Please note that Tenterden Folk Club will in future be held at the Vine Inn on the corner of the High Street and Station Road on the second Tuesday of every month starting on Tuesday 13th March.
We are very sad to be leaving the Eight Bells were the club started nearly 15 years ago and are very grateful to the three landlords who have helped and supported us throughout that time, particularly Jerry Smith who encouraged us to start the club and was a great supporter of Tenterden Folk Festival and currently John and Jayne Levis who have been a great help in enabling us to expand the Festival by sponsoring and hosting various events in the Bells. We will miss holding the club in the historic 14th century surrounds and will miss the words of Dickens inscribed on the beam in bar which contributed the title of our second CD of Kentish folk songs, “Apples Cherries, Hops and Women”. We will take with us many happy memories.
However we are pleased to have found a new home for the folk club and the Tenterden Folk Festival sing-a-rounds in the Vine. Traditional Kentish beer from Shepherd Neame, the recently refurbished premises and a large car park and coach park just around the corner in Station Road should make it an ideal venue for these friendly sing-a-round and music sessions.
We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making new ones during “Folk at the Vine”
Trustee and festival director
Tenterden Folk Festival
Tenterden Folk Day Trust (Registered charity No. 1038663)
Promoting folk song, music and dance