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Orpington Folk Club

woodsie 20 Dec 04 - 06:36 PM
breezy 21 Dec 04 - 06:15 AM
breezy 21 Dec 04 - 06:16 AM
GUEST,Edward 21 Dec 04 - 12:15 PM
Cllr 21 Dec 04 - 01:18 PM
breezy 21 Dec 04 - 08:26 PM
GUEST,woodsie 27 Dec 04 - 06:20 AM
breezy 27 Dec 04 - 06:25 AM
GUEST,woodsie 28 Dec 04 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,woodsie 04 Jan 05 - 11:14 AM
breezy 04 Jan 05 - 11:26 AM
woodsie 05 Jan 05 - 07:24 AM
breezy 05 Jan 05 - 07:29 AM
woodsie 05 Jan 05 - 12:46 PM
woodsie 06 Jan 05 - 01:20 PM
Alaska Mike 06 Jan 05 - 06:09 PM
GUEST,woodsie 07 Jan 05 - 12:26 PM
GUEST,brandon Gold 11 Jan 05 - 01:22 PM
GUEST,woodsie 29 Jul 07 - 04:39 AM
Girl Friday 29 Jul 07 - 03:51 PM
mindblaster 30 Jul 07 - 03:02 AM
Richard Bridge 30 Jul 07 - 03:37 AM
Bonzo3legs 30 Jul 07 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie 30 Jul 07 - 06:39 AM
Bonzo3legs 30 Jul 07 - 06:57 AM
mindblaster 30 Jul 07 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,Hobos are nice people 30 Jul 07 - 12:03 PM
Bonzo3legs 30 Jul 07 - 01:38 PM
mindblaster 01 Aug 07 - 04:24 AM
Sliding Down The Bannister At My Auntie's House 01 Aug 07 - 04:26 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Aug 07 - 04:41 AM
Kenneth Ingham 01 Aug 07 - 07:29 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Aug 07 - 09:27 AM
Girl Friday 01 Aug 07 - 08:28 PM
Girl Friday 01 Aug 07 - 08:31 PM
Sausages Not Guns 02 Aug 07 - 04:18 AM
woodsie 02 Aug 07 - 04:21 AM
Richard Bridge 02 Aug 07 - 06:09 AM
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Girl Friday 02 Sep 07 - 03:28 PM
Richard Bridge 02 Sep 07 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie 02 Sep 07 - 08:18 PM
breezy 03 Sep 07 - 03:10 PM
Richard Bridge 03 Sep 07 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,Troysolder 03 Sep 07 - 07:11 PM
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Subject: Orpington Folk Club
From: woodsie
Date: 20 Dec 04 - 06:36 PM

The 16th December was the last session at the Anglesea Arms. The club has decided to close. There are many reasons for this, the main one being that they were getting on with the Landlord.

This club has been running for nearly 40 years and has featured artists such as David Bowie (Dave Jones then) Ralph Mctell (Ralph May then) The Strawbs (Strawberry Hill Boys then) Brian Bruce (Brian Bruce still!)

They are currently searching for a venue, preferably in the Oprpington area - suggestions welcome!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 06:15 AM

The royal oak Green St Green!!

Sorry to hear.

I always held the club dear in my memories as it was one of the 1st I ever visited and it booked me long ago when I took along my father to see and hear me then more recently it booked me again and since then I have gone from strength to stregth having now played Sharps and the friday club at the Liberal H Q where I shall be re-appearing in October 2005

All the best

John Breeze


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 06:16 AM

Is there a British Legion nearby, I now hold 2 clubs a week at the one in St Albans, Fridays and Sundays and the R B L is a great cause to support at the best of times


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Edward
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 12:15 PM

Yes Breezy there is a British Legion:

7 Church Hill, Orpington, BR6 OHE.


I've forwarded this info to the club organisers.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Cllr
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 01:18 PM

Breezy is now reaching even greater heights playing at ampthill acoustic club.

I know of at least one folk club that runs in a conservative club that could be a possible alternative venue. Cllr


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 21 Dec 04 - 08:26 PM

and this will be my 2nd appearance,sometime in March, done the one one my way up!



and now the Liberal club as well

and where's me photo from my visit to the Angelsea Oct 02 anyway?

