Welcome to the new web site for Orpington Folk and Blues, arguably one of the top places to play and listen to music. Don’t let the words folk or blues put you off as you might be pleasantly surprised at what we have to offer.

NB. No fingers have yet been cut off whilst in the performer’s ear!

Also on this site is information on Grand Ole Orpy, our complimentary event that gives musicians an opportunity to try their stuff in front of their peers, an opportunity to seek new alliances and generally have an evening’s fun but without the larger numbers of the Orpington Folk and Blues events.

More pages will become active in the coming weeks and months, including links to some of the most memorable performances by some brilliant musicians.


Grand Ole Orpy

This takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month – performers have a chance to try out new material in a less formal atmosphere. There is also an opportunity to jam along. Cost is £2 for performers and for casual listeners it is free.

Here is a session from one of our early meetings

Dear All,
Due to the current Covid-19 virus situation we have decided for your safety that we have cancelled this week’s Grand Ole Orpy Session and next week’s Folk and Blues, so no events for us in March.
We will of course be monitoring the situation and will re-advise you all as and when we can re-open.
We are sorry to do this but hope you appreciate that your wellbeing is important to us and we will resume as soon as safe to do so in accordance with government guidelines.
In the meantime keep safe and keep practising some new tunes for us to listen to!
Best wishes from The Team
John, Jenny, Dave, Grahame, Rik and Frank