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August 2018

Paul Steele + Angela McCarron & Open Mic

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our August Guest + Open MIC is a doubleheader featuring guest sets from 2 popular & entertaining artists on the local Folk & Acoustic Music Circuit. Sheppey based performer Paul Steele has been described as passionate singer-guitarist. He is a fine interpreter of songs with his own distinctive style. Gravelly laconic vocals are perfectly blended with alternative guitar tunings often featuring buzzy low strung bass patterns. Paul's influences include Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Van Morrison & last but by no…

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The Orpington Big Blues Bash

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free entry, donations to The Altzheimers Charity   More details to follow

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September 2018

Elie Rees

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Elie Rees is a singer/songwriter who has created her own acoustic niche with edgy and emotive songs. A punk-rock side to Elie’s writing combines with catchy melodies and bold lyrics to create a singer-songwriter with attitude. Gigging extensively in South-East England, Elie mixes songs by artists such as Joni Mitchel, Dolly Parton, Blondie and Paloma Faith into her set list for a folksy and charismatic show. Elie’s first solo EP ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ is out now. The evening kicks off…

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Grand Ol’ Orpy

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

An informal music session open to all. This is an opportunity to freshen up those stale songs, try some new tunes and if you are new to performing it's a great opportunity to have a go in front of a small and friendly group of like minded people. Admission £2

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The Ukulaviators

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Ukulaviators are led by Steve Ball & for the past few years have been regularly getting together on Monday Nights at the Rosecroft Club in St Mary Cray & playing star turns at concerts, supper nights, charity events & festivals. The Ukulaviators will be treating you to selection of songs from their extensive repertoire of well know songs from down the decades. It's not to be missed. The gang are currently debating whether there will be a small door…

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The Spinners Legends

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Formed in 1958 legendary Liverpool folk group The Spinners – Hughie Jones, Mick Groves, Cliff Hall and Tony Davis – enjoyed a 30 year career that saw them release over 40 albums, star in their own BBC 1 and Radio 2 shows, and play to packed venues up and down the country. The groups grew in popularity with their mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs from around the world and around the corner, such as Maggie May, Woman Sweeter…

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Triage

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Folk trio of Malcolm Peet on mandolin and dobro, Kevin Henty on melodeon, guitar and vocals and Dean Tainio on guitar, vocals and recorder, performing traditional and original tunes and songs from across the UK and US folk genres. Tickets £6 on the door.

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Allan Richardson + Bill Pardon & Open Mic

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Allan Richardson has a memorable collection of carefully crafted self-penned songs which positively bubble with his delightful sense of humour. Sometimes contemporary & topical & sometimes in more traditional styles. Sometimes played on guitar & embued with some fine flourishes, at other times sung accompanied in folk tradition. The guest line up is completed with a shorter set from Bill Pardon, a stalwart of Waltham Forest Folk Club & a Thinking Assistant at the Ministry of Apathy & Procrastination. His…

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Best Chilled

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A 5 piece cover band, playing covers of classic rock & party music and contemporary classic tunes! With a set list ranging all the way from AC/DC to ZZ top, from the sixties right through to the noughties, we deliver in the Best Chilled style. We promise to deliver a night to remember. £3 on the door, bar opens 7pm

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Lowly Strung

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Lowly Strung take elements of bluegrass, Americana and British Folk Music to create a fresh, exciting sound unique to the band. £8 on the door Check out their sound here: Lowly Strung at the 2018 South Essex Bluegrass festival

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Garden Party plus Open Mic

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Guest + Open Mic 'free entry mini-fest' with special guests to be confirmed. There are also pre-booked Open Mic spots available which will mostly be 15 minutes long depending on demand. As with July’s Garden Party / Mini-Fest, the guests are some of the best singer-songwriters in the business.  

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Outside or In Party with Pre-Booked Slots + Open Mic

September 29 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Following the success of our Summer Garden Party & Mini-Fest in July, we're staging another FREE ENTRY afternoon music bash. Weather permitting we hope to be able to set up the Gazebo Stage & PA in the Liberal Club Garden & go 'al fresco' but no worries because if it's iffy we'll use the Liberal Club Hall. The afternoon will consist of a mix of pre-booked slots of 20 minutes to 30 minutes duration + an Open Mic session for…

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Fran McGillivray Band

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rootsy and rhythmic original songs, Blues and Americana featuring the sublime and soulful voice of Fran McGillivray, and the impassioned guitar of Mike Burke. Tickets £10 from Steve Wehrle. Ring 07801089375 to buy/reserve.

