From: Folk Spots [folkspots_at_btinternet_dot_com]
Sent: 24 April 2008 20:09
Subject: Arrangements for Tenterden Folk Festival 2008 are coming on a pace.

Tenterden Folk Festival 2008

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October


Arrangements for Tenterden Folk Festival 2008 are coming on a pace.


After the success of last year’s souvenir programme we are already accepting bookings for advertising in this year’s even bigger programme.  5,000 copies of the A5 programme will be distributed free in early September.  Any business or organisation which would like to advertise in the programme should email Kathy Drage at kathybobdrage_at_btinternet_dot_com or telephone 01843 835694 as soon as possible.  The cost of adverts ranges from £50 to £140 and 10% discount is currently available to business and organisations based in Tenterden.  Details can be found on the Festival website at


Tenterden Folk Festival is a registered charity (number 1038663) formed in May 1994 to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music, song, dance and other related traditions, crafts and folk arts as a part of the living heritage.  Although it remains independent, the Trust is supported and partly funded by Tenterden Town Council, Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council and sponsored by Kent East Sussex Railway, Hobgoblin Music, Talking Elephant Records, Courtfield Audio, Tenterden Leisure Centre, Waitrose, Gail Juliet Accessories, Around Kent Folk and also supported by an increasing number of other businesses and organisations who benefit from the increasing economic activity generated by the Festival.  If any business or organisations are interested in joining the list of festival sponsors they should contact the Festival Director at info_at_tenterdenfolkfestival_dot_org_dot_uk.  All sponsorship will be recognised in the souvenir programme and on the website.


The popular craft fair, street stalls and music fayre will again be prominent features of the festival.  The Assembly Rooms of the Town Hall will again bustle with a variety of traditional and contemporary hand made crafts while specialist music stalls selling folk CD, musical instruments, books, etc. will be housed in the Woolpack barn.  To book a craft stall contact Gail Wright at gailjuliet_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk or call 01795 471827.  To book a place in the music fayre contact Kathy Drage at kathybobdrage_at_btinternet_dot_com or telephone 01843 835694. 


As the Festival grows and develops we also need to recruit more helpers for the weekend.  You do not need to be brilliant musicians, singers, actors or artist as there are a lot of other jobs that need doing behind the scenes.  You just need to be interested and willing to help in some way.  For example we are always looking for help with publicity and distributing programmes and posters, stewarding, moving and setting up equipment, and much more. You can also contact us at info_at_tenterdenfolkfestival_dot_org_dot_uk if you would like to volunteer to act as a Festival steward.


More details of Tenterden Folk Festival 2008 guests, accommodation and camping are now being posted on our website at


To receive our regular email updates send an email to info_at_tenterdenfolkfestival_dot_org_dot_uk with "add to festival news list" in the subject box.


Alan Castle – Festival Director

23rd April 2008



Alan Castle


Trustee and festival director

Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Day Trust (Registered charity No. 1038663)

Promoting folk song, music and dance

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