KentFolk News

December 2003


I have begun to experiment with video clips - probably of most use to those with broadband, but I have put a short one taken at the Cajun Barn onto this news section, see below in the Cajun section.


Celtic Sessions
If you have been looking for the Wednesday Celtic session at the George Inn, Stone St. this is back in place with a swing, until further notice, but there are also now sessions in a number of pubs on different days of the week:

at the George Inn, Stone St.

This has now moved to the Three Tuns, 16 Tannery St., Faversham;
There is also a mixed session/folk evening in the Kings Head, Hythe.

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;
The last Sunday Celtic session at Deal has no home at the moment.


Cajun Dances

KentFolk paid a visit to the Cajun Barn for Trans-Bayou Cajun Band from France/Louisiana, on the 30th November,
Cajun Barn, Eltham - go to their website and join at least 48h prior.

Cajun Dance

This is a short video clip - click on it and it should down-load and play. It is 3.6 MBytes, so unless you have broadband there will be a very noticable delay.

Cajun Dance

This is a very short video clip - click on it and it should down-load and play. It is 1 MBytes, so there will still be a noticable delay.

Cajun Dance

This is an even shorter video test clip - click on it and it should down-load and play. It is just under 200 kBytes, so there will still be a delay.

The sound from the speakers totally overloaded the microphone - I have done my best to restore it, but the sound is still very rough. In future I will probably dub sound in from a better recording - I normally take it straight from the mixing desk.
I have a bigger and longer clip, but it is unreasonably large (17MByte).

Please tell me if these work for you - they work fine via an optical fibre at work, so should be OK with broadband, but only the shortest one works for me from home via a modem.

There is a New Years Eve Cajun Dance with Cajunologie :

new years eve party

31st December 2003


'laissez les bon temps rouler'
Cajunologie in the hay!

The Canterbury Centre

St. Alphege Lane (off Palace St.), Canterbury (where the Festival Club is).
from 8pm 'till late
American Supper (bring your own food, drink & utensils).

Tickets £8 (£10 on the door) available from :
Siesta, Palace St, Canterbury.
The Canterbury Centre, St. Alphege Lane (off Palace St.), Canterbury.
Gatefield Sounds, 70 High St. Whitstable.
Gatefield Sounds, 1 Gatefield Lane, Faversham.
or phone 01227 731 549
Organised by The Canterbury Centre.

There will also be a Cajun dance, with Cajunologie, on the 8th May (note correction) 2004, in the Littlebourne Barn.
and a further one at St. Peters Church House, Cromwell Road, Whitstable, on the 5th June 2004.
Kay Anderson will be at the Littlebourne one to lead a short dance workshop, but do go to some of the workshops below if you wish to learn more about Cajun dance :

Cajun Dance Workshops

These workshops are led by Kay Anderson, with Wild Turkey (Yves and Chris from Cajunologie) providing the live music.

2:30pm - 4:30pm at St. Peters Church House, Cromwell Road, Whitstable; £3.50, ring 01227 779 178 :
14th December 2003,
22nd February 2004,
25th April, 2004,
23rd May, 2004.

Also 2:30pm - 4:30pm at Star Hill Function Rooms, Star Hill, Rochester. £3.50, ring Ann on 01634 405 840.
18th January 2004,
21st March 2004.


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: Katie Katie_at_micronet_dot_co_dot_uk
Subject: Have you got the Winter Blues?

Dear friend, here's a gig list for the coming months. I hope you are well, see you soon!

Gigs forDecember:

14th December - The Smack , Whitstable- with David Purdy
KING DAVID makes a rare local appearance. he sings like a dream, and plays guitar, like the best of blues royalty.
David and Katie B blend everything they have in common - edgy, stylish blues.

27th December - The Anchor, Faversham - Stormy Monday Featuring Stormy Sister Caroline on guitar and vocals, all the way from Galway, Eire. Fine R & B, no holds barred performance from the fantastic Mr James Bradley

Check for all other local gig's

Give me a ring if you need directions to any of the gig's. Katie Bradley. 01303 271 626