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July 2019

Hogs Back Brewery Tap Takeover

Tuesday July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hog's Back are a small family brewery from Surrey. They have been brewing since 1992 and are perhaps best known for TEA (Traditional English Ale). The majority of hops are sourced within 5 miles of the brewery, including their own hop garden. Their beer range includes traditional beers but also contemoprary brews. Bar opens 6pm.

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Frank Statesboro + Mark Newlove Tingley & Open Mic

Friday July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For July Guest Plus Open Mic Night it's a starring role for Frank Statesboro who will be ably supported by Mark Newlove Tingley. Frank is an exciting performer who plays up-tempo blues, rock & roll, soul, boogie & more in his own inimitable delta bluesy style. They'll be plenty of foot-tapping music & singing along to choruses. Sit back ,chill out & enjoy over foaming beaker of craft ale with opportunities for the brave to get up & dance...You'll soon…

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Fifth Tuesday – Showcases & Floor Spots

Tuesday July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

There are 5 Tuesdays in July so with no end of the month Grand Ol' Orpy or Folk & Blues Night planned...We've decided to fill the gap by giving extra performance time to 3 entertaining acts who have spotlight sets of around 30 minutes each ..featuring music & poetry.They'll also be opportunities for floor spots to get the night underway. Cillians blends together the talents of accomplished folk guitarist & singer Ian Campbell + poet & songwriter Carol Fenwick..The duo…

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August 2019

Debbie Bond

Saturday August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her singing has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur, both of whom she cites as being influences on her music. The truth is that Debbie does it her way, playing a dynamic mix of soulful originals and covers. Her impressive musical story includes years of performing with older traditional Alabama blues musicians, including Johnny Shines, Eddie Kirkland and…

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The Spinners Legends

Friday August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent 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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Poets Corner

Friday August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An open mic session of poetry and music hosted by Dave Silk & Friends... Priority given to those performing original verse & own songs. £3 on the door

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F & B Showcase

Friday August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

£5 on the door

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German Conversation group

Saturday August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Monthly meeting on the last Saturday lunchtime of the month. A great opportunity to speak and practise your German in a friendly atmosphere.

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September 2019

Quiz Night

Monday September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Come and join our monthly quiz night. £2 entry for a chance to win some beer money.  

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Ukelele Night

Thursday September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£1

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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Glymjack

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

Glymjack is the folk-roots project of songwriter Greg McDonald. The debut album "Light the Evening Fire", featuring Show of Hands legends Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, and Sam Kelly percussionist Evan Carson, has swept the folk world, with airplay across BBC radio, Acoustic declaring Glymjack “as good as contemporary folk comes”. Live, Greg is joined in an acoustic duo line-up by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner, delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes, which…

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Late Summer Party

Saturday September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Our 2nd Guest + Open MIC 'free entry mini-fest' of the year with special guests Ron Trueman-Border & the Strangers. The event begins with a lunchtime open MIC session followed by a succession of pre-booked slots of between 15 & 30 minutes featuring many great local acts. RTB will complete the event with a set of around 50 minutes. Weather permitting we are aiming to stage the event in the Liberal Club Garden but if it's inclement it will be…

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Ba Bizarre – Cancelled

Friday September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled at short notice due to illness.

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Elie Rees

Saturday September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£6

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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Sue & Neal Richardson

Friday September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

With Neal Richardson-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums Since being tipped for the top by Jazzwise magazine, Sue Richardson’s career has gone from strength to strength. Her most recent album, Too Cool, The Life & Music of Chet Baker, cemented her position in the jazz world – gaining four and five star reviews in the jazz press as well as internationally and sell out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s. It was also in The Sunday Times 100 Best Records of The Year…

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Steve Suffet + Pat Lamanna (USA) + Jack & Alison + Open Mic

Saturday September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

The Sept Guest + Open Mic Night is a double bill featuring sets from visiting New York Folkies Pat Lamanna & Steve Suffet + Traditional English folk duo Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby. Veteran New York folky Steve Suffet is back with his keen sense of humour and love of the big apple. He plays old-time songs done his way, and some of his own. Steve is bringing along Pat Lamanna. Her songs cover issues such as peace, religion and…

