From: pigsear_at_mac_dot_com

Sent: 31 March 2011 18:50

Subject: April PigNews


Hi folks,

Some quality PigNews for your delight and delectation:

Saturday 16th April, show starts at 8:00pm.
Crayside Live, The Seven Stars, Foots Cray High Street, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5HJ

Pigs Ear are headlining a session at this fairly new and very promising venue, and it would be great to see a few faces we know in the crowd. Check out their website

Saturday 30th April - Monday 2nd May
Rochester Sweeps Festival


Saturday 30th April is also Publication Date for
Shaihen Heritage Book 3: Spirit of Shehaios
by S.A. ('Pigstrings') Rule

We'll be at our usual spot outside the City Wall Wine Bar in Rochester High Street throughout the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend. Music starts around 11.00 am and runs through till somewhere between 4.00 and 5.00 pm Sat & Sun, 2.30 pm Monday.

Pigs Ear will be on Saturday afternoon from 1.30 - 3.00; Sunday morning 11.00 - 12.00 and Sunday afternoon 2.25 - 3.15; and Monday 11.00 - 11.45.

In between, we have some great guest spots from No Worries, Dan and The Two Tone Funke, Foolproof, Loose Change Theory, Contentibus, Border Crossing, Louise Jordan, Hog Eye Man, Rustic Ramblers, Rosie Eade and Stern John.

PLUS - signed copies of Sue's latest epic, Spirit of Shehaios will be on sale hot off the press!!

Friday 3rd June - Sunday 5th June
(pre-festival evenings at the Kentish Horse Weds & Thurs)
The Annual Pig's Ear Kentish Horse Folk Ale


Tickets now on sale from If you don't like buying on-line send cheques payable to S. Rule to Folk Ale, St. Clares, Mill Hill, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5DQ. Write to us or check the website for ticket prices and camping charges.

Guests include Dave Cousins and Ian Cutler, Les Barker, RTB & The Strangers, Moveable Feast, Potiphar's Apprentice...and too many wonderful, wonderful Friends of the Folk Ale to mention. Take a look at if you don't believe me. Better still, be there. But buy a ticket!!! (even if you mostly go to the sessions - it costs money to put on the folk ale and we need your support.)

MAYPOLE - Saturday 28th May & at the Folk Ale
"The singers in the chorus are ready to join in..."

If you'd like to join Lyndsey's team of merrie pole dancers, sorry, maypole dancers, please get in touch. We'll be out with Roundhouse Folk and the Maypole on Saturday 28th May to launch the Eden Valley Festival - come along to Edenbridge High Street to have a go and maybe sign up for the team.

Coming up later in the year -
Kent Festival of Wildlife
Tenterden Festival
Eastbourne Folk Club
Hartfield Fete
Spirit of Shehaios Book Launch - The Story and the Song

All for now - see you soon.


Pig's Ear
Cracklin' Good Folk
Sue, Grant, Keith and Lyndsey