From: Folk Spots [folkspots_at_btinternet_dot_com]
Sent: 08 June 2006 19:52
Subject: Tim van Eyken added to guest list for Tenterden Folk Festival 2006

Tenterden Folk Festival 2006

6th to 8th October


Tim van Eyken added to guest list


Tim van Eyken is one of a new generation of exciting young folk musicians.  He won the 1998 BBC Radio Two Young Folk Award and has already cut out a glittering career based on his  passion for traditional English music so is an ideal guest for Tenterden Folk Festival where our emphasis is always on the best of English music.


Tim works with various groups and bands including the top English traditional group Waterson:Carthy, whose members include Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson and their daughter Eliza Carthy.  Tim is also a member of Dr Faustus and works as a duo with Robert Harbron, so there are not a great number of opportunities to see him performing solo so do not miss him at Tenterden.


Five years of touring and recording with Waterson:Carthy has not only honed his instrumental skills but also seen him develop in to one of the most assured and captivating young singers around and according to The Daily Telegraph is “one of Britain’s great young hopes”.  He will have a new solo album due out in the very near future and fRoots Magazine’s Colin Irwin says it is “Strikingly natural, beautifully recorded and sparingly presented".


(More information and photos of Tim can be found at



This year extra events and guests have been added to expand the Festival on Sunday.  Groups recently added to the guest list include;


The Simon Hopper Band:

The Simon hopper Band is a four piece electric folk band based in Kent who play a variety of contemporary folk music.  They will be at the Festival on Sunday.  More details of the band can be found at


Spare Parts:

Spare Parts are Bryan Creer (English tenor/treble concertina) Suzanne Higgins (McCann Duet concertina) and Valmai Goodyear (English treble & baritone concertina).  They will be running a concertina part-playing workshop on Sunday afternoon.  If you would like to take part and would like to have a copy of the sheet music in advance contact ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com.


Travelling Folk:

Travelling Folk was founded in October 1983 and is a collection of singers and musicians based mainly in West Kent.  They will be running a song and music session on Sunday lunchtime. 

More details of Travelling Folk can be found at


The latest details of Tenterden Folk Festival 2006, the full guest list, details of the town centre camp site and a ticket booking form can be found on our web site at


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Press release – 8th June 2006


Alan Castle

Trustee and Festival Director


Tenterden Folk Day Trust and Tenterden Folk Festival (Registered charity No 1038663)

Promoting folk song, music and dance


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