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October 2019

The Huskies

Friday October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

On Friday we have an evening with The Huskies in aid of St Christopher's Hospice. Jazz/Blues, Classical, Folk and Elvis! Dave Silk, John Edwards & friends + special guests + floor spots available

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Mississippi Macdonald

Saturday October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Mississippi Macdonald and band + Support Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee, from London, England. He has been playing since he was 11 years old and has travelled extensively on the US blues trail, meeting, amongst others, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Otis Clay and BB King. In 2010, he was part of the team that purchased a gravestone for the late Hi Records recording artist and soul legend, OV Wright. Mississippi’s albums, “Dress For…

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October Real Ale and Cider Festival

Thursday October 10 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday October 12 @ 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

We're having our October Real Ale and Cider Festival on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October, with a preview night for club and CAMRA members on Thursday 10th October. On Friday 11th, The Greater London Club of the Year award will be presented to the Club and Hartley Morris will be joining us. More details and tickets Here.

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Quiz Night

Monday October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£2

The Quiz Night this month is a week later than usual. Come and join us in the bar!

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Capella & Kevin Henty

Friday October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

For our October Guest + Open Mic Night we've got another treat lined up for you . If ever two voices were meant to go together its Tony and Lesley Petty, whose amazing two-part capella harmonies enchant audiences. Their vast repertoire of highly entertaining songs, both traditional and contemporary, are delivered in a relaxed and witty style with audience participation always encouraged. Kevin Henty is a gentle giant with a larger than life stage presence.A multi instrumentalist with raucous voice…

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Simon Spillett

Friday October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

with Jim Treweek-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums. Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as "formidable," Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who leads his own quartet featuring Robin Aspland (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). He has won several awards for his music, including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards (2011), Jazz Journal magazine's Critic's Choice CD of the Year (2009) Rising Star in the BBC Jazz Awards (2007) and most recently the Services…

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Folk & Blues Autumn Music Gala

Saturday October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

The Autumn Music Gala is being organised by Members of Orpington Folk & Blues and features showcase sets from 5 top local acts. It's just £5 on the door & starts at 20.00 hrs prompt.. please get there early... The featured acts are - PAUL BROWN - Top notch entertainer with a big repertoire of upbeat songs. BRIAN MILLER - Ace guitarist with Beatles covers, R& B standards & more. WALKING THE WITCH - 4 piece band with Americana, Folk…

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Night of the Living Dulcimers

Tuesday October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

A unique concert by five fine players of both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer, Amy Hollinrake, Grahame Hood, John Shaw, Bill Howarth and Steve Lillywhite. Great music from expert players and a rare chance to find out more about these wonderful instruments. Presented by Dulcimer Decorum - See our Facebook page!

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November 2019

M Jazz Collective

Friday November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Standards, Latin Jazz, occasional funky stuff.  

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Linde Nijland (with multi-instrumentalist Bert Ridderbos)

Saturday November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Songs of Sandy Denny + some of her own. Folk singer / songwriter Linde Nijland used to be half of well known harmony singing duo Ygdrassil, until they split up and Linde continued solo with musician Bert Ridderbos on guitars, cittern, accordion and banjo. Apart from recording her own songs she's an excellent performer of classic folk songs and she's made an entire album as an homage to her favourite singer Sandy Denny which was very well received. It led…

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Liz Simcock

Friday November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£6

Liz Simcock is a talented singer-songwriter performing in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast and beyond. In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter. Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her main songwriting role models. Her fourth album (Friday Night…

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Midnight at Room 306 Blues

Saturday November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

A night of classy original blues & progressive rock. With accomplished & nicely matured local musicians. Peter D Morrison - Composer-Guitar-Singer-Synthesisers-Harmonica Roger Jones - Singer Ross Jacques - Harmonicas Bc Black - Bass Trevor Thorowgood - Drums "The band 'Room 306' seems to form itself. I just keep meeting up with great musicians that are at a loose end and love my songs." Peter D Morrison.

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Parable band hosted by Steve Wherle

Friday November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

A very talented young band playing both original songs and covers. Only 40 seats available for this gig, so be quick if you want to come. Tickets £10 from 07801089375.

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Kitty Macfarlane

Saturday November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. Kitty Macfarlane's highly anticipated debut album Namer Of Clouds, released September 2018 and produced by Sam Kelly and…

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