Dont give up yet.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:20 AM

Apparently the BL is just a small room and not suitable. We have scouts out at this very moment looking for a venue. Suggestions please.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 27 Dec 04 - 06:25 AM

How small. Please, I must know. Then we can compare. Cos ours is small too.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 28 Dec 04 - 10:06 AM

Never went myself, but will pass your dialogue on to those who did.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 11:14 AM

Great news new venue found at last

The Beech Tree Wellington Road Orpington map here

Opening night Thursday 3rd February


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 04 Jan 05 - 11:26 AM

Well done , Whose on? Good luck
I'll be at Sue's club in Oct but I could fit you in!!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: woodsie
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 07:24 AM

The guests for the first night are Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner see their website here


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 07:29 AM

got it , Lynne will be coming over to me this Sunday to St Albans with Thorn and Roses

I already had them last year when they started their re-imergency tour of Hertfordshire.

A fine evening in prspect

They do songs by Mike Sparks MBE from Herga who also puts on a good evening

B-B is a gud un 2


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: woodsie
Date: 05 Jan 05 - 12:46 PM

Anybody else?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: woodsie
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 01:20 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 06 Jan 05 - 06:09 PM

Hi Woodsie, congratulations on finding a new location for your folk club. I will be visiting England in August 2005 and I'm still looking for a few more gigs to round out my trip. My website is here.   Send me a PM if you would like more information.

Best wishes,
Mike


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 07 Jan 05 - 12:26 PM

Unfortunately the landlord of the above mentioned Beechtree pub has changed his mind. So all gig are suspended and the club is once again homeless and searching for a venue!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,brandon Gold
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:22 PM

Keep on truckin' hope y'all find somewhere to boogie!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,woodsie
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 04:39 AM

They are still alive and kicking at The Change Of Horses in Farnborough Village - Still in the parish of Orpington!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Girl Friday
Date: 29 Jul 07 - 03:51 PM

And Orpington Friday Folk is still running at the Orpington Liberal Club (20 years now). We are open throughout August and beyond, every FridayOFF


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: mindblaster
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 03:02 AM

My one complaint is that the "residents" seem to hog the whole evening to the exclusion of some of the more talented performers even on the so called singers nights.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 03:37 AM

At which club, mindblaster?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 04:21 AM

We used to go to Friday Folk some years ago - very nice people but the smoke drove us away. May go back now there is none!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 06:39 AM

Mindblaster is referring to the Thursday club. Although.... last Thursday Lepe of Lepps , Keith Halford (ex resident), and a visiting American harp guitarist got spots on a guest night due to a lack of residents.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 06:57 AM

I'm sure that the last time we went to the Orpington Folk Club there were some blind folks playing autoharps, and jolly good they were too. How long ago was that I wonder - 10, maybe 12 years ago?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: mindblaster
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 07:03 AM

Definitely the thursday one richard.

The friday club is a much more friendly affair. They even manage to get as many floor spots as they can on the guest nights, although it's not guaranteed. There's this bloke called Robyn and it's worth going there just to hear him. No smoke last week when I was there.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Hobos are nice people
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 12:03 PM

That must have been the blind mexican autoharp orchestra - they were once regulars.+


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Jul 07 - 01:38 PM

As were the Buttons - are they still around?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: mindblaster
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 04:24 AM

Arouns my shirt and jacket


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Sliding Down The Bannister At My Auntie's House
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 04:26 AM

Brian Bruce is a very talented performer. He single handedly has kept tghis club afloat!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 04:41 AM

If we are still talking Thursday Orpington did they not have Triality as regulars. Lots of noise!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Kenneth Ingham
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 07:29 AM

Residents of Thursday Orpington are:

Brian Bruce - Guitar & Vocal
Steve Jennings - Guitar & Vocal
Ted Handley - Accordians & Vocal (of Triality)
Ivan North - Accordian & Vocal
Anne Halford - Accordian, Flute & Piccallo

Although not residents the infamous Tone Deaf Leopard can be found there on most weeks. It's a great club and they have some really good guest performers Martin Carty, Steve Tilston & Derek Brimstone come to mind having played there this year.

