The town is alive with the sound of music

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Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club has started its 2017 year-long programme of live jazz.
Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club are proud of the fact that they have been playing their part in keeping jazz alive in the town since 1996. They have live bands performing eleven months of the year and one of the things that the guest performers always say is that they appreciate the part that the audience is playing in making it possible for them to tour and perform live.
And because the club is friendly with the organisers of two other northern clubs – Bedale and Boston Spa Jazz Clubs – it means they can really punch above our weight and put together a northern mini tour to get some of the best bands around to play for them.
A very impressive line-up of bands kicks off the Club’s jazz year. They include: Next concert Next concert. Part of Darlington Arts Festival, see Next concert.
Next concert. Part of Darlington Arts Festival, see Festival section accessed off the home page
Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Hall, Larchfield Street, Darlington 12.30pm on the first Saturday of every month except January. Entry is just £10 on the door (no need to pre-book), there a licensed bar, tea and coffee is available, and everyone is very welcome to bring their own food along for a picnic whilst the bands are entertaining.
Doors open at 12noon and there’s the added benefit of plenty of free onsite car parking. It’s also just a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row.
Contact: Ray Sams 07860 368022
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Disco nights at Voodoo
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It’s all happening at The Forum
The Forum in Borough Road has got a terrific programme. For the full list of gigs and events, please visit

April @ The Forum.

Friday 28th – Northern Soul Night
3 DJ’s spinning quality Northern Soul , Motown & 60’s
Entrance £3.50/7pm until Midnight.

Saturday 29th – Bryan Adams Experience
Brilliant tribute to the Canadian Rocker Bryan Adams, always a sell-out get tickets early!
Tickets £9adv/£10otd/8pm

img title=”Darlington Folk Club” src=”×141.png” alt=”Darlington Folk Club” class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-6415 imgborder” />Darlington Folk Club meets every Thursday evening at the Copper Beech in Neasham Rd at 8pm Further details are on www.darlingtonfol
Thursday March 23rd Loose Like a Goose (Bob Surgeoner & Bruce Rollo)
Thursday March 30th Singers, Musicians and Poets