Folk song, music and dance at the Kent Show
The Produced in Kent Village at the Kent Show over the weekend of 14th to 16th July saw what seemed to be a mini folk festival with a variety of folk singers and musicians, bands and dance sides performing throughout the weekend. The Produced in Kent Village was formed by a square of stalls selling high class Kentish produce including pies, fudge, cherries, honey, wine and much more. There were also demonstrations and displays ranging from bee hives to milking machines.
In the centre of these stalls was a stage where Tenterden Folk Festival and South East Folk Arts Network (SEFAN) presented music from some of the South East’s best folk singers and musicians. The Guest list comprised Pete Castle, Bob Kenward and the Wealden Ramblers, Marian Button, The Petteridge Light Orchestra, Meridian, John Barden, Duck Soup and The Saffron Summerfield Trio as well as dance displays from Kettle Bridge Clog, Copperfield Clog, Taproots Appalachian and Wolfshead and Vixen.
The whole weekend was very successful with hot sunshine and excellent music. It was a display that any folk festival would have been proud to have included in its programme.
Pete Castle, Bob Kenward and Marian Button can be seen at Tenterden Folk Festival 2006 from 6th to 8th October. I am sure that several of the other bands will also be booked for subsequent festivals.
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Press release – 20th July 2006
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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