Darlington Folk Club

The town is alive with the sound of music

Darlington Folk Club is at The Copper Beech, Neasham Road, everyThursday evening. Visit the website for more details.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club stages Saturday lunchtime gigs at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington.

All sessions start at 12.30, doors open from noon.
For more information go to www.darlingtonjazz.co.uk

Darlington Piano Society
Darlington Piano Society reaches a milestone on Sunday 25th February when it hosts its 100th performer for the Society.

The recital is by Martin James Bartlett, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014, when he was 17 years old. At 21 years of age now, Martin is both the youngest pianist to play for the Society and is the same age as the Society – by chance rather than design.

Programme: Scarlatti – 3 Sonatas; Beethoven – Sonata No 30 in E major, op 109; Rachmaninov – 3 Preludes; Schumann/Liszt – Widmung; Liszt – Sonetto 104 del Petrarca; Scriabin – Sonata No.4 in F# major, Op.30

  • Tickets available from the Dolphin Centre, online via the society’s website and on the door, £12 (U21, £6)
  • Season tickets for the remainder of the season can be purchased at the recitals or via the website.

Disco nights at Voodoo

There is a chance to enjoy some terrific disco-based music in Darlington. Double Entendre features DJ Soul, Funk, Acid Jazz, held on the 4th Friday of the month at Voodoo Café, Skinnergate 8.30pm until late.




Darlington Music Society will stage six concerts of classical music during the 2017 / 2018 season as they have in previous years.
Tickets are £14 per concert or £52.50 for a season ticket. Tickets can be obtained from the Dolphin Centre or season tickets from Mr. R. Tooze, 66 Headlands, Darlington. DL3 8RZ. Tel: 01325 467163
The remaining concerts during are:
Prince Bishop Brass – an ensemble of brass instruments on Sat 17th February, playing a wide programme by Mozart, Bach & Gershwin & many others.
Matthew Scott (Clarinet) & Cristine Zerafa (Piano) on Saturday 17th March, playing Debussy, Brahms & others.
Marmen Quartet on Saturday 21st April, playing Mozart, Beethoven & Janacek

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 www.theforumonline.co.uk


Open Day – at The Forum on 4th February from 3pm to 7pm.

There will be live music and refreshments, open-mic opportunities, chance to tour refurbished facilities plus a “Buy, Sell & Swap” for all old music gear.

Admission is free for all ages. More information about the venue on Twitter @TheForum_Music or the website www.theforumonline.co.uk


February Events

Friday 2nd – Pioneers of the Synthesizer
Featuring Liquid Engineers (Gary Numan) & Man Machine (Kraftwerk)
Tickets £8adv/£10otd – Doors 8pm-Concert 8.30pm

Saturday 3rd – Hilarity Bites Comedy Club
Our monthly comedy club featuring 3 stop stand-up comedians
Tickets £10 – Doors 7,30pm

Sunday 4th – Open Day
Fun for all the family at our open day to celebrate our refurbished rehearsal rooms and recording studio. We have an array of events to enjoy from Open Mic slots, recording studio workshops, and you can buy, sell and/or swap your music gear!
+ Refreshments & Snacks available.
Free to all ages from 3pm to 7pm

As part of Independent Venues Week and our Open Day
We welcome back the Rootsy Folk Rockers to The Forum.
Tickets £7 – Doors 7pm – Concert 7.30pm
12+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Friday 9th – The Skapones & Big Fat Panda
Vinyl Single Launch Party
Tickets £10 which includes a Ska Goodybag + The Single
Doors 7.30pm. Showtime 8.30pm

Saturday 10th – Who’s Next
Brilliant tribute to The Who return
Tickets £12 – Doors 7.30pm- Concert 8.30pm

Friday 16th – Darlington R’n’B Club
Featuring Big Wolf Band
Tickets £12 – Doors 7.30pm

Saturday 17th – The Killerz
Excellent tribute to The Killers
Advance tickets advised
Tickets £12 – Doors 7.30pm – Concert 8.30pm

Friday 23rd – Gasto Promotions presents Chantel McGregor
+ Support tba
Tickets £14 – Doors 7.30pm