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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.

> The image is us at Witton Park Village Hall on the 2024 Old King Coal tour. (thanks to Fiona for the photo!)

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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 Spring 2024, with our North East Mining Show, "Old King Coal'.  Response for this show has been fantastic and we're really looking forward to playing for all these good folks.

There are stories and live songs aplenty in this show, featuring a mixture of well-known traditional songs and several of our own too. There's a good range of instruments in this show and of course our trademark visuals - and some new lights!.

Audiences can expect plenty to join in with, laugh about and possibly think about too!

Tickets for all shows are available from venues:

2 Mar - St. Mary's Village Hall, St. Mary Park, N'bland

9 Mar - Edmundbyers Village Hall, Co. Durham

23 Mar - Ebchester Community Centre, Co. Durham

6 Apr - Corsenside Village Hall, N'bland

12 Apr - BURC, Spittal, Berwick

13 Apr - Dalton & Gayles Village Hall, Nr. Richmond

20 Apr - Tarset Village Hall, N'bland

26 Apr - Knott Memorial Hall, Heddon-on-the-Wall

27 Apr - Chester le St Methodist Church

04 May - Witton Park Village Hall, Bishop Aukland

10 May - Hamsteels Community Centre, Esh Winning

11 May - The Hive, Nenthead

18 May - Dufton Village Hall, Cumbria

25 May - St. Andrew's, Stanley

19 Oct - St Cuthbert's Hall, Shotley Bridge

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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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