There is a Barn Dance in Littlebourne's thatched barn (the longest aisled barn
in the country). This will be on Saturday 27th September,
Church Rd., Littlebourne (next to the church, at the end of Jubilee Rd.)
Caller: Ned Gaynor, Fiddle/vocals: Ramona Egle, Accordion/Guitar/Bouzouki/Harmonica: Chris Taylor, Guitar/vocals: Zinta Egle.
8pm to 11pm, Tickets £5, from beau_at_kentfolk_dot_com or the barn committee. Please bring your own food and drink. No smoking because of the thatch.
KentFolk made an impromtu recording of Shanty Crew, Bosun's Call and
the Deal Hoodeners singing in the Deal LifeBoat House, during the
Deal Festival - this is now on a CD - 55 minutes of shanties and
related chat -
it was only a single mike, so fairly strong echo, but still worth a listen.
If you are interested, how about a fiver (all for the RNLI).
There are two partial tracks on the MP3 music section, if you want to have a listen.
More festivals on the way, see the KentFolk Festivals page for more details.
Public Entertainment Licence
The new act changing the rules for public entertainment has now been passed, and will come into force over the next year or so - I have put a few personal view points from the web and myself on the KentFolk site:
The Licensing Bill
PEL now to be law
and a page with a set of truncated excerpts (14 pages from the vastly longer full official document, plus a bit from the official explanatory notes), that may be of use in finding your way around the new laws.
Wednesday Celtic Session
If you have been looking for the Wednesday Celtic session at the George Inn, Stone St. this is back in place with a swing, for September at least, but there are also now sessions in a number of pubs on different days of the week:
Kunlie at the
George Inn, Stone St., has just invited the Celtic
session back for a trial month in September - please do support this -
lets pack the pub so that we re-gain this as a regular venue !
on Thurday there is the Three Tuns, 16 Tannery St., Faversham;
on the 1st Sunday there is a Celtic session at the Shipwrights Arms, Faversham;
on the 2nd Sunday there is the White Horse, Chilham, which is a mixed Blues / Celtic / Country evening;
and on the last Sunday the Deal Celtic session is now in the Ship.
- please do support them and the pubs.
There is a Cajun dance workshop coming up with Wild Turkey (Yves and Chris from Cajunologie). The workshop is led by Kay Anderson, 2:30pm - 4pm on 21st September at Star Hill Function Rooms, Star Hill, Rochester. £3.50, ring Ann on 01634 405 840.
Cajun Dance Night with Cajunologie October 11th, Star Hill Function Rooms, Star Hill, Rochester. £6.50, ring Ann on 01634 405 840.
Check the calendar for Jazz - You will find Andy Maclean regularly in the Rose & Crown, Stelling Minnis, on a Wednesday, and the George Inn, Stone St. is now having Jazz on a Sunday, starting 2pm.
The Tiger at Stowting have just celebrated 20 years of Jazz on a Monday with Ian Shawcross, without a break.
From: Tim edey
Subject: Tim Edeys New email adress
Hi there, Hope you're well, Just to let you know I've now got a new email address;
Its the only one i'm using from now so if you could update your adresses.
best wishes, Tim Edey
From: andy renshaw
Subject: CAMINE SAY HI
Hi and hope all's well in your part of the world.
Here it's a bright September day.
Thing are going well here at Camine towers, we have
been working on a live album recorded at the
Steiner Theatre last Spring - hopefully out
later in Autumn. Nine tracks of mostly songs, but
with the odd set of tunes for good measure.
Andy is having an exhibition of his paintings inspired
by the landscape of Ireland and is having a preview
to which all are invited, so if your in Canterbury on
Saturday 27th (Sept) between 10 am and 5pm please do drop in. It will be at the Nevell Gallery on the High st.
Ramona will be playing some Harp music and they'll be
the odd drink or two. The show runs till Oct. 10th.
So, what's Camine up to? Here are a few dates for your diary.
Sept 26th The Neptune, Whitstable, Kent. Duo. (01227) 272262 (9-11pm) The pub on the beach and a great venue.
Oct 4th LOCAL HERO RECORDS, Canterbury.
Evening concert, again a special night of songs old and new.
Tickets £5.00 (01227) 760801
Oct 10th The Neptune, Whitstable, Kent. Duo. (01227) 272262 (9-11pm)
Oct 11th Harvey Hotel, Folkestone, Kent. Duo. 07870 396580 (9-11pm)
Oct 17th CANTERBURY FESTIVAL. The Cafe Venue,
Canterbury Wholefoods, Kent. A return to this great venue by
popular demand. If you were there last year - you'll want to be back. Tickets £6 (01227) 831211 & (01227)464623
Oct 24th The Ship, Folkestone, Kent. Duo. (01303) 251114 (9-11pm)
Oct 27th Oranges Wine Bar, Ashford, Kent. Duo.
Acoustic night £2.00 on door. (01233) 621004 (9-11pm)
Other bits and bobs around about.
