KentFolk News

March 2003


Things looking up - very successful January and February, just so very hectic. Things working again - well almost, have had a delay of a week in uploading this due to web-site access problems again - but a real backlog of items that need my attention but have had to wait.

Brilliant Monkey-Puzzle - Camine Gig on Feb. 9th, I have been sent photos which I will upload.
See the report from Andy below.

Do send me gigs, I hope to now have a better chance of getting them up.

The associated web-page - will probably fold soon - no one has been bothering to use it, Greg and I are the main ones uploading gig information - that was not the point of creating it - it was meant as a service for musicians to enter their gigs on the interactive calendar, without waiting for me to have the time.

Tim Edey is presenting Bright Fire: The Celtic Dance Show at Broadstairs Pavillion on March 17th, and again at Chatham Brook Theatre on March 20th (for St. Patrick's week).
Superb Celtic music, and Irish dancers in a feast of lively music and dance - please do support Tim in this venture, musicians of this calibre are rare.

From: CHRIS TAYLOR christy8485_at_yahoo_dot_com

Hi Beau,
6.3.03 Kings Head Roch. WildTurkey 9pm
9.3.03 Whits. cajun dance WildTurkey 2.30 pm
Mardi Gras with Cajunologie 15/3/03 at Vernon Holme Harbledown - details Trevor and Nina 731549-
Longstone at the Black Horse, Thurnham [Pilgrims Way off A20 near Bearsted, Maidstone] on Mon. March 17th- Paddy's Night.
thanks Chris T.

Wednesday Celtic Session
If you have been looking for the Wednesday Celtic session at the George Inn, Stone St. it is supposed to now be regularly at the Compasses, Crundale, but we still have to see if that happens, on the 5th it ended up at the Anchor in Wingham.
STOP PRESS: the Compasses is closed until further notice, the session is now in permanent residence at the Anchor in Wingham.

The next Cajun event is a Cajun dance workshop with Wild Turkey (Yves and Chris from Cajunologie). The workshop is led by Kay Anderson, 2:30pm on March 9th at Star Hill Function Rooms, Star Hill, Rochester. £3.00, ring Ann on 01634 405 840.

then :
Mardi Gras with Cajunologie 15/3/03 at Vernon Holme, Harbledown - details Trevor and Nina 731549-

From: andy renshaw andy_at_camine_dot_co_dot_uk
Subject: Camine Celtic music
March has come around with mighty speed, oil yer knees, St. Patricks in the air. But firstly, a great night was had by all at the Steiner Theatre on the 9th of Feb. (Camine & Monkey Puzzle). The gig was a great success, Monkey Puzzle were on fine form.
What made the night for R&Z was the great audience - cheers. Check out the web site for some photos of Ramona and Zinta doing their stuff. The evening was recorded, including the grand final - the two band playing together.
Over St. Pat^s weekend the twins will be doing a couple of dates, a grand bash at the Victoria Cross in Lords Wood and a concert at the Whitstable Labour club.
Katie Bradley has an album coming out later this year, of mostly her own cracking material, Ramona and Zinta will be guesting on said album doing a host of things, one to look out for.

You can catch Camine this month at the following:
March 7th Rodney Inn, Garlinge, Kent. Duo. 0870 0119076 (9-11pm)
March 8th Harvey Hotel, Folkestone, Kent. Duo. 07870 396580 (9-11pm)
March 15th Whitstable Labour Club, Whitstable, Kent. Duo. (01227) 276885 Members, free entry. Non-members 1.00 nominal fee. St. Pat^s Special. (Times TBC probable 7-10pm).
March 16th The Victoria Cross, Lords Wood, Kent. Duo. 01634 863417 St. Pat's Special. (3 - 6pm).
March 21st The White Horse, Bridge, Nr. Canterbury, Kent. Duo. (01227) 830249 (9-11pm)

Ramona & Chris will be playing on St. Patrick^s night (March 17th) at the Black Horse, Thurnham Nr. Bearsted.
Andy's tune new tune book is available at gigs, through the web site or by phoning (01227) 786126. If travelling long distances, it's worth checking with venues.
Look forward to seeing yer soon.

From: Katie Katie_at_micronet_dot_co_dot_uk Subject: Gig list

For those who like to see a good girl, sing the big & bad's Katie B's Gig list:
Friday 7th Pissaro^s, Hastings with David Purdy, as The King David Trio
Thursday 13th Simple Simons with pianist, Luke Smith
Saturday 29th Three Horseshoes, Staple street, nr Faversham. With local blues favourite Stormy Monday
Wednesday 16th Beer cart Arms - Stormy Monday. Turn up and be heard, we will be recording our new live album.
Friday 25th Gulbenkian Theatre. Katie will be playing with the finest musicians as part of 'Trilogy Unplugged' (see new theatre programme for details) Jo Hook will be performing with her band, and Jim Laslett will groove you away. Book early to avoid tears!. Tickets available from theatre box office 8, 5 concessions.

From: Liam Patrick Humberstone lphumberstone_at_uclan_dot_ac_dot_uk
Subject: Beat the Jeep return

In a rare break with tradition Beat the Jeep will be strutting their dated (probably retro classic by now!) stuff at:
The Happy Frenchman in Folkestone on Saturday, March 22nd.
I will be making the trip down from the frozen north especially for the occasion, and have even practised some of the songs.
Hope you can make it down for a look and listen.