Yves-Langlois - Cajun Fiddler extraordinaire.
Cajun dancers in full flow
Dance to the Steamy Rhythms
Here in Kent we have had some excellent Cajun music.
Dindon Sauvage is
led by fiddler/song-writer Yves Langlois,
a Cajun songster/fiddler of international calibre,
currently voted Cajun fiddler no. 2 in Europe,
but also respected in the US of A, and currently paying a rare
visit back to Kent from his new home with Karen and babe in France,
of the Louisiana Swamps.
Chris Taylor, on guitar, accordion and harmonica, is a deeply skilled
multi-talented player, who appears regularly at Leeds Castle.
Expect some very enjoyable and highly danceable music from them.
Don't know Cajun Dancing ? - don't worry - it is the greatest dance-form
I know, and there is a dance workshop at 2.00pm with Kay Anderson and Satu Philips,
teachers - come along and give it a try, it is included in the ticket price.
Do not worry if you do not have a partner, dancing with others is the way one
The venue is the most marvelous 1350s Thatched Barn in Littlebourne -
longest in the country, and an experience on its own - a wonderful place for
Doors open 1pm, if you want to come early to eat, bring your own food, drink, utensils ...
This is a thatched barn, so
any smoking only outside barn yard gate.
Oh and just down the road in Sandwich will be a most excellent gig the same evening, with
Truckstop Honeymoon (New Orleans, pre-Hurricane Katrina) and the remarkable local group
The Dealers, and also Delta Tom and Nigel Feist - for their tickets see www.UrbanFolkOrganization.com - their doors open 6:30, so why not eat locally
(two pubs in local vilages are having beer festivals - see www.kentfolk.com/tickets/accommodation_food_drink.html)
and make a Louisiana Day of it ...