Sept 28th Sorry teller and Harp player Nick Hennessey at the Cafe Venue, Canterbury wholefoods - Ramona will be playing a support (Harp).
Oct. 18th The superb Pat McKernan as part of the Canterbury festival Cafe Venue, Canterbury wholefoods. Tickets £6 (01227) 831211, (01227)464623
Nov. 8th The Ian Spink New Country experience.
Cafe Venue, Canterbury wholefoods. Tickets £5 (01227) 831211, (01227)464623
All the best and catch you soon.
Camine - Ramona, Zinta & Andy.
From: Wendy Harris
Subject: Hythe Festival 2004
Is there anywhere you could advertise this for us???
We are looking for FOLK performers to take part in a Folk Day - Saturday July 10th 2004 as part of the Hythe Festival. We are particularly looking for the interesting/ unusual!!! Please look at the website for more details www.hythe-festival.co.uk but email me direct if you would like to take part.
From: Steve Barrett
To: Alya Bedri islab_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk
Subject: Les Batons
We hope you had a good summer.
Following our summer break Les Batons starts again THIS COMING SUNDAY, 21st September, and we are looking forward to seeing you again - no doubt with stories to tell of your summer holidays, Festivals, new dances learned etc.
It is Les Batons second anniversary in October (Sunday 19th) and we intend to make a party of it - so watch this space for more details but make a note in your diary now.
We have a hitch on our Website at present so you probably wont be able to get on it - we hope to sort it out soon but the Web address will probably change.
See you on Sunday 21th Sept at 1.00 (Hollingbourne Village Hall)
Steve Barrett 01303 253717
Phil Martin 01843 821859
Subject: Folk South-East
(Apologies for the late newsletter - the Folk South-East IT Division has been on holiday with his missus...)
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR. . .
. . . when days start getting shorter, leaves on the trees turn brown and the autumn edition of Folk South-East's newsletter drops through the letter-box.
While you've been out there this summer enjoying the sun, our dedicated staff at Folk S-E Headquarters have been hard at work preparing a programme for your delight in the months to come. And what a varied, exciting programme it is! Just feast your eyes on the names below, and on the smart leaflet from the Dartford branch of our mighty organisation. Even if you don't know some of the names, be certain that, if Folk S-E puts 'em on, they're sure to be good!
Chequer Mead Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, Wednesday 10 September, 8pm
Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead, Wednesday 1 October, 8pm
LINDISFARNE - Two concerts:
Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead, Sunday 12 October, 7.30pm (please note earlier start time)
the at themickjaggercentre, Dartford, Saturday 18 October, 8pm
'AS I CYCLED OUT ON A MAY MORNING' (Ashley Hutchings and friends) EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, Friday 24 October, 8pm
Prices and details of these and other upcoming shows are, as usual, on our website at www.folksoutheast.org.uk
RECOMMENDED SHOWS AT TRINITY ARTS CENTRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS
A chance of policy at Trinity means that they are now concentrating on World Music, rather than the indigenous music of the British Isles that Folk South-East have presented there over the past twelve years. We recommend these attractions from their current programme:
LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR, Friday 19 September, 8pm
Tickets £18.50 (concs £16.50) 01892 678678
THE ANGEL BROTHERS and SATNAM SINGH, Friday 10 October, 8pm
Tickets £11.50 (concs £9.50) 01892 678678
TENTERDEN FOLK FESTIVAL
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October
Tenterden is one of the most attractive towns in Kent. Its unusually wide High Street is lined with historic and listed buildings, with numerous friendly pubs and restaurants. It's the ideal place for a family day out, particularly when it's
taken over, on the first weekend in October each year, by a myriad of Morris dancers, musicians, singers, street entertainers and a craft fair. A particular attraction on Sunday this year is the traditional Romanian brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia, described by the New York Times, no less, as 'a band of speed demons, laughing its way across the lumpiest musical terrain'. For more info, phone
01580 763572 or visit the Festival's website at
Hoping to see you at one of our events soon,
Folk S-E organiser - John Smedley 01732 460171
From: Vic & Tina Smith
To: "Folk (Virtual Brighton)" folk_at_brighton_dot_co_dot_uk
Subject: Six items of Folk News from Sussex
1] FOLK AT THE ROYAL OAK, LEWES, THURSDAYS AT 8pm.
Station Street, Lewes
Enquiries:- (01273) 478124 or 881416
Here is our programme for the rest of 2003:-
Sept 18th * £3.00 * THE OTHER BAND
Three fine talents in Marilyn Bennett, Iris Bishop & Garry Holder make a welcome return and will launch their CD tonight
Sept 25th * £4.00 * JEFF DAVIS
The hugely talented American is on tour again and his fine old time music on guitar, banjo and fiddle is a delight
Oct 2nd * £3.00 * JOY LEWIS & DERRICK HUGHES
A very warm entertaining evening with songs and tunes played on Northumbrian pipes, whistles, hammer dulcimer and guitar
Oct 9th * £4.00 * A BAND LIKE ALICE
Bob Winquist, Richard Collins, Serryl Payne, Gary Payne, Alan Ward combine their considerable talents in the best of bluegrass.
