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Subject: SEFAN 2010-12-02_01 EVENTS (3 posts) various


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1. Haddenham Ceilidh and Festival this Saturday 

 Dec.4th. BUCKS

2. Kate's Kitchen Band Ceilidh this Saturday Dec.4th. SUSSEX

3. Upcoming from Frittenden events 2010 + 2011. KENT




From: Tim Rooke <tim.rooke_at_virgin_dot_net>

Date: 1 December 2010 14:31:20 GMT

Subject: [eceilidh] Haddenham Ceilidhs



Saturday 4th December  




A very rare occasion (last seen at Haddenham Ceilidhs in 1988).




8.00pm (also in concert in the afternoon).


Real ale bar and hot/cold food available all day.


To book tickets and for more information 





From: Kates Kitchen Band <markwatkinprice_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk>

Date: 1 December 2010 21:00:07 GMT

Subject: Re: Kate's Kitchen Band Forthcoming Ceilhids



Kate’s Kitchen Band

English Traditional Dancing Music


Great Christmas Barn Dance/Ceilidh 

Saturday 4 December 2010 £8.00

Christmas Ceilidh 6 - 9 pm

Mile Oak Community Centre

Chalky Road, Mile Oak, Portslade BN41 2WF

 (licensed bar)

Tickets at _at_: 

or telephone 01273 834498

Available for private functions and celebrations 




Best wishes 
01273 834498
0780 192 1214




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From: Gavin Atkin <gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com>

Date: 30 November 2010 18:16:40 GMT

Subject: Some events for your calendar

26th and 27th March 2011 - Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out

More info:

Tunes, songs and stepdancing from old friends and special guests from lunchtime on Saturday 26th March. The focus will be on traditional and old-fashioned entertainment, and events will include a tunes session (with a few songs) at 12 noon at the village’s Bell & Jorrocks pub, followed by workshops on stepdancing and social dancing, an atmospheric and varied old fashioned evening of entertainment and dancing, and finally a regular Frittenden Session on the Sunday evening.

Led by Rosie Davis, the dances at the hall on Saturday night will include some real old favourites, including the St Bernard’s Waltz and the Palais Glide, which will no doubt provide nostalgia for older people and hopefully spark serious curiosity among younger folks.

Guests invited so far include Will Duke, and Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison – and there will be more to come, including some established Frittenden favourites. And of course there’s the committee, Kerry Fletcher, Rosie Davis, and Julie and Gavin Atkin.


Last Sunday of the month September - April - Bell & Jorrocks sessions

More info:

Informal music and song sessions at the Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, on the last Sunday of the month. We enjoy old-fashioned songs, traditional songs, tunes, step dancing and stories, just as people used to before television and computers took over. Naturally, the emphasis is on a varied and entertaining evening. All are welcome and entrance is free.

We start at 8pm and continue until it’s time for Nellie Dean.

Guest performers over the next few months are:

Here’s the Frittenden sessions schedule of guests for the next few months:

WEDNESDAY 29 December. Liz Giddings and Roger Digby (session moved because of Christmas dates).
30 January. Pip Ives
27 February. John Morgan
27 March. Peta Webb and Ken Hall

Second and Fourth Wednesdays - Free traditional music classes

More info:

Traditional music classes at the Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent. Learn to play traditional tunes for music sessions and dancing in the company of other beginners. Play slowly and practice whatever’s causing difficulty for you.

Join multi-instrumentalist Gavin Atkin at the Gun & Spitroast pub at Horsmonden, Kent (TN12 8HT) on the SECOND and FOURTH Wednesdays of each month from now until the summer, starting at 8pm. We’ll have a class for an hour and a half, followed by whatever playing people feel like, or even just chatting. Admission is free. Typical instruments might be melodeon, fiddle, concertina, mandolin, whistle or banjo, but we’ll be just as happy if you pitch up with a triangle, a saxophone or a piano. Reading music isn’t necessary, though it definitely helps!


December classes are on the 8th and the 22nd December. 

Gavin Atkin
Freelance editor and writer specialising in health and medicine.
Telephone: (m) 07985 522734, (h) 01622 832871. Email: gmatkin_at_gmail_dot_com




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