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 Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club


       The Copper Beech

   Corona Virus impact on the Darlington Folk and Acoustic club.

                      To all of our regular audience and singers at this difficult time.


After the government guidance of 16th March it is with regret that our weekly meetings at the Copper Beech will have to be suspended until further notice.SINCE THE ABOVE ANNOUNCEMENT THE CLUB HAS EVOLVED TO KEEP UP INTEREST AND ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR REGULAR PERFORMERS AND AUDIENCE. HERE IS WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON WITH A MESSAGE FROM BOB TUDDENHAM...

         Keep enjoying music at Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club during the lockdown!

Since the lockdown in late March, the Club has put together a programme of virtual music activities and events which have been very well received. We've had a quiz and then regulars were invited to make recordings which have been sent out

   We are now holding virtual singarounds on Zoom every two weeks and will "test the water" with a  Guest Zoom concert...see below

 These have all been publicised through our email list.  If you're not on the list and would like to join then please let Bob know on




 A  Guest Evening   will be held on Thursday 24th   Sept

   With the ongoing restrictions for meeting up to listen and perform at the Copper Beech the Club is proposing to experiment with a Zoom Concert on Thursday24th September. This comes after having several successful Zoom singarounds which is much better than just doing nothing and waiting for live music to return. At present we have confirmed that Anthony John Clarke will provide the main entertainment and we are working on other contributions with John Wrightson performing for about half an hour. The details about the concert will be communicated later and folks who would like to “attend” should contact the club email address so that Bob Tuddenham can send the admission passwords for the concert. Just so that we retain some control over total numbers we would request that these passwords should not become public knowledge and possibly generate unforeseen consequences (such as a malicious intrusion from undesirable interlopers). We will be paying a fee to the main guests (professional performers are having real “hard times“ at the moment) and at the end of the concert we would be running a donation website for your voluntary contributions. The suggestion is about £5.  

    If you are not on our emailing list please contact  ...



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George and Helen Armstrong have now stepped down from the Folk Club Steering Group after many years of faithful service in chairing and functioning as the main coordinator of the group and the club with lots of support from the other members. We thank them both, most sincerely, for all the effort and time in promoting and running our club. The remaining members of the steering group will keep the club going for the foreseeable future and regular supporters will be encouraged to help on club nights with setting up and tidying up at the end of the evening. Thank you George and Helen.


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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  on 19th March 2020  has been CANCELLED .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.