet Websites :

Orpington News Shopper website
News Shopper Group
Crest View Drive
Tel : 01689 885 716
Website : www.newshopper.co.uk

Folk & Roots
Folk & Roots Logo

A Traditional Music Library
Tml Logo (A Traditional Music Library)
A large archive of traditional, folk, and roots music with lyrics, chords, sheet music and midis. Includes Bluegrass, Old-time, Irish, Scottish, Country, Children's songs, Christian, Session tunes etc. Also large collection of music theory, reference and research works.
Website : www.traditionalmusic.co.uk
Folk Clubs South East : www.traditionalmusic.co.uk

Orpington Community Website
Orpington Community Road Sign

Luthier & Guitar Makers :

Planet Guitar

We are a professional guitar repair & guitar tuition company based in Orpington, Kent with over 20 years music industry experience.

Our services range from restrings to full guitar set ups and modifications.

Our guitar tech is highly regarded and has a wealth of experience.  We have repaired and serviced thousands of guitars both independently and for several music stores in the South East of England including; Wing Music (Beckenham), Eric Lindsey ltd (Catford & Reigate), Rockbottom (Croydon) and Soundheart Music (London).

Planet Guitar
16 Ashbourne Rise

Mobile: 07808 838 935
Website : www.planetguitar.org.uk

Email : info@planetguitar.org.uk

Suppliers :

Flightcase Warehouse
Flightcase Warehouse
On line store of Flight Cases, of all descriptions. A separate site Ebay exists to include Microphones, Stands and every thing you need for a PA System. Excellent products at good prices.
What we have bought : 7 very good light weight Microphone stands.
(SB6 Black Adam Hall)
Items available through Flightcase Ebay Store link below. Flightcase Warehouse
Unit 2 Meltex House (Rear of Mitie Building Mariner)
Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
B79 7XE
Telephone: 01827 80009
Fax: 01827 313877
Website : www.flightcasewarehouse.co.uk
Ebay Shop : stores.ebay.co.uk/flightcasewarehouse19
Email : info@flightcasewarehouse.co.uk (May be best to use on line enquiry link)

What we have bought : 2 (SH) i8 Tannoy passive speakers.
(Excelent clarity and definition) Designed for a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications the Tannoy i8 is an
ultra compact loudspeaker system capable of delivering high sound pressure levels
with extremely low distortion, resulting in outstanding clarity, definition and detail.
The i8 comprises one 8 inch (205mm) Dual Concentric driver in which the low
frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) sources are coincidentally aligned to a point
source, resulting in a smooth uniform frequency response over a wide area of
coverage. The sophisticated CAD designed waveguide combines 60 degree conical
dispersion and excellent acoustic impedance characteristics. Tannoy Ltd.
Rosehall Industrial Estate
Telephone : 01236 420199
Fax : 01236 428 230
Website : www.tannoy.com
E-Mail : prosales@tannoy.com

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Flash Banner
Logo Maker
JavaScript Menu
Website : www.sothink.com
E-Mail :

Pro Audio Systems Limited
Pro Audio Systems
On line store of PA Amplifiers,microphones, cables and other goodies.
Great firm to deal with. Affordable prices. What we bought : Pro Audio Systems Limited
153-155 Sunbridge Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1274 777 200
Fax: +44 (0) 1274 777 100
Website : Pro Audio on-line store - www.proaudiosystems.co.uk
Website : Corporate & Commercial - www.proaudiosystems.eu
E-mail : andy@pasystems.co.uk

The Loudest.co.uk
the LOUDEST.co.uk
Internet suppliers of PA Amplifiers and microphones etc. Excellent after sales service
second to none. I cannot recommend them highly enough. (Email us for more info)
Telephone : 01449 780 176
Website : www.theloudest.co.uk
Email : sales@theloudest.co.uk

Fred Kelly Picks
Fred Kelly
Steve uses a Fred Kelly speed pick. If you would like to try one then pop along to the club.  Alternatively email us and we can make arrangements to post one or two to you.
Fred Kelly Speed medium pick
Fred Kelly medium speed pick

Bandbox Logos
Band Box Logos
The complete embroidery specialists For; Personalised Polo shirts, Sweatshirts, Tee-shirts, Rugby shirts, and many other garments embroidered with your own customised logo or a stock logo.
Telephone : 01689 833 866
Fax : 01689 898 061
Website : www.bandbox-logos.co.uk
Email : mail@bandbox-logos.co.uk

Plan it Repro
Plan It Repro is a specialist reprographic service provider for large and small format colour and mono plotting, printing and copying.

We’ve been delivering high quality reprographic services since 1979, working with organisations to supplement or replace their internal capability, improving the quality of output and reducing the overall costs significantly.
Telephone : 0208 460 2885
Fax :
Website : www.planitrepro.com
Email :

Music shops :

Hollow Hill Music
Hollow Hill Music
Tel : 0208 466 1267
Website : hollowhillmusic@gmail.com

The Guitar Centre
The GUITAR centre
Julian Clarke
26A High Street
TN13 1HX
Tel : 01732 742 70