Grand Ol’ Orpy1st & 3rd Tuesday each month (currently suspended).
Orpington Folk & Blues2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
(currently suspended).

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December 2019

Phil Hare

Friday 13th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Phil’s solo music career began almost 30 years ago and he is now widely regarded as one of the finest and most distinctive guitarists working on the current UK acoustic / folk music circuit. In addition, many years of gigging have resulted in Phil evolving into a perceptive and heartfelt songwriter as well as a 'freestyle', humorous troubadour who puts on a great show. Phil’s song-writing often reflects his own social/political views, not in a ‘tub-thumping’ way but in a…

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Chain

Saturday 14th December 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£5

Chain play the music of Fleetwood Mac. A mixture of early Peter Green and the classic Buckingham/Nicks line up. Advance tickets from the band - 07962219698 or £5 on the door.  

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Ba Bizarre

Friday 20th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£3

Weird, wonderful and ready to rock. Ba Bizarre get you moving with classic punk covers (Sex Pistols, Stranglers, Blondie, The Buzzcocks) and hard hitting originals.

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Christmas Day Opening

Wednesday 25th December 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

The bar will be open in the evenings on Christmas Day and Boxing Day from 19:30 until 22:30. It will also be open on Christmas Eve from 6pm, and New Year's Eve until 1am.

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Byron Wallen

Friday 27th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£10

Byron Wallen was born July 1969 in London, England while the Apollo 11 crew were on their way to the moon. Raised in a musical family, as a small child Byron studied classical piano. He also played euphonium but then switched to trumpet, studying with Peter Ruderforth in London and with Jimmy Owens, Donald Byrd and Jon Faddis in New York in the mid to late 80s. In 1992, Wallen graduated from Sussex University with a degree in psychology, philosophy…

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Paul Brown supported by Cillians & Friends

Saturday 28th December 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
£4

Paul Brown is a fine guitarist & a superb entertainer with lots of classic pop songs from the 50's, 60's & 70's through to current hits. As a bit of extra seasonal fun, he will be inviting you to play Musical Bingo. In support are Cillians & Friends featuring accomplished folk guitarist & singer Ian Campbell plus poet & songwriter Carol Fenwick. Pals joining them include Heather Hodgkinson & Ian Anderson. Open Mic spots available.

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New Year’s Eve Party

Tuesday 31st December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Wednesday 1st January 2020 @ 1:00 am
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom

We are celebrating the end of the year - Club/CAMRA members and their guests are all welcome. Bring some food to share, and we'll have some fireworks to usher in the New Year! As a special treat, we'll have this excellent beer available: Gadds Black Pearl Oyster Stout 6.2% Roasted barley, malted oats and Kent-grown Fuggles hops combine to create this luscious, bible-black stout. First brewed for the Eddie Gilbert seafood restaurant and now brewed in honour of its founder, our…

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January 2020

Fundraiser Night

Friday January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£3

We'll be kicking off the Orpington Liberal Club weekend program for 2020 with a Friday Charity Fundraiser Night. Proceeds will be donated to The Bromley Homeless Shelter. A PA will be available for plug in & play with mix of floorspots & a limited number of pre-arranged extended slots, currently filled by Curtis Savage + Tone Deaf Leopard + John Edwards & friends. Further acts to be confirmed. We welcome musicians playing a wide range of genres, also poets &…

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Crayon Angels + Joe Stoeser & Anne Martin + Open Mic

Friday January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£5

Somewhere around Folk, just north of Americana with an occasional day trip to ‘clever English pop’ and a weekend mini-break to Soul. Crayon Angels are: Natalina Castiglioni: Vocals Del Halpin: Guitar, Pedal Steel Ian Montague: Guitar, Vocals The pigeonholing of music can be a foolhardy and ultimately futile pastime so - rather than struggling to find a meaningless catch-all label - let's just say that Crayon Angels are three pleasant humans writing and performing some nice songs for grown-ups. The…

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Laura Holland Duo

Saturday January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

Come and join us for an evening of Blues with a twist! Performing our eclectic set of both originals and covers from 8pm onwards. Tickets £10 - Please call 07801 089375 (Note that this event is currently sold out)

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Jo Fooks & Andy Panyi Quintet

Friday January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

Jo Fooks, born in Edinburgh, began learning the saxophone at 15. In 1992 she won 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year'. Inspired and encouraged by local Edinburgh musicians, Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston after receiving a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme. After recording her debut album "Here and Now!", the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey…

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February 2020

Ross Jacques & Ceri James +Nathan, Vienna, 2 Chevrons & floorspots

Saturday February 1 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£6

Local mouth harp legend Roscoe Jacques teams up with singer songwriter Ceri James to celebrate their shared love of Country & Blues music for a debut gig together. This was inspired by a musical meeting of minds one Wednesday afternoon at Cafe Dolce Vita in Petts Wood. In support we'll have showcase sets from 3 artists who are stars in their own right: Nathan Persad Multi instrumentalist & human jukebox with his encyclopedic knowledge of 60's hits. Two Chevrons Apart…

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Doghouse Roses

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

The unique sound of Glasgow’s Doghouse Roses lies in the threads that connect British folk music and Americana. As they prepare to release their fourth album ‘We Are Made of Light’ the duo continue to delight audiences across the UK and Europe. Paul Tasker and Iona Macdonald met in 2005 and very quickly after started playing music together. Both were drawn to the fusion music of the Pentangle and Gillian Welch, as well as songwriters like Jackie Leven and Natalie…

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Meet The Brewer/Tap Takeover – Musket Brewery

Monday February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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We are pleased to welcome Musket Brewery tonight, and will have a range of their beers available. Bar Opens 6pm

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Phil Birkin + Helen North + Open Mic

Friday February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£5

For our February Guest + Open Mic Night we've put together a double bill featuring two of Kent's finest folk performers . Singer songwriter Helen North has a growing reputation for her skilfully turned lyrics, strongly visual songs & beautiful, true voice. Helen's compositions draw on years of experience working with boats and sailing incorporating nautical themes. Singing both traditional & self-penned songs her captivating performances have her audience in gales of laughter at one moment, & in rapt attention…

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The Ben Crosland Quintet

Friday February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

Ben Crosland - Bass, Dave O’Higgins - Saxophone, Buster Birch - Drums, Steve Lodder - Piano, John Etheridge - Guitar Ray Davies’ songs are rooted on the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation. Ben Crosland began his musical education at the age of 13 by taking up the drums and the Kinks’ singles were constantly on the Dansette as he played along in his bedroom. 50 years on, as bandleader and composer/arranger, he is…

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March 2020

M Jazz Collective

Friday March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£5

Standards, Latin Jazz, occasional funky stuff.  

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Night of the Living Dulcimers

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

A concert by four leading players of both Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer, Amy Hollinrake, Grahame Hood, 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! Enquiries to Graham 07484-858471

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Ashtones Band

Friday March 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4

Come and join Colin, Jim, Simon and Toby for some blues and rock music this evening, just £4.00 entry on the door. Songs by Creedance Clearwater, Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Kinks, Chuck Berry, John Mayer, Santana, Beatles, Status Quo and a whole lot more.

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Board Games Night – CANCELLED

Thursday March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£1

A regular 3rd Thursday in the month friendly fun event in the OLC Bar area. Lots of board games available to choose to play ranging from the familiar to the obscure. Everyone welcome... Free entry to OLC members; £1 temporary membership charge to non-OLC members.

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Poets Corner – CANCELLED

Friday March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£3

An evening of original poetry, swing jazz & self penned songs. Hosted by David Silk with featured guest Carol Fenwick & floorspots welcome. £3 on the door + raffle, proceeds go to St Christopher's Hospice. Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.

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Meditation & Mindfulness – CANCELLED

Saturday March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£7
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Spring Equinox Music & Poetry Fest featuring the Hog Eye Men – CANCELLED

Saturday March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£5

The finale of our Spring Equinox Music & Poetry Festival are the celebrated shanty singing group Hog Eye Men who will provide us with plenty of opportunities to sing along . There also be a set from Capella (Lesley & Tony Petty) with their astounding acapella folk harmonies. To kick off the evening there will be a succession of pre-booked extended floorspots including the Nonsuch Mummers, Linda Smith & Alan Austen, Rom Shanty Crew, Dave Harper's Hashtag, Tone Deaf Leopard…

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Resident Trio Feature – CANCELLED

Friday March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

James trained classically in Piano & Clarinet and studied in Jazz at University. After gaining a degree in Music he taught Jazz piano at Middlesex University for a further 7 years. He has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, The London Palladium and worked with some of Britain’s greatest Jazz artists, including: Pete King, Alan Barnes, John Etheridge, Jim Mullen, Gerard Presencer, Stan Sulzmann, Derek Nash, Bobby Wellins, Rex Richardson, Mark Lockhart, Mick Hutton,Clark Tracey, London Musici, & Anita Wardell. James is…

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German Conversation Group – CANCELLED

Saturday March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£1

A great opportunity to speak and practise your German in a friendly atmosphere. Free entry to OLC members; £1 temporary membership charge to non-OLC members. This is held on the last Saturday of each month.  

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Meet The Brewer/Tap Takeover – Tonbridge Brewery – CANCELLED

Monday March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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We are pleased to welcome Tonbridge Brewery for a Meet The Brewer/Tap Takeover tonight, and will have a range of their beers available. Bar opens 6pm, Club and CAMRA members welcome. This event is postponed until later in the year.

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Colin Brunton – CANCELLED

Tuesday March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£4

Popular local guitarist & singer Colin Brunton (from Short & Curlies + Two Chevrons Apart) will play a lively & entertaining set to finish the evening with friends to join him. Plus two mid-evening showcase spots from local mouth harp legend Ross Jacques + multi-instrumentalist & singer Jackie Santo. No Folk & Blues or Grand Ol' Orpy tonight because its the 5th Tues of the Month but Open Mic for the 1st hour with everyone welcome. Just £4.00 on the…

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April 2020

Ukulele Night

Thursday April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£1

Our monthly ukulele night 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. Free entry to club members; £1 temporary membership charge for non-club members.

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Mississippi MacDonald

Saturday April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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Details to follow...

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Quiz Night

Monday April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club Bar, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£2

Come and join us in the bar on the 1st Monday each month for our quiz night. £2 entry for a chance to win some beer money.

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