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 Darlington Folk & Acoustic Club


       The Copper Beech

       Our next Zoom Singaround will take place on  

    Thursday MAY 27th at 7.30 p.m   (Please scroll down to access admission)

      Our next Zoom Concert will take place on

     Thursday June 10th at 7.30 p.m       and will feature

John Kirkpatrick and Sunjay

                Supported by Brian & Susan Race

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John Kirkpatrick is the squeezebox master and instrumental virtuoso of the English folk scene. As well as a fine solo performer John has played in so many iconic folk bands  -Steeleye Span, The Albion Band , Richard Thompson's band, Home Service well as in numerous duos. In 2010, John was named Musician of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards.   

Sunjay hit the music world in about 2013 as a brilliant young blues and folk fingingpicking guitarist and singer and he has gone from strength to strength since then. He is in demand at clubs and festivals across the country and he has even played 'Buddy' in the touring theatre musical. Guitarists - you will be humbled by his effortless technique.

  There are no advanced tickets as such but a donation (min £10) will be expected at the end of the night.

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   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 in March 2020 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 have been invited to make recordings which are regularly being sent out as email attachments.

        We are now holding virtual singarounds on Zoom every two weeks

 To book a ZOOM INVITATION to a CONCERT or Singaround then please let Bob know on  "" (Click this link)




             Bob and Paul




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.