Oct 16th * £5.00 * LEON ROSSELSON
The leading songwriter makes a very welcome return visit. Spirited singing of remarkable songs to polished guitar
Oct 23rd * £4.00 * TIM LAYCOCK
This will be the first solo appearance by this talented, long established performer who delighted us with his New Scorpion Band
Oct 30th * £4.00 * GINA LE FAUX
A great all-round performer- fine singer and sensitive guitar player and the best English fiddler around.
Nov 6th * collection * POST BONFIRE OPEN NIGHT
Nov 13th * £4.00 * BRYAN PETERS
Traditional songs unaccompanied and to guitar and tunes played on melodeon and anglo-concertina. A fine entertainer.
Nov 20th * £4.00 * DAVE ARTHUR, PETE COOPER & CHRIS MORETON Dave brings along the musicians who played on his excellent recent album "Return Journey" Songs and tunes from Britain and The States
Nov 27th * £4.00 * JANE & AMANDA THRELFALL, ROGER EDWARDS & MARTIN ELLISON The sisters sing beautifully together and receive wonderful accompaniments on guitar, melodeon and concertina.
Dec 4th * collection * LATE NIGHT SHOPPING OPEN NIGHT
Dec 11th * £5.00 * THE JOHN KIRKPATRICK CHRISTMAS SHOW
A sort of one-man version on the famed "Wassail" tour.
Dec 18th * CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT
Dec 25th * CLOSED
Jan 1st * CLOSED
We start 2004 with Bob Copper's Birthday Celebrations (Jan 8th). Other guests in the new year will include Martin Carthy & Norma Waterson, Martyn Wyndham-Read and No Man's Band, Dick Gaughan, Judy Cook.
Our website is at www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic
Those of you with listings/ gig guides etc. are asked kindly to include these dates amongst them.
2] SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE UPDATED
The Sussex Folk Guide Website has just been updated with listings of many folk song and dance events in and around Sussex between now and the end of October . There are over 110 folk song and dance events listed on the site. You can find it at whatson.brighton.co.uk/folk
3] THE FOLK DIARY
Most of the listings on the Sussex Folk Guide website are taken from the paper magazine, THE FOLK DIARY Issue no 203 covers the months of October & November. It also has adverts for various folk festivals, folk music record companies, specialist shops, instrument makers and other services. There are four pages of reviews of new folk music CDs and books. To obtain copies of this free magazine as it is published, please send SAE's to Vic Smith at the address below. It is also the address to send review copies to. The copy date for the December / January issue will be October 31st. Potential advertisers are also asked to contact Vic for a statement of our advertising rates.
4] INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL WORKSHOPS IN LEWES
Valmai Goodyear - valmaigoodyear_at_aol_dot_com - continues to organise some really useful Saturday daytime instrumental work shops in Lewes. The next ones are:-
Oct 11th MOIRA CRAIG & SARAH MORGAN: VOCAL HARMONY WORKSHOP
Nov 22nd BÁRA GRÍMSDÓTTIR - ICELANDIC HARMONY SINGING WORKSHOP Nov 22nd CHRIS FOSTER - GUITAR WORKSHOP
Dec 6th KEITH KENDRICK
Dec 13th NANCY KERR - FIDDLE WORKSHOP
Dec 13th JAMES FAGAN - BOUZOUKI WORKSHOP
5] ROCKET RADIO - FOLK MUSIC AND WORLD MUSIC PROGRAMMES.
Rocket Radio will be back in the Lewes area for a three-week period in late October / November. The frequency on FM is yet to be allocated but there is Vic Smith will presenting two weekly programmes. For potential listeners outside the broadcast are there will be streaming audio from the station's website at www.rocketradio.org.uk
Here is his schedule:-
Wed. 29th October 6-7pm Folk Music
Sun. 2nd November 8-10pm World Music
Wed 5th November 3-4pm Folk Music
Sun 9th November 8-10pm World Music
Wed 12th November 6-7pm Folk Music
Sun 16th November 8-10pm World Music
Any information/gig details/suggested interviews/CDs for inclusion in the programme to Vic at the address below.
6] HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - SHIRLEY COLLINS
The Tenterden Folk Festival is always an enjoyable occasion. This year it is on the weekend of 3-5 October. Highly recommended is the talk "A Most Sunshiny Day" at 1pm. on the Saturday. Find more details on the festival's website at www.folkspots.btinternet.com
...And if you are ever looking for a good barn dance band, look no further than THE SUSSEX PISTOLS - though you should get in quickly - available dates for 2003/4 are being snapped up quickly.
Vic & Tina Smith
26 Ferrers Road
Tel & Fax:- 01273 478124
ROYAL OAK WEBSITE:-
SUSSEX FOLK GUIDE WEBSITE:-
SUSSEX PISTOLS BARN DANCE BAND WEBSITE:-