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... to the Fool's Gold website. You can discover all about us, what we do, when, and where. If you'd like us to perform for you, you can find out all about that too.

As we said; Welcome.

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Fool's Gold

Carol and Steve Robson are Fool's Gold - Acoustic Musicians with a very long track record of delivering entertaining, funny, and sometimes thought-provoking live music shows.


The shows have strong themes running through them, and there is always a mixture of original and well-known music, all delivered live.  The shows feature the music - but also the stories, histories, and mysteries that lie behind them all supported by great projected visuals.

We play for Village Halls, theatres, and organisations. At the moment we are delivering two Village Hall tours every year and shows for Organisations by invitation.

We have a full range of PA, Projection, and simple lighting suitable for a range of venues. All of our gear is fully PAT checked and we carry full Public Liability Insurance.

I attended last night's gig and I just had to email and thank you again. I thoroughly enjoyed your show, it was absolutely fascinating ☺️ I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and it’s great!

Marjorie,  Washington

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Latest Tour

The next major Village Hall tour is in the Autumn of 2023.

Most shows are 'Bang up to the Elephant', with a few specially requested exceptions.

  • 02 Sept The Hive, Nenthead (Bang Up…)

  • 09 Sept Orton Village Hall, Cumbria (Bang Up..)

  • 16 Sept Grasmere Village Hall, Cumbria(Bang Up..)

  • 23 Sept Stamfordham Village Hall, N’Bland (Bang Up..)

  • 13 Oct Gilsland Village Hall, N’Bland (Bang Up..)

  • 14 Oct Bolton Village Hall, Appleby, Cumbria (Bang Up..)

  • 20 Oct Wetherby Folk Club (Headline)

  • 21 Oct St. Cuthbert’s Hall, Shotley Bridge (Dark Light)

  • 27 Oct Castleside Village Hall, Nr. Consett(Bang Up..)

  • 10 Nov Knott Hall, Heddon-on-the-Wall (Beat the Drum)

  • 18 Nov Soulby Village Hall, Kirkby Stephen (Dark Light)

Tickets for all shows are available from venues.

The next tour will be booking for Spring 2024

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The Shows

We discovered early on that audiences enjoy a good, strong theme - which is why all of our shows have one!

Sometimes the theme is a Mystery, or a true story of a life, an event, or a period of history. Sometimes they are funny and sometimes there's a serious side.

All we can guarantee is that audiences love them, smile, laugh, and join in with us.

The red button below will. take you to a full list of our shows currently on after - but it's always changing and we are always adding new ones!

The red button below will take you to details of the shows currently on offer, and information about requirements and fees. There is a separate link for Speaker finders for Organisations.


What a talented musical couple you are.  We all were spellbound by the stories, myths and magical tales connected with your songs.  Thoroughly enjoyable.

Stamford, Lincs

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Contact Us

There are lots of ways to contact us - including the contact form below.

Please use whichever method is best for you - we'd love to hear from you!





3 Oxhill Villas, Stanley, Co.Durham, DH9 7JT


0795  7948116

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