Ther's also this bloke called Ian Petrie who plays there quite regularly.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 09:27 AM

Hi Woodsie, can you tell me how to get a large parcel collected cheaply in Belgium and sent to me in England (GAS strikes again)...?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Girl Friday
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 08:28 PM

They get a bit upset when people can't spell accordion.
Buttons have promised to return to Friday Club now smoking's out, but haven't seen 'em yet.
Our residents are:

Ron Trueman-Border - national folk superstar

Rosa's Daughters - half of whom enable RTB to be a national superstar

Ralph Henning   Brilliant guitarist and ballad singer

Doug Field    Works abroad a lot but learns new songs whilst away. Good songs, good voice - good guitar style

Mo Baker Unaccompanied singer - has given up smoking because she wants to continue singing in folk clubs. (Admirable)

Chris Spindlow - well-known fagaholic- listens from outside but will be running the August evenings - outdoors if good weather.

Robin {with an I) Slater - just a floor singer on Thursdays - but I know talent when I see it- (ask the canary)


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Girl Friday
Date: 01 Aug 07 - 08:31 PM

And of course - modesty forebade - Tone Deaf Leopard- Leaders of the Glam Folk Movement


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Sausages Not Guns
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 04:18 AM

I love dem!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: woodsie
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 04:21 AM

I would try DHL but I don't think they are very cheap - otherwise it's deutchpost parcels - (takes about 4-5 days)


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 06:09 AM

Thanks Woodsie - I knew you'd have the info at work, but from Belgium it would be post belge.

I nearly bought a twin-neck to match my matching 6 and 12.....


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: The Barden of England
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 07:13 AM

Blimey, a twin neck. You'd have fun tuning that bugger!!!
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: The Barden of England
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 07:14 AM

Especially if it was designed like Mr. Smith's banjo   :-)
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Girl Friday
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 03:28 PM

I am heartily sick of the anti-TDL feeling that is prevelant at Orpington Folk Club. Though we go down well with the audience, we get jibes from some of the residents. We are not treated like this anywhere else we play and I am sick of it. I walked out in disgust last week.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 05:35 PM

Well, you have two options. Improve (musically, your writing is great in places) or don't go. It was a bit frightening at the Good Intent, Sue nearly hit the drum in time several times....


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Girl Friday without cookie
Date: 02 Sep 07 - 08:18 PM

Thankyou Richard, good advice, we aim to improve ,and you have noticed it. We get praise if we do in some quarters, and accused of ruining the image if we do in others. Either way it's Catch 22.We think certain people are scared of anything a bit different. Glad Richard's not. At least you look at our thread... and always post constructive comments. See you at Knockers.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: breezy
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 03:10 PM

and how has the smoking restriction changed things at the Lib, might be able to see the back wall now!

How dare someone suggest you, TDL have to 'improve' after all those hours of detailed, dedicated rehearsal.

Richard Bridge should be held in contempt, what does he know anyway?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 04:13 PM

Indigestion bothering you today, Breezy?


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Troysolder
Date: 03 Sep 07 - 07:11 PM

No problem with TDL - enjoy every performance - but you have to learn to keep quiet during other people's acts when you can't sing in tune - otherwise you are the "prima donna" imposing your voice on their performances and spoiling it for those that want to listen/participate in something tuneful.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Brian Bruce
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:15 PM

I would like to point out to whoever FOLKMAN is that I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO KEEP ORPINGTON FOLK CLUB ALIVE.
We have a very active committee and we all work as one. The acts are booked by me but only after consideration from the remainder of the Committee. We try to work as a team. Statements like that can and do cause considerable tension between people and I will not allow that to happen. I am only sorry It took so long for this to come to my attention.I reiteratate Orpington Folk Club Committee work as a team and as such they all deserve the plaudites. Namely: Steve Jennings, Ted Handley, Ivan North and Ann Halford. We have a good club and it is evident that someone or Some people are trying to dismantle it. It will not Work


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:19 PM

Hmm. TODAY VE VILL PLAY SQUASH. I VILL DRIVE ZE STEAMROLLER!

I've been on committees like that too. Hell, I've been in relationships like that!


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: GUEST,Brian Bruce
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:26 PM

Well done Richard its comments like that, that drove me away from Folk Music before, and I can assure you I am so bloody Mad I could and feel like quiting again. If I'm so bloody good then surely some common sense from supposedly inteligent people would be more appropriate.


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Subject: RE: Orpington Folk Club
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Sep 07 - 04:51 PM

Chill Brian. Accept a compliment when given, as Folkman did for you. If you need to credit others, you probably don't need to shout.


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