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October 2018

An Evening with Highly Strung

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome, return of the ever Popular local trio with Yasmin and Geoff on Guitar & Phil on Bass with 60's style jangling rock & pop... This is going to be a special night. The first half will be a little bit different from their traditional up-tempo style. £5 on the door

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Autumn 2018 Beer Festival

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 11:00 pm

Thursday 11th October 6pm - 11pm (preview day for club members and CAMRA members) Friday 12th October midday - 11pm Saturday 13th October midday - 11pm We will have 18+ beers for you, 6 real ciders/perrys plus craft keg and craft beer in cans and bottles (many from our local brewers and conditioned too). Food will be available Friday and Saturday. Entry tickets, which includes 2 pints, £6.60 over the bar or £7 online via our website. Tickets for non-members…

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Orpington Folk and Blues Showcase: Ado Matheson and Friends

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Concert in support of Compassionate Friends. 3 hour concert with local renowned Celtic singer-songwriter Ado Matheson with support from his friends on this special night. New EP! Book your tickets as early as possible, last time was a sell out! Supported by four of your favourite Folk 'n' Blues night acts; Tony Field: The man with the golden tonsils, one of our regular 'greats'. Orpy String Band: Your local yokels playing Bluegrass, Old Tyme, and Americana. John Handley: Great singer-songwriter…

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Sue Rivers

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present Sue Rivers. Sue has been singing since before she could talk! She is gifted with a unique voice, suited so well to the field of jazz, in the tradition of the great American singers. Sue is known for her musicality, her natural, mellow tone and the sheer emotion she pours into her performance, delighting audiences wherever she sings. She can be heard in jazz clubs, theatres, on cruise ships, at weddings, pubs and parties, accompanied by…

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November 2018

The Oakland Brothers

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Oakland Brothers, comprising of accomplished musicians; Richard Moore & Graham Corbould on fiddle, guitars & vocals, who play a wide variety of Classic cover songs; ranging through soft rock, pop, jazz, and a little folk/Irish, all with their own added ingredient and energy. Music from the past 5 decades is represented from The Everly Brothers to Oasis via Pink Floyd. The feeling is upbeat with opportunities for audiences to sing and dance.£6 on the door

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Orpington Folk n Blues

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

For players and listeners £2

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Fiddlefit Duo + Molly & the Blackbriar Band with Open Mic

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

November marks Guest +Open Mic Nights 3rd anniversary & we've got a very special line up for you. There's the Fiddlefit Duo with Judith on fiddle, Bill on guitar & vocals who play a lively & up-tempo mix of songs and tunes which includes of Eastern European, Irish, Cajun, Americana, Popular Covers ..plus some surprises! There will also be a showcase set from Molly & the Blackbriar Band who play a range of music genres in Bluegrass/Americana style & feature…

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Grand Ol’ Orpy

November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

An informal music session open to all. This is an opportunity to freshen up those stale songs, try some new tunes and if you are new to performing it's a great opportunity to have a go in front of a small and friendly group of like minded people. Admission £2

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John Kirkpatrick: Tunes From The Trenches

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
£12

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as…

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German Conversation group

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Monthly meeting usually on the last Saturday lunchtime of the month but a week earlier because of Easter. A great opportunity to speak and practise your German in a friendly atmosphere.

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Jim Mullen

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Orpington Jazz Club present Jim Mullen. A legend of the British jazz scene for several decades and still one of the finest guitarists in the Europe today. Jim is an artist of such quality and depth that throughout all of his many successful collaborations over the years his signature sound has been a big part of what made all of them so great. In conjunction with saxophonist and longtime collaborator Dick Morrissey, guitarist Jim Mullen spearheaded the British jazz-fusion movement…

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December 2018

James Hodder, Aaron Hewitt & Open Mic

December 1 @ 8:00 pm

The fantastic James Hodder returns for another acoustic gig at Orpington Liberal Club plus support from Aaron Hewitt. The night kicks off with Open Mic too! Hope you can join us.

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Ukelele Night

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our monthly ukulele night at the club. This will take place in the bar. All standards welcome so why not pop down and pick up some tips and have a great evening too.

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Grahame Hood,Suze Potter & Friends, Ron Silvester + Open MIc

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our last Guest + Open MIC of the Year is a time to bring on some excellent local acts to fill the guest spots. It's a good time to showcase the amazing talents of some of the regulars from our Cafe Dolce Vita Acoustic Nights. Grahame Hood is a quality performer-singer & multi-instrumentalist. A CDV regular with a passion for playing the Appalachian dulcimer. His repertoire ranges from traditional folk through to blues and jazz with a particular fondness for…

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Orpington Folk n Blues

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

For players and listeners £2

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Christmas Hat Jam Night

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Calling all musicians & music fans from Orpington and beyond. Come along to the friendly Jam & Band Rehearsal Nights. .2nd & 4th Wed are 'Jam Nights' where singers & musicians get the opportunity to perform with a regular house band...The 1st & 3rd Wed are 'Open Band Rehearsal Nights ' where different bands hold rehearsal sessions welcoming audience but with more limited opportunities to join in or play a floor spot ..both are £1 on the door..see the Jam…

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Ceri James & The MKs/The Gillies/John T C Ashdown/Open Mic

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ceri James & The Marvellous Knights playing a full band show performing songs from new album Glass Walkways plus special guests The Gillies and John T C Ashdown opening the event. Tickets on sale £4. Or pay on the door £5. There's an Open Mic for the first hour so performers who sign up get in free. https://www.wegottickets.com/event/455192     Open Mic 7.30pm-8.30pm John T C Ashdown - 8.35pm-8.55pm The Gillies - 9pm-9.35pm Ceri James & The Marvellous Knights -…

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