Paris Folk Club

(Last updated 27th March 2019)

Folk ClubThe Paris Folk Club was formed in 2013 with the support of the Durham Ox. It has a unique location at the rear of the pub in what was the old skittle alley which was converted into a large meeting room several years ago. It is a great facility used by a range of village groups in Orston and its surrounding villages. The bi-folding doors open out into the beer garden and during the summer months is an ideal location to come along, sit eat and listen to some great music. In the winter months the Paris Folk Club operates with the doors closed, as you would expect, to keep us warm.

All through the year there is a regular attendance of around 12-16 musicians who play and sing with a variety of instruments from beginners to the more accomplished.

A fun and friendly venue awaits you whatever your level of experience and style of music (not just folk) in other words everyone is welcome whether it is to, sing, play an instrument or just to listen and soak up the atmosphere. Whilst there it has been mainly an acoustic or semi-acoustic night there are other types of instruments including clarinet and ukulele along with a lovely piano waiting to be used.


The Paris Folk Club meets at 7.30pm and finishes at 10.30pm at the Durham Ox.

DurhamOxThe beer garden at the Durham ox and on the right the old skittle room – home of the Paris Folk Club.

2019 Dates for the PARIS Folk Club @ the Durham Ox (Skittle Alley/ Back Room)

(Second Monday in the month 7.30pm-10.30pm)

8th April
13th May
10th June
8th July
12th August
9th September
14th October
11th November
9th December

Contact: David Morris
Tel: 01949-850083


Xmas meeting at the Durham Ox 14th December 2015

Another good turnout and a very enjoyable evening. Sausage rolls, mince pies plus sandwiches and chips!! A big thank you to David for this and for his work keeping the Paris Folk Club active at the Ox and at charity busking venues throughout 2015.

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Photos courtesy of Rudolphsnaps

Charity Day in Orston – Saturday, March 7th

The event was held at the Durham Ox with a number of charity table top sales, raffle and Shaun The Sheep draw. Our “buskers’ corner” proved a big hit on the day. David, Paul, Bob, Max, Malc, John, Mike, Val And Jake all contributed. The weather was kind and we were able to play, in some comfort, in the beer garden. Thanks to all for contributing to a successful event that raised around £400 for Cancer Research, Leicester Heart Hospital and Alzheimer’s research.

Jake - Orston 1
Charity Day - Orston


If you wish to be included on the Paris Folk Club e-mail circulation list then please give David Morris a call on 0743 497 2993 or send an e-mail to

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