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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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Colin Reece & Friends

Saturday April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£6

These boys were kings of the 80's Kent Folk Rock scene, with 100's of gigs, festival performances and European tours - individually they have played with some of the greatest folk rock artists - back together for a few gigs in their old stomping ground in 2020. Only one local gig this year, don't miss this one. Special guests and support. Playing hits of the last 40 years and Colin's original songs. Colin Reece - Professional Singer Songwriter, The Bully…

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The Nick Beston Quartet

Friday April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

Nick’s musical career began at the age of 11 as a chorister at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London. At the age of 12 he took up the saxophone after finding an old instrument in the back of the cupboard at school, and by the age of 14 had decided to try and make a career as a professional musician. Nick worked his way through various youth bands, orchestras, sax quartets and big bands and, in 1991, went to…

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Spring Real Ale and Cider Festival – Postponed

Thursday April 23 @ 6:00 pm - Sunday April 26 @ 3:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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Our Spring Real Ale and Cider Festival scheduled for Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April, with a preview night for club and CAMRA members on Thursday 23rd April, has been postponed due to concerns with the Corona Virus.

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May 2020

Open Water

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

Joanne, Richard Jeff and Alex perform songs from the album 'Open Water'. Open Water area an acoustic quartet steeped in the British Folk Tradition with influence of Celtic and American Bluegrass. Based in the South East of England, Open Water bring a fresh approach to acoustic music. Joanne Doolan’s unique vocals emanate from her Welsh musical roots. Guitars and other stringed instruments are played by Jeff Alexander and Richard Rozze. Jeff’s influences come from traditions as varied as the Renaissance…

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Heads South

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

Heads South plays sizzling Latin Jazz combining Cuban and other Latin rhythms with distinctive melodies in a dynamic repertoire of original and classic tunes. The Band features top UK trumpeter Steve Waterman trumpet, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon, guiro, Buster Birch on drums, timbale, castanets, frame drum, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, and leader/composer John Harriman on piano and organ. The Band has released two albums to critical acclaim, it was chosen to perform a national tour…

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June 2020

Not The Shadows

Saturday June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£5

Not The Shadows bring you the very best of Rock 'n Roll. £5 on the door

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Blue Harlem

Friday June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Road
Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ United Kingdom
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£10

Blue Harlem have been widely regarded as one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene for over 15 years. They have become regular favourites at venues such as the world-famous Ronnie Scott's, The100 Club, The Hippodrome, Hideaway, Jitterbugs and many, many more. They enjoy an international reputation - 2007 found them launching the 4th International Film Festival of Dubai and in 2008, they were personally invited by Baz Luhrmann to perform for the launch of his 1940's blockbuster…

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