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                                            Darlington Folk Club


          The Copper Beech

  Our next Guest Evening is a Double Bill on 4th July


        Flash Company  then

 The Richmond Hillbillies 

                                Door £7



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Flash Company is a Hartlepool/Wolviston based trio singing traditional and contemporary songs both accompanied and acapella. The band consists of Breffni Martin, a long-standing singer, club and festival organiser in the folk world.

Jan Spencelayh, a very accomplished performer in both the folk and jazz world and Paul Rodgers, a versatile musician who first started singing in folk clubs such as the Nursery in Hartlepool in the 1980’s. Paul plays guitar, 4 & 5 string banjos, ukulele and mandolin. He also has a great sense of humour.



The Richmond Hillbillies - Americana from the banks of the Swale.

They sing and play guitar, dobro and banjo as a duo and a trio with core members Lindsay, Paul  and Jo. Occasional Hillbilly Jack, will be guesting with Paul and Lindsay for a July 4th celebration of American music from the Carter Family to Irving Berlin;  and Woody Guthrie to Townes Van Zandt.




Our resident club band was recently out on the streets of Darlington again busking for charity.

       Great North Road  has been playing in the outside market area over several weekends to raise money for the Butterwick Hospice and have now raised over £2900!

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The Copper Beech is situated in the south of Darlington towards the lower end of Neasham Road just before the Geneva Road roundabout if travelling from the town centre. Approaching from out of town it is preferable to take the Darlington Football stadium turn off from the A66 southern ringroad, under the low bridge and just past the first roundabout on the left. There is a large Copper Beech tree just outside!!. Post code for sat navs is DL1 4DH. more information and maps will appear in the "Contact Us "page.



     Our next night will be on 20 th JUNE 2019.  These nights often alternate with our guest nights and are free. (Live music only)

Please come along to join in these unique, passionate and enjoyable evenings. Even if you do not perform we would like to emphasize that listeners are always welcome. A small , voluntary, collection and raffle are promoted to help club funds.