Celtic and other Sessions in Kent
If you have been looking for the Wednesday
Celtic session that was at the George Inn, Stone St.
for a long time : the session is now back in the Anchor Inn
in Wingham, after a short while at the Olde Beverlie in Canterbury.
However there are also now sessions in
a number of pubs on different days of the week.
New musicians are very welcome.
If you would like to know what tunes are played at the different sessions,
so you can practice, there is a growing amount of information at :
There are also some gig-reports from sessions, with photos and down-loadable .mp3 music :
Celtic Session :
French-Breton-European Session :
A most important session is an excellent French/European/Breton Session,
that has some very traditional instruments, including pipes,
"reed-capped shawm", and hurdy-gurdy, all in an excellent pub
with good beer.
See the photo-report on the new section:
[Current Gig Photos],
where there are also some sound-clips.
This session was at the Rose, Wickhambreax, but has now moved to the
Half Moon and Seven Stars at Preston, nr. Canterbury. It is on :
2nd Monday of the month:
Half Moon and Seven Stars at Preston, n.r Canterbury
a French/European/Breton Session at 8.30pm.
3rd Mondays of the month:
Plough and Harrow, Tilmanstone, nr. Deal.
01304 617 582. A Traditional music session, start time 8.30pm.
1st Tuesday of the month:
A new Swing Jazz session in the Blind Dog, 13 Rosemary Lane, Canterbury.
2nd Tuesday of the month:
The Tenterden Folk Club now meets at The Woolpack, 26 High St, Tenterden, TN30 6AP - 01580 762934
Last Tuesday of the month:
"Mick & Nicks" traditional music evening :
This mixed session/folk evening in the Kings Head, 117 High Street, Hythe,
is now back up and running, with a warm welcome,
after a while at the Botolphs Bridge Inn.
A high quality Celtic session that was on Stone St. is now back at the Anchor Inn, Wingham,
New musicians very welcome.
Andy Maclean Band - Jazz,
Rose and Crown, Stelling Minis,
Lat/Longitude:51.181999N 1.065000; Tel:01227 709265
Watershed (English), Simple Simons,
Last Wednesday of the month:
Larry and friends, Simple Simons,
This mixed session has now moved back to the Bear, in Faversham,
and an excellent evening it is, well attended by a range of
musicians (including some young ones), and a packed pub.
White Hart Folk Club, Hythe -
This has now been subsumed into "Folk at The Drum" :
Folk At The Drum, North Stanford,
just off Stone Street which is just North of the Hythe exit from the M20.
First Thursday of the month:
New: The Two Brewers Acoustic Music night runs on the first Thursday of every
month at the Two Brewers, 113 High Street, Rochester,
8.30pm onwards, hosted by Sally Ironmonger Trio. (www.sallyironmonger.co.uk).
Open Mic Night, PA provided.
Jack Pound's Open Stage, Butt of Sherry,
132 High St, Hythe,
CT21 5LD. 8.30 pm, ring Jack : 01303 266 112.
Woodshed Session with Bob Kenward & friends - Open Acoustic / Singalong Session
Wrotham Arms, 9 Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs. CT10 1QQ - 01843 86178. 8.30 pm
Folk Night at the Honourable Pilot, Will Adams Way, (Off the A2 roundabout) Gillingham, Kent,
Drowsie Maggie -
Contact James Armstrong on 07769 723760.
Hot Club style Jazz session at
St Julians, Sevenoaks,
lead by Bob Winquist (violin), Rick Townend & Gill Sands (guitars) and Nick Sands (bass).
Folk night :
Kings St., Fordwich, Near Canterbury.
English dance music session, but receptive to any sort of music.
Chequers Inn, Doddington, ME9 0BG. 8.30pm to 11.00pm.
Contact David Shaw, Doddingtonmusic_at_aol_dot_com
2nd Sunday and 4th Sunday:
Country and Blues Club, 8.30pm to 11.00pm
Kings St., Fordwich, Near Canterbury.
01227 710444, Contact Ray 07729627467
The last Sunday Celtic session has had many homes, but currently is in
Old Beverlie, St. Stephens Green, Canterbury, CT2 7JU.
A Kent Folk Google Calendar just for Kentish Sessions :
If you already are signed up for Google Calendar, clicking on the button below will allow you
to add a continually updated copy of this KentFolk
Sessions Calendar to your private (secure) list of viewable and copyable calendars;
else it will take you to a Google page so that you can subscribe :
Note: for a calendar for Kentish Folk Clubs, now look on the News => Fok Clubs page.
If you wish, Google allows you to merge these two, and also keep your